WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Foundation is encouraging prospective fall students, including high school seniors and current PCC students, to apply for scholarships starting next month.
According to PCC Scholarships Coordinator Kim Simpkins, the foundation will accept scholarship applications for the 2021-22 academic year from Feb. 1 to April 1. She said students planning to enroll in PCC courses during the 2021 Fall Semester should visit the foundation’s website for an online application, list of scholarships, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Simpkins says the foundation’s online application system has significantly improved the scholarship selection process. She said it matches applicants with awards they qualify for based on the information they enter into the system.
Before new students can apply, Simpkins says they must complete and submit a PCC admissions application. She explained that the acceptance letters they will receive include important login credentials needed to access the online application.
Once the application period ends, Simpkins says the PCC Foundation Scholarship Committee will work with the college’s Institutional Advancement staff to administer and award most available scholarships using the online system. Government-funded awards and several specific scholarships, such as the N.C. Education Lottery and Golden LEAF scholarships, will continue to be awarded by PCC’s Financial Aid Department.