The Pasadena City College (PCC) Foundation, the fifth-largest community college foundation in California, awarded more than $227,000 in scholarships to 230 PCC students during its annual scholarship awards ceremony.
More than 600 attendees, including scholarship winners and family members, PCC administration/staff, Pasadena Area Community College District trustees, PCC Foundation board members, scholarship application reviewers, and community representatives were present.
* Dr. Robert Bell, PCC senior vice president and assistant superintendent, Academic & Student Affairs
* John Gregory, PCC Foundation president
* Bobbi Abram, PCC Foundation executive director
230 winners were chosen from among more than 940 applicants on the basis of grade point averages, community service and involvement, and personal statements. The applications were reviewed by a 75-member scholarship committee: PCC faculty, staff and management; Foundation board members; and Pasadena community representatives.
The PCC Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1979 to develop the funding and community support to enhance teaching and learning at Pasadena City College. It supports major capital projects, investments in classroom technology and equipment, student scholarships, faculty grants, and special student and community services.
Since 2008, the Foundation has awarded more than 4,200 scholarships totaling nearly $1.9 million to PCC students. In the 2013-2014 academic year, financial aid from all Foundation-administered programs – including the annual scholarship fund – totaled more than $628,000 and was awarded to nearly 1,000 students.