Harvest SEED Student Eligibility Criteria

For Harvest SEED eligibility, students must meet the following deadlines and requirements:

·         Must have a minimum high school cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5

·         Must be a resident of Martinsville or Henry County and have in-state residency status at the time of the award.

·         Must complete the Harvest SEED application by the advertised deadline.

·         Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.

·         Must apply to and enroll in PHCC in the fall semester following graduation from high school or completion of the GED (high-school age population only) or homeschool program.

·         Must complete eight (8) hours of community service prior to July 31 (for each year of participation).


Once in the program, students must meet the following requirements:

·         Must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average while enrolled at PHCC.

·         Must complete a total of eight community service hours each year (four in the fall and four in the spring semester) in order to receive the Harvest SEED award. These hours must be completed in advance of the award.

·         Must enroll in a career studies certificate, certificate, or associate degree program of study.

·         Must enroll in a minimum of fifteen (15) credit hours per semester.

·         Must attend mandatory meetings with the Harvest SEED Coach in order to remain eligible for the program.

Students may take up to two and half years to finish their program of study while receiving SEED funds as some PHCC programs are greater than 60 hours.