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Disaster Relief Fund

An effective response, regardless of where a natural disaster occurs, requires sustained involvement on behalf of donors, responding organizations and a myriad of other actors.  The bulk of disaster dollars are often allocated during the emergency humanitarian relief phase (with a focus on emergency food, shelter, water, sanitation and health care).  Emergency relief is vital.  Still, experts agree that disaster relief dollars are insufficient to meet the medium- and long-term needs of disaster-affected communities. 

 Community Foundation of Western Virginia, Inc. (d/b/a Foundation for Roanoke Valley and Martinsville Area Community Foundation) has established a Disaster Relief Fund in order to respond to  catastrophic events as they occur.

 How will the Disaster Relief Funds be used?

100% of all donations (except any online credit card processing fees) will be used to respond to the complete timeline of the disaster management effort: from immediate relief to recovery, and then to reconstruction and rebuilding.

Who will the funds support?

The Disaster Relief Fund will support nonprofit organizations and public entities that have a defined role in short-term and long-term recovery efforts by providing critical services to individuals, families and communities impacted by the disaster.  Each nonprofit or public entity who receives disaster relief funds will be carefully vetted by the Foundation to insure the most effective and efficient use of the monies raised.

How can I make a donation?

Donations can be made online here. Checks can be mailed to Martinsville Area Community Foundation at P.O. Box 1124, Martinsville, VA  24114. Please designate your gift for “Disaster Relief”.  Donor Advisors may also recommend a grant to the Disaster Relief Fund by submitting a Donor Advised Fund Grant Recommendation Form.  All gifts are tax-deductible.

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

CNA Free Training Scholarship 

 

   Free Search Services

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/virginia/ 
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. 

http://www.cappex.com/scholarships/index.jsp
Site features a free directory of scholarships.  

http://collegeboard.org
Free online scholarship search services includes aid programs from 3,300 sponsors and also features college and career search capabilities.

http://collegenet.com/mach55
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.

http://fastweb.com
One of the largest free scholarship databases with more than 400,000 listings that matches students to scholarships.

http://wiredscholar.com
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

http://www.shopsleuth.com/resources/scholarship-guide
Informative site with links to scholarship search engines focusing on specialized scholarships for minorities, specific fields of study, and other general scholarship resources. 

http://www.studentaid.ed.gov 
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.  

http://www.collegeview.com/index.jsp
Site features an extensive financial aid search.

http://fafsa.ed.gov
Interactive web version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. (FAFSA)

http://finaid.org
Provides all types of financial aid information.

http://studentloans.gov
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.

https://scholarships.uncf.org/
Lists scholarship available to students attending historically black colleges that are members of The United Negro College Fund/The College Fund.

http://www.patrickhenry.edu/future/futurefinances/scholarships
Site features scholarships available to all qualified students enrolled at Patrick Henry Community College.

http://www.bestcollegesonline.com/
Site provides a brief overview of what students can expect when seeking financial aid options.

http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/online-colleges-in-virginia/ 
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

http://StudentLoan.com
Site features budget and student loan calculators, general information on student aid, and links to college search sites.

http://usagroup.com
Site features calculators that determine how much it will cost to repay student loans.

http://suntrusteducation.com
Site features student loan information and scholarship search engine.

 Essay Tips 

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