Application Guidelines & Selection Process
- To be considered for a scholarship, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and supply all necessary documentation to the Financial Aid office prior to the deadline. Click here to learn more about Financial Aid.
- Complete the scholarship application, including the essay questions. Tell your story in more than one sentence so the committee can have a full understanding of your current need.
- Ask two people to provide a letter of recommendation and email them to: email@example.com. It’s a great idea to follow-up on your request. New letters of recommendation are required each academic year. The academic year begins with summer semester and ends with spring semester.
- You can apply for funding for summer, fall, and spring semesters in the same application. If you apply for multiple terms, your application will be reconsidered prior to the start of the term.
- Enroll in at least 6 credit hours for fall and spring semester and have a GPA of at least 2.0. Enroll in at least 3 credit hours for summer semester.
- Scholarships awarded through the Foundation are only for use at Piedmont Community College and are applied after other grant funding, if needed. Scholarship awards are not refunded to the student if unused.
- Scholarships do not require repayment unless the terms of the scholarship are violated.
- All scholarships are competitive and are based on criteria established by donors.
- The selection committee assigns numerical scores to each essay question based on content, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
- Please monitor your student email for scholarship information.
Questions about the PCC Foundation application process? Contact Tammy Duncan at (336) 322-2105 or Tammy.Duncan@piedmontcc.edu.
Other Curriculum Scholarships opportunities
- Longleaf Commitment Grant: Full-time eligible students are guaranteed to receive $700 to $2,800 per year, for a total of two years.
- NC Reach: For students 18-25 years of age
- PNC Scholarship
- Community Foundation of the Dan River Region: For students who graduated from a high school in Danville, Pittsylvania, or Halifax County, Virginia or Caswell County, North Carolina. Application period Jan 1-March 1.
- North Carolina Farm Bureau’s R. Flake Shaw Scholarship: For students pursuing agriculture-related program
- Caswell County Farm Bureau Scholarship: For recent high school graduates
- Caswell County Cattlemen’s Bobby Aldridge Scholarship: Caswell County high school seniors pursing agriculture-related program
Transferring Student Scholarships
If you are transferring from Piedmont Community College to one of the 16 UNC System schools in North Carolina, a list of available scholarships is located here.
- Up to $925 per semester for credential programs with over 96 hours
- Must reside in a qualifying county
- Helps cover the cost of attendance for eligible, credential aligned programs in Workforce Continuing Education
- Award amount varies according to program of study
- Must be able to attest you are a resident of North Carolina, employed in North Carolina, or intend to be employed in North Carolina. The Residency Determination Service (RDS) process in not required
- Must be enrolled in Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) pathways/courses leading to an NC Workforce Credential identified as either Essential or Career level. These pathways may consist of a single WCE course or a series of courses.
- APPLICANTS MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE COURSE BEFORE SUBMISSION OF THIS APPLICATION.
- For students studying in the following pathways:
- Healthcare: Nurse Aide I, Nurse Aide II, Phlebotomy, Cardio Tech, Medical Coding & Billing II
- Advanced Manufacturing: BioWork Process Technician, Certified Logistic Technician, Certified Production Technician
- Construction: HVAC Air Conditioning, HVAC Heating, HVAC Electrical
- Pays for the registration fee for credential programs with over 96 hours, such as:
- Emergency Medical Services
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Information Technology
- CDL Class A Truck Driver Training
- Includes scholarship funding for the credential exam (for those who successfully complete the class)
- For students in PCC’s EMS program
Here are other helpful links when looking for additional funding
Scholarship Search Engines
- College Ave Monthly Scholarship
- College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC)
- U.S. Department of Labor Scholarship Database
- SallieMae Scholarship Search
- Wells Fargo Tuition Funding Sources
- Financial Aid and Scholarship Guide for Black Students
- Guide to Historically Black Colleges and Universities
- UNCF Scholarships, Programs, Internships and Fellowships
Scholarships for Veterans and/or Family Members:
- North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Scholarship
- North Carolina National Guard Association Scholarships
- American Legion Legacy Scholarships
- Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarships
- Scholarships for Military Families
- Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program
- Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program
- Army Women’s Foundation
- Military Spouse Scholarship
If you are a veteran of military service or a family member of a veteran, you may be eligible for special benefits. Click here for more information, or contact the Financial Aid Team at (336) 599-1181, ext. 2108 or in Building E on the Person County Campus.