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Investing in Student Success

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

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) 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 (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.

SoSco (South Scottsdale) reflects our role, in collaboration with public schools, City of Scottsdale, local non-profits and the business community, in building the healthy community of South Scottsdale. Our effort focuses on creating a clear and bright pathway to a better future through education – for youth and for the families of these vibrant communities.

For more information about how you can provide support, please call Charles Silver at (480) 423-6424.

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.

  • Only 46% of financial aid applicants receive aid
  • Nearly 90% of financial aid received is from loans
  • 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:  $1,000  
Transportation: $2,265   
Living Expenses:  $7,370   

Your tax-deductible gift to SCC's General Scholarship Fund 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