Pacific University has established an annual full scholarship for a graduate of Jefferson High School’s Middle College for Advanced Studies. The scholarship includes tuition, room, board and books for one student from Jefferson’s partnership program with PCC Cascade. Jefferson High School in Portland serves a predominantly low-income, diverse group of students who traditionally do not attend college. Since the “middle college” partnership with PCC Cascade started, a significant number of the school’s students have started earning college credits during high school. Scholarships like Pacific’s full-ride plus room and board, give more students the opportunity to reach the goal of a college education.