About Our Scholarships
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?
Our 2023 scholarship application is closed.
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! The 2024 application will open in early October.
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:
- List of Scholarship Funds: learn more about each scholarship and the criteria for applicants.
- 2023 Scholarship Fund Table: this quick reference guide shows who is eligible to apply for each scholarship.
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: Ask for letters of recommendation.
Each applicant must submit two letters of recommendation. One of those letters must be from a teacher or professor. After you input their contact information, the scholarship system will email a unique link to the individuals writing the letters and they will be prompted to upload their letter into the system.
STEP 7: Complete the Financial Statement and Statement of Parental Refusal (if applicable).
You will need to upload these completed forms to the Online Scholarship Application.
- Financial Statement for Scholarship Application
- Statement of Parental Refusal to Complete FAFSA and Provide Student Support
STEP 8: Complete the online scholarship application.
All scholarship applications must be submitted through our online scholarship management system.