The Spring scholarship application period generally kicks off in September each year and lasts 4 weeks. Scholarship recipients will be announced in December.

Spring scholarships include:


Alvin C. Rogers Memorial Smithfield Ruritan Scholarship

Amount: One scholarship at $500 for Spring Semester

Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 if currently or recently enrolled in high school or continued education, or GED (transcript or GED scores must be attached to application).
  • Applicant must demonstrate a financial need (a paragraph describing financial need must be attached to application).
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a certificate or degree program at Paul D. Camp Community College’s Smithfield Center.
  • Applicant must have a Smithfield address.
  • Applicant must submit a 200 to 500 word essay on “The Importance of Community Service Organizations”

Bertella C. Westbrook Memorial Scholarship for Nursing Students

Amount: $750

This scholarship was established in memory of Bertella C. Westbrook, RN, who was a staunch advocate of education and the nursing profession.

Criteria:

  • Letter of acceptance into the RN Program at Camp must be attached to application.
  • Applicant must be a resident of the college’s service area (cities of Franklin and Suffolk, Counties of Isle of Wight and Southampton).
  • Letters of recommendation should reference character, potential for leadership in school activities, and community work.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a financial need (paragraph describing financial aid must be included with application).
  • Applicant must submit a short essay on why you chose the nursing profession (must be included with application).

Col. Lula B. Holland, U. S Army (Ret.), MSW, BSN, AA Scholarship

Amount: $250

After dropping out of high school for several years, Lula B. Holland decided to return and completed her high school diploma at the age of 21. Later, she earned an Associate of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Social Work. She retired from the U.S Army Reserves at the rank of Colonel, having served as the Chief Nurse of the 18th Field Hospital—and from the City of Portsmouth (VA), having served as the Assistant Director of Social Services.

Known throughout the country as the “hat lady” because she is never seen in public without wearing a beautiful hat on her head, Lula prides herself more in wearing the “hats” of service to her country, service to her community, service to her church and service to her family. This annual scholarship established in her name will provide for books and incidentals related to the completion of a degree by a non-traditional student.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a High School Graduate or GED recipient.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least 6 semester hours of an Associate or Applied Science Degree Program at Camp.
  • Applicant should have started college at age 21 or older.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Suffolk.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a Financial Need (paragraph describing financial need must be included with application).
  • Applicant must provide proof of community service (paragraph describing community service must be included with application).
  • Applicant must submit an essay describing (1) how the decision was made to begin pursuing a college education at an age greater than 21 years old and (2) future plans.

Connie Patterson Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Amount: $250

The Connie Patterson Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund was established September 22, 2006 to honor the memory of Connie Patterson. Connie was employed by Internal Medicine from October 14, 1996 until her death in 2006, as a medical administrator. Connie is survived by her husband, John Patterson and two sons, Adam T Patterson and Mark E. Patterson.

The initiative for the Fund came from her coworkers at Internal Medicine and the physicians, Robert G. Edwards, MD and Daniel K. Peak, Jr. MD, who worked with Connie and desire to honor her commitment to helping others by establishing a scholarship to assist deserving students in the nursing profession

Criteria:

  • Available to a Camp Nursing student that has successfully completed three semesters of nursing curriculum and is in good academic standing (attache transcripts to application).
  • Applicant must be a resident of Franklin, Southampton County, or Isle of Wight County.
  • Consideration will be given to projected contributions to the nursing profession upon graduation as demonstrated by active participation in nursing associations while a student. Please attach a list of any nursing associations that you have joined.

Entrepreneurship Scholarship

This is a $1,000 one-year membership scholarship to the Franklin Business Center.

This scholarship is contingent on the Franklin Business Center Advisory Board approving your application and business plan.

Camp criteria for the Entrepreneurship Scholarship:

  • Graduate from Camp who has completed a Career Studies Certificate or an AS Degree.
  • Copy of Transcripts

Franklin Business Center Criteria:


Franklin Woman’s Club Scholarship

Amount: $400

Criteria:

  • Available to any person who would like to enroll for college work after having been out of school or college for at least three years
  • Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED (transcript or GED scores must be attached to application).
  • Financial circumstances of the applicant may be considered a factor in granting the scholarship (paragraph describing financial need must be included with application).
  • Applicant must submit a short paragraph explaining how this award would be beneficial to you (must be included with application).

Friendship Scholarship

($3000 – awarded in Fall for one year $1500 Fall and Spring )

  • Applicant must be a High School Graduate.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a Certificate or Degree Program at Camp.
  • Applicant must have at least 2.0 GPA if currently or recently enrolled in high school or higher education (transcript must be attached to application).
  • Applicant must demonstrate a financial need (paragraph describing financial need must be attached to application).

GED & Adult Education Scholarship Fund

Amount: Up to $1,000 per student (minimum 10 students per year)

The GED and Adult Education Scholarship was initially established as part of the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative (RVHI), providing incentives for recent GED recipients to continue their education in the workforce and other programs of study. Almost 20% of rural Virginians do not graduate high school. As a result, the Commonwealth ranks 31st nationally in the percentage of the population with at least a high school equivalency.

This scholarship is an investment in people who want to work and find a career that will empower them to become strong, productive citizens. It gives a little financial help to encourage GED recipients to begin (or continue) their education after high school and helps inspire people without a GED to earn one. The GED Adult Education Scholarship is building a bridge from high school to college to career. In addition to the scholarship, awardees will receive support from counselors, advisors, and other support services on the Camp campuses to help them reach their education and career goals.

The scholarship is available for students who want to enroll in Credit and/or Non-credit courses, ranging from forklift classes to welding, electrical and HVAC certificates to associate’s degrees in Nursing and more. The scholarship may be used to pay for classes, tools or other items needed for specific courses, computers and/or barriers that prevent a student from pursuing his/her academic goals (childcare, transportation, etc.).

The GED & Adult Education Scholarship is available for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must have recently earned a GED certificate (within the last 5 years)
  • Applicant will need to upload a copy of their GED certificate
  • Applicant must not be enrolled in another college or university
  • Applicant must reside in the Western Tidewater communities of Franklin, Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, or Southampton County, Virginia
  • Submissions must include a few words on what courses or career the applicant plans to pursue and how they will use this scholarship
  • Student may enroll in Non-credit (such as Workforce Development) and/or Credit (lead to an associate’s degree or certificate) courses
  • For students taking Credit courses, this scholarship is to be used as “last dollar” funding (after last form of other financial aid is used)
  • Financial need is not necessarily a determining factor; however, Credit students must complete the free FAFSA
  • Scholarship is awarded on a first come, first serve basis

Gordon “Gene” Barlow, Jr. Scholarship

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.


Jim Lassiter Camp Scholarship

Amount: $300

Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  • Applicant should have completed all developmental studies and be working towards a degree or a certificate.
  • Certificate students must have completed 18 hours at Camp, not including developmental courses.
  • Degree students must have completed 24 hours at Camp[, not including developmental courses.
  • Applicant must include a 400- to 500-word essay explaining what changes in education you foresee in the next ten to twenty years.

Karen Phillips Chase Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Amount:$500

The Karen Phillips Chase Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of Karen Phillips Chase and her exemplary nursing career. A graduate of Franklin High School and the Louise Obici School of Nursing, Karen had been a registered nurse with the Western Tidewater Health District for over 25 years upon her passing in June 2010. She is remembered as a beautiful person inside and out, always happy, smiling and willing to help others in their time of need. Karen also championed education, encouraging each of her daughters to do their best; and they have lived up to her expectations. After graduating from Camp with a two-year degree, Lindsey graduated from Old Dominion University with two bachelor’s degrees and is currently in a Masters program at ODU. Lauren graduated from Camp with a two-year degree in Business Administration and Leigh-Ann is currently in her second year at Camp and will be transferring to Old Dominion University to become a Special Education teacher.

The Karen Phillips Chase Memorial Scholarship will be available for tuition, books, and other legitimate school needs for students.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must have received a letter of acceptance into the RN Program at Camp (copy must be attached to application).
  • Applicant must be a resident of the college’s service area (cities of Franklin and Suffolk, Counties of Isle of Wight and Southampton).
  • Applicant must submit an essay on his or her career goals and why they chose the nursing profession (must be attached to application).

King’s Fork Woman’s Club of Suffolk Scholarship

Amount: $150

The King’s Fork Woman’s Club of Suffolk has designated a scholarship to be awarded to an adult student at Paul D. Camp Community College.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must submit an essay describing the applicant’s goals (personal or professional), why the selected continuing education courses are important, and how this scholarship might help.

Kiwanis Club of Smithfield Scholarships

Amount: Two $250 Scholarships will be awarded each Spring Semester

Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or above if currently or recently enrolled in high school or higher education (transcript or GED scores must be attached to application).
  • Applicant must demonstrate a financial need (paragraph describing financial need must be attached to application).
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a certificate or degree program with classes at Camp’s Smithfield Center.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Isle of Wight County.
  • Applicant must submit a 250-500 word essay on “How This Scholarship Might Assist Me in Obtaining My Educational and/or Career Goals” (must be attached to application).

Matthews & Reed Nursing Scholarship

Amount: $500 distributed to one student during the Fall term.

Two nursing scholarships were established through the Southampton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary: The Matthews Nursing Scholarship and the Reed Nursing Scholarship. As the hospital no longer has a nursing program, the Auxiliary combined the two scholarships to provide nursing students at Paul D. Camp Community College funds to help pay for their education to become nurses.

The Maria Holland Matthews Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. Roy Matthews in memory of his mother, a life-long resident of Franklin and Southampton County, for students in the hospital’s School of Practical Nursing. Mrs. Matthews was dedicated to the hospital and young people – this scholarship is in honor and memory of her values and beliefs and is a lasting tribute to her memory.

The Reed Nursing Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Dianne Daughtry Reed, a native of Hunterdale, who attended Johnston-Willis School of Nursing after she graduated from Southampton County High School. Mrs. Reed dedicated eight years of her young life to providing quality, compassionate nursing care on the Intensive/Coronary Care Unit and another year as Clinical Instructor for the School of Practical Nursing at Southampton Memorial Hospital. She was ever striving to improve her knowledge, and she set a glowing example for new nurses to follow. She died as a result of injuries she sustained in an automobile accident in 1985. This scholarship was designed to perpetuate her love for nursing through the students whom receive it.

The Matthews & Reed Nursing Scholarship will be available for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must have received a letter of acceptance into the PN, RN or LPN-RN Bridge Program at Camp. (Letter must be attached to the application.)
  • Applicant must reside in the Western Tidewater communities of Franklin, Isle of Wight County, or Southampton County, Virginia.
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 if currently or recently enrolled in high school or continuing education.
  • Applicant must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to receive the second installment of scholarship funds.
  • Submissions must include a short essay stating the applicant’s plans to continue a career in nursing.

Perry R. Adams Scholarship

Amount: $250

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Perry R. Adams, the founding president of Paul D. Camp Community College. In his lifetime, Dr. Adams devoted 55 years to education. His outstanding career included teaching at all levels (kindergarten through university) and serving as Vice Chancellor for the Virginia Community College System.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a High School Graduate.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a Certificate or Degree Program at Camp.
  • Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA if currently or recently enrolled in high school or higher education (transcript must be attached to application).
  • Applicant must demonstrate a financial need (paragraph describing financial need must be attached to application).

Ryan L. Kirkland Memorial Scholarship for Nursing Students

Amount: $500

Ryan Lawrence Kirkland graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Following a brief tour for the State of Alaska as a scientific observer on commercial fishing boats, he taught science in the public school system for four years. Ryan was passionate about education, science, and people. It was only natural when he decided to return to school to become a Registered Nurse. He entered the RN program at Paul D. Camp Community College in August 2006. His ready smile, sense of humor, dedication to study, and caring for others quickly earned the trust and respect of his classmates and college faculty. He was elected President of the Class of 2008.

Ryan loved people and accepted them as they were, no questions asked. He was always ready to lend his support to any project, problem, or cause. On March 21, 2007, Ryan died in a car accident. His time here was short, but he will never be forgotten. Ryan’s classmates said it best at their capping ceremony when they read a poem in his memory called “The Dash” by Linda Ellis. The poem affirms a simple truth: On a tombstone, you will see a date of birth and a date of death, but what is really important is how the Dash was spent between those years.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a High School Graduate or GED recipient.
  • Applicant must be a nursing student in their third semester at Camp.
  • Applicant must demonstrate Ryan’s spirit of helping others by attaching an essay describing their community service activities or what they do to help others.

Woman’s Club of Smithfield Scholarship

Amount: Two $400 Scholarships will be awarded each Spring Semester

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be 25 years of age or older.
  • Applicant must have a 2.5 GPA or above if currently or recently enrolled in high school or higher education (transcript or GED scores must be attached to application).
  • Applicant must be enrolled in or have completed any SDV course at Camp’s Smithfield Center.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least one 3-credit academic course at the Smithfield Center.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Isle of Wight County.