The college is holding CCAP scholarship information sessions
ROANOKE – More than 600 students are attending Virginia Western Community College tuition-free this fall, thanks to the private-public community partnership that funds the Community College Access Program (CCAP).
Since 2008, public localities and private donors have united in support of CCAP, which is the largest “free college” program at a Virginia community college. CCAP provides up to two years of tuition for recent high school graduates who meet program requirements, as funding allows. More than 4,200 Roanoke Valley students have participated in the program as of fall 2023.
“We are so excited to celebrate CCAP’s 15th anniversary this fall. What began with a ‘What if?’ has truly grown into a communitywide commitment to making college possible,” said Deborah L. Petrine, chair of the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation, a nonprofit affiliated with Virginia Western Community College that administers the program.
Roanoke region high school seniors may apply for the fall 2024 CCAP scholarship now through Feb. 1, 2024, at virginiawestern.edu/ccap. Applicants must also apply to Virginia Western and complete the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) by the same date.
Those interested in learning more about CCAP are invited to attend upcoming in-person and Zoom information sessions. Drop-in sessions are scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2023, and Jan. 17, 2024, at the Roanoke EnVision Center, 2607 Salem Turnpike N.W. in Roanoke. No advance registration is required for the drop-in sessions.
To see a schedule of Zoom information sessions, which require advance registration, visit virginiawestern.edu/CCAP.
To stay up-to-date on important CCAP application deadlines, financial aid workshops and more, sign up for text alerts by texting “CCAP2024” to 877-235-2279. (Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help; message and data rates apply.)
SALEM CCAP SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Hannah Ahlers, Christopher Christley, Rosemary Cuddy, Isaias Delacruz, Jennifer Diaz, Bari Elmore, Madison Foutz, Micyle Gentry, Megan Gunnell, Jocelynn Harlow, Madison Hickerson, Hailey Johnson, Zachory Kroll, Selyin Lainez-Gamez, Carter Logan, Noah Lucas, Rayna Luz, Anna Mayo, Dakota McGlothlin, Leslie Mohler, Alexis Morris, Joshua Moulse, Aaliyah Nicholson, Mary Grace Passmore, Krish Patel, Sydney Price, Elvin Ramos, Steven Richardson, Soren Roberts, Diego Rondon Vieras, Xavier St. Amour, Sharan Thomas and Conner Williams
Taylor Arons, Hunter Bayne, Emma Blevins, Otoniel Bobe Cummings, James Convery, Isabella De Lieto, Thomas Delby, Ayden Fesperman, Alexandria Folden, Sarah Jones, Joshua Kiser, Sean Laughlin, Anesline Lumile, Owen Mossor, Catherine Pugh, Andrew Puthenpurackal, Vance Richards, Elena Sable, Collin Scaggs, Harrison Smith, Connor Weeks, Alyssa Winters and Addison Wolfe
Malak Altawel, Zachary DeSouto, Josie Phillips
-The Salem Times-Register