The application period for the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation’s Community College Access Program (CCAP) will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Area students preparing to graduate from public high schools as well as those from home school and private schools in Roanoke County and Franklin County are encouraged to submit all their application materials now.

Qualified high school graduates accepted to participate in CCAP are awarded funding to pay tuition for up to three years for courses in their program of study if they do not have sufficient financial aid to cover tuition costs. Specific rules apply. Since 2008, more than 1,900 Roanoke Valley students have participated in the program.

To view the CCAP checklist of items to be completed for the 2017 application process, please visit https://www.virginiawestern.edu/ccap/. For more information about CCAP, contact program coordinator Carolyn Payne at (540) 857-7544 or cpayne@virginiawestern.edu.