Scholarship and Grants

For questions on either of these opportunities please mail Gary Koppang

With an eye towards developing the Porsche service technicians of the future the Oregon Region has given annual scholarships of $1,500 to a Automotive Service Technology student at each of 3 metro-area community colleges:

Clackamas Community College Foundation – Check out: Clackamas Community College Scholarships
Mt. Hood Community College Foundation – Check out: Mount Hood Community College Scholarships
Portland Community College Foundation – Check out: Portland Community College Scholarships

Use the links above to research the college’s Foundation for eligibility information and the application process.

In order to help students in the K-12 system the Oregon Region PCA offers a competitive grant of up to $1,000 to high school automotive programs to enable them to purchase equipment and or tools they need to enhance their training program.

Eligible High Schools
1 Alliance High School at Meek Campus
2 Aloha High School
3 Benson High School
4 Canby High School
5 David Douglas High School
6 Estacada High School
7 Gresham High School
8 Hillsboro High School
9 McNary High School
10 Reynolds High School — 2017 Winner: $1,000
11 Sabin-Schellenberg Professional-Technical Center
12 Sandy High School
13 Silverton High School
14 St. Helens High School — 2016 Winner: $500
15 The Dalles High School — 2016 Winner: $500
16 Tigard High School
17 Battle Ground High School
18 Cascadia Technical Academy
19 Kelso High School — 2017 Winner: $1,000
20 Prairie High School
21 Stevenson High School
22 Woodland High School

The application timeline is:
Dec 1 — Announcement letter sent to each school principal
Jan 15 — Email sent to all 22 High School automotive instructors in the ORPCA region
Mar 20 — Deadline for the return of the application
Apr 20 — ORPCA notifies Grant recipient and other applicants
Sep 15 — The grant recipient notifies ORPCA that equipment purchase is complete and integrated into the curriculum

Here are 2 winning grant applications (note these are large files and can take a few seconds to load):
2017 Grant Winning Application

2017 Grant Winning Application #2