PVCC receives grant from Walmart to support the Early Scholars Program

In December 2018, the PVCC Educational Foundation received a $5,000 grant from Walmart Community Grants to support the Greene County Early College Scholars Program. The scholars program was created in 2013 to provide scholarship opportunities for students at William Monroe High School in Greene County to attend PVCC’s Early College Program.

The program allows high-achieving high school students the opportunity to complete an associate degree or general education certificate concurrently with a high school diploma. Utilizing dual enrollment classes offered in the high schools along with classes offered at PVCC, students complete their degree requirements while saving money.

Krissy Lester, Human Resources Manager of the Walmart Distribution Center in Zions Crossroads and PVCC Educational Foundation board member said, “We are thrilled to support the Greene County Early College Scholars Program. By investing in these students’ future our community benefits in tangible ways.”

Walmart Community Grants aims to give back locally in the areas of education, hunger relief, health, economic development, diversity, public safety and sustainability.

The PVCC Educational Foundation was established in 1982 to cultivate and provide financial support for Piedmont Virginia Community College. The Foundation is governed by a board of directors comprised of representatives from the business, financial and professional areas in the communities served and of college faculty and staff. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

For more information on how to contribute to the Greene County Early College Scholars Program, please visit www.pvcc.edu/donate-greene.