The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (Tobacco Commission) established a program in 2002 to offer assistance with a bachelor’s degree and, therefore, strengthen the economies of Southwest (SW) and Southern Virginia (SV) through education and training of its citizens. For the 2018-2019 academic year, new recipients will be applying for a loan with terms offered to earn forgiveness after graduation. Please click on “Program Information” above to learn more. Residents of SW (brown) or SV (blue) localities enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program at an accredited 4-year college or university, in-state or out-of-state, can submit an application. Residents of counties shaded in yellow are not eligible to apply.
The Tobacco Region Loan Forgiveness Program application portal has now closed for 2018-2019. We will accept documents until Friday, May 11, 2018, from students who have already completed and submitted a 2018-2019  application.