Last updated November 12, 2019

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Most local scholarships will become available in January, but start looking at national scholarships now. Below are a few to get you started!

If you are interested in learning about the different scholarships at 4-year colleges & universities in Virginia, click here.

The FAFSA is OPEN, and every senior interested in any educational plan after high school should plan to complete it as soon as possible. Students and parents can create their FSA IDs at any time at, and beginning October 1, the FAFSA can be found at

See Mrs. Elmes in her office next to guidance with any questions, or contact her at or 276-694-7137 ext. 3019.


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Elk’s National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition

November 5, 2019

High school senior who has taken the SAT or ACT.



School House Connection Scholarship

November 10, 2019

Students who have experienced homelessness within the last 6 years are eligible to apply



Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

November 13, 2019

Will attend a four year college; 3.5+ GPA; 1200+ SAT or 26+ ACT; family has financial need ($95,000 or less combined family income)

Up to full tuition


Burger King Scholars

December 15, 2019

A high school senior w/ a 2.5+ GPA who is passionate about serving

$1,000- $50,000


The Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship


December 20, 2019

The Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students who enjoy the Final Fantasy game franchise. You have invested many hours in the world of Final Fantasy, and now you have the opportunity for Final Fantasy to invest in your world!



National Beta Scholarship Program

January 22, 2020

Student must be an active member and have their membership card, upload test scores, and upload their high school transcript

$1,000- $20,000


Virginia JCI Senate Scholarship

January 24, 2020

Complete application, 300-word essay, 3 reference letters, and high school transcript



The Silver Pen Writing Competition

February 14, 2020

To apply, write a 1000-word essay on the following topic: In recent years trade schools have been increasingly popular and lucrative to the work force. In this essay please compare and contrast the outcome of receiving a four-year degree from a university or attending a trade school for a more hands on skill set.

$500- $2500


The Engebretson Foundation

March 1, 2020

Student must be a high school senior with financial need planning to attend a 4-year college/university. (28+) ACT score or 1240+ (SAT score; 3.75+ GPA

$5,000 per semester


Create a Greeting Card Scholarship

March 2, 2020

Students, at least the age of 14, are required to create and submit a photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card.



Silver Lawfirm Scholarship

June 30, 2020

<3.0 GPA



Imagine America Scholarship

December 2020

For Class of 2020 applying to trade schools




Scholarship search engines and resources:

  • Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college.
  •  Fastweb – Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
  • CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
  • Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
  • Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
  •– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
  • Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
  • KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
  • HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
  • American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
  • Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
  • UNCF – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.
  • Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.



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