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Educational Foundation

Hall’s planned gift strengthens endowment and student emergency fund

Edwin C. Hall, founder of Hall Associates Inc. The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation is honored to announce the receipt of a multigenerational planned gift by Mr. Edwin C. Hall, founder of the Roanoke-based real estate firm Hall Associates Inc.  Initial giving is valued...
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First VWCC Culinary Arts Salon gives students taste of international competition

Virginia Western Al Pollard Culinary Arts Program hosts first Culinary Arts Salon with international list of chef competitors 3 students place in competition funded by the Educational Foundation’s Donald G. Smith endowment ROANOKE – Virginia Western Community College’s Al Pollard Culinary Arts Program recently hosted...
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Educational Foundation announces spring scholarship recipients

The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation announces that it awarded scholarships to 113 students attending the spring 2021 semester at Virginia Western Community College. Deadline to apply for fall 2021 scholarships is May 3, 2021. Apply now at: www.virginiawestern.edu/scholarships.   RecipientLocalitySpring 2021 Award(s)Carstella OsborneAlleghany...
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Support VWCC Nursing with virtual 5K race

The Virginia Western Community College nursing program announces the Nurses Run for Education Virtual 5K race to support the program, students and future front-line workers. Participants in the event can run or walk the 5K distance at the location of their choice from April 17...
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Shenandoah Valley Organic creates scholarship to support agriculture studies

Shenandoah Valley Organic has established the $5,000 annual scholarship, which will provide funds for tuition, books and fees to one student per academic year pursuing an Associate Degree in Agriculture. The goal is to help boost the shrinking industry and draw a new generation of...
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Virginia Western 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Call for Nominations

The Virginia Western Educational Foundation and the Virginia Western Alumni Association are calling for nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award.  The annual recipient or recipients will receive the award at a special Scholarship Awards Ceremony in the spring, and a plaque will be placed...
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Educational Foundation announces new board leaders

Virginia Western's Educational Foundation announces that William J. Farrell II, President of Berglund Automotive Group, has been named Chair of its Board of Directors. The Foundation's CCAP is still accepting student applications until Feb. 1, 2021.
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CCAP scholarship awards grow 12 percent

Virginia Western’s Community College Access Program (CCAP) is making college possible, tuition-free, this fall for 494 recent graduates of Roanoke Valley high schools. That number represents a 12 percent increase from the prior academic year’s enrollment. The number of first-year students alone jumped up 13...
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Educational Foundation announces fall scholarship recipients

The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation announces that it awarded scholarships to 89 students attending the Fall Semester 2020 at Virginia Western Community College. Read more for complete list.
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In year of crisis, new ACHIEVE scholarship helps keep Virginia Western students on track

Jagger LaDouceur had a plan and a budget. He was going to attend Virginia Western Community College for two years, then transfer to Virginia Tech to study Computer Science, and then get a job as a software developer. He thought he would be able to...
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