Central City Concern Scholarship

In the early 1970s Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood was populated largely by older men living in shabby, crime-ridden single room occupancy (SRO) buildings. The rent was cheap, the drug of choice was alcohol and Portland’s street inebriate problem was one of the worst in the nation. In 1979, in response to this growing problem, the City of Portland and Multnomah County together created the Burnside Consortium (now known as Central City Concern).

CCC values education and the opportunities that it can provide to those in our community. They created a scholarship to encourage their employees to attend college and gain skills that will help them in their job and their life.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to qualify for this scholarship.
• Must be a current employee at Central City Concern in a full-time or part-time position
• Must have been continuously employed with Central City Concern for 2 years at the time of application

Scholarship Details:
• Funds will be distributed equally between fall, winter, and spring terms
• Scholarship funds may be used for tuition and fees only; no cash will be disbursed

Award amounts are subject to change based on availability of funds.