WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Foundation is encouraging prospective fall students, including high school seniors and current Pitt students, to apply for scholarships before April 1.
According to PCC Scholarships Coordinator Kim Simpkins, the foundation has been accepting scholarship applications for the 2022-23 academic year since the start of February. She said students planning to enroll in PCC courses during the 2022 Fall Semester should visit pittccfoundation.com for an online application, list of scholarships, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Simpkins says the foundation’s online system has simplified the application process by using the information students enter to match them with scholarship opportunities they are eligible to receive. That allows applicants to complete a single online form to apply for more than 150 scholarship possibilities the foundation offers.
Before new students can apply, Simpkins says they must complete and submit a PCC admissions application. She explained that the acceptance letters they’ll receive after applying include important login credentials necessary to access the online application.
Once the application period has ended, Simpkins says the PCC Foundation Scholarship Committee will work with PCC Institutional Advancement staff to award scholarships. She noted that government-funded awards and several specific scholarships, including the N.C. Education Lottery, Golden LEAF and Bulldog Promise scholarships, are awarded by PCC’s Financial Aid Department.
“We’re expecting to send out award notifications to student email accounts in May and June, so students can plan for fall semester,” Simpkins said.
For more details on the application process or assistance, students may contact Simpkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or (252) 493-7902.