Thank you for visiting the Blacksburg High School Scholarships Blog. This will be your central location to find scholarship opportunities for the 2018-2019 school year. Be sure to check the site regularly for new postings!
Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award
Enter to win a $10,000 scholarship when you sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college. No purchase or student loan necessary for students to enter or win. To learn more, visit https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/ Contest runs until Jan. 31, 2019. A winner will be drawn on on Feb. 7, 2019.
Bell Scholarship Program
Bell Scholarships are merit-based scholarships intended to enhance recruitment efforts for academically talented students pursuing undergraduate science-related degrees. Eligible students must hold a 3.0 GPA, live in VA (or other selected geographic regions), be accepted at the University of Michigan, and plan to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science or another related scientific field in the College of Engineering or the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
For more information and the scholarship application: https://bellscholarship.org/
APPLICATION DUE: FEBRUARY 1, 2019
Burger King Scholarship
This program has awarded $32 million in scholarships to more than 30,000 high school students, BK® employees, and their families since 2000. In 2018 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.7 million to more than 3,400 students. Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000, and recipients are selected based on grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.
The application period begins on Oct. 15, 2018 and closes Dec. 15, 2018. The first 50,000 apps will be processed. Click here for eligibility requirements and to apply.
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2018
UVA-Affiliated Scholarships (the following 4 listed are for UVA only):
1). University Achievement Award:
Awarded to exceptional students applying to UVA from Virginia who will add to the diversity of the student population. The award covers full tuition and required fees. Awards are based primarily on Virginia residency, academic merit, leadership, and outstanding citizenship. A student must also satisfy at least two of the following conditions: (1) have a history of overcoming adversity; (2) be a first generation college student; (3) be a member of an underrepresented minority or ethnic group; (4) be a member of a low income family; (5) reside in a rural or inner-city location; (6) have been raised in a single parent household. A committee reviews all applicants from Virginia for possible awards, and notifications are sent in early April. Please see Mrs. Combs in guidance by December 12 if you would like to be considered for a nomination for this scholarship.
2). John A. Blackburn Scholarship:
The Blackburn scholarship was established to honor John A. “Jack” Blackburn, who served as dean of admission from 1985 until he died in 2009. Friends and colleagues of the former dean created the scholarship and began raising funds when they first learned he was ill. More than $1.8 million has been raised so far, including a contribution from all deans of admission at Virginia public universities. Please see Mrs. Combs in guidance by December 12 if you are applying to UVA and would like to be considered for a nomination for this scholarship.
3). Oliver Linwood Perry Endowed Scholarship:
Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students attending the University of Virginia who demonstrate a history of service with Native American communities. There is preference given to work done with communities indigenous to the Commonwealth of Virginia within its current geographic boundaries. Please see Mrs. Combs in guidance by December 12 if you would like to be considered for a nomination for this scholarship.
4). Walter N. Ridley Scholarship:
The Black Alumni Association sponsors several scholarships designed to support African-American students coming to UVA. These scholarships cover full tuition and fees, and is renewable for four years. Students typically have excelled academically, are in the top 15% of their class, and have special talents and/or leadership qualities. The Ridley Scholarship is for Virginians only. They are brought to Grounds to compete through a selection process. Go to http://aig.alumni.virginia.edu/ridley/ for more information. Please see Mrs. Combs in guidance by December 12 if you would like to be considered for a nomination for this scholarship.
Worried about $$$ for college? Maybe a Work College is the Right Fit for You!
Work colleges offer enhanced learning opportunities by integrating Work, Learning, and Service throughout the college experience. Students earn a valuable degree plus attributes like: critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, decision-making, leadership, professionalism and a quest for lifelong learning. Graduates complete their degree with considerably less debt than their peers. Three colleges even cover the full cost of tuition for qualified students. Every work program is distinctive, but all teach students the critical balance of study, community service & managed work expectations. Most work positions are limited to 10-15 hours per week and designed to enhance the collegiate experience. "Earning while learning" reduces student debt and provides employers with dedicated professionals who have proven experience and work ethic. Work College graduates report their college better prepared them for their current job compared to their peers at other institutions. The seven federally recognized Work Colleges in the US are: Alice Lloyd, Berea College, Blackburn College, College of the Ozarks, Ecclesia College, Sterling College, and Warren Wilson College. Go to www.workcolleges.org for more information.
Berea's Tuition Promise Scholarship
All admitted students to Berea College receive a Tuition Promise Scholarship. This scholarship, combined with financial aid as well as scholarships you may be awarded by outside parties, covers 100% of tuition costs. For most Berea students, the Tuition Promise Scholarship amounts to over $155,000 across 4 years. NO STUDENT PAYS FOR TUITION. A student's income should not dictate their outcome.
Career and Technical Education Scholarship
The Montgomery Co. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Foundation Board of Directors fully supports our youth in continuing their education at an associate's level or a professional certification. Preference for this scholarship will be given to those careers where we find local employee shortages. We will give a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 ($500 for fall and $500 for spring). Funds will be sent to New River Community College for application to the student's account. The funds can be used for textbooks.
Criteria: The recipient of this scholarship will demonstrate proficiency in career and technical education, and obtain a reference from one teacher from Career and Technical Education. Each Applicant will have been accepted to New River Community College and show appropriate documentation. "Please write a 150 word essay (separate sheet) on why a career path in career and technical trades is important to you and your community. Please include why this scholarship is important to you."
If you would like a copy of the application, please see Mrs. Combs in guidance. The deadline for consideration is noon on February 28, 2019.
The Mary T. Tutle Memorial Scholarship
Mary Tutle was a vibrant business leader who loved life, and valued building relationships, networking, and living UT Prosim (VT's motto-That I May Serve) in business and all aspects of her life. To keep her memory alive, an annual scholarship of $1,000 has been established to be given to a student graduating from a Montgomery County, VA high school who has been accepted to the Pamplin College of Business at VT. Funds will be sent to VT for application to the student's account.
Criteria: The recipient of this scholarship will demonstrate similar leadership qualities as they transition from high school to VT. "Write a 150 word essay (separate sheet) on why leadership is important for a young adult and what leadership qualities you have demonstrated during your junior and senior years. Please indicate why this scholarship is important to you."
If you would like a copy of the application, please see Mrs. Combs in guidance. The deadline for consideration is noon on February 28, 2019.
Virginia Freemasons Grand Lodge of Virginia Scholarship
This Scholarship provides financial assistance to deserving men and women from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Freemasons are committed to high standards of excellence, and part of this commitment is carried out by the Scholarship Program. The Grand Lodge Committee on Higher Education reviews applications and awards scholarships up to $1,000 each to HS Seniors. These are renewable for 4 consecutive years depending on the availability of funds and the students' satisfactory performance and continuing need.
The deadline for requesting a transcript from Mrs. Wright in the guidance office to accompany the application is February 22, 2019. If you need a paper copy of the application, see Mrs. Combs.
The deadline for returning the completed application to the VA Freemasons is March 1, 2019. For a copy of the application and more information, go to:
Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship
The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Three runner-up scholarship awards of $2,500 each will be granted. The scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive their scholarship immediately upon graduation from high school (public, parochial, military, private, or home school) and must utilize the total award within four (4) years of their graduation date, excluding active military duty or religious mission. Additionally, The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will join the Youth Champion delegation and participate in the Legion’s Annual National Convention. Nomination packets must be received by each applicant’s respective American Legion department (state) headquarters no later than March 1, 2019. For more information, go to email@example.com
Scholarships for National Honor Society Seniors now open!
This year, 600 of the most outstanding NHS members will be selected for $2 million in funding, with one national winner receiving a $25,000 scholarship.
October 1--Online applications open
December 7--Deadline for student applications
December 14---Deadline for recommendations (Advisor, principal, and faculty recommendation required for each application (all recommendatons submitted online.) Learn more at: www.nhs.us/scholarship
William and Mary Hosts Law-Related Programs for High School Students!
The Center for Legal & Court Technology (CLCT) at W & M Law School announces the 2019 law-related program for HS students. This unique and innovative program consists of interactive and dynamic courses designed to stimulate conceptual learning and problem solving skills. The courses cover a variety of topics ranging from the US legal system, contracts and torts, to legal issues arising from emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence. We recommend these courses to students who want to explore what studying law entails, and for those who have a passion for gov't. studies or are interested in business/technology. All classes are held at the W&M Law School in Williamsburg, VA, and taught by Law School faculty and staff. This offers an exceptional opportunity for HS students to experience life in a law school that is home to the most technologically advanced courtroom in the nation.
A full list of courses, including dates and prices, is available on CLCT’s website:www.legaltechcenter.net. Info? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-221-2494.
Several Random Scholarships to Check Out!
1). Win a $2500 Rover Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2019
2). Essay Contests for Ayn Rand’s Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged
Deadline: January 15, 2019 and April 25, 2019
3). Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019
4). Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018 (fall contest) and May 31, 2019 (spring contest)
Comprehensive List of Enrichment Programs and Opportunities Across VA
Below is the link to a list of many enrichment programs and opportunities for students offered throughout the state of Virginia:
Like to Shop? How About Getting Paid to Do It?
Kroger#210 at University City Boulevard in Blacksburg is hiring team members for their Click-List shopping experience. Shoppers place their orders online, you fill their orders, and then deliver the purchase to their car curbside. If this sounds like a perfect fit for you, apply for a Click-List position at jobs.kroger.com, or to learn more about the program, go to kroger.com/ClickList.
New Scholarship Available for Students of Middle Income Families!
Liberty University is offering the new Middle America Scholarship for first time residential undergraduate students enrolling in Fall 2019, helping make college education more affordable for middle-income families. Liberty is the first university in the U.S.—public or private—to design a financial assistance program in this manner. “If a qualifying student does not receive a full federal Pell Grant, Liberty University is funding the difference,” said Ashley Reich, VP of Student Financial Services. As higher education costs rise, the scholarship will enable more students raised on working-class incomes to pursue degrees that will lead to higher-paying career opportunities. Families whose total annual income typically ranges from $35,000-$95,000 may be eligible for over $5,000 per year. The scholarship will assist applicants enrolling full time in degree-seeking programs to reach the equivalent of a full Pell Grant amount allowed each year. For more information and a full list of eligibility requirements, visit Liberty.edu/MiddleAmerica.
Montgomery County Retired Educators Association Scholarship
The Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association (MCTRA) will offer a $1,000 scholarship to a Montgomery County High School senior who plans to enroll in a program that will lead to a degree in the field of public education. Applications are available from Mrs. Combs in the counseling office.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 30, 2019
National Beta Scholarship Program
This year, National Beta will award over 250 scholarships, ranging in value from $1,000 to $15,000 to deserving Senior Beta Members. All 12th grade Betas are invited to apply. (Members must be registered with the National Office by Nov. 1 of their senior year to apply.) They are looking for academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, commendable character, school & community service, and participation in National Beta. For more info., visit, betaclub.org/scholarship.
Application Opens: November 1, 2018 Deadline to Apply: January 24, 2019
38 Community Foundation of the New River Valley Scholarships
This organization oversees the largest pool of local and regional scholarships in the New River Valley. Each scholarship is from a different donor, and some have specific criteria for qualification or may have the requirement of an additional essay or letters of recommendation. For more information on how to apply, and for a list of the available scholarships this year, go to CFNRV@cfnrv.org.
Application deadline is Friday, February 1, 2019.
Recipients are announced the second week of April, 2019.
Funds will be distributed at the end of June in the form of checks issued to the students' college of choice.
The Coolidge Scholarship for America--for JUNIORS Only!
This Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the U.S. Any HS junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2020 and is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current HS seniors are not eligible). Coolidge Scholars are selected based on academic excellence, interest in public policy, appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service. The Coolidge Foundation invites the top 100 applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit Weekend in Washington, D.C and a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applicants who make it to the finalist level, but do not win the full scholarship, receive a one-time finalist scholarship of $5,000. The scholarship application and additional info is on our site: www.coolidgescholars.org. Please note the deadline is 5:00 PM EST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Questions? Go to email@example.com or (802) 672-3389 ext. 114.
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Hampden-Sydney College Scholarships
Did you know that you may automatically qualify for scholarships to Hampden-Sydney on just your GPA and test scores alone? If you have between a 3.3 and 4.0, and have scores between 1100 and 1450 (23-32 on ACT), you automatically qualify for scholarships. Go to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more, or call (800) 755-0733.
Elon University Odyssey Program
The Odyssey Program is need-based scholarships awarded to prospective members of the 1st year student class. Students who submit the Odyssey Program application will be considered for each of ten prestigious scholarships. These range in value from $30,000 to full tuition over 4 years and include grants up to $4,000 for global study, internships, service, research, or leadership. Descriptions & selection criteria for each scholarship is available to students who have submitted an application at admissions.elon.edu/status. The application deadline is Jan. 10, 2019.
The Lee-Jackson Foundation Scholarship (Juniors AND Seniors)
The objective of the program is to acquaint young people with the historical legacy of two of Virginia’s most famous military figures, Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. The Foundation has established a non-discriminatory scholarship program and sponsors an annual essay competition to make its awards. 18 scholarships will be awarded to VA public, private, or home school HS juniors and seniors submitting essays on any aspect--positive OR negative--of the career, character, or legacy of General Lee or Stonewall Jackson. The Foundation will award a $2,000 and $1,000 scholarship to the 1st and 2nd place winners in each of VA’s 8 public HS regions. The Foundation will also award a $2,000 and $1,000 scholarship to private or home school students. 1st place winners will be judged together to determine the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners overall. Bonus scholarships of $10,000, $4,000, and $1,000 will be awarded to these students. Additionally, a $1,000 award will be given to a school in each of the 9 judging sectors in the name of the HS teacher or advisor who sponsors the most participating students in that sector. Advisors must sponsor a minimum of 50 participating students to be eligible. For more info., go to www.lee-jackson.org. Deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2019.
BE SPARKLING. BE SMART. BE THE FUTURE.
Are you a senior who is not afraid to be themselves? We are looking for fun and unique candidates for our Flavorful Futures Scholarship. Sparkling Ice® is awarding FIVE $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures. If this sounds like you, apply today!
Lunch Pail Defense Scholarship
VT Defensive Coach "Bud" Foster sponsors a need-based scholarship for students from the New River/Roanoke Valley regions of VA who have demonstrated 'resilience in the face of hardship". Other eligibility requirements are a 2.5 minimum GPA, proof of college acceptance, two written references, and a one-page essay. There are some restrictions, as well. For an application and more details, go to www.lunchpaildefense.com/lunch-pail-scholarship; Deadline: March 5, 2019.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
This scholarship program for HS seniors honors the legacy and character of our 40th president through scholarships for exemplary young leaders. Demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship? You could be awarded up to $40,000. Learn about week-long leadership camps at the Reagan Library in CA, scholarships for outstanding HS communicators, and summer/semester internship opportunities in Washington, D.C. Apply at reaganfoundation.org/scholarships by Jan. 4, 2019.
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
The College Board is investing $5 million per year in the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, starting with the class of 2020. You are eligible to earn scholarships by taking actions like building a college list on BigFuture, or practicing for the SAT on Khan Academy during certain windows in your junior and senior years. For each of the six steps that you complete, you are eligible for a drawing for increasing amounts of scholarship money--it's that easy! For a list of deadlines or more info, go to cb.org/opportunity ASAP! The first windows open on Dec. 1, 2018!
Pathways Flight Academy
If you are at least age 16 by the summer, Pathways Flight Academies will immerse you in learning to fly while discovering the range of exciting aviation career opportunities available. Four two-week residential academies will be offered during the summer of 2019 for selected students who have shown an interest in and passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM), and have career aspirations to become a pilot. Students admitted to this intensive program will undertake ground school and flight training that can culminate in their first solo flight at the end of the academy! The application and more info. can be found at http://vsgc-net.odu.edu and all parts of the application are due by Jan. 25, 2019.
Three Scholarships Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Aviation
For students aged 16-20 who want to pursue a career in aviation, the John R. Lillard Aviation Scholarship, the Kenneth R. Scott Aviation Scholarship, and the Willard G. Plentl Aviation Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $3,000 and have a March 8, 2019 Deadline. For info, contact Betty Wilson at email@example.com or visit www.doav.virginia.gov
Be looking for more scholarship opportunities from the Virginia Aviation Business Association later this year at https://www.the vaba.org/scholarship.
The Danforth Scholars Program of Washington University at St. Louis
The Danforth Scholars Program honors students with a passion for helping others. We are looking for students who have demonstrated leadership in service and a commitment to community. Danforth Scholars are also known for academic excellence, personal integrity, and high ideals. Danforth Scholars may receive full or partial tuition scholarships, which can renewed each year of your degree program. The application must be submitted by 5p.m. Central Time on January 2, 2019. For more info, visit the website at DanforthScholars.wustl.edu
Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Scholarship
These scholarships are designed to recognize and promote ethics and integrity among young people. The BBB will award scholarships to graduating HS seniors who personify the best aspects of strong character and high ethical behavior in their personal choices and actions. Scholarship money is awarded directly to recipients to apply toward college tuition or expenses. Recipients are required to enroll in a college or university following graduation. Each scholarship is $1,000, and applicants must have a 3.0 GPA. The criteria for the award includes: Leadership Roles (30%), Extracurricular Activities (30%), Essay (40%), and must show documentation. All apps MUST be received by 11:59p.m. on Jan. 31, 2019.
NRV Home Builders Association Rick Whitney Memorial Scholarship
The NRVHBA supports future growth of the Construction Industry by providing aid to deserving students enrolled in construction-related studies at Virginia's Colleges, Trade Schools and within Working Internships. They will present a scholarship of $1,000 to a graduating senior from an NRV HS who is interested in entering the building profession, including-but not limited to-architecture, drafting, building trades (electrical, plumbing, hVAC), carpentry, contracting, and engineering. Applications must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 12, 2019. Go to /images/2019_NRVHBA_SCHOLARSHIP_APPL.doc for the application.
Alexander Hamilton Scholars Award--JUNIORS Apply!
Alexander Hamilton Scholars selects 35 under-served HS JUNIORS for their academic, personal, service, and entrepreneurial accomplishments, to participate in its no-cost, 5-year empowerment program (each year involves travel to a different part of the county). Students receive a $500 scholarship, and a comprehensive network of mentorship, guidance, and support, much like Hamilton did. If your family's adjusted gross income is under $100,000, you have at least a 3.0 GPA, and you will be available to participate in the NY Leader week in NYC from July 13-18, 2019, then you should apply. To learn more, go to hamiltonscholars.org Applications are due by 11:59pm PST on Jan. 30, 2019.
Ron Brown Scholar Program
The Program, named for the late Secretary of Commerce and inspired by his dedication to public service, focuses on encouraging civic engagement among Scholars while promoting academic excellence. The RBSP honors his legacy through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged HS seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship. Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited 4-year college of their choice within the US. Recipients are not limited to any specific field or career, and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.
Applicants MUST be graduating HS seniors at the time of applying. For more info. click here: Ron Brown Scholarship Conditions. The deadline is January 9th, 2019.
Virginia Tech Pamplin Leadership Award
Virginia Golf Foundation Scholarship
JFK Profiles in Courage Essay Contest--for grades 9-12!
List of reputable scholarship search sites
College Board: bigfuture.collegeboard.org
U.S. Department of Labor: www.careerinfonet.org/
Student Scholarships: www.studentscholarships.org
12th Annual Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest
For 12 years, The Gallery Collection has awarded a $10,000 scholarship to a student who submits a painting, drawing, or photograph that they deem most worthy of being made into a greeting card. Contest ends March 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Go to https://www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm for details.
American Foreign Service Association's Essay Contest
In a 1,000-1,250-word essay, respond to the prompt: "Why Diplomacy and Peacebuilding Matter". The winner receives $2,500, a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet a member of the State Dept.'s leadership, and a full scholarship for a Semester at Sea educational voyage. Runner-up receives $1,250 and a full scholarship to attend the International Diplomacy Program of the National Student Leadership Conference. Details at www.afsa.org/essaycontest. Deadline is March 15, 2019.
10 Words or Less Scholarship
Scholarship Value: $500 Awards Available: 1 Award Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019
A) Anyone who is between age 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2019
B) This scholarship is provided by StudentScholarships.org. In order to apply, follow these instructions:
1. Go to www.facebook.com/myscholarships and place a comment on any post you see answering the following question:
In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $500 scholarship.
2. Before or after writing your Answer, you will also need to "Like" our Facebook page. Note: We will only read answers provided from people that "Like" our page.
Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships
Scholarship Value: $5,000 Awards Available: 5 Award Deadline: Dec. 5, 2018
Designed to recognize/reward students fighting hunger across the US. App closes on Dec. 5, 2018. Recommendations must be uploaded by Dec. 12, 2018. Winners notified in March 2019, and posted on www.SodexoFoundation.org in June. Requirements:
1. Enrolled in an accredited institution in the U.S. Must be ages 5-25 by Oct. 5, 2018.
2. On-going commitment to community by performing unpaid volunteer service impacting hunger in the U.S. within the last 12 months.
3. Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. who resides in the contiguous U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii only.
4. Volunteer service performed by applicant must help non-family members.
5. If selected as a potential scholarship recipient or regional Honoree, the student's parent/legal guardian must sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Assignment of Rights.
6. Scholarship funds awarded must be used for tuition/related fees, books, supplies, and equipment required at an accredited post-secondary education institution.
Go to Scholarship Application: Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships
AXA Achievement Scholarship
Scholarship Value: $25,000 Awards Available: 52 Award Deadline: Dec. 14, 2018
This scholarship provides students the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner's school. How to apply:
A) Applications due by Dec. 14, 2018 or until 10,000 applications are received. Scholarship winners, known as AXA Achievers, are ethnically/economically diverse, but they share these qualities: Ambition and drive, Determination to set and reach goals, Respect for self, family and community, Ability to succeed in college.
Applicants must: A) Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
B) Demonstrate ambition by achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Go to Scholarship Application: AXA Achievement Scholarship
United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship
Each year in April, $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the U.S. who plan to continue their education at accredited colleges, etc. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the U.S. JCI Senate Foundation. They must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of their choice. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply, and you must write a personal statement of up to 300 words. Go to www.usjcisenate.org for details. All entries must be postmarked by January 11, 2019.
**The following scholarships may all be applied for by going to the Community Foundation of Western Virginia website at www.cfwesternva.org/roanoke-city-scholarship/ by the deadline of Feb. 15, 2019**:
1) Michael Dean Guilliams Memorial Scholarship Fund
Fund provides scholarship assistance to deserving students who are pursuing further educational studies in a career and technical field. Typical Grant $1,250.
Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree. Typical Grant is $1,000.
3) Member One Federal Credit Union – Henry Lee Memorial Scholarship
Fund provides college scholarships to graduating seniors who are members at Member One Federal Credit Union and plan to attend a college or university in Virginia. Typical Grant $1,500.
4) Member One Federal Credit U – Richard L. “Dick” Williams Memorial Scholarship
Fund provides college scholarships to graduating seniors who are members at Member One Federal Credit Union and plan to attend a college or university in Virginia. Typical Grant $5,000.
5) Walter M. Otey, III Scholarship Fund
Fund provides scholarships to talented and needy young men and women to obtain a college education. The Fund perpetuates Mr. Otey’s interest in Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Typical Grant $2,500.
Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree. Typical Grant $1,000.
UVA Curry School of Education Summer Enrichment Program
This exciting opportunity is for gifted and high ability students currently in grades 4-10! It is a 12-day residential experience, in which students live on the Grounds at UVa and attend classes at a nearby private school. Applications are available December 15, 2018, and are due February 15, 2019. Online application and program information available at curry.virginia.edu/sep.
The American Legion Legacy Scholarship
This renewable need-based scholarship award is valued at up to $20,000. To qualify and apply for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship, you must be able to answer YES to the following three questions:
1. Are you currently a HS senior and/or accepted at or attending an institution of higher education?
2. Is your institution of higher education a non-profit and regionally accredited institution? (If you are unsure, contact your institution's admissions office. Regional accreditation applies to the whole school--not a program.)
3. Does at least one of the following statements apply to you?
a. A legal parent of mine died while serving on active duty, U.S. military service, or after September 11, 2001. (Does not have to be a death out-of-country or in combat.)
b. A legal parent of mine is a Post-9/11 veteran of the U.S. military, who has been given a disability rating of 50% or higher by the Veteran's Administration.
If you can answer yes to the previous three questions, you are eligible to apply. Go to www.legion.org and register, then fill out the application.
Deadline to apply is April 15, 2019.
Samsung American Legion Scholarship--attention JUNIORS!!!
This scholarship was meant to show appreciation for U.S. veterans who came to Korea's aid during its struggle against communist forces in the Korean War. Samsung scholarships may be used for undergraduate studies and applied toward tuition, books, fees, room, and board. Winners are selected according to academic record, involvement in school, and community service. Over 20 scholarships will be awarded, varying in amount from $1,250 to $10,000. Scholarship applicants are restricted to HS Juniors who who attend the current session of either The American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program, and are a direct descendant (grandchild, great-grandchild, etc.) of a wartime U.S. military veteran who served on active duty during one of the periods of ward officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion Membership. Applicants who are direct descendants of Korean War Veterans receive preference. Scholarships are due no later than the first day of a participant's American Legion Boys State or Girls State Program. All applications must be submitted using the online application system by 11:59pm on this day. Go to www.legion.org/scholarships/samsung for more info.