Piedmont Virginia Community College Announces Nicklous Pendleton Memorial Scholarship Fund

Charlottesville, Va. – April 4, 2023 – Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) is pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship in memory of Nicklous Pendleton. The scholarship will be awarded annually to graduates of Louisa County High School enrolled in associate degree programs of study at PVCC.

PVCC Dean of Student Services Andrew Renshaw stated, “We are grateful to have the opportunity to partner with Nick’s family and friends to honor his legacy in such an impactful way. This new scholarship will help ensure that future students at PVCC have the necessary financial resources to pursue their educational and career goals.”

Pendleton was a 2021 graduate of Louisa County High School and later enrolled at PVCC where he was pursuing a degree in Business Administration. He is remembered by those closest to him for his sweet demeanor and the kindness he showed to others.

In a statement, his mother, Cristen Bowles, shared, "Nick was a student at PVCC, majoring in business and planning to transfer to James Madison University or the University of Virginia. Ultimately, he would have owned a successful business one day. You just knew that.” Bowles further expressed, “While Nick was taken from us too soon, community college was an important part of his story and his part of the American dream. We would like to use his legacy to support other students and help provide this important avenue for upward mobility and success. Community colleges are the entry point for millions of Americans, especially first-generation college goers and other students underrepresented in higher education. Through this scholarship we hope that others may have access to their career and educational future and dreams."

Visit pvcc.edu/donors-friends/pendleton-scholarship to learn more about the Nicklous Pendleton Memorial Scholarship Fund.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential and excellence in all programs and services. Visit pvcc.edu.


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