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Southside Virginia Community College

Alberta, VA
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Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) is one of the 23 schools in the Virginia Community College System. It was founded in 1970 and has the largest geographic service area of any community college in the state, covering 10 counties and the city of Emporia.

SVCC has two main campuses, the Christanna Campus, located near Alberta in Brunswick County, and the John H. Daniel Campus, just outside of Keysville in Charlotte County. It also offers classes at a number of off-campus sites and online. Major off-campus locations include the Robert C. Wrenn Campus Without Walls, in Emporia; Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, in South Boston; Estes Community Center, in Chase City; Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center, South Hill; and the SVCC Occupational/Technical Center in Blackstone. Along with these major sites, SVCC has many smaller off-campus sites scattered throughout its service region.

Dr. John J. Cavan is the current president of SVCC. He has served as president since February 1983.

Distance Learning

Old Dominion University, located in Norfolk, VA, has partnered with Southside Virginia Community College to create a distance learning program that allows student to attend Old Dominion University via teletech and online classes. This provides students living in rural locations to obtain a bachelors degree from a prestigious four-year program, without the burden of relocating.

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  • Public, At least 2 but less than 4 years
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109 Campus Dr
Alberta, VA 23821
(888) 220-7822

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Scholarships for Students in Virginia

Name Amount Deadline
First Citizens Bank Nursing Scholarship - SVCC Varies Varies
Misti Garner Dunn Memorial Nursing Scholarship Varies Varies
Dr. Theopolis Gilliam, Jr., Honorary Scholarship Varies Varies
R. C. and Viola D. Hines Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Math and Science Club Merit Award - SVCC $250 Varies
Earle W. Moore Award $250 Varies
Southside Health Careers Scholarship - SVCC Varies Varies
Sheryl L. Stack Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Tobacco Scholarship Fund - SVCC Varies Varies
Truck Driver Training Scholarship - SVCC Varies Varies
Charles Vaughan Memorial Academic Award $300 Varies
Mitizi Walthall and Maude Daniel Technical Service Scholarship Varies Varies
Ben L. Watson Benchmark Community Bank Scholarship Varies Varies
Sergeant James F. Whitlow Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Cecil A. Moorhead Memorial Award $300 Varies
K. George Verghese Memorial Academic Merit Award $500 Varies
John J. Cavan Scholarship Fund Up to $500 Varies
Guaranteed Academic Merit Award (GAMA) Up to $1,500 Varies
Guaranteed Academic Merit Award (GAMA) Up to $1,500 Varies
Honors Program/Honors Scholarship Up to $2,000 Varies
Honors Program/Honors Scholarship Up to $2,000 Varies
James Emmit and Ada P. Howell Memorial Scholarship Fund Up to $1,000 Varies
Samuel Waverly Putney, Jr. and Grace Waring Putney Scholarship $1,000 Varies
Dr. Robert F. Snead Memorial Scholarship $250 Varies
Southside Electric Cooperative Scholarship Fund $500 Varies
Dr. William E. Webb Memorial Scholarship Up to $500 Varies
PTK Scholarship - SVCC $250 Varies
Florence Daniel Riepe Kalbacker Award Varies Varies
John H. and Eloise B. Daniel Memorial Scholarship Up to $2,500 Varies