PDCCC offers new scholarship to non-traditional students

To provide scholarship funds to non-traditional students, the Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation announces the creation of the 40/7 Society Scholarship. The scholarship also was established in recognition of the College’s 40th anniversary and the inauguration of its 7th president, Dr. Paul Wm. Conco.
“While there’s no formal definition of a non-traditional student, the general description of such a student is one who delays enrollment and does not enter postsecondary education right after they finished high school or they work a full-time job of 35 hours or more per week,” said  Conco. “The donors who make up the society have funded this endowed scholarship, which will be awarded annually to these students who often have no financial aid available to assist  them,”  he noted.
Other identifying factors for non-traditional students may include the following:

  • Attends part-time for at least part of the academic year
  • Is considered financially independent for purposes of determining eligibility for financial aid
  • Has dependents other than a spouse (usually children, but sometimes others)
  • Is a single parent (either not married or married, but separated and has dependents)
  • Does not have a high school diploma (completed high school with a GED or other high school completion certificate or did not finish high school)

“With this scholarship, the members of the 40/7 Society remove a barrier of financial need for a new student each year. Their partnership opens the door for education and creates opportunities for our students to truly experience our college’s mission: “providing diverse learning opportunities to enhance the quality of life for students and the community,” Dr. Conco added.
To be eligible, the student must be enrolled part time and take at least one evening class. There must also be demonstrated financial need as determined by Financial Aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The recipient must also be in good academic standing with the College and eligible to take courses.
Interested students should visit www.pdc.edu or contact the Paul D. Camp Community College Office of Institutional Advancement at (757) 569-6790.