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Commonwealth Legacy and Patrick & Henry Scholars

The application interview that follows will be used to determine your eligibility for the Commonwealth Legacy and Patrick & Henry Scholars.

To be eligible for the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship award, you must be attending Patrick & Henry Community College for the first time. To be eligible for the Patrick & Henry Scholars award, you must be a 2024 high school graduate within P&HCC's service region or a student who has completed a home school program of study. The scholarships are merit-based and available to students in the P&HCC service region of the City of Martinsville and the counties of Henry and Patrick.

The Patrick & Henry Scholars program is a full tuition, textbook and fees scholarship provided by the P&HCC Foundation. Each year graduates from accredited local high schools in the service region and students who have completed a home school program of study are chosen to receive the scholarship for two academic years provided they continue to meet the stated criteria and requirements. These graduates are chosen for their superior academic achievement, civic involvement, and leadership potential. Students who have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale may apply.

Patrick & Henry Scholars are selected by a committee comprised of members of the Board of Directors of the Patrick & Henry Community College Foundation. Patrick & Henry Scholars must maintain a GPA of 3.0, be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, and participate in 2 extracurricular activities approved by the Foundation office per semester and volunteer for 10 hours per semester. Students are required to sign an agreement letter upon acceptance of the scholarship and attend a mandatory Orientation session prior to the beginning of the fall semester. The tuition, textbook and fees award will be renewed each semester if students remain eligible.

Patrick & Henry Scholars will receive special recognition as a member of this group and are expected to participate in scheduled activities throughout the year, including serving as Ambassadors for the college.

The Commonwealth Legacy Scholars program is a Virginia Community College System wide scholarship sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. One student from each of the 23 community colleges in the state is selected for this scholarship. Eligible students are full time, associate degree seeking students attending college for the first time who have demonstrated academic excellence during high school as well as a commitment to develop their leadership skills. The program seeks to increase access to higher education and to develop student leadership potential. One recipient will be chosen by the committee to receive the scholarship for one academic year.


1. Before you begin your application you will need the following information:

  • Your high school GPA
  • Your homeschool grades (for graduates of those programs)
  • Contact information for yourself and your parent(s) or guardian(s)

2. Your application is considered complete when you supply the following ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS to the Patrick & Henry Community College Foundation office:

  • Two Letters of Recommendation from one of your teachers, counselors or community leaders which MUST be on official school letterhead or official business stationery. Letters on plain copy paper will not be accepted.
  • Your official transcripts from high school(s) and college(s) if you participated in dual enrollment courses
DOCUMENTS specific to graduates of homeschool programs required are as follows:
  • Copies of curriculum and grades earned to evaluate the high school body and rigor of work. Report cards, transcripts from a community college/college, college distance learning program, or a home education correspondence school will be accepted.
  • Evidence of the most recent two (2) years of annual testing by a certified Independent Proctor using Department of Education nationally normed assessments
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from a non-relative on official letterhead
**In addition, graduates of homeschool programs must be 17 years of age or older at the time of the application and reside in the P&HCC service region. They must also have applied for admission and have an assigned username and student ID# in order to access the online application and have taken the P&HCC Virginia Placement Test (VPT) for placement in academic programs of study.

3. Be sure to follow instructions carefully and answer each question completely

4. The deadline to apply online AND submit additional documents and reference letters is 4:00 pm on Sunday, 03/31/2024 04:00 pm. Documents and recommendation letters must be received no later than 03/31/2024 04:00 pm and can be mailed or delivered in person to:

P&HCC Foundation Office
Attention: Letitia Pulliam
Frith Hall, Room 146
Patrick & Henry Community College
645 Patriot Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112

Incomplete applications or late submissions will not be accepted
Please call the P&HCC Foundation Office at 276-656-0250 for questions concerning the online application instructions or completion

Applications will not be accepted at this time.

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