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 S. 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 an accredited Virginia
  • Be in need of financial assistance.


Applications available in the Financial Aid Office.




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Virginia Credit Union – Dorothy J. Hall Memorial Scholarship

The Dorothy J. Hall Scholarship Program was established in 1991 to help Virginia Credit Union members working toward their first undergraduate degree.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a primary member of Virginia Credit Union and must be in good standing.
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or equivalent, or a college student taking at least nine credit hours per semester.
  • Applicant must have a 3.0 minimum GPA


Download and print an application online at


Deadline to apply is March 31, 2015.

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NASA Build/Fly/Learn Internships for Summer 2015

Virginia Space Grant Consortium is partnering with NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton to provide onsite Build/Fly/Learn Research Experiences for Virginia Community College students during summer 2015. NASA Langley will offer Build/Fly/Learn research experiences for four, three–student teams of students from engineering technology or other STEM disciplines working as guest researchers at NASA Langley. They will develop and demonstrate small payload concepts. The student teams will work with NASA researcher mentors in the design, development and testing of payload elements, test articles or systems over the course of a ten-week, 40 hours per week, summer research experience. Students will receive a $5,000 stipend.  Application packages are due January 30, 2015.


Virginia Space Grant Consortium is partnering with NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton and NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore to provide individual research experience opportunities for Virginia Community College students during summer 2015 and summer 2016. Opportunities will be identified by both NASA Centers with current Center missions and projects that are at a point which would maximize hands-on engagement of the students at project critical stages, while inspiring students, teaching them the nature of project work, communications and teamwork, and providing strong exposure to a wide range of technical and scientific career paths. Student researchers will work directly with a NASA mentor for 10 weeks at 40 hours per week. Students will receive a $5,000 stipend.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • US Citizenship
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Attend a Virginia Community College
  • Completed freshman year and be a rising sophomore or in the sophomore year in summer 2015
  • *Enrolled in at least 9 hours during spring 2015 semester
  • At the time of acceptance in April 2015, provide proof of enrollment in at least 9 hours in Fall 2015 semester
  • Not graduating prior to December 2015
  • Be a STEM major
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale with references and activities demonstrating strong interest in STEM

VSGC is interested in supporting and assisting students in completing degrees in STEM. If you are interested in these opportunities and have a specific or unique situation, please contact us to discuss your eligibility.

All eligible students, including underrepresented groups and females, are encouraged to apply.


  • Summer 2015 Application Deadline: January 30, 2015
  • Selection Notification Deadline: On or about March 15, 2015

Click here for more information and online application:



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Angela Nies Memorial Scholarship

The Harrisonburg Women’s Service League is pleased to announce the availability of one scholarship up to $2,000, for a woman seeking to improve her job skills and training through higher education. This scholarship, made available through the League’s service account, can be applied to the summer 2015 OR fall 2015 semester. To comply with the scholarship selection criteria, applicants must be:

  • A Virginia resident
  • Enrolled currently or have been accepted for enrollment as a student by an educational institution beyond high school
  • Enrolled in a course of study that will qualify the applicant for employment in a specific field or will improve the applicant’s skills in her present area of employment
  • Able to demonstrate need for financial assistance




Any individual interested in obtaining more information about scholarships through the Harrisonburg Women’s Service League should contact their financial aid office or the HWSL Scholarship Chairwoman at Nontraditional students are encouraged to apply.

Applications are available in the financial aid office

Applications must be received at by Friday, February 27, 2015.


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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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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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