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Scholarships at PPCC

Generous donations to the PPCC Foundation fund more than 60 scholarship opportunities each year to help make college more affordable. This year the Foundation will award more than $1,200,000 in scholarships to PPCC students. Scholarships help pay for tuition and fees and some also cover books and other costs of attending. There are scholarships available that will help you all the way to graduation with your associate’s degree, and even possibly your bachelor’s degree. Apply online between November and February to take advantage of these potential funding opportunities.
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in November 2020 for additional scholarship Opportunities.

The PPCC Foundation is excited to announce that we have scholarships available for Spring 2021! 


Application will be available on the student portal from October 26, 2020 through November 6, 2020.


This award is available for new or continuing students who meet the following criteria:

  • pursuing a degree or certificate in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program or are in their last year of an AA or AS
  • have a 2.0 or higher GPA
  • are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours in the Spring 2021 semester
  • are residents of El Paso County
  • have completed a 20-21 FAFSA application and have financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  • are paying in State tuition
  • do not have a current scholarship from Pikes Peak Community College
  • Note: Current COSI and Dakota Promise Scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply

The PPCC Scholarship Application Process is all on-line.

How to apply

Step 1: Make sure you are registered as a student at PPCC.

If you are not yet registered as a student, go to and click the red “Apply” button on the right of the page to get started.

Step 2: Go to

  • Click “myPPCC Portal Login” to sign into your student portal
  • Click the “Student” tab

Step 2: Click the “Scholarship Management” link

The link is in the center of the page, in the Scholarships window.

Step 3: Complete the Application

From the home page select Start Application

  • Review pre-filled fields to make sure they are correct
  • Answer all blank questions
  • Upload your resume or most recent transcript
  • Answer the application questions
  • Add the names and email of your reference
  • Complete Acknowledgments


If there are errors in the pre-loaded fields, please contact the Registrar's office at 719-502-2052 to update your Banner record.

Step 4: Review Application and Submit

Click Submit Application

Step 5: Complete Consent Form

Click the Consent Form link to sign your release review your FAFSA in order to establish financial need. 

For Assistance: Contact PPCC Foundation Scholarships office at 719-502-2016 or


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Scholarship Contact Information:

Scholarships are managed by both the PPCC Foundation and the Financial Aid office. If you have questions regarding scholarships, the best way to contact us is by using the form on this page. Provide your Student ID (S#) if you have one. Thank you!

Questions about scholarships? Contact us.

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Explore External Scholarship Opportunities

You can find many more scholarship opportunities offered through private agencies and organizations.  Start your search by reviewing PPCC’s external scholarship list which has been compiled by the Financial Aid Office.

Other great places to look for scholarship opportunities include: scholarship search websites, professional associations, local service organizations, credit unions and banks, Colorado Foundations, The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, Veterans Service Organizations and Military Associations.

***Remember to carefully review an organization’s scholarship requirements and read their privacy policy before submitting any personal information to avoid possible scams.

Need help with your resume or essay?

The scholarship application resource booklet has tips, brainstorming ideas, and samples to help you with your resume and essay. 


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