Last updated November 6, 2018

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Most local scholarships will become available in late December, but start looking at national scholarships now. Below are a few to get you started, but it is not an exhaustive list!

The FAFSA will open for completion on October 1, 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

Check out the website that Ms. Robinson made as an extra resource during the college application/ transition process: www.tinyurl/com/pchs2college19

Sign up for an appointment to help complete your FAFSA at

 See Ms. Robinson in her office next to guidance with any questions, or contact her at or 276-694-7137 ext. 245.


Due Date




Hagan Scholarship Foundation

November 15, 2018

Applicants MUST complete the FAFSA now using 2017 Tax Information, and provide the dollar amount of their Expected Family Contribution (EFC), a copy of the SAR is not required. If selected as a finalist, an updated copy of the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) must be provided in the spring of 2019 using 2018 Tax Information.

Up to $48,000 (over four years)/$6,000 per semester for 4 years



Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

November 20, 2018

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


Silver Pen Essay Contest – RidgeCrest, Mt. Airy, NC

December 14, 2018

Write a 600 word essay on the following topic:

What is your definition of success? What goals and attributes do you have to help you achieve success? How will you know when you have achieved success?


$500, $750, $1000 or $1500


The Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship


December 15, 2018

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!



Dolman Law Group Scholarship

December 28, 2019

Create a 2 minute video explaining and preventing discrimination in the workplace



Ziprecruiter Scholarship


December 31, 2018

For the ZipRecruiter Summer/Fall 2018 Scholarship Promotion, we’re asking high school and college students (18+) to create a template for a job interview follow-up email.



SBO Essay Contest

December 31, 2018

Write a short essay of 250 words of less about the role your music program played in bringing you closer to your school mates, friends, and the community at large?



OppU Scholarship


Dec. 31, 2018

March 31, 2019

June 30, 2019


GPA: 3.0+

Students submit a short essay through the portal on our scholarship page




Caregiver Scholarship


Dec. 31, 2018


We're looking for a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video addressing the following questions:

  • Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
  • How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
  • How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?





National Beta Scholar Program


January 24, 2019


  • Be a high-school senior
  • Have taken the ACT or SAT
  • Be an active Beta Club member and duly registered with the National Beta headquarters as of November 1st, 2018


  • $20,000
  • $15,000
  • $10,000
  • $8,000
  • $5,000
  • over 250, $1,000 scholarships



Lee-Jackson Scholarship


February 1, 2019


18 scholarships are available to public, private, and home school Virginia high school juniors and seniors submitting outstanding, original, analytical essays on any aspect-- positive or negative--of the career, character, or legacy of General Robert E. Lee and/or General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson.

$1,000 - $12,000



We the Student Essay Contest


February 14, 2019


Essay Prompt:

  • What are the essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?
  • $5,000
  • $1,250
  • $500



Honors GradU Scholarship

April 28, 2019

  • Design & work on a community improvement project, using our checklist as a guide.





Minecraft Scholarship

July 31, 2019

Write a short essay of no less than 500 words about your opinion on how Minecraft can be a positive influence on education and career development.




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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