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Tobacco Commission Scholarships - Central Virginia Community College

Tobacco Commission Scholarships

The same Foundation Scholarship Application is used for several special scholarships funded by a generous grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission. You do not have to submit a second application to be considered for these.

These scholarships are available to residents of the Tobacco Commission's designated Tobacco Region, which includes Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell counties. These are "last dollar" scholarships which can be used to pay tuition and fees remaining after all other grants and scholarships have been used first.

For the 2014-2015 school year, the following Tobacco Commission scholarship programs are available.


Tobacco Region Academic Scholarship:

Available to students who have graduated from a high school located in Campbell, Bedford or Appomattox county with a grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Student must be a current resident of a Tobacco Region county.


Tobacco STEM-H Scholarships:

Available to students who have chosen a program of study at CVCC that is in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or Health related field. A list of the eligible programs of study can be found here.

Student must be a current resident of a Tobacco Region county.


Tobacco Family Scholarships:

Available to former tobacco growers, or employees of tobacco industry businesses, and/or their immediate family members as described in further detail below.
  • A tobacco grower, producer, or quota owner in Virginia at any time from 1998 to 2004 according to USDA Farm Service Agency records; or the spouse, child (natural or adopted), step-child, grandchild, step-grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or direct descendent thereof; or
  • A former employee of the tobacco processing industry in Virginia as evidenced by pay stubs or tax returns issued by such employers.
  • Applicants for the Tobacco Family Scholarship will also be required to provide one of the following as proof of eligibility:
    • Form 156EZ or MQ24 obtained from the USDA Farm Service Agency, and certification of familial relationship to eligible grower, producer, or quota owner (birth certificate or other documentation of relationship).
    • Documentation of former employment in the Virginia tobacco processing industry.
  • Student must be a current resident of a Tobacco Region county.


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