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Financial Aid

Scholarship Programs

Adult Scholarships

Harrisonburg Jaycees Endowed Scholarship— Established by the Harrisonburg Jaycees to assist adult students from Harrisonburg and Rockingham County in attaining educational goals; available to a student in any program. Recipient must be 25 years of age or older and have resided in Harrisonburg or Rockingham County for one year prior to receiving the scholarship.

Houff Family Endowed Scholarship—Awarded to students who may otherwise have difficulty attending college. The amount and number of awards is determined each year. Preference may be given to working adults returning to college, single parents furthering their education, or other students with unmet financial need.

Terry G. and Vickie G. Slaubaugh Endowed Scholarship—Established to assist working adults returning to college and single parents furthering their education who have a demonstrated financial need. May be renewed for the second year provided the student remains in good academic standing. (FAFSA required)

Russell Ralston Scholarship for Military Veterans—Supports military veterans returning to college. Preference may be given to former Marines; however, all veterans will be considered. DD214 is required.

Wood/Ward “Pass It On” MBC/BRCC Scholarship—Established for a student enrolled in BRCC and working with an MBC Adult Degree Program Advisor. Strong candidates are students who demonstrate a passion for making a contribution to the world. Students interested in teaching, human services, or other altruistic ventures preferred, though all applicants will be considered.

Automotive Analysis and Repair Scholarships

Lloyd Meadows Memorial Endowed Scholarship—Eligible students are accepted into the Automotive Analysis & Repair program; selection is based on financial need and career potential. Information on application deadlines will be available to students admitted in the Automotive Program after the beginning of the Fall semester. (FAFSA required)

Volkswagen and BRCC Partners in Education Scholarship—Available to students enrolled for their second year in the Automotive Analysis and Repair Program. Selection based on financial need and strong potential for a successful career as an Automotive Technician. A 3.0 GPA is required. Information on application deadlines will be available to students admitted in the Automotive Program after the beginning of the Fall semester. (FAFSA required)

Business Scholarships

Dr. George Lennox Endowed Scholarship—Established for students enrolled in a business certificate or degree program. Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA required.)

StellarOne Scholarship—Available for students enrolled in the business or accounting degree or certificate programs.

John and Marguerite Simonetti Scholarship—Established for students enrolled in the Business Management program; used for the purpose of tuition/fees and books. Selection will be based on financial need. (FAFSA required)

Judith S. Strickler Endowed Scholarship—Available for students enrolled in Horticulture, Floraculture, or Business certificate or degree program. Students must be high school graduates or equivalent, and preference may be given to those demonstrating financial need. (FAFSA required)

College Transfer Scholarships

NTELOS Endowed Scholarship—Recipients must be enrolled full-time in a terminal degree or college transfer program. Priority goes to residents of Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County; second priority will be for residents of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Selection based on high school rank and reference letters. May be renewed for a second year if the recipient completes 24 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.75.

Anthony and Jessie Zaccaria Memorial Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution. First priority given to members of the Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church, with second priority to residents of Staunton/North Augusta County. Selection based on academic potential, financial need, and personal references. (FAFSA required)

High School Seniors/Entering Freshmen Scholarships

Harry V. Boney, Jr. Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: Entering freshman students enrolled in a degree or certificate program. Scholarships may be renewed for a second year. Preference may be given to students demonstrating financial need. (FAFSA required)

John W. Clore, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: first-time student at BRCC, enrolled full-time in an Associate Degree program, while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.5. May be awarded for two years if student maintains academic standing. Selection is based on applicant’s leadership and scholastic qualities. (FAFSA required)

Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship—Awarded to an entering freshman student each year. Eligibility for this merit-based scholarship: full-time enrollment, associate degree-seeking, attending college for the first time. Demonstrated academic excellence during high school as well as a commitment to develop their leadership skills with plans to graduate from a Virginia community college. Scholars selected will become part of a program that will promote community college education and will become mentors to future Legacy scholars. Selection based upon merit, demonstrated leadership potential, and willingness to promote community college education. Apply at your high school guidance office.

Daily News-Record/Mims Achievement Award—Eligibility: High school seniors residing in the College service region and entering any Associate Degree curriculum. Selection based on financial need, leadership, and academic performance. (FAFSA required)

Houff Family Endowed Scholarship for Area High Schools—Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Fort Defiance (two), Turner Ashby (one), and Buffalo Gap (one) high schools. Selection by the appropriate high school guidance counselors or their representatives. Applications available in and must be submitted to high school guidance departments. Contact high school guidance department concerning application procedures and deadlines.

McGaheysville Massanutten Lions Club James Martin Memorial Scholarship—Eligibility: entering freshmen from East Rockingham High School. Selection based on financial need and a 3.0 or higher GPA. May be renewed for the second year if student remains in good academic standing and retains a minimum 2.0 GPA. (FAFSA required)

MGW Communications Endowed Scholarship—Available to full-time entering freshmen from Bath, Highland, or Buffalo Gap High School or home-schooled in the MGW service area. (FAFSA required)

Rosberg Family Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: Preference given to students graduating from Waynesboro High School with a 2.5 GPA or better. In addition, student would have demonstrated record of community service and /or involvement in extra-curricular activities. Demonstrated leadership or leadership potential may also be a factor in selection. If there are no eligible WHS applicants, then second preference may be given to students from the remaining Augusta County high schools, as well as Robert E. Lee High School.

S.G.A. High School Scholarship—Eligibility: High school seniors in the College service area who plan to enroll full-time; selection for one scholarship based on academic performance, extracurricular, and community activities. The other scholarship based on financial need and academic performance. (FAFSA required)

Healthcare and Nursing Scholarships

Bridgewater Retirement Community Endowed Scholarship in honor of Pearl R. Parks, RN, Director of Nursing—Established to assist a nursing student. Preference may be given to students with financial need. May be renewable providing student remains in good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA. (FAFSA required)

Elton Stearn Estep Memorial Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: Students enrolled in the BRCC Nursing Program; preference given to students with financial need. (FAFSA required)

Paul Flanagan Scholarship—Eligibility: residents of Staunton, Waynesboro, or Augusta County who are furthering their education the health care field. Recipients must remain in good academic standing in order to retain the scholarship in a subsequent semester.

Graves Family Endowed Scholarship—Established students in the Nursing program attain their educational goals.

Highlands Nursing Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: must reside in Highland, Bath, or Pendleton counties. Selection based on academic potential with preference given to students with financial need. (FAFSA required)

Carolyn Lauritsen Jochen Nursing Scholarship—Eligibility: enrolled in or planning to enroll in the BRCC Nursing Program; selection based on demonstrated financial need and strong potential for a successful career in nursing. (FAFSA required)

John M. and Katherine F. LaVigne Scholarship—Eligibility: enrolled in or planning to enroll in the BRCC Nursing Program; resident of Staunton, Waynesboro, or Augusta counties. Recipients must remain in good academic standing in order to retain the scholarship in subsequent semesters.

Hallie Sayers Lee Endowed Scholarship in Nursing—Eligibility: enrolled in or planning to enroll in the BRCC Nursing program; selection based on demonstrated financial need and strong potential for a successful career in Nursing. Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA to retain scholarship for second semester. (FAFSA required)

Dr. Oscar F. Lovelace, Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Health Care—Eligibility: enrolled in health care-related curricula, including, but not limited to, Nursing; selection based on demonstrated financial need and academic capability by maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher. Preference may be given to students from within the BRCC service area. (FAFSA required)

Mary Grove Memorial Nursing Scholarship—Eligibility: full-time status; already successfully completed first year of the BRCC Nursing program; applicant must have a demonstrated financial need and must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better to retain the scholarship in a subsequent semester. (FAFSA required)

Gladys Cleek McHone Endowed Scholarship in Nursing— Eligibility: enrolled in the BRCC Nursing program; first priority to resident of Bath County; second priority to a resident of Rockingham County.

Jo Ann Miller Lowdon Endowed Scholarship in Nursing—Eligibility: already successfully completed first year of the BRCC Nursing program and shows promise for a successful career in Nursing.

Elaine Parkinson Memorial Nursing Scholarship—Eligibility: enrolled in the LPN to RN program; demonstrated financial need, and maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher to retain the scholarship in a subsequent semester. (FAFSA required)

Cathleen F. Ryan Nursing Scholarship—Established in honor of Cathy Ryan upon her retirement. Eligibility: enrolled in the BRCC Nursing program; preference may be given to a second year student in the traditional program, or a student in the LPN to RN program. A 3.0 GPA or higher is required to receive the scholarship as well as to retain in the subsequent semester.

Sunnyside Communities/Kramer Endowed Nursing Scholarship—Eligibility: enrolled in or planning to enroll in the BRCC Nursing program; selection based on strong academic potential and demonstrated intent to work in a long-term care facility. Preference may be given to a student demonstrating financial need. (FAFSA required)

Sunnyside Communities/Kramer Nursing Scholarship— Eligibility: enrolled in the BRCC Nursing program; selection based on strong academic potential and demonstrated intent to work in a long-term care facility. Preference may be given to a student demonstrating financial need. (FAFSA required)

Linda E. Thompson Memorial Scholarship- Established in memory of Linda E. Thompson, a nurse at Augusta Health. Awarded to non-traditional college-age students enrolled in or planning to enroll in the BRCC Nursing Program, and who reside in Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta, Highland or Nelson County. Recipients must remain in good academic standing in order to retain the scholarship in a subsequent semester.

Timothy R. Wade II Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Healthcare – Eligibility: students studying in the field of health care, with particular attention those enrolled in the BRCC Nursing Program. Recipients should demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA required)

Brenda F. Wilkinson Scholarship in Nursing—Available to a nursing student. Selection based on academic potential with preference given to applicants with financial need. (FAFSA required)

Open Scholarships

Louise B. Adams Memorial Scholarship—Established in memory of Louise B. Adams, in recognition of her distinguished career at Blue Ridge Community College. Eligibility: demonstrated interest in liberal arts-either visual or performing arts.

Sandra Bonin Anderson Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: enrolled for six or more credit hours.

James A. and Odella M. Armstrong Endowed Scholarship—Open to students enrolled in any program; selection based on scholarship, character, and merit.

Boxley Organization / McDonald’s Endowed Scholarship—Established to benefit BRCC students who are employees or children of employees from the following McDonald’s locations: Shenandoah, Woodstock, New Market, Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, or Waynesboro (Town Center location). Preference given to those who demonstrate financial need; demonstrated academic capability by maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or above. (FAFSA required)

BRCC Educational Foundation Scholarships—Several scholarships of varying amounts are available each year to students enrolled full time. Selection based on academic potential, GPA of at least 3.0, two letters of reference, and financial need. (FAFSA required)

Warren Lloyd Braun, Jr. Endowed Scholarships—Eligibility: Full-time enrollment in any program; selection based on academic achievement and potential, as well as financial need. (FAFSA required)

Central Shenandoah-Regional Literacy Coordinating Committee-IV GED Annual Scholarship—Eligibility: recipients will be area GED and Adult High School graduates. Applicants who have attended an area Adult Education or Literacy program will be given special consideration, but all adults who have earned a GED or adult diploma are encouraged to apply.

Daniel Family Scholarship—Eligibility: First preference will be residents of Craigsville or western Augusta County areas.

George M. and Lee Stuart Cochran Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: enrollment in any certificate or degree program; selection may be based on financial need. (FAFSA required)

Henry C. Clark and Mary Ann B. Clark Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: full-time enrollment in any program.

Harry F. and Margaret M. Flippo Foundation Scholarship—Eligibility: Harrisonburg or Rockingham County resident in any degree program.

F. H. Harrison, Jr. Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: Preference given to a graduate of Broadway High School enrolled full- or part-time in any degree program. Selection may be based on financial need. (FAFSA required)

Ola M. Hoover Scholarship—Eligibility: resident of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County enrolled full time in any degree program; demonstrated financial need. (FAFSA required)

Dwight and Carolyn Houff Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: enrollment in any certificate or degree program; preference given to students demonstrating financial need. (FAFSA required)

Kiwanis Club of Waynesboro Memorial Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: enrolled in any degree or certificate program; first preference given to graduates of Waynesboro High School, Fishburne Military School, and/or Stuarts Draft High School. Second preference given to graduates of other Augusta County high schools. Selection based on financial need and GPA of 2.5 or higher. (FAFSA required)

Lawrence Transportation Systems Scholarship—Established to honor the employees and customers of Lawrence Transportation Systems. Eligibility: resident of the cities of Staunton or Waynesboro, Augusta County enrolled in any program. Selection based on good academic standing and financial need. (FAFSA required)

Neall Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship—Eligibility: enrolled in any degree or certificate program; demonstrated financial need; 2.5 GPA or higher required. (FAFSA required.)

Charles Pascale Memorial Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: enrolled in any certificate or degree program; selection based on determination, academic performance, and financial need. (FAFSA required)

Harry L. and Reba S. Rawley Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: Preference will be given to a student who is currently working or plans to work in the field of agriculture and has demonstrated financial need. (FAFSA required)

Right Start (For You) Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: first-year student in the Human Services program; selection based on financial need; minimum 2.0 GPA required. (FAFSA required)

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Root Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: enrolled in any degree or certificate program; demonstrated financial need. (FAFSA required)

S.G.A. Open Scholarships—Eligibility: full-time enrollment; one scholarship based on academic performance; second scholarship based on financial need and academic performance. (FAFSA required)

Thelma Showker Endowed Scholarship— Eligibility: enrolled in any degree or certificate program; demonstrated financial need. (FAFSA required)

Zane D. Showker Endowed Scholarship— Eligibility: enrolled full time in any degree program; selection based on demonstrated financial need and academic performance. (FAFSA required)

Catherine O. and Lyall O. Steger, Jr. Endowed Scholarship— Eligibility: enrollment in any certificate or degree program; preference given to students demonstrating financial need. (FAFSA required)

SunTrust Endowed Scholarship— Eligibility: enrollment in any certificate or degree program; selection based on academic performance.

United Bank Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: resident of Augusta County enrolled in any degree or certificate program; demonstrated financial need. (FAFSA required)

Waynesboro Kiwanis Foundation Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: students from Waynesboro High School, Wilson Memorial High School, or Stuarts Draft High School who are enrolled full time in a degree or certificate program; selection based on grades, extracurricular activities, and required student essay.

Returning Students Scholarships

BRCC Faculty Senate Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: completed a minimum of 24 credits; GPA of at least 3.0; preference may be given to students with demonstrated financial need. (FAFSA required)

BRCC Support Staff Association Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: completed a minimum of 30 credits; cumulative GPA of 3.2.

Daily News-Record/Richard R.J. Morin Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: second-year student who has completed at least 24 credit hours at BRCC. Selection based on financial need, leadership, academic performance, and reference letters. (FAFSA required)

S.G.A. Open Scholarship—Eligibility: students returning to BRCC for their second academic year, or non-traditional students returning to school after having been out of high school for several years. Selection based on student involvement in clubs and organizations at BRCC, along with participation in community service projects or organizations. Financial need may also be a factor. A 2.5 GPA or higher is required. (FAFSA required)

Technology Scholarships

Aviation Maintenance Scholarships

Dynamic Aviation Scholarship—Awards for students enrolled in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program. Selection based on demonstrated financial need and a strong potential for a successful career in Aviation Maintenance Technology. Applications will be made available after the beginning of the Fall semester. (FAFSA required)

Electronics Technology Scholarships

Benjamin Cooper Memorial Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: enrollment in the Computer and Electronics Technology, Information Systems Technology, or Mechanical Engineering Technology programs. Preference may be given to Waynesboro resident.

ComSonics, Inc. Electronics Scholarship—Eligibility: full-time enrollment in the electronics program; minimum 2.0 GPA required; if funded, the full tuition scholarship will be renewed for a second year with an additional allowance for required textbooks.

Mechanical Design/Engineering Technology Scholarships

Joseph Nielsen Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: At least part-time enrollment in the Mechanical Design or Drafting programs; selection based on financial need, academic potential, and leadership ability. (FAFSA required)

Riddleberger Brothers, Inc. Endowed Scholarship—Available to a student enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. Preference may be given to the student who demonstrates financial need and enrolls full-time. (FAFSA required)

Veterinary Technology Scholarships

Blue Ridge Equine Clinic Equine and Large Animal Scholarship—Eligibility: enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program; selection based on demonstrated financial need and strong potential for a successful career in Veterinary Technology. First preference to a student who plans to enter equine medicine. Second preference to a student who plans to in large animal medicine. Information on application deadlines will be available after the beginning of the Fall semester.

Patricia MacKenzie Memorial Scholarship in Veterinary Technology—Eligibility: second-year students enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program. Recipient must demonstrate professionalism in the Veterinary Technician’s position, appreciate the value of strong communication in a veterinary practice, and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications will be made available after the beginning of the Fall semester.

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney L. Martin Veterinary Technology Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: full-time, second-year Veterinary Technology student. Selection based on GPA and student essay. Application deadlines will be available after the beginning of the Fall semester.

William Walter Reams Endowed Scholarship—Eligibility: enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program. Selection based, in part, on an essay in which applicants explain why they wish to be veterinary technicians and what their future plans are. Further emphasis in the selection process should include enthusiasm for this type of work and practical skills, such as animal care, lab work, externship, etc. Application deadlines will be available after the beginning of the Fall semester.

Robert E. Ritchie Memorial Scholarship— Eligibility: residents of Augusta and Rockingham counties or the cities within enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program. Recipient must also have a demonstrated financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA to receive, as well as to retain the scholarship. Application deadlines will be available after the beginning of the Fall semester. (FAFSA required)

Veterinary Technology Scholarships—Several scholarships will be available for students enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program. Application deadlines will be available after the beginning of the Fall semester.