Clackamas Scholars Program

Earn a college certificate at no cost in a career that interests you.

The Clackamas Scholars Program is a tuition-free, federally funded grant. Through the program, eligible young adults ages 16-24 will gain academic and employment skills necessary to be competitive in the current job market. The training they receive will prepare them for a meaningful career in a high-wage, high-demand industry or apprenticeship.


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    Learn about the Clackamas Scholars and get your questions answered.

Through Clackamas Scholars, we can provide:

  • GED/high school completion
  • Tuition free education opportunities in a high-demand career
  • Career readiness training
  • Employment counseling and job placement assistance
  • One-on-one advising for students.

Programs you can pursue as a Clackamas Scholar include:

  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Health Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Welding
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Technology
  • Renewable Technology
  • Water/Environmental Quality
  • And many more!

Are you between 16 and 24 years old and interested in training to obtain a one-year or less vocational certificate?

Please fill out this interest form.


Deby McDowell



Elena Esquivel


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