Our Opportunities

Through the generous support of donors, the NOVA Foundation can offer the scholarships listed on this website. To apply for these scholarships, click “Sign Up” to create an account and follow the instructions provided in the NOVA Scholarship Tutorial to apply for these opportunities before the scholarship application deadline noted below.

You may submit one general application to be considered for multiple “auto match” NOVA Foundation scholarships during the current scholarship application cycle. After submitting your general application, you may be presented with additional recommended scholarship opportunities that you may apply for individually.

There are three scholarship application cycles (fall, spring and summer) per academic year that are based on the date of the scholarship application deadline. When the application deadline falls within a particular semester then that scholarship is associated with the scholarship cycle for that semester. Spring and summer cycle scholarships are generally awarded for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships with a deadline in the fall term are typically awarded for that fall term and the upcoming spring term.

NOVA offers different scholarships during three separate application periods each year. You are encouraged to apply for additional scholarships each cycle.

  • The application period for NOVA’s Spring 2023 Cycle will be open from January 17, 2023, through February 17, 2023 (Recipients will be notified in May 2023. Scholarships will be awarded for 2023 – 2024 enrollment, which begins with the Fall 2023 semester).
  • The application period for NOVA’s Summer 2023 Cycle will be open from May 8, 2023, through May 29, 2023 (Recipients will be notified in July 2023. Scholarships will be awarded for 2023 – 2024 enrollment, which begins with the Fall 2023 semester).
  • The application period for NOVA’s Fall 2023 Cycle will be open from August 28, 2023, through September 29, 2023 (Recipients will be notified in November 2023. Scholarships will be awarded for the Spring 2024 semester).

Future Scholarship Application Periods for the 2024 – 2025 Academic Year

  • Spring 2024 Cycle: January 2024 – February 2024 (Scholarships will be awarded for 2024 – 2025 enrollment, which begins with the Fall 2024 semester).
  • Summer 2024 Cycle: May 2024 – June 2024 (Scholarships will be awarded for 2024 – 2025 enrollment, which begins with the Fall 2024 semester).
  • Fall 2024 Cycle: August 2024 – September 2024 (Scholarships will be awarded for 2024 – 2025 enrollment, which begins with the Fall 2024 semester).

Visit this website for specific dates as each cycle approaches.

Please note that you must be admitted to NOVA to create an account and to apply for scholarships on this website.
Additional scholarships may be available through your high school, employer, or other organizations. Please review the External Scholarship Guidelines for more information.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$2,500.00 Abner Sachs Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 Arthur E. and Clara M. Morrissette Foundation Endowed Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 B.R. Pace Education Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 Bennie J. Barron Single Parent Memorial Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 BJS Kindness Endowed Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$500.00 Brian E. Hansen Writing Center Endowed Scholarship (Loudoun Campus Only)
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 Bulova Family Endowed Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 Chadab Foundation Scholarship for the Visual, Performing and Media Arts
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$3,000.00 Clayton Joyner “Live the Dream” Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 CoreSite NOVA Data Centers Operation Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$500.00 Deanna Bronder Endowed Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 Delta Dental Hygiene Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$500.00 Dr. Belle S. Wheelan Endowed Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$500.00 Dr. Gary Ballman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 Dr. Kay K. Haverkamp Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Annandale Campus)
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 Edith and Lamarr Trott Endowed Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$2,500.00 Edward P Myers IT Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$2,500.00 Edward P. Myers Veterans Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$500.00 Elaine C. Niner Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 Ellen and Jim Dyke Star Thrower Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru Music Foundation Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 Friends of Woodbridge Senior Center Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 Genevieve M. and John W. Farrell Endowed Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$500.00 George F. Lowerre Memorial Scholarship (Woodbridge Campus)
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$500.00 Harry F. Painter Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$500.00 Honorable Charles J. Colgan Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,500.00 iQuasar Foundation IT and STEM Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,500.00 iQuasar Foundation Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 iWorks Foundation Endowed Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 James (Jim) Tiffany Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$500.00 James Luykx Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 Jane Faulman Scholarship for Adult Career Advancement
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$500.00 John P. T. Sullivan Memorial Math Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,500.00 Joseph (Joe) C. Page Memorial Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$500.00 Joseph W. Sobien Memorial Scholarship (Woodbridge Campus)
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$2,000.00 Lawrence B. Taishoff Music Recording Technology Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 Lightburn Business-Accounting Endowed Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$2,500.00 LLI Academic Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$5,000.00 LLI Knox Singleton Leadership Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$2,500.00 LLI Leadership Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$5,000.00 LLI Loren Goodrich Academic Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,300.00 Mary G. Lewis Endowed Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$561.00 Mary Hanrahan and Eula Miller Memorial Early Childhood Development Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 National Board of Respiratory Care Respiratory Therapy Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 Neall Scholarship for Veterans and Their Families
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$500.00 NOVA Online Student Life Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 Oscar Andreatta Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 Patricia McElroy Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Woodbridge Campus)
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,000.00 PTA Second Year Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the...
Deadline02/17/2023