Outside Scholarships/ Private Loans

Outside Scholarships

There are many thousands of scholarships available on the web! Below are just a few such scholarships which are not provided by PHCC.

  • Community Foundation
    Who: Graduating high school seniors and current/new college students.
    Apply: Each scholarship may have different criteria. Read carefully and apply for only those for which you qualify. 
  • JT Minnie Maude Trust
    Who:  U.S. citizens who reside and who have resided for a minimum of twelve (12) consecutive months at the time of application in the Virginia counties of Halifax, Henry and Pittsylvania and the North Carolina counties of Caswell and Rockingham (including all towns or cities located therein). GPA, enrollment status, and other criteria may apply.
  • Health Careers Scholarship 
    Who: This scholarship is given primarily to students in Southwest Virginia with financial need who plan to complete a health career program.
  • Virginia Space Grant Consortium
    Who: You must be currently enrolled full-time in a STEM program at a Virginia Community College and you must have already completed at least 9 credit hours. You must have at least a 3.0 GPA and expect to graduate no sooner than May 2021. Must be a US citizen. (Allied health majors are not eligible).



Private Student Loans

Private Student Loans (also known as alternative loans) are offered by many lending institutions and are designed to help fund educational expenses not met by other means.  Private Student Loans are credit based, may require a co-signer and have varying interest rates depending on the lender.  Private Student Loans should be considered only after a student has exhausted grant and scholarship options. 

Patrick Henry Community College students have used a variety of lending institutions for obtaining additional funding.  Our college does not provide a preferred lenders list, and students should carefully research lending options.  Once a student has completed the information needed by the lender, the Financial Aid Office will receive information by the lender to certify the loan. Certification of a loan confirms a student’s academic level, enrollment, and projected term of graduation.

Deferment of Patrick Henry Community College tuition and fee charges cannot be issued until a loan approval from the lender is received.