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Posted on: December 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Tuition Funding Available Through REV Initiative at Virginia Western Community College Ends Dec. 14

The Commonwealth of Virginia has allocated $30 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars to help Virginians whose employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis pursue workforce training in a high-demand field. The Re-Employing Virginians (REV) initiative will provide scholarships at Virginia Western Community College to eligible individuals, to enroll in a workforce or community college program in five essential industries including health care, information technology, skilled trades, public safety, and early childhood education. The initiative will provide one-time REV scholarships of $3,000 to register in a qualifying full-time workforce program, and $1,500 to register part-time or in a short-term, noncredit training program. Virginia Western is allocating REV funds to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to claim this tuition funding is Dec. 14, 2020. Individuals are encouraged to immediately RSVP for REV to find out if they are eligible for training in a high-demand career field. To see if you are eligible and schedule to meet an enrollment specialist, visit Virginia Western's website.


Virginia Western Community College is a forward-thinking community college inspiring individual, community and economic transformation. It provides quality educational opportunities that empower students for success and strengthen communities. The college provides credit academic programs and non-credit workforce training along with distance learning online and dual enrollment courses in area high schools. To learn more, visit

 Contact: Josh Meyer, Director of Marketing & Strategic Communications, (540) 857-6311/ [email protected]



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