Foundation for Roanoke Valley is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2011 academic year. By completing one scholarship application, applicants can be considered for multiple scholarships. Students about to complete their senior year of high school, students already enrolled in a trade school, college or university, and non-traditional students who have waited a number of years before starting their post-secondary education are eligible to apply.
To access the scholarship guidelines and application, please visit the Foundation’s website at www.foundationforroanokevalley.org. Guidelines and applications will be available through the guidance offices of local high schools and some college financial aid offices.
Completed applications should be mailed to Foundation for Roanoke Valley, Attention: Michelle Eberly, P.O. Box 1159, Roanoke, VA 24006. All completed applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011, at the Foundation’s office. This is not a postmarked deadline. Applications received after the submission deadline will not be considered, and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Some scholarships require applicants to complete the FAFSA (Federal Application for Free Student Aid) and submit a Student Aid Report (SAR). For more information on the FAFSA, please visit www.fafsa.gov.
Foundation for Roanoke Valley administers over 240 endowment funds totaling over $40 million and works diligently to help local individuals and families establish permanent charitable legacies which will touch the community now and for generations to come. Foundation for Roanoke Valley is one of the largest providers of educational scholarships in this region, annually awarding hundreds of thousands to hundreds of deserving students.