Last updated May 9, 2019

First Steps

The FAFSA is now available online, 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 accounts at, and the FAFSA can be found at

**Students planning to attend Patrick Henry Community College: PH-specific scholarships can be found here; please see me before filling out any of the following scholarship or loan applications**

Local Scholarships

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



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. Student must submit the application, high school transcript, and FAFSA Student Aid (SAR) Report by Friday, May 10 @ 3:30 PM to Ms. Robinson.

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


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

Other scholarships that use their own applications can be found in the table below.


Due Date




Pathways to Science scholarships





Discover Accounting Scholarships





Early Childhood Education Scholarships





Substance Abuse Counseling Scholarships





Trade School Scholarships





Law Academic Scholarship Program

May 17, 2019

Include resume, Essay prompt: What will the legal future hold for driverless cars that are involved in accidents?



Patrick Henry Community College Scholarships

May 31, 2019




SIg Ep Scholarship

June 1, 2019

Must be an incoming freshman male student who will attend VCU, VT, GMU, Radford, William & Mary, and CNU Fall of 2019.



VDH Nursing Scholarship

June 30, 2019

Applicants must reside in Virginia for at least one year and be accepted or enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in a school of nursing in Virginia. Must have a GPA of at least a 3.0 (RN only) and demonstrate financial need.



Silver Law Firm Scholarship

June 31, 2019

Submit an essay of not more than 600 words in which the applicant answers the question: How can our current criminal justice system be improved?



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.



2019 MIS Scholarship

August 31, 2019

Students must email the required information to .





Scholarship search engines and resources:

  • – Resource that compares scholarship search engines and provides tips on submitting quality applications
  • – Scholarship search engine
  • 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.
  • – A scholarship “common app”

Information about student loans

  • LendEDU – compare private lender options


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