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 fill out the general scholarship application, the system will notify you of any specific scholarships you may qualify to apply for.
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.
Visit https://www.virginiawestern.edu/scholarships/ to apply.
Educational Foundation scholarships are processed in the Foundation office. Do not submit any required information 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 uploaded as part of the application process by the scholarship application deadline to be considered.
Recommendations are an important part of the scholarship award process. One recommendation should come from a Virginia Western instructor and one from an individual outside of Virginia Western. If you have never attended Virginia Western, you may ask former teachers, employers, or work colleagues to provide recommendations. Please note, recommendation letters by relatives/family members are not acceptable.
Scholarship recipients are selected 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 Virginia Western Financial Aid Office for more information regarding loans and/or grants.
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 the Educational Foundation CCAP & Scholarship Program Coordinator.
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