Educational Foundation

The Educational Foundation raises funds to help the college fulfill its mission to provide accessible, quality educational and training opportunities to all students, regardless of financial need.

Featured scholarship

Jennifer Goonan Memorial Scholarship

With the blessing of Jennifer’s family, the Germanna Educational Foundation will honor her memory with a scholarship for students who are working in the food service industry as she did, regardless of career goals.

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Contributing

Tax-deductible contributions support students through valuable scholarships and enables the college to innovate and expand its programs and facilities to meet the community’s growing needs. Give today. There is no better time to make a lasting investment in the lives of Fredericksburg, Stafford, Culpeper, King George, Caroline, Orange, Madison and Locust Grove area students and your community.

While State funding supports the basic mission of the College, there are many enrichments for educational excellence that Germanna needs to offer students. The Educational Foundation supports the College’s programs and initiatives within the policies of the State Board for Community Colleges and the by-laws of the Germanna Educational Foundation.

Individuals, businesses, and industries can help Germanna provide student scholarships, state-of-the-art instructional resources, faculty and staff professional development, and other enhancements. Cash gifts, securities, wills, trusts, insurance policies, and property are among the means through which donors can contribute. Unrestricted gifts are managed and administered by the Foundation Board of Directors; and restricted gifts are designated by the donor, subject to the policies of the Board.

For additional information or assistance in planning a gift, please contact the Foundation Office at (540) 423-9060.

Invest in your community

Thanks to support from people in the community, Germanna is the most affordable option for higher education in the region. Germanna’s success and commitment to deliver essential education and training programs is possible only with continued the financial contributions of individuals and businesses.

Your donation provides

  • Scholarships to deserving students
  • Innovative training and classes to meet the demands of today’s global marketplace
  • Capital for essential facilities and changing technologies

Big or small, every donation has an immediate impact.

Communities with educated citizens are magnets for economic growth and jobs:

  • 44 percent of students who receive baccalaureates or master’s degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields attended a community college at some point in their *
  • 52 percent of new nurses and the majority of other new health- care workers are educated at community *
  • Almost 80% of firefighters, law enforcement officers and EMT’s are credentialed at community *
  • 20 to 40% of the nation’s teachers began their education at community *

*source: American Association of community colleges

For many students, college attendance would not be possible without financial aid and some form of scholarship assistance. Germanna’s ability to meet the growing needs of the community is possible only with your financial support.

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