Institutional Aid Programs
BRCC Scholarship Assistance
The BRCC Educational Foundation, Inc., assists the College in providing academic as well as need-based scholarships. The Foundation is a charitable, non-profit corporation that provides a venue for individuals, organizations, business, and industry to contribute to the College. A listing of scholarship assistance supported by the Foundation can be found on the BRCC Scholarship Webpage at http://www.brcc.edu/financial_aid/scholarships. Blue Ridge Community College reserves the right to adjust scholarship award amounts, as well as to revise the number of scholarships offered each year, without notice. For more information, call the Scholarship Coordinator at 540-453-2223.
Through the BRCC Opportunity Manager, you can view available scholarships you may be eligible to receive, complete your scholarship application; accept your awards, and more. The Scholarship Opportunity Manager is an online program that provides incoming and current students an easier way to find and apply for donor-funded scholarships. Created by Academic Works, the streamlined application process begins when students access the application at https://brcc.academicworks.com/ (Students must log in with “MYBRCC” username and password). The system will automatically match students with all scholarship funding based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data, specific scholarship criteria, program of study, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community involvement. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required to receive and maintain a scholarship award, unless otherwise specified in the scholarship agreement. The deadline for completing the 2019-2020 scholarship application is April 15th preceding the academic year in which students plan to enroll. The scholarship deadlines will be February 15, 2019 for Priority Scholarship Deadline and April 15, 2019 for the General Scholarship Deadline).
Veterans Educational Benefits
Application forms and assistance with veterans’ educational benefits are available in the Admissions and Records Office or at www.brcc.edu/admissions/veterans/. Most programs at the College are approved by the State Department of Education for the payment of veterans’ educational benefits. Students using their benefits for the first time must complete an “Application for Educational Benefits” (22-1990) and provide a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility (COE). In addition, an original or court certified copy of their discharge papers (DD-214) may be requested, plus documentation on dependents, if any. Veterans who are new to BRCC but who have used their educational benefits at another school must complete a “Request for Change of Program or Place of Training” (22-1995).
To receive veterans’ educational benefits, classes must be applicable to the veteran’s program of study as outlined in this catalog. The student is responsible for notifying the Admissions and Records Office of any changes in enrollment or curriculum.
Active Duty Service Benefits
Active duty personnel may qualify for either VA assistance (contact the Admissions and Records Office) or for the tuition assistance programs of the Armed Forces. For information about the Armed Forces Tuition Assistance program, students should contact their Education Service Officer, who is available on their respective military branch base.