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Educational Foundation


Founded in 1981, the Southwest Virginia Community College Educational Foundation supports the college’s mission by providing financial assistance and opportunities to students, faculty, and staff. Governed by a board of community leaders, the non-profit has grown significantly since its inception and is enabled to offer numerous scholarships to students from Buchanan, Dickenson (partial), Russell, and Tazewell Counties.

The Foundation has funded various initiatives, including:

  • The $7.5 million Charles R. King Community Center
  • Student Housing
  • Faculty and staff professional development
  • Student Scholarships
  • Instructional equipment
  • Travel for Honors College students
  • Cultural programming
  • The “Time to Remember” campus bell tower
  • Endowed faculty chairs
  • Special events for students and the community

The Foundation’s work is supported through tax-deductible donations, such as cash, securities, bequests, trusts, equipment, and services from individuals, families, foundations, and organizations.

Foundation News

March 15th | 2024

Southwest Virginia Community College is hosting The Festival of the Arts, which will take place from April 4th to 28th. The theme for the upcoming 2024 month-long celebration is “Our

January 31st | 2024

The Southwest Virginia Community College Educational Foundation is accepting scholarship award applications for the upcoming 2024-25 academic year. Approximately 300 scholarships are available, reflecting the Foundation’s ongoing effort to help

October 17th | 2023

The Southwest Virginia Community College Educational Foundation has appointed Stacey McGhee as its new Executive Director. With her deep-rooted commitment spanning over a decade, McGhee is poised to fortify the

October 10th | 2023

The Southwest Virginia Community College Educational Foundation hosted the 31st Annual Scholarship Golf Classic on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at the Tazewell County Country Club. Thanks to generous sponsors and

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