You can get up to $3,000 to go to a Virginia community college

Plenty of money left in the REV program

ROANOKE, Va. – Time is running out to claim up to $3,000. If you’re unemployed and underemployed and impacted by the pandemic you can claim the tuition funding through Governor Ralph Northam’s Re-Employing Virginians (REV) to attend community college.

The REV initiative provides scholarships to enroll in a workforce or community college program in five essential industries including health care, information technology, skilled trades, public safety, and early childhood education. The initiative will provide one-time REV scholarships of $3,000 to register in a qualifying full-time degree program and $1,500 to register part-time or in quicker, career training courses.

Virginia Western Community College is giving REV funds to students on a first-come, first-served basis and say there’s plenty of money left. As of Thursday, a VWCC spokesperson says they had enrolled 119 students and expended $196,594 of the allocated $1,105,410 available in REV funding specific to the college.

“The numbers are certainly higher this week, but we still have a lot of tuition funding available to people in our region who are unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19,” said Josh Meyer, VWCC Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications.

The deadline to apply for the funding is Monday, Dec. 14.

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