our mission

To help students enrolled in Northern Virginia Community College who face financial challenges in achieving their academic and personal potential.

our program


NOVA Friends Fund Program consists of a one-time stipend of $750 and regular monthly meetings with an academic coach to ensure the recipient’s continued academic success. 

We select students for our program based on nominations from current NOVA faculty. If you are a NOVA professor ready to nominate a student, please go to the Nominations page.  





Focus on the students

whom we serve

We serve students who are currently enrolled in classes at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and will remain NOVA students for the semester when the stipend is awarded.

Students selected in the program, receive a one-time financial assistance and are matched with a mentor/coach to ensure their continued academic success.

You can see the past recipients of our grants here


Past Recipients


NOVA Friends Fund is a public charity under the IRC Section 501(c)(3). Your generous donations are tax-exempt. 

We like transparency and accountability. All our staff are volunteers, our operating costs are paid directly by our president’s private funds, so that 100% of your charitable contributions go towards student stipends


You can find more about our operations and finances on the ABOUT US page.  

You can support our work through Amazon Smile program or donate directly.




Be the change


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Every time you make a purchase through Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate to NOVA Friends Fund at no added cost to you.