- GCC/FredNats Jackie Robinson Essay contest
- Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Fund
- HireAHelper Scholarship
- Ellevation Education Scholarship Program
- The Mayfield Civic Association’s Scholarship
- Central Virginia Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club
- Tevin Jones Memorial Award
- Lauren A. Davies Memorial Scholarship
- Omicron Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
- AOC Dahlgren Roost Scholarship Program
- Virginia EL Supervisor’s Association (VESA)
- Virginia State University Alumni Association Florence Bailey Student Assistance Fund
- ISN Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships
- James W. and Leila G. Freeman Scholarship
- John W. & Ardell T. Brumit Scholarship
- USDA/1890 National Scholars Program
- VBA Bank Day Scholarship Program
- Breathing Blessings 2021 Scholarship
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Fredericksburg Rotary Club
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Xi Upsilon Omega Chapter Fredericksburg, Virginia
- Student Movement Against Cancer, Inc.
- Capital One’s Military Business Resource Group
- Naval STEM Student Opportunities
- P.E.O. Foundation Rita Berkey Memorial Scholarship
- Tau Rho Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Rho Zeta Sigma Chapter
- Fredericksburg Host Lions Club Scholarship
- Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarships
- Granville P. Meade Scholarship
- Douglas Frank Brown Volleyball Scholarship
- The Greater Rappahannock Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
- Alpha Alpha Alpha Zeta Five PearlZ Scholarship
- Gannon University BS Cybersecurity or BS Cyber Engineering programs
- The Steigleder Family Scholarship Fund
- Jermon Bushrod's Visualize & Rize Foundation
- AJ Slye Memorial Scholarship
- Optimist Club Essay Contest
- The Gloria Wille Bell and Carlos R. Bell Charitable Trust - University of Michigan
- 2020-2021 Vlogger Scholarship
- 50 Scholarships and Grants for Historically Black Colleges and Universities
- The Akron Advantage Freshman Award Programs
- Allen, Allen, Allen, and Allen Scholarship
- The Audrey Jones Scholarship of Excellence
- Burger King Scholar Awards
- The Ceili Anne Leahy Service Scholarship
- Chapter BZ of P.E.O International
- The Community Foundation
- Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond
- Davidson - John M. Belk & Lowell L. Bryan Scholarships
- Falmouth High School Alumni Association Bill Bolton Scholarship
- For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology (FIRST) Scholarship REMINDER TO CHECK
- Gospel Worship Experience Scholarship
- Horatio Alger Association
- Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
- Questbridge Scholarship Program
- Ron Brown Scholar Program
- Scholarship for Healthcare and Nursing Students of Historically Underrepresented Groups
- Scholarships for Minority Students
- Stafford Regional Choral Society
- StudentScholarships.org Website
- U.S. Army National Guard
- UVA Engineering Scholarship
- UVA Walter N. Ridley Scholarship
- The Woman's Club of Fredericksburg
- Save A Life Scholarship
- Hypeman Foundation Scholarships
Every April 15, Major League Baseball observes the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the sport’s color line in 1947, with every player wearing Robinson’s No. 42. The Fredericksburg Nationals are celebrating it with five $1,042 Germanna Community College scholarships to be awarded in June a part of the GCC/FredNats Jackie Robinson Essay contest. The competition is open to juniors and seniors at high schools in Germanna’s service region (Fredericksburg and the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, Culpeper, Orange, King George, Madison and Caroline).
To apply for one of the five scholarships to enter Germanna in the fall, go to germanna.edu/42essay. The deadline to enter is May 19. Winners will be announced June 19.
Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is accepting applications for our firm’s annual Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Fund. Created in 2008, the scholarship fund supports college-bound high school seniors in the DC Metro area from newly immigrated Ethiopian families.
The 2021-22 Application and Rules are available at https://www.chaikinandsherman.com/ethiopian-heritage-scholarship/
The scholarship application deadline is June 26, 2021. Winners will receive a $1,000 annual award, up to a maximum total award of $4,000.
We hope you’ll share this information by posting it on your school’s social media channels and adding this link to your school’s scholarship resources webpage: https://www.chaikinandsherman.com/ethiopian-heritage-scholarship/
HireAHelper is very passionate about helping students achieve higher education.
The $2,000 scholarship occurs four times a year and is open to high school seniors and current college students.
Our application dates are as follows:
- Spring Contest Cycle: April 17 - July 17 of each year.
- Summer Contest Cycle: July 18 - October 14 of each year.
- Fall Contest Cycle: October 15 - January 15 of the following year.
- Winter Contest Cycle: January 16 - April 16 of each year
You can find all the information related to the scholarship on HireAHelper Scholarship
The past year has challenged students in ways we could have never imagined. English learners have been significantly impacted by the pandemic, and all of us at Ellevation are amazed by their resilience and dedication to their education during the most unexpected of circumstances.
The Mayfield Civic Association provides a scholarship program to celebrate the contributions of Mr. W. L. Bailey, a local African-American businessman and community activist, who championed education for Fredericksburg’s area youth.
The goal of the scholarship is to encourage and provide some financial assistance for the Mayfield youth who look forward to enrich their minds through continued educational pursuits, to provide community members with some financial relief, to help students get started, and to inspire their continued efforts to reinforce their commitment to education.
The program provides scholarship opportunities to students who are actively involved in activities in the Mayfield community. One scholarship of $1000.00 or two scholarships of $500.00 each will be awarded. The recipient must live in Mayfield or have ties there.
- To promote the history of African American veterans
- To be a positive role model for youth in our community
- To support our veterans by visiting local veterans, their families, and supporting our fallen heroes
- To support charitable organizations in our community
- To uphold the traditions and standards of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club
- To promote motorcycle safety in our community
The Central Virginia Chapter of Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club is one of over 113 chapters within the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club (NABSTMC) across the United States and South Korea. The Central Virginia Chapter of Buffalo Soldiers will award a one-time sum of $1,000.00 to a qualified graduating high school senior residing in the chapter’s service area to include the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Caroline, King George, Orange County, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.
Eligibility requirements and the application can be found here. Please pass the information along to any of your college bound seniors who are eligible to apply.
The application deadline is April 19, 2021 and students can apply for the scholarship prior to being formally accepted to college.
The Lauren A. Davies Memorial Scholarship is being awarded to any graduating senior who has overcome significant challenges with courage and determination to further his/her education.
Born with sickle cell anemia, an incurable disease, Lauren's physical, mental, and societal life was greatly altered by its complications including cerebral strokes, constant transfusions, organ malfunctions and the need for supportive medical appliances and procedures. None of these deterred her efforts to complete her education and become a productive, active part of her community. Lauren met these almost insurmountable challenges with nerve and tenacity, touching the lives of many. Her successes came because she refused to let her illness with its many limitations, define her life.
A scholarship package is attached which includes an instruction sheet and scholarship application form.
The Scholarship Committee of the Omicron Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of the 2021 application period, which begins tomorrow, March 7, 2021.
We would like to offer financial assistance to any deserving male high school Senior in celebration of their academic excellence and contributions to their school and community. This assistance is in the form of a one-time scholarship award in the amount up to $1,000.00. Over the past 25 years, Omicron Alpha Lambda Chapter has awarded over 200 individual scholarships to deserving students.
All scholarship applications should be completed online at www.apaoal.com/scholarship.html. Each Applicant shall select the type of scholarship applying for. Each Applicant can apply for more than one scholarship, which must be a separate application providing all required documentation. Please note that testaments of character, financial need, and participation in extracurricular activities along with the completion of the essay question will all be considered in conjunction with the Applicant’s academic performance. The essay question should be 1000 words or less, which is equivalent to 2 pages or less.
Application deadline is April 4, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted. If there are online issues preventing the completion of the scholarship application, please download the application form, complete it, and then email completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee consisting of volunteers from Omicron Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Those Applicants selected to receive this scholarship will be notified no later than April 30, 2021. The scholarships will be awarded in May 2021. We look forward to working with you as we invest in our future leaders.
The Dahlgren Chapter of the Association of Old Crows has initiated a scholarship program to encourage high school seniors to pursue a college career in areas related to electronic defense.
The program has the following objectives:
- Through financial subsidies, assist in the undergraduate education of students in engineering, math and the hard sciences, who are likely to pursue careers in electronic defense and related academic courses and training.
- Create greater awareness and support in the educational community for electronic defense related academic courses and training.
- Support AOC national interest by encouraging students to seek engineering and hard science degrees and enter related professional fields.
- Promote member interest in the roost activities through fund raising and administration of the Scholarship Program.
The Virginia EL Supervisor’s Association (VESA), is pleased to offer scholarships again to English Learners who are planning to continue their studies after high school at an institution of higher learning. This is the 18th year that VESA has been able to provide promising students with scholarships.
The VESA Scholarship application form is attached here. You may duplicate the application as needed for your applicants. Please encourage your EL teachers and school counselors to assist students in gathering the required documents so that all applications will be complete at the time of mailing. The deadline for all applications is April 30, 2021. We will not be able to consider incomplete applications or applications received after this deadline.
The following criteria will be used for scholarship consideration:
· Student has been or was enrolled in an EL program for at least one year in grades 6-12 in a Virginia public school
· Student is enrolled in 12th grade at the time of application
· Student has financial need
· We are most interested to know your story as an English Learner: Tell us about your journey as well as your goals!
· English Learners pursuing technical programs or non-four-year programs after high school are encouraged to apply
Fredericksburg Area Alumni will award financial assistance of $500.00 or more to qualified students who are entering college as a freshman at Virginia State University. To qualify for the financial assistance award, students must comply with the criteria as set forth below and complete an application.
- Must attend Virginia State University
- Must be a resident of the local surrounding areas to include the City of Fredericksburg, and the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, and King George
- Must provide two (2) letters of recommendation preferably on letterhead from a Guidance Counselor, Teacher, Principal, Employer, Pastor or Community Leader, etc.
- Must provide verification of acceptance to Virginia State University
- Short essay - choose one topic:
Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades and technology means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, ISN will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.
Entries are now being accepted for the Winter scholarship, which runs from January 16th 2021-April 16th 2021.
You can find all the information related to the scholarship at the link below.
Our application dates are as follows:
- Spring Contest Cycle: April 17 - July 17 of each year.
- Summer Contest Cycle: July 18 - October 14 of each year.
- Fall Contest Cycle: October 15 - January 15 of the following year.
- Winter Contest Cycle: January 16 - April 16 of each year
Incoming Freshman Application
- Must be a resident of the Northern Virginia area (Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, Stafford, Fauquier and Loudoun counties; Cities of Alexandria, Culpepper, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, Manassas Park and Fredericksburg)
- Must have at least a 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Must complete scholarship application with required documents
- Must submit a current official, sealed high school transcript
- Must submit one personal recommendation (Examples: teacher, counselor, minister, employer, etc. relatives excluded)
- Must compose a short essay, typed, double-spaced, not to exceed 500 words
- Applications must be postmarked by April 7, 2021.
In 2021, $29,000 in college scholarships will be awarded by the Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation to twelve students across the Commonwealth.
- Six honorable mention winners, each winning a $1,000 scholarship.
- Six regional winners, each winning a $2,500 scholarship.
- One of the regional winners will be named the statewide runner-up winner, earning an extra $3,000 scholarship for a total of $5,500 in college scholarships!
- One of the regional winners will also be named the statewide winner, earning an extra $5,000 scholarship for a total of $7,500 in college scholarships!
Please remember that you will be contacting schools yourself in order to find students who are interested in participating in Bank Day. Below are some participation criteria reminders:
- Student(s) must currently be enrolled as a high school senior.
- Student(s) must hold a 3.0 or higher GPA.
- Student(s) must be a resident of Virginia.
- Student(s) must attend a high school in the state of Virginia.
- Homeschool students are eligible to participate, assuming he or she is equivalent to a high school senior and meets the above criteria.
- A child of a bank employee is allowed to participate, assuming he or she meets the above criteria.
- You may “virtually host” as many students as are interested.
- Student registrations continue
- March 5 – student registration closes
- Week of March 8th – students will receive specific program details from the VBA
- March 15 – Bank Day resource window opens and students will receive resource webpage link from the VBA
- Beginning March 15 – Virtual hosts can send supplemental resources to registered students
- April 2 – Bank Day resource window closes; student essays due to VBA by 5:00 p.m.
- By the end of April: Honorable Mention/Regional winners will be announced
By May 7: Statewide Runner-up and Statewide winners announced
Breathing Blessings is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide community services that will create educational, social, and cultural opportunities, focusing on underserved and low income families. We are offering scholarship opportunities to eligible high school seniors. Scholarships in the amount of $500 will be offered to those who will be attending a community college technical school or a four-year college or university. Please visit our website, www.breathingblessings.org for eligibility requirements and to retrieve the application.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a service organization composed of predominantly Black college educated women. A major focus of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is centered on Educational Development. In keeping with this theme we annually award scholarships to deserving high school seniors attending schools in our service areas (City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Stafford, Spotslyvania, King George, and Caroline).
Below is a link to the application for the 2021 Scholarship.
The Fredericksburg Rotary Club will again be awarding the Robert A. Kishpaugh Memorial Scholarship, a $5,000 academic scholarship, to a 2021 graduating James Monroe High School student. The academic scholarship will be given to an outstanding student who will be attending a four-year college or university in the fall of 2021. We are going to follow the same process as we did in 2020. Here is the plan we will follow for the award program:
1) We ask that you please distribute the attached scholarship application to all of the students ranked 1-50 in the Class of 2021. We would like to ensure that all the top ranked students in the graduating class have an opportunity to apply for the scholarship. As in past years, any student may apply; but we do want to assure the top ranked students are aware of the scholarship opportunity.
2) We will pick up the completed applications of all the students who chose to apply, on Friday, April 9, 2021.
3) The committee will meet after the interviews are completed to select the recipients of the scholarship. As soon as the committee has made its award decisions, we will notify you via email. We will continue to publicly present the award to the recipient at your school’s awards ceremony.
As in years past, we will be awarding the academic scholarship based on the following criteria: academic achievement, exceptional leadership, strong citizenship, and financial need. An application form can be found in the link below.
Cancer Fighter Scholarship from Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC), Inc. Applications are due on February 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (PT).
The Cancer Fighter Scholarship seeks to honor ten (10) graduating high school seniors from around the nation who have been leaders in the fight against cancer. This includes students who have battled cancer themselves, helped loved ones/friends through cancer, or led the fight against cancer in their school and community.
If you haven't already, we would truly appreciate you passing along this scholarship information to any student or staff member that you believe should be made aware of the opportunity.
Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC), Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower students across America to be the next generation of cancer fighters. For more information on SMAC, please direct your students to our website where you will find a video detailing our story as well as SMAC’s media features on CBS News, Fox Business, and other news publications.
Thank you for helping us empower the next generation of cancer fighters!
Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC) Scholarship Committee
Click here for SMAC's Website
Military servicepersons and their families selflessly sacrifice to protect our freedoms—and that’s why Capital One continues to pledge their undivided support. With a significant number of military families right here in Virginia, Capital One’s Military Business Resource Group has sponsored initiatives like merit-based scholarships for high school senior military dependents, making a big impact on our local communities. Qualified students are evaluated on academic achievement, community service, and leadership, resulting in one deserving Military Dependent Scholar receiving $5000, paid to the college or university they’ll attend.
This year, even as uncertainty has caused many programs to be downsized or eliminated, Capital One’s Military Business Resource Group has decided to triple down in support of Virginia military families! Starting in 2021, we’ll go from one scholarship award to three, in the amounts of $5000, $3000, and $2000. We’re beyond excited to increase our support for our military families and look forward to the next scholarship season.
Full eligibility criteria and application information can be found in the attached flyer. Applications are due March 15, 2021.
Please contact VAmilitaryscholarship@capitalone.com with any questions.
Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS)
Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)
Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)
Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART)
National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG)
The men of Tau Rho Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. are please to offer you an opportunity to apply for our scholarship.
The Tau Rho Chapter was organized in 1964 and since that time, we have given over $70,000 to assist area students for their educational expenses. Our organization was founded on the principles of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift. While we do many things to enhance the quality of life in our community, we feel strongest about helping to educate area students. We invite you to take the opportunity to visit our website and see some of the history of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Rho Zeta Sigma Chapter is pleased to announce it will award three $500 scholarships to three graduating male seniors from Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Caroline County, King George, and Stafford County.
As a fraternity, we are committed to the ideals of scholarship, establishing partnerships with elementary, middle schools, high schools and building student literacy.
The deadline for submission is April 16, 2021.
Grade point average of 2.5 or above. Copy of transcript
College accepted-copy of admission letter and your response to acceptance
Two letters of recommendation
What is your favorite subject in school and why?
What are your career goals?
Why did you choose the college/university you will attend?
What are your community service activities?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
What activities did you participate in while in school?
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
What do you know about Phi Beta Sigma?
Please sign and date submission, include mailing address and contact phone number.
- Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a course of study at an accredited institution of higher learning; e.g., vocational/technical school, community college, or a college/university
- Demonstrate a financial need
- Be involved in extracurricular activities and demonstrate leadership qualities
- Be involved in community service
- Hold a minimum grade point average of 2.0
The Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Program is awarding over 100 scholarships of $6,600 each for students pursuing associate degrees and vocational-technical certifications in specified fields of study.
High school graduates (or GED equivalent), undergraduates with less than a bachelor’s degree, or high school seniors
Planning to enroll part-time or full-time at an accredited vocational technical school, trade school, two-year community or state college for the 2021-2022 academic year
Pursuing an associate degree, credit-bearing certificate or an industry-recognized credential in one of the specified fields of study
To learn more, visit https://lockheedmartin.com/vocational
Click here to download a flyer
Deadline to apply: March 11, 2021 3:00 pm CT
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is announcing the Granville P. Meade Scholarship that provides financial assistance to students who have achieved academically but who are financially unable to attend college. The Granville P. Meade fund awards scholarships to eligible Virginia high-school seniors to attend one of Virginia's public or private colleges or universities.
Two students will be selected from Fredericksburg and surrounding area high schools to be the recipients, each in the amount of $1,000. Applicants must be high school seniors (male or female) planning to play volleyball in college, any division. A high school transcript, proof of an offer to play volleyball at the collegiate level, and a 300 word essay about the impact that volleyball has made on your life are required. A letter of recommendation is optional, but only one letter will be accepted.
The Greater Rappahannock (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is pleased to announce its 2021 Scholarship search. Four scholarships, in the amount of $1500 each, will be awarded to four outstanding African American students in our service area. The Sandra Holland King Education Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be given to a student majoring in the field of education and a student attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of $1,500, for a total of six non-renewable scholarships.
The ladies of Alpha Alpha Zeta Chapter are proud to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Alpha Alpha Alpha Zeta Five PearlZ Scholarship. The Five PearlZ Scholarship offers financial assistance with college-related expenses, to a graduating African-American female senior meeting the eligibility requirements. They must be enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited post-secondary institution (college, university, trade school, etc.) in Fall 2021.
If you meet the eligibility requirements, we encourage you to apply for the Five PearlZ Scholarship today. The deadline to submit your application for consideration is Monday, February 12, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Virtual Annual Finer Womanhood Brunch in March 2021.
Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania currently has an additional $3,000 Cyber Award available to any student who applies to the BS Cybersecurity or BS Cyber Engineering programs for Fall 2021 entry. In addition to the merit scholarship every student is awarded, this brings the total scholarship for each student to minimum $18,000-23,000 per year. You can find out more about our programs here: https://www.gannon.edu/academic-offerings/engineering-and-business/undergraduate/cybersecurity/
The Board of Directors of the Fredericksburg Area Builders Foundation awards scholarships on behalf of The Steigleder Family Scholarship Fund to one or more academically outstanding students who qualify for admission, and plan to attend (or who are already attending) the University of Richmond as a full-time undergraduate student. The scholarship amounts awarded have ranged between $3,000 - $6,500 per student each year (renewable), provided that the recipient continues to be enrolled as an undergraduate at the University of Richmond and maintains satisfactory academic citizenship.
The application can also be found on our website, https://www.fabava.com/steigleder-family-scholarship/
Jermon Bushrod’s Visualize & Rize Foundation is offering a $500.00 scholarship to two (2) James Monroe High School senior athletes who are furthering their education after graduation. To qualify for these scholarships the applicants must:
- 1. Presently be a senior (in good standing) and participated in an athletic program while in high school.
- 2. Have been accepted at a trade school, vocational training or college after graduation.
- 3. Turn-in a completed scholarship application, along with a copy of your college acceptance letter to the school guidance department no later than March 26, 2021.
The SlyeStrong#6 Foundation has been established in loving memory and honor of Andrew “AJ” Slye who is a testament to us all regarding how to endure and enlighten in the face of hardship.
Who is Eligible:
- Be a graduating senior at Stafford County Public Schools, Spotsylvania County Public Schools or Fredericksburg City Public Schools. One scholarship will be awarded.
- Has been immediately impacted by a cancer diagnosis (parent or guardian, sibling or self)
- Will attend an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university in the fall of 2021.
(Family Members of the SlyeStrong#6 Foundation Board are not eligible.)
Amount: up to $2,000.00 sent to the college or university the applicant will be attending.
Application Deadline: March 14, 2021
Selection Process: All applications will be evaluated by the SlyeStrong#6 Scholarship Committee for the final award.
Submit Completed Application to: SlyeStrong#6 Foundation, c/o Laura Slye, 34 Brittany Lane, Stafford, VA 22554
For more information please click here.
The Gloria Wille Bell and Carlos R. Bell Scholarship Program for the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan -
During their lifetimes, Gloria Wille Bell and Carlos R. Bell, longtime residents of Gloucester County, Virginia, created a trust fund to provide scholarship support to forward the careers of students pursuing degrees in engineering, mathematics physics, computer science or another related scientific field at the University of Michigan. The scholarship support is based on academic accomplishments rather than financial need. The scholarship program will provide up to $80,000 over four years of undergraduate study to students selected from the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a preference given to residents of the Gloucester, Virginia area. The scholarship program is available online and all applications, including essays, will be submitted online. Please visit the trust's website www.bellscholarship.org for detailed information about the scholarship in general, frequently asked questions, and the application process, including essay details.
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Historically Black Colleges & Universities represent some of the oldest institutions of higher education operating in the United States. Being accepted into an HBCU is a great honor; allowing for students to be in an environment that provides a connection to black history, celebrates black culture, and offers outstanding programs. Although HBCUs are well known for making college accessible for low-income students, the cost of attending continues to be a roadblock for potential students.
In an effort to support these students, AffordableCollegesOnline.org has created a guide that lists 50 scholarships available for HBCU students, how to land them, and where to find more information. See below:
Scholarships for Historically Black Colleges and Universities
The Akron Advantage Blue Award is a $4,700 scholarship with the following criteria:
- High school GPA minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- ACT composite score minimum of 21 or SAT combined test score minimum of 1000
- And applicant must be a dependent of a UA alumnus/alumna.
The Akron Advantage Gold Award is a $7,700 scholarship with the following criteria:
- high school GPA minimum of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
- applicant must be in top 10% of high school class
- ACT composite score minimum of 27 or SAT combined test score minimum of 1200.
For more information, please visit www.uakron.edu
In its 30th year, the George E. Allen Academic Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors throughout Virginia who have overcome adversity and shown significant academic promise. Allen & Allen is proud to honor its founder, George E. Allen, Sr., through this program. Mr. Allen was faced with the tragic loss of his mother as a young child. He had to work to put himself through college and law school and went on to build one of the premier personal injury law firms in the country. In celebration of his achievements, this scholarship recognizes students who, despite obstacles or special challenges, have achieved high standards of performance.
We will award fifteen $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors throughout Virginia. Please share this information with students you feel meet the criteria. Additional information and the application can be accessed through our website at www.allenandallen.com/scholarships.
Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2021 to be eligible for consideration.
If you have any questions regarding the scholarship program or the application process, please contact Elizabeth Roberts, Marketing Programs Manager at
elizab_ email@example.com or 804-257-7542.
The 2021 VaBHMA Audrey Jones Scholarship of Excellence!
Therefore, the VaBHMA will award $500 annually to one individual, who like Audrey Jones, was committed to academic excellence and serving the community in which she loved.
A monetary award from the Virginia Black History Month Association.
A complimentary ticket to the (Virtual) Gala.
A large poster-size check with name and amount.
A complimentary gift from the Virginia Black History Month Association.
A Certificate of Achievement from the Virginia Black History Month Association.
$1,000 to $50,000 Scholarships Available Now! Tell your students to apply today!
High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses, or domestic partners In the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico can apply to receive $1,000 to $50,000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year!
High school seniors must:
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
- Be active in their school, community and/or have work experience
Don’t let your students miss their chance to become a BURGER KING® Scholar.
To learn more and apply visit bk-scholars.com
Application deadline: December 15, 2020.
This scholarship is awarded to
Additional consideration will be given to applicants who plan to pursue education and a career dedicated to public service, particularly in an area important to Ceili such as environment, sustainability, human rights, global development, or realization of peace and justice.
This scholarship honors the legacy of Ceili Anne Leahy, a member of the James Monroe High School Class of 2014.
Ceili fought cancer with grace and dignity as she continued her high school studies and extra-curricular activities. She graduated in 2014 and attended the University of Virginia that fall. Ceili died in January 2016.
Ceili was an excellent student but, more importantly, an exceptional person with a strong commitment to public service. She cared deeply about people, human rights, justice, and the environment. Ceili worked tirelessly to improve the human condition and the natural world. She was a great friend and colleague who had the ability to bring out the best in those around her, helping others to see the inherent goodness in themselves. She led by example and through the passion she demonstrated for her beliefs. She was creative, particularly in writing, and loved to laugh, travel, and learn about other cultures.
Ceili was president of JM’s French and Amnesty International Clubs. At UVa she studied global sustainability and was active with Habitat for Humanity, the Community Garden, and the Outdoors Club. She planned to join the Peace Corps after college and pursue a career in global sustainability and writing.
Scholarship funds may be used for post-secondary educational expenses including tuition, books, fees, room and board. (Post-secondary education can include college/university, vocational school, trade school, etc.)
Our Star Scholarship is a highly competitive one-time $2,500 scholarship recognizing graduating high school senior women who demonstrate outstanding leadership, academic achievement, extracurricular activities and community service and who plan to pursue full or part time post-secondary education in the United States or Canada beginning the fall following their high school graduation.
A woman is eligible to be recommended for the P.E.O. Star Scholarship provided she:
On behalf of Chapter BZ, I am looking for interested candidates. If you know of one or more students who would be eligible for our Star Scholarship, please ask such student or students to email me a letter and resume by September 15 so that we may consider sponsoring her application. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
My full contact information is Barbara Reynolds, 7422 Lees Command Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22407; email email@example.com and phone number 540-412-6469. Please do not hesitate to contact in any manner convenient to you if you have additional questions or if I may be of assistance to you.
Visit the Scholarship page at www.cfrrr.org/apply/ scholarships.
Start early! Allow enough time to file your Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) application. FAFSA Student Aid Report results are a required attachment of many Community Foundation scholarship applications.
Decide which scholarship/s to apply for.
Review the requirements and begin gathering needed information.
You will use the online application system to request recommendations from teachers, coaches and counselors. You will need their email addresses. Request these references early – they may take the longest to collect. Applications that do not receive all requested recommendations will not be considered for review.
Ask questions! Use The Community Foundation website cfrrr.org. Ask your guidance counselor for help.
John M. Belk Scholarship
a four-year scholarship covering tuition, fees, room and board
two special study stipends ($3000 each)
Davidson awards two full tuition Bryan Scholarships to one female and one male athlete in each incoming class.
Each year, scholarships are awarded by the Falmouth High School Alumni Association to deserving graduates. To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be a DIRECT descendant of a person who attended Falmouth High School between the years of 1931-1952 (recently extended thru 1956). The recipient(s) is chosen on the merits of this application by a judging committee of the Alumni Association. The application must be verified/signed by the student's Guidance Counselor and postmarked no later than APRIL 5th of the graduating year. Once the following information has been provided to the FHS Treasurer, the scholarship in the form of a check will be sent to the college where the recipient has been accepted: Date due, student ID number, College address and treasurer.
Students must be on the Robotics Team for one season and have plans to go to college for a degree in science, math, engineering or technology. For information regarding applications and deadlines, please visit the main website at https://www.firstinspires.org/scholarships You may also see Mr. Foley in room 100 if you have questions.
106 scholarships at $25,000 each
As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.
The scholarship application is available NOW and the scholarship deadline is Oct. 25th.
APPLY FOR THE 2020 PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS
Maybe you planted a garden to feed the hungry. Maybe you found a way to support U.S. troops and veterans. Perhaps you collected clothes or toys and gave them to children in need. No matter your volunteer project, we want to hear about it – in your application for the 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Every middle-level and high school in the nation – and designated local youth service organizations – can select a Local Honoree. If you are named a Local Honoree, you’ll be eligible for statewide recognition, a $1,000 scholarship, a silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., where America’s top 10 youth volunteers of 2020 will be named. The 10 National Honorees receive additional $5,000 scholarships, gold medallions, trophies, and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for non-profit charities of their choice.
This program works with high achieving low income students by providing academic and financial support to college. This is a matching and binding process that guarantees low income students a full four year scholarship. UVA is a partner school with this program. Visit www.questbridge.org for information.
The Ron Brown Scholarship is a national award given to low-income African American high school seniors of outstanding promise who excel academically, show exceptional leadership skills, and make an impact on their communities through service to others. Ron Brown Scholars receive a $40,000 academic scholarship to be used toward educational expenses at an accredited four-year college or university, and are provided mentoring and guidance, leadership experiences, and service opportunities. The Ron Brown Scholarship accepts applications only from current high school seniors. We begin accepting applications on August 1st and have an early application deadline of November 1st. The final deadline is January 9th. Applications may be found at www.ronbrown.org. Ron Brown scholarship winners are notified no later than April 1st each year.
For more information on programs offered by the Ron Brown Scholar Program, click here.
For more information regarding the scholarship, including the application and a FAQ's section, click here.
Historically underrepresented groups are those who have, throughout history, had lower representation in higher education or certain careers due to structural discrimination and racism. As recently as 2018, college enrollment rates were significantly lower for Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Pacific Islander or Native/Indigenous Americans in the 18- to 24-year-old age group than for their white counterparts. Moreover, Black and Hispanic/Latinx college students are more likely than white students to drop out of college.
It’s not just race or ethnicity that predisposes certain groups to lower educational attainment; gender identity, ability, and sexual orientation (and intersections of these with race/ethnicity) are also factors that pose barriers to postsecondary degree completion. For instance, women more frequently attend and graduate from college than men, but they’re also more likely to drop out if finances become a problem than men are. And students with disabilities are three times more likely to not complete high school than those without disabilities, let alone attend or complete college.
Financial burden is the top reason student cite dropping out of school in general. This financial burden is often higher for those from historically marginalized groups. Poverty levels among Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Indigenous people are significantly higher than the 9% poverty rate among the white population, and those with disabilities as a group have a 29% poverty rate.
The scholarships, all open to students nationwide, are available to those in historically underrepresented groups, including those who are pursuing healthcare careers, such as nursing, health administration, or allied health careers.
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The Stafford Regional Choral Society is proud to announce our 2021 competition! There are THREE awards now. We will continue with our three categories: Vocal and Instrumental and Piano awards but now offer a $250.00 All applications are available online. Paper applications are accepted based on date of cancelled postage. Emailed applications need to be in before midnight on the day due. Our competition will be held thru Zoom this year.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email StaffordRegionalChoralSociety@yahoo.com or call Barb LeRoy @ 832- 398-6718.
Visit www.studentscholarships.org to find numerous scholarships for which you may be eligible. Scholarships for Virginia Students include:
- The Gilbraitti Scholarship
- Youth Volunteer Scholarship
- Healthy Choices Scholarship
- Scholarship by Design Award
- Caretenders Scholarship
- LM Scholarship
- Rogers Community Volunteer Scholarship
- Sedary & Associates Scholarship
- Lift Parts Express Scholarship
As you know, the COVID-19 Pandemic has changed the way the world works. From telework to the virtual classroom, everything we do these days is on-line. Even our colleges are adapting to the new environment through full time classroom, hybrid, or 100% online learning. This summer's SAT and ACT tests were cancelled affecting how colleges and entities like ours review applications. Please let your students know that we are working every day to ensure that we develop and maintain the processes necessary to ensure that we can continue to offer these scholarships despite the challenges created by COVID-19.
Army ROTC provides full tuition and fees (or $10K for room and board) scholarships to over 2000 high school students each year. We intend to continue to sustain that same level of commitment into 2021. In addition to the tuition and fees, the scholarship pays $1200 annually for books and a stipend of $420 per months (for up to 10 months a year.)
If you have specific questions, feel free to email us and we will get back with you quickly.
Scott E. Sonsalla
Director, Recruiting Marketing and Incentives Division
US Army Cadet Command
Students interested in the field of Engineering will be reviewed for scholarships. Typically, these students have excelled academically in science and math. They are usually in the top 20% of their class. For more details, please visit http://www.seas.virginia.edu/diversity/
The Black Alumni Association sponsors this scholarship designed to support African American Students who have chosen to go to UVA. These students typically have excelled academically in school and are usually in the top 15% of their class, and have special talents and/or leadership qualities. For more information, please visit http://aig.alumni.virginia.edu/ridley/
A graduating female will receive a $1000 award to a four-year Virginia college that she will be attending in the fall.
A check from the Woman's Club of Fredericksburg will be sent to the designated college.
The Woman's Club Board of Directors will review the qualifying applications and will make the final selection.
$1500 scholarship offered twice a year to students majoring in the healthcare and education fields, has an October 1 deadline in the fall semester. Care-giving and teaching can both be challenging but incredibly rewarding professions. This scholarship is available to further the education and career development of future doctors, nurses, technicians, professors, and teachers of all areas of specialization with this scholarship.
See more info: https://www.onlinecprcertification.net/scholarship.php
The HYPEMAN Foundation has scholarships available to honor Isaac "HypeMan" Evans. Isaac was an outstanding student at The James Monroe HS and Class President of the Class of 2015. Isaac was tragically killed in a car crash in March 2021. His family is honoring his legacy by Honoring African American Males between the ages of 18-25 with scholarships and awards for their perseverance and exceptionalism.
Please see more information about the scholarships here; https://thehypemanfoundation.com/scholarships-and-awards