WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College VISIONS Career Development and Scholarship Program is putting together its next class and is seeking applications from juniors at each of Pitt County’s six public high schools.
Since 2004, VISIONS has helped more than 1,000 Pitt County high school students receive the guidance and support they needed to earn diplomas and move into higher education and/or the workplace. Each year, the program offers participants academic tutoring, one-on-one mentoring, and career exploration and support.
“VISIONS has been very successful at helping students discover more about themselves and meet their full potential,” said PCC VISIONS Director Rebecca Warren. “It’s exciting to see them graduate from high school, pursue a PCC education, and become successful members of the workforce.”
PCC VISIONS High School Coordinator Katelynn Speas says VISIONS applications are available on the foundation website. They can be completed and submitted online through Oct. 16, she said, adding that applicants must also email a pair of completed “Teacher Recommendation” forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered for VISIONS participation, Speas said students must be high school juniors pursuing a high school diploma in a standard course of study with a GPA between 2.0 and 3.2 and no discipline issues. They must have a demonstrated financial need, plans to attend PCC, and be eligible for in-state tuition.
In addition to receiving support services from VISIONS staff throughout their junior and senior years of high school, VISIONS participants receive a $1,000-scholarship ($500 per semester) to attend PCC after high school graduation. The scholarships can be renewed for a second year, if students have participated in VISIONS activities and are in good academic standing.
Students can receive additional VISIONS details from Career Development Coordinators at their respective high schools.