HS Students Encouraged to Apply for Scholarships

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WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Foundation is currently accepting applications from high school students seeking scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year at PCC.

According to PCC Vice President of Institutional Advancement Susan Nobles, the applications are available in high school counseling offices and from career development counselors. She said the deadline for high school students to apply is March 15 and added that completed applications should be mailed to the following address:

Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Pitt Community College
P.O. Drawer 7007
Greenville, N.C. 27835

“This is a special application process that we provide for Pitt County high school seniors,” Nobles said. “It gives them an advantage and special opportunity to apply for scholarships early and to compete only with other high school seniors.”

Nobles, who is also the PCC Foundation’s executive director, said the process also gives PCC Foundation Scholarship Committee members a chance to review applications and make selections in time to announce scholarship recipients at annual high school awards ceremonies.

For more details on PCC scholarships, Nobles said high school seniors and their parents can visit the PCC Foundation’s official website.

She noted that some scholarships have detailed guidelines for how they can be awarded.

“There are a few scholarships that are specifically designated to be awarded to seniors and graduates from selected high schools,” she said. “For example, the Winterville High School Class of 1943 Scholarship is reserved for graduates of D.H. Conley High School.

“The Timothy Oakley Scholarship is reserved for Ayden-Grifton High School or D.H. Conley High School seniors and graduates who currently serve as volunteer firefighters or will be pursuing firefighting careers.”

Nobles said the PCC Foundation awarded nearly $360,000 in scholarships during the 2016-17 academic year through funding generated by a variety of fundraisers and donors wanting to invest in the educational opportunities of local students. In addition to recognizing academic achievement, she said the scholarships provided financial assistance for tuition and fees.