Educational Foundation :: Scholarship Opportunities

Spring 2015 Educational Foundation Scholarship Application

The Spring 2015 Educational Foundation Scholarship Application is now open. Contact Carolyn Payne at cpayne@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-6371 with any questions.

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for any Educational Foundation scholarship, you must:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Be a high school graduate or have a GED.
  • Enroll in a minimum of six (6) credits, unless the scholarship you are applying for requires you to enroll in more. Full-time enrollment is defined as being enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

Instructions for Submitting Your Application

The Educational Foundation is using an online application process and ONLY online applications will be accepted.

Before beginning the online application process, assemble the required information below.

  • Know your current cumulative high school or Virginia Western grade point average, and the number of Virginia Western credits you have earned, if applicable.
  • Copy of your most recent academic transcript
  • Have a copy of your signed tax return, or your parents' signed tax return if you are a dependent.
  • Prepare a 250-word essay that addresses one of the following topics. Consult the Scholarship Essay Writing Tips (PDF) for assistance in completing your essay. If you have received a Foundation scholarship in previous years, you must address a different topic on your Spring 2015 application.
    • What is a societal problem you believe needs to be addressed? Explain why and how.
    • Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that makes you unique.
    • Who in your life has been your biggest influence and why? Do not include an immediate family member.
    • Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
    • Choose a book or books that have affected you deeply and explain why.
  • Please review the online application in its entirety before completing.

After Submitting Your Application

Required supplemental materials, such as transcripts, recommendations, a copy of your signed tax return, and materials required for specific scholarships must be uploaded with the scholarship application.

Applications will not be considered if supplemental materials are not received by the November 17, 2014 deadline.

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