Adult Learning Scholarships

These scholarships are administered by Foundation for Roanoke Valley.  APPLICATION DEADLINE:  By 5:00 p.m. on MARCH 4, 2014, unless otherwise noted (Not a postmarked deadline).  You must submit all application and supplemental materials to Foundation for Roanoke Valley, ATTN:  Michelle Eberly, P.O. Box 1159, Roanoke, VA 24006.  Applications may also be hand delivered to the Foundation’s office located at The Patrick Henry, 611 South Jefferson Street, Suite 8 (Second Floor), Roanoke, VA  24011.  All incomplete and late packages will not be accepted!

Margaret Jones Irvin Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree.

  • Be a Virginia resident.
  • Enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
  • Must submit your Student Aid Report (SAR) to be eligible.

Jefferson College of Health Sciences Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $TBD

Fund provides higher education scholarships to deserving students attending Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

  • Be a resident of the greater Roanoke Valley, which includes the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke, and the cities of Roanoke and Salem, VA.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to be successful in higher education studies as evidenced by prior academic performance.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Enroll in, or currently be enrolled in, Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

Connie Stephens May Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $300

Fund provides educational scholarship assistance to non-traditional students pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited two-year institution.

  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent for at least three years.
  • Be a Roanoke Valley resident currently enrolled, or enrolling, in a two-year degree program at a community college or other accredited two-year school within the Foundation service area.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • ESSAY TOPIC:  Explain who the most significant person has been in the applicant’s life or the most significant event of the applicant’s life.  The applicant’s letter must also include his or her career goals.  (Maximum of 2 pages)

Foundation for Roanoke Valley Dr. George K. Bowers
Youth Haven-Sanctuary Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $800

Fund provides financial assistance to students who have attended Youth Haven I, Youth Haven II, or Youth Haven-Sanctuary, or who received extensive counseling after the Youth Haven I facility was closed, and who desire to further their education after secondary school.

  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must have attended Youth Haven I, Youth Haven II, or Youth Haven-Sanctuary, or have received extensive counseling after the Youth Haven I facility was closed.
  • Enroll or plan to enroll in an institution of higher learning, including trade or technical schools.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

The Dianne E. H. Wilcox Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree.

  • Be a Virginia resident.
  • Enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.