About Our Scholarships

A 2022 scholarship recipient holds a certificate while standing between two loved ones.

2022 scholarship recipient Harbalbeen Rai (middle) with loved ones.

Through the generosity of many donors, the Foundation will give out more than $100,000 in scholarships in 2023 to New River Valley students. From now until January 30, 2023, the CFNRV’s scholarship application is open to students planning to pursue a degree or currently in school at 2- or 4-year colleges or universities as well as trade or technical schools.

Since issuing its first scholarship in 2002, the foundation has awarded $1,190,000 to 939 students. While there are dozens of CFNRV funds set up to fund scholarships each year, applicants only need to submit a single application to the foundation and indicate the scholarships for which they would like to be considered.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

This year’s scholarship application deadline is January 30, 2023.

If you are a donor interested in establishing a Scholarship Fund, please visit this page.

The steps outlined below will help you select the scholarship that best suits you and allow you to apply in a timely manner. If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact Laura Pynn, director of our scholarship program.

STEP 1: Apply early! This year’s application is due Monday, January 30, 2022 at 5 p.m.

STEP 2: Complete the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).
Did you know that the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) is available to complete in the beginning of October of each year? Don’t delay in submitting this important documentation. The FAFSA will generate the Student Aid Report (SAR) which you must upload into our system by the scholarship deadline to be considered for a scholarship. We need the entire SAR report, which is sent to you via email typically about three days after you complete the FAFSA online. Visit www.fafsa.gov to get started!

STEP 3: Read about the available scholarship funds and select the scholarships for which you are eligible to apply:

STEP 4: Read the following requirements and guidelines in their entirety.

STEP 5: Request your academic transcript.

Don’t wait until the last minute to ask for your academic transcript!

STEP 6: Complete the Financial Statement and Statement of Parental Refusal (if applicable).

You will need to upload these completed forms to the Online Scholarship Application.

STEP 7: Complete the online scholarship application.

All scholarship applications must be submitted through our online scholarship management system.

Apply for scholarships!