Tobacco Region Scholarship Program

2016-2017  Award Guidelines

The Tobacco Region Scholarship funds tuition only as a "Last-Dollar Effort". Last-Dollar Effort means that all other financial aid that can only be used for tuition MUST be applied to the student's account before the Tobacco Region Scholarship award can be applied. If no tuition balance remains after the other financial aid is applied, no award will be issued under this program.

2016-2017 RENEWAL APPLICANTS (Students who received an award in  2015-2016)

Students who applied and received assistance from the 4-year college program in 2015-2016 will be given first priority, provided he/she enters a 2016-2017 application and is in good standing with his/her college or university.

2016-2017 NEW APPLICANTS (Students who did not receive assistance in 2015-2016)

Applicants will be rank ordered by cumulative GPA from 4.0 to 2.0, with the highest cumulative GPA awarded first.
To the extent that funding is available, next priority will be given to:
1. 2016-2017 College Juniors and Seniors, with a declared major in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math or Allied Health (STEM-H), including Community College Transfer Students..
2. All other 2016-2017 College Juniors and Seniors enrolled in declared majors other than STEM or Allied Health (STEM-H), including Community College Transfers.
3. 2016-2017 College Sophomores, by GPA.
4. 2016-2017 College Freshmen with an acceptance letter from a 4-year college, by High School GPA rank ordered from 4.0 to 2.0, with the highest cumulative GPA awarded first.
Awards are based on the availability of funding and criteria established yearly by the Virginia Tobacco Commission.