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Scholarships at the Community Foundation

We are pleased to offer more than 65 scholarship opportunities for students living in the Central Virginia region.

Follow the steps below to explore scholarships that may be available to you or to begin the application process. 

The 2023 application period has closed.
Congratulations to the scholarship recipients!

How to Apply

Eligibility and application materials vary from scholarship to scholarship. Carefully review scholarship guidelines before applying.

Scholarship awards are announced in early May. Students will be notified by email or letter.

Step 1 — Explore scholarship opportunities.

View an alphabetical listing of all scholarships offered by the Community Foundation. You may enter a specific named scholarship or keyword to refine your search.

Step 2 â€” Create an account through our online system and take an Eligibility Quiz.

You must create an account and complete your application through our online system. You will be prompted to complete an Eligibility Quiz, which will narrow down the scholarships for which you may be eligible. To begin an application, click on the Apply button next to the name of the scholarship(s) to which you have been matched.

View our Scholarship Application Guide

Additional Forms

Individual scholarships may require additional forms as part of the application. Download by clicking on the form name below.

Activities and Awards Form  
Student Financial Information Form

“As a scholarship recipient, it was comforting to know that there were other people outside of my family and friends rooting for me to succeed.”

Jessica Smith, Former Scholarship recipient