G3 Release Announcing Fall Scholarship

June 4, 2021

On the heels of Governor Northam’s 2021-2022 budget signing, G3 Scholarships at Northern Virginia Community College are now open and available to eligible students seeking certifications and degrees that will lead to an in-demand job. G3 Scholarships cover tuition and fees for individuals who qualify for state financial aid, allowing students to gain the skills they need for a good career in their community without worrying about costs.

G3 Scholarships are available for select programs in five of Virginia’s most in-demand industries, including Early Childhood Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, Public Safety and Skilled Trades.

G3 will benefit so many NOVA students by helping them pay for their career pathway degrees. NOVA encourages students to register for these valuable scholarships,” said Dr. Anne M. Kress, president of NOVA. “The G3 program goes beyond funding tuition. It also provides wraparound financial assistance to help students at the lowest income levels with expenses such as food, transportation and childcare. More than 8,000 current NOVA students meet the G3 income threshold, and countless others across Northern Virginia who never thought they could afford college will qualify for scholarships under this initiative. G3 puts an affordable college education and new career within the reach of all students.

Applicants for G3 Scholarships must meet certain financial qualifications. For example, a student’s household income (for a family of four) must be less than $106,000 or a single adult making less than $51,000. Income thresholds vary as the household number increases. Once a student qualifies, G3 Scholarships require a level of academic performance to stay eligible. For full-time students who also receive the maximum Pell Grant, additional scholarship benefits are designed to help offset cost of living so they can continue to take care of their family while going through their program.

Typically, the cost of attendance for a full-time student at Virginia’s Community Colleges is $4,650 per year. The G3 Scholarship is a last dollar scholarship that, with other financial aid, could bring that cost down to $0.

Students who are interested in learning more about the G3 Scholarship at NOVA, and available programs of study, please visit https://www.nvcc.edu/g3/. For media questions in regard to NOVA, please contact Hoang Nguyen, public information officer at hdnguyen@nvcc.edu. For media questions in regard to the G3 program implementation from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), please contact Jeff Kraus at jkraus@vccs.edu.

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