Scholarships for Graduating High School Students are available for the fall semester following graduation.


Bobby B. Worrell Scholarship

Amount: $10,000 over two years ($5,000 first year; $5,000 second year, contingent on attainment of 2.50 or higher GPA for first year)

The Bobby B. Worrell Scholarship was established by the Elms Foundation to honor the former executive director of the Elms Foundation, which administers grants and scholarships for the Camp Foundation, the Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation, and the Camp-Younts Foundation. Mr. Worrell served as Executive Director of the foundations from 1996 through 2010 after retiring from 44 years in the banking industry. He is a United States Army veteran, the father of three children, and an advocate for the education of his community’s youth.

Mr. Worrell served on the board of Paul D. Camp Community College and is past Chairman of the Board. He has been an ardent supporter of the College and its mission over many years, and this scholarship honor his dedication to the ideals of Paul D. Camp Community College.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be graduating high school seniors residing in Franklin, Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, or Southampton County.
  • 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Enrollment in at least 12 semester credits in a certificate or degree program at Camp for both fall and spring semesters
  • Two Letters of Reference should include one letter from a school official and one from a community person.
  • Essay on how attending Paul D. Camp Community College will help you reach your educational goals

“Camp to Camp” Scholarships

Amount: $10,000 over two years ($5,000 first year; $5,000 second year, contingent on attainment of 2.50 or higher GPA for first year)

Funded by the Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation, the Camp-Younts Foundation,and the Camp Foundation.

Criteria:

  • Available to graduating high school seniors residing in Franklin, Suffolk, Southampton County, or Isle of Wight County
  • 2.50 or higher GPA
  • Must be enrolled for at least 12 semester credits in a certificate or degree program at Camp for both fall and spring semesters.
  • Essay on how attending Paul D Camp Community College will help you reach your educational goals
  • Cannot also be recipient of Bobby B. Worrell Scholarship

Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program

Amount: $3,000

The purpose of the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program is to increase access to higher education and to develop student leadership potential. One scholarship of up to $3,000 will be awarded for the Fall and Spring semesters. The award may be used for tuition/fees and books and supplies.

The College Scholarship Committee will select the recipient. The recipient will be selected and notified in May.

Criteria:

  • The Commonwealth Legacy Scholar will be a student attending college for the first time at a Virginia Community College.
  • Selection will be based on merit.
  • The scholar will demonstrate academic excellence during high school.
  • The scholar will demonstrate a willingness to promote community college education and the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program.
  • The scholar will demonstrate a willingness to mentor future scholars.
  • The scholar will demonstrate a commitment to developing leadership potential.
  • The student must be a full-time, associate degree-seeking student with plans to graduate from a Virginia Community College.
  • If selected, the recipient agrees to:
    1. Attend an orientation developed for Commonwealth Legacy Scholars;
    2. Participate in a minimum of two state-wide events annually;
    3. Participate in the annual Student Leadership Conference.

Applicant Materials

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Official High School Transcript
  3. Narrative Essay*
  4. One Letter of Recommendation from a high school faculty member, written on official school stationery

*Your essay should address how you have demonstrated leadership, past or present experiences in mentoring or tutoring either as a participant or mentor/tutor. Describe why you have chosen to attend the community college and how you envision your academic goals being achieved through that experience. Your essay should be no more than 500 words.