Nearly 500 students are attending Virginia Western tuition-free this fall thanks to the private-public community partnership that funds the Community College Access Program (CCAP).
Since 2008, public localities and private donors have united in support of CCAP, which is the largest “free college” program at a Virginia community college. CCAP provides up to three years of tuition for high school graduates who meet program requirements, as funding allows. More than 3,400 Roanoke Valley students have participated in the program as of fall 2021.
“We are proud and humbled to join with our dedicated locality partners, businesses, donors, parents and friends to make college possible for so many deserving high school graduates in our entire service area,” said William Farrell, II, Chair of the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation, a nonprofit affiliated with Virginia Western Community College.
Currently, the Foundation is in pursuit of a $6.5 million goal to fund the program for the next five years. It has unlocked a $250,000 challenge grant to help it reach its ultimate fundraising campaign goals by Dec. 31, 2021. This means that any support given at this time will be matched dollar for dollar. (For more information, contact Philanthropy Director Amanda Mansfield at email@example.com.)
The 2022 CCAP application period opened Oct. 1 and closes Feb. 1, 2022. Families interested in learning more about CCAP are invited to attend upcoming Zoom information sessions, scheduled for midday and evening times through January. Registration is required at virginiawestern.edu/CCAP.
They also can sign up for important CCAP updates about application deadlines, financial aid workshops and more by texting “CCAP2022” to 31996. (Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help; message and data rates apply.)
For more information about CCAP, see virginiawestern.edu/ccap or contact Carolyn Payne, CCAP Coordinator: (540) 857-7544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCAP recipients for 2021-22 are:
Botetourt County: Nathan Bobbitt, Sydni Bunch, Jackson Butler, Joshua Davidick, Hunter Deel, Hayden Delaney, Julia Desai, Andrew Estep, Desiree Gallimore, Lorien Griffith, Mitchell Harless, Emma Harpine, Dani Keffer, Andrew Lawhorne, Brianna LeBlanc, Haley Moran, Meredith Moran, Stephen-Patrick Overstreet, Gabrielle Pickle, Noah Shephard, Caleb Snyder, Caroline Walker, Kiana Watt, Elias Whitt, Austin Allen, Caylie Allen, Joseph Desai, Tia Franson, Kiah Hall, Heather Johnson, Coby Kingery, Zander LeNoir, Jessica Link, Kendra Puckett, Sierra Ray, Dakota Sparks, Jeb Thompson, Caleb Van Buren, Kelsey Williamson, Samantha Aldrich, Emily Bruno, Brody Cook, Craig Farmer, Aimee Lowe, Trinity Martin, Randall McGee, Zachary Noel and Jessica Rocha
Craig County: Nicole Austin, Autumn Hutchison, Jaela Hutton, Lucy Rigney, Jenna Bostic, Madison Hannah, Maggie Huffman, Tyra Hutton, Sadie McAllister, Kaylee Pauley and Laneley Taylor
Franklin County: Daniel Angle, Mary Atkins, Jade Bennett, Scott Bornstein, Alex Bowling, James Bridges, Rachael Buzzeo, Jared Caudill, DaNaja Coleman, Mackenzie Coombs, Robert David, Adam Dudley, Krista Dudley, Sienna Duggins, Samir Elliott, Kaylee Elmore, Landon English, James Foutz, Grace Hahn, Kaitlyn Hayes, Pamela Hostutler, Greyson Hunziker, Haleigh Keaton, Nicole Kingery, Stefan Knott, Samuel Krauss, Megan Kurtz, Donovan Lang, Skyler Light, Courtney Lovell, James Lusk, Haley Martin, Gracelyn Maurer, Ethan Meade, Holly Midkiff, Tommy Nguyen, Luke Pasley, Joshua Plybon, Eliza Quesenberry, Isaiah Richards, Katherine Rigdon, Kaitlyn Ross, Michael Shanahan, Sadie Sheppard, Bianca Sink, Juliana Slate, Joshua Townsend, Rylie Turner, Hailey Vanover, Zoey Wood, Natasha Barkovich, Laura Bartolo, Austin Behrendt, Alexis Bergman, Foster Bornstein, Jessica Bowman, Joshua Britts, Claire Burnette, Caleb Cokendolpher, Jennifer Cruz-Santos, Anna Decker, Lena Ferrell, Meagan Florio, Jazmyn Franklin, Evelyn Gordon, Bethany Graham, Zachary Green, Blake Greenway, Skylar Grigorieff, Bailey Haskins, Savannah Henderson, Casey Hodges, Nathaniel Hodges, Cieanna Holland, Emma Janney, Taylor Janney, Courtney Johnson, Jacob Lemon, Sydney Light, Karly Mullins, Kavyn Page, Brandon Passalacqua, Lilyana Torres, Julie Walker, Kateleigh Wampler, Madison Wright, Robert Yanok, Justice Coleman, Matthew Conde, Katelyn Herlehy, Jade Hurd, Taylor McPherson, Valerie Meadows, Kaylee Perdue, Nora Shanahan, Alicia St Clair, Cheyene Williamson and Evan Yerkey
Roanoke City: Skyler Abajace, Michelle Ackerly, Charles Adams, Meghan Alexandre, Aryal Allie, Noe Avila, Cody Bailey, Mario Ball, Deckhya Basnet, India Best, Samirah Boyd, Shaniyah Byers, Annalina Cass, Dalia Castro, Henry Dean, Travis Dean, Samantha DeSouto, Ayanna Dillard, Zavier DiStefano, James Dowe, Matthew Eaton, Arionna Ferrell, Jacob Foster, Leonardo Garcia-Salas, Puspa Ghorsai, Ayanna Gibens, Jonas Gleiner, Jonathan Guerrant, Jordan Ham, Lorin Hanger, Autiana Harvey, Cristal Hernandez Cortes, Erik Hiduskey, Michael Holland, Michael Huff, Shrouq Ibrahim, Ethan Isaacs, Jasmique Jones, Jesse Kosinski, Eamon Lash, Maggie Layman, Fatemeh Mahdinezhad, Nicholas Maiolo, Kayleigh Manning, Erynn Martin, Michael Martinez, Andrik Mendez Ayala, Roman Moody, Erik Daniel Morales, Grace Morrow, Nevaeh Motley, Duy Ngo, Chris Nguyen, Aniya Ollie, Lacie Oyler, Angela Penn, Noah Pires, Gabriel Ponce, Sinat Put, Hani Rasheed, Haley Richardson, Taliyah Robinson, Alexandra Rodriguez, Nyah Rogers-McGeorge, Jeffrey Sebastian, Sonja Taylor, Janai Turman, Onaca Umak, Aniya Walker, Sadejah Webster, Jasmine Woodson, Madouabge Yarmah, Ryan Albee, Grayson Angle, Gabriella Cheatwood, Erika Claros, Justin Craig, Troy Fitzgerald, Wendy Franco Mendoza, Sabrina Givaudan, Lizbeth Guardado, Angie Guardado, Tori Herndon, Jacob Kreppeneck, Madison Moore, Abigail Nolasco, Wardah Rasheed, Vincenzino Salerno, Noah Scott, Joshua Smith, Jordan Snead, Mollie Thompson, Jakym White, Keegan Abajace, Juliette CdeBaca, Legend Howard, Elizabeth Kasongo, Brianna Keeling, Brianna Leflore, Pamela Ngoy, Caitlin Oakes, Kassandra Rodriguez, Steven Sawyer and Jacob Snellings
Roanoke County: Brandon Acker, Grant Alderson, Taylor Armstrong, Adam Baringer, Parker Blankenship, Caleb Browder, Hailey Bryant, Jade Bryant, Samuel Bunn, Madylin Caldwell, Haley Church, Hunter Clark, Michaela Clarke, Landon Cobble, Rachel Cruff, Tyler Cundiff, Erin Curtis, Kaitlyn D’Ambrosio, Jaylin Delby, Victoria Deweese, Isabelle Divers, Kinsey Dollberg, Brooke Dooley, Victoria Downie, Jumana El Shenawy, Abigail Estrada, Gracie Fairbanks, Jordan Gearhart, Skyler Geho, Marissa Graham, Makayla Grubb, Giovanna Gualberto, Madison Hannabass, Kendall Hanson, Eva Harner, Emily Harrell, Noah Hartson, Wilkin Hatfield, Kailey Henderson, Destinee Holland, Brady Hollifield, Zyae Hopkins, Jerry Huang, Ta’Nashia Hudson, Ellyson Hurd, James Jaklitsch, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Grasun Jones, Noah Kargman, Kyler Kleinhenz, Eli Klepper, Andrew Kroese, Robert Kyle, Alyssa Macauley, Jacob Mardian, Amelita Martin, Catherine McCown, Matt Miles, Alaina Miller, Zachary Moore, Katelyn Morgan, Danielle Moser, Emily Nelson, Anne Notebaert, Tyler Oliver, Megan Painter, Emilie Pennington, Franchesca Pernot, Andrew Pham, Kylie Ralston, Jordan Read, Kara Reed, Daniel Reeves, Cross Renz, Katherine Richards, David Richardson, Benjamin Robinson, John Rusinak III, Jackson Salo, Javon Saunders, Seth Schindler, Camila Sifuentes, Dylan Smith, Micah Smith, Andrew Sorial, Elijah Spencer, Matthew St.Clair, Annie Stevens, Chyenne Sweeney, Mackenzie Sylvester, Grant Taylor, Autumn Thompson, Conner Thompson, Steven Tingler, Caleb Tinsley, Mya Travis, Charles Urgo, Sarah Varney, Myra Villasenor, Julie Wang, Jeffrey Williams, Grace Willis, Taylor Wood, Hollie Yates, Ashlee Yeatts, Hannah Young, Merima Adanalic, Amber Arthur, Sophia Bone, Sarah Collins, Sophie Currier, Matthew Duncan, Peyton Fernatt, Jayden Glass, Chelynn Hairston, Michelle Harris, Makayla Hopkins, Logan Howard, Mason James, Kristin Johnson, Landon Johnson, Colin Jones, Grace King, Amanda Kline, Christopher Kunc, Savanna Lear, Maia Lemore, Kaitlyn Logan, Joshua Mabry, Conner McKinney, Ian Merritt, Kendall Moore, Logen Mowles, Ky Nguyen, Ethan Nichols, Josiah Nucamendi, Nathan Patrick, Elizabeth Phipps, Robert Pickelsimer, Ariana Pineda, Michael Prillaman, Wilson Shi’Wang, Ethan Smith, Timothy Strom, Peyton Taliaferro, Eden Walls, Lynden Whicker, Dakota Whitlock, Blaise Wood, Noah Alderman, Jake Balsley, Madison Cole, Chandlor Desper, Quamyrha Hayden, Emmerson Jessee, Laurel LaBrie, Brooke Lay, Lisette Nucamendi, Madison Osburn, Brandon Pugh, Brandon Spradlin and Elexia Wynn
Salem: Junaid Ahmad, Malak Altawel, Emma Chamberland, Zachary DeSouto, Maggie Duncan, Dalton Frazier, David Grinnell, Paul Hickerson, Cheyanne Huffman-Hippensteel, William Jenkins, Adriana Justo-Ortiz, Jordan Lucas, Gabrielle Maina, Priya Patel, Josie Phillips, Jada Prater, Kaleb Ray, Rebekah Rothkopf, BenJamin Rowland, Jake Sampson, Tony Sanchez, Liya Santhosh, Rafe Scaggs, Carter Schaeffer, Abbie Shepherd, Kyleigh Smithey, Jacobie Spence, Brannon Spickard, Gabrielle St Amour, Abigail Stinnette, Christine Thurn, Madison Tussey, Jillian Vest, Sarah Ahlers, Elijah Boyer, Corey Bryant, Steven Butler, Danielle Davis, Sierrah Deel-Morris, Anna Eaton, Tyler Huffman, Grace Kelley, Regan Laughlin, Bailee Lintner, Christopher Murphy, Maddison Parrish, James Rashkovsky, Gurleen Singh, Annalise Smith, Haley Smith, Trenton Stiffler, Kirsten Vest, Ethan Beutell, Suzanne Carter, James Davis, Matthew Hernandez, Landon Hylton, Megan Kelliher and Daniel Sublett
Supporting CCAP’s Future:
The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation has embarked on a fundraising campaign to support the evolution of its transformative Community College Access Program. Program enhancements include part-time eligibility, three years for completion, and the inclusion of the acquisition of industry-recognized certificates and credentials. For more information about how you can join the localities, businesses, foundations, alumni, parents and friends that make college possible, contact Amanda Mansfield, Philanthropy Director, at (540) 857-6962 or email@example.com.