'Project Independence' Offers Women Free College

December 19, 2016 · by pcriadmin · PCRI

Project Independence Program - Winter2017_Updated 12_14_16_Page_1The Women’s Resource Center at Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus has a limited number of scholarships available through its Project Independence program. This program is designed for single parents and returning women students.  Classes focus on how to be successful in college, exploring careers, and planning an educational path. Students in the program take 7 college credits together in a supportive learning community.

“We’ve had great success with the program getting women back in school and on a career path,” said Dr. Karin Edwards, Cascade Campus President and PCRI board member.

Class space and scholarships are still available, but time is running out to enroll in winter classes, which start January 9.

Please join an information session Wednesday, December 21 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, Student Union 301

If you cannot make it to the Information Session, PLEASE call 971-722-5249 to schedule a personal appointment.

Project Independence provides a safe and supportive environment for students as they begin or return to college, and can help participants navigate the college system and overcome anxiety about the program. Many program participants are single parents, are divorced, widowed or separated, or are survivors of domestic violence. All participants benefit from support services designed to ensure success:

  • Guided career exploration to pick out your career and educational path
  • A safe and comfortable place to learn how to do college
  • Scholarship for the first term (7 credits of program classes, up to $800.)
  • Limited childcare scholarship
  • Help with transportation costs
  • On-going personal & academic support during and after the term

The Winter 2017 classes begin January 9 and end March 17, 2017. Click on the image above for more information and to download a full flyer.

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