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Our Scholarship Program

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The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge administers over 30 scholarship funds, distributing over $100,000 for graduating high school seniors and adults seeking new skills and higher education, and includes the pursuit of a technical certificate at a community college or trade school, associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or graduate degree.

With a few exceptions, only one online scholarship application is required to apply to our scholarship program. The 2020 Scholarship Program will open on October 1, 2019 with an application deadline of February 24, 2020.

Who May Apply?
There are unique eligibility requirements for each scholarship. Currently, most Community Foundation scholarships are available to residents of the independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta, Highland, and Nelson in Virginia.

2020 Scholarship Timeline (exceptions exist for certain scholarships)

  • June 1, 2019 – Express your intent to apply to the 2020 Scholarship Program and receive email notification of available scholarships and updates. SignUpNow
  • October 1, 2019 – 2020 Scholarship Program opens
  • February 24, 2020 – Scholarship application deadline
  • May 2020 – Scholarship recipients are notified
  • July 2020 – Scholarship payments are sent directly to the educational institutions or programs of the scholarship recipients

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact your Guidance Counselor, GRASP Advisor, or Community Foundation staff member, Miriam Burrows, at or 540-213-2150.

Additionally, be sure to check out these other Scholarship Opportunities!