Students Applying for Fall 2015 Scholarships Should Expect a New, Seamless Process

Students seeking scholarships for the Fall 2015 semester at Paul D. Camp Community College should expect an easier process when applying online.
 
“Students will need to create a user name and password,” said Development Associate Nancy Parker. “They will be able to complete the application and attach required documents, such as letters of recommendation. Students will automatically be considered for all scholarships for which they are qualified, rather than having to submit an application per scholarship.”
 
Parker said those students who have limited technology experience or access can still download a hard copy of the application, but they must scan and submit their applications and supporting paperwork at the Library Learning Commons on the Franklin Campus or the Hobbs Suffolk Campus. This method will also require an application per scholarship for which they want to be considered.
 
Applications for Paul D. Camp Community College scholarships will open March 2 for graduating high school students, April 13 for new and continuing students, and April 13 for dual enrollment high school students for the Fall 2015 semester. Students can apply for an array of funding opportunities beginning those days.
 
“The cost of an education should not stop anyone from reaching their educational goals. That’s why Paul D. Camp Community College has established a number of opportunities for prospective and current students to get their education paid for through scholarships,” said Felicia Blow, Executive Director of the PDCCC Foundation and Vice President for Institutional Advancement. “What is amazing is that these opportunities are possible because of donors who have sacrificed, saved and contributed in order to help others achieve success.” PDCCC awarded nearly 80 scholarships totaling almost $56,000 to students during the 2014-15 academic year.
 
Scholarships for Graduating High School Students
Graduating high school students may receive funding by applying for the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship, the Bobby B. Worrell Scholarship or a Camp to Camp Scholarship. Scholarships for graduating high school students open on Monday, March 2, 2015. Applications must be submitted by Monday, April 6, at 11:59 p.m. and although there are some exceptions, must be submitted electronically. Guidance Counselors at the schools can assist students with the scanning/submission process. Scholarship recipients will be notified May 11, 2015.
 
Scholarships for New and Continuing Students
Approximately 25 scholarships for new and continuing students are available for the Fall 2015 semester. The scholarship acceptance period begins Friday, April 13. Scholarship applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, June 1. Scholarship recipients will be notified July 13, 2015.
 
Dual Enrollment Camp Opportunity Scholarships
The awards are funded by the Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation, the Camp-Younts Foundation, and the Camp Foundation, and are available to assist in making dual enrollment high school courses affordable to eligible high school students that may not have the opportunity because of financial barriers. The scholarship acceptance period opens Friday, April 13, 2015 and will remain open until Monday, June 1, 2015 or until funds are exhausted. Guidance counselors may also assist Dual Enrollment students with submitting the applications and paperwork.
 
For more information, call the Office for Institutional Advancement at 757-569-6790 or visit www.pdc.edu/scholarships.