Now more than ever, what we do at Pacific Northwest College of Art matters – to our students, to our community, and to PNCA’s donors.
In response to the ongoing display of support from our amazing community and the gifts that continue to arrive, we will be extending our Special Appeal into the summer – to inspire additional gifts, and help fund more resources for PNCA’s students to thrive. Our goal is $350,000 — and we won’t stop until we reach it!
This summer, you can designate your Special Appeal gift for unrestricted support, or give directly to essential student resources that help keep a PNCA education accessible and more affordable to students—PNCA Equity Scholarships and institutional scholarships.
Thank you so much to all who have already given. If you haven’t yet made a gift or wish to give again, your support will help our students meet today’s challenges and the future with strength and resilience, and sustain PNCA’s role in fuelling the region’s thriving creative community.
We were unable to gather in person to celebrate our inaugural PNCA Center of Creativity Awardees at the Gala as we had planned this year — however, we are proud to now present the following booklet in honor of our award recipients, recognizing their contributions in support of the college and their work advocating for and advancing arts and culture in our community and beyond.
Thank you to our Gala sponsors who have remained committed to the Special Appeal
Ed Cauduro Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation
Casey Mills and Carmen Calzacorta
Suzanne and John Bishop
Eloise Damrosch and Gary Hartnett
PNCA Equity Scholarships
At PNCA, we are committed to building a supportive, inclusive, and equitable culture in which all voices are empowered and heard. We are committed to creating a space where Black students, Indigenous students, and students of color are set up to thrive. PNCA’s Equity Scholarships for BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) students are an integral part of this mission. These new scholarships will benefit students for fall 2020 and through their time at PNCA.
For fall 2020, 19 BIPoC students with extraordinary academic promise and high financial need received Equity Scholarships. All scholarships are renewable to ensure student recipients are able to return each year to complete their degrees and graduate.
PNCA has committed to awarding nine new Equity Scholarships for incoming students each year moving forward.
Equity Scholarships Awarded to BIPoC students in Fall 2020
- Two full tuition renewable scholarships were awarded to undergraduate students and two were awarded to graduate students.
- Ten $5,000 renewable scholarships were awarded to undergraduate students, four were awarded to graduate students, and one was awarded to a Post-Baccalaureate student.
For further information about Equity Scholarships, please contact the PNCA Office of Advancement, or visit https://pnca.edu/admissions/tuition-financial-aid
Institutional scholarships (tuition discounts) are awarded to applicants who demonstrate outstanding creative abilities and scholarly achievement; financial need is considered for some scholarships. PNCA grants are also awarded through scholarship funds, and are available to assist students who have remaining financial need after all applicable federal and state grants have been awarded.