FUND A SCHOLARSHIP TO
SUPPORT STUDENT FUTURES

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ENSURE THAT THE MOST DESERVING STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS
CCF strives to secure funding for all of our students through the creation of new scholarships and the support of existing ones. It is through scholarships that financially challenged students are given the change to pursue and attain higher education. Without your help, many of our success stories would never happen.

CREATE A HONORARIUM OR MEMORIAL
Scholarships can be established in honor or in memory of a family member, friend, co-worker, student, faculty member, or mentor. Local companies and organizations create scholarship to increase their philanthropic presence in our community. You can also choose to establish a scholarship in recognition of a college department, program, or initiative at the College.

CREATE A BRIDGE BETWEEN YOU AND OUR STUDENTS
We take pride in our tradition of supporting exceptional students with academic and financial support. Through personal invitations to campus for student events, scholarship interviews, and award receptions, you can get to know your scholarship recipients and see first-hand the impact your generosity has on their achievements. Our donors receive annual reports on their award, a financial statement and biographic information about the students they award, as well as CCF’s Annual Statement. We encourages you to follow your students’ progress as they matriculate through their studies, creating friendships and mentorship opportunities that are lifelong.

Scholarships can be established at any time during the year. You can participate in the scholarship review process, receive recipients' thank you letters, and meet with recipients at the Scholarship Receptions.

ESTABLISH YOUR SCHOLARSHIP TODAY

  1. Decide the type of support you wish to provide

    a) Create an Scholarship Endowment—Scholarships continue in perpetuity, and can be established for $30,000. The initial gift is invested, and scholarship awards are determined each year by a Scholarship Selection Committee. You can take up to five years to build the endowment to $30,000.

    b) Create an Annual Scholarship—Beginning June 2018, new Annual Scholarships may be started at $2,500 a year with a minimum commitment of three years.

    Often donors wish to build an endowment and help students right away. Many endowed scholarship sponsors choose to make two gifts each year until the endowment is self-sustaining – one to grow the endowment and the other to be awarded immediately. This solution is a satisfying way to immediately enjoy the benefits of being a scholarship sponsor while building an endowed fund that will support scholarships for generations.
  2. Brand Your Scholarship with your name or the name of a person, company, or program you want to honor

  3. Decide the area of focus for your scholarship (general scholarships, scholarships for first generation, low-income students, a specific area of study, etc.)

  4. Sign an agreement with the Cerritos College Foundation (CCF)

  5. Make your gift

If you have any questions, contact our Senior Development Officer, Monica Lee Copeland.