Workforce Training Financial Assistance

Blue Ridge Community College has funding to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in certain noncredit programs leading to industry-recognized credentials. 

Awards are based on financial need.  Eligible annual household incomes below $23,540 for one person up to $81,780 for a family of eight.  Funds awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Minimum requirements for financial assistance

  • US citizen or eligible noncitizen.
  • Minimum 18 years of age; OR completed high school graduation requirements.
  • Be domiciled in Virginia
  • Virginia resident for at least one full year prior to enrollment.

Other factors will also be used to determine eligibility.

Eligible Programs

  • Career Switchers (Teacher Certification)
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Certified Professional Coder
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Commercial Driver’s License (Class A or Class B)
  • Customer Services and Sales Certification – (Introduction and/or Advanced)
  • Machining
  • Manufacturing Technician (MS & MT1)
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Office Assistant – must complete Medical Office Operations, Medical Office Reception, and Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacy Technician (National or Virginia certification)
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Registered Medical Assistant -- must complete, CPR for Healthcare Providers, Fundamentals of Medical Assisting, Medical Office Operations, Medical Office Reception, Medical Terminology, and Advanced Medical Assisting
  • Soldering Certification – must complete Introduction to Soldering, IPC-A-610 Soldering, and J-STD-001 Soldering classes
  • Welding – must complete Fundamentals of Welding

Application Form

Noncredit Financial Aid Application Form and eligibility information - PDF (requires Acrobat Reader)

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