Columbia Learning Center is proud to sponsor the Chance to Become Scholarship program. This is a very unique scholarship in that it targets non-traditional scholarship candidates and cannot be applied for. It is our hope through this program that more students receive a chance to obtain education beyond high school.

As of 2023, Columbia Learning Center has awarded 289 Chance to Become scholarships with a value of over $1.4 million. Each scholarship is $5,000 and awarded to the student over a two year period of time in $2500 installments.

Chance to Become scholarships have helped students attend Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Portland Community College, Concorde Career Institute, Lower Columbia College, Clackamas Community College, Eastern Oregon State College, Portland State University, Mt. Hood Community College, Brigham Young University, International Air & Hospitality Academy, Aveda Institute and others.

The Chance to Become program is supported solely through anonymous donors and the Black Tie and Blue Jeans fundraising event.

The Columbia Learning Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations to this program may be 100% tax deductible. Tax ID# 93-1165080