This program provides tuition and fees at any Virginia community college for high school graduates or general education development (GED) completers in foster care, in the custody of a social services agency, or considered a special needs adoption. To qualify, applicants must be certified to be in foster care, in the custody of a social service agency, a special needs adoption at the time they received their high school diploma or GED, or have been formerly in foster care when turning 18 and subsequently earned a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must enroll in and maintain at least half-time enrollment (minimum six credits) in an eligible academic program of at least one academic year in length; be a bona-fide resident of Virginia; meet satisfactory academic standards of the college for federal student financial aid programs; have not been previously enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution for more than five years and do not have a bachelor's degree; and demonstrate financial need.
How easy is it to apply?
Not too bad
This scholarship's application process may have items such as essays that could take a couple hours.
How much competition is there?
This scholarship won't have as many applicants as most.
Financial Need: Is this you?
Financial need will be considered.
Class Year: Is this you?
- High school senior
- College freshman
- College sophomore
Home State: Is this you?
Other Qualifications: Is this you?
- Foster Care/Orphan
Must attend a Virginia community college.