The PJ Stanley Memorial Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to graduating high school students and community college students pursuing careers in the Police, EMS, Rescue and Fire fields at Catawba Valley Community College or Mitchell Community College. PJ Stanley was a leader in the Claremont community and worked throughout his life to make a positive difference through his service to these fields and teaching those who wished to join the ranks with him.
The PJ Stanley Memorial 5K Race and Fun Walk is an annual event that takes place the first Saturday in November in Claremont Park. Prizes are awarded at the conclusion of the race. All proceeds go to the PJ Stanley Memorial Scholarship Fund.