GEER Scholarship Application
The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund provides funds in Aid Year 2021-2022 to support last-dollar scholarships for displaced adults who enroll in stackable credential programs that lead to jobs in targeted industry sectors.
Eligible programs can be found at https://sw.edu/programs-of-study-paths/ . Before the Financial Aid Office can review the information on the application form, you must have filed a 2020-2021 FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov and submitted all requested items.
To be eligible for a GEER scholarship, you must be a dislocated worker who is enrolled in an eligible stackable credential program for six or more credits per term, eligible for Title IV (federal) aid, domiciled in Virginia, and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 12,000 or less as calculated by the FAFSA. GEER funds can cover charges up to tuition, fees, and a book allowance that have not been covered by other aid designated for tuition, fees, and/or books.
Submit the completed form to the SWCC Financial Aid Office, PO Box 1101, Richlands VA 24641
Eligibility Criteria for the 20-21 GEER Scholarship
- Dislocated adult worker
- Enrolled in a G3 approved stackable credential program
- Title IV eligible as defined under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended, which can be found at: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.ncher.us/resource/collection/2E5C1878-9673-4B38-A98F-47B8F69BB50E/BlacklineConsContAppropAct2015Sec484.pdf
- EFC of 12,000 or less
- Virginia domiciled
- Enrolled for 6 or more eligible credits per term (per FACA)
- Completed FAFSA and ISIR checklist