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Students receive Future Connect scholarship

Students receive Future Connect scholarship

(April 2024) – Six students from Mt. Scott Learning Center have been awarded the 2024-25 Future Connect Scholarship sponsored through the City of Portland and Portland Community College (PCC).

Congratulations to Aiyesha Harris, Hailee Woods, Ryder Brown, Audrey Crunk, Kazi Swartz, and Theo Curtis on earning the award. The Mt. Scott students were selected from more than 1,000 applicants for the Future Connect Scholarship, which works to eliminate barriers to attending college for low-income and first-generation college students.

These six students have shown determination and commitment to their post-high school goals, and Future Connect will pair them with support services to register for classes, finalize financial aid documents, connect with current PCC students, and engage in community-building activities as they prepare for the fall term.

Future Connect offers students a financial scholarship for two years, guidance in career pathway planning, a success coach, job and internship opportunities, enrichment activities, and transfer support for those looking to move on to a four-year university. Future Connect has been important in increasing college and retention and degree achievement since 2011.