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Available Scholarships - Any Program

Following is a list of scholarships that are typically available during a scholarship application cycle. Scholarships listed may not be currently available.

Scholarship Criteria Min. GPA Min. Credits Area of Study
Martha and William Adams Trust Scholarship (SPRING ONLY) Provides assistance for tuition and other mandatory fees to students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average, and enrolled full or part-time.  Priority is given to those demonstrating financial need. 2.50 6 credits Any
African American Railroad Heritage Annual Scholarship Funds from the scholarship shall provide assistance for tuition, books and other related expenses to students enrolled in at least six credits per semester in a program of study with a cumulative 2.5 grade average. Recipients of the scholarship are required to attend an African-American Railroad Heritage Celebration at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, Virginia if scheduled.  2.50 6 credits Any
Alumni Association Annual Book Scholarship Funds from the scholarship shall provide assistance for books to students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at Virginia Western with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Priority is given to those students who wish to obtain their associates degree from Virginia Western and who demonstrate financial need. 2.50 24 credits completed

6 credits enrollment
Any
American Sign Language Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Laura Knight Schowe Provides assistance for tuition expenses for students enrolled in a Sign Language course or seminar, with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. To be eligible, students must have completed one semester of Sign Language or have previous Sign Language experience. 3.00 One semester of sign language course

6 credit enrollment
Any
Bank of Botetourt Art H. Watts Steger, III Annual Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, books, and other related fees to full- or part-time students enrolled in a business or history program. Students must be graduates of the following high schools: Lord Botetourt, James River, or Pulaski. 2.00 6 credits Any
Belmont Presbyterian Church Annual Scholarship Provides tuition, books, and other related expenses to students from southeast Roanoke (as designated by a 24013 zip code or an address from Garden City). Students must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Priority is given to those demonstrating financial need. 2.50 6 credits Any
Dennis L. & Hazel Phillips Blalock Memorial Endowed Scholarship Provides tuition, books, and expenses for one academic year. The recipient(s) of this scholarship may not receive total financial aid in excess of estimated annual living expenses. The need for financial assistance and academic achievement plays an important role in the selection process. Applicants must complete the standard financial aid application used at the college. Applicants who are enrolled at Virginia Western or who are transferring from another college or university, must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 and being making satisfactory progress in the pursuit of a degree in a curriculum. Current students must be enrolled in at least 6 semester hours and be in enrolled in a curriculum. Similarly, freshmen are expected to demonstrate a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5. Recipients that have maintained the required grade point average may reapply for continued support. 2.50 6 credits Any
Dr. George K. Bowers Youth Haven-Sanctuary Annual Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, books, fees and other related educational expenses to students who demonstrate financial need, and fall in the order listed: 1) Students who finished a prescribed program at Youth Haven or Sanctuary; 2) Students who attended Youth Haven or Sanctuary for a substantial time but did not complete the program; 3) Students who attended counseling sessions with the Roanoke Juvenile Services for a substantial time and are recommended by the Youth Care Administrator of the Roanoke Juvenile Justice Services Division; 4) Students who have been recommended by the courts of Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Salem and the Probation Departments of each locality; and, 5) Youth who are before the court on petition, or youth who are before Juvenile Intake on a complaint in the 23-A Court Service Unit (City of Roanoke) and the 23rd District Court Service Unit (City of Salem & Roanoke County). 2.00 6 credits Any
Cabell Brand Center Gap Scholarship Fund for Student Interns Funds from the Scholarship shall provide assistance for tuition, books, and other related fees to a student enrolled at Virginia Western Community College; in the second year of pursuing an associate of applied science, associate of science or associate of arts; who demonstrates financial need; and is interested in pursuing an internship with a government, quasi-government business or non-profit agency in the Roanoke Valley that supports the Cabell Brand Center's mission of advocating for the causes of the environment, poverty and peace. Priority will be given to students completing the Student Development Course SDV 106 Preparation for Employment and who are eligible for a credit-based internship through Virginia Western Community College. 2.00 6 credits Any
Bridging the Gap Endowed Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition and other mandatory fees to full-time students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Priority is given to black students demonstrating financial need. One scholarship is awarded to an entering first-year student and one to a returning student. Recipients are expected to assist in recruiting other black students to Virginia Western, contribute to the fund after college, and either participate in the College's Work Study Program or have part-time employment off-campus. 2.50 12 credits Any
Brown & Sons Farm Annual Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, books and other related expenses for one academic year to full-time students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Priority is given to residents of Franklin County (specifically in Smith Mountain Lake area—Glade Hill, Hardy, Burnt Chimney and Wirtz). Preference is given to first-year students. 2.50 12 credits Any
Continental Societies Endowed Scholarship Provides assistance for books, tuition and other mandatory fees to part-time or full-time students. Priority is given to black students demonstrating financial need. Community service involvement and strength of commitment to a chosen career are also considered and should be detailed in the section provided on the scholarship application. 2.00 12 credits Any
Down Syndrome Association of Roanoke Annual Scholarship Funds from the Scholarship shall provide assistance to students with cognitive disabilities who are enrolled in a curriculum. Priority is given to students with Down Syndrome; if none apply, then preference is given to those with cognitive disabilities, and finally to those with any disability. Recipients will be recommended by a member of the Student Support Services office. 2.00 6 credits Any
Educational Foundation Textbook Scholarship The Educational Foundation Textbook Scholarship will provide textbook payment assistance up to $400.00 at the campus bookstore. Scholarship funds not used in the campus bookstore revert back to the Educational Foundation. Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in an established program of study at Virginia Western. Applicant must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on his/her most recent academic transcript. Applicant must provide a recommendation from at least one Virginia Western instructor or academic advisor through the online scholarship application process. Priority is given to those demonstrating financial need. 2.00 6 credits Any
Employee Giving Annual Scholarship To provide assistance for tuition, books and other expenses to full-time students entering their second year with the desire to complete their Associate's Degree. The student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Priority is given to those demonstrating financial need. 3.00 24 credits completed

12 credits
Any
Employee Family Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, books and other related fees to a student whose spouse or parent has been employed at Virginia Western for at least two years -- August through May. Students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. 2.50 12 credits Any
Encore Capital Group Community College Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, fees and textbooks or any other items included in the cost of attending the Institution and must be used within one academic year. The Scholarship shall be open to all needs-based applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, disability, age or veteran's status. Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and six credit hours per semester. Applicants must include a personal statement about financial aid and a 250 word essay regarding academic and personal goals. Renewable. 2.00 6 credits Any
The Flippin Family Endowed Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, books and other related fees to graduates of Roanoke City Schools who demonstrated academic excellence during high school graduating with a 3.0 grade point average or more. Students must maintain full-time status. Priority is given to those demonstrating financial need. 3.00 12 credits Any
Friendship Annual Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, books, and other related expenses to a female student with a minimum 2.5 grade point average, demonstrated financial need, and enrolled in a minimum of nine credits per semester. 2.50 9 credits Any
Richard J. Gaynor Memorial Scholarship Funds from the Scholarship shall provide assistance for tuition, books and other related expenses to students enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester in a program of study with a cumulative 2.5 grade average. 2.50 12 credits Any
The Honorable J. Granger and Mrs. Anne Macfarlane Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Must be a student attending college for the first time at Virginia Western, and must have demonstrated academic excellence during high school, graduating with a 3.5 grade point average. Student must maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average during semester of award. Provides a full year of tuition and books to a full-time, associate's degree seeking student with plans to graduate from a Virginia Community College. Student must agree to promote community college education and the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program. Student must agree to mentor future scholars, and demonstrate a commitment to developing leadership potential. Selection is based on merit. 3.50 12 credits Any
John Hall and Chris Tucker Honorary Endowed Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition and other mandatory fees to students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average, enrolled full or part-time and who have completed 5 hours of voluntary community service within the prior year. Applicants must provide a letter from the organization for which they served certifying a minimum 5 hours of voluntary community service. Priority is given to those demonstrating financial need. 2.50 6 credits Any
Beverly and Leon Harris Occupational/Technical Annual Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, books, and other related fees to a student with a minimum 3.0 GPA pursuing an A.A.S. (Associate of Applied Science) degree, certificate, or career studies certificate. Priority is given to students demonstrating financial need. 3.00 6 credits Any
Hal & Lorraine Jones Memorial Annual Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, books, testing fees and other related expenses to a Virginia Western student seeking an industry-recognized credential. As a condition of acceptance, the scholarship recipient(s) in any given year must: commit to finishing the required coursework and testing; and either attend a donor recognition ceremony scheduled by the Educational Foundation or contact the donor in another manner as designated by the Educational Foundation. N/A N/A Any
Kiwanis Club of Botetourt County Endowed Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, books, and other related fees to a student with a minimum 2.0 GPA pursuing a degree or certificate designed to improve their qualification for employment. Applicants must be residents of Botetourt County. Priority is given to students seeking qualification for their first permanent post graduate/certificate job who demonstrate financial need. Previous recipients are not disqualified from re-applying. 2.00 6 credits Any
Lakeland Masonic Lodge Annual Scholarship in Honor of David K. Mays Provide assistance for tuition, books and other related expenses to recent graduates of Cave Spring, Patrick Henry or Hidden Valley High Schools. 2.00 6 credits Any
The John Mathis, MD, and Krista Crawford-Mathis Endowed Scholarship Provides tuition, books, and other related expenses to students with a minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need. Priority is given to non-traditional students. 3.50 6 credits Any
McFarland Endowed Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, books, and other related expenses to full-time students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average. To be eligible, students must have completed one academic semester. Priority is given to those demonstrating financial need. 2.50 12 credits Any
Gerry Montgomery Meador Endowed Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition and other mandatory fees to students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average, and enrolled full or part-time. Priority is given to those demonstrating financial need. 2.50 6 credits Any
William Milton Meador Endowed Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition and other mandatory fees to students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average, and enrolled full or part-time. Priority is given to those demonstrating financial need. 2.50 6 credits Any
Sister Eveline Murray Endowed Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, books, and other related expenses to students enrolled in a minimum of 15 credits per semester. Students enrolled in 12 to 14 credits per semester qualify for a scholarship reduced by 50%. Priority is given to members of The Church of Transfiguration, or residents of Botetourt County. One of the recommendation letters must be from the donor's designated church representative on church letterhead. 2.00 12 credits Any
Odasz Annual Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, books, and other related expenses to students enrolled full-time (minimum 13 credits per semester). Priority is given in the following order to members of former workers of Odasz farms; The Church of Transfiguration; or residents of Botetourt County. Preference will be given to former recipients; then to incoming freshmen, and finally to returning students. 2.00 13 credits Any
Mr. & Mrs. Emanual Payne Endowed Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition and other mandatory fees to full-time students with a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Priority is given to black students demonstrating financial need. Community service involvement, and strength of commitment to a chosen career are also considered and should be detailed in the section provided on the scholarship application. Recipients are expected to participate in the College's Work Study Program or have part-time employment off-campus, and must have a letter of recommendation from current employer. 2.00 12 credits Any
Lorraine Pleasants Memorial Annual Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition to a student enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester in a program of study. Applicants must possess a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, and have graduated from either William Fleming or Franklin County High School. Priority will be given to African-American students demonstrating financial need.  Prior scholarship recipients are not eligible. 2.0 6 credits Any
Refugee Annual Scholarship Funds from the Scholarship shall provide assistance for tuition to first and second year student(s) enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester in a program of study. Applicants must provide one of the following: 1) proof of entering the United States under a refugee status (includes applicants with Special Immigrant Visa [SIV] status), 2) documentation from legal representation indicating approved asylum status, 3) proof of active Temporary Protected Status, or 4) letter from Commonwealth Catholic Charities indicating refugee/asylum status. The first-year applicants who attended high school in United States must provide documentation of graduation from high school with a cumulative 2.0 grade point average; else the equivalent. Second-year applicants must possess a cumulative 2.5 grade point average. Priority will be given to those demonstrating financial need. 2.00 6 credits Any
Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation Endowed Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition and other mandatory fees to full-time students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Preference is given to those demonstrating financial need. 2.50 6 credits Any
Shentel Foundation Annual Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, books and other related expenses to a student enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester in a program of study. Applicants must possess a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, have graduated from a high school in Franklin or Botetourt counties and currently reside in one of those counties. Preference will be given to applicants who are first-generation college students and who can demonstrate involvement in community service. 3.00 6 credits Any
Garnett E. and Patsy T. Smith Endowed Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, books, and other related fees to students who have graduated from an accredited Christian or parochial high schools. 2.00 6 credits Any
Dennis Spaulding Memorial Scholarship Shall provide assistance for tuition, books and other related expenses to students enrolled in at least six credits per semester in a program of study with a cumulative 2.0 grade average.  Candidates for the scholarship must have completed one semester of Developmental English studies and one scholarship recommendation form must come from a member of Virginia Western’s developmental faculty. 2.00 6 credits Any
SunTrust Community Service Endowed Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, books and other related fees for low to moderate income students who have completed 50 hours of voluntary community service. Applicants must provide a letter from the community service organization certifying 50 hours of voluntary community service. Priority is given to minority students. 2.00 6 credits Any
Fred Whitaker Company Annual Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition and books to full-time students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Priority is given to FWC employees and their dependents; if none apply, then preference is given to those demonstrating financial need. 2.50 12 credits Any
Sallie and Elsie Williamson Endowed Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, books, and other related fees to students enrolled full-time.  The recipient must be a graduate of a Bedford County high school, with the intention to transfer to a four-year institution after two years.  Students must detail their intention to transfer to a four-year institution after two years in the section provided on the scholarship application when applying.  Selection is based on a combination of academic achievement/potential (first priority), and financial need (second priority). 2.00 12 credits Any
Beverly Day Williamson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Provides assistance for books, and other related expenses to second year students. Priority is given to students who demonstrate financial need for funds to graduate from Virginia Western with an Associates Degree. 2.00 24 credits completed

6 credits enrollment
Any
Gordon C. and Jean Willis Memorial Endowed Scholarship Provides assistance for tuition, books and fees to students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average, and enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits per semester. Priority is given to those demonstrating financial need. 2.50 6 credits Any
Workforce Credentials Scholarship Supports students applying for educational assistance (tuition, books and fees) through the Workforce Credentials Scholarship due to life circumstances affecting their ability to fund their own education, including but not limited to Dislocated Workers, Dislocated Military, Dislocated Homemakers, Unemployed/Underemployed, Dislocated due to Medical Condition/Disability, Independent Business Owners, or Income Eligible. Applicants to the scholarship must complete the required steps to apply, including the application to be recommended by a Workforce Solutions representative and/or Adult Career Coach, Career Navigator and approved by the Virginia Western Educational Foundation and all required documentation. N/A N/A Any
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