Provides up to $2,000/year to CVCC Associate Degree graduates that have a 3.0 GPA or greater and desire to pursue a Bachelor's Degree at one of Virginia's four-year colleges or universities.

Awarded based upon financial need as determined by Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Eligible student must:

  • Be a first-time entering freshman no earlier than fall 2007
  • Be an undergraduate in-state student
  • Meet selective service requirements
  • Have received an Associate's degree at a Virginia two-year public institution
  • Have cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 for the Associate's degree
  • Enroll into a Virginia four-year public or private nonprofit college or university by the fall following completion of associates degree
  • Enroll full-time in a degree program not for religious training or theological education
  • Have applied for financial aid
  • Have financial need: defined as a federally calculated EFC of 12,000, or less

Award Amount:

  • Awarded to students enrolled at a participating four-year institution
  • Maximum annual standard award is $1,000
  • Additional $1,000 for students enrolled in engineering, mathematics, nursing, teaching, or science
  • Reduced only if it results in an over award (total financial assistance is greater than the student's Cost of Attendance)

Renewal Criteria and Limitations:

  • Limited to three years or 70 credit hours
  • Continued eligibility based on college GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and continued financial need (maximum EFC of 8,000)
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress