Last updated January 16, 2019

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

This year, we will continue to simplify the local scholarship process by requiring only one application for most local scholarships; however, we have edited the application to be completed online via pdf.  Please read the following instructions very carefully to ensure you complete the application completely and correctly.

Every senior planning to attend college in the fall will qualify for at least one of these local scholarships. (This does not mean you will be awarded the scholarship, just that you will meet the criteria to be considered.) The application and final list of scholarships is still being adjusted and will be completed in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can see a list of scholarships and a draft version of the application with the essay prompts here. Even though the scholarship application packet is not complete. You are encouraged to view the application and begin working on your essays as soon as possible.

Instructions to view/edit the application:

  1. Click on the link.
  2. Click “Sign In” to log into your personal Gmail account.
  3. Go to “Open with” and click on “DocHub-View, Edit, & Sign PDFs”
  4. Click the green button “Save in DocHub”
  5. Begin working on the application.As you are working, your document will automatically save like other Google Drive apps.To get back to your application, go to

You are required to turn in a typed, signed, hard copy application, with all required attachments printed out as well. All materials are due to Ms. Robinson no later than Friday, March 22 at 4:00 PM.

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





OppU Scholarship


March 31, 2019

June 30, 2019


GPA: 3.0+

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




Ruth B. and George T. Huff Schiolarship Fund

January 21, 2019 @ 5PM

  • Set up an account and complete the online process
  • Submit the following additional materials. These items need to be mailed in ONE envelope to the Ruth B. & George T. Huff Scholarship Fund, 4320-G Wade Hampton Boulevard, Taylors, SC 29687
    • Signed Terms of Agreement
    • Official Transcript
    • SAT/ACT scores
    • Personal Statement
    • List of your Academics Honors, Leadership Skills, and Community Service
    • SAR Report (FAFSA Student Aid Report)
    • W-8 or W-9 Form



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



Redfin Essay Scholarship

January 31, 2019

300-500 word essay on prescribed topic, 3.5+ GPA



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



Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

February 1, 2019

Show leadership potential, demonstrated community service, minimum 1000 SAT or 21 ACT, not have a college degree already (including associates)



Gloria Willie Bell & Carlos R. Bell Scholarship Program

February 1, 2019

Student from Virginia attending the University of Michigan



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



Community Foundation Serving West Virginia

February 15, 2019

Various scholarships available-- see website



Daughters of the AmericanRevolution

February 15, 2019




Ross Harbour UMC Scholarship

Febraury 22, 2019

Financial need


Turn in hard copy to Ms. Robinson

Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship

February 22, 2019

Student must have been accepted to a 2 or 4-year accredited college, have a 2.0 GPA, and planning on returning to an rural area after graduating from college


Turn in hard copy and all required documents to Ms. Robinson

HH Webb and Nora Midkiff Webb Benevolent Trust Scholarship

March 16, 2019



Turn in hard copy to Ms. Robinson

Virginia Mayflower Society Scholarship

March 20, 2019

Essay on the Mayflower, 3.0+ GPA



Stuart Rotary Scholarships

March 22, 2019

Various; see first page of app for requirements


Turn in hard copy to Ms. Robinson

Hardin Reynolds Memorial School Alumni.pdf

March 22, 2019

You, parent, or grandparent went to HR


Turn in hard copy to Ms. Robinson

Stuart Athletic Booster Club Scholarship

March 22, 2019

Student must have attended Stuart Elementary School, +3.0 GPA


Turn in hard copy to Ms. Robinson

Roanoke Valley Wrestling Association Scholarship.pdf

March 28, 2019

Active wrestler or son or daughter of someone in wrestling community; be accepted into college



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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