Grants & Scholarships

Plein Environmental Scholarship Fund

Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Other

The Plein Environmental Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to benefit graduating high school seniors and current NVCC students in need of financial assistance pursuing an associate degree at Northern Virginia Community College and intending to receive admission to a four-year university to pursue a degree in an environmental-related field.


Up to three non-renewable $5,000 scholarships will be awarded.


  • Student must be a graduating high school senior attending Northern Virginia Community College or a current student enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College.
  • Student must be pursuing a two-year associate degree from NVCC with the intention of transferring to a four-year university afterward to receive their bachelor’s degree.
  • Student must be pursuing a degree in an environmental-related field of study.
  • Student must demonstrate financial need through the submission of a short, written statement.
  • Student must clearly and compellingly demonstrate why they wish to pursue an environmental-related field of study, and how they hope to utilize their degree through the submission of an essay.


Eligible students should apply by clicking the button below.