Scholarships available at PHCC

April 27, 2015

The Patrick Henry Community College Foundation welcomes students to apply for scholarships.

The application period is open and the deadline to complete all applications and turn in all supporting documents is Friday, May 29 at 4 p.m.

Online applications for the fall 2015 semester can be found at  

More than 118 scholarships are offered through the PHCC Foundation, thanks to private donors, community organizations and businesses. They are awarded based on grades, financial need, community service, intended program of study or other requirements set forth by the individual donors.

Applications also are being accepted for the Gerald L. Baliles Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship through May 29 at PHCC. Two scholarships of $1,400 will be awarded to Virginia students.

To be eligible, applicants must be first-time, full-time students; plan to enroll and attend PHCC in the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters; demonstrate academic excellence during high school and have a minimum 2.0 grade point average; and demonstrate potential for public service and a commitment to developing civic leadership.

Applications for the scholarship, which is awarded by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, are available at the PHCC campus in the Office for Institutional Advancement and Foundation in Frith Hall, or by download on the PHCC website ( Applicants may also request that the application be mailed to them.

To be considered, applications must include one sealed copy of high school transcript or GED; two letters of reference from teachers, administrators, or employers; and a personal student statement.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Completed application forms should be mailed or delivered to Letitia Pulliam, scholarship administrator, at 645 Patriot Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112, no later than May 29. Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 1.

Established in 2007, the Gerald L. Baliles Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship honors the former governor’s dedicated and distinguished career in public service and pays tribute to his outstanding leadership as a champion of education in Virginia.

If you would like more information about these scholarships, or need a paper application, you can visit the Foundation office in the Frith building on PHCC’s campus, or call (276) 656-0250.