Pitt Community College Foundation Scholarship Information
During the past decade, the PCC Foundation has significantly increased its activities and assets in an effort to provide much more support to Pitt Community College’s mission. For example, more than 900 students received scholarships and/or special educational assistance funds from the PCC Foundation during the past year. The foundation provided over $282,000 in scholarships and mini- grants, $173,000 for educational program services and activities, and $152,816 in general donations to support the college last year. The foundation has also provided significant support for capital construction on campus.
The Pitt CC Foundation Scholarship Committee with the assistance of faculty and staff review all scholarship applications and establish a list of scholarship awards.
In an effort to support the college’s goal of supporting students’ success, retention, and completion, the Pitt CC Foundation has designated more scholarship funding for current and returning students. Approximately 60% of the scholarships are awarded to these students and 40% of the scholarships are awarded to provide access to college for new students. Most scholarship awards are made once each year in the spring (May) for the following fall and spring semesters.
Scholarship recipients are encouraged to write a thank you note to the donors and they are invited to attend an annual Scholarship Reception in the fall semester to meet their donors and supporters of the scholarship program.