Patrick Henry Community College
Tobacco Commission Scholarship
(CCC Scholarship)

What is the CCC Higher Scholarship?

The CCC Scholarship encourages Virginia-resident high school students in Patrick, Henry  and Franklin counties and the City of Martinsville to complete a challenging curriculum, and to pursue higher education. Graduating high school students who meet the requirements of the CCC Scholarship program will have the opportunity to attend up to two years (72 semester credits) of college without paying any tuition or fees out of pocket.

The CCC Scholarship will fill the financial aid gaps for new high school graduates who receive financial aid that is less than the cost of tuition and fees, or who fail to qualify for any financial aid. For example, if tuition is $1,800 for the year and the student receives other scholarships or grants totaling $500, the CCC Higher Scholarship for the year will be $1300. CCC covers tuition only… no textbooks. Students who receive the CCC Scholarship must attend full time (at least 12 credits per fall and spring semester) and complete their coursework within three years. To continue receiving the CCC Scholarship while at PHCC, a student must maintain a 2.5 overall grade point average and a 2.5 semester average each semester of attendance.

The CCC Scholarships are being funded by the Tobacco Commission and donors to the PHCC Foundation.

What are the academic, attendance, and community service requirements to qualify for the CCC Scholarship?

  • The student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and completes, at a minimum:

·    four years of English;

·    three years of math, including algebra I and a higher level class such as algebra II, geometry,
or data analysis and statistics;

·    three years of science, including one year each of at least two of the following courses:
biology, chemistry, and physics;

·    three years of social studies; and

·    one year of a foreign language.


·    At least two courses in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program with a score of four or higher on the course examinations or at least two Advanced Placement (AP) courses with a score of three or higher.


·         If funds will not adequately cover all eligible applicants in a given year, preference will be given to students who demonstrate community service.

All requirements must be satisfied by the date of the student’s high school graduation. All coursework requirements must appear on the high school transcript.

The student must attend PHCC the summer or fall semester immediately following high school graduation. Students who attend another college prior to enrolling full-time at PHCC are no longer eligible for the CCC Scholarship.

How can a student apply for the CCC Scholarship?

The scholarship application is available on the PHCC website homepage:  It will include two components: a section to be completed by the student (which must include the Free Application for Federal Student Aid –FAFSA), and a section to be completed by PHCC staff. The student section of the application must be fully completed and submitted to the PHCC Financial Aid Office. Scholarship awards are only final upon receipt of the final high school transcript to verify that all CCC Scholarship program requirements have been met by the day of high school graduation. Students must complete a FAFSA listing the PHCC School Code (003751) and mail it for processing.  

You MUST have an active student application on file and access to myPHCC in order to complete this application.

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2014-2015 academic year