Where to Give:
Annual Campaign

Area of Greatest Need

Donations made to this fund are open to use in the area of greatest need for Columbia Gorge Community College and the foundation. For example, this fund is used to provide GED testing fee grants. Some students cannot afford test fees. Donations to this fund help GED students with their GED test fees. Another example of the use of this fund is support of open educational resources (OERs). The foundation offers resources to college faculty to develop courses using OERs in order to help cut textbook costs for students.

General Scholarships

Scholarships are offered every term to new and continuing students of the college. A scholarship is a financial boost that gives support and encouragement to students who need your help. Please check the college website for more information on scholarships.

Nursing Scholarships

Donations to this fund provide scholarships to students who are enrolled in CGCC’s outstanding Nursing Program. Nursing courses, like other rigorous programs of study, are expensive and require many prerequisites, presenting a particular need for scholarships support. Students are grateful for financial support that allows them to focus on learning and achieving their educational and career goals.

Electro-Mechanical Technology Scholarships

Donations to this fund provide scholarships to students who are enrolled in CGCC’s Electro-Mechanical Technology program. EM-Tech courses, like nursing and other rigorous programs of study, are expensive and require many prerequisites, presenting a particular need for scholarships support. Students are grateful for financial support that allows them to focus on learning and achieving their educational and career goals.

Gorge Literacy Program Fund

Gifts to the Gorge Literacy Program buy instructional materials that help adults improve reading, writing and communication skills. Donations to this fund help train new volunteer tutors and defray project costs for Shared Voices, the annual publication of the learners’ writing.

Faculty and Staff Development Fund

This fund supports awards that recognize excellence in teaching and give CGCC instructors and college staff additional opportunities for professional growth.

Student Emergency Fund

Contributions to this fund will provide emergency assistance to students in urgent financial situations. This fund is administered by the college’s Student Services Department and Business Office.

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