Scholarships

One of the goals of the Foundation is to help PCC students and potential students pay for tuition, books and other college related expenses.  Donations are welcomed for students in all academic programs.

In an effort to honor a member of your family, employee or friend, you may choose to establish a scholarship in their name.  Currently a gift of $35,000 is necessary to establish an endowed scholarship.  The donor has an opportunity to establish specific criteria for the scholarship.

Foundation/Community Scholarships, including memorial scholarships, are made available to students by community based organizations or groups. Criteria for these awards may differ from those required for college scholarships. Contact the administrative offices for additional information unless indicated otherwise.

Scholarship Application

Helena Health Foundation

The Helena Health Foundation (HHF) has made a tremendous impact on the lives of our students and our Phillips County community through their grant application. HHF scholarships makes it financially possible for students to make the 100% commitment to their education.  Due to the rigorous demands of the allied health degree programs, most of our students are unable to have outside employment.  Therefore, scholarships assist the students in not only tuition and fees, but also books, equipment, uniforms, etc. This grant program has assisted students in the following areas: Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Practical Nursing (PN), Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), Phlebotomy, and Certified Nursing Assistance (CNA).

Foundation Scholarships

Foundation/Community Scholarships, including memorial scholarships, are made available to students by community based organizations or groups. Criteria for these awards may differ from those required for college scholarships. Contact the scholarship offices for additional information unless indicated otherwise.

Alan Fortune: Sponsored by the Duff Nolan Family, this award gives preference to a graduate of Grand Prairie Christian School or Stuttgart High School. The applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA. The award pays $250 each fall and spring.

Alter Family: This scholarship provides $300 each fall and spring for a student on the DeWitt campus. Student must be a DeWitt High School graduate and must have a 2.5 GPA in order to receive and maintain the scholarship.

Ann Bulmer Hestir Memorial: This scholarship provides $250 each fall and spring for a student on the DeWitt campus who is a preferred dental or pre-med student. Student must have a 3.0 GPA to qualify and maintain scholarship.

Arkansas County Bank of DeWitt:This scholarship is for students on the DeWitt campus and will pay $300 each fall and spring semester. To be eligible for selection, students must have a 3.0 GPA or a minimum 21 ACT composite score and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Arthur D. Holt Memorial: This scholarship pays $250 per semester. Must be a Stuttgart High School graduate or resident of Arkansas County and must also be a student on the Stuttgart campus. Must be majoring in business, education, medical, or a vocational field. Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA. Student can be part-time or full-time. Award may be used for books or tuition. 

Bancorp South: This provides two $250 scholarships for full-time students studying any major. One to a graduating senior from Stuttgart, Carlisle, Hazen, or Brinkley, and another to a non-traditional student. To be eligible for selection, the applicant must demonstrate financial need through HUD's median family income guidelines for Arkansas County and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Barney Lewis Business: Established in 2010 in loving memory of devoted husband and father, the late Barney Lewis. This scholarship is for a student majoring in business with a 2.5 GPA. The award is announced each semester, and students must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA to renew the scholarship for two consecutive years. Awarded to a Helena-West Helena campus student.

Bauer Family: Applicant must be a Gillett High School graduate or resident of the former Gillett School District with at least a 2.0 GPA. The applicant must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Award pays $250 each fall & spring, renewable for two (2) years. Must be a DeWitt campus student.

Bayer Foundation: This scholarship provides $500 each fall and spring semester to a full-time student on the DeWitt campus demonstrating financial need.

Bennette and Walter Morris: This scholarship pays $1,750 to a resident of Phillips County, Arkansas, who is enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program on the Helena-West Helena campus and must maintain a 2.5 GPA.  

Betty Howe: This scholarship provides $250 each fall and spring to a student enrolled in the Practical Nursing program. It was established in 2004 in memory of Mrs. Betty Howe.

Bill Coolidge: This scholarship provides two sophomore students, a Fine Arts and a Humanities major, with a full tuition scholarship each fall and spring. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA to receive and maintain this scholarship.

Bob Hornor Memorial:  This scholarship is awarded to an associate degree nursing student on the Helena campus.  It pays approximately $650 per semester.  Recipient must have a 2.5 GPA to quality and maintain this scholarship.

Bookstore: This scholarship pays $500 each fall and spring; recipient must maintain a 2.75 GPA. Award is for two (2) semesters only.

C. J. and John Ella Jackson Foundation: This scholarship fund was founded by Mrs. Hiawatha Jackson Woolford, Mrs. Thelma Jackson Kelley, and Mrs. Blanche Jackson Ingram in memory of their parents. A scholarship is awarded to a freshman nursing student with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The scholarship pays $150 each fall and spring.

Campbell-Gordon: This scholarship is awarded to an associate degree nursing student on the Helena campus.  Recipient must have a 2.5 GPA to quality and maintain this scholarship.

Carl F. “Bo” Owens Memorial: This scholarship is for a student pursuing a CDL on the Stuttgart campus. The award is $250, and any student entering the CDL program on the Stuttgart campus is eligible to apply if they meet all other college entrance requirements. One award will be given annually.

Cathy Jean Ruffin Fox Memorial:  This scholarship is for a student on the DeWitt campus enrolled in at least six (6) hours.  Student must be entering the medical field.  Preference will be given to DeWitt High School students. The award provides $250 each fall and spring. Established by her daughter and son.

Charleen Hickey Memorial: This scholarship provides $500 for the fall and spring semesters to a deserving student who has a 2.5 cumulative GPA. The recipient must be a Central High School graduate, an Education major, and full-time student.

Charles Harlen and Sandra Miller Memorial: This scholarship provides $300 each fall and spring. Must be a DeWitt High School graduate attending PCCUA as a full time DeWitt campus student. Must maintain a 2.75 GPA.

Cormier Rice Mill: This scholarship pays two students $300 each fall and spring on the DeWitt campus. Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

DeWitt Community Service Scholarship: This scholarship pays up to four (4) qualifying students $250 per semester on the DeWitt campus. Students must have 30 hours of documented and approved community service hours in one semester. Please the Director of Public School Relations in DeWitt for the application form. Student must have and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Renewable each fall and spring semester.

DeWitt Lions Club/Ralph Hamilton Memorial: This scholarship will pay $250 each semester for two (2) years. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Dottie Grauman Memorial: This scholarship is awarded to an associate degree nursing student on the Helena campus.  It pays approximately $1,300 per semester.  Recipient must have a 2.5 GPA to quality and maintain this scholarship.

Dr. John M. Hestir Memorial: This scholarship provides $250 each fall and spring is for a student on the DeWitt campus majoring in nursing. Student must have a 3.0 GPA to qualify and maintain.

Ed Denman Memorial: This scholarship pays $250 each fall and spring to a DeWitt High School graduate attending the DeWitt campus. Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA to qualify and maintain this scholarship.

Ed Pat & Betsy Wright:  This scholarship is awarded to an associate degree nursing student on the Helena campus.  It pays approximately $1,750 per semester.  Recipient must have a 2.5 GPA to quality and maintain this scholarship.

Elmer and Gladys Ferguson Nursing: This scholarship was established by Elmer and Gladys Ferguson of DeWitt. It will provide one $250 nursing scholarship for a full-time student on the DeWitt campus in the fall and spring semester. Student must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA to receive the scholarship.

Evelyn Hurst: This scholarship was established in 1996 in memory of Evelyn Hurst. It is given to students who have completed the GED, wish to continue their college education, and cannot qualify for other federal aid to do so. Recipients must be entering PCCUA for the first time as a full-time (15 hours) student. The scholarship recipient must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA. A full scholarship is equal to full tuition each fall and spring. A partial Hurst scholarship is equal to half tuition each fall and spring.

Farm Bureau: This scholarship provides a $500 book scholarship per semester for a Phillips County resident. To qualify, a student must have a 2.5 GPA and must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA in order to keep the award for two years.

Farmers and Merchants Bank of DeWitt and Stuttgart: This scholarship provides $500 per semester for students on the DeWitt and Stuttgart campuses. To qualify, students must have a 3.0 GPA or a minimum ACT score of 21. To keep the award for two consecutive years, recipients must maintain a 2.75 GPA. Recipients must be a Prairie, Desha, or Arkansas County resident.

Half Court Scholarship: This one-time scholarship is a foundation sponsored scholarship that provides $500 to a current high school senior who makes the half court shot during a DeWitt High School basketball game. Awarded the fall semester after high school graduation. 

Helen G. Bonner: The Helen G. Bonner Sophomore Scholarship Fund, established by Mr. Ben Bonner in memory of Mrs. Helen G. Bonner, provides two (2) full-time and four (4) partial scholarships to sophomore students who have completed 21 or more hours at Phillips Community College with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Preference will be given to working adult students who are not eligible for sufficient levels of other financial assistance to meet educational needs. Full scholarships pay $550 fall and spring and $250 summer. Partial scholarships pay $275 fall and spring.

Helena Industries: Applicants for this award must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 and enroll in at least 15 credit hours each semester. Recipient must be entering PCCUA for their first time majoring in Agriculture, Biology, Business, Math, or Science. The award pays $500 each fall and spring and is renewable providing the recipient maintains a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Helena Regional Medical Center: This Helena campus scholarship, established in 2003, is awarded to a nursing student on the basis of academic potential and financial need. Applicants must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA to receive the scholarship. The scholarship pays full tuition each fall and spring and is renewable providing the recipient maintains a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Helena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary: This scholarship is awarded to a nursing student who is a Phillips County resident. Student must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA.

Hendrix Business: This scholarship, made possible by Dick D. and Bettye W. Hendrix, was established in 2001. It is awarded to a Phillips County resident majoring in business. Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 21 ACT composite to receive the scholarship. The scholarship pays $500 each fall and spring. This scholarship is renewable providing the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Hendrix Nursing: This scholarship is awarded to an associate degree nursing student on the Helena campus.  It pays approximately $650 per semester.  Recipient must have a 2.5 GPA to quality and maintain this scholarship.

Hoskyn Family: This scholarship pays $250 per year ($125 per semester). Must be Stuttgart High School graduate and enrolled in at least six (6) hours. Must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Jack Whitmore Memorial: This scholarship pays two (2) $500 scholarships for the fall and spring semester for one female and one male non-traditional student with a 2.5 GPA.

Jake Hartz, Jr. Memorial Non-Traditional: This scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student on the Stuttgart campus with first considerations being given to a resident of Arkansas County, but not required. Student must have a 2.0 GPA and maintain a 2.0 GPA to continue the scholarship. It is awarded each fall and spring semester for four (4) consecutive semesters if recipient meets and maintains criteria. This scholarship pays up to $200 per semester if funds are available.

Jimmy and Karen Owens Memorial Scholarship for Caregivers: This provides two (2) $250 scholarships each fall and spring semester for two (2) years. One $500 scholarship is awarded to a student during the summer term. It will be awarded to a nursing student entering the Associate Degree Nursing program on the Stuttgart campus. Students must complete all required developmental education courses prior to making application to the nursing program. Students must maintain criteria required by the nursing program.

John King: This scholarship is awarded to an associate degree nursing student on the Helena campus.  It pays approximately $1,750 per semester.  Recipient must have a 2.5 GPA to quality and maintain this scholarship.

Julie Simpson: This scholarship provides $300 each fall and spring to a student on the DeWitt Campus. The student must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Kiwanis Non-Traditional Student: This scholarship is awarded to a single parent and/or non-traditional student. It pays $250 fall and spring; student must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA. One scholarship awarded each year.

Lennox: This is a full-tuition scholarship for the fall and spring semesters serving traditional and non-traditional students on the Stuttgart campus. Applicants must be Arkansas County residents with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. This scholarship is renewable providing the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Lizzy West Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship pays $200 and is awarded each fall and spring semester to a part-time student taking at least six (6) hours or more.

Louis Chandler, Jr. Memorial: This scholarship pays $500 to a student who has a 2.5 cumulative GPA or a 21 ACT composite. Applicants must be residents of Phillips County. The scholarship is for two (2) years.

Mary Nina Fischer Memorial: This scholarship pays $250 per year ($125 per semester). Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA. Preference given to a non-traditional student, and student must be enrolled in six (6) hours or more.

Matthew Russell Memorial: This scholarship provides $300 each fall and spring to a student on the DeWitt campus. Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA. The scholarship is sponsored by Julie Simpson.

Michael Gilmore Memorial: This scholarship pays $250 per semester and is awarded to a graduate of Central High School who has a 2.5 GPA. Applicants must be residents of Phillips County. Scholarship is renewable if funds are available and the student maintains a 2.5 GPA.

Non-traditional Student: Student must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) hours and must be of independent status. These scholarships are awarded on each of the DeWitt and Stuttgart campuses. Applicant must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA to maintain the scholarship. The scholarship awards are $250 each semester.

Ora Belle Howard Memorial: Student must be enrolled in 12 hours and majoring in the medical field. This scholarship pays $250 each fall and spring. Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA to maintain the scholarship. Applicant must also be committed to stay and work in DeWitt. Established by her family members.

Partners Bank Scholarship: This Helena-West Helena campus scholarship provides $500 for the fall and spring semesters to a deserving student who has a 3.0 cumulative GPA or a 21 composite on the ACT. Preference is given to a full-time (15 hours) student. The recipient must be a Phillips County resident.

Pat McKewen Memorial: This scholarship pays $400 each fall and spring; maintain a 2.5 GPA; DeWitt campus student.

Patsy Boyd Watts Memorial: Two (2) scholarships will be awarded for $500 each, every fall and spring to students demonstrating financial need.

Paul and Mary Ann Hahn: This scholarship provides $125 one time per year with preference to a nursing, law enforcement, history major, or veteran. Student must have 12 college credit hours and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Roller Citizens Funeral Home: The recipient of this scholarship made possible by Roller Citizens Funeral Home must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or a 21 ACT composite and be a Phillips County resident. The scholarship pays $500 each fall and spring.

Rotary Club of Stuttgart: The Stuttgart Rotary Club provides a scholarship for one year which pays $500 each fall and spring semester. A student who has received the scholarship is eligible to apply for a second year, but must reapply.

Rowdy Mascot: This scholarship provides $500 per semester. Recipient must enroll full-time and maintain a 2.5 GPA. Tryouts occur on each campus.

Scott Frazier Memorial: This scholarship is awarded to an associate degree nursing student on the Helena campus.  It pays approximately $1,500 per semester.  Recipient must have a 2.5 GPA to quality and maintain this scholarship.

Sherry Criswell Memorial: This scholarship will be awarded to a single parent enrolled in six (6) or more hours. Pays $250 per semester, and recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

SIDC in Memory of Harry Dupree: This scholarship will be awarded to a student attending Stuttgart campus. Must be a graduating senior majoring in a science-related field and enrolled in six (6) hours minimum. It pays $250 each fall and spring, and recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

South Arkansas County Health Foundation: This scholarship pays $250 each fall and spring to a student pursuing a degree in healthcare on the DeWitt campus. Student must have a 2.5 GPA and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Southern Bancorp Sarah Beth Taylor: This scholarship will be awarded to a freshman nursing student who is not eligible for other financial aid. Applicants must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average to receive and maintain the scholarship. This full tuition scholarship plus books is available each fall, spring, and summer for two (2) consecutive years. Recipient will be chosen by the Allied Health Division. Failure to graduate will result in reimbursement to Southern Bancorp. Helena-West Helena campus only.

Southern Bancorp: Southern Bancorp provides a scholarship to a deserving student who has a 3.0 cumulative GPA or a 21 ACT composite. Applicants must be residents of Phillips County. The scholarship pays $500 in the fall and spring.

Steiner: This scholarship in memory of Rev. Traugott Steiner of Marvell is awarded to a deserving Marvell High School graduate on the basis of scholarship and academic potential. The award pays $250 each fall and spring.

Stuttgart Hospital Auxiliary: This scholarship is for a non-traditional student in the nursing program on the Stuttgart campus. It pays $250 each fall and spring semester. Student must meet or exceed minimum requirements of the nursing program to maintain scholarship.

Stuttgart Memorial Hospital Foundation: This scholarship will pay $500 each fall to all first-year nursing students on the Stuttgart campus.

Tom Kinnebrew Memorial (sponsored by Rotary Club of Helena-West Helena):  This scholarship is for a Phillips County resident majoring in nursing. The scholarship awards $500 each fall and spring. Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or a 21 ACT composite.

Tri-County Fair Queen: This scholarship will provide $500 per semester for one year to the person who is named the Queen at the Tri-County Fair in Marvell.  Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA in order to keep the scholarship.

Warriors for Walt Nursing Scholarship: This scholarship is for a resident of Phillips County or Coahoma County (MS) who is a nursing major on the Helena-West Helena campus. The award pays $1,750 per semester for two years. Recipient must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Special consideration will be given to students who have a handicap or disability themselves or in their family. 

Wilbur Mein Memorial: This scholarship pays $250 each fall and spring semester to a DeWitt High School graduate who has a 3.0 GPA and is entering the medical field.

W. T. Harris Memorial: The W. T. Harris Memorial Fund will provide a qualified student with a scholarship on the basis of both academic potential and financial need. The scholarship is available to full-time, sophomore nursing students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. The scholarship pays $250 fall and spring.

Yoder Ruritan: This scholarship pays $250 each fall and spring semester for two (2) years and will be awarded to a Stuttgart campus student. Must maintain a 2.5 GPA per semester.

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