Recent News

2017 Scholarship Recipients

 MACF is proud to honor 83 local students by awarding over $200,000 in scholarships. Congratulations to all the recipients!

Health & Quality of Life Grants have been awarded.

The Foundation's Advisory Board of Directors recently made grant decisions and awarded over $40,000 to local non-profits.  
Recipients were:

Safetynet Inc., Delvin L. Hairston Memorial Fund, First United Methodist Church, American Red Cross, Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation, VA Department of Health, Southern Area Agency on Aging Inc. and Tackfully Teamed Riding Academy, Inc.

External Scholarship Resources

Here are a few websites that may be of use as you seek out scholarship resources. These links are intended only as a courtesy, as we cannot vouch for the content or accuracy of the individual sites.

Scholarships for Students

J.T.-Minnie Maude Charitable Trust.

PHCC Scholarships Site features scholarships available to all qualified students enrolled at Patrick Henry Community College. . 

 Hughes Memorial Foundation 

 Tobacco Region Scholarship Program-Southside

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation 

National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarship Program

College Scholarships and Grants Available for Veterans

National Black Nurses Association, Inc. Scholarship Program

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

The Hometeam Homecare Scholarship

Shutterfly Scholars | Computer Science Scholarship

The Rover College Scholarship

2015 Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarships

2015 Green Home Improvement Scholarship

American Psychological Association Scholarships, Grants and Awards

The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship 

Graphic Design Scholarship


   Free Search Services 
The Affordable Colleges Foundation is dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families. Take advantage of their Virginia Affordable College Resource Guide listed above.
C3 provides students and guidance counselors with search services of more than 3,000 institutions in the United States and their admissions, campus life, academics, etc.
Site features a free directory of scholarships.
Free online scholarship search services includes aid programs from 3,300 sponsors and also features college and career search capabilities.
The MACH 25 database contains over 600,000 awards totaling $1.6 billion. Keyword Search gives you a quick way to locate particular scholarships or groups of scholarships.
One of the largest free scholarship databases with more than 400,000 listings that matches students to scholarships.
Provides access to the College Aid Sources for Higher Education (CASHE) database, one of the oldest scholarship databases, for undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral candidates.


Financial Information Websites
Informative site with links to scholarship search engines focusing on specialized scholarships for minorities, specific fields of study, and other general scholarship resources. 
Site provides links to student financial aid information and explains all the necessary information students need to know about scholarships, work study programs, student loans, and more.
Site features an extensive financial aid search.
Starting point for information on federal student financial aid. Includes links to publications, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and information on new tax cuts for higher education.
Interactive web version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. (FAFSA)
Provides all types of financial aid information.
Site provides links to federal information on scholarships/grants, loans, state financial aid, work-study and military funding. Site also includes information on planning your education, community service and career development.
Lists scholarship available to students attending historically black colleges that are members of The United Negro College Fund/The College Fund.
Site features scholarships available to all qualified students enrolled at Patrick Henry Community College.
Site provides a brief overview of what students can expect when seeking financial aid options. 
Site features in-depth information and data on colleges and universities in the state by providing a custom search tool to identify potential schools by size, city, type, cost and more. 


Student Loan Information Websites
Site features budget and student loan calculators, general information on student aid, and links to college search sites.
Site features calculators that determine how much it will cost to repay student loans.
Site features student loan information and scholarship search engine.

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