Phillip Bramwell, Tuscon Local Media; Oct 18, 2019

Pima Community College announced a new partnership with Earn to Learn, a tuition scholarship program for Pell grant recipients, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.

The Earn to Learn scholarship is a tuition-match program funded by philanthropic donations from Arizona public and private sector businesses. Earn to Learn is designed to help students avoid debt from school loans, and also teaches them how to better handle money.

“It is designed to help make sure good financial habits occur well beyond the college years,” said Marcy Euler, President and CEO of the Pima Community College Foundation.

“It is a many-faceted approach to creating good long-term spending habits and understanding the value of money.”

Students engaging in Earn to Learn are instructed to save $500, which will be applied to the costs of attending PCC. Each year they accumulate their $500, Earn to Learn will provide an 8-to-1 matching scholarship of $4,000. Students have at least six months to save up the $500. Earn to Learn’s “Success Coaches” can even help students set up a savings plan to reach their goal. The grant covers tuition and other school-related expenses.