GRASP will award scholarships to selected applicants for $1,000 for their first year of community college. Scholarships may be renewed for a second year of the recipients' program.
Eligible scholarship recipients will enroll at a Virginia Community College to either complete a career certificate or with the intent to transfer to a Virginia four-year public or private institution through a Virginia Guaranteed Admission Agreement.
STUDENTS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY:
A) Have met with the high school GRASP advisor to establish a post-secondary plan
B) Possess at least a 2.0 cumulative high school grade point average
C) Will graduate from high school spring of 2020
D) Have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
E) Have financial need (EFC of $12,000 or less) as determined by the FAFSA
F) Plan to enroll at a Virginia Community College to either complete a career certificate or with the intent to transfer to a Virginia four-year public or private institution through Virginia's Guaranteed Admission Agreement. Information about both Guaranteed Admission and the Transfer Grant can be found at: www.vccs.edu/students/transfers. Information and a list of Industry Credentials can be found at: www.vccs.edu/industry-credentials.
FOUR APPLICATION PARTS
A) The School Certification signed by a school official certifying cumulative GPA.
B) A GRASP scholarship application, including essay.
C) A complete copy of the FAFSA entire Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR can be reprinted by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov.
D) Selection of community college AND 4-year school you intend to transfer to on the College Selection Form OR Indicate the Career Certificate you intend to earn.