Our mission is “providing our member institutions the resources that will ensure their students an affordable, value-based education that prepares them for success in a global economy.” To that end, 100% of the funds raised go to the schools for student aid and general support.
Each year, the VCF divides the funding received amongst the four institutions. The individual college or university will decide the size of each grant based on availability, need and academics. The average grant among our four member schools currently is over $20,000 per student!
As a consortium that covers the state and is well known for the past 50 years, The VCF has been able to cultivate donors and Board members who feel that an affordable college education is important. We are supported by individuals, corporations and foundations and trusts. The VCF is grateful for this important, long standing support.
Our schools are located in Danville, Virginia (Averett University), Bluefield, Virginia (Bluefield College), Harrisonburg, Virginia (Eastern Mennonite University) and in Ferrum, Virginia (Ferrum College). The locations are in Western, Southern and Southwestern Virginia, areas that need and support the individual schools, most of which have been in business for over 100 years. These schools provide employment, support the local economy and provide a valuable link to economic prosperity for those who choose to attend.