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Investing in Student Success

Student success and academic excellence is our top priority. As part of the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation “Campaign for Student Success,” SCC is seeking investment in three specific initiatives to support and enhance innovation, academic excellence and student success:

STeAM: The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics initiative focuses on high-demand and high value careers, leverages our instructional talent and builds upon important community/employer partnerships. The Arts focus recognizes that many under-represented students often find their voice and thus their confidence through initial exploration of the fine and applied arts.

ISI: The Indigenous Scholars Institute reflects our aim to better serve our growing Native American student population, and respecting our “place” on SRPMIC tribal land, to encourage all students to understand, know about and appreciate the history, contributions and future of our Indigenous peoples.

ACT: The Adults in Career Transition Scholarship is designed to benefit nontraditional students, such as those who have postponed or avoided higher education for financial, societal or a host of other personal reasons. Some initially bypass college to seek full time employment within a career field, perhaps to later return for a certificate or degree once established and ready for the challenge.  

A Growing Need for Student Support

Many students attending Scottsdale Community College do so on a limited budget.
Many others are unable to attend due to financial hardship.

 In 2015-2016
  • 34% of SCC students received aid totaling $15,091,450
  • 23% was pell grant while the remaining was made up of student work study, loans, scholarships and private funding
  • Millions of dollars of need goes unmet each year
The cost of a college education (tuition):
SCC State University Private College
$1,740 $4,404 $9,360

Additional Education Expenses:
Books:  $1,288  
Transportation: $2,664   
Living Expenses:  $5,728   

Your tax-deductible gift to SCC's General Scholarship Fund or to one of the initiatives described above will provide much needed support for students faced with financial obstacles.

Here are additional ways that you can make a difference in the life of a student:

  • Support the Annual Scholarship Fund:
    Gifts made to the Annual Scholarship Fund are used to provide immediate scholarship support for students.
  • Support the Endowed Scholarship Fund:
    Gifts made to the Endowed Scholarship Fund are used to generate perpetual income to fund student scholarships.
  • Join the President's Club ($1,000+):
    Annual gifts of $1,000 or more received during the calendar year qualifies you as a President's Club member and recognized at SCC's annual President's Club celebration.
  • Endow a scholarship in your name:
    A gift of $10,000 or more, which can be funded over time, establishes a perpetual scholarship.
  • Remember SCC in your Will:
    Planned gifts can carry on your philanthropic legacy and provide educational support for deserving students.
  • Cash
  • Bequests
  • Securities
  • Trusts
  • Annuities
  • Real Estate
  • Life Insurance
  • Personal Property