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Educational Foundation

Educational Foundation

Program Support Funds

The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation manages a number of program funds that support activities of certain College departments/activities. For more information, call Carole Tarrant, Coordinator of Development, at (540) 857-6281 or email .

AAS Nursing Program Support Fund

The purpose is to support full-time and part-time Virginia Western faculty not only professionally but to support nursing department needs that enhance student education. In addition, the fund shall be used to reward the recipient of the “Spirit of Nursing” Award who recognizes a student who is gifted at balancing the art and science of nursing.

Automotive Program Fund

Supports the expanded automotive service technician training launched in January 2020 by School of Career and Corporate Training and School of Business, Trades and Technology.

Brown Library Collections Fund

Supports Brown Library's physical and digital collections.

Community Arboretum Gazebo Fund

Supports the construction of a new gazebo at VWCC Arboretum. Click here for more information.

Community Arboretum Operating Fund

Supports general operating expenses for Virginia Western's Community Arboretum. Click here for more information.

Culinary Arts Program

Supports equipment, training and other needs of the VWCC Culinary Arts program.

Dental Hygiene Fund

Provides equipment upgrades for the VWCC Dental Hygiene program.

Engineering Fund

Helps develop and maintain Engineering Division programs.

Partners in Education Fund

Supports students enrolled in credit degree programs (AAS and CSC) by providing for the cost of certification examinations. Complementing the short term workforce development credential programs, the Partners in Education Fund will provide for the high-level industry recognized credentials that cannot be covered by short-term concentrations. Funds may also be used to hire instructors for specific certification review sessions.

Special Criteria:

  1. Students must be enrolled in a an AAS or CSC program at Virginia Western Community College, and must have completed the related certification course at Virginia Western.
  2. Students must have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Students must receive a recommendation and prior approval from the appropriate faculty member to apply for PIE support.
  4. Students who pass the exam will provide data for VWCC to publish in outcomes (excluding information regarding specific grades).
  5. The Partners in Education Fund will not pay for retakes of exams.

Spring Fling Fund

Supports annual VWCC event.

Student Tutoring Program Support Fund

Supports retention of student peer tutors.

Veterans Assistance Fund

Addresses emergency financial needs impacting military and veteran students at Virginia Western Community College.

Funds shall provide emergency assistance for books, other related fees to students enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade point average who are honorably serving or who have honorably served in the United States Armed Forces to include the United States Coast Guard and its components. Priority is given to those demonstrating financial need.

Virginia Western Rapids Response Student Emergency Fund

Provides assistance to students with exceptional financial hardships. Examples of types of emergencies or hardships to be considered: house fire, medical issues, homelessness, food insecurity and lack of transportation or technology. Students enrolled in CCT programs may also receive assistance.

Click here for more information.

Visual Design Fund

Supports the maintenance of the Visual Design Program.

VWCC Food Co-op Fueled by Kroger

Addresses food insecurity issues of VWCC students through stocked pantry in Student Life Center. Click here for more information. Click here to donate.

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Contact Us

Location: Fishburn Hall, F214
Phone: 540-857-7312
TTY: 800-855-2880
All users: 711
Fax: 540-857-6370

Mailing Address:
3093 Colonial Ave. SW
Roanoke, VA 24015


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