Updated December 15, 2017

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 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

See Ms. Rosenthal in her office next to guidance with any questions, or contact her at or 276-694-7137 ext. 241.


Due Date




Virginia Mayflower Society Essay Contest

March 19, 2018

3.0+ GPA; essay contest



Virginia DAR Scholarships

January 12, 2018

Two scholarships specific to nursing majors; four for any major. Must attend college in Virginia.



Gloria Willie Bell & Carlos R. Bell Scholarship Program

February 1, 2018

Student from Virginia attending the University of Michigan



Pathways to Science scholarships





National Beta Club Scholarships

January 25, 2018

Open to active members of Beta Club, must have taken SAT or ACT

$1000 - $15,000


Martinsville Area Community Foundation Scholarships

March 1, 2018

Various scholarships available – see website



Society of the Cincinnati History Essay Contest

March 16, 2018

Historical essay discussing the Westmoreland Resolutions; attending college in Virginia

4 awards, $4000 each


Ruth B. & George T. Huff Scholarship

January 22, 2018

Personal statement



VFW Scout of the Year

January 19, 2018

Active Boy or Girl Scouts who have received the Eagle Scout or Gold Award; 15-17 years old; demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting, and the community

Up to $5000

Contact Roy Jones at 276-930-4571 for application forms and further important information on applying

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

December 31, 2017

500-750 word essay: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?




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.



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