Virginia Western Educational Foundation scholarships are established by the generous donors who have made these scholarships possible and awarded by the Educational Foundation Scholarship & Grants Committee.
Any student currently enrolled or who will enroll in a minimum of 6 credits for the upcoming academic semester at Virginia Western Community College with a minimum 2.0 GPA should apply. It is important to note that some scholarships do require full-time enrollment and if you are awarded one of these scholarships you will need to be enrolled full-time to receive the scholarship.
Absolutely! Scholarships are available for academic excellence and/or financial need. The Virginia Western Educational Foundation awards scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need, but may or may not qualify for financial aid. Educational Foundation scholarships are funded by many individuals, community groups, corporations and others and are awarded on a competitive basis.
When you access the online application, you will find a listing of scholarship descriptions that will describe the individual scholarship criteria for each scholarship that is available during that particular application process. Select the scholarships that you believe you stand the best chance of receiving.
Scholarship funds may be used only for tuition, books, and supplies required for courses taken at Virginia Western Community College as stated in the Scholarship Agreement Form.
To complete your application for an Educational Foundation scholarship you will need to:
In order for your application to be considered complete, all of the above information must be received by the scholarship deadline. You must hand deliver your completed information to our physical address.
Please remember that Educational Foundation scholarships are processed in the Foundation office. Do not submit the required information above to the Financial Aid Office.
The deadline for applying for scholarships varies depending on the semester. Students should apply when they first begin to see information on the scholarship process. All parts of the scholarship application (a completed application, taxes, statements of recommendation, and transcript) must be submitted to the Educational Foundation by the deadline listed on the application to be considered.
Recommendations are an important part of the scholarship award process. One recommendation form should be completed by a Virginia Western instructor and one should be completed by an individual outside of Virginia Western. If you have never attended Virginia Western, you may ask former teachers, employers, or colleagues at work to complete the form. Please note, recommendation letters by relatives/family members are not acceptable.
Recipients for the various awards are chosen by the Virginia Western Educational Foundation Scholarship & Grants Committee using a competitive award process. Recipients of the scholarships will be notified of their award by the Educational Foundation. Students who apply for but do not receive a scholarship may still be eligible for loans, grants, or scholarships from federal, state and other sources. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information regarding loans and/or grants. A list of all scholarship recipients will be posted on the scholarship website and updated each semester.
Once a student has been awarded a scholarship, that amount will be credited to his/her student account here at Virginia Western.
Scholarship funds are most commonly used to cover tuition and fees, but funds may also be used to cover books or other allowable expenses as stated in your Scholarship Agreement.
For more information you can contact our CCAP & Scholarship Program Coordinator.
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