The VA Ready Scholars program was created for people who are recently out of work due to the economic impact of Covid-19. The VA Ready Scholars program is for people who want to gain access to new skills for in-demand jobs.

A VA Ready Scholar is someone who enrolls in and achieves a credential in approximately 30 select training programs offered through the FastForward program at one of Virginia’s Community Colleges.

More details about the program, including eligibility criteria, may be found in this flyer or by visiting