Patrick Henry Community College
Scholarship Application Online Interview

     The application interview that follows will be used to determine your eligibility for the Commonwealth Legacy and Patrick Henry Scholars.

     To be eligible for the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship award, you must be attending Patrick Henry Community College for the first time. To be eligible for the Patrick Henry Scholars award, you must be a 2016 high school graduate within PHCC’s service region or a student who has completed a home school program of study. The scholarships are merit-based and available to students in the PHCC service region of the City of Martinsville, the counties of Henry and Patrick.

     The Patrick Henry Scholars program is a full tuition scholarship provided by the PHCC Foundation. Each year graduates from accredited local high schools in the service region and students who have completed a home school program of study are chosen to receive the scholarship for two academic years provided they continue to meet the stated criteria and requirements. These graduates are chosen for their superior academic achievement, civic involvement, and leadership potential. Students who have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale may apply.

     Patrick Henry Scholars are selected by a committee comprised of members of the Board of Directors of the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation. Patrick Henry Scholars must maintain a GPA of 3.2, be a full time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, and participate in 2 extracurricular activities approved by the Foundation office per semester and volunteer for 10 hours per semester. Students are required to sign an agreement letter upon acceptance of the scholarship and attend a mandatory Orientation session prior to the beginning of the fall semester. The tuition award is made for up to 15 credit hours and may be renewed if students remain eligible and funds are available.

     Patrick Henry Scholars will receive special recognition as a member of this group and are expected to participate in scheduled activities throughout the year, including serving as Ambassadors for the college.

     The Commonwealth Legacy Scholars program is a Virginia Community College System wide scholarship sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. One student from each of the 23 community colleges in the state is selected for this scholarship. Eligible students are full time, associate degree seeking students attending college for the first time who have demonstrated academic excellence during high school as well as a commitment to develop their leadership skills. The program seeks to increase access to higher education and to develop student leadership potential. One recipient will be chosen by the committee to receive the scholarship for one academic year.


1. Before you begin your application you will need the following information:

  • Your high school GPA
  • Your homeschool grades (for graduates of those programs)
  • Contact information for yourself and your parent(s) or guardian(s)

2. Your application is considered complete when you supply the following ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS to the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation office:

  • A reference letter from one of your teachers which MUST be on official school letterhead
  • Three reference letters from community leaders, guidance personnel, employers, instructors, coaches, etc. which MUST be on official business, organization, or school letterhead
  • Your official transcripts from high school(s) and college(s) if you participated in dual enrollment courses
  • The printed and signed Affidavit which will be made available at the end of the online scholarship application process

DOCUMENTS specific to graduates of homeschool programs required are as follows:

  • Copies of curriculum and grades earned to evaluate the high school body and rigor of work. Report cards, transcripts from a community college/college, college distance learning program, or a home education correspondence school will be accepted.
  • Evidence of the most recent two (2) years of annual testing by a certified Independent Proctor using Department of Education nationally normed assessments
  • 4 Letters of Recommendation from a non-relative on official letterhead
  • The printed and signed Affidavit which will be made available at the end of the online scholarship application process
  • **In addition, graduates of homeschool programs must be 17 years of age or older at the time of the application and reside in the PHCC service region. They must also have applied for admission and have an assigned username and student ID# in order to access the online application and have taken the PHCC Virginia Placement Test (VPT) for placement in academic programs of study.
  • 3. Be sure to follow instructions carefully and answer each question completely

    4. The deadline to apply online AND submit additional documents and reference letters is 4:00 pm on Thursday, 3/31/2016. Documents and recommendation letters must be received no later than 3/31/2016 and can be mailed or delivered in person to:

    PHCC Foundation Office
    Attention: Letitia Pulliam
    Frith Hall, Room 146
    Patrick Henry Community College
    645 Patriot Avenue
    Martinsville, VA 24112

    Incomplete applications or late submissions will not be accepted.
    Please call the PHCC Foundation Office at 276-656-0250 for questions concerning the online application instructions or completion.

    The deadline for applications has passed.