The Virginia Western Community College Education Foundation was awarded $4,500 from ExxonMobil. Donated funds from the ExxonMobil Foundation will go toward the Community College Access Program that provides high school graduates with a tuition-free education.
Here is the press release from Virginia Western Community College.
Roanoke — ExxonMobil awarded the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation $4,500 to support the Community College Access Program (CCAP), a program that provides tuition-free education to qualifying high school graduates from Salem, Roanoke City, and Franklin County. The Educational Foundation is committed to expanding CCAP to cover the entire region. This gift, made possible by the ExxonMobil Foundation, will help to expand CCAP and provide funding to support a larger number of students.
“Giving back to our community is a high priority for ExxonMobil and our employees,” Gerald French, Area Sales Manager with ExxonMobil, said. “With a presence of 67 Exxon and Mobil service stations in the Roanoke area, we understand the importance of a quality education and keeping our students local. CCAP is a wonderful opportunity for us to help local students reach their education goals.”
Additional information on ExxonMobil’s community partnerships is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.
ABOUT VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. is an independent not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to enhancing awareness of the college and securing private and public funds for student scholarships, faculty development, and capital projects. Separate from the college, but committed to expand upon Virginia Western’s accomplishments and to help it realize its fullest potential in the years to come, the Educational Foundation is governed by a board of directors that supports the college’s educational initiatives through annual and capital programs. Our mission is to foster life-long relationships that build advocacy and support for Virginia Western. To learn more, visit www.virginiawestern.edu/foundation.
ABOUT VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
With over 13,000 students on the college’s main campus in Southwest Roanoke City, to our satellite locations at the Roanoke Higher Education Center in Downtown Roanoke, Greenfield Education & Training Center in Daleville, and the Franklin Center in Rocky Mount, Virginia Western Community College is committed to providing affordable, accessible, and quality educational opportunities and workforce training to meet individual, community, and global needs. To learn more, visit www.virginiawestern.edu