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Tobacco Commission Scholarships - Central Virginia Community College

Tobacco Commission Scholarships

Thanks to a generous grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission there are several scholarships available to CVCC students who live in Bedford, Campbell or Appomattox counties, or any of the other nearby tobacco region counties such as Pittsylvania, Halifax and Charlotte.

The same general scholarship application found online at cvcc.academicworks.com is how you apply for these Tobacco Commission scholarships, as well as all other Foundation scholarships. These Tobacco Commission are "last dollar" scholarships which can be used to pay tuition and fees remaining after all other grants and scholarships have been used first.

The following Tobacco Commission scholarship programs are available.


Tobacco Region Academic Scholarship

Available to students who have graduated from a public high school located in either Campbell, Bedford or Appomattox county during the last three years 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 specific programs of study at CVCC that are in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or Health related field. A list of CVCC's STEM-H programs of study that qualify for this scholarship can be found here: eligible programs.

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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3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg VA 24502-2498

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