PVCC Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

The cost of higher education continues to rise, making access to college beyond the financial reach of many. Many students at PVCC receive need-based state or federal financial assistance, but most still have unmet financial need. In addition to school, students balance work and family obligations. Expenses such as housing, transportation and childcare often prevent students from succeeding.

The PVCC Educational Foundation provides opportunities for donors to assist students in achieving their educational and career goals. Scholarships in any form or size make a positive and meaningful impact. They not only lessen the financial burden for students, but also serve as a tangible reminder that others believe in their future. Your gift can help close this gap and ensure that the doors of opportunity for learning remain open to all those seeking personal and professional development.

The PVCC Educational Foundation manages more than 100 named and endowed scholarship funds. Gifts can be made to support existing scholarships, award one-time scholarships or create endowed scholarships.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships are established at the $50,000 gift level. The donor determines the criteria under which the scholarship is established and named. Donors may choose to leave their scholarships "unrestricted" in order to assure that all available funds can be matched to the broadest pool of eligible students. Some donors prefer to build academic, geographic, field of study or need restrictions into their gift agreements.

After a review of the terms and conditions of the scholarship, the PVCC Scholarship Committee reviews the pool of all eligible applicants to determine the most qualified candidates and makes selections for scholarship awards. 

Annual Scholarships

Donors may establish annually supported scholarships with a gift of $500.  Scholarship funds are distributed in amounts based on the donor’s current annual contributions and depend on recurring yearly contributions from the donor for continuance. 

The donor determines the criteria under which the scholarship is established and named. Donors may choose to leave their scholarships "unrestricted" in order to assure that all available funds can be matched to the broadest pool of eligible students. Some donors prefer to build academic, geographic, field of study or need restrictions into their gift agreements.

After a review of the terms and conditions of the scholarship, the PVCC Scholarship Committee reviews the pool of all eligible applicants to determine the most qualified candidates and makes selections for scholarship awards.

PVCC Greene County Early College Scholars Program

The Greene County Early College Scholars Program was created in 2015 to provide scholarship opportunities for students at William Monroe High School to attend PVCC’s Early College Program. PVCC’s Early College Program permits students to pursue an associate of science degree while attending William Monroe High School—something that gives them a jumpstart on their post-secondary education. In the last five years, more than $150,000 has been raised for the program thanks to the generosity of community donors. Gifts provide scholarships for deserving but financially needy William Monroe High School students to attend PVCC’s Early College Program at the PVCC Giuseppe Center. To date 107 scholarships totaling $111,000 have been awarded, making it possible for students to complete 567 credit hours.

PVCC General Scholarship Fund

If you’d like to contribute to a scholarship, but do not meet the minimum naming requirements, you can direct gifts to the PVCC General Scholarship Fund. Contributions provide scholarship and emergency assistance funds for deserving students. Recipients are chosen by the PVCC Scholarship Committee.