Tony Coelho Media Scholarship

The NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Scholarship will offer four scholarships for college students with disabilities who are pursing communications or media-related degrees. Each recipient will  receive $5,625 for tuition and fees for the spring, summer, or fall semesters of 2015. All applications and supporting materials are due on Friday, April 24 by 5:00 p.m. ET.

Click here for complete details on the scholarship and how to apply.

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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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Quota International of Harrisonburg Scholarship

Quota International, Inc. is an international service organization of executives and professionals united in service and consist of Quota Clubs throughout the world. One aspect of Quota’s service program is focused on raising the public’s awareness of help and hope available to individuals with speech and hearing impairments.


To be eligible students must meet the following requirements:

  • Student must be an individual with a hearing or speech impairment who is currently, or plans to be a full time student at any accredited college or university. The student may pursue any course of study which leads toward a degree or;
  • The student must currently, or plan to be a full time student pursuing a course of study leading toward a degree which will prepare them to work with hearing or speech impaired people.


Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.


Application deadline is April 15, 2015


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George W. Shreckhise Memorial Scholarship

The Community Foundation is accepting applications for the George W. Shreckhise Memorial Scholarship.  The purpose of this scholarship is to support qualifying students who would like to pursue post-secondary educational opportunities in the area of horticulture, or arboriculture.  Past scholarship awards have been between $500 – $3,000 to one to three students.  Scholarships may be awarded on a competitive basis to Virginia students who have been admitted to or are currently enrolled in or at:

  • Blue Ridge Community College who intends to major in Horticulture/Arboriculture and who plan to work in the field upon completion of their studies.


  • Blue Ridge Community College who will transfer to Virginia Tech to attain their Bachelor of Science in Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


  • Virginia Tech and plan to attain their Bachelor of Science in Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


The deadline is April 30th 4pm


Click here for detailed information


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Rosetta Walton Harris Honorary Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a mature adult who is returning to school to complete or improve his/her education or training in any field of study. The minimum amount of this scholarship for an individual will be $500.


To qualify you must:

  • Be a resident of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County;
  • Have plans for improving competencies in present areas of employment or developing skills for gainful employment in a chosen field;
  • Have plans to attend a Virginia School offering accredited courses;
  • Be in need of financial assistance.


Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.


Deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.

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Mrs. Guy Roop Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a mature adult who is currently in school or who has been accepted for the first time to complete or improve education in any field. The minimum scholarship shall be $1,000.


To be eligible you must:

  • Be a US. citizen and a resident of Virginia.
  • Have plans for improving competencies in present areas of employment or developing skills for gainful employment in a chosen field.
  • Have plans to attend a Virginia school offering an accredited course in your chosen field.
  • Be in need of financial assistance.


Applications 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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