Get College Funded

Current funding opportunities available to PHCC Students.

Most funding sources require that you start with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Program Specific Funding

GET SKILLED, GET A JOB, GET AHEAD (G3)
The Governor’s Get Skilled, Get a Job, Get Ahead Initiative statewide G3 initiative provides an opportunity for any Virginian to earn a college credential that meets critical employer demands. HB 2204 established G3 is a last-dollar grant for eligible students after all other qualified federal and state financial aid are applied. G3 is a limited pool of funds and will be awarded on a first-come/first-served basis as eligibility is determined.  Click here to learn more.

 

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund
The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund will cover the cost of tuition, fees, and textbook expenses for dislocated workers in Virginia who meet eligibility requirements and plan to pursue a high-demand career field. Students will be required to complete the application for this scholarship.

 

Corona Virus (COVID-19) related funding

CARES Act Student Aid
On March 27, 2020, the President of the United States signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. The CARES Act contains provision for a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Institutions of higher education that receive HEERF funds agree to use at least 50% of their allocation to "provide students with emergency financial aid grants to help cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus." Patrick Henry Community College's total allocation of HEERF funding is $1,483,723. Of that, PHCC has certified to the US Department of Education that it will use $741,862 (50%) for “the sole and exclusive purpose of providing emergency financial aid grants to students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care expenses." Learn more about the CARES Act Student Aid

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act
Unlike the CARES Act, the CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants, in awarding financial aid grants to students. However, students do not need to be Pell recipients or students who are eligible for Pell grants in order to qualify for a grant. In addition, the CRRSAA explicitly provides that financial aid grants to students may be provided to students exclusively enrolled in distance education. Learn more about CRRSAA

Re-Employing Virginians Training Voucher
Governor Ralph Northam has made available $27M of Virginia’s Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide one-time Re-Employing Virginians (REV) Training Vouchers to Virginians whose jobs have been impacted by the COVID-19  crisis. Apply for REV Funding

 

Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships Application
Foundation Scholarships are financial awards to students on the basis of grades, community service or other requirements set forth by individual scholarship donors. Gifts from individuals and local community organizations have made these scholarships possible. This application is available to all qualified students who will be enrolled at PHCC for the upcoming academic year. Contact the Foundation office for additional information. Apply for Foundation Scholarships

 

Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization
Must maintain good academic standing and make satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree, diploma, or certificate in order to remain eligible. GPA of 2.0 is required for any previous college work and must be achieved and maintained to receive funding during each semester. Apply for the Tobacco Scholarship

 

Federal Programs

Work Study Program
Looking for a job that will work with your class schedule? Work study positions are a great option!  Apply to be a work study

 

Veteran Benefits
If you are a veteran, thank you for your service!  Learn more about veteran's benefits

 

Graduating High School Seniors

Harvest SEED
Funding for eligible high school seniors in Henry County and Martinsville. Apply for SEED Funding

 

There are many other ways to cover the cost of tuition, books and fees here are just a few.