Educational Foundation

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The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation assists students in and out of the classroom as they balance their educational goals and real-life demands. We fund scholarships, provide emergency funds, support a food co-op and actively seek out other vital initiatives.

We welcome your support in making college possible and enriching the Roanoke Region for all.

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Virginia Western’s Community College Access Program is the largest college “Promise” program in the Commonwealth. Each year, we work with public and private partners to support recent high school graduates from Botetourt, Craig, Franklin and Roanoke counties and the cites of Roanoke and Salem. The CCAP application opens in October each year for admission the following fall. 


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Student Emergency Fund

An unforeseen financial crisis can swiftly derail a student’s career. The Educational Foundation provides one-time assistance to help them stay afloat and continue pursuing their educational goals. 


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Student Co-Op

With our partners Kroger and Kraft Heinz, we take aim at food insecurity by providing a convenient drop-in location on campus where students can fuel up and stay focused on class. 



The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation offers more than 130 scholarships for students pursuing a wide variety of academic and career-credit courses. Scholarship applications open twice a year for fall and spring semester cycles.


Learn how you can make an impact!

News & Announcements

Planned Giving

Join Virginia Western’s Legacy Society and leave an impact on generations of students to come. 


Endowment Initiative

Help us ensure the vision for success for Virginia Western and our region, in perpetuity. 


2022 Bright Ideas Innovation Grant Application

The Educational Foundation: By the Numbers