TOBACCO REGION LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM

2017-2018  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.

2017-2018 RENEWAL APPLICANTS (Students who received an award in  2016-2017)

Students who applied and received assistance from the 4-year college program in 2016-2017 will be given first priority, provided he/she enters a 2017-2018 application and is in good standing with his/her college or university.


2017-2018 NEW APPLICANTS (Students who did not receive assistance in 2016-2017)

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. 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 College Juniors and Seniors enrolled in declared majors other than STEM or Allied Health (STEM-H), including Community College Transfers.
 
3. 2017-2018 College Sophomores, by GPA.
 
4. 2017-2018 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.