TRIO EOC Program at DCC offers Financial Aid Help to Area Seniors

The TRIO Southern Piedmont Educational Opportunity Center program (EOC) at Danville Community College (DCC) is conducting 2021-2022 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Virtual Workshops for area high school seniors and adults who need to apply for financial aid. The FAFSA for the 2021-2022 academic year became available on October 1st and the TRIO EOC at DCC program has developed a step by step FAFSA workshop to assist students. Conducted via Zoom, workshop presenters will explain why all college-bound students need to complete the FAFSA and will educate attendees on the types of financial aid available. Interested persons are asked to register by calling 434-797-8577 or emailing Those who attend will receive an electronic version of the TRIO EOC scholarship listing. 

The TRIO EOC is a federal program, administered by Danville Community College, which assists individuals who are interested in entering or re-entering higher education. Education Specialists provides FREE hands-on assistance with completing college admission and financial aid applications, college information, academic and career counseling, referrals to community agencies, transfer assistance, and scholarship opportunities. The goal of the EOC program is to serve 1,000 high school seniors and adults who live in the counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Patrick, and Franklin counties and the cities of Danville and Martinsville with their pursuit to any 2-year or 4-year college/university. 

For questions, one on one appointments, or virtual assistance contact the Education Specialist in your locale below:

     Danville Community College                      
     Wyatt Building, Room 109 
     1008 South Main Street
     Danville, VA  24541
     Education Specialist, Doreen Coleman (Danville)
     Education Specialist, Camille Younger (Pittsylvania County) 
     Southern VA Higher Educ. Center 
     820 Bruce Street
     South Boston, VA  24592
     Education Specialist, Camille Younger (Halifax County)
     The Franklin Center 
     50 Claiborne Avenue
     Rocky Mount, VA  24151
     Education Specialist, John Westphalen (Franklin County)

     Patrick Henry Community College 
     Walker Building
     645 Patriot Avenue
     Martinsville, VA  24112
     Education Specialist, Jentonia Wilson (Henry County, Martinsville)

     PHCC: Patrick County Site  
     214 Johnson Street
     Stuart, VA  24171
     Education Specialist, Jentonia Wilson (Patrick County)

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Sharon Harris

Sharon Harris

TRIO Project Director of Southern Piedmont Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)