The Columbus Phipps Foundation begins January of each year taking applications for scholarships from students attending colleges or professional schools in the fall. Students who receive scholarships must reapply each year. Eligibility is limited to students who have graduated or will graduate from a Dickenson County High School, or have obtained a GED from Dickenson County. These scholarships will be granted until available funds have been expended.

Also, the Foundation awards a limited number of Merit Scholarships to students graduating each year from Ridgeview High School. These awards are based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and community service. These awards are valued at one thousand dollars per semester and are renewable for four years. A separate application must be completed. Applications for scholarships must be postmarked or in the Foundation office by May 15. Students applying after this date may not receive a scholarship. 

Grant & Scholarship Applications — Click or tap each application type below to access the relevant form.

Applications for scholarships and grants may also be picked up at the following locations:

  • The Guidance Department of Ridgeview High School.
  • The Financial Aid Office at University of Virginia's College at Wise. 
  • The Financial Aid Office at Mountain Empire Community College.
  • The Financial Aid Office at Southwest Virginia Community College.
  • The Columbus Phipps Foundation Office on Main Street in Clintwood.


Applications should be mailed to the following address:
The Columbus Phipps Foundation
PO Box 1145
Clintwood, VA 24228

*Scholarships and grants will be awarded on an objective nondiscriminatory basis.