Shenandoah District Community College Scholarship


The Shenandoah District Community College Scholarship will offer financial aid in the amount of

($1,000.00) one thousand dollars to a full-time rising second year student of an accredited Community College in Shenandoah District, Virginia.   Career goals must demonstrate objectives that are garden related.



To provide financial aid to eligible students who desire to finish and/or continue their education in the below mentioned fields (1e.) as career goals.





  1. The Applicant shall:
  2. Be a resident of Virginia – preferably residing in Shenandoah District
  3. Obtain Scholarship application(s) from the VFGC Website – Shenandoah Link
  4. Be a full time student/applicant
  5. Submit 3 letters of recommendation, one from an Instructor in applicant’s major
  6. Major in: Agriculture Education, Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Plant Pathology/Science, Forestry, Agronomy, Environmental Concerns, Environmental Conservation, Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology, Land Management and/or other garden related or allied subjects


  1. Recipients will be chosen by the Scholarship Committee with approval by the Board of Directors


  1. Scholarship will be awarded by established guidelines, approved by the Board of Directors


  1. The Scholarship Committee has discretion in awarding. The amount is determined by the Executive Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.


  1. This will be an ongoing, named Scholarship.
  2. Scholarships will be awarded only when funds accrued are adequate. Funds to be kept in a separate Scholarship account.


  1. Recipients and donors will be recognized in the ‘Shenandoah Sharings’ and the

   ‘Old Dominion Gardener’.


Applications are available in the financial aid office.

Deadline to apply: February 1, 2015

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The Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship

The U.S. Army Women’s Foundation is the premier center for educational excellence, the national network for today’s Army women and a dynamic advocate for telling the history of Army women.

The U.S. Army Women’s Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Fort Lee, Virginia. The mission of the Foundation is to recognize and honor the service of women in the Army and to support the Army Women’s Museum at Fort Lee.

The Foundation Legacy Scholarship program recognizes the importance of education and helping recipients to achieve their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship program offers financial support to Army women and their lineal descendants in four areas: Certificate programs, Community College coursework, Undergraduate Degrees, and Graduate Degrees. Scholarships are awarded only for coursework from accredited institutions. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need.

The Legacy Scholarships are available for tuition assistance for certification, coursework at community college level or four year academic institutions and graduate schools.

  • Community College and Certificate Program Legacy Scholarships will be awarded up to $1,000.
  • College, University, and Graduate Program Legacy Scholarships will be awarded up to $2,500.

Please visit the website for more detail and to apply.


Deadline to Apply: January 15, 2015

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F.C. Tucker Spring 2015 Scholarship

The F.C. Tucker scholarship is a $1500.00 award to the student who best demonstrates the values and principles that we consider crucial to running a successful business. In order to win the scholarship, students will have to demonstrate their personal values through an essay and attached personal statement.


While students who have a history of active involvement in leadership positions or the community will be at an advantage, all eligible students are encouraged to apply. The winner will be chosen based on the quality of their personal essay and the character reflected in their personal statement.



The entry deadline is Dec 15th, 2014. All entries will have to be submitted that day or earlier. The winner will be announced on or near Dec 30th. 2014.


For more information, please visit their website at

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Samuel R. Bowman II Endowed Scholarships

The Samuel R. Bowman II Endowed Scholarship is open to Hispanic students that plan to enroll in the fall at James Madison University or Blue Ridge Community College.  Eligible student already enrolled at BRCC or JMU may also apply.  Applications are to be completed online at this link The Community Foundation > Scholarships > Scholarships Information and Applications > Samuel R. Bowman, II for Hispanics (JMU & BRCC)

Deadline to apply: January 30, 2015

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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

Computer Science and Computer Engineering degrees- A $1,000 award is given to a student pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

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.

Liberal Arts and General Studies Degree-  A $500 award is given to a student pursuing an associates or bachelor degree emphasizing Liberal Arts, General Studies, or Humanities.

Architecture and Drafting Degrees- A $500 award is given to a student pursuing an associates or bachelor degree emphasizing Architecture, Architectural Drafting, Architectural Design, or Architectural Engineering.

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PEO – Educational Loan Fund

This is a loan and is based on financial need as determined by the PEO chapter.

Eligibility requirements for this loan:

  • Must be a resident and citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Enrolled in an accredited school
  • Must be within 2 years, but not less than 6 months, of completing course of study when loan is disbursed

Applications are processed year-round. To apply contact

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PEO – Program for Continuing Education

PEO provides grants to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to resume studies due to changing demands in their lives. This is a need based grant to be used for educational expenses (e.g., tuition, books, transportation, childcare).


  • Citizen of U.S.
  • Studying in U.S.
  • Has had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in her adult life
  • Must be within 24 consecutive months of completing her educational goal
  • Cannot be enrolled in a doctoral degree program (e.g., educational, law, medical or clinical).

Application deadline:

  • Applications must reach the PCE office 10 weeks prior to the beginning of the term for which the grant is requested
  • Applications will be considered no more than 4 months prior to date of need

To apply you must send an e-mail to for further instructions and the application.

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