Your Impact

“From earning supporting college credentials that increase a student’s economic mobility, to campus-improving projects, to career-defining student programming, our partners are always making a lasting impact in the lives of our students, staff, and faculty.

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scholarship recipients have graduated CCA

Over the last two years, over 85% of scholarship recipients have graduated CCA, transferred to a 4 year institution, or are continuing their education

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First Generation Students

73% of our scholars are first-generation students

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scholarships

For the 2022-23 school year $788,670 in scholarships have been awarded

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Scholarships Granted

Over 2,300 students have been award scholarships in the past 5 years

Giving Societies


Each of these giving society designations represents a collection of donors who give generously to benefit the college and our students. Each giving society comes with unique donor recognition.

Gateway to Opportunity Legacy Society

The Gateway to Opportunity Society honors alumni and supporters who make a commitment to CCA Foundation by will, revocable living trust, life insurance, life-income gift, retirement account designation or other deferred gift instrument.

President’s Society

A minimum annual investment of $1,000 will qualify you as a member of the President’s Society. Benefits include exclusive invitations to donor receptions, special campus events, acknowledgement in CCA reports, recognition at events like College Beyond Walls Luncheon and Scholarship Graduation, and hard-hat tours of CCA’s new facilities.


Student Stories


NK Chang Scholarship Recipient

Jeremiah Holland

“Thank you very much for this extremely wonderful gift!”

First Bank Scholarship

Kylee Hill

“As a nontraditional student, the opportunity to return to school these last few years and retrain for a different path in the workforce has made all the difference to me.”

Dee & Steve Lambert STEM Scholarship

Jorge Palafox

“I never imagined attending college was in my future.”

Community College of Aurora Foundation

Devoted to supporting the success of CCA in its commitment to student success and high quality education

Urban Leadership and Presidential Scholar

Yafiet Araya

“I am incredibly honored and humbled to have been chosen for this scholarship, and I want to extend my sincere appreciation.”

 

Presidential Scholar

Ben Salazar

“I can’t begin to tell you how much this specific scholarship means to me.”

 

Enterprising Women’s Giving Circle Scholarship

Celine Cardenas

“Thank you so much for choosing me as one of the scholarship recipients.”