Awards Ceremony


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

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Health Focus of Southwest Virginia’s 2018 Scholarship Program

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

  • Academic Requirements: GPA must be 2.75 or better before being considered and student must be already accepted into a medical program.  
Application Deadline Date
  • Scholarship applications must be submitted by Friday, May 11, 2018. We award only one time a year.
Awarding Process

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.


EWI, Inc. ASIST (Adult Students in Scholastic Transition) Scholarship

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:

  • Social, physical or economic disadvantage
  • Displaced homemaker or head-of-household responsible for small children
  • Disabled or elderly adult
  • Career transitioning because of lay-off or industry change

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 Scholarship

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


Lilies of the Valley Chapter, YWCL Scholastic Achievement Award

Application eligibility requirements:

  • Enrolled in or hold a letter of acceptance to an accredited college, university or vocational school. Scholarship applications are only considered after formal acceptance to a program has been made.
  • Can demonstrate a genuine need for these funds by submitting a Student Aid Report (SAR) which includes his/her FAFSA information.
  • Have at least a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA)
Application Deadline: March 31, 2018


Call Federal Credit Union Alice S. Pearce and Career & Technical Scholarships

Available to credit union members. Join the credit union by February 28, 2018, to be eligible to apply for scholarships. 

  • Four $2,500 scholarships are available through the Alice S. Pearce award. Graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a community college, college or university are eligible to apply.  
  • Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 each. For this first year pilot, only students enrolled at or planning to attend John Tyler Community College or J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College for the 2018-2019 academic year will be eligible.
Application Deadline for both Call Federal Scholarships: April 3, 2018


PTK Scholarship Programs

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.

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Nichole Page, Program Coordinator

(804) 523-5084