Student Programs

Ms. Cox is pictured here with scholarship recipient Crystal Peacock at the PCC Foundation Celebration held last November. Crystal was awarded the Jack and Mabel Moore Hester Scholarship Endowment and CJ and Vera Moore White Scholarship Endowment in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Student Scholarships

With over 100 scholarships available from the PCC Foundation, student with financial need, as well as those seeking merit based funding, are asked to apply between mid-March – mid-June.

NEW! The new Pacer Promise program offers full tuition and $200 for textbooks to students who graduated from high school in the last three years and are enrolling in a technical program at PCC. Fill out the same Foundation Scholarship Application to see if you qualify.

Ambassador Program

The Foundation seeks students to represent the College at various College, Foundation, and community functions. These students may also be called upon to assist faculty and staff during the year. The PCC Foundation provides each Student Ambassador with a $2,000 scholarship, College shirt and name tag. To be considered, a student must be nominated by a PCC employee and have 18 credits completed. Click here to see the full Ambassador program description.

Students earn their high school equivalency diploma

Student Incentive Program

Encouraging students who earn their High School Equivalency diploma, this program funds the first PCC course in a degree/diploma curriculum or short-term training class.

Funding is also available to students who need assistance paying for the GED or HiSet test through the Adult Basic Skills program.

•	Erica Ways (2018 Graduate of PCC Associate Degree Nursing Program) speaking; Dr. Peter Hans, President of the North Carolina Community College System (left); Governor Cooper (right)

Student Emergency Funds

In addition to emergency funding from the Finish Line Grant, and CARES Act, the PCC Foundation offers funding to students who experience an emergency that jeopardizes their ability to complete their semester. This may include transportation, child care, and other similar needs.

Support Innovation & Faculty and Staff Programs

Mini-Grant Program

This program is designed to provide seed money for creative and innovative projects that relate back to PCC’s strategic plan.

Professional Development

The PCC Foundation provides funding for professional development opportunities for full-time and part-time faculty and staff at PCC. This program benefits the College’s employees, as well as the student and community by maintaining a high level of quality in instruction and services.

Are you taking a PCC course that will improve your skills for your current position? If yes, click here for a printable application to see if your course can be funded by the Foundation.

Are you seeking a higher degree? If yes, click here for additional information and a printable application to see if your course work can be funded by the Foundation.

Excellence in Teaching

The PCC Foundation rewards faculty members who go above and beyond in their program of study. A peer-based committee reviews the submitted portfolios and makes award recommendations.

Excellence in Service

Up to two staff members are selected from a pool of nominations to receive the staff excellence award each year. The recipients of this award demonstrate a high level of commitment to the institution and the community.

Special Allocations

Building Projects, such as the most recent facility constructed on the Person County Campus, the Technical Education Building, receive funding through the PCC Foundation.

Renovation Projects to enhance the atmosphere of learning may be funded through the PCC Foundation.

Friends of the College events are held in an effort to promote the College throughout the community.

Institutional Projects that can no longer be funded through the state are given consideration from the PCC Foundation.


Catherine English
Executive Director, PCC Foundation
336-322-2104 | A112
Tammy W. Duncan
Coordinator, Foundation & Gifts
(336) 322-2105 | D117