Valley Proteins Fellows Program

The core mission of this scholarship program is to help promising, second-year, full-time students who attend any Virginia Community College pursue their academic goals and strengthen their leadership skills. In addition to receiving full tuition, the Fellows participate in a unique curriculum of activities designed to expand their community involvement and cultivate a strong foundation for a successful future.

Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a legal resident of Virginia and plan to be enrolled for a full year. Six or seven students will be designated as Valley Proteins Fellows and they will receive an award of $5,000 to support tuition, books, fees and other expenses related to their educational goals.

In addition, if the Fellow successfully meets the program requirements during the academic year, he/she is eligible to apply for a summer stipend of $3,000 to support a 9-week work internship or community service project.

Recipients will be notified by June 1, 2015.



  • Be currently enrolled full-time at a Virginia Community College with first year completed by end of spring semester 2015.
  • Plan to be enrolled full-time for the full 2015-16 academic year with intent to transfer to a Virginia public or private college or university.
  • Demonstrate evidence of academic excellence (GPA of 3.5), leadership potential, and personal integrity.
  • Demonstrate evidence of community service or faith-based endeavors.
  • Have unmet financial need as determined by an application that includes student and family income and student and family contributions to tuition, books and fees.
  • Be nominated by a faculty member and endorsed by the president of the college or campus provost through a letter of recommendation.
  • Be available to participate in an interview in Richmond on either May 18 or 19, 2015.

Deadline to apply:  April 29, 2015

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Kennard Educational Fund Inc. Educational Loan

Individuals eligible for loans from the Fund must be residents of Augusta County, or the Cities of Staunton or Waynesboro. The individual must also be pursuing a recognized degree program at an accredited college or university.


Deadline to apply: June 1, 2015


Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office

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STEM Takes Flight Scholarships

Virginia’s community college students pursuing studies in science,

technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields statewide have

access to new scholarships, research experiences, internships and courses

thanks to a two-year NASA grant to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.

Community College faculty in STEM fields will have access to professional

development at NASA.

The Consortium’s new program, STEM Takes Flight at Virginia’s Community

Colleges, provides $5,000 mentored scholarships, paid industry internships,

NASA research experiences, and new courses to foster STEM career

awareness and workplace skills. The goal is community college retention

in STEM academic tracks through graduation with an associate’s degree or

transfer to a four-year institution.

The STEM Takes Flight website at

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Associates Degree Scholarship Program

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Degrees- A $500 award is given to a student pursuing any associate or bachelor degree emphasizing a Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement concentration.




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