Who should apply for a Reynolds scholarship?
Any student currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program (i.e., not undecided or non-curricular) who has a 2.0 cumulative GPA is encouraged to apply for a Reynolds scholarship. You need only complete one Reynolds common scholarship application. If you complete your scholarship application packet by the deadline, you will automatically be considered for all scholarships where you meet the eligibility requirements. This means you do not have to apply for specific scholarships. First, individuals must be currently enrolled at Reynolds Community College or have applied for admission. The standard scholarship application form is required for ALL scholarships. You need only fill out this form once, even if you wish to be considered for several different Reynolds scholarships. *Please see the full list of available scholarships for exceptions, as well as for additional scholarship criteria information - click here.

Am I still eligible for a Reynolds scholarship even if I don't qualify for financial aid?

Absolutely. Not all Reynolds scholarships are need-based. There are a number of scholarships that are open to anyone. Others are set up to reward academic excellence or to provide support for students studying in particular areas. Reynolds scholarships are funded by individuals, community groups, corporations and charitable foundations and are awarded to Reynolds' students on a competitive basis.

How do I know which Reynolds scholarships I should apply for?
To review the types of scholarships available through Reynolds, see our list of Reynolds scholarships. Again, students need only complete the standard application to automatically be considered for all the scholarships in which the eligibility requirements are met.

What are the conditions regarding the use of Reynolds scholarship awards?
Scholarship funds may be used only for tuition, books, and supplies required for courses taken at Reynolds during the academic year of the award and/or as specified on the Notification Acceptance Form signed by recipients of the scholarship. Scholarship funds not used before June 30 will be returned to the account to be used by future recipients.

How do I apply for Reynolds scholarships?
The application process includes several parts:

• Application for Admission to Reynolds (if you have not already applied or are not currently attending)

•The standard scholarship application form is required for all scholarships. You only need to fill out this form once, even if you are applying for several Reynolds scholarships.

• In order for your application to be considered, the online application must be submitted on time by the March 1 deadline. Please remember that Reynolds scholarships are handled separately from financial aid and private scholarships.

When is the deadline to apply for Reynolds scholarships?
The deadline to apply for scholarships is March 1 of each calendar year. The online application will be made available online starting December 1 and will close on March 1.

How long will my scholarship application remain active?
All completed applications will remain current for one year. Both award recipients and those who do not receive an award will be considered again the following semester if there are funds available. Applications will automatically expire at the end of each academic year. After your application has expired, you may reapply for scholarships but you must complete another application and secure another letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation may be from the same person but it must be a current letter.

How are recipients selected and notified?
Recipients of Reynolds scholarships will be notified of their award by the Scholarship Office via the email address that is listed on your application. Students who apply for but do not receive a Reynolds scholarship may still be eligible for loans or grants from federal, state and local sources. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information regarding loans and/or grants at finaid@reynolds.edu.

If I receive a Reynolds scholarship, how will the funds be disbursed?

You must be registered in order for the funds to  be awarded and placed on your account.  Students may charge  books against their account, if there is enough aid to cover your tuition and fees.   Students wishing to be reimbursed for other acceptable expenditures (as allowed by their specific scholarship agreement) must submit receipts to the Scholarship Office within the specified time frame.

When charging books at the bookstore, this must be done within the first few weeks of the semester. You may charge books on the date given by the Bookstore but not before and, only if you have enough aid remaining to cover your tuition and fees. If you wish to purchase books before this time and/or after this time, you must pay for them and submit your receipts to the Scholarship Office for reimbursement. It normally takes 7-14 days to receive your reimbursement.

What expenses will be covered by a Reynolds scholarship?
Reynolds scholarships typically cover books, tuition and fees. Other acceptable expenses are outlined in the Notification of Acceptance agreement and are listed immediately after the award amount. Any expenses other than those specifically outlined in the agreement are subject to approval. Please contact the Scholarship Office at (804) 523-5084 if you have specific questions about acceptable expenses.

If selected, what else should I know before accepting a scholarship?

Communication with donors, the people who make our scholarship program possible, is very important.  A letter of thanks is required from the student to the donor who assisted with their funding.  The use of scholarship recipients' names and photographs may be used for promotional purposes for college recruitment and fund raising activities. By accepting this scholarship, you agree to the use of your name and photograph as a scholarship recipient for promotional and fund raising activities. If there are special circumstances related to the release of information please contact the scholarship office prior to accepting your award. Students who do not respond to emails, zoom calls and in person meetings to assist the Scholarship Office for donor requests, will risk having their scholarship awards revoked at any time.

Who can I contact if I have a question about a Reynolds scholarship?
The Scholarship Office is located in Suite 200 of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus (adjacent to Burnette Hall). Contact us by phone at (804) 523-5084, by email at scholarships@reynolds.edu.