Scholarships
The Piedmont Community College Foundation, Inc. administers certain private scholarships. Determination and selection of scholarship recipients is the sole responsibility of the Foundation.

 

The Financial Aid Office administers the following North Carolina Community College Scholarship Programs: 

  

  • Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
  • Wells Fargo Technical Scholarship Program
  • Rodney B. Powell Memorial Scholarship
  • Golden LEAF Scholars Program
  • State Employees Credit Union Scholarship Program
  • Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship Program

See the financial aid office for additional information.


Scholarships

The PCC Foundation awards over 100 scholarships to deserving students each year.  The Scholarship Program was established in 1981 by the children of R. D. Bumpass, the late Jane Carver Bumpass and the Cavel Division of Collins & Aikman Corporation.  Through the benevolence of numerous corporations, businesses, civic organizations and individuals, the Scholarship Program continues to grow.

Applying for Scholarships

Foundation scholarship application is currently closed. Please check back in October for a Spring Scholarship application.

When applying, you will need the below information:

  1. Two letters of recommendation (these can be uploaded in .pdf format to your online application or provided by email or hard copy to the Foundation Office)
  2. High School transcript
  3. All College transcripts (included most recent for PCC if you are a current student. This can be accessed from WebAdvisor)

You can start getting this material together for the next scholarship round.

For additional information, please contact the Foundation Office at (336) 599-1181, ext. 2103.

For other scholarship opportunities, it is recommended that students check their student e-mail on a weekly basis for updates.  In addition, it is also suggested that students visit the PCC Financial Aid Office regularly and view the scholarship bulletin board in Student Services.

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Types of Scholarships

Scholarship Endowment

The Heritage Society, begun in 1982, is PCC’s endowed scholarship program.  It consists of 57 endowed scholarships which form the core of the Foundation’s Scholarship program.  The Heritage Society continues to grow because of the special donors who wish to provide educational opportunities for people in their community. Here is a list of endowed scholarships.

Endowments provide funds for a scholarship in perpetuity and require a minimum donation of $10,000 to create.  This amount may be reached over a three (3) year period. Once the scholarship reaches permanent status, one year is needed to accumulate income sufficient to fund the scholarship award. Investment of the principal of each endowment shall be handled in accordance with the Foundation investment policies.

Annual Scholarships

The Foundation currently has several one year scholarships available.  This type of scholarship can be named for a business, organization or individual.  These scholarships can be renewed each year with an additional donation.  The minimum donation for a one year scholarship is $250.  Here is a list of annual scholarships.

External Scholarships

External scholarships become available during the year through PCC’s Financial Aid Office. Information about these scholarships are posted to the scholarship bulletin board in Student Services and also e-mailed to students with additional information.