Tuesday, April 07, 2009

2009-2010 PCCC Scholarships - deadline extended to May 1

PCCC has made a bunch of scholarships available again this year. The deadline to apply is April 2nd MAY 1, 2009 at 4:30 PM. You can get applications in the Center for Student Success (Paterson) or the main offices in Wanaque or Passaic. You will likely need a letter of recommendation for this, so if you know of any faculty members who would recommend you, reach out soon.

As I've stated before, scholarships are a great thing to apply for. At worst, they say no, and at best, you pick up a little extra cash to help pay for school. I personally came from a family where I was the first person to go to college, and I didn't have a lot of money to pay for school. I did get two scholarships that helped a lot - without them, I don't know what I would have done. I received thousands of dollars a year in free money, because some groups wanted to provide opportunities for people like me.

Here are the general descriptions they sent us over the email. You will see some say "see additional requirements" - these are in the packets that they have in the offices.

ScholarshipGeneral information
Academic AchievementCollege level student, minimum of 24 college level credits, minimum 3.5 GPA, major in Humanities and/or Human Services, Business, Allied Health, Science or Technology.
Albert Payson TerhunePart-time student, minimum 3.0 GPA, see additional requirements.
Eileen Thompson Academic AchievementCollege level student, minimum 3.5 GPA, see additional requirements.
Professor Elaine C. HarringtonFull-time student, minimum of 12 college credits, minimum 3.0 GPA, NJ resident, see additional requirements.
Elizabeth Steinberg MemorialMust have completed ESL or developmental courses, minimum 2.0 GPA, accumulated less than 24 credits, have unmet financial need.
Emmett & Evelyn JonesMay be part-time (minimum 6 credits); preference to GPA over 2.5, see additional requirements.
ESL AchievementCurrent ESL student, minimum of 18 credits, minimum of 3.0 GPA.
Helyn and Larry Doby MemorialGood academic standing, taking a minimum of 6 credits, demonstrates personal integrity, see additional requirements.
Manuel V. LagosFull-time student, involvement in PCCC activities or community service, minimum of 24 college level credits, see additional requirements.
Nursing ScholarshipsStudents accepted into the nursing program may also apply for scholarship aid through the department (office PAC 223).
Richard Pirozzi MemorialGood academic standing with financial need, see additional requirements.
Rosalie Hojegian MemorialMay be part-time (minimum 9 credits), min. 3.0 G.P.A., see additional requirements.
VerizonMatriculated student, minimum of 3.0 GPA, New Jersey resident, ineligible for other financial aid.

Good luck!


Anonymous said...

It is nice to see a scholarship named after Prof. Hojegian. Mathematics is often an under appreciated discipline among some of our students. I remember taking her algebra class way back in '94.
She was tough but you learned something about mathematics if you applied yourself.

Professor Cameron said...


Technically, the Center for Student Success is the "Rosalie Hojegian Center for Student Success" - there's a plaque in there and everything! I never met her, but I did go to her service with some of the other faculty members when she passed a few years back.