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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 December and February to take advantage of these potential funding opportunities.

Special Opportunity Career-Readiness Scholarships

A special scholarship opportunity is available for students who will graduate with a certificate or degree and join the workforce by May 2022. The application period is open July 8 - July 22.


  • Must be pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree or certificate or Associate of General Studies.
  • Must be committed to completing degree and certificate and joining workforce by May 2022.
  • Must have a current year FAFSA. If the FAFSA on file doesn’t reflect your current financial circumstances, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
  •  Must be enrolled at PPCC for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester.
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Must be a US citizen and resident of El Paso County, Colorado paying instate tuition.

The Application:

  • Online Application: Make sure you are registered as a student at PPCC, you will access the application through your student portal. 
  • Short Answer Questions: Use these to share your goals and commitment to completing your degree or certificate and join the workforce by May 2022
  • Reference Support: Request a reference from one person (not family or friend) who can support your application. This reference could be a teacher, supervisor, co-worker, coach, mentor etc...
  • Submit your Application and Sign the Consent Form: The link to sign your consent form will be in the confirmation pop up and confirmation email. We can not consider your application if you do not sign this consent. 

Special Opportunity Career Readiness Scholarship Application Instructions Special Opportunity Career Readiness Scholarship Flyer Information 

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


Scholarship Instruction Flyer

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.

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.

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. 


Download the Workbook

Scholarship application - Special Opportunity Open July 8 - July 22.

Scholarship Questions?

Call the Scholarship Office 719.502.2016 

M-F 9 am-5 pm or send us a message below.

Financial Aid Questions?

Call 719.502.2153  or 719.502.2044

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