Virginia Ready Initiative Are you unemployed? Has your employment been disrupted due to COVID-19? If so, then you may qualify for a one-time Virginia Ready Credential Achievement Award of $1,000. You must apply to Virginia Ready within five (5) calendar days of your FastForward course start date to be part of this program, if eligible. To learn more details and submit your application, click the following link: Apply to become a Virginia Ready (VA Ready) Scholar today!