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Adult Learning Scholarships

These scholarships are administered by Foundation for Roanoke Valley. There are two deadlines:
1. FEBRUARY 24, 2017 - This is the deadline to submit your application online.
2. MARCH 3, 2017 - This is the deadline for any third parties to submit transcripts and letters of recommendation. Instructions on this can be found in the online scholarship application. If your school does not permit the release of transcripts online, transcripts would need to be mailed and received by the deadline. NOT A POSTMARKED DEADLINE.

Joycelyn “Fudgie” Lee Farrelly Music Education Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $TBD

Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to deserving students who intend to pursue a degree in music or music education.
• Be a graduating senior from a Roanoke Valley high school, or
• Be a Roanoke Valley resident beginning, resuming, or pursuing his/her higher education.
• Demonstrate the capacity to be successful in higher education studies as evidenced by prior academic performance.
• Indicate his or her intentions to pursue a career in music or music education.
• Enroll full-time in, or be currently enrolled in, an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

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 $1,000

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)

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.

John W. Wilks, M.D. Excellence in Science Memorial Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $1,600

Fund provides educational scholarship assistance to needy and deserving students.
• Be a graduating senior from a Roanoke Valley area high school who plans to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university or technical/trade school, with the intention to pursue a career in the medical field; or
• Be an individual seeking to continue his or her medical studies at the graduate level; and
• Demonstrate financial need based on current family circumstances; and
• Show academic or other merit indicating the capability of satisfactorily completing his or her medical studies.