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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are questions commonly asked about the Foundation's Scholarship Program.

  • Q: How much does it cost to apply for a scholarship?
    A: There is no charge to apply.
  • Q: Can I apply to more than one scholarship?
    A: Yes, you can apply to all the funds for which you are eligible.
  • Q: Do I need to pay scholarship money back?
    A: Unlike student loans, these are charitable grants that do not need to be repaid.
  • Q: If I am awarded a scholarship, do I receive the check?
    A: Typically, checks are sent directly to your college or university in your name after July 1 of each year.
  • Q: If I receive a scholarship one year, will I automatically receive an award for the following year?
    A: Not all scholarships are renewable. If the scholarship you received is renewable, it is your responsibility to contact the Foundation if you plan to re-enroll for the following year. The Foundation typically requires a transcript before considering any renewals. It is important to do this early so that others can receive a scholarship if you do not plan on continuing your studies.
  • Q: When will I be notified if I am selected for a scholarship?
    A: Scholarship awards are made between April and August depending on the scholarship. If selected you will receive a email from the Foundation. 
  • Q: What do scholarship funds typically cover?
    A: Typically, scholarship funds can be used for tuition, books, fees and other appropriate educational expenses.
  • Q: If I want to send a thank you note, where do I send it?
    A: The Foundation strongly encourages all scholarship recipients to extend their gratitude to donors who generously provide higher-education scholarship assistance. Address a thank you note to the name of the scholarship you received, and mail it to Martinsville Area Community Foundation P. O. Box 1124 Martinsville, VA 24114.