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
Health Focus administers an average of $100,000 annually in scholarships to health career students. The funds are generated from grants and private endowment funds, and predominantly aid students in southwest Virginia.
Our scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and potential for completing a health career program. We began our scholarship program in 1966 and have awarded a significant contribution to over 5,000 healthcare students for a total of over $3.7 million.
Health Focus Scholarship Details
Our program is unique in that we follow our students after they are awarded a scholarship to ensure they graduate from the medical program we helped fund. Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need, potential for completing a health career program, sincerity of personal statement, and availability of scholarship funds for the applicant.
Sponsored by the Richmond chapter of Executive Women International (EWI), ASIST is a flexible scholarship program that addresses the needs of adults who are working to improve their situation in life through education. It benefits students who, for a variety of reasons, are facing work/life challenges including but not limited to:
This need-based award can be used for tuition or other education-related expenses. EWI of Richmond generously supports the Corporate Program by providing TEN $2,00.00 Scholarship to successful candidates. Apply online now.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2018
VALS...the association for legal professionals is organized for the purpose of providing education to those engaged in the legal services profession. This year they will be awarding two $2,000 scholarship to a deserving student who intends to go into the legal field (attorney, paralegal, legal assistant, law enforcement, the court and/or criminal justice system, etc.).
Application Deadline: April 1, 2018
Application eligibility requirements:
Application Deadline: March 31, 2018
Available to credit union members. Join the credit union by February 28, 2018, to be eligible to apply for scholarships.
Application Deadline for both Call Federal Scholarships: April 3, 2018
Scholarships are available throughout the year to PTK members who meet the eligibility requirements. All opportunities are administered under one PTK Scholarship Application. Additional information can be found on the PTK scholarship website.
Independent Scholarship Information Websites & Searches
Here is a list of websites 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 alumni. 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.