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G3 Scholarship

If you want to come to school and get certifications or a degree that leads to a career, we can help you find the money to make it happen.

Who is eligible for a G3 Scholarship?

Any adult resident of Virginia who meets the following criteria is eligible:

  • Qualifies for in-state tuition,
  • Has applied for federal and/or state financial aid programs,
  • Has a total household income of less than $106,000 for a family of four (or less than $51,000 for a single adult),
  • Is enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours in a Virginia community college, and
  • Is enrolled in a designated G3 program (listed below).

Please note that you must have filed a FAFSA for the current academic year at https://studentaid.gov and submitted all requested items to be eligible. 

Download the FAQ for the G3 Scholarship for more information.

How to Enroll in a G3 Program

  1. Select a program from the list of G3 programs below.
  2. Apply to Southwest if you are a new student.
  3.  Apply for federal and/or state financial aid.
    • If you are pursuing an AAS, Certificate/Diploma, or Career Study Certificate program, fill out the FAFSA
    • If you are pursuing a FastForward credential, fill out the FANTIC application.
  4. Sign In to MySouthwest and use Navigate to plan your schedule and register.

You do not have to apply for these funds separately – you will be identified based on the eligibility criteria and program of study and awarded funding automatically.

G3 Eligible AAS (2 year) Programs

  • Administration of Justice
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Emergency Medical Services Technology
  • Gerontology
  • Information Systems Technology
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Radiography
  • Substance Abuse

G3 Eligible Certificate/Diploma Programs

Certificate

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Health Science Tech
  • Heat/Vent & Air Condition
  • Human Service Certificate
  • Law Enforcement
  • Practical Nursing
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

Diploma

Welding

G3 Eligible Career Study Certificate Programs

  • Advanced EMT
  • Advanced Studies in Science
  • Computerized Tomography
  • Crime Scene Technology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity and Network Fundamentals
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Infant/Toddler
  • Electrical
  • Electronic Medical Records Specialist
  • Health Care Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Intermediate to Paramedic
  • Manufacturing Fabrication
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical Coding
  • Network Administration
  • Paraoptometric
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy
  • Precision Machining
  • Software Development
  • Welding

G3 Eligible FASTFORWARD Programs

  • Carpentry - Level 1
  • Carpentry - Level 2
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Contractor's License
  • Core-Introductory Craft Skills
  • Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Heavy Equipment Operations - Level 1
  • Heavy Equipment Operations - Level 2
  • Manufacturing Specialist (MS)
  • Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1)
  • Masonry - Level 1
  • Masonry - Level 2
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Registered Nurse (Return to Training, Non-credit)
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Work Zone Flagger
  • ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck – Brakes
  • ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck – Diesel Engines
  • ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck – Electric/Electronic Systems
  • ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck – Inspection Maintenance and Minor Repairs
  • ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck – Suspension/Steering