Areas of service…

1. Emergency Student Aid

Emergency Funds are provided to recession impacted students to help purchase books or other supplies, thus enabling students to graduate from college. Applicants must fill out Emergency Student Aid Application.

2. Momentum Scholarship Award

Through its Momentum Scholarships, VHEF encourages students who have experienced challenging life conditions to push past obstacles and achieve success in higher education. 20 students who reside in Virginia will be awarded $1000 annually. Applicants must complete the Virginia Higher Education Fund application with specific emphasis on page 1, personal statement and essay about your life. Award recipients who have been homeless will also receive luggage.

3. Mentoring

Through mentoring, students develop a special relationship with a non-parental adult. Research has demonstrated the impact of mentoring programs in enhancing the academic and social integration of “at risk” students, thus increasing college completion rates.