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College is full of challenges, and one of the biggest challenges of college is paying for it.

What many people don’t know, however, is that there are tons of scholarships that can help with the cost of your education. The good news? There is a single common application for all available scholarships. But the deadline is April 15!

Take a look at some of the scholarships below, or better yet, read about all the scholarships here [PDF]. Let’s get to work! You can apply for all Reynolds scholarships here!

If you need help finding or applying for scholarships, Reynolds offers help sessions at the Parham Road and Downtown campuses.

Burnette Hall at Parham Road Campus
Thursday, March 9 | 3 – 5 p.m. … Room 163
Wednesday, March 22 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. … Room 163
Monday, April 3 | 3 – 5 p.m. … Room 103
Thursday, April 6 | 10 a.m. – Noon … Room 103

Downtown Campus
Wednesday, March 8 | Noon – 2 p.m … Room 433
Monday, March 27 | 2 – 4 p.m. … Room 433
Wednesday, April 5 | 2 – 4 p.m. … Room 433

Scholarships for HSS students

Lawrence C. Roderer Memorial Scholarship (HSS & Teacher Preparation)
Prior to his passing in 2011, Dr. Roderer enjoyed a full career in education, teaching both high school and college students for over forty years. He taught English at Reynolds for 32 years where he introduced a course on literature of the sea. Preference for this scholarship is given to applicants majoring in Liberal Arts or Liberal Arts with a Teacher Preparation specialization.

Betty Green Parson Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Liberal Arts)
Betty Green Parson returned to school in midlife and developed renewed energy and enthusiasm as a result of her years at Reynolds. When her life was abruptly cut short by an aneurysm in 1985, her family and friends established the Betty Green Parson Memorial Scholarship in her memory. The criteria for this scholarship require that the student be female and planning to enter or reenter the work force. The student must be at least 30 years old and enrolled in the liberal arts curriculum at the college

Dimitri and Maggie Georgiadis Endowed Scholarship (HSS Students)
For Dimitri and Maggie Georgiadis, the United States is not their native country. From their own experiences, they realize that mastery of the English language is extremely important for new arrivals to this country who wish to be effective, productive, and happy. Lack of proficiency in English will inhibit newcomers in taking full advantage of the great opportunities offered by this country. Dimitri and Maggie hope that through this scholarship, some individuals may more easily reach their goals of becoming productive and successful members of this country. Preference for this award is given to students who have completed ESL classes and students who are majoring in Liberal Arts programs.

Stuart B. Medlin Liberal Arts Endowed Scholarship (HSS & Liberal Arts)
In honor of Dr. Stuart Medlin, a long time History instructor, Social Sciences program head and assistant chair for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the liberal arts scholarship was established for a second-year student having completed at least 30 credits in the liberal arts curriculum. Recipients should maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Academic excellence and service to the community are factors taken into consideration.


General Scholarships

Reynolds General Scholarship Program
Sargeant Reynolds Community College offers a variety of scholarships to students with diverse interests and backgrounds. Every year, Reynolds awards scholarships to students in excess of $350,000. Individual scholarship awards can range from $100 to $4,000.

Becky Briggs Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1990 by the Western Henrico Rotary Club, this scholarship provides a memorial to Becky Briggs, daughter of a Western Henrico Rotarian. Students are selected on the basis of commitment to community service and scholastic achievement. Preference is generally given to graduates of Douglas Freeman, J. R. Tucker, and Hermitage High Schools

CarMax Automotive Scholarship
The CarMax Foundation was established to support the communities where their Associates live and work. Over the past several years, they have provided volunteers, matching gifts, and grants to worthy nonprofit organizations. The CarMax Automotive scholarship was established to assist Reynolds Automotive students in good academic standing. Preference is given to second year students with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Cedar Street Baptist Church of God Scholarship
The Cedar Street Baptist Church of God is the seventh oldest Baptist Church in the City of Richmond. This scholarship was established by the leadership of Cedar Street Baptist church to support students in need of funding for books or a remainder of tuition that other financial aid does not cover.

Dennis and Hanh Hellenguard Endowed Scholarship
The Dennis and Hanh Hellenguard Scholarship was established to assist students enrolled in any certificate or degree program, and is available regardless of national test scores or scholastic average. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students in learning a marketable skill. The scholarship provides sufficient funds to cover one year of in-state tuition, books and fees.

Earl Smith Memorial Scholarship
The Earl Smith Memorial Scholarship was established by an employee of J. Sargeant Reynolds. This scholarship will provide assistance to students who would like to continue their education.

Eric and Jeanette Lipman Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship supports the education of part-time and/or full-time students at Reynolds. It is available to any eligible scholarship applicant with intent to matriculate at the college.

Follett Endowed Scholarship
Follett is the nation’s largest operator of college bookstores, with more than 800 locations. They are the industry’s premier wholesale book distributor—a leader in helping students manage the increasing cost of a college education. This scholarship is given to an eligible Reynolds Community College scholarship applicant who has exhibited academic excellence.

George and Mae Bartek
Endowed Scholarship The Mae and George Bartek Memorial Scholarship was established by an employee of J. Sargeant Reynolds in memory of his parents. The Bartek’s were committed to helping others, and this scholarship will provide assistance to students who would like to continue their education.

Grace Crank Sargeant Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Virginia S. Reynolds established this scholarship in 1993 in memory of her mother. The scholarship is based on academic excellence.

Harry and Virginia Ritchie Memorial Scholarship
The Harry and Virginia Ritchie Memorial Scholarship was established by their daughter, a Reynolds administrator, to honor her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie were devoted parents and helped many people in need during their lifetime. Through this scholarship their service to others can continue in their memory by assisting a student enrolled in a transfer or occupational-technical program at Reynolds, who has also demonstrated service to others.

Josephine Holcomb Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Josephine Holcomb, who served as chairperson of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at Reynolds.

Nelson Beane Memorial Scholarship
The Nelson Beane Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of a dedicated J. Sargeant Reynolds College Board member. This scholarship is given to an eligible Reynolds Community College scholarship applicant who has exhibited academic excellence.

Pat Perkinson Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Pat Perkinson. Ms. Perkinson was an accomplished Public Relations professional, and journalist and Community College supporter having served as Community Services Director at J. Sargeant Reynolds for a time. The recipient of this scholarship shall demonstrate financial need, have completed a minimum of 30 credits and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a student who is pursuing a major that will result in employment after graduation.

Reynolds Faculty
The Reynolds Faculty Scholarship is sponsored by the Reynolds Faculty Senate and generously funded through the support of Administrative and Academic Faculty members. Eligibility for this scholarship requires a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. This scholarship is open students enrolled in any major or program.

Reynolds Family Scholarships in Memory of J. Sargeant Reynolds
The Reynolds family established this fund to celebrate the qualities embodied in the late J. Sargeant Reynolds, for whom the College is named. By commemorating his outstanding character and unwavering integrity through a gift that fosters this potential in today’s young people, the family foundation has established a permanent scholarship fund. Funds from this scholarship are largely dedicated to supporting students accepted into the Reynolds Honors Program.

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