Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program

The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) and its exciting Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program is now recruiting first-year community college students for its scholarship recipients. The goal of this scholarship is to increase access to higher education. Each recipient will be awarded approximately $4,000 for tuition, fees, and textbooks. This unique opportunity will be available at all 23 community colleges – one scholarship at each college and/or each campus – for students who start since fall 2011. This scholarship program will create a continuous group of scholarship recipients who in each successive year become mentors to a new class of scholarship recipients – providing a legacy for years to come of community college graduates extending opportunity to future students.

2015/16 Award- Morgan Phenix Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship
2016/17 Award- Luray Caverns Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship
2017/18 Award- The PATH Foundation Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship
2018/19 Awards- In Honor of Kathy and Nick Nerangis & in Honor of Al and Dottie Whitt
2019/20 Award- In Honor of the Jenkins Family
2020/21 Award- In Honor of the Loeb Foundation

The purpose of the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program is to increase access to higher education and to develop student leadership potential. To be eligible to receive the award for the spring semester, you must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25 in the fall semester.

The scholarship will be awarded to LFCC students who meet the following criteria:

  • Commonwealth Legacy Scholars will be students attending college for the first time at a Virginia community college.
  • Scholars will demonstrate academic excellence during high school. Preference given to students with a minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Scholars will demonstrate a willingness to promote community college education and the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program.
  • Scholars will demonstrate a willingness to mentor future scholars.
  • Scholars will demonstrate a commitment to developing leadership potential.
  • Students must be full-time, associate degree-seeking students with plans to graduate from a Virginia community college.

Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program