A scholarship is a sum of money or other aid granted to a student based on merit, need, or academic objective to pursue his/her studies. Prince George's Community College offers dozens of scholarship opportunities for both students beginning the college for the first time and for returning students. These are outlined in the PGCC Scholarship Application Booklet. The packet contains over 30 institutional scholarships available to returning students. Students may apply for up to three scholarships for which they meet the eligibility requirements. Only a few of the many scholarships are highlighted here: Board of Trustees’ Legacy Scholarship The Board of Trustees’ Legacy Scholarship was established to recognize graduates of Prince George's County high schools who demonstrate high academic ability and strong leadership qualities. Scholarship recipients are selected from among those who meet the eligibility requirements and who are committed to attending Prince George's Community College. Board of Trustees Legacy Scholarship Application AOBA Scholarship Sponsored by the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA), the Scholarship Program offers graduates of Prince George's County high schools paid tuition to Prince George's Community College, worth $6,000, over a two-year period. Kathy and Jerry Wood Scholarship This scholarship provides full tuition and fees for four consecutive semesters provided to students who maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Kathy and Jerry Wood Scholarship Application Honors Academy Scholarship Honors Academy scholars may hold dual admission in Prince George's Community College and a participating four-year college or university. While the list of participating institutions is constantly growing, it currently includes: American University, Catholic University of America, Howard University, Goucher College, St. Mary's College, University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland University College, and Washington College. Upon graduation from PGCC, the Honor's Academy scholar will receive Honors Academy recognition and a seamless transfer into one of the partnering four-year colleges or universities. An Honors Academy scholar also has the option of applying for transfer to any college or university that is not part of the dual admission agreement.An Honors Academy scholar receives financial support from Prince George's Community College as long as he/she satisfies the requirements of the Academy and maintains his/her eligibility. Upon graduation from PGCC, the Honors Academy scholar will receive financial support from the partnering four-year college or university.PGCC Honors Academy scholars have other educational opportunities as well, including: Membersship in the Honors Program & Honors Society Study under outstanding faculty with fellow Academy scholars Assignment to a special Honors Academy advisor The option to participate in research and internships Possible induction into Phi Theta Kappa, the international Honor Society for two-year colleges The Hillman Entrepreneurs Program Scholarship This four-year scholarship program is open to all majors starting at PGCC and completing their study at the University of Maryland, College Park. This scholarship is ideal for students with entrepreneurial ambitions -- running their own business or community programs, creative ideas for income generation, and those who see challenges as obstacles to be overcome. Edward T. Conroy Scholarship The Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial aid to sons and daughters of deceased, missing in action or prisoner of war United States armed forces personnel, sons and daughters of deceased public safety personnel, surviving spouses who have not remarried of deceased public safety personnel, disabled public safety personnel and sons, daughters and/or surviving spouses of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, attending a Maryland postsecondary institution. To view the guidelines of this scholarship, click here. Edward T. Conroy Scholarship Application Next Step Program Prince George's County Department of Social Services offers tuition assistance through the Next Step Training and Education Program. Click here for eligibility.