Pitt County has one of the best community colleges in North Carolina: Pitt Community College. Whether a student is looking for a a start in communty college before transferring to a four year college, or is interested in a certificate or degree program leading to a successful technical career, Pitt Community College has a wide range of options.  Over the years, Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County has partnered with Pitt Community College in a variety of ways to highlight public education.

Pitt Community College has announced two great new programs available to Pitt County School students. The State of North Carolina has unveiled the “NC Longleaf Commitment,” a grant program for 2021 North Carolina high school graduates who will attend Pitt Community College or any one of our state’s “Great 58” community colleges starting in the Fall 2021 semester. High school students completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid may be eligible to receive this grant – not a loan – for tuition and fees toward a degree or to attain transfer credit. Full-time eligible students are guaranteed to receive $700 to $2,800 per year, for a total of two years.

Additionally, PCC has announced the creation of its own “Bulldog Promise Program” that will allow students enrolled in Career and College Promise courses to complete a degree tuition-free!  The Bulldog Promise Scholarship program provides participants four semesters of community college courses, all tuition-free. Students who have participated in the Career and College Promise program and are nearing graduation are eligible for this exciting benefit.  Participants must have a minimum of 12 credits completed through Career and College Promise and enroll at PCC in the fall semester after high school graduation. To learn more about these programs, visit pittcc.edu/nclongleaf and pittcc.edu/bulldogpromise or contact Brian Jones, PCC Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Services at cbjones@email.pittcc.edu or (252) 493-7867.