Start Something Special

The students who pass through NVCC are tomorrow’s leaders in Northern Virginia and beyond. Recognizing this, it’s crucial we provide extensive opportunities for our hard-working students and the faculty who support them.

Who We Support

With your help, our foundation provides support to our students and faculty.


Each year, we distribute $500,000 to deserving students to ensure they can access the education they deserve.

These distributions mean something different for every student we support.

For Sumbal Raza, a working mother and student, the Esther Clairvaux Nursing Scholarship meant she could take off work during test week without worrying about making rent or utility payments.

For Adriana Pac, receiving the Chadab Foundation Scholarship meant she was able to go back to school and do what she loves: photography.

Your donations make an immediate difference in the lives in our community.

See more student success stories


We annually donate $100,000 to NVCC faculty, often in the form of cutting-edge technology, new research opportunities and funding for student internships. When we benefit the team at NVCC, we ultimately enrich the education of every student who enters our facilities.

Your donations mean our faculty can provide the best environment possible to each of our students, ultimately leading to a life-changing education.

How We Do It


The NOVA Foundation Scholarship distributes a broad range of scholarship funding to students each year. And that's just the beginning. We also encourage donors to create their own scholarships. Bring us your ideas, and we can help you to help others.

More about scholarships

Emergency Aid

Did you know the NOVA Foundation facilitates emergency aid to students encountering unexpected financial roadblocks? Your donation could be the difference that allows a promising student to stay in school and achieve his/her academic goals on schedule.

More about emergency aid


Support to attract and retain faculty is critical to the success of our students, the College and our region. Donor gifts enables NOVA to provide highly-sought-after educators with the resources and the environment they need to thrive, remain innovative, and deliver cutting-edge training to our future workforce.

More about faculty


You'd be amazed at the variety and scope of programs available to NOVA students from our outstanding faculty. NOVA’s programs span the disciplines of healthcare, Information Technology, HVAC, the arts, culinary services and automotive technology just to name a few.

More about programs


Are you ready to donate to NOVA? Your charitable gift can leave a lasting legacy.