Partners in Practice provides early childhood professionals in Central Oregon an opportunity to gain college course credits and increase their step on the Oregon Registry. The goal of the Partners in Practice Scholarship is to increase access to professional development through higher education, in order to promote quality in early childhood education programs.
FALL TERM APPLICATION DUE: 09/4/20
WINTER TERM APPLICATION DUE: 12/18/20
SPRING TERM APPLICATION DUE: 3/19/21
SUMMER TERM APPLICATION DUE: 5/11/21
Scholarship Funds: If accepted, the 2019-2020 Partners in Practice Scholarship may cover expenses and provide opportunities such as:
for education classes and/or education degree required classes.
Opportunity to check out a laptop to complete course assignments.
Support from peer mentors throughout the term.
Criteria: Scholarship applications will be evaluated using these criteria. Because scholarship funding is limited, applications will be weighted based on the number of criteria met below:
Applications will be reviewed based on the above criteria and with a strong commitment to the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) Equity Lens, for more information visit: http://www.ode.state.or.us/superintendent/priorities/final-equity-lens-draft-adopted.pdf.
Eligibility: In order to receive a Partners in Practice Scholarship (PIP), you must:
Complete and submit your Partners in Practice Scholarship application on time, by the due date for the term. The due dates are listed on the first page of this application. If applications are received after deadline, they may not be reviewed.
You must become a current, education related degree-seeking student.
Apply for FAFSA or alternate FAFSA.
Apply for Foundation Scholarship.
OR Apply for ORSAA:
Complete necessary steps to register as a student at COCC and register for your coursework through COCC.
Submit/upload any relevant transcripts to ORO
Late applications will not be considered, and we will encourage late applicants to apply for a subsequent term.
You will receive an acceptance or denial letter from Partners in Practice prior to the first day of the term of application.
To register for classes and receive funds, you must:
Apply to COCC as a degree or certificate seeking student in an education related path. You
be registered as a student at COCC. Please check to see that your current student status is active if you have not been a student with COCC for more than a year.
Complete placement test. Placement tests are
for new students or students who do not have current placement test information.
Schedule advising. If current student, connect with your PIP assigned advisor Amy Howell at
If new student, attend New Student Advising/Registration Day.
Keep your COCC academic record and COCC student account in good standing.
Provide grades at the end of every semester to a PIP Specialist
Have an approval letter stating the classes/# of credits that Partners in Practice scholarship will cover for that term.
CONTACT US WITH YOUR GRADES AFTER EACH SEMESTER – THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, MISSING GRADES COULD EQUATE TO DENIAL OF FUNDING
While it is the intention of the class that we learn from each other, you are expected to complete your own work and document those sources from which you have extracted information. Cheating, plagiarism, and any other form of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Please refer to the COCC Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities by which all students are expected to abide. If students’ work is found to be plagiarized, the assignment will receive a zero. If there is a subsequent instance of plagiarism, the student may be asked to attend a hearing in which discipline measures including failure of course and college suspension may be considered. All instances of academic dishonesty will be documented and reported to the Director of Student Life.
Questions? We are here to help! Key contacts for the Partners in Practice Grant:
Applicant & Provider Support:
Child Care Resources (
Program Director of Early Childhood Education at COCC and Advising for Current Partners in Practice Scholars:
Amy Howell (
Placement Testing & Support:
Beth Wright (email@example.com) or 541-383-7581.
Admissions & Records:
Kara Rutherford (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 541-318-3741.
Course Registration Support:
Mindalay Perez (email@example.com) or 541-318-3713.
Financial Account Questions:
Stella Mackey (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 541-383-7239.
New Student Advising information:
Center for Career Services, Academic Advising and Personal Counseling Center (CAP): 541-383-7200.
Sign Language Interpreter Specialist:
Erin Trimble (
Coordinator of Services and Accommodations:
Jamie Rougeux (
) or 541-383-7743.