Few college students in Colorado struggle as much as those at PPSC right now. More than 50% of our students qualify for federal Pell grants for low income students. That's the highest percentage of Pell-eligible students in our state system, and they're not alone. All of our students have been profoundly impacted by the pandemic personally and educationally. The PPSC Foundation seeks funding to support immediate needs of students who have been impacted by the novel Coronavirus Pandemic.
Currently enrolled at PPSC
Maintain a 2.0 GPA
Nominated by faculty or staff who can speak to student’s determination to complete.
All funds will be managed by the PPSC Foundation. Funding recommendations will be made within 24 hours of request by the Associate Vice President for Student Services based on the following:
A paragraph from a faculty or staff nominator describing the circumstance of the student and why they believe the students is committed to completion
Brief request for support from student
Student contact information
Support will be released on the receipt of a thank you letter from student sharing how funds will make a difference for them and their family. All contributions will fund Immediate Emergency Relief needs:
Food: $200 feeds a family of four for one week
Transportation: $50 for gas
Rent: $1,000 to support one month's rent
Technology: $400 for a computer provided by the PPSC Foundation
Internet: $132 for one year of internet essential for online learning
Please note that this list will be adjusted as needed.
Make a Donation:
Please make your choice on the PayPal menu below and choose “add to cart.” This will take you to a PayPal site.
From the paypal site, if you'd like to support multiple needs, please choose “Continue shopping” in the upper right hand corner and repeat the process.
When you have identified all of the urgent needs you want to support, please use PayPal check out to complete your donation.
100% of your donation will be used to support PPSC students. Thank you for your patience with this contribution process.
Urgent Relief Fund
Mail a check:
5675 S Academy Blvd, C-68
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, please call Lisa James at 719-377-1831.