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External Scholarships

As a Mary Baldwin College student, you can explore scholarships that are developed and funded by businesses, churches, and community organizations. The following list identifies a few dozen awards that specifically apply to our ADP students. You can also check out and for additional public and private scholarship opportunities.

  • Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program:  Sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, students who have a have an associate’s degree from a Virginia two-year public institution are eligible for this award of up to $1,000.
  • Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST): Local “chapter sponsored” scholarships range from $2,000 to $10,000.
  • National Presbyterian College Scholarship: As a college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), full-time Mary Baldwin College students are eligible for scholarships ranging from $250 to $1,500. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Community-Based Awards: Community foundations often offer scholarships. Check for opportunities in your area.
    • Arlington Community Foundation
    • Bedford Community Health Foundation
    • Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County
    • Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge
    • Community Foundation of the Dan River Region
    • Community Foundation of the New River Valley
    • Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region, Inc.
    • Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc.
    • Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia
    • Executive Women International – Hampton Roads Chapter
    • Executive Women International – Richmond Chapter
    • Foundation for Roanoke Valley, Inc.
    • Hampton Roads Community Foundation
    • Martinsville Area Community Foundation
    • Northern Virginia Community Foundation
    • Northern Piedmont Community Foundation
    • Shenandoah Community Foundation
    • VSCPA Educational Foundation Scholarships
  • Dupont Community Credit Union: In addition to scholarships for high school seniors, Dupont offers a $1,000 award annually to an adult undergraduate in its Shenandoah Valley service area.
  • Virginia Credit Union: Offers scholarships each year of up to $2,500 for undergraduate students of any age. The undergraduate must set up a VACU account six months prior to applying for the scholarship and must be taking at least 9 credit hours.
  • Virginia Women in Public Finance: The non-profit, educational, and professional networking organization for women in the public finance industry offers scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 for up to five recipients annually.
  • External study abroad scholarships are also available. Visit the study abroad aid page maintained by the Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement.