About the DCC Educational Foundation, INC.

The Danville Community College Educational Foundation supports the programs and projects of Danville Community College.

The Foundation is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors which is composed of concerned citizens, donors and alumni. The Foundation was established to enhance the academic excellence of Danville Community College and improve the College's ability to serve its students. Objectives of the Foundation include: awarding student SCHOLARSHIPS, providing professional development for the faculty and staff, ensuring that instructional equipment keeps pace with technological changes, strengthening the academic programs, and encouraging cultural activities.

    Investing in Excellence - One Student at a Time . . .

    Every gift makes a difference to a student and provides the funding for the special projects sponsored by the DCC Educational Foundation. 

    Because of your support, the Foundation sponsors:

    • Academic Laboratory Equipment  

    • Alumni newsletters and activities  

    • Cultural programs and activities for DCC students, faculty, and staff  

    • DCC student leadership programs   

    • Faculty projects    

    • Professional development opportunities for faculty   

    • Sellers Race Car which travels to each high school and many middle schools.   

    • Scholarships    

    • Student Development Initiative that fund special projects and student travel

    Foundation Activities

    DCC Foundation Annual Golf Tournament

    The Foundation hosted its first Golf Tournament in 1999 and raised over $13,000 for scholarships.  The tournament has become an annual event and continues to raise funds for scholarships and DCC's athletic program.  You are invited to sponsor a team in this year's tournament.  For more information on the annual tournament, please contact the Foundation office at 797-8495.


    Scholarships make a positive impact on the lives of many DCC students. Although our tuition is far less expensive than that of four-year institutions, a great number of students cannot afford the cost of higher education.

    State and federal funds are available to eligible students; however, we always have deserving students who have excelled academically for whom no assistance can be found.   A scholarship sends a strong message to student that someone believes in them and is ready to invest in their future.

    Each year over 125 scholarships are awarded to DCC students through the generosity of the College's supporters.  Danville Community College Educational Foundation also awards scholarships to students graduating from DCC and transferring to a four-year institution.


    When you provide the funds for a scholarship, you are investing in a student's future.  Two types of scholarships are awarded at Danville Community College, either of which may be designated for tuition, books, and/or fees.

    Endowed Scholarships . . .

    • A yearly award will be made in perpetuity.
    • A minimum endowment of $15,000 is required; contributions may be made over a designated period of time.
    • The endowment balance never decreases.
    • A scholarship is awarded each year based on 5 percent of the endowed balance.

    Annual Scholarships . . .

    • A one-time-only award or an annual gift from an individual, business, or organization.
    • Amounts may vary, but usually range from $150 to full tuition and books (approximately $2,800 - $3,000).

    YOU design the scholarship based on your preferences by deciding . . .

    NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP -- YOU name the award for yourself, a friend, a family member, or a favorite DCC faculty member or high school teacher.

    DONOR LISTING -- YOU decide who will be listed as donor--yourself, your family, your business?

    CRITERIA -- YOU decide how the recipients are selected? (by curriculum, high school, grade point average, financial need, etc.)

    CONDITIONS -- As a donor, YOU identify any special considerations about making the award. Perhaps you wish to be billed annually for the award or maybe the award needs to be made at a particular time of year.

    SPECIFIC AWARD -- YOU specify the dollar amount of the award and how it will be used (tuition, books, and/or fees, etc.)

    For more information, contact:

    Shannon Hair, Director of Development

    DCC Educational Foundation
    1008 South Main Street,
    Danville, VA 24540
    Email: shair@dcc.vccs.edu
    Telephone: (434) 797- 8495 or 797- 8437
    Fax: (434) 797- 8514

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