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Outside Scholarships

Privately-funded scholarships are those awarded through sources outside Reynolds.  You may be eligible for an outside award from a variety of sources including employers, unions, professional organizations, the military, community, religious, and special interest groups. These types of scholarships have specific applications, eligibility requirements, and deadlines.

 Reynolds does not guarantee the availability or fairness of administration of these scholarships. Students pursue them at their own risk. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the necessary materials, complete applications, and submit them directly to the sponsoring organization for review and fund distribution.  Helpful tips for conducting your own scholarship search can be found in Christopher S. Penn's e-book: Scholarship Search Secrets, 6th ed., A Publication of the Student Loan Network.

We recommend that you avoid any scholarship offer that requires you to pay a fee, attend a seminar, or claims a guarantee. Also, be cautious should a program request personal information such as bank account, credit card or Social Security numbers. 

Although the Reynolds Scholarship Office does not coordinate private scholarships, we make an effort to promote familiar opportunities and resources.


Community & Corporate Scholarship Highlights

YWCL Lilies of the Valley Chapter Scholarship Achievement Awards

The Lilies of the Valley Chapter two achievement awards annually.  One award is named for the Lilies of the Valley Young Women's Christian League chapter and the other award is named for the chapter’s first advisor, Phyllis Allen Taylor.  Both awards are to assist students demonstrating financial need and demonstrating academic achievement. With their motto of “Others Rather Than Self” in mind, YWCL endeavors to support efforts to pursue higher education and provide scholarship assistance to students in need.

Scholarship funds are available to students who:

  • Are enrolled at an accredited college, university or vocational school. Scholarship applications are only considered after formal acceptance to a program has been made.
  • Demonstrate a genuine need for these funds by submitting a Student Aid Report (SAR) which includes their FAFSA information.
  • Have at least a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2017
Contact the Reynolds Scholarship Office for the application and additional information


2017-18 Community College STEM Scholarship Program


  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be currently enrolled in a Virginia Community College and have completed at least one semester of coursework (minimum of 9 credit hours) at time of application (spring 2017)
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) during the award period (2017-2018)
  • Must be majoring in a STEM program of study
  • Must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must expect to graduate by May 2018 or later
  • Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the reference by March 20, 2017.
  • Questions can be directed to

Web Page Link

VACU's Dorothy J. Hall Memorial Scholarship Program

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, March 1, 2017


To be eligible for scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year, student applicants must:


  • be a member of Virginia Credit Union (VACU), not just any credit union in Virginia
  • be the primary member of their own account (not just a joint owner on someone else’s account). Applicant's accounts must be in good standing
  • be a rising college freshman, sophomore, junior or senior who will be taking at least 9 credit hours per semester
  • be pursuing their first degree in an undergraduate or associate's degree program at an accredited college or university
  • have joined Virginia Credit Union by December 1, 2016

 Web Page Link

The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia

The Community Foundation's searchable database offers more than 60 scholarship opportunities for students living in the Central Virginia region. A few scholarships they sponsor that may be of interest to Community College Students:

Anne Anton Koval Scholarship - Supports adult learners in Central Virginia who are pursuing a career in health care and are in need of financial support.  Deadline: March 2, 2017

Barry D. Koval Memorial Scholarship - post-secondary educational scholarships for qualifying college bound Richmond-area minority students. Deadline: March 2, 2017

Mary Lou Lukhard Nursing Scholarship - Supports individuals in Central Virginia who are pursuing a nursing career. Open to graduating high school seniors, recent high school grads under 21 and adults training to become Nurses.
Deadline: March 2, 2017

Woman's Club Education Endowment Scholarship - Supports post-secondary scholarships for qualifying graduates of the metropolitan Richmond area high schools. Deadline: March 2017


Automotive Aftermarket Foundation

Scholarships are available for full time students attending a US or Canadian college or ASE/NATEF certified post secondary school for automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians.

Web Page Link



Independent Scholarship Information Websites & Searches

Here is a list of web sites that we have found useful. Lending institutions sponsor some of these sites, so you may receive promotional mailings about educational loan opportunities after you conduct your scholarship search. You can find many more similar sites by doing an internet search on the term " free scholarship search".

You can also search the internet directly for scholarships. Using your favorite search engine (such as Google), enter specific search terms. Think about your field of study and who you are. For example: "foundation scholarship music performance" or "scholarship single parent academic."

iGrad Scholarship Center  iGrad is a platform for personal finance education available to Reynolds students, staff and alumni through Reynolds Community College’s partnership with ECMC Solutions.   iGrad has a scholarship search database allowing access to thousands of scholarship opportunities.

Virginia Wizard  Provided by the Virginia Community College System, the Virginia Wizard can help you choose a career, enroll in one of Virginia's community colleges, pay for college, transfer to a four-year college or university and much more.  Contains scholarship information specific to each of Virginia’s Community Colleges and beyond.

Scholarship Sharing Scholarship Sharing is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit that is dedicated to helping students get connected to financial aid  resources for college. Scholarship Sharing is an entirely volunteer run organization started by our president a Virginia Commonwealth University alumna.   They have a financial aid database with scholarships broken down by category.

Scholarships 360   Scholarships 360 curates scholarship postings from all over the internet.  Once you create a profile, they send periodic emails with scholarships based on your interests.

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Workforce Development and Conference Center
Suite 202
Office hours
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F

Nichole Page, Program Coordinator

(804) 523-5084