Seven Additional Scholarships Established at Paul D. Camp Community College due to Generosity of Donors

All new scholarships are available for Fall 2014 semester
Seven new scholarships have been established to help students pay for their studies at Paul D. Camp Community College.
The College has more than 45 scholarships available and awards them each fall and spring semester. In addition to the 17 existing scholarships for new and continuing students in fall, the following awards will be available:

  • The Cynthia A. Shaffer Scholarship. Given by her brother, Eric Shaffer, in memory of Cynthia’s lifetime of caring service to others as a nurse. Two scholarships will be awarded in fall and one during spring semester.
  • The Roy and Eleanor Epps Cornwell Scholarship. Funded by Locke and Cathy Cornwell Floyd, and their sons, Michael, Brian and Paul Floyd, the scholarship has been given in memory of the Cornwells, in honor of the nurses who cared for them and in appreciation of the people in the Western Tidewater area who were part of their lives.
  • Margaret L. Brown Education Scholarship Fund. Established by Clay and Susan White of Suffolk, this scholarship has been funded in memory of Ms. Brown, who was dedicated to the academic success of her students and to inspire them to become great citizens.
  • Nellie C. White Business Scholarship Fund. This award was also established by Clay and Susan White in memory of successful business woman Nellie White, who exemplified hard work, dedication and the pursuance of one’s dreams.
  • The City of Suffolk Early Childhood Development Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will be awarded to a Suffolk resident who is majoring in Early Childhood Development at PDCCC and is employed in the field.
  • Frances P. Hobbs Memorial Scholarship. Established by her children, Kermit Hobbs and Cynthia Baker, in honor of her support of Paul D. Camp Community College, this fund supports students who are furthering their education in the fields of engineering and technology.
  • The William and Dorothy Gwaltney Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is given in memory of Mr. And Mrs. Gwaltney to recognize their commitment to promoting higher education in their home and their community.

“We are so pleased to make these scholarships available to our students,” said Felicia Blow, Executive Director of the PDCCC Foundation and Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the College. “It costs about one-third less to attend Paul D. Camp Community College than to go to a four-year public college. However, without financial aid and scholarships provided by generous donors, many students would still not be able to afford to continue their education.”
In 2013, the PDCCC Financial Aid Office awarded nearly 70 scholarships totaling more than $55,000 to students. The acceptance period of scholarship applications for new and returning students and Dual Enrollment Camp Opportunity funds is now open for fall semester.
For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 757.569.6790 or visit