Career and College Promise (CCP) allows eligible high school juniors and seniors to enroll in community college courses tuition free. Health Sciences Scholars is a program directed at prospective CCP students who are interested in health sciences and training for a health career at Pitt Community College (PCC).
Health Sciences Scholars take a pre-determined list of courses at PCC from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. while they are enrolled in high school. Transportation (to and from Pitt County high schools), tuition, and books are all supplied free of charge. Students return to their high schools for lunch, 3rd, and 4th periods. The courses completed by Health Sciences Scholars will satisfy the requirements to enroll in any entry-level health sciences program that PCC offers. Health Sciences Scholars that maintain the requirements of the Scholar’s program throughout their enrollment will be given priority consideration for admission.
*Seats are limited in some entry-level health sciences programs
To apply to become a Health Sciences Scholar, a high school student must be in the 10th grade, have a 3.000 unweighted GPA, and have completed two math credits and two English credits with a B or better.
Please review the Health Sciences Scholars requirements, timeline, and curriculum pathway prior to submitting an application.
Applications to become a Health Sciences Scholar are accepted from February 16 through April 30 at 5 p.m. All applicants will participate in an interview as part of the selection process. Applicants will be notified by mail of their acceptance as a Health Sciences Scholar by the end of May.
The number of students annually selected as Health Sciences Scholars is limited to 18.