We’ve produced and curated a variety of career resources and support services for VA Ready Scholars that are available on our website.
Is There a Deadline for Signing up to Be a VA Ready Scholar to Receive the $1,000 Credential Achievement Award?
Students should sign-up for the VA Ready Scholars program prior to or within 5 calendar days of starting their FastForward course to ensure eligibility for the program.
FastForward offers roughly 400 training and credential programs. VA Ready used a rigorous approach to identify approximately 30 of the most in-demand occupations across three broad industry categories that are eligible for this supplementary program. We focused on occupations with the most need for skilled workers, the skills that can be acquired through short-term programs, […]
VA Ready Scholars who complete one of the eligible programs and obtain the relevant credential will receive a Credential Achievement Award in the amount of $1,000. The FastForward program will have already covered 2/3 of the tuition. See the eligible programs here.
Scholars can sign-up for VA Ready on our website after they have registered for a supported FastForward course. We ask students to provide basic information and click to agree to the VA Ready Scholars Agreement.
See our full list of supported FastForward programs here.
VA Ready is open to motivated Virginians who enroll in one of the VA Ready approved credential courses within the FastForward program.
VA Ready Scholars are motivated Virginians who are registered at one of the Virginia Community College System’s 23-member institutions and participating in the FastForward Program in one of VA Ready’s selected training programs. VA Ready Scholars must also sign our VA Ready Scholars Agreement.