Apr 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
  
2024-2025 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 https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa to determine eligibility for most types of financial aid. P&HCC students may be eligible for the following types of grants:

  • Federal Pell Grant (PELL) - Under this federal program, students are entitled to financial aid awards based on the student’s financial need and the instutional cost of attendance. This grant is made to students who are enrolled in an eligible program of study and meeting all other eligibility requirements.  Pell funds are 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, contingent upon funding availability.  
  • G3 Grant - G3 is the Governor’s proposed investment in making community college more affordable for eligible low-income and middle-income Virginians who enroll in certain programs that lead to jobs in high-demand fields.  G3 is a last-dollar program for any Virginia resident who qualifies for in-state tuition and whose family income falls below an identified threshold. Eligible students may enroll in programs leading to FastForward short-term credentials, certificates, or associate degrees.  A FAFSA application is required to determine a student’s eligibility for this grant.
  • 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 one to eight credits, who generally, because of their less than half-time status, do not qualify for other forms of financial aid. To be eligible, students can’t exceed eight credits of enrollment, must be domiciliary residents of Virginia and demonstrate financial need. This grant also assists with tuition only and is contingent upon availability of 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 in 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 - 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: P&HCC 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.

Surviving Spouse and Any Child of Those Killed in the Line of Duty - Tuition and fee waivers

Children and spouses of law enforcement officers, campus police, firefighters, correctional and jail personnel, special forest warden, special agents of the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control, members of the Virginia State Defense Force, sheriff, deputy sheriff, Virginia National Guard members or rescue squad members who have been killed in the line of duty are entitled to free tuition and required fees. To be eligible for assistance under this program, an applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. The children must between the ages of 16 and 25.
  2. The chief administrative office of the law enforcement agency or other appropriate agency must certify that the deceased parent was employed or serving in the required capacity and was killed in the line of duty while serving or living in the Commonwealth.
  3. The surviving spouse or child is admitted to, enrolled at and is attending a public institution of higher education.
  4. The certification must be submitted to the college Financial Aid office.
  5. The applicant must maintain satisfactory academic progress for the continuation of eligibility.

The SEED Fund

The SEED Fund, sponsored by The Harvest Foundation, provides up to two and a half years of education at Patrick & Henry Community College at no cost to the student or their family. SEED students can choose to pursue an associate degree, certificate or career studies certificate. In order to qualify for the SEED Fund, the student must 1) be a resident of Martinsville or Henry County and have in-state residency status at the time of the award, 2) have a minimum high school grade point average of at least 2.5, 3) enroll at P&HCC the fall semester following graduation from high school or completion of the GED (high-school age population only) or homeschool program, 4) complete the SEED application and the P&HCC application, 5) file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year, and 6) complete eight hours of community service each year. For more information on the SEED Fund and to apply click here

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships - Provided funding is available, the P&HCC 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 P&HCC. See the P&HCC 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.
  • Amy Thompson Ferguson Memorial Art & Math Scholarship - Awarded to a student enrolled in art or math-based programs of study.
  • CD Stapleton/Reliable Welding Scholarship - Awarded to students who are enrolled in both the machining and welding programs of study. Preference is given for financial need, but not limited to financial aid recipients.
  • Wanda Ayers-Slate Nursing Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to a Patrick County resident who is enrolled in the nursing curriculum.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 and Beatrice 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.
  • 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 P&HCC 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 P&HCC. 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
  • 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 P&HCC in the Early Childhood Education programs or  high school students planning to attend P&HCC 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 a full-time student 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 a student with demonstrated financial need and a 2.5 GPA.
  • 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 P&HCC 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 P&HCC 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 P&HCC service area.
  • Dorothy Robertson, Bobbie Whitlow, and Youce Young Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to a student with a 2.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 P&HCC are scholarships 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 Outside Scholarships/Private Loans webpage.