The Community Foundation For Northern Virginia Students/Leslie V. Forte Scholarship

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia manages eight scholarships and administers the funds for thirteen other scholarships that support Northern Virginia students pursuing undergraduate degrees. Each year, the Foundation awards over $200,000 in scholarship funds to approximately 80 students.

The Leslie V. Forte Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Leslie V. Forte who was the first African-American faculty member in the English Department at the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) Annandale Campus. The award will be given to a minority student attending NVCC. Scholarship awards will be made with consideration for involvement in community and extracurricular activities and academic achievement at NVCC.

Full-time students at NVCC
GPA of 2.5 or better
Demonstrated involvement in community and extra-curricular activities
Minority student – African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut origin
Required essay of 250 words or more describing reasons for attending college and emphasizing future academic and career goals. Assistance in editing the essay may be obtained from the Writing Centers on each campus.
Applicants must be currently enrolled college students at Northern Virginia Community College.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents.

Applications due on March 31, 2016 by 5 pm
Contact: Sari Raskin at