Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges

Brighter Futures Scholarship Donors

Bridgewater College students

The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges' Brighter Futures Scholarship Program allows a corporation, foundation or individual to have one or more students at the VFIC's 15 member institutions selected as recipients of their scholarship. To establish a new named scholarship or to ask a question about current scholarships, you may contact the VFIC through our Contact page.

In FY2018, the VFIC awarded 502 scholarships. These scholarships will provide students with opportunities to further their education at our member colleges and universities. Our hope is that, in the future, even greater numbers of students will benefit through partnerships with these and other supporters of Virginia's independent higher education.

Brighter Futures Scholarships

Signature Scholarship Donors (Named Scholarships of $15,000 or more)

Appalachian Power Company
Bank of America
Dollar Tree Stores
Dominion Resources
Landmark Communications
Luck Companies
Markel Corporation
Norfolk Southern
SunTrust Foundation
Universal Corporation
Affiliate Scholarship Donors (Named Scholarships of $5,000 or more)
Camp FoundationRuth Camp Campbell Foundation
Ted and Laura Lee ChandlerDewberry
Anne and Til HazelNew River Electrical Company
Ann Carter and W.R. Robins, Jr. FoundationWilliams Mullen
Endowed Scholarships
Lea BoothBeese and Walter Craigie
T. Justin MooreJohn D. Munford
The Moses D. Nunnally FamilyDonald G. and Barbara Smith
VFIC 50th AnniversaryBob and Charlotte Gammon


LC Grad     Bridgewater    EHC grads

University of Richmond, Class of 2018
L. Hopson
University of Richmond Graduate

"Without you believing that I could achieve my goal and supporting me all 4-years at this institution, I would not be where I am today. No amount of words can express my gratitude. Thank you again for this life changing opportunity.”

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R. Alexander
Washington and Lee University Graduate

"Thanks in part to the UPS scholarship I received through the VFIC, I was able to attend and graduate from my dream school. My four years there helped me discover my love for the study of political philosophy and led me to pursue my Ph.D. in political science. I am now starting my fourth year in the program, teaching my own class of undergraduates and hopefully passing down the gift of a liberal arts education."