CVGS Foundation

Governor's School Foundation

Rising costs coupled with limited funding have prompted many public educational institutions to seek partnerships with individuals and organizations within the private sector in order to enhance the educational opportunities offered to students. The Central Virginia Governor’s School Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation formed to receive contributions from individuals, organizations, businesses, and institutions for the purpose of promoting and enhancing the educational program provided for students by the Central Virginia Governor’s School for Science and Technology EIN: 54-1441933.

The Foundation is governed by a board of directors made up of CVGS parents or representatives of corporate partners. Foundation funds are used to supplement the normal operating budget of the Governor’s School and provide for what we at CVGS call our "margin of excellence" activities. Foundation funds provide students with access to state-of-the-art technology; support for research projects; trips to regional, state, and even national research fairs and symposia; and student recognition, including multiple student scholarships. If you would like to Donate to the CVGS Foundation, please click the Donors link in the "IN THIS SECTION" menu.


The CVGS Foundation provides funding for two different types of scholarships for CVGS seniors, the CVGS Foundation Scholarships and the Ann C. Wells Memorial Scholarship. Eligible seniors are invited to apply for both. 

The CVGS Foundation is excited to announce a new campaign to raise funds for a brand new scholarship program: the CVGS Founders' Scholarships! Once endowed, these two awards will be $10,000 each and will replace the Foundation Scholarships. The first two Founders' Scholarships should be awarded in the spring of 2025, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the CVGS program!

Foundation Scholarships ($1,000 each)

Five $1,000 Foundation Scholarships are awarded each spring. These are merit-based scholarships. The CVGS Foundation Scholarship Committee selects finalists from among all the applicants who complete and submit the application form and required recommendations by the deadline. Each finalist will be given an opportunity to make a brief presentation to, and answer questions from, the scholarship committee members. There is only one morning available for presentations and questions, and if a finalist is not able to present and interview that morning then, unfortunately, the panel will not be able to consider that applicant further. The date of the presentation and interviews is provided to all CVGS seniors each year. The current application and recommendation form are available from the CVGS Scholarship Coordinator who reaches out to all current CVGS students by email each year to inform them of these opportunities.

Ann C. Wells Memorial Scholarship for the Advancement of STEM Fields (up to $60,000 each)

This scholarship is awarded to two students each year, one male student and one female student. Each scholarship is $15,000 per year, renewable for three additional years for a total of $60,000 each. These are need-based and merit-based scholarships. The CVGS staff selects the awardees from among all the applicants who complete and submit the required paperwork by the deadline and who meet the financial need and academic guidelines. A link to the background information can be found below, and the current application and recommendation forms are available from the CVGS Scholarship Coordinator. The form for current Ann C. Wells Scholars to apply for scholarship renewal can be found below as well.