FREDERICKSBURG – The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region offers over

$170,000 in scholarships to area high school graduating seniors on behalf of our generous donors. Students are invited to submit one application to be matched with more than 50 scholarships through the foundation’s online application portal at All application materials, including recommendations and transcripts, must be submitted before 5 PM on Friday, February 16, 2024. We believe that investing in education for young people in the area is a powerful investment in our community’s future.

Scholarship opportunities are available to local high school seniors that plan to attend a 4-year or 2-year university or college, vocational school or career technical school next school year. Students attending high school in Caroline, Fredericksburg, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford may apply. Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria: some support a specific county or school, some are for athletes or musicians, and others are for students in need or pursuing a particular field of study. The online application system helps students navigate diverse opportunities and students may apply for multiple scholarships.

The Community Foundation has expanded programing to be more inclusive and responsive to our donors by offering flexible scholarships year-round. Scholarships will be offered on a rolling basis to students currently enrolled or planning to enroll at Germanna Community College through the Schmidt Construction Trade Fund and the Randy and Tina Harris Family Scholarship Fund. Financial aid will be considered for both funds.

For questions regarding the foundation’s scholarship opportunities, please contact [email protected] or call 540.373.9292×124.