Contact for PHCC Pre-college Programs
Shanna Francisco-King, Director
Patrick Henry Community College
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is now open for class of 2022 students. It guides students step by step through the college planning process. For each step that a student completes, they'll earn a chance at a $500 scholarship. When they complete all six steps, they'll earn a chance at $40,000. Please sign up and take the first step by building a college list on BigFuture.
Guided Pathway Support
The Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS) is a virtual college and scholarship advising program for African American high school juniors and seniors. The program invites students and parents to our online college access community for counseling and application support at no charge. The program does not have an application deadline and serves students throughout the calendar year.
Hispanic College Institute
The application deadline has been extended to April 18th, 2021. Please continue to share this virtual 2021 HCI opportunity with your students. We will provide a meaningful experience that will expose students to the amazing opportunities that HCI has to offer, including peer mentorship, college access programing, networking opportunities, and a commitment to the Latinx experience in higher education.
The Virginia Latino Higher Education Network's (VALHEN) Hispanic College Institute (HCI) is a FREE 3-day, virtual program that gives rising juniors and seniors in high school the opportunity to learn about the college admissions process while meeting Latinx professionals and engaging with Latinx College Students from all over the Commonwealth of Virginia. There is NO COST to the student to attend this virtual program.
The Hispanic College Institute will be held on July 15th through July 17th, 2021.
Benefits of attending HCI
Engagement with various academic disciplines through workshops and panels.
Engagement with Virginia Tech and various other colleges and universities.
Workshops on navigating and completing the college application process, applying for scholarships and financial aid.
Learn about resources available to Latinx Virginia high school students.
Gain mentorship and community.
Application closes: April 18th, 2021
Notification of acceptance: May 2021
Requirements to apply:
2.5 GPA or above
Rising junior or senior
Enrolled full-time in a Virginia high school
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