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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 www.fastweb.com and www.scholarships.com 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.
  • The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship: For students at least 25 years of age or older OR who have taken an extended absence from school. To qualify for this scholarship, you must reside in either Canada or the U.S. and be attending an accredited institution in one of these countries. You do not need to be enrolled in a continuing education program in order to be eligible. 
  • 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.