Nine Craig County High School graduates are attending Virginia Western Community College this fall tuition-free, thanks to Virginia Western’s Community College Access Program (CCAP).
The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation, a nonprofit affiliated with Virginia Western Community College, raises support for CCAP through a public/private funding partnership. CCAP provides up to three years of tuition for high school graduates who meet program requirements, as funding allows. Since 2008, more than 2,200 Roanoke Valley students have participated in the program. The public program sponsor is Craig County.
Current public high school seniors interested in CCAP for fall 2018 should contact their guidance counselor and plan to bring their parents or guardians to an upcoming information session held at 6:30 p.m. on these dates at Virginia Western’s Whitman Theater: Nov. 14, Dec. 7, Jan. 18 and Feb. 6. The CCAP application for fall 2018 admission opened Oct. 2, 2017, and closes Feb. 16, 2018.
To stay up-to-date on CCAP news, see virginiawestern.edu/ccap. Sign up for important CCAP updates about application deadlines, financial aid workshops and more by texting “CCAP2018” to 31996. (Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help; message and data rates apply.)
The following Craig County students started their first year in CCAP this fall: Morgan Caldwell, Connor Carper, Maddy Jones, Austin Joyce, Chad Ryan and Halie Wolfe.
The following Craig County students started their second year in CCAP this fall: Victoria Johnston, Taylor Lane and Eliza Paitsel.
-Submitted by Josh Meyer, Director of Marketing & Strategic Communications