One-step financial aid and scholarship assistance

PVCC Educational Foundation Scholarships

The PVCC Educational Foundation offers over 100 scholarships each year. Scholarships come from a variety of sources, and unlike loans, do not have to be repaid. 

There is no separate scholarship application. PVCC offers a one-step financial aid and scholarship assistance process. To be considered for any scholarship, financial aid, or grants, you must complete a FAFSA or VASA application. Scholarships, along with financial aid and grants, will be awarded through the Financial Aid Office to meet each student's tuition, fees, and book needs. 
The FAFSA and VASA applications open each October for the next award year beginning the following August for the Fall semester. The applications are located at for FAFSA and for VASA.  On your FAFSA or VASA application, indicate PVCC as the institution you plan to attend for the 2023-2024 academic year - beginning August 21, 2023. PVCC's school code is 009928. The 2023-2024 application will request your 2021 federal tax information if you filed or will file taxes.

Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office at 434.961.5204 or

A New Scholarship Opportunity

Announcing the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation's Project Pathfinders Scholarships.  The VECF administers a scholarship program – Project Pathfinders – designed to increase the skills of early childhood professionals in preschool and child care settings by accessing community college coursework and credentials. Thanks to funding made available in the 2020-2021 biennial budget by Governor Northam and the 2018 General Assembly, we look forward to the opportunity to ensure that Virginia has the best trained early education workforce.

Pathfinders Scholarships

Other Scholarships - External Programs

We encourage you to research and apply for other scholarships that pertain to your goals and chosen field of study. If a website requests a fee of any kind to process a scholarship application, the site may not be legitimate and should be avoided.

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