Supporting our students and enriching our community since 2001



Fulfilling Our Community's Promise

The CSP Board of Directors appoints a selection committee whose members carefully review each application completed and submitted by the March 1st deadline. 


The committee looks for students whose applications demonstrate both the ability and the sincere desire to succeed in a technical certification program or 2- or 4-year undergraduate educational institution.


Successful applicants show evidence of:

*Financial Need*

*Academic Success, including challenging courses, honors, and strong grades*

*Employment Success*

*Clear Goal Setting*

*Strong Written Language Skills*

*Persistence in the Face of Challenging Circumstances*


In a typical year, CSP awards 10 new, renewable Charlottesville Promise scholarships.


1 student each year is designated as the Preston Coiner Scholar.  If the current Preston Coiner Scholar's award is renewed, no new award will be given.

Evaluation Criteria