Virginia Western CC raises funds to help students get higher ed

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It's for Virginia Western's Community College Access Program (CCAP). Through the end of this week, those checking out in the grocery line can either donate $1 or $5 to the CCAP program.

CCAP provides two years of free tuition for eligible students who have a diploma from Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Roanoke County, Roanoke City or Salem City schools, and attended those schools for at least junior and senior year.

The program can help students like Brittany Helton ultimately transfer to a four-year institution or enter the workforce with a certificate or Associate's degree. Helton will be the first in her immediate family to receive a college degree.

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