PVCC Educational Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship

Description

# of scholarships offered

35+ Scholarship

established by Julie Heyward to encourage life-long learning this scholarship is open to adults age 35 or older who have financial need and who maintain a 3.0 GPA for the term of the award.

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AFCEA Air Force and Veterans Scholarship

 

 

Agnes Fotta Scholarship

established by Albemarle County resident Agnes Fotta to support PVCC students.

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Albemarle County Rotary Club Foundation Scholarship

established by the Albemarle County Rotary Club to support students who have financial need.  Students must be residents of Virginia and demonstrate financial need.

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Albert and Lucille Colville Scholarship

established by The Clint Foundation and Albert Colville for current PVCC  adult students who have financial need, are self supporting and have extensive volunteer service.

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Alice Webb Colvin Scholarship

established by Mrs. Colvin's daughters in honor of their mother's love for education.

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Alpha Delta Kappa Teaching Scholarship

established by the members of the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, the scholarship goes to a female student living in the PVCC service region who plans to be a teacher.

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Altrusa International  Inc. of Charlottesville Scholarship

established by a civic organization dedicated to literacy and community service to support students who have financial need and who are self-supporting. Students must have completed 15 semester hours in a degree program with a GPA of at least 2.5 at time of application and plan to enroll full time during the first semester of the award.

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Andrew E. Allen Scholarship

established in memory of a PVCC faculty member who having lost his sight in childhood carried the standard of hope and challenge to his students.  Dr. Allen brought to teaching his life experience of scholarship patience and fierce determination and desire to work with people.  Students must have a special need/disability demonstrate academic promise and maintain good academic standing during the term of the scholarship.

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Anne Tennant Bryan Scholarship

established by her heirs to honor Mrs. Bryan's commitment to education as a life-changing force.  Students must be entering the first year of the nursing program in the fall and demonstrate financial need.

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Arboristry Associates Integrity Scholarship

established by Mike and Ellen Neal to honor the education their three sons received at PVCC and to support exemplary PVCC physical and natural science students who articulate uncompromising integrity.  Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Preference will be given to students enrolled in the specialization in horticulture.

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BamaWorks Scholarship

established by Dave Matthews Band's BamaWorks Fund in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation to make college possible for students who can demonstrate special circumstances that could prevent them from realizing their higher education goals.  Students must live in the PVCC service region.

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Bass Family Scholarship

established by an Albemarle County family to support PVCC students who have financial need.

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Betty and David Whitcomb Endowed Scholarship

established to award a student with financial need who has demonstrated the willingness and self-discipline to improve their through hard work and education.  Preference will be given to individuals who have worked hard and done their best, but for personal and family reasons may be unable to further their education without financial support.

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Blue Ridge Nursing Scholarship

established by residents of Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge to honor the compassionate care they receive from health care professionals and to support women and men who wish to advance in the nursing field.  Students must be enrolled in the second semester of the PVCC nursing program at time of application.

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Busada Scholarship

established by Louisa County businessman John Busada to provide support for Louisa County students who enroll at PVCC.  Students must be graduates of LCHS live in Louisa County and plan to be enrolled full time.  They must demonstrate academic promise and financial need.

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Chapter AQ  Virginia PEO Sisterhood Scholarship

established by Chapter AQ of the Virginia PEO Sisterhood to benefit PVCC students.  Awarded to female students who have a minimum 2.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.  Preference will be given to a mother returning to school.

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Chapter BK, Virginia PEO Sisterhood Scholarship

established by Chapter BK of the Virginia PEO Sisterhood to benefit PVCC students.  Awarded to female students who have a minimum 2.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.  Preference will be given to a mother returning to school.

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Charlie Mitchell Scholarship

established by a former PVCC employee known for his work matching high school students to careers in line with their interests and skills.  Students must graduate from a high school in the PVCC service region and plan to enroll in an AAS or certificate program at PVCC.

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Charlotte Louise Tate Nursing Scholarship

established by her family to honor the late Charlotte Louise Tate a nursing student whose life was cut short before she could fulfill her life-long ambition of serving her community. Students must use the scholarship for their second year of nursing program. They must have a 3.5 GPA or higher and express a commitment to the nursing profession and articulate a desire to contribute to the Charlottesville/Albemarle community.

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Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce - Piedmont Virginia Community College Scholarship

established by the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, with the recommendation of the 21st Century Chamber Development Fund donors, the endowed scholarship is for a full-time student who is employed a Chamber of Commerce member or affiliate.  The student must be pursuing a PVCC Degree in any field of business, management, technology or science and must maintain a 2.5 GPA.  The Chamber of Commerce scholarship is renewable for two years.

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Chica Tenney Scholarship for the Visual Arts

established by family friends and former students of PVCC Professor Emerita Chica Tenney to honor her legacy as an extraordinarily gifted teacher and mentor her significance as a regional artist and her unique contribution to the Central Virginia arts community.  The scholarship is open to students enrolled in at least one art class when they apply and planning to take at least one art class in each semester while they study at PVCC.  In addition to the normal scholarship application process applicants will be required to submit a portfolio.

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Chris Breiner Scholarship in Viticulture and Enology

established by family and friends of Chris Breiner as a memorial to his contribution to the Virginia wine industry.

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Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship named for David and Betty Whitcomb (2017)

established by the Virginia Community College System to honor leaders in philanthropy from the 23 community colleges in the VCCS.  Students must be a high school graduate in that year in the PVCC service region and demonstrate leadership qualities.

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Crofton Hill Fund: Elaine Smith Venn Scholarship

established by Ambassador and Mrs. W. Nathaniel Howell to honor the memory of Elaine Smith Venn, Mrs. Howell's classmate at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.

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Crofton Hill Fund: Margaret Reed McPherson Scholarship

established by Ambassador and Mrs. W. Nathaniel Howell to honor the memory of Margaret Reed McPherson, Mrs. Howell's classmate at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.

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Crofton Hill Fund: Marge S. Howell Scholarship

established by Ambassador W. Nathaniel Howell to honor Mrs. Howell hard work and dedication as a nurse.

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Crofton Hill Fund: Mildred Janes Fitzgerald Scholarship

established by Ambassador and Mrs. W. Nathaniel Howell to honor the memory of Mildred Janes Fitzgerald, Mrs. Howell's classmate at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.

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Crofton Hill Fund: Nancy Hottle Jones Scholarship

established by Ambassador and Mrs. W. Nathaniel Howell to honor the memory of Nancy Hottle Jones, Mrs. Howell's classmate at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.

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Dana Reye Shifflett Memorial Scholarship for Surgical Technology

established by the family and friends of Dana Reye Shifflett who passed away just as she was beginning her career in Surgical Technology to honor Dana's memory.

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Darlene Cook Culinary Arts Scholarship

established by the Central Virginia Chapter of the School Nutrition Association to honor the service and commitment made by Darlene Cook.

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Dirickson Family Scholarship

established by the Dirickson Family to support business students at PVCC.  Students must be in the second semester of a business program at the time they apply and must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

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Dr. Fred & Susan Lang Annual Fluvanna Student Scholarship

established to assist a student from Fluvanna County Gugh School who have earned a 3.0 GPA while holding a part-time job or internship during the last two years of high school.  The student must have financial need, attend PVCC full time and plan to transfer to a four-year institute.

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Ed Ford Scholarship

established by Edward R. Ford's daughter, Kathleen, in honor of his years of service as a bricklayer and construction company owner.

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Edmund Berkeley Scholarship

established and endowed by the Faculty Professional Association in honor of Professor Berkeley a member of PVCC's founding faculty.  It is presented by the Faculty Senate to a currently enrolled student with a record of academic achievement who demonstrates potential for continuing academic success.  Students must have completed 12 semester hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA at time of application. 

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Ethyle Cole Giuseppe Scholarship

established by Ethyle Cole Giuseppe to support college-going students from Greene County who attend the main campus at PVCC or the PVCC Center in Greene County.

2-1st Yr / 2-2nd Yr

Eugenia T. Bumpass Scholarship

established by Eugenia T. Bumpass, a long-time Louisa County educator who served as a member of the PVCC Board and the PVCC Educational Foundation Board.

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Frances B. Updike Nursing Scholarship

established by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 74 to honor the service and commitment of Francis B. Updike to her family, community and American Legion Auxiliary.  Through her leadership she taught many exceptional students at Girls State of Virginia in the democratic process, citizenship and high ethical standards while demonstrating the highest commitment to her nursing profession.

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George Maloney Memorial Scholarship (for Nursing)

established by his wife's niece to honor the memory of George Maloney an accomplished photographer who worked for Eastman Kodak.  Students must be in the nursing program.  Preference will be given to women returning to school after a period of discontinuance.

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George Maloney Memorial Scholarship (for General Studies for Nursing)

established by his wife's niece to honor the memory of George Maloney an accomplished photographer who worked for Eastman Kodak.  Students must be enrolled in the general studies for nursing program.  Preference will be given to a single parent with young children or an adult returning to school after a period of discontinuance.

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Giving Forward for Paul and David's World

 

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Hantzmon Wiebel LLP Scholarship

established by a Charlottesville CPA firm to support students who plan to attend the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and plan to be accountants.  Students must live in the PVCC service region and plan to be enrolled full time. 

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Irene O. Southall Nursing Scholarship

established by the late Professor Emerita Southall who served as program head for nursing at PVCC for six years.  This scholarship is a continuing expression of her support of motivated and deserving students.  Students must be entering the nursing program in the fall of 2012 demonstrate financial need and academic promise and maintain good standing in the academic and clinical components of the nursing program.

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Jack Groet Memorial First Generation Scholarship

established by Lynn Pribus to honor her father.  This scholarship is to help a student who is the first in their family from another land to seek higher education in this country or a student who is lacking family support (biography attached).

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Jack Groet Memorial Scholarship for Independent Youth

established by Lynn Pribus to honor her father.  This scholarship will be granted to a student lacking family support who has participated as a youth in the foster care system or in Albemarle County's Families in Crisis program.

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James B. Murray Humanities Scholarship

established by the sons of James B. Murray to honor their father's contribution as the founding chairman of the Piedmont Virginia Community College Board and his belief in the transforming power of education.  Students must live in the PVCC service region plan to be enrolled full time and be enrolled in the liberal arts program.

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James R. Gilliam Scholarship

established by Dr. and Mrs. Marvin B. Perry Jr. in memory of her father a distinguished Virginian who was active in civic and business concerns.  Students must demonstrate financial need have a 3.0 GPA after completing at least 6 credits at PVCC and plan to take at least 6 credits during the fall semester of the award.

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Jeffrey Scott Duwe Memorial Scholarship

established by the family of Jeffrey Scott Duwe in his memory and to acknowledge his love of his radiography career.

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Jessica Lester Memorial Scholarship

established by Jessica Scott Lester's family and friends to honor her memory.  Jessica graduated in the PVCC nursing class of 2003.  Her career of only four short years touched many lives.  By providing nursing scholarships it is the family's hope to produce many nurses who will care passionately about learning excellence in nursing and most importantly their patients like Jessica.  Students must be accepted into the PVCC nursing program demonstrate academic promise and maintain good academic standing during the term of the scholarship.  They must demonstrate financial need.

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Jessica Lester Scholarship

established by Jessica Scott Lester's husband to honor her memory.  Jessica graduated in the PVCC nursing class of 2003.  Her career of only four short years touched many lives.  By providing nursing scholarships the family hopes to produce many nurses who will care passionately about learning excellence in nursing and most importantly their patients like Jessica did.  Students must be accepted into the PVCC nursing program demonstrate academic promise and maintain good academic standing during the term of the scholarship.  They must demonstrate financial need.

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John J. Purcell, Jr. Scholarship

established by Louisa businessman John J. Purcell Jr. to support PVCC students from Louisa County.

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John L. and Marion A. Walker Scholarship

established by the late Marion Walker of Scottsville to assist PVCC students who demonstrate need and academic promise.

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Josephine Stewart Newsom Nursing Scholarship

established by Rob and Rose Capon to honor Rose's mother who was a volunteer on a tuberculosis ward and later served as a Navy nurse in the Solomon Islands during World War II.  Students must be enrolled in good standing in the nursing program at the time of application demonstrate financial need and be first-time degree seekers.

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Joy Prothers Barrett Scholarship (for current students)

established by a Charlottesville resident Joy Prothers Barrett in recognition of the need for student scholarships.   Students must plan to be enrolled full time demonstrate financial need and academic potential.

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Joy Prothers Barrett Scholarship (for high school seniors)

established by a Charlottesville resident Joy Prothers Barrett in recognition of the need for student scholarships.  Students must plan to be enrolled full time and demonstrate academic promise and financial need.

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Julie Heyward Scholarship (1st year)

established by a Nelson County resident to assist her neighbors in their desire to attend college.  Students must graduate from NCHS and demonstrate financial need.

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Julie Heyward Scholarship (2nd year)

established by a Nelson County resident to assist her neighbors in their desire to attend college.  Students must graduate from NCHS and demonstrate financial need.

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Keats Academic Award of Excellence in Radiography  (2nd year)

established by Dr. Patt Keats for a student who demonstrates academic excellence in their radiography program.

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Keats Academic Award of Excellence in Radiography (1st year)

established by Dr. Patt Keats for a student who demonstrates academic excellence in their radiography program.

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Keats Clinical Award of Excellence in Radiography (1st year)

established by Dr. Patt Keats for a student who demonstrates academic excellence in their clinicals in their radiography program.

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Keats Clinical Award of Excellence in Radiography (2nd year)

established by Dr. Patt Keats for a student who demonstrates academic excellence in their clinicals in their radiography program.

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Lila Lassetter Opportunity Scholarship

established by FOCUS to support women returning to school the Lila Lassetter Opportunity Scholarship is given annually to a woman over the age of 25 who lives and works in the PVCC service region and has a financial need.

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Luis W. Garfield Scholarship

established by Linda Hitt PVCC associate professor of accounting in memory of her father who believed in the importance of education and hard work and who completed his entire studies in accounting business and law as a night student.  Students must be enrolled in a business program or be taking business courses at time of application have taken at least 6 credits with a minimum 2.5 GPA demonstrate financial need and be self-supporting.

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Marian Groet Memorial Scholarship (for Nursing)

established by her daughter to honor Marian Groet who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan and later moved to Rochester N.Y. where her husband was employed by Kodak.  Students must be enrolled in the nursing program.  Preference will be given to women returning to school after a period of discontinuance.

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Marian Groet Memorial Scholarship (for General Studies for Nursing)

established by her daughter to honor Marian Groet who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan and later moved to Rochester N.Y. where her husband was employed by Kodak.  For students enrolled in the general studies for nursing program.  Preference will be given to single parent with young children or an adult returning to school after a period of discontinuance.

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Mary Jane King Scholarship

established by the PVCC community to honor Mary Jane King's longtime commitment to PVCC and it's scholarship program.  Students must be over 25 years of age and have a 2.0.

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MJH Diagnostic Medical Sonography Scholarships

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Neall Family Scholarship

established through the VCCS Office by the Neall Family.

 

Nicole Leigh Thompson Scholarship

established by David and Audrey Thompson in memory of their daughter Nicole who died in 1996.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of Western Albemarle High School where Nicole graduated in 1995.  Students must be a graduate of WAHS and plan to be enrolled full time demonstrate academic promise and financial need.

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Paying It Forward

established by the graduating classes of PVCC through their support.

 

Pete and Beth van der Linde Determination Scholarship

established by the children of Pete and Beth van der Linde to honor their parents who worked hard to forge a better life for themselves and their children.  Students must have a 2.5 GPA at time of application and demonstrate financial need.

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Peter Sloan Binns Memorial Scholarship

established by the family of Peter Sloan Binns a PVCC student who died in 2005.  Students must demonstrate academic promise and financial need.

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Polly Harvey Scholarship

established as a memorial to Polly Harvey by her heirs to continue her interest in education for the residents of Nelson County.

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PVCC Alumni Scholarship

established by PVCC alumni to support a student with financial need and a 2.0 GPA.

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PVCC Generosity Scholarship

established by a local family to help students who need financial assistance and have a 3.0 GPA.

 

Restaurant Weekly Culinary Arts Scholarship

established by local restaurants and the C-ville Weekly during restaurant week donations.

 

Retail Merchants Association of Charlottesville-Albemarle Scholarship

established by area merchants to assist adults who are returning to school following an extended absence.  Students must demonstrate financial need.

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Seaman Family Scholarship

established as a memorial to the parents of a former PVCC instructor to support a student in an AAS or certificate program at PVCC.  Through this fund family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Seaman wish to encourage students to follow their excellent example of self-reliance and service to others.

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SGA E.D. Holton Scholarship

established to help a female PVCC student of any age who is working toward her first undergraduate degree.  The applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, must take at least 9 credit hours per semester and have a successful completion rate of 67% or higher.

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SGA Joe McMurry Scholarship

established to help a PVCC SGA member who is working toward their first undergraduate degree and plan to transfer to a four year school.  The recipient must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, at least nine credit hours per semester and a successful completion rate of 67% or higher of all credits enrolled.

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Smyth Scholarship for Nursing

established by the Smyth Foundation Fund in the CACF.  The scholarship was established for current PVCC students who are Virginia residents and has been accepted into the Nursing Program.  There is an opportunity to renew following successful completion of the first year with a 3.0 GPA.

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Stehlik-Hassler Scholarship

established by Elena Prien to honor her parents.  Her mother came to the United States from what was then Czechoslovakia at the age of 11.  Her father's parents were immigrants, also from Czechoslovakia.

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Student Success Fund

established to assistance students with financial need and who are not able to receive financial aid.

 

Susan B. Chartres Scholarship

established to remember a former PVCC faculty member who gave generously to the college and the community through her love of French language and culture her musical talents and her appreciation of human nature and the human experience.  Students must be a female enrolled in a transfer program at time of application demonstrate academic promise and articulate definite educational and career goals be enrolled full time and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

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Susie N. Blair Scholarship

Given to honor a Scottsville native who taught drama and English for 35 years at Hollins College and was a leader of church civic and cultural affairs in Scottsville.  Student must live in the Scottsville area or southern Albemarle County plan to be enrolled full time.  Demonstrate academic ability and financial need and articulate career goals.

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Timothy Abbott Scholarship

established in memory of PVCC respiratory therapy graduate Timothy Abbott.  Students must be enrolled in the second semester of the PVCC nursing program at time of application and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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Tros-Dale Scholarship (for current students)

established from the assets of a Scottsville group home that closed in the 1980s to assist PVCC students with academic promise and financial need.  The Tros-Dale Board agreed to donate the home's assets to PVCC because many of the college's students have the same needs as the boys who lived at the home.  Students must be residents of the PVCC service region maintain a 2.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

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Tros-Dale Scholarship (for high school seniors)

established from the assets of a Scottsville group home that closed in the 1980s to assist PVCC students with academic promise and financial need.  The Tros-Dale Board agreed to donate the home's assets to PVCC because many of the college's students have the same needs as the boys who lived at the home.  Students must be residents of the PVCC service region maintain a 2.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

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Tucker Bishop Memorial Scholarship

Established by Buz and Sara Bishop in memory of their son Tucker, whose courage, humor, compassion, and grace in the face of severe hardship inspired all who knew him. Through this scholarship Tucker's parents wish to encourage students with disabilities to pursue their dreams of college. To be eligible, you must have a special need such as physical or learning disability and plan to be enrolled for at least 12 hours a semester for the year of the award.

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V. Earl Dickinson Scholarship

established by friends of the Honorable V. Earl Dickinson to recognize his 40-year career in public service in Louisa County and in the Virginia House of Delegates.  Students must graduate from LCHS with unweighted GPA of at least 3.0 enroll full time and articulate well-thought-out educational and career goals.

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Valley Proteins Fellows Scholarship

The students for this scholarship are recommended by the scholarship program at PVCC, recommended by a faculty member and endorsed by the President.

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Virginia Vermiculite Ltd. Scholarship

established by a Louisa County business to support PVCC students from Louisa County.  Students must have graduated from LCHS, live in Louisa County and plan to be enrolled full time demonstrate academic potential and have financial need.

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W. Earle Crank Scholarship

Given by Mrs. Phyloise Crank Hunt in memory of her father W. Earle Crank a former Commonwealth's Attorney for Louisa County.  Awarded to a graduating Louisa County High School student planning to enroll in a transfer program at PVCC.  Students must demonstrate academic potential and have financial need.

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W.I.S.E. Scholarship

established by the WISE Women, LLC of Keswick, VA to assist a single mother who is striving to do better for themselves and their family.  The student should maintain a 2.0 GPA.

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Walt Levering Scholarship

established to honor the memory of Walt Levering by his family and friends.  The student should be enrolled in a computer science or information technology program.

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Watterson Honors Scholarship

established by the children of John W. Watterson Jr. who worked his way through Western Reserve University in Cleveland in the 1920s.  Because his family did not have the means Watterson was forced to delay college for a year.  Once he got to college he was a very gifted and versatile student.  Students must be enrolled in the PVCC Honors Program and demonstrate financial need.

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William J. Kehoe Scholarship

established for a female or a minority have a GPA of at least 3.0 and be enrolled in the business administration degree.

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William Newman Nursing Scholarship

 

 

Woodrow W. Bolick Scholarship

established by family and friends to honor the memory of a long-time friend of PVCC.  The student center in PVCC's main building also is named for Mr. Bolick a founding member of the PVCC Board and the one credited with choosing the college's name.  Students must be residents of the PVCC service region demonstrate academic promise and financial need.

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