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Endowed Scholarship Program

The Foundation awards scholarships up to $1,500
to support studies at NRCC.

  • These awards are based on criteria such as financial need and academic achievement, and are available to persons who are enrolled or intend to enroll in specific programs.
  • These scholarships are made possible by the generous donations of individuals and organizations who have chosen to provide their support for students through the NRCC Educational Foundation's Endowed Scholarship Program.
  • Applications are available only online, for more information you may contact the Foundation Office at (540) 674-3618.

The scholarship application deadline for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters has passed.
Applications for the next academic year will be available online January 2016.

Eligibility Requirements

Except as otherwise noted, the following general criteria apply to all foundation scholarships.

  • Applicant must be a citizen of Virginia living in Giles, Floyd, Pulaski or Montgomery Counties or Radford City. (Note: A limited number of scholarships do not have this requirement)
  • Applicant must enroll in a program of study or declare a major at New River Community College.
  • Applicant must furnish fully completed application and two letters of recommendation from non-family members. (It is preferred that one letter be from an educator or former employer.)
  • Applicant must furnish copies of high school and/or college transcripts.
  • Scholarship recipients must maintain a class load of 9 credit hours or more at NRCC, unless otherwise stipulated.
  • Once enrolled at NRCC, scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (a B average). (Note: A 3.0 average is not a requirement for initial consideration for a scholarship award.)

Available Endowed Scholarships

Alumni Association Scholarship
Fary Wyrick Anderson Scholarship
William M. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Bane Atkinson Blacksburg Rotary Scholarship
Bane and Margaret Atkinson Scholarship
AT&T Scholarship
BB&T Scholarship
O.G. and Ella Bailey Memorial Scholarship
Edwin L. Barnes Faculty/Staff Scholarship
Barnes Family Scholarship
Bank of America Scholarship
Daniel and Joanne Bell Scholarship
Stuart Beville Blacksburg Rotary Vocational Scholarship
Robert L. Blake Scholarship
Jack and Martha Bolt Scholarship
H. T. and Ola Bowling Scholarship
Celanese Corporation Scholarship
CELCO Federal Credit Union Scholarship
Ronald Chaffin and Family Scholarship
Warren and Iris Agee Childers Scholarship
Fred N. Cole Memorial Scholarships
Corning Incorporated Scholarship
T. S. and Lillian Dalton Scholarship
James B. Darcy Memorial Scholarship
Deeda Scholarship
Rita H. Dixon Scholarship
Bob and Cornelia Dobyns Scholarships
Richard Allison & Martha Snow Dobyns Memorial Scholarship
Dublin High School Alumni Scholarship
Dublin Lions Club Scholarship
L. T. Dudley Memorial Scholarship
Paul and ElFreeda Duncan Scholarship
Randall and Anna Edwards Scholarship
Betty and Bill Elmore Scholarship
William Howell Elmore Memorial Scholarship
Emeriti Foundation Board of Directors Scholarship
L. Brinkley Eure Memorial Scholarship
Tina O’Dell Fitzpatrick Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Billy Friend Scholarship
Michael D. Gallaher Scholarship
Thomas Jefferson Gates Memorial Scholarship
Howard and Mary B. Gilmer Scholarship
Andrew L and Elrica S Graham Patriotic Memorial Scholarship
John T. and Nannie B. Hairston Scholarships

Bill Hale Memorial Scholarship
Carol Thomas Hancock Scholarship
Alex M. Harman, Jr., Scholarships
Albertis Harrison, Jr., Memorial Scholarship
Rachel Mable Hendricks Memorial Scholarship
Joseph Caudle Hillman Memorial Scholarship
Ed & Pierrette Huber Scholarship
Elizabeth Huber Memorial Scholarship
Ann and H. W. Huff, Jr., Scholarships
Huff Petroleum Co., Inc. Scholarship
William and Sallie Ingles Memorial Scholarship
Robert J. Ingram Scholarship
Alice Webb Johnson Scholarship
Ben and Edwina Karlin Memorial Scholarship
Katz Family Scholarship
Charlene Doby Kilgore Memorial Scholarship
Kilgore Family Scholarship
Wilson, Lura & Jerry Kilgore Memorial Scholarship
Gordon and Barbara King Scholarship
Claud K. and Virginia R. Kirkland Scholarship
Kollmorgen Scholarship
Lester L. “Skip” Lamb Nursing Scholarship
Jack and Mary Ann Lewis Scholarships
George and Marjorie Lyle Scholarship
Melvin G. Mabry Scholarship
William B MacLeod Memorial Scholarship
James G. Manns, Jr., Scholarship
Samuel Adams Martin Memorial Scholarship
Martin’s Pharmacy Scholarship
Odell and Novella Mayberry Scholarships
Jane O. McCarthy Memorial Scholarship
Thomas J. McCarthy, Jr., Scholarship
Thomas J. McCarthy, Sr., Memorial Scholarship
Duane M. Mills Scholarship
Joseph Moore Memorial Scholarship
Moore Family Scholarship
W. E. C. Moore Scholarships
Burke Mottesheard Criminal Justice Scholarship
National Bank Scholarship
NRV Business Administration Scholarship
New River Valley Charitable Trust Scholarships
New River Valley Emergency Squad Scholarships
New River Valley Science Scholarship
Hiawatha and Beverly Nicely Scholarships

D. Travis Nichols Memorial Scholarship
NRCC Foundation Board of Directors Scholarships
Office of Planning and Advancement Scholarship
Osborne-Kirk Scholarship
Phlegar Guthrie Scholarship
Frederic H. and Catherine M. Pollard Scholarship
Carol C. Powell Scholarship
Les and Joyce Pugh Scholarships
Jim and Janet Rakes Scholarship
James W. Robertson Memorial Scholarships
Bethany Lorraine Richter Rooker Scholarship
Daniel J. Rooker Memorial Scholarship
Jason Rooker Memorial Scholarship
Lulu Eliza Rooker Memorial Scholarship
Marion W. Rose Memorial Scholarship
Philip Sadler Memorial Scholarship
Carilion Saint Albans Psychiatric Hospital R. N. Nursing Scholarship
William B. Sanders Memorial Scholarship
Paul C. Shelor Scholarship
William Raper and Frances H. Shelton and Giovanna S. Roop Scholarship
Cheryll P. Simmons Scholarship
Simmons Family Scholarships
Catherine Harman Smith Memorial Scholarship
Helen Gregory Smith Scholarship
Paul and Roberta Steele Scholarship
StellarOne Bank Scholarship
W. Robert Sullins Scholarship
Grace Eva Mabry Tawes Scholarship
United Auto Workers Local 2069
Archa and Marjorie H. Vaughan Scholarship
Marjorie Hope Harman Vaughan Memorial Scholarship
V. E. (Jack) Vaughn Memorial Scholarship
Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. Scholarship
Howard Johnson Wade, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Wells Fargo Bank Scholarship
Lee & Anne Wheeler Scholarship
E. Pierce Whitman Memorial Scholarship
Ellen R. Whitman Memorial Scholarship
Jeanne B. Whitman Scholarship
Wolverine Advanced Materials Scholarship
Thomas E. Worrell, Jr., Scholarship
Jon and Mary Wyatt Scholarship
Everett Lee Yearout, Jr., Scholarship


Pending Scholarships

Scholarships are added to the list above as they are funded and made available to students.

Create a Scholarship!

Many donors take advantage of the endowed scholarship program to honor or memorialize family members or others. In addition to a set of general criteria for all scholarships, donors may specify additional selection criteria, such as designating a preferred major or degree program or a geographical location where the applicant must reside. The minimum amount to endow a scholarship is $25,000. This amount may be paid in installments for a period of up to five years. Funds are invested and the principle remains intact, and the interest is used to award a scholarship each year. If you would like to start an endowed scholarship contact Angie Covey,