MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — ValleyStar Credit Union has made two donations totally $8,000 to the Patrick & Henry Community College(P&HCC) Foundation.

According to P&HCC, the donations will provide student scholarships and help toward their Racing College (Motorsports program) — allowing them to continue racing locally

“We are so thankful for these donations from ValleyStar Credit Union,” said Tiffani Underwood, P&HCC Foundation Executive Director. “This gift is an extension of our partnership with ValleyStar and we are grateful for their continued investments in both our college and our students.”

P&HCC officials say, the first donation received by ValleyStar Credit Union will go toward two $1,500 scholarships for students enrolled in a business curriculum full-time.

The othe $5,000, they say, will go toward the Motorsportsm program, to race their late-model car in local races. It also gives the college an opportunity to give students hands-on training.

“We’re excited to help support P&HCC and their Motorsports program,” said Michael Warrell, ValleyStar Credit Union President/CEO.  “Our partnership with Patrick & Henry is very important to us as members of this community, and we hope that this contribution will assist them in providing opportunities for students to succeed.”

P&HCC Foundation will be administering the scholarships.