Credit Bureau of the Virginias Foundation Provides Scholarships for Students


CEDAR BLUFF, VA — The Credit Bureau of the Virginias Foundation, Inc. has been donating scholarship funds to Southwest Virginia Community College since 2003. Today, Jimmy W. Welch, Executive Director of the foundation, presented a scholarship check to Susan Lowe, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Southwest Virginia Community College, and Stacey McGhee, Alumni & Prospect Research Coordinator.

To date, more than 75 Southwest Virginia Community College students have benefitted from the Credit Bureau of the Virginias Foundation Scholarship program, which grants six $1000 scholarships annually to students from the southwest Virginia/southern West Virginia counties bordering the Bluefield area. Students may receive the scholarship as long as they are successfully enrolled in a program at Southwest pursuing a diploma, usually for two years. Students targeted to receive these scholarships should have a grade point average of 2.0 to 3.0 and maintain that average to continue receiving the scholarship.

Pictured: Stacey McGhee (left), Alumni & Prospect Research Coordinator at Southwest; Jimmy W. Welch (center), Executive Director of the Credit Bureau of the Virginias Foundation, Inc.; Susan Lowe (right), Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Southwest.

For scholarship information at Southwest Virginia Community College or for interest in supporting the scholarship program, contact Susan Lowe at 276-964-7304 or


About Southwest Virginia Community College: Established in 1967, Southwest Virginia Community College is a two-year institution of higher education serving primarily the residents of the counties of Buchanan, Dickenson (partial), Russell and Tazewell. Offering more than 80 programs of study, Southwest has served more than 109,000 students since opening. In addition to credit-based programs, Southwest offers fast-track training and industry recognized credentials. For more information, please visit

About Virginia’s Community Colleges: Since 1966, Virginia’s Community Colleges have given everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened. By making higher education and workforce training available in every part of Virginia, we elevate all of Virginia. Together, Virginia’s Community Colleges serve approximately 241,000 students each year. For more information, please visit