The Pueblo Community College Foundation is committed to providing the funding necessary to support Pueblo Community College and its students through Foundation-approved fundraising activities benefiting the Foundation's student scholarship program and to assist in financing the College's programs of academic excellence.
The Pueblo Community College Foundation has supported learning for thousands of students sincet it was founded in 1981. The Foundation awards scholarships based on academic ability, special educational interests, talent and in some cases ne ed. Each scholarship has its oown guidelines for application and selection.
- In 1988, the PCC Foundation made its first allocation of scholarships totaling $12,000.
- Since 1988, approximately $5 million has been given to PCC students in scholarship awards.
- An additional $16 million has been granted to Pueblo Community College from the PCC Foundation to support college programs.
The Pueblo Community College Foundation is committed to working with our donors to enhance their involvement with the College and the Foundation allocates its energies to aligning our donors with college programs that are best suited to fit their philanthropic needs.
The Pueblo Community College Foundation welcomes community support and will welcome all levels of participation with us!
My name is Juanita Munoz. I am a 26 year-old single parent of two beautiful girls. I would like to thank PCC Foundation for the opportunity to further my education. Because of the support of the Foundation and its student scholar program, my girls and I now have the opportunity for a bright future! In 2011, I decided to go back to school and pursue a career. This was a tough decision for me and my family. Financially, we would have to tighten our belts. Emotionally, I would be missing out on time with my young daughters. My decision took much soul searching. I had to determine what would be best for me and my family and ultimately I felt that I needed to demonstrate the importance of higher education to my daughters showing them that working toward a goal would provide positive outcomes for our family.
Last year I was accepted into the Psychiatric Technician program at Pueblo Community College. At that time, I was also chosen as a recipient of a PCC Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship helped in defraying the costs of purchasing text books and classroom supplies. I am pleased to announce that I am now a graduate of the Psych Tech program at PCC and - thanks to the amazing support that I received from the PCC faculty and staff - I have recently been hired by the Colorado Mental Health Institute.
PCC and the Foundation played a major role in my success and I thank them for their support. I am hopeful that my story will prove to demonstrate the need for continued support of this amazing organization. Your financial investment truly makes a difference in the lives of so many within our community.
Juanita Munoz, 2013/14 Pueblo Community College Foundation Scholar