Sponsored Scholarships

Southside Virginia Community College encourages and recognizes excellence through a variety of scholarship programs. By completing this application, you will be considered for all scholarships available through the SVCC Foundation.

Downloadable Scholarship Application (The scholarship application is in Adobe PDF format and will require a PDF Reader.    This document can be downloaded, edited, and printed.  Completed forms should be printed, signed, and sent through the standard mail. The mailing address is located on the application.)

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Ben L. Watson Benchmark Community Bank Scholarship

The Ben L. Watson Benchmark Community Bank Scholarship honors Ben L. Watson and his service to the community and to Benchmark Community Bank as President and CEO. It recognizes Mr. Watson's valuable contributions to the area served by Southside Virginia Community College. Preference will be given to SVCC sophomores in the college's service area who maintain a 3.0 grade point average and are from communities served by Benchmark Community Bank.

Cecil A. Moorhead Memorial Award

The Moorhead Award was created by the Criminal Justice Club at SVCC in memory of Cecil Allen Moorhead, who was dedicated to the criminal justice field for over forty years. This $300 academic award is a one time award and will be given in May to the top-performing student in the Criminal Justice Program on the Christanna Campus. The selection committee will select the student who has completed two semesters in the program, has completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at SVCC with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better, is a resident of the SVCC service area, is actively involved in his/her church, community or other civic organization, and demonstrates leadership qualities.

Charles Vaughan Memorial Academic Award

This award commemorates Dr. Vaughan as a faculty member in the Electronics Technology program as well as his service to the college as Division Chair of the Business and Technology Departments. His efforts helped to insure the continued success of the students enrolled in the business and technology programs during his tenure at Southside Virginia Community College from 1970 to 1999. A $300 academic merit award will be given each May to the top-performing student in the Electronics Technology program on the Christanna Campus upon completion of his/her first thirty hours in the program.

Dr. William E. Webb Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by friends, former students and colleagues of Dr. William E. Webb, The William E. Webb Memorial Scholarship will provide a scholarship or scholarships to deserving and worthy students of up to $500. To be eligible a student must be a Virginia resident, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, be a rising sophomore at Southside Virginia Community College and a full-time student in the University Parallel Curriculum. Preference will be given to residents of Halifax County.

Florence Daniel Riepe Kalbacker Award

The Florence Daniel Riepe Kalbacker Leadership and Community Service Award was established by her loving family. It is presented annually to a Southside Virginia Community College student on the John H. Daniel Campus who embodies the ideals and human spirit for advancing the community as exemplified by Florence Daniel Riepe Kalbacker.

Guaranteed Academic Merit Awards (GAMA)

Students graduating from service area high schools with at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and GED graduates who pass the state exam with a minimum score of 2700, are eligible for the Guaranteed Academic Merit Awards (GAMA) from the SVCC Foundation, Inc. Non-renewable awards of up to $1,500 are guaranteed to first-time students who have completed the financial aid application process but do not receive at least $1,000 in need-based aid. Half-time or three-quarter time students receive prorated awards.

Honors Program/Honors Scholarship

The Honors Program was established in 1983 to challenge, stimulate and involve the superior student who has high academic standards and outstanding leadership potential. The program is designed for students enrolled in an Associate Degree curriculum.. Acceptance into the program is determined by the Honors Committee and is based on the following minimum requirements: (1) the student must be in the top 10 percent of his/her graduation class or have a 3.5 GPA or have an SAT score of 1100 or a comparable score on other standardized tests, (2) the student must have recommendations from three high school faculty members, (3) the student must complete an scholarship program application and a financial aid application, and (4) the student must have a personal interview with the Honors Committee. Students accepted into the program may be awarded a scholarship of up to $2,000 per year made available through the SVCC Foundation, Inc. All students accepted into the program will be given a new desktop computer. This scholarship is renewable if the student meets the high academic standards of the Honors Program.

All Honors Program participants will:
- Receive personal attention from a faculty member within your major area of interest.
- Have an opportunity to pursue a variety of honors courses, seminars and special projects.
- Be able to pursue individual interests and complete capstone projects which use and develop the critical skills needed for success in your field with the guidance of Honors faculty.
- Receive special notation indicating a College Honors Program graduate status will be found in your transcript

Misti Garner Dunn Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Established in memory of Misti Garner Dunn, a graduate of the Southside Virginia Community College Practical Nursing program, by her parents, the fund provides scholarships to eligible students to attend the SVCC Nursing Program. Preference is given to residents of Charlotte County who are attending the Practical Nursing Program.

PTK Scholarship

The Alpha Theta Upsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa provides two annual scholarships of $250 for two outstanding Phi Theta Kappa members on the John H. Daniel Campus. Only graduating members who have actively participated in chapter activities are eligible for the scholarships. Each applicant will have to write an essay and the winners will be determined by a panel of three faculty members.

Samuel Waverly Putney, Jr. and Grace Waring Putney Scholarship

The Samuel Waverly Putney, Jr., and Grace Waring Putney Scholarship is a renewable annual scholarship (up to $1,000) awarded to a student who meets the following criteria: a graduate of Prince Edward County High School with a minimum graduating GPA of 2.5, enrolls as a full-time student at Southside Virginia Community College in a pre-engineering program, meets the Virginia domicile requirements and has a demonstrated financial need.

Sergeant James F. Whitlow Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of James F. Whitlow, who served with the Kenbridge Police Department for over 30 years, by his daughter, Cassandra Whitlow Smith. Sergeant Whitlow was also a member of the National Police Bloodhound Association and served on the Governor's Drug Task Force. It provides a scholarship to an Administration of Justice student on the Christanna Campus who has completed 34 credit hours. Students from Lunenburg County are encouraged to apply.

Sheryl L. Stack Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established in honor of Sheryl Lyn Stack, a 1993 graduate of Southside Virginia Community College, to provide music scholarships for students attending the Christanna Campus of Southside Virginia Community College.