CCC alum Kim Schiewe: Powered by determination and
Kimberly Schiewe is a resourceful young woman. The 2008 CCC
graduate looked at several major universities before selecting CCC. Clackamas
was close to home so she could keep her job at a local store and stay near her
mother who was battling cancer.
Kim was president of her class at Molalla High School and
moved into the Associated Student Government campus activities office position
at CCC. At Clackamas, she found the knowledge and support to succeed. She also
applied for CCC scholarships.
“CCC is made up of incredible people. For the first time
ever, I had knowledgeable adults and mentors to assist me through the college
process. I was no longer a lost student wondering what questions to simply
ask,” she said. “I was constantly inspired, motivated and appreciated.”
Kim received several CCC Foundation scholarships before
moving onto PSU for her bachelor’s degree. She was one of 30 recipients
among 800 applicants to receive a Ford Family Scholarship, covering 90 percent
of college costs, including graduate school.
Kim is raising her young son while finishing a master’s
degree in school counseling at Lewis & Clark College. She is working as a
high school counselor and as a student services coordinator at a charter
school. She also owns a photography business. She hopes to earn her doctorate
Scholarships have helped many resourceful students like Kim
reach their goals.