Summer @ Germanna Community College

Youth are invited to attend a summer program with Great Expectations! Students learn college-readiness skills and build friendships during this week-long event!
Refer a student to Great Expectations Here

A Summer Bridge Program for Foster Youth

This summer Great Expectations at Germanna Community College is trying something new to help foster youth feel ready for college-level work.

Brand new students are encouraged to attend a Great Expectations Student Development class. This 2-day seminar is hosted on July 15th and 16th. It is only available for students who are eligible for Great Expectations and provides students with an opportunity to build community and get credit for their first college class. Both days start at 9:00am and end at 5:00pm. Lunch is provided!

July 17th – 21st is a week-long bridge program for new and returning students that focuses on building the soft skills necessary to be successful in college. Each day starts at 9:00am and ends at 12:30pm. Lunch is provided. Students receive a goody bag with school supplies and other materials at the end of the week.

Do you know a young person who would be interested in the summer bridge? Please forward this email to them, or make a referral by clicking here.

Want to learn more about the Great Expectations program at Germanna Community College? Visit

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Who is eligible for Great Expectations?

  • Current foster youth
  • Youth adopted after age 13
  • Youth adopted at any age in a special needs adoption
  • Emancipated former foster youth
  • Youth eligible for Fostering Futures or Independent Living

Pictured: Great Expectations students at the Baltimore Aquarium

The Summer Bridge program is free for students in Great Expectations.
Meals, goody bags, and activities are all covered. Students are encouraged to apply for summer financial aid to cover the cost of the SDV. Scholarships are available if summer financial aid is unavailable.
For more information, please contact Taylor Landrie at or (540) 834-1066.

Our mailing address is:

Germanna Community College

10000 Germanna Point Drive

Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Seniors Heading to Germanna!!!!

Wow, graduation is less than a week away!!  Have you applied to Germanna yet? Completed your FAFSA? Set up your SIS page and Email?  Taken your VPT tests?  Registered for you classes for the Fall?  Get some of your timeline done with the Career Coach before you leave Caroline.

Be sure to send your Transcripts to GCC after graduation.

Mrs. Hummer will be at Caroline this week from Tuesday through Thursday.  If you miss that please head to Germanna.

Virginia does not have my degree!

Is a degree program you’d like to pursue not available in your state? Have you found a degree program at an out-of-state institution, but the higher tuition is a barrier?

Looking for out-of-state college options with lower tuition?

For more than 35 years, SREB’s Academic Common Market has enabled students to pursue out-of-state college degrees at in-state tuition rates, through agreements among the states and colleges and universities. Virginia is one of these states. For more information visit the Academic Common Market website HERE.

Community College Schoalrships

VFCCE Scholarships & Funds

Virginia Foundation for Community College Education Scholarships

The mission of the VFCCE is to provide access to education for all Virginians. Through the statewide scholarship program, students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships ranging from $1000 to $10,000. The VFCCE recognizes outstanding students of all ages and backgrounds. Statewide scholarship programs are outlined below. Additional scholarship opportunities are offered directly through Virginia’s 23 community colleges.

Visit our scholarship portal

More than 65 students were awarded scholarships this past year.  To be eligible for a VFCCE scholarship, a student must be a Virginia resident who is enrolled or plans to enroll at one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges.  Scholarship applications for the 2016 – 2017 academic year are due May 16, 2016.  Please visit the scholarship portal for more details on each scholarship and to apply.

Current Scholarships

Click here to see our scholarship recipients for 2015-2016

Potomac Health Foundation Fellows Program

The Potomac Health Foundation Fellows Program provides up to $8,000 in financial assistance and a unique leadership curriculum to second-year students who  demonstrate a preference to pursue a career in a health care field/setting that involves direct patient care or a career that supports healthy communities such as health care administration or medical research. Applicants must attend Germanna or Northern Virginia Community College full-time and reside in the following zip codes: 20112, 22025, 22026, 22079, 22125, 22134, 22172, 22191, 22192, 22193, 22554, and 22556.

Valley Proteins Fellows Program

For the fifth year, extraordinary second-year students attending a Virginia Community College will be selected for the Valley Proteins Fellows Program. This prestigious scholarship will award up to $5,000 for tuition, books, fees and expenses. In addition to the generous award, the Fellows Program will provide recipients with the opportunity to share in special experiences to enhance their academic and leadership potential.

Laurens Sartoris Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

Funded through the support of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association in honor of Laurens “Larry” Sartoris, former president of VHHA and former chair of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. The scholarship provides financial assistance to admitted nursing students attending Virginia’s Community Colleges.

Gerald Baliles Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded to first-time college students at Patrick Henry Community College to recognize Governor Gerald Baliles’ many contributions to the improvement of education for all Virginians, through the Patrick Henry Educational Foundation. For additional information and to apply for this scholarship, visit the Patrick Henry website.  The deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 31, 2016.

Kathy Camper Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

One scholarship will be awarded to a first-time or second year student pursuing a career in information technology or childhood education.

John T. Casteen III Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

Two scholarships will be awarded to a full-time community college student attending any Virginia Community College who plans to transfer to the University of Virginia.

Eva T. Hardy Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

Three scholarships will be awarded to community college students who demonstrate potential for public service and civic leadership.

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Scholarship

Established by the Central VA Chapter of IREM to assist students pursuing studies in real estate or property management, one scholarship will be awarded to students attending a college in Central Virginia: Blue Ridge, Central Virginia, Dabney S. Lancaster, Danville, Germanna, J. Sargeant Reynolds, John Tyler, Lord Fairfax, New River, Patrick Henry, Paul D. Camp, Piedmont Virginia, Rappahannock, Southside Virginia, Virginia Highlands, Virginia Western and Wytheville.

Michael A. Smith Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

Created with a generous leadership gift from Valley Proteins, Inc. along with numerous friends, family, business associates and students to honor Michael Smith, former chairman of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE).  Three scholarships will be awarded to first-year community college students.

ACG Richmond Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

One scholarship will be awarded to a student at John Tyler Community College who is pursuing a business degree.  For more information or to apply for this scholarship, please visit the John Tyler Community College website.  The deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 15, 2016.

The Eleanor Saslaw Commonwealth Legacy Scholarships

Through the generosity of Eleanor Saslaw, a scholarship will be awarded to a student attending Patrick Henry Community College. For more information or to apply for this scholarship, please visit the Patrick Henry Community College  website.  The deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 31, 2016

The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education is grateful to our friends and donors who are helping our students attend college and achieve their dreams. Thank you!

For more information, contact:

The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education
300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200  (Note new address!)
Richmond, VA 23236

Dr. Jennifer Sager Gentry
Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

Anne McCaffrey
Director of Development and Scholarships

Virtual College Fair

Students, visit to check out many of the colleges in your area!

This service is COMPLETELY FREE. Each “booth” will include information about the school and offer a chat time to talk with school representatives.

Go to:

  • the student link on the website
  • register for the virtual college fair
  • select the Northeastern fair
  • learn about nearby college programs


Germanna Community College Representative Coming To Caroline

Seniors are you interested in attending Germanna Community College this summer or fall?  Juniors are you interested in joint enrollment or taking a DE classes?  Come to meet with a Germanna representative on Tuesday, March 15th in the Career Center.  This session will cover programs offered at Germanna, the application process, and what life is like at Germanna.  Come and get your “connections to your future” started.  Sign-ups are in the school counseling office.