PCC Trustees award four scholarships
Community College’s Board of Trustees has presented three scholarships to
outstanding high school graduates and a fourth to an outstanding GED graduate.
The scholarships are awarded to graduates from Roxboro Community School, Person
High School, and Bartlett Yancey High School who have the highest grade point
average of all PCC-bound graduates from their school and to the GED graduate
with the highest score on the GED test.
for 2011 include: Rachael Oakley, Roxboro Community School; Robert Thomas Jr.,
Bartlett Yancey High School; Paulina Lopez, Person High School; and Meagan
Parrish, GED. The scholarships are valued at $1,500 each and are administered
through the PCC Foundation.
who also received a Progress Energy scholarship to PCC, maintained at 3.89 GPA
at RCS and participated in volleyball, softball and basketball. She received
the Mayor’s Award for volunteering 100 hours during a single summer at Duke
University. She is also active in her church.
who also received the Richie Jones Memorial Scholarship, plans to pursue a career
in secondary education, mathematics. He was captain of the BYHS wresting team
and was a member of the Naval Junior ROTC, where he became the only first-year
student to command his platoon and also served as chaplain.
maintained a 4.55 grade point average at PHS and a 4.0 in her studies at PCC
(Huskins program). She plans to enter the College’s criminal justice program
and would like to eventually study law. She has been a member of PHS Brain Game
team, Girl Scouts, Teen Court, Student Council, and band.
competed with 162 other GED graduates to gain her scholarship by scoring 3,470
points out of a possible 4,000 on the standardized GED test. She took advantage
of the College’s online GED program. She is enrolled in the Certified Nursing program
at PCC and hopes to work towards an Associate Degree in Nursing.
PCC Foundation awards more than 120 scholarships annually. Some scholarships
are merit based while others are awarded based on financial need. Awards have
already been made for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 19; however,
scholarship opportunities for the spring semester remain available with an
application deadline of Oct. 14. Applications will be available in September. For
more information on applying for or funding a PCC Foundation Scholarship,
contact Elizabeth Townsend, Executive Director of the PCC Foundation, at email@example.com or (336) 599-1181.