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Scholarships for Current College Students

These scholarships are administered by Foundation for Roanoke Valley. There are two deadlines:
1. FEBRUARY 23, 2018 - This is the deadline to submit your application online.
2. MARCH 2, 2018 - 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 $830

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.

Franklin County Ed-U-K8or Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides educational scholarship assistance to needy, deserving individuals.
• Be a graduating senior or a current college student whose parent(s) is/are employed by Franklin County Public Schools, with a preference to those seniors attending FCHS,
• Demonstrate financial need based on current family circumstances,
• Show academic/other merit indicating the capability of satisfactorily completing college-level studies,
• Preference given to students with the highest need and highest merit; and
• Enroll, or be currently enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or technical/trade school.

Jefferson College of Health Sciences Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $750

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.

Jean L. Price Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $TBD

Fund provides financial scholarships to underprivileged students living in the Roanoke Valley.
• Be a graduating senior from the Roanoke Valley (including the cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, Craig, and Franklin).
• Be a Roanoke Valley student enrolled full-time in an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher education.
• Demonstrate financial need.

The E. Price Ripley Memorial Foundation Fund
Typical Grant $2,000

Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to deserving young people in their chosen field of endeavor.
• Be a graduating senior from the Roanoke Valley (including the cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, Craig, and Franklin), or
• Be a Roanoke Valley student enrolled full-time in an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher education or specialized training program.
• Demonstrate financial need.
• Demonstrate scholastic achievement.

Frank W. (Bo) Rogers Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $TBD

Fund provides higher education scholarships.
• Be a graduating senior from a Roanoke Valley high school.
• Enroll, or be currently enrolled, in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
• Demonstrates a strong commitment to volunteer service to benefit the Roanoke Valley community.
• Demonstrate financial need.
• Special consideration will be given to an applicant whose parent is an employee of Woods Rogers, PLC and lives within the Foundation’s service area.

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 $1,550

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.