Making Education Affordable and Accessible

The Valencia Foundation seeks to provide the margin of excellence for which Valencia has long been known. The foundation is a separate, not-for-profit, IRS approved 501(c)(3) corporation chartered in 1974 to provide financially for the educational needs of Valencia that cannot be met through state aid or student tuition income. Sixty community leaders volunteer generously of their time, talent, and resources by serving on the board of directors.

Valencia Horizon Scholarships | $2.5 million

Contribute to covering two years of full tuition with 600 scholarships for at-risk high schoolers enrolled in the Valencia Horizon Scholars mentoring program, a partnership with the statewide Take Stock in Children program.

The Valencia Covenant (Take Stock in Children)

Hear Gabriela Rodriguez affirm how the support of a mentor inspired confidence in herself and made a significant difference in her life

Got College? Scholarship Endowment | $1.5 million

Support an endowed fund to award 60 scholarships each year as part of the Got College? initiative, a collaborative partnerships between Valencia College, the School District of Osceola County and the Education Foundation of Osceola County. This initiative has already increased the college-going rate in Osceola County more than 20 percent in six years.

Valencia College's The “Got College?” initiative
Got College? Boosting Higher Ed Attendance Rates

Multi-campus initiative leverages local resources to get more students interested in pursuing a higher education.

Kathleen Plinske is on a mission. As the president of Osceola and Lake Nona campuses, part of Valencia College in Florida, she wants her campuses to lead the state in college attendance—even if it takes 10 years.

Dreamer Scholarships | $1.2 million

Make higher education a reality for undocumented students through 200 scholarships for two years of full tuition at in-state rates.

Valencia College Dreamers

Hear from students who have achieved their dreams, despite their unique residency challenges, thanks to state lawmakers and Dreamer Scholarships.

Valencia A2B Scholarship Endowment | $1.5 million

Assist in awarding 20 scholarships each year to students pursuing a Valencia bachelor’s degree after completing an associate’s degree program.

Valencia Johnson Scholar Duneishka Roman
Two-Plus-Two to UCF Scholarships

Valencia Johnson Scholar Duneishka Roman plans to one day be a pediatrician, a goal to be realized in part by this unique scholarship program.

Johnson Scholarship Foundation’s mission is to assist disadvantaged people obtain an education. They recently issued a challenge grant that brought together a number of local colleges and UCF to fund scholarships.

First Generation Scholarships | $500,000

Help individuals who are the first in their families to attend college with $1,000 scholarships for 500 students.

Valencia Promise
The Valencia Promise

Contact a development officer to learn how you can invest in The Valencia Promise.