Since 2011, $10,000 in scholarships have been awarded annually to active and retired members, their spouses, or their children and grandchildren.
The application process begins in December each year and is overseen by the Scholarship Committee of the Board of Directors. Awards are announced in April or May and then checks are sent to each winner’s selected college/university for the following fall semester. The VGEA formally recognizes the winners at its annual general membership meeting held each September in Richmond. Press releases will also be sent to each scholar’s hometown newspaper.
Because the number of applicants (maximum of 100 accepted) greatly exceeds the amount of available funds, the Scholarship Committee has established eligibility and selection criteria that are detailed below.
VGEA will award four scholarships each in the amount of $2,500 for the 2017 fall semester.
This organization (VGEA) provides highest quality support for active and retired public employees…Dan Moon
VGEA is our Voice in Richmond!Judy Franklin
VGEA is Your Connection that has the strength of numbers and influence to demand that our issues are addressed.April Mela
I’m impressed with the VGEA’s General Assembly accomplishments, particularly in the last few years.Terry Alfred
Thank you, VGEA, for all you do for State employees. Your effort and dedication are much appreciated.Jayne Fanshaw, Longwood University
VGEA is wonderful and has our best interests at heart…it is truly the voice of the people.Joan Stromberg, ABC
Thank you, (VGEA) you do a great job representing us!Karen Poff
Unlike other organizations I’ve been a member of, VGEA really does what is promised and more. Keeps me up-to-date, helps me know what is really going on and how I can show my commitment.Carolyn Bethea
The cellphone discounts I’ve gotten through VGEA have probably been enough to pay my association dues for the rest of my life!L.F., Department of Corrections
“I saved $200 this year just by changing to Liberty Mutual for car insurance. That’s how much the VGEA insurance discount was – twice my dues!”J. L. Stone