Your contribution lessens the burden for students who are struggling financially and rewards students who excel academically.
Contributions from the Century College community are very important to student success. Tuition continues to rise to record high levels for two-year colleges.
As a result, the number of students applying for financial aid has soared and so has the number of students taking out loans. For some students, all it takes is one financial crisis to derail their goals.
Your donations help ease financial burdens and allow students to concentrate more on their studies.
The Century College Foundation will be awarding $150,000 in scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. These scholarships help students begin or continue in their studies. By offering scholarship opportunities, we hope to encourage more students to attend college and achieve their dreams.
During the 2013-14 academic year, the Century College Foundation's Random Acts of Kindness Program and newly launched Food Pantry helped support student emergency needs by providing assistance for rent, food, child care and books. Last year, more than $36,000 was distributed to students with extreme financial need. The Random Acts of Kindness Program and the Food Pantry are safety nets that help students who are experiencing financial hardships stay in school.
Please help the Foundation award more scholarships and grants to enable deserving students to achieve their dreams.
If you can, please donate now.
“When I opened the letter from the foundation telling me I had received the Otto Bock scholarship, something inside me changed. Somebody believed in me enough to give me this gift, and I was honored and proud to be chosen. It was the difference between me staying and finishing what I started and quitting halfway through.”
“This scholarship has enabled me to be less stressed about finances and I am able to work less at both of my jobs. This in turn allows me to focus on my school work more. In the future, I hope to be able to give back to the community and help those in need, as this scholarship committee has done for me. I would like to thank the donors. Your generosity is very much appreciated.”
"Thank you for awarding me this great opportunity not only to have a good and valuable education but also an opportunity to someday make a contribution to this community as well as in my home country, Uganda."