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The tragic shooting in Oregon serves as a sobering reminder that safety and security is both our individual and collective responsibility, and each of us contributes in important ways.

Over the weekend, the FBI and ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) notified all area colleges and universities of social media posts directing threats of violence at an institution of higher learning near Philadelphia on Monday, October 5. While there is no threat against a specific college or university, the advisory reminds us we must vigorously monitor our surroundings and work together to keep the city safe.

The College’s Department of Safety and Security has increased security and is working with the Philadelphia Police Department to increase patrols on the College’s Main Campus and the West, Northwest and Northeast Regional Centers.

Please report suspicious activity to security at (215)751-8111 or call extension 5555 from a College phone. Call 911 to report any active threat to law enforcement.


Community College of Philadelphia has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships, which you can use either toward your studies at the College or to continue on at a four-year institution. If you meet the criteria, you will be considered for all available scholarships by completing just one application.

How to Apply for Scholarships at the College:

  1. You must be a current student or have applied for admission. If you have not yet applied for admission, you can apply online. 
  2. After you apply, you will receive an email with your student identification number within 5 days. Use this number to create your MyCCP account and login to complete the scholarship application.

Search all available scholarships now.

When completing the scholarship application, follow these helpful hints:

  • Notify the individual who will be writing your letter of recommendation as early as possible so he or she can be prepared.
  • Carefully draft your essay—use correct grammar and punctuation, answer questions and address topics concisely, and follow directions regarding essay length.
  • Save your application at any time and return later to continue.
  • Review your online application thoroughly; you cannot change or access it once it is submitted.
  • Your application will be used to determine eligibility for all scholarships throughout the entire academic year ending June 30. Applications must be submitted on a yearly basis.

Check out these websites to learn more about nationally available scholarships.


For more information, call the scholarship hotline at 215.496.6182 or email


50th Anniversary Scholars Program

Free tuition for Philadelphia high school students graduating in 2015. If you’re a Philadelphia high school student graduating in 2015, you may be able to pursue an associate’s degree at Community College of Philadelphia with no cost for tuition and fees starting with the Fall 2015 semester.

See if you're eligible.

Complete with 15

Take four courses and enroll in a fifth course for free. Eligible students who enroll in four courses (minimum 12 credits) each semester can receive a scholarship that will fund an additional three-credit course.

Learn more about Complete with 15.