DSLCC Educational Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship applicants must have maintained a satisfactory grade point average (GPA) in order to be considered for an award. Minimum GPA requirements vary an, in most cases, are set by the donor. Unless noted below, the scholarship requires a 2.75 GPA

Additional information regarding specific requirements for each scholarship may be obtained by contacting the DSLCC Educational Foundation office on the Clifton Forge campus at 540-863-2835.

Advanced Manufacturing/Wind Turbine Service Technology Dual Enrollment Scholarship – Offered to graduating high school seniors who have completed one of the following dual enrollment classes that are transferrable to one of the above DSLCC programs: English, Technical Math 1, Pre-Calculus, and/or Calculus  AND have enrolled in either of the above programs. Five, $100 awards will be given for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Advanced Manufacturing/Wind Turbine Service – Be a graduating senior from a high school in the College’s service area OR have completed at least 50% of the requirements for the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Advanced Manufacturing and Packaging Technology or Wind Turbine Service Technology. Must be a full time student.

Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce Annual Scholarship — Established by the chamber in 2004 to assist with tuition/book expenses for a graduating senior from Alleghany or Covington High School who resides in the Alleghany Highlands and has made DSLCC their college of choice. (recipient) (back to list)

Bank of Botetourt H. Watts Steger, III Scholarship — Established in 2004 to assist deserving students from James River, Lord Botetourt, Northside, Parry McCluer, or Rockbridge County High Schools, this scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has made DSLCC their college of choice and intends to pursue a degree in either business or the fine arts. (recipient) (back to list)

BARC Electric Co-Op Scholarship — Established in 1999 by the BARC Electric Cooperative to assist a graduating senior from the DSLCC service area who is pursuing a math or science curriculum. (recipient) (back to list)

Barry Hillsman Forestry Scholarship — Established by Mr. & Mrs. John D. Hillsman in memory of their son who was a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and was a student in the DSLCC forestry program. (recipient) (back to list)

Betsy P. Saville Memorial Nursing Scholarship — Established by Mrs. Saville's husband, Leon; daughter, Kathy; and by Dr. & Mrs. Williams J. Ellis, in memory of Mrs. Saville, a caring person who was devoted to the nursing profession. Awarded to a first or second-year DSLCC nursing student. (recipient) (back to list)

Betty Andrews Memorial Nursing Scholarship — Established by the late Arch Bennett in memory of his dear friend, who demonstrated a dedication to and love for others all her life, this scholarship is awarded to a first or second-year DSLCC nursing student. (recipient) (back to list)

Bridging the Gap – College to the Community – Internship Scholarship — Established by a gift from Judy Cunningham Dotson made in memory of her father, Ralph Linwood Cunningham, the scholarship will help provide current DSLCC students (at the time of application) who have completed at least one-half of their curriculum requirements at DSLCC with the opportunity to seek hands-on learning experiences. 3.0 GPA required. (recipient) (back to list)

Bubbles, Bands, & Brunch Scholarships for Continuing Students — Funded from proceeds from the bi-annual "Bubbles, Bands & Brunch" fundraisers, these scholarships were established by the DSLCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors to assist student who have completed at least one full year ( min. 24/max. 45 credit hours) at DSLCC and intend to continue studies at DSLCC as a full time student. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. (recipient) (back to list)

Caperton Book Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students — Established by Williams and Nancy Caperton to provide assistance to an adult residing in Alleghany county of the City of Covington who chose not to pursue post-secondary education immediately after high school graduation, but now wishes to enroll in college to gain marketable job skills, facilitate their career advancement or successfully change career paths. Requires student to have successfully completed at least 25% of the credits needed for the certificate or associate degree program in which he/she is enrolled. Requires high school diploma or GED certificate. (recipient) (back to list)

Carolyn B. Nettleton Scholarships for Business — Established through a gift from the Nettleton Foundation in memory of Miss Nettleton, an astute business woman who was a vital force in the Covington community for many years. The co-owner and manager of Nettleton, Inc., she served as the acting City Manager for the City of Covington in 1974. She was the first woman to be named Virginia Retailer of the Year, to be elected President of the Virginia Building Materials Association and to serve on a local bank board of directors. Awarded to qualified DSLCC students enrolled in a transfer, associate degree or certificate business curriculum. (recipient) (back to list)

Carter Scholarships – Established by a bequest from Marjorie Carter McCarthy of Covington in memory of her sister, Mary Lee Carter Hubbard Raeburn Carter Stull and Margaret Carter Hepler and herself, the Carter Scholarships are available to Alleghany, Bath, and Covington High School graduates who make DSLCC their college of choice. A native of Alleghany County, Mrs. McCarthy was a 1925 graduate of Covington High School. She taught French, English and history at Millboro High School in Bath County for seven years. (recipient) (back to list)

Central High School Lucy Gleason Memorial Scholarship – Miss Gleason, a graduate of Clifton Forge High School, taught for forty-six years in the Alleghany County School system, including thirty-two at Central School and five at Alleghany High School. Donations to the scholarship fund have been made by family members, friends, and former students and classes to honor the impact "Miss Lucy" had on their lives. Recipient must be pursuing a career in education. (recipient) back to (list)

Christopher Baker Memorial Scholarship – Established by Rodney and Doris Withrow-Baker through contributions from family and friends after Christopher died from injuries related to an automobile accident on January 9, 2013. A native of Alleghany County, Christopher was a member of Granbery United Methodist Church. A 2010 graduate of Alleghany High School, he attended DSLCC for two years and completed one semester at New River Community College. Chris played soccer for AHS and the Alleghany Highlands Youth Soccer Association. He earned his Eagle Scout Award while a member of Troop 31 BSA. (recipient) (back to list)

Colin P. Ferguson Honorary Scholarship — Established by Dr. John Grimes, a Clifton Forge native, to honor Mr. Ferguson, a former teacher and coach, for his guidance and commitment to young people and his belief in the importance of education. Awarded to a Clifton Forge resident who is a graduating senior at Alleghany High School. Minimum 2.0 GPA required. Separate application available from the Educational Foundation Office, room 104, Backels Hall.(recipient) (back to list)

Covington Hot Springs Rotary Club Scholarship — Established by the club as a way to continue the Covington Hot Springs Rotary's support and promotion of youth in the Alleghany Highlands. It is Awarded to a graduating senior from Alleghany, Bath, or Covington High School. (recipient) (back to list)

Curtis A. Smith, 116 Infantry, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1033 Scholarship — Established by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1033, this scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Alleghany and Covington High Schools who makes DSLCC their college of choice. Separate application available from Foundation Office, room 104, Backels Hall (recipient) (back to list)

Dabney S. Lancaster Memorial Scholarship — Established by the family of Dr. Dabney S. Lancaster, a long-time educator who served as the Virginia State Superintendent of Public Instruction, was President of Longwood College, Chairman of the state Council of Higher Education, and for whom DSLCC is named. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from the DSLCC service area. (recipient) (back to list)

David and Karyn Warren Scholarship in honor of Dr. amd Mrs. Thomas N. Warren Scholarship — Established by his wife, Jean Warren and friends and family, this scholarship honors the life and memory of Dr. Thomas N. Warren in recognition of his service as Head of pathology at Alleghany Regional Hospital and as Chairman of the DSLCC Local Board of Advisors. (recipient) (back to list)

Dorothy Ayers Memorial Nursing Scholarship — Established by her husband and children to honor Mrs. Ayer's memory and her love of learning, this scholarship is awarded to a first or second-year DSLCC nursing student. A life-long resident of Alleghany County, Mrs. Ayers considered continuing education to be of the utmost importance. (recipient) (back to list)

DSLCC Administration of Justice Book Scholarship — The DSLCC ADJ Club funds two book scholarships each spring and fall, which are funded by proceeds from the club's annual golf tournament. Recipients must be members in good standing in the DSLCC ADJ program and active in the DSLCC ADJ Club. Separate application available from Foundation Office, room 104, Backels Hall or online. (recipient) (back to list)

DSLCC Board of Directors Scholarship — Established by and funded through yearly personal contributions by the DSLCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduating senior from the College's service area. Minimum 3.5 GPA required. (recipient) (back to list)

DSLCC Honors Scholarship — Established the Educational Foundation, the Honors Scholarship is a two-year scholarship providing tuition/book assistance to exceptional graduates from high schools in the College's service area. Minimum 3.5 GPA required.(recipient) (back to list)

DSLCC Practical Nursing Scholarship — Applicants must have been admitted to DSLCC and accepted into the DSLCC Practical Nursing Program housed at the Rockbridge Regional Center in Buena Vista by July 1. Requires high school diploma or GED. Must have successfully completed the Nursing Entrance Exam.Separate application available from Foundation Office, room 104, Backels Hall or online. (recipients) (back to list)

Durvin Family Scholarship for Nurses — Established by Benjamin H. Durvin, Jr. in honor and in memory of the Durvin family of Clifton Forge who strongly believe in the great importance of the nursing profession, this scholarship is awarded to a first or second-year DSLCC nursing program. (recipient) (back to list)

Edward Pennell Brooks OCC Scholarship — Established in 1988 by the late E. Pennell Brooks of Bath County. Mr. Brooks was a Vice President with Sears Roebuck and a Dean of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Industrial Management, in honor of a group of long-time friends. Awarded to a graduating senior from the DSLCC service area; however, preference is given to graduates of Bath County High School. (recipient) (back to list)

Elizabeth Cook Memorial Scholarships — Established by Lillian Braun of Harrisonburg, VA, in honor and memory of her sister, a long-time resident of Alleghany County, to provide assistance for students who are residents of the DSLCC service area. May be awarded to graduating high school seniors, continuing DSLCC students, nursing students or non-traditional students. (recipient) (back to list)

Elizabeth Cook Memorial Scholarship for Continuing Students — Established by Lillian Braun of Harrisonburg, VA, in honor and memory of her sister, a long-time resident of Alleghany County, to provide assistance for students who have completed at least one full year (24 credit hours) at DSLCC and intend to continue studies at DSLCC as a full time student. (recipient) (back to list)

Elizabeth Cook Memorial Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students — Established by Lillian Braun of Harrisonburg, VA, in honor and memory of her sister, a long-time resident of Alleghany County, to provide assistance to an adult residing in the DSLCC service area who chose not to pursue post-secondary education immediately after high school graduation, but now wishes to enroll in college to gain marketable job skills, facilitate their career advancement or successfully change career paths. Requires high school diploma or GED certificate. (recipient) (back to list)

Ethel Mae Grimes Dorsey Memorial Nursing Scholarship — Established by family and friends in memory of Mrs. Dorsey, a dedicated, hardworking, and caring person who was devoted to the nursing profession, this scholarship may be awarded to a graduating high school senior from the DSLCC service area or to a first or second-year nursing student. (recipient) (back to list)

Ferguson-Proffit Nursing Scholarships — Established in memory of her parents, Eunice Ferguson Proffit and Melvin F. Proffit by  Donna Vaughn and family, this scholarship provides assistance to graduating seniors from Alleghany and James River High Schools who intend to pursue a career in nursing at DSLCC. (recipient) (back to list)

First Citizens Bank Small Business/Entrepreneurial Scholarship – Established by First Citizens Bank, this scholarship provides assistance to persons seeking small buisness/entrepreneurial training. Applicants may be planning to start a new business or already engaged in a small business. (recipient) (back to list)

First National Bank Scholarship -The First National Bank Scholarship was established to assist students from the bank's service are who wish to pursue post-secondary education at DSLCC.  The scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors from Alleghany and Bath County, Covington, Greenbrier East or Greenbrier West High Schools, continuing students who have completed at least 24 hours of study at DSLCC, or non-traditional students who did not attain a degree immediately following high school.(back to list)

Frank and Charlotte Williamson Annual Scholarship – The Frank and Charlotte Williamson Annual Scholarship was established by the Williamsons in recognition of the DSLCC Educational Foundation’s mission to “Build Lives…Build Futures…Build Hope” for area residents. Avid supporters of education, Mr. and Mrs. Williamson understand the importance of post-secondary education and its ability to change lives and communities. Mr. Williamson was a professor in the DSLCC Business department for more than 30 years. (2013 recipient) (back to list)

George N. Chucker & Edith Raab-Chucker Scholarship — Honors the memory of Dr. George Chucker, a beloved Highland's physician and long-time Educational Foundation board member and former President, and his wife, Edith Raab-Chucker. After several years in the nursing profession,  Mrs. Chucker continued her education to become a certified nurse anesthetist. Instrumental in establishing a school for nurse anesthetists in Clifton Forge and Covington. Awarded to either a graduating high school senior planning to enroll in the DSLCC nursing program or a current DSLCC nursing student. (recipient) (back to list)

Harry & Virginia Walton Memorial Scholarship — Established by the Walton's five daughters as a tribute to their parents' love of education and the Alleghany Highlands, this scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in either the DSLCC nursing program or in one of the physical sciences. Renowned for his commitment to Alleghany County through his service on the Alleghany County board of Supervisors, School Board, the DSLCC Local Board, and the Fifth Planning District, Mr. Walton also was the recipient of the Medallion of Merit Award presented by DSLCC to local citizens who have made significant contributions to the betterment of life in a community served by the college. A nurse for many years, Mrs. Walton joined her husband in community service through her participation on the District Home Board and the Regional League of Older Americans. (recipient) (back to list)

Helen F. Dickson Scholarships — Established by a bequest from the estate of Helen Dickson, a native and long-time resident of Alleghany County. Miss Dickson encouraged young people to continue their educations after high school, emphasizing that it would broaden their perspectives, enhance their life opportunities, and improve the quality of live for future generations. Awarded to a graduating senor from Alleghany and/or Covington High Schools who has made DSLCC their college of choice. (recipient) (back to list)

Highlands Community Bank Annual Scholarship — Established by the bank to assist graduating seniors from Alleghany, Bath County or Covington High School with tuition/book expenses at DSLCC. Applicants must be pursuing a career in business. (recipient) (back to list)

Jesse A. Wright Memorial Scholarship – Established by Mr. Wright's wife, Clara; his son and daughter-in-law, Calvin and Anne Wright; and by his nephew, Dr. Courtney Persinger of Cincinnati, in memory of Mr. Wright, a native of Alleghany County. Mr. Wright grew up on Potts Creek and founded Covington Motor Company. He strongly believed in providing opportunities for young people, especially through education.

Josh Patterson Forestry Scholarship — Established by family and friends in memory of Josh, who died in 1196 after a bicycle accident. Josh's goal was to graduate from the DSLCC forestry program. Separate application available in Foundation office, room 104, Backels Hall. (recipient) (back to list)

Judy M. Deeds Memorial Nursing Scholarship — Established by friends and fellow members of the Appalachian Forest Management Group in memory of Mrs. Deeds, a life-long resident of Bath County. A graduate of the DLSCC Nursing program and Radford University, Deeds spent most of her nursing career working as an RN for Bath County Community Hospital. She also worked at the Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington. Awarded to a first or second-year nursing student residing in the College's service area. (recipient) (back to list)

Julia Edmunds Scholarship — Established in memory of Dr. "Julie," a beloved Clifton Forge pediatrician, by her husband, Dr. Mead Edmunds and friend, Mrs. Josephine Dellinger and awarded to a first-year DSLCC nursing student or a graduating senior from a DSLCC service-area high school who intends to pursue nursing as a career. (recipient) (back to list)

Katherine V.H. Perret & Horace E. Perret — Gentil Scholarship-Established by a bequest from the estate of Katherine V.H. Perret, a graduate of Clifton forge High school who taught physics and astronomy at Randolph Macon Womans College and at Douglass College. Awarded to a graduating senior from the DSLCC service area who plans to attend DSLCC and who aspires to become a teacher of science or mathematics. (recipient) (back to list)

Kay Reynolds Ray Memorial Scholarship — Established to provide assistance for an adult residing in the DSLCC service area who chose not to pursue post-secondary education immediately after high school graduation, but now wishes to enroll in college to gain marketable job skills, facilitate their career advancement or successfully change career paths. In addition to contributions from family and friends, the scholarship is funded by proceeds from the annual Kay Ray Memorial Golf Tournament sponsored by cliff view Golf Club. Preference given to applicants from Alleghany County and the City of Covington. Requires high school diploma or GED certificate. (recipient) (back to list)

L. Paul Wiggins Memorial Scholarship — Established by Mr. Tom Wiggins, a retired DSLCC guidance counselor, and his wife in memory of their son who died in a boating accident near Anchorage, Alaska in 1998, this scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from the DSLCC service area. (recipient) (back to list)

Lewis Gale Hospital – Alleghany Nursing Scholarship — Established by Alleghany Regional Hospital, this scholarship normally is awarded to a second-year DSLCC nursing student who is a resident of Alleghany County of the City of Covington. The recipient must agree to accept employment, if offered, at ARH for at least one year following graduation from the DSLCC nursing program. 3.5 GPA required. (recipient) (back to list)

LIFT Scholarship — Established by a bequest to the Educational Foundation from the estate of Mrs. Cornelia Long. Awarded to a graduating senior from the DSLCC service area. (recipient) (back to list)

Linda Rose Scholarship — Established by the DSLCC Classified Staff Standing Committee in memory of Linda Kenney Rose, a former DSLCC employee, this scholarship is awarded to DSLCC part-time students who are employed a minimum of 20 hours per week. Must have completed at least 6 credit hours at DSLCC prior to submission of application. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. (recipient) (back to list)

Lois W. Morgan Nursing Scholarship — Established by a bequest from the estate of Lonnie H. Morgan, Jr., in honor of Mrs. Morgan's many years of dedication and devotion to the nursing profesion. Mrs. Morgan was a retired nurse with 34 years of service with the C&O Hospital, Emmett Memorial Hospital, and Alleghany Regional Hospital. Awarded to a first or second-year DSLCC nursing student. (recipient) (back to list)

Lumos Networks Scholarship — Orginially named for and funded by nTelos Communications Foundation, the scholarship is now named for Lumos Networks and provides assistance to a graduating senior from the company's service area. The student must have exhibited leadership skills through significant involvement in school and/or community activities and must be planning to enroll as a full-time student in a transfer program at DSLCC. (recipient) (back to list)

Lydia M. Woods Memorial Nursing Scholarship – Established by Mrs. Woods' sons to honor her long career in the nursing profession, this scholarship is awarded to a first or second-year DSLCC nursing student. Mrs. Woods graduated from the C&O Hospital School of Nursing and was employed by that hospital until her retirement. (recipient) (back to list)

Madge Chandler Carr Book Scholarship — Established in memory of Mrs. Carr by her husband, the late Gordon Carr, and her daughter, Joyce Carr Webber. When Mrs. Carr, who completed nursing school during the Great Depression, informed doctors at the hospital that she would have to leave school because she couldn't pay for her books, the doctors rewarded her potential by paying for her books in order for her to continue. This scholarship is a tribute to her love of and dedication to nursing. Awarded to a first or second-year DSLCC nursing student. (recipient) (back to list)

Madonna Hepler Nursing Scholarship — Established by Dr. Meade Edmunds and Mrs. Josephine Dellinger in memory of Mrs. Hepler who graduated from the DSLCC nursing program and was a nurse at Alleghany Regional Hospital. (recipient) (back to list)

Mae S. & Raymond E. Tucker Memorial Nursing Scholarship — Originally created by Mr. Tucker to honor Mrs. Tucker's memory and her dedication to the nursing profession, the Tuckers' daughters continue to fund the scholarship to honor the memory of both parents. Awarded to a first or second-year DSLCC nursing student.(recipient) (back to list)

Mamie B. Hall Scholarship for Prospective Teachers — Established by a bequest from Mrs. Hall's estate and by memorial gifts from family and friends, this scholarship honors the memory of Mrs. Hall who dedicated her life to teaching the young people of the Alleghany Highlands. Awarded to a graduating senior from Alleghany or Covington High School. (recipient) (back to list)

Marion & Cecil May Scholarship — Established by a bequest from Mr. & Mrs. May's estate to assist a graduating senior from the DSLCC service area who has made DSLCC their college of choice. (recipient) (back to list)

Mark W. Lockhart Memorial Scholarship — Established by family and friends in memory of Mark a graduate of DSLCC, UVA, and Piedmont Community College who worked as a nurse in the Heart and Burn units at UVA Hospital and was a member of the Palmyra Rescue Squad. Mark was killed in an ambulance accident while on duty administering aide. Awarded to a graduating senior from the DSLCC service area who is pursuing a career in the medical arts. field. (recipient) (back to list)

Martha Hudson Memorial Nursing Scholarship — Established by her son, Thomas, in memory of Mrs. Hudson who, for many years, worked as a nurse at Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Covington. the Covington Junior Womans Club also contributes yearly to this scholarship. Awarded to a first or second-year nursing student. (recipient) (back to list)

Marjorie G. Carte Scholarship — Established by family, friends, and colleagues in honor and memory of Mrs. Carte, a long-time DSLCC faculty member and division chair. Awarded to a graduating senior from the DSLCC service area. (recipient) (back to list)

Martha P. and Clyde E. Griffith Memorial Nursing Book Scholarship — Established by their children in memory of "Grif" and "Petie" Griffith, this honors their parent's love for and dedication to their community and its citizens. Awarded to a first or se

Master Trooper Jerry L. Hines Scholarship — Established by the Virginia State Police Association in memory of Rockbridge County resident, Jerry Hines, a 22-year veteran of the Department of State Police who was killed in the line of duty in 1989. A cum laude graduate of the DSLCC police science program and East Tennessee State University, Jerry was instrumental in the founding of the Virginia State Police Association. Awarded to a graduating senior from the DSLCC service area planning to major in criminal justice or forensic science. (recipient) (back to list)

Merle Weaver Reid Scholarships — Established by a bequest from Mrs. Reid's estate, this scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors from Alleghany or Covington High Schools who make DSLCC their college of choice. A native and long-time resident of the Alleghany Highlands, Mrs. Reid was involved in many service-oriented community organizations. (recipient) (back to list)

MWV Scholarship — Reflecting the broadening disciplines that are represented in employment at MWV – engineering, computer science, information technology, and biological/chemical sciences – this scholarship is awarded to a student from the DSLCC service area who is pursuing a career in one of the above disciplines and who demonstrates leadership potential as exhibited by involvement in extracurricular activities. Preference is given to children of MWV employees. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. (recipient) (back to list)

MGW Communications Scholarship — Established by L. Ron & Bonnie Smith on behalf of the Board of Directors of MGW Communications in Bath County to assist high school graduates or home-schooled students from Bath, Highland, or Augusta counties. (recipient) (back to list)

Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Davis Memorial Scholarship — Established by the Rev. Addie Davis as a tribute to her parents and their commitment to family and higher education. The Davises operated a furniture store in downtown Covington for 36 years. Awarded to a graduating senior from the College's service area. (recipient) (back to list)

Municipal Employees Scholarship — This scholarship is for employees of the Town of Clifton Forge, or their dependants who are residents of Clifton Forge or Alleghany County. Successful applicants are required to enroll in at least one class at DSLCC. Preference is given to residents of the Town of Clifton Forge. (back to list)

News-Gazette Scholarship for Practical Nursing – Established by the News-Gazette in Lexington, Virginia to assist with Rockbridge County residents with expenses in the DSLCC Practical Nursing Program. Separate application available in Foundation office, room 104, Backels Hall, Rockbridge Regional Center, or online. (recipient) (back to list)

Raymond L. Claterbaugh, Sr., Memorial Nursing Scholarship — Established by Dr. Raymond L. Claterbaugh, Jr. in memory of his father, a dedicated Highland's physician for over 43 years, this scholarship is awarded to a student in the second year of the DSLCC nursing program who is working to complete an AAS in Nursing Degree at DSLCC. Dr. Claterbaugh Sr.'s enthusiasm for his work and devotion to those he served improved the quality of life for numerous individuals. (recipient) (back to list)

Regional Literacy Scholarships — Established by a gift from the Regional Literacy Coordinating Committee, this scholarship is awarded to a DSLCC student who holds a GED certificate or Adult High School diploma. Preference is given to students who have completed an adult high school program. (recipient) (back to list)

Richard W. Rusk Scholarships for Alternative Energy – Established through a gift from Richard W. Rusk of Blacksburg. Mr. Rusk is an Associate Professor or Physics Emeritus at Virginia Tech, having taught at the college for more than 30 years. The scholarship is available for newly graduated high school students, continuing students, or non-traditional students in DSLCC's wind energy or other alternative energy program. (2012 recipient)

T. Kenneth & Karin R. Ellis Scholarship — Given by Mrs. Ellis in memory of her late husband, a long-time resident of Hot Springs, VA, whose generosity and contributions to the community and individuals were a top priority during his life. Awarded to a graduating senior from Bath County High School. (recipient) (back to list)

Stuart D. Thomas Memorial Scholarship for Massage Therapy — Established by friends, family, and clients to honor the work and memory of Mr. Thomas, a licensed massage therapist in Covington, this scholarship is awarded to residents of Alleghany county of the City of Covington who are pursuing a certificate in the DSLCC Massage Therapy program. Requires high school diploma or GED certificate. (recipient) (back to list)

Tammy Caul Carter Book Scholarship — Established by her family in memory of Tammy, who was a graduate of the DSLCC nursing program and a recipient of the Nursing Faculty  Recognition Award. Awarded to a first or second-year DSLCC nursing student. (recipient) (back to list)

Tim Backels Scholarship — Established in 1981 by Dr. & Mrs. John Backels in memory of their son, Tim, a graduate of the former Clifton Forge High School, this scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Alleghany High School enrolled in the college preparatory curriculum has an AHS varsity athletic letter, demonstrates leadership skills, and is involved in school and community affairs. (recipient) (back to list)

Vaughn Family Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students — Established by the Stephen Vaughn family to provide assistance for an adult residing in the DSLCC service area that chose not to pursue post-secondary education immediately after high school graduation, but now wishes to enroll in college to gain marketable job skills, facilitate their career advancement or successfully change career paths. Preference given to Botetourt County residents. Requires high school diploma or GED certificate. (recipient) (back to list)

Vivian N. and Robert F. Sutphin Nursing Scholarship — Created by Mr. & Mrs. Sutphin to honor Mrs. Sutphin for over fifty years of service and dedication to the nursing profession, this scholarship is awarded to an adult resident of Alleghany or Bath County who chose not to pursue a post-secondary education immediately after high school graduation, but now wishes to purse a career in nursing by completing an AAS Degree in nursing at DSLCC. It is awarded every other year and assists with tution/book expenses for two years. (recipient) (back to list)

Virginia Firefighters Foundation Scholarship — Initiated by the non-profit Virginia Firefighters Foundation to provide scholarship programs at Virginia Community Colleges for the dependents of Virginia's firefighters or student firefighters. DLSCC is proud to be among the first community colleges chosen to receive funds from this organization for this purpose. Requires high school diploma or GED certificate. (recipient) (back to list)

Walter L. & Marie P. Johnson Memorial Scholarship — Established by Lydia Ellen J. Stagnaro in memory of her parents, long-time Clifton Forge residents, the scholarship is awarded to a first or second-year nursing student. (recipient) (back to list)

William and Karin Banks Foundation Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship — The MWV Legacy Scholarship is provided by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. It is awarded to a graduating senior from the DSLCC service area who is a first-time college student that has excelled academically and has demonstrated a commitment to developing leadership potential and a willingness to mentor future community college scholars. Requires a minimum 3.5 GPA, additional essay and may require an interview. (recipient) (back to list)

Young-Fitzgerald Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students – The Young-Fitzgerald Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students was established by Helen Jean Fitzgerald in honor of family members who valued education and realized the importance of continued learning. (recipient) (back to list)