Sep 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
  
2021-2022 Catalog

Types of Financial Aid


Grants are awards based on financial need and do not require repayment. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov to determine eligibility for most types of financial aid. PHCC students may be eligible for the following types of grants:

  • Federal Pell Grant (PELL) - Under this federal program, students are entitled to financial aid that varies according to the student’s financial need and to the cost of education. The grant is made to students who are enrolled in an eligible program of study and is prorated according to the number of credits enrolled each semester.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) - Federal Pell Grant students with the lowest expected family contribution (EFC) will be eligible for FSEOG of at least $100 from federal funds. All applicants for financial aid who complete a FAFSA and are eligible for the Pell Grant are given consideration for the FSEOG funds if funding is available.
  • Virginia Commonwealth Award (COMA) -COMA is a state grant that will assist with tuition only. Students who are enrolled at least half time, are domiciliary residents of Virginia, and demonstrate financial need will be considered for this grant. Awarding is contingent upon funding availability.
  • Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (VGAP) -VGAP assists with tuition for students who are entering college for the first time. They must enroll full- time, be graduates of a Virginia high school, have a GPA of at least 2.5 and demonstrate financial need. This grant is renewable if full-time status and GPA of at least 2.0 are maintained, as well as advancing a class level each award year. Awarding is contingent upon funding availability.
  • Part-time Tuition Assistance Program (PTAP) -PTAP assists eligible students who enroll for 1 to 8 credits, who generally, because of their less than half- time status, do not qualify for other forms of financial aid. They must be enrolled in no more than 8 credits, are domiciliary residents of Virginia and demonstrate financial need. This grant also assists with tuition only and based upon available funding.
  • Federal Work Study (FWS) - FWS can provide money to eligible students to help with educational costs while attending college. This federally sponsored program provides students part-time employment on the college campus or with off-campus non- profit organizations. Students must be enrolled at least six credit hours and demonstrate financial need to be considered. Students desiring this form of assistance should contact the financial aid office and fill out the FAFSA.
  • Loans - are borrowed funds and require repayment according to the creditor’s guidelines. By accepting a loan, students have a legal responsibility to pay the loan amount as instructed in a promissory note.

NOTE: PHCC does not participate in the Federal Family Education Loan Programs (Direct subsidized and unsubsidized loans and Direct PLUS loans). Students who may need to consider loans to attend Patrick Henry Community College will need to seek private or alternative student loans.

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships – Provided funding is available, the PHCC Foundation provides scholarships which are financial awards to students based on grades, community service or other requirements set forth by individual scholarship donors. Gifts from individuals and local community organizations have made the following scholarships possible. They are available to all qualified students enrolled at PHCC. See the PHCC Website for current information.

  • Christopher M. Abercrombie Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students who are graduates of a high school in Martinsville or Henry County and who are enrolled as full-time students in the college transfer program.
  • Sylvia Adams Nursing Scholarship - Awarded to nursing students with a 2.0 GPA or higher. Preference given to students planning to work in the nursing field in Martinsville or Henry County.
  • Mary Grace Adkins Culinary Arts Memorial Endowed Scholarship -Awarded to students enrolled in the Culinary Arts program. Students may be enrolled part-time. Students must have demonstrated financial need, be involved in community service, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and have at least a 3.0 high school GPA if enrolling directly out of high school. Priority given to students who are single parents.
  • Melvin L. Adkins Motorsports Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to motorsports students who are enrolled full-time. Students must also demonstrate financial need, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and have at least a 3.0 high school GPA if enrolling directly out of high school.
  • Altrusa International of Martinsville and Henry County Scholarship - Awarded to students who are residents of Martinsville or Henry County with demonstrated community service. Preference is given to students enrolled in a program of study related to the Arts or a career of public service.
  • J.D. Bassett, Sr. Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to full-time students who demonstrate financial need. Priority is given to Henry County, Patrick County, and Martinsville residents enrolled in a transfer curriculum.
  • Charles C. Bassett Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students who are Martinsville or Henry County residents enrolled in business administration, business technology/management, or computer aided drafting and design (CADD) with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Beta Sigma Phi, Virginia Xi Epsilon Chapter Scholarship - Awarded to full-time, female students 25 years of age or older who demonstrate financial need and have a 3.0 GPA.
  • Blue Ridge Bank Scholarship - Awarded to students who are graduates of a high school in the service region or the Carlisle School. Students must be enrolled full-time and have a 2.5 GPA.
  • Blue Ridge Human Resource Association Scholarship - Awarded to students who are an employee or dependent of an employee of a Blue Ridge Human Resources Association member company with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Bill Brammer Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to full-time students demonstrating financial need. Priority is given to employees or dependents of employees of Bassett Furniture, then to Bassett High School graduates. Recipients must have a 2.5 GPA.
  • H. Earl Bullard Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to students who are residents of the Fieldale community who are at least 25 years of age and demonstrate community involvement and financial need.
  • Samuel Byrd and Beatrice Minter May Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to full-time students enrolled in a degree or certificate program with a preference to residents of the  Fieldale community. Students should demonstrate financial need and have a 2.0 GPA.
  • Dr. J.W. Clark Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled full-time in the healthcare curriculum with a 2.5 GPA.
  • CMP-HR Electrical Engineering Scholarship - Awarded to students who are residents or natives of Patrick County who graduated from Patrick County High School and are first-year students at PHCC. Students must be enrolled in a transfer curriculum planning to major in electrical engineering and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • CMP-HR Human Resources Scholarship - Awarded to students who are residents or natives of Patrick County who graduated from Patrick County High School and are first-year students at PHCC. Students must be enrolled in a transfer curriculum planning to major in human resources or business and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
  • Dan and Mary Cobbs Legacy Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to students who are enrolled in the Education curriculum and plan to be a future teacher.
  • Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship - Awarded to full-time, associate degree seeking students who plan to graduate from a Virginia Community College. Selections are based on academic excellence to students who demonstrate a willingness to promote community college education, show a willingness to mentor future scholars, and demonstrate a commitment to developing leadership potential.
  • Community Service Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students demonstrating a commitment to community service and students who have diagnosed, documented attention deficit disorder (ADD) or another learning disability. Students must have a 2.5 GPA.
  • Corporal Jonathan W. Bowling Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students who are  graduates of Patrick County High School with demonstrated financial need who are planning to attend PHCC and work in a public service field such as criminal justice, firefighting, paramedic, EMT, nursing, or education.
  • Judge Kenneth W. and Norma P. Covington Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students who are residents of Martinsville, Henry or Patrick County. Students must have demonstrated financial need and a 2.0 GPA.
  • Thomas Page Dalton Memorial Endowed Scholarship -  Awarded to students enrolled in the General Studies transfer curriculum and who are residents of Martinsville or Henry County and have a 2.5 GPA. 
  • Eldred M. Davis Memorial Athletic Scholarship- Awarded to student athletes who are graduates of Bassett High School and have a 3.0 GPA. Students must be active participants in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes group.
  • Marty Davis Memorial Nursing Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in the RN or PN program with a 2.5 GPA.
  • Shelley Frith Drane Performing Arts Memorial Endowed Scholarship -Awarded to students enrolled in the Performing Arts program. Students must be enrolled full-time and have demonstrated financial need. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA if enrolling directly out of high school. Priority given to members of the International Thespian Society or students who completed necessary hours if the school does not participate in the program.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarship - The General Joseph Martin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution awards a scholarship to students enrolled in the nursing curriculum. Students must be a resident of Martinsville/Henry County, maintain a 2.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarship - The Patrick Henry Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution awards a scholarship to students who have a 3.0 GPA, are  U.S. citizens and reside in Martinsville or Henry County.
  • Cindy and David Deal Scholarship - Awarded to students with preference given to graduates of Martinsville High School. Students must be enrolled full-time and have a 2.5 GPA. 
  • Alma M. Dillon Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students with demonstrated community service. Students must have a 2.5 GPA.
  • Roxann Dillon Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students who are enrolled in the Education or Teacher Prep curriculum. Students must be residents of Henry County or Martinsville and have a 2.5 GPA.
  • Dillow-Meador Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in a degree or certificate program. Students must demonstrate financial need and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
  • H. Clay Earles Endowed Scholarship Fund - Awarded to students with a preference to entering freshmen with a 2.5 GPA.
  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Honorary Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students who are enrolled full-time in the Motorsports curriculum and have a 2.5 GPA.
  • Eastman Chemical Center for Advanced Film Manufacturing -Awarded to students enrolled in the Advanced Film Manufacturing Career Studies Certificate program and have a 2.75 GPA.
  • Vickie Edwards-Duncan Legacy Scholarship - Awarded to nursing students who are graduates of Martinsville, Patrick County or Galax High School.
  • Entre Nous Book Club Scholarship - Awarded to students who are residents of Martinsville or Henry County who demonstrate financial need and have a 2.5 GPA. Preference is given to students planning to pursue an English major.
  • Sandra Moore Estes Memorial Nursing Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in the RN or PN programs. Preference is given to students who are single mothers.
  • Haley and Breanna Ferguson Art Scholarship – Awarded to students who are enrolled full-time in the General Studies Visual Arts Specialization curriculum.
  • Figsboro-Pleasant Grove Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students living in Franklin County or the Figsboro community. Students must have a 2.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need and have community service involvement.
  • Friends of Drewry Mason Scholarship - Awarded to full-time students who are graduates of a Martinsville or Henry County school. Students must have demonstrated financial need and have a 3.0 GPA.
  • James Burness Frith Business Administration Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to full-time business administration students with demonstrated financial need and a 3.0 GPA (or high school 3.5 GPA if enrolling directly out of high school). Priority is given to first generation college students.
  • Ellen P. Gale Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to business or education students with a 2.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need.
  • General Textbook Scholarship - Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need and a 2.0 GPA.
  • Irving M. Groves, Jr. Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need and a 2.0 GPA.
  • Paul Grubb Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to Administration of Justice students enrolled in at least six semester credits with demonstrated financial need and a 2.0 GPA.
  • Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship - Awarded to full-time General Engineering or Motorsports students with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Ron and Mary B. Haley Educational Scholarship - Awarded to Patrick County High School graduates with a 2.5 GPA.
  • John and Sally Hanbury Vice Presidential Scholarship - Awarded to business administration, accounting, or legal assisting students with a 2.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need.
  • Emory and Gertrude Harris Memorial Scholarship -Awarded to Patrick County High School graduates who demonstrate financial need and are interested in careers in law enforcement, healthcare, Administration of Justice or agribusiness.
  • Martha Lou Henry Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in the nursing program. 
  • Henry County Rotary Club Annual Scholarship - Awarded to students who are graduates of a Martinsville or Henry County high school. Students must be enrolled full-time with demonstrated financial need and a 2.5 GPA.
  • Henry County Rotary Club Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students who are graduates of a Martinsville or Henry County high school. Students must be enrolled full-time with demonstrated financial need and a 2.5 GPA.
  • Dr. Greg and Renee Hodges Scholarship - Awarded to  full-time students with a 2.5 GPA. Priority is given to students planning a career in the education field.
  • Honorable Gerald L. Baliles Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship -Awarded to first-time, full-time students who will be enrolled at PHCC. Students must demonstrate potential for public service and a commitment to developing civic leadership. Students must have a 2.0 GPA.
  • Honorable Gerald L. Baliles Memorial Endowed Public Service Scholarship - Awarded to  students planning to attend Patrick Henry Community College enrolling full time in the fall semester following high school graduation. Students must be a graduating senior from Patrick County High School and residents of Patrick County. A 2.5 GPA is required and students must be planning to enter a field of public service such as Criminal Justice, Firefighting, Nursing, Education, EMT or Paramedic and Occupational or Physical Therapy.
  • Howmet Aerospace Foundation Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in the Industrial Electronics Technology program of study with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Human Services Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in the Human Services program who have a 2.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need.
  • Dr. Jethro Hurt Irby Endowed Nursing Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in the nursing curriculum with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Na’Jada C. Joyce Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to student who are residents of Martinsville or Henry County. Students can be enrolled at PHCC in the Early Childhood Education programs or  high school students planning to attend PHCC in the Early Childhood Education programs.
  • Kiwanis Club of Martinsville Scholarship - Awarded to students who are graduates of Bassett, Martinsville or Magna Vista High School. Students must be enrolled full-time with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Abigail Elizabeth Laine Honorary Scholarship - Awarded to students who are graduates of Bassett High School. Students must have a 3.5 GPA and be enrolled in the General Studies program.
  • Donald Kay Lawson Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship - Awarded to students in the nursing program who have demonstrated financial need. 
  • Evelyn Lawing Educational Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students who have a 2.0 GPA.
  • Kate Legard Memorial Scholarship -Awarded to students who have a 3.0 GPA and are residents of Martinsville or Henry County.
  • Jane Leizer Honorary Performing Arts Scholarship -Awarded to students enrolled in the General Studies Performing Arts curriculum. Students must be full-time with demonstrated financial need and a 2.0 GPA.
  • Roy Lessly Memorial Athletic Scholarship - Awarded to students who are active members of an athletic team. Students must have demonstrated financial need and a 3.0 GPA.
  • George W. Lester, III Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in the General Studies transfer curriculum with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Alice Lester Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to full-time students with a preference to those enrolled in a transfer curriculum.
  • Marlene Lopez Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to students with a preference to entering freshmen. Students must have a 3.5 GPA and full-time enrollment.
  • Sarah L. Mansfield, RN, Memorial Nursing Scholarship - Awarded to first-year nursing students in fall semester and second-year nursing students in the spring semester. Preference is given to displaced homemakers.
  • Dr. Susan Martin Honorary Nursing Scholarship - Awarded to  students enrolled in the RN program or those who have been accepted to begin the program. Student must be in-state for tuition purposes and a resident of Henry County. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and priority is given to students who have demonstrated community service.
  • Wesley F. Martin Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in an education program. Students must have a 3.0 GPA.
  • Martinsville and Henry County Lions Club Scholarship - Awarded to full-time students enrolled in the nursing curriculum with a 2.0 GPA. Students must be residents of Martinsville or Henry County. First preference is given to the son, daughter, or grandchild of a current Martinsville Lions Club member; second preference is given to the son, daughter, or grandchild of any past member; third preference is given to the son, daughter, or grandchild of a current member of any Lions Club.
  • Julie Meador Honorary Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in a certificate or degree program with a 3.0 GPA. Priority is given to students living with a potentially disabling condition or who are the primary caretaker of a disabled relative.
  • Misty’s Wings of Hope Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to first-year nursing students with demonstrated financial need.
  • H. Grady Moore, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to full-time, female PHCC students participating in an athletics program with a 2.0 GPA.
  • Walter N. Morris Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and have a 2.5 GPA. Preference is given to residents of Henry County, Patrick County, or the City of Martinsville.
  • Mt. Sinai Apostle Church of Christ in God Scholarship - Awarded to students active in Mt. Sinai Apostle Church of Christ in God who maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Maureen Quarles Thompson Norman Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to African American students with demonstrated financial need. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and funds can be used for tuition, textbooks or other needs.
  • Nursing Student Association Scholarship - Awarded to students in the RN program who are  current NSA members and meet the participation and project requirements of the organization. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and submit a letter of recommendation from the nursing program faculty.
  • Fleetus Lee Owens Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students in the Business Technology curriculum, with preference to students in the Entrepreneurship/Small Business specialization. Students must be full-time, demonstrate financial need, and have a 3.0 GPA.
  • William Letcher Pannill Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to full-time students who demonstrate financial need and have a 2.5 GPA.
  • Alison Bailey Parker Fine Arts Memorial Endowed Scholarship – Awarded to students enrolled in the Fine Arts curriculum with a 2.5 GPA.
  • Patrick Henry Scholars - Awarded to up to ten students selected from high schools in the college’s service region (Patrick County, Henry County, and the City of Martinsville). Students receive a full tuition, textbook and all associated fees scholarship. Students who have completed an accredited homeschool program are also eligible. Students must display academic and leadership potential along with a 3.0 GPA. Students must perform volunteer, community service, and extracurricular activities while a member of the program. Patrick Henry Scholars are members of a prestigious community of scholars and are provided an intense and enriching college experience through activities and services designed to create a stimulating learning environment.
  • A. L. Philpott Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to full-time students with a 2.5 GPA. Students must have demonstrated financial need and be enrolled full-time. Priority is given to Bassett High School graduates.
  • Helen B. Racey Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to full-time students with demonstrated financial need who are planning a career in the Education field.
  • Cristy Reynolds Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to full-time students with demonstrated financial need and a 2.5 GPA. Preference is given to first generation college students.
  • Jessie Frye Rhodes Nursing Scholarship - Awarded to nursing students in their final semester who are eligible for graduation from the PN and RN program. Students must demonstrate financial need, have a 3.0 GPA, reside in the PHCC service area, and submit an additional essay.
  • Jessie Frye Rhodes Nursing Textbook Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in the RN or PN programs who have demonstrated financial need, a 2.5 GPA, and are residents in the PHCC service area.
  • Jessie Frye Rhodes Nursing Uniform Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in the RN or PN programs who have demonstrated financial need, a 2.5 GPA, and are residents in the PHCC service area.
  • Dorothy Robertson Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to students with demonstrated financial with a 2.0 GPA or higher.
  • Sells, Hogg, and Associates Scholarship - Awarded to a student enrolled in a business curriculum with a 2.5 GPA.
  • Bobby Scruggs Charitable Foundation Motorsports Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in the Motorsports curriculum.
  • Betty Jane Simpson Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in the nursing program with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Slate-Wilson Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to full-time students with a 2.5 GPA. Students must be a dependent of a full-time Martinsville city employee.
  • Kathleen Smith Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to full-time students with a 2.0 GPA. Students must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program and have demonstrated financial need.
  • Smith Mountain Lake Garden Club Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in at least six credits with a 2.0 GPA.
  • Dan Spaugh Theatre Program Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in the General Studies Performing Arts curriculum with demonstrated financial need and a 2.5 GPA.
  • Peggy Spencer Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to students with a 3.0 GPA and who are  residents of Martinsville or Henry County.
  • Stanley Family Foundation Scholarship - Awarded to Bassett/Stanleytown area residents enrolling as freshmen in an occupational or technical program.
  • Roy C. Stone Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to full-time students who demonstrate financial need and have a 2.5 GPA.
  • William F. Stone, Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need.
  • Lloyd Swain Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need and a 2.5 GPA. Preference is given to students enrolled in the electronics/electrical technology program.
  • David A. Swanson Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to graduates of a Martinsville or Henry County High School with preference given to students enrolled in the Business or Education curriculum. Student must have a 2.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need.
  • Sylvester and Marie F. Turner Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students who are residents of Henry County with demonstrated financial need, community service involvement and a 3.0 GPA.
  • Valley Star Credit Union Scholarship - Awarded to full-time business students with demonstrated financial need and a 2.0 GPA. Priority is given to sophomore level students.
  • Archie W. Vipperman Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to full-time students with  demonstrated financial need and a 2.0 GPA. Students must be residents of Virginia.
  • Virginia Tech Transfer Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to students with verified admission as a transfer student to Virginia Tech with a 2.5 GPA.
  • Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission- Awarded to students in STEM-H programs of study along with those completing a certificate or degree within one year. Tobacco funds are last dollar tuition assistance. Students must reside in the Tobacco region and have demonstrated satisfactory progress on prior college work with a 2.0 GPA or higher each semester of funding.
  • Coach Kenny Wade Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to student athletes with full-time enrollment and a 2.5 GPA.
  • Kathy Whitley Honorary Nursing Scholarship - Awarded to second-year nursing students with a 2.5 GPA. A letter of recommendation is required from a member of the nursing faculty.
  • Iris Whitlow Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to Patrick County High School graduates who are enrolled full-time and have a 2.5 GPA. Priority is given to students planning a career in the business field.
  • Max and Roslyn Wingett Athletic Scholarship - Awarded to student athletes who are enrolled full-time and have a 3.0 GPA.
  • Roslyn Wingett Visual Arts Scholarship - Awarded to full-time General Studies Visual Arts Specialization students. Students must present a portfolio during a committee interview.
  • Wood Brothers Honorary Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled full-time in the Motorsports curriculum with a 2.5 GPA.
  • Workforce Development Scholarship - Awarded to students in workforce programs.

Scholarships outside of PHCC are scholarship of which Patrick Henry Community College has been made aware. Scholarships listed on this site are through outside lenders, businesses, foundations, or individuals and may be used not only at Patrick Henry Community College but any college that meets the qualifications. Listing of scholarships may be accessed through the Financial Aid webpage, www.patrickhenry.edu.