Wythe-Bland Foundation Scholarship Program


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Wythe-Bland Foundation Scholarship Program
Wytheville Community College

In 2007 the Wythe-Bland Foundation and Wytheville Community College created the Wythe-Bland Foundation Scholarship.  The scholarship provides full tuition and fees for all qualified residents who graduate from Wythe and Bland County area high schools as a "last dollar" scholarship. This scholarship is awarded after all other scholarships, financial aid, and grants are awarded if needed. 

The scholarship covers 5 of 6 semesters at Wytheville Community College immediately starting after high school graduation.

Important Links for the 2024 Graduating High School Seniors Class

Letter to current 2024 Wythe or Bland County High School Seniors

2024 Wythe or Bland County High School Graduates Checklist


Important Links for current recipients of the Wythe-Bland Foundation Scholarship

Approved Non-Profit Volunteer Agency List

**Above link will direct you to this PDF**

Instructions for Completing Volunteer Service Hours

Submit an online "Volunteer Waiver of Responsibility" form for the Spring 2024 Semester


Spring 2024 semester is the last qualifying semester for 2022 High School Graduates.

2023 High School Graduates Eligibility Dates:

Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Spring 2025

2024 High School Graduates Eligibility Dates:

Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Spring 2025, Summer 2025, Fall 2025, and Spring 2026


Some courses are part of the "IncludED Course Fees" program and the Wythe-Bland Foundation Scholarship will not cover these fees because they are considered textbook fees. These fees are automatically added to your course materials and tuition upon registration of certain courses. You will be responsible for payment of these fees through your student account.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Recipients must have attended a public or private high school in Wythe or Bland County for at least their junior and senior years. Students must graduate from:
    •  Bland County High School
    • Fort Chiswell High School
    • George Wythe High School
    • Rural Retreat High School
    • Private schools in Wythe or Bland County
    • Homeschool or GED
      • Homeschool students who meet WCC entrance requirements are eligible provided they satisfy the other eligibility requirements
      • Students who complete a GED by the graduation date of their original graduating class are eligible for the program provided they satisfy the other eligibility requirements
  • Provide proof of residency in Wythe or Bland County for at least the two years prior to graduation (tax receipts, bills with dates, etc.)
  • Must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency

Applying for the Wythe-Bland Foundation Scholarship

  • Complete an Application for Admission to Wytheville Community College
  • Provide an official high school transcript
  • Complete a 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and have a completed financial aid file
    • The 2024-2025 FAFSA is not yet available. Please continue to check the FAFSA website for updates
  • If you are attending summer 2024, please complete a 2023-2024 FAFSA
  • Apply for scholarships or grants offered through Wytheville Community College
  • Enroll in a degree/diploma/certificate or approved non-credit Workforce Development short-term training program.

Remaining Eligible for the Wythe-Bland Foundation Scholarship

  • Complete 40 hours (at least 20 hours during the first semester enrolled and completion of remaining hours during the second semester) total of volunteer service with an approved agency by the end of the first year of receiving an award from the program
  • Achieve a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) by the end of the first year (two semesters)
  • Complete 67% of all classes to continue receiving the grant for the second year
  • Complete a Volunteer Waiver of Responsibility form for both semesters you are required to volunteer, unless you complete your volunteer hours in one semester
  • Complete 40 hours total volunteer hours in the first two semesters which the scholarship is received

Scholarship Contact

Amanda Pauley
Scholarship Program Manager
Smyth Hall, room 146