2018-2019  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.

2018-2019 RENEWAL APPLICANTS (Students who received an award in  2017-2018)

Students who applied and received assistance from the 4-year college program in 2017-2018 will be given first priority, provided he/she enters a 2018-2019 application and is in good standing with his/her college or university.

2018-2019 NEW APPLICANTS (Students who did not receive assistance in 2017-2018)

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. 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 College Juniors and Seniors enrolled in declared majors other than STEM or Allied Health (STEM-H), including Community College Transfers.
3. 2018-2019 College Sophomores, by GPA.
4. 2018-2019 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.