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VFCCE Scholarships

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 $500 to $15,000. 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.


Click here to see our scholarship recipients for 2014-2015


Check below for information on scholarships from the VFCCE.  
New scholarship applications will be posted in January 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. Ten students will be selected. Closed for 2014

 Valley Proteins Fellows Program

For the fourth 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.
Closed for 2014

The Honorable Gerald Baliles Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

Two scholarships of $2550 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.
Closed for 2014

Kathy Camper Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

One scholarship of $2,500 will be awarded to a first-time or second year student pursuing a career in information technology or childhood education.
Closed for 2014

The John T. Casteen III Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

One scholarship of $3,000 will be awarded to a full-time community college student attending any Virginia Community College who plans to transfer to the University of Virginia.
Closed for 2014

The Eva T. Hardy Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

Two scholarships will be awarded to community college students who demonstrate potential for public service and civic leadership. Two scholarships of $4,300 (tuition, fees and books) will be awarded.
Closed for 2014

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 of $1,000 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.
Closed for 2014

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). One scholarship of $3,500 will be awarded.
Closed for 2014

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
101 North 14th Street, 15th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Dr. Jennifer Sager Gentry
Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
jgentry@vccs.edu
804-819-4962

Anne McCaffrey
Director of Development and Scholarships
amccaffrey@vccs.edu
804-819-5396