Reynolds Common Scholarship Application

***ATTENTION Our scholarship portal Community Force is having issues. It is a known issue for the 24-25 Off Cycle Application.   Once the issue is fixed you will be able to submit your application. Your patience is appreciated. ****

The Reynolds Scholarship program is funded by the J. Sargeant Reynolds Educational Foundation. The application window opens annually December 1 – March 1. You can begin by setting up your account in our application database Community Force.

Recipients that are awarded funding, will be notified via email in July before the start of the Fall semester.  The scholarships are awarded for the academic year and are divided between both the Fall and Spring semesters.  You must have a 2.0 GPA to apply. If awarded, a thank you letter is required to receive your award for the year.

In order to accurately and appropriately determine each student's financial need, it is beneficial for our office to know that you have completed your FASFA for the academic year.  If you need help with completing your FASFA, please visit Applying for Financial AidYour FASFA does not need to be completed in order for you to apply to for a scholarship.

Questions? Contact the Scholarship Office at 804-523-5084 or email

Top Tips for Scholarship Applicants 

Tip 1: Don’t rush through your essay questions in the application. 

The awarding process has changed. You will now be awarded on the scoring of your essay questions and Brag Box. Give these some thought and do a spelling and grammar check before submitting. Describing your goals and your need for financial assistance helps the Scholarship Committee learn about you and your unique circumstances. Tell us what sets you apart in the Brag Box or something that you have or are a part of. Just DO NOT leave that section unanswered.

Tip 2: Actually submit your application.

Working on your application and not submitting it is like leaving an important purchase in your shopping cart. Set aside some quiet time to work on, complete, and submit your application – in one setting, if possible. Many students complete their applications in less than an hour.

Tip 3: Reapply each year.

Just like with FAFSA, you must reapply for scholarship consideration each academic year. You will not receive an automatic renewal of scholarship funds from one year to the next.

Reynolds Scholarship Fund Descriptions

There are a variety of scholarships available through the Reynolds Community College Educational Foundation. Some are general while others are for specific programs of study or for students who live in a particular locality. All are awarded via the College's general scholarship application. Awards are only available for fall and spring semesters unless otherwise stated. Learn more about our available scholarships.

Student with Scholarship Donors

VFCCE-Walmart Workforce Certification Exam Scholarship

If you are required to sit for an industry certification test to receive licensure to meet specific job requirements as part of your Reynolds program, or post graduation requirements, you may be eligible for a reimbursement if you pass it. Through a partnership with Walmart and the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) we will reimburse students with a passing grade up to $200 on a first-come, first-served basis, upon meeting all application and reporting requirements. You must show proof of a passing grade for consideration. Students are not eligible for more than one award. Apply for the VFCCE-Walmart Workforce Certification Exam Scholarship.