The Blue Collar Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to students in the New River Valley from blue collar families

Defined as parents or immediate family members working in industries such as, but not limited to, all construction and building trades, maintenance, skilled labor, commercial trucking, automotive repair, and manufacturing workers; to pursue a post-secondary degree at a 2 or 4-year college, university, trade, or technical school. Scholarship selection criteria shall include demonstrated financial need and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Preference shall be given to students already in college.