Category Archives: Outreach, Scholarships, and Grants
The U.S. Army’s tuition assistance program, which was suspended in March, is up and running. Active-duty military personnel can once again take college classes with tuition dollars from the federal government. For more information about the reinstatement of tuition assistance, go to the Pierce College Military Program blog.
Pierce College officials are spreading the word to soldiers: Paying for college is possible despite federal budget cuts to a military tuition assistance program. Soldiers can cover tuition using the GI Bill, federal financial aid and other alternatives to the popular military program. The Army, Air Force and Marine Corps recently announced they were suspending
Four Pierce College students will be honored as members of the 2013 All-Washington Academic Team in a ceremony Thursday, March 21, featuring Gov. Jay Inslee. The award recognizes top scholars from community and technical colleges throughout the state with scholarships. The ceremony will be at noon March 21 in the Student Union Building at South
Do you know a Pierce College alumnus who deserves recognition for his or her extraordinary accomplishments? If you do, this is your chance to recognize that person. In 2013, the Pierce College Foundation will celebrate the success of our students by presenting the Seventeenth Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards.
Pierce College is now seeking applications from military students at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for the Jennifer Jamison Textbook Scholarship, which provides $200 for textbooks. Funds will be made available to winners for winter quarter 2013.
In a special ceremony at the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse on Aug. 1, Justin and Anthony Lundberg, 10 and 12, of Puyallup, presented the Pierce College Foundation with two checks for $100 each, a gesture of appreciation for their time in the clubhouse’s summer robotics program several years before. The program inspired the boys and led them to enter Warren Buffett’s Grow Your Own Business Challenge, a national competition that gave children the chance to win start-up money for their own businesses.
Cindy McKitrick, president of the Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce and a Pierce College alumnus, presented Pierce College Foundation Board Treasurer Linda Evanson with a $2,000 check to support student scholarships at the March 16 Breakfast with the President at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom.
The Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Foundation has awarded the Pierce College Foundation $55,000 in support of scholarships for Pierce College students. Of that, $45,000 will be used for the 2012-2013 school year; an additional one-time-only grant of $10,000 will be awarded now.
The Pierce College Foundation is constantly striving to improve services and facilities for Pierce College and its students. This month, the Foundation has been working to secure grant funding for a number of vital programs, including the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse and athletics scholarships.
If you’re a military student at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and you’re in need of extra cash for books, the Jennifer Jamison Textbook Scholarship may be your solution.
Pierce College is now seeking applications for the scholarship, which provides $200 for textbooks. Funds will be made available to winners for winter quarter 2012.