Community Foundation Scholarships

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia manages a number of scholarship applications for graduating seniors from Northern Virginia public schools. Four of our scholarships have extended deadlines for accepting applications (Thursday, April 7th).

The Cameron and Virginia Dye Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for graduates of Arlington Public Schools to pursue degree-producing courses of study at accredited U.S. universities. Cameron and Virginia Dye were long-time Arlington residents with a shared commitment to making a positive difference for young people. The Dye family established the scholarship to help promising students in need of financial assistance to go to college. The scholarship recognizes community service, school activities, financial need and academic achievement.

The Leslie V. Forte Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Leslie V. Forte who was the first African-American faculty member in the English Department at the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) Annandale Campus. The award will be given to a minority student attending NVCC. Scholarship awards will be made with consideration for involvement in community and extracurricular activities and academic achievement at NVCC.

The Vance Scholarship was established by Chuck Vance, a former United States Secret Service agent and founder of a private security firm in Oakton, VA. The scholarship is for men and women who seek a career in law enforcement or private security including studies in the administration of justice.

Any questions about scholarships at the Community Foundation can be directed to Melissa Bautista, Manager of Grants and Scholarships at 703-879-7639 or melissa.bautista@cfnova.org.