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Scholarship Foundation

"To provide financial support for higher education which will enable deserving students to grow, prosper, and contribute to their communities."

Educational scholarships are awarded to students who are furthering their education through attendance at a college, university, vocational, or trade school. Scholarships are awarded annually to individuals who exhibit an aptitude for learning and a desire for self-improvement through education.

Recipients must be of at least college age, reside in one of the counties served by Colonial Farm Credit, and be a full-time student.

The Foundation also financially supports organizations that provide education and community enrichment. Programs and services offered through agricultural commodity organizations and youth organizations such as 4-H, FFA, and Scouts are typical of projects the Foundation supports. Seed money for the Foundation was provided by Colonial Farm Credit, which continues to contribute annually. Additional funding for the Foundation’s activities is provided through donations made by individuals, corporations, organizations, and other foundations.

Since 1991, the Foundation has awarded more than $2,000,000 in scholarships!

Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please email the program coordinator, or call 804-746-4581 ext. 1155.

Assist the Foundation

You can make a tax-deductible contribution to the Foundation. This is an excellent way to develop youth into the future leaders of your community. Complete the Donation Form.

You can also donate securely through

You can also help the Foundation and the environment by donating your used cell-phones, newspapers, magazines and printer cartridges.

Application period closed. Scholarship applications for 2019 accepted beginning November 1, 2018.

For a list of items needed for your scholarship submission, please view the Application Checklist.

For information about scholarship eligibility criteria and endowment information, please view our scholarship information.

Annual Report of the Foundation and Current Recipients

Past Recipients:

2016 (PDF)
2015 (PDF)
2014 (PDF)
2013 (PDF)
2012 (PDF)
2011 (PDF)
2010 (PDF)
2009 (PDF)
2008 (PDF)

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