The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County believes education is the key to a bright future.

Our donors want to invest in your bright future! The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County administers a variety of merit based and aid scholarship programs that grant more than $200,000 annually to high school, community college and university students. The majority of our scholarships are designated for current or former residents of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County. Scholarship funds are made for tuition and related educational expenses and are paid directly to the educational institution.

This community wants to support your pursuit of a college education.

James Madison University

Merit based and financial aid scholarships are established by generous local individuals, corporations or organizations to assist students with their educational pursuits. Often scholarship funds are created in the name of the donor or by families who wish to memorialize a loved one. Other financial aid scholarship funds have been established by individuals who simply want to extend a helping hand for college-bound students. Each scholarship expresses a deep belief in the power of education to help students achieve their academic dreams.

Most scholarship awards are given to graduating seniors from local area high schools. Some of these financial aid scholarships are also renewable for college students. A number of our scholarships are for students who are inspired to pursue a specific field of study, some are for student athletes, some for those with a certain ethnic heritage, and others for students graduating from a specific high school or attending a particular college. Review our list of scholarship funds to find a fit for you.

Apply for Merit Based and Financial Aid Scholarships


Eastern Mennonite University

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County provides an online application for your convenience. The online system will allow you to work on an application, save your work and return to complete your application. Please note financial aid scholarship guidelines and deadlines are different for all scholarship funds.

Privacy Policy – The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County (TCFHR) collects information from the scholarship application such as name, address, phone number and in some cases financial information. TCFHR does not sell, trade or share any personal or financial information. Information is kept on file for auditing purposes, and TCFHR ensures that this information is kept confidential and is disposed of securely.

If you have questions after viewing the online application, please read FAQ’s or contact The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County.

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