Frances P. Hobbs Memorial Scholarship

This Scholarship is available for Fall Semester

Amount: $500

The Frances P. Hobbs Memorial Scholarship was established by her son, Kermit Hobbs, and daughter, Cynthia Baker, to honor her support of Paul D. Camp Community College. In 1989 she and her husband, Oliver Kermit Hobbs, Sr., donated 67 acres of land in Suffolk that would become the Oliver K. Hobbs Campus of PDCCC. In 2002, after the death of Mr. Hobbs, Mrs. Hobbs made an additional donation of 17 acres of land adjacent to the Hobbs Campus in Suffolk.

Mrs. Hobbs was honored in 2008 with the Chancellors Award for Leadership in Philanthropy, presented by the Virginia Community College System. Mr. & Mrs. Hobbs were founders of Hobbs Engineering Company, which later became Amadas Industries. For this reason, this scholarship fund strives to support students seeking to further their education in the fields of engineering and technology.


  • Applicant must be enrolled in courses that are leading to a certificate or degree in the areas of Industrial Maintenance or Industrial Technology.
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 if currently or recently enrolled in continuing education.
  • Applicant should demonstrate a financial need.
  • Two letters of recommendation must be attached to the application. One letter should be from a faculty member, if currently or recently in school. One letter should be from a personal or work-related reference.
  • Submissions must include a 200-400 word essay stating how this scholarship would help the student to pursue their goals and why that is important to the applicant.

Application Process:

The PDCCC Scholarship Committee makes the selection.

Application for the Frances P. Hobbs Memorial Scholarship at Paul D. Camp Community College.