STRICTLY SCHOLARSHIPS

Last updated April 6, 2020

Below you will find a list of local and national scholarships. Please make sure that you carefully read the information that is provided for EVERY scholarship. Scholarships that require students to submit their completed application to Mrs. Elmes, must be printed off.

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 http://fsaid.ed.gov, and beginning October 1, the FAFSA can be found at http://fafsa.gov.

See Mrs. Elmes in her office next to guidance with any questions, or contact her at charity.robinson@patrick.k12.va.us.

Local Scholarships

The deadline for most local scholarships has passed. See the chart below for current scholarship offerings.

Local Loans

Charles C. Powell Foundation Loan - Loan available to students from Patrick County: Very low interest rate (2%) and interest does not start accruing until 6 months after you leave school (graduation, drop out, etc.); payments are not due until 6 months after leaving school

                *First Time Application                                                                  *Follow Up Application

Stuart Rotary Club Loan – Loan provided by Stuart Rotary Club at 3.5% interest rate. Offers up to $1500 per year. Interest does not start accruing until 6 months after you leave school (graduation, drop out, etc.); payments are not due until 6 months after leaving school

 

Here is a list of local scholarships.

Name

Due Date

Requirements

Amount

Notes

George W. Burton Scholarship

 

Student need to be a direct descendent of a Spencer Penn Elementary student

 

Students must email Mary Jordan @ rabmarjordan@yahoo.com to receive a scholarship application.

$1,000

 

Eventzone Arts Scholarship

April 16, 2020

High school seniors planning on a major or minor in the arts.

$1,000

 

Patrick Henry Scholars and Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Award

April 17, 2020

+3.0 GPA and attending PHCC Fall 2020

Full tuition, 2 years

 

2020 Grasp Last Dollar

April 17, 2020

Possess at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average

 

Will graduate from high school spring of 2020

 

Demonstrate unmet financial need (A college financial aid award letter will be requested before the scholarship is granted.)

 

Will attend a post-secondary school in Virginia (public or private)

 

Have successfully filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

 

$500

Please read the eligibility requirements carefully. The applications may be submitted electronically and are due by April 17. Due to school closures, you DO NOT have to get a school official’s signature.

If I can be of any help, please email me at: patrick@grasp4va.org or call me 276 694-3243. PLEASE APPLY!

 

 

GRASP Community College Pathway Scholarships

April 17, 2020

Possess at least a 2.0 cumulative high school grade point average

 

Will graduate from high school spring of 2020

 

Have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

 

Have financial need (EFC of $12,000 or less) as determined by the FAFSA

 

Plan to enroll at a Virginia Community College to either complete a career certificate or with the intent to transfer to a Virginia four-year public or private institution through Virginia’s Guaranteed Admission Agreement. Information about both Guaranteed Admission and the Transfer Grant can be found at: www.vccs.edu/students/transfers. Information and a list of Industry Credentials can be found at: www.vccs.edu/industry-credentials.

 

$1,000

Please read the eligibility requirements carefully. The applications may be submitted electronically and are due by April 17. Due to school closures, you DO NOT have to get a school official’s signature.

If I can be of any help, please email me at: patrick@grasp4va.org or call me 276 694-3243. PLEASE APPLY!

Virginia Grain Producers Association Annual Scholarship

May 1, 2020

A current or future full-time student (as of Fall 2020) at a Virginia

institution of higher education. Preference will be given to agriculture students and applicants with a

close relationship to the Virginia Grain Producers Association (VGPA), including: members (or

dependents of a member) of the VGPA, or an active employee (or dependent of an active employee),

of a member of the VGPA.

(Please be sure to indicate your affiliation clearly.)

 

$1,000

 

Patrick Henry Community College Foundation Scholarship

May 31, 2020

To apply for any of the scholarships, you simply need to complete our one-stop scholarship application. Once you complete the common application, you will automatically be considered for any of the scholarships below that you are eligible for.

Varies

 

From Classroom to Classroom Scholarship

June 30, 2020

You are a high school senior pursuing an education-related degree.

$5,000

 

 

Here is a list of national scholarships.

Name

Due Date

Requirements

Amount

Notes

Debt Free Scholarship Search

Varies

Varies

Varies

 

Sleep Scholarships

Varies

Varies

Varies

 

Virginia Aviation Business Assoc. Colgan Scholarship

April 17, 2020

A) Be a deserving Virginia resident High School, Technical School Senior or College/University Undergraduate who is pursuing an aviation related career.

B) Have attained a Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in their last full year of study.

$2,000

 

Blue Ridge Council of Teachers of Mathematics

April 24, 2020

The student intends to pursue a career in the teaching of mathematics. She/he will attend a four-year private or state supported college/university in Virginia.

$500

 

The Armenian Education Scholarship

April 24, 2020

Students must write a response essay to the following question: How do we know the Armenian Genocide really happened?

$1,000

Essays must be mailed and emailed to the following locations:

 

The Armenian Education Center

c/o St. James Armenian Church 834 Pepper Avenue

Richmond, Virginia 23226

Email: director@armenian-educationcenter.org

 

PB & J Scholarship

May 31, 2019

Student must be attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in Fall 2020

$500-$1000

 

The Jim Claxton Scholarship Fund

May 31, 2020

+2.5 GPA; Preference may be given to students with experience in turf production and/or turf maintenance.

An essay of one page or less, using 12 pitch x New Roman or equivalent with a one inch margin.

The essay should include how you intend to utilize your Associate or Bachelor degree.

A current high school and/or college level transcript and up to three letters of recommendation

can be submitted with the completed application.

 

$500

Completed applications, along with any essays, letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc. should be

postmarked and mailed by 05/31/2020 to:

The Maryland Turfgrass Association

P.O. Box 389

St. Michaels, MD 21663

Attention: The Jim Claxton Scholarship Fund

 

Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

May 31, 2020

Must be a resident of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, or Washington, D.C.

Must be accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program in the United States.

Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Requirements:

A completed application form

Either a 300–400 word essay or a 2–3 minute video answering one of the questions provided

A current high school or university transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable)

 

$1,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1,100 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP VIDEO ESSAY CONTEST

June 28, 2020

Applicants must present a 2-minute video essay discussing the following issue:

Pet cloning: You can now clone your cat or dog for approximately $20-$60k. There are no guarantees you’ll get a new pet that looks or acts like your old one. Host animals used to gestate clones may have to endure unhealthy living circumstances. Is it right to invest in this technology? How do we reconcile cloning pets with the large number of animals in need of homes?

 

$1,100

 

Silver Lawfirm Scholarship

June 30, 2020

<3.0 GPA

 

 

Imagine America Scholarship

December 2020

For Class of 2020 applying to trade schools

$1,000

 

 

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.
  • Scholarships.com– 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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