Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program

This scholarship was established in 2006 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and to honor recipients of the annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. This year’s scholarship is in honor of Mr. Steven and Mrs. Reta Rodgers, generous donors and Laurel Ridge Community College’s recipient of the 2023 Leadership in Philanthropy award.

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage bright, deserving students to earn a college degree, to develop leadership skills, and to serve as ambassadors for Virginia’s Community Colleges. The scholarship will be awarded to students who meet the following criteria:

1. A graduating high school senior who will attend Laurel Ridge Community College for the first time in Fall 2023
2. Demonstrate academic excellence in high school. Preference is given to students with a 3.5 minimum GPA.
3. Be enrolled full-time in an associate degree program.

This award may be used for tuition, fees, textbooks, or other related educational expenses.

Short answer: “Please share with the committee why you chose Laurel Ridge Community College. What do you hope to achieve during your time at Laurel Ridge?”

  • 2015/16 Award- Morgan Phenix Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship
  • 2016/17 Award- Luray Caverns Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship
  • 2017/18 Award- The PATH Foundation Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship
  • 2018/19 Awards- In Honor of Kathy and Nick Nerangis & in Honor of Al and Dottie Whitt
  • 2019/20 Award- In Honor of the Jenkins Family
  • 2020/21 Award- In Honor of the Loeb Foundation
  • 2021/22 Award- In Honor of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
  • 2023/24 Award- In Honor of Mr. Steven and Mrs. Reta Rodgers

Donor
Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program
Award
Varies
Deadline
02/29/2024
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please share with the committee why you chose Laurel Ridge Community College. What do you hope to achieve during your time at LRCC?