Want to go back to college but wondering how you’ll afford it? The Charlottesville Scholarship Program could help you with your spring semester class costs, but you’ll need to get your scholarship application in by Oct. 1.
If you’re a Charlottesville resident and a graduate of Charlottesville City Schools — or a City of Charlottesville employee — and are 25 years old or more, you could have a second chance at earning college credit, part time or full time. The Charlottesville Scholarship Program website has the details and application forms, and you can learn more about the adults who earned scholarships in our last adult enrollment period. Charlottesville High School seniors and adults may apply by March 1 each year for the next fall semester.
Charlottesville City Council created an endowment in 2001 for the Charlottesville Scholarship Program to help low- and moderate-income graduates of our city schools and city employees reach their higher-education goals. City Council recognized 10 years ago that a high school diploma might not be enough for many of our citizens to live in economic security. That, sadly, is more true now than ever. Charlottesville Promise scholarships also can be renewed, continuing to help adults in the workforce return to school.