Valley Proteins Fellows Program Scholarship

The core mission of this scholarship program is to help promising, second-year, full-time students who attend any Virginia Community College pursue their academic goals and strengthen their leadership skills. In addition to receiving full tuition, the Fellows participate in a unique curriculum of activities designed to expand their community involvement and cultivate a strong foundation for a successful future.
Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a legal resident of Virginia and plan to be enrolled for a full year. Up to eight students will be designated as Valley Proteins Fellows and they will receive an award of $5,000 to support tuition, books, fees and other expenses related to their educational goals.
Recipients will be notified by July 8, 2018.

 Be currently enrolled full-time at a Virginia Community College with first year completed by end of spring semester 2017.
 Plan to be enrolled full-time for the full 2017-18 academic year with intent to transfer to a Virginia public or private college or university.
 Demonstrate evidence of academic excellence (GPA of 3.5), leadership potential, and personal integrity.
 Demonstrate evidence of community service or faith-based endeavors.
 Have unmet financial need as determined by an application that includes student and family income and student and family contributions to tuition, books and fees.
 Be nominated by a faculty member and endorsed by the president of the college or campus provost through a letter of recommendation.
 Be available to participate in an interview in Richmond on either June 15 or 16, 2018.