Scholarships available for all types of PDCCC students

Published 10:05 pm Thursday, October 16, 2008

First things first. In last week’s column, a few errors were made in describing the Connie Patterson Memorial Nursing Scholarship. Following is the corrected version for this special scholarship.

The Connie Patterson Memorial Nursing Scholarship

The Connie Patterson Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund was established September 22, 2006 in memory of Connie Patterson, who was employed by Internal Medicine as a medical administrator from October 14, 1996 until her death in 2006. Connie is survived by her husband, John Patterson, and two sons: Adam T. Patterson and Mark E. Patterson.

The initiative for the scholarship fund came from Connie’s co-workers at Internal Medicine, including physicians Alan W. Edwards, Robert G. Edwards and Daniel K. Peak, Jr., who desire to honor her commitment to helping others through a scholarship to assist deserving students in the nursing profession.

Criteria for the $250 scholarship include the following

* Scholarship awards are to be granted from the distribution of the endowed account to students who are enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Paul D. Camp Community College.

* Consideration will be given to projected contributions to the nursing profession upon graduation, as demonstrated by active participation in nursing associations while a student.

* Students must be in good academic standing.

* Students must have successfully completed the third semester nursing curriculum.

* Awards can be based on the financial needs of a particular student (but not necessarily).

Other local scholarships available for spring semester are described below.

Perry R. Adams Scholarship

This $250 scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Perry R. Adams, the founding president of Paul D. Camp Community College. In his lifetime, Dr. Adams devoted 55 years to education. His outstanding career included teaching at all levels (kindergarten through university) and serving as Vice Chancellor for the Virginia Community College System. Criteria for applying for this award include being a high school graduate; enrollment in a certificate or degree program at PDCCC; a GPA of at least 2.5 and demonstrated need.

Estelle M. Baker Memorial Scholarship

This $500 scholarship was established by the family of Estelle M. Baker, former proprietor of Baker’s Homes Inc. Criteria for applying include having a high school diploma or GED, enrollment in a degree program at PDCCC’s Franklin campus, being a resident of Franklin or Southampton County, financial need, two letters of recommendation and preferably a single parent.

Susan E. Terry Scholarship

for Returning Students

This $250 scholarship was established in 1983 in memory of Susan E. Terry, a dedicated member of the Franklin Junior Woman’s Club. Application criteria for applying include being at least 21 years old, a resident of Franklin or adjacent counties, enrollment in one or more courses at PDCCC, three letters of reference and an essay explaining the applicant’s need for this scholarship, the reason for the decision to continue his/her education and applicant’s future plans.

The Franklin Woman’s Club Scholarship

This $400 scholarship, sponsored by the Franklin Woman’s Club, is available to any person who would like to enroll for college work after having been out of school or college for at least 3 years. Other criteria for applying include having a high school diploma or GED, two letters of reference and a short paragraph explaining how this award would be beneficial to the applicant. In addition, financial circumstances of the applicant may be considered a factor in granting the scholarship.

Spring Semester 2009

Now is the time to make plans for spring semester 2009. The deadline for applying for spring semester scholarships is Nov. 7 and early-bird registration for current students begins Nov. 17. Regular registration is scheduled for Nov. to Jan. 9 with classes starting Jan. 12.

For more details on scholarships or information on financial aid options, courses and programs available at PDCCC, call 569-6700 or visit our Web site at