Register now for springtime scholarships

Published 3:05 pm Friday, October 9, 2009

While fall semester is well under way, it’s not too soon to think about taking courses this spring. Registration for spring semester begins Nov. 16, with classes starting Jan. 11, and the application deadline for local scholarships and grants is Nov. 6. Through the generosity of various individuals and organizations, these awards are available to help students “Get Ahead.” Following are examples of some of the awards available for spring.

King’s Fork Woman’s Club of Suffolk Scholarship

The King’s Fork Woman’s Club of Suffolk has designated a $150 scholarship to be awarded to an adult student. The only requirement for applying is an essay describing the applicant’s goals (personal or professional), why the selected continuing education courses are important and how this scholarship might help.

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RE/MAX Career Grant

Established and funded by RE/MAX AcrossTown, Inc. in Suffolk, this scholarship provides two annual $500 Career Preparation Grants for Suffolk Students. Criteria include interest in career/job preparation; enrollment in at least six semester hours of an Associate or Applied Science degree or certificate program at PDCCC; two letters of reference; and a 300- to 500-word essay telling what career/job you have chosen and why.

Col. Lula B. Holland, U.S. Army (Ret.) Scholarship

Established by Helivi Holland in honor of her mother, Col. Lula Holland, this $250 scholarship provides an award for books and incidentals related to the completion of a degree by a non-traditional student.

Criteria include high school graduate or GED recipient; enrollment in at least six semester hours of an Associate or Applied Science Degree Program at PDCCC; starting college at age 21 or older; resident of Suffolk; financial need; proof of community service; two letters of reference; and an essay describing how the decision was made to begin pursuing a college education at an age greater than 21 years old, as well as future plans.

Perry R. Adams Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Perry R. Adams, the founding president of Paul D. Camp Community College. In his lifetime, Dr. Adams devoted 55 years to education. His outstanding career included teaching at all levels (kindergarten through university) and serving as Vice Chancellor for the Virginia Community College System. The criteria for this $250 award include high school graduate; enrollment in a certificate or degree program at PDCCC; a minimum 2.5 GPA; and demonstrated need.

For information on other scholarships available for spring semester and other options at PDCCC, call

569-6700, or visit