One of The Community Foundation’s strategies for preserving and growing the quality of life in our region is supporting higher education for area students. Generous individuals and families, companies and organizations establish endowed scholarship funds and the proceeds from these funds benefit deserving students. Donors work with foundation staff to determine appropriate criteria for each fund. The Community Foundation currently administers more than fifty scholarship funds.
Applications for 2023 - 2024 opened December 4, 2023 and will close February 16, 2024.
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Who May Apply?
Any graduating high school senior attending school in Planning District 16 (the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and Caroline, and the City of Fredericksburg) planning on attending a college or university may apply. Many scholarships are also open to students pursuing a career, trade or technical education program or certification. Please be aware that each scholarship has unique eligibility requirements. For example, some scholarships are merit based and others are need and merit based. Some focus on student athletes, others support a future field of study - like nursing or business.
You should also speak with your school guidance counselor about The Community Foundation scholarships that apply to your circumstances.
2023 - 2024 Applicants
|December 4, 2023||Online application portal available.|
|February 16, 2024||Complete online scholarship application and upload no later than 11:59pm.|
|March - April 2024||Application review and award selections.|
|May 3, 2024||Award Status notification emailed to all applicants.|
|June 9, 2024||Scholarship Reception, celebration of scholarship awards.|
|June 30, 2024||Scholarship checks issued to chosen college or university in the recipient’s name.|