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    Virginia Foundation for Community College Education Scholarships

    The mission of the VFCCE is to provide access to education for all Virginians. Through the statewide scholarship program, students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships ranging from $1000 to $10,000. The VFCCE recognizes outstanding students of all ages and backgrounds. Statewide scholarship programs are outlined below. Additional scholarship opportunities are offered through Virginia’s 23 community colleges.

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    Many of the scholarships below are now open and ready for applications. Please be sure to apply by April 30, 2015. Most scholarships also require two recommendations and transcripts, so plan ahead.

    Current Scholarships

    Click here to see our scholarship recipients for 2014-2015

    Potomac Health Foundation Fellows Program

    The Potomac Health Foundation Fellows Program provides financial assistance and a unique leadership curriculum to second-year students who  have demonstrated ability and commitment to the health science profession. Applicants must attend Germanna or Northern Virginia Community College full-time and reside in the following zip codes: 20112, 22025, 22026, 22079, 22125, 22134, 22172, 22191, 22192, 22193, 22554, and 22556. 

    Valley Proteins Fellows Program

    For the fifth year, extraordinary second-year students attending a Virginia Community College will be selected for the Valley Proteins Fellows Program. This prestigious scholarship will award up to $5,000 for tuition, books, fees and expenses. In addition to the generous award, the Fellows Program will provide recipients with the opportunity to share in special experiences to enhance their academic and leadership potential.

    Laurens Sartoris Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

    Funded through the support of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association in honor of Laurens “Larry” Sartoris, former president of VHHA and former chair of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. The scholarship provides financial assistance to admitted nursing students attending Virginia’s Community Colleges. 

    Gerald Baliles Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

    Scholarships will be awarded to first-time college students at Patrick Henry Community College to recognize Governor Gerald Baliles’ many contributions to the improvement of education for all Virginians, through the Patrick Henry Educational Foundation. Apply for this scholarship at the Patrick Henry website.

    Kathy Camper Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

    One scholarship will be awarded to a first-time or second year student pursuing a career in information technology or childhood education.

    John T. Casteen III Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

    Two scholarships will be awarded to a full-time community college student attending any Virginia Community College who plans to transfer to the University of Virginia.

    Eva T. Hardy Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

    Three scholarships will be awarded to community college students who demonstrate potential for public service and civic leadership.

    Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Scholarship

    Established by the Central VA Chapter of IREM to assist students pursuing studies in real estate or property management, one scholarship will be awarded to students attending a college in Central Virginia: Blue Ridge, Central Virginia, Dabney S. Lancaster, Danville, Germanna, J. Sargeant Reynolds, John Tyler, Lord Fairfax, New River, Patrick Henry, Paul D. Camp, Piedmont Virginia, Rappahannock, Southside Virginia, Virginia Highlands, Virginia Western and Wytheville.

    Michael A. Smith Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

    Created with a generous leadership gift from Valley Proteins, Inc. along with numerous friends, family, business associates and students to honor Michael Smith, former chairman of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE).  Three scholarships will be awarded to first-year community college students. 


    The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education is grateful to our friends and donors who are helping our students attend college and achieve their dreams. Thank you!

    For more information, contact:

    The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education
    300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200  (Note new address!)
    Richmond, VA 23236

    Dr. Jennifer Sager Gentry
    Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

    Anne McCaffrey
    Director of Development and Scholarships