Lord Fairfax Community College Educational Foundation scholarships have been established by generous individuals and organizations in our community who believe in our students and want to help them achieve the dream of a college education or workforce credential.
LFCC students are encouraged to apply for LFCC Foundation scholarships each year. Please watch the short video above for more information, and below are some answers to frequently asked questions.
What is the deadline to apply for 2021-2022 scholarships?
The application will open January 11, 2021. Although April 5, 2021 is the deadline to apply for the first round of awarding, the application remains open all year. We encourage students to apply as soon as possible during the summer and fall, because there will be additional rounds of awarding, and new scholarships may be added. You must apply online at: https://lfcc.academicworks.com. Through this one application, you will be automatically matched with every scholarship that you are eligible for.
If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
What types of scholarships are available?
There are many different types of scholarship available. Examples include:
▪ County of residency
▪ Academic program (ex. accounting, nursing, engineering)
▪ Academic merit
▪ Financial need
▪ Service to the community
▪ Part-time students
▪ Fine & performing artists
▪ Single parents
▪ Many more!
I don’t qualify for financial aid, should I still apply?
Absolutely! Some scholarships are based on financial need, others are not. Therefore, do not assume you are not eligible for a scholarship!
In addition, there are several scholarships awarded to students who can demonstrate financial need, but may or may not qualify for financial aid.
How will I know which scholarships I should apply for?
When you fill out the general scholarship application, the system will notify you of any specific scholarships you may qualify to apply for.
I am not able to file a FAFSA, can I still apply?
Yes, you will remain eligible for some scholarships. We encourage you to apply! You may also contact the Financial Aid office to explain your circumstances.
I am receiving a Pell grant, can I still apply for other scholarships?
Yes, you are eligible for some scholarships and we encourage you to apply.
Am I a qualified student?
Qualified LFCC students are those whose official school of record is LFCC. If you are attending LFCC through a consortium agreement with another school, you are not eligible to apply for LFCC Educational Foundation scholarships. Please contact the school from which you are receiving your financial aid award for information about its scholarship opportunities.
Any qualified student currently enrolled or who will enroll in a minimum of 6 credits for the upcoming academic semester at LFCC with a minimum 2.0 GPA is encouraged to apply for a scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded to students who meet the criteria of the specific scholarship.
Share Your Scholarship Posting
Want to share your scholarship posting with LFCC students? Click here to send a message via our general contact form (be sure to select “Scholarships” for your inquiry).