STRICTLY SCHOLARSHIPS

Last updated February 13, 2020

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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 or 276-694-7137 ext. 3019.

Here is a list of local scholarships.

Name

Due Date

Requirements

Amount

Notes

The Silver Pen Writing Competition

February 14, 2020

To apply, write a 1000-word essay on the following topic: In recent years trade schools have been increasingly popular and lucrative to the work force. In this essay please compare and contrast the outcome of receiving a four-year degree from a university or attending a trade school for a more hands on skill set.

$500- $2500

 

Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia

February 14, 2020

Varies

$1,000-$9,000

 

2020 Granville P. Meade Scholarship

March 13, 2020

High school senior must plan to attend one of Virginia's public or private colleges or universities.

$2,000

 

2020 Stan Parker Memorial Scholarship

March 13, 2020

Be an active high school wrestler. Students must submit a high school transcript, letters of recommendation from guidance counselor and wrestling coach, and letter explaining financial need.

 

Scholarships must be mailed to:

Scholarship Committee

Roanoke Valley Wrestling Association 2409 Portland Ave. Roanoke, VA 24017

 

Weedon Memorial High School Essay Contest

March 13, 2020

Entries should be limited to 1,500 words, excluding citations, and should be typed, with double spacing and one-inch margins, on one side of white letter sized paper (8 1/2" by 11"). Each submission should be an original essay written for this competition. All quotations or paraphrases must be appropriately cited in footnotes. Entrants may discuss the development of their essays with peers, parents and/or teachers, but essays must be work of the contestants themselves. No editorial assistance is permitted.

 

Please send the completed application form and two copies of your essay, postmarked by Friday, March 13, 2020 to:

Mr. Frank T. Sutton, IV

1209 Balustrade Blvd Richmond, VA 23226

 

 

Institute for Advanced Learning and Research

March 16, 2020

Senior interested in pursuing a degree in science, technology,

engineering and/or math.

 

$1,000

Print off & submit application to Mrs. Elmes

PC Local Scholarship Application

**This one application will allow students to apply for most local scholarships. Please read the instructions very carefully to ensure you complete the application completely and correctly.**

March 20, 2020

Student must turn in application, high school transcript, essay, and any additional documents requested.

Varies

Print off & submit application to Mrs. Elmes

Stuart Rotary First Gen Scholarship

March 20, 2020

Student must be “First Generation” and have at least a 3.0 GPA

*Finalists will be interviewed by a panel of Rotarians*

Up to $8,000

Print off & submit application to Mrs. Elmes

Stuart Rotary

March 20, 2020

Student must demonstrate good character, acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.0 or higher), and financial need.

**Please check those scholarships for which you wish to apply. Special scholarship requirements are indicated

following the name of the scholarship.**

 

Varies

Print off & submit application to Mrs. Elmes

American Legion 105

March 20, 2020

Student must be a direct descendant of a US Armed Forces veteran (parent, grandparent, great-grandparent)

$750

Print off & submit application to Mrs. Elmes

Ross - Harbour UMC

March 20, 2020

Financial need

$500

Print off & submit application to Mrs. Elmes

Smith River Church of the Brethren

March 20, 2020

 

 

Print off & submit application to Mrs. Elmes

Stuart Athletic Boosters

March 20, 2020

Student athlete who attended Stuart Elementary School

$250

Print off & submit application to Mrs. Elmes

HH Webb and Nora Midkiff Webb (Lowe & Williams PLLC)

March 20, 2020

 

$3,000

Print off & submit application to Mrs. Elmes

Sandra Rodgers Memorial/ Woolwine Elementary PTO Scholarship

March 20, 2020

Attended Woolwine Elementary

 

Print off & submit application to Mrs. Elmes

HRMS Alumni Association

March 20, 2020

Student, parent, or grandparent went to Hardin Reynolds

 

Print off & submit application to Mrs. Elmes

Gail Harding Memorial Scholarship

March 20, 2020

Students seeking this scholarship should complete the application in their own handwriting, in blue or

black ink and complete the simple two-page test attached. It is open to those who may be interested in

a career in journalism, writing or teaching English.

$750

 

Print off & submit application to Mrs. Elmes

Hughes Memorial Foundation Scholarship

April 1, 2020

Complete the online scholarship application located on the website. Upload and attach to your application the required information listed below, or mail hardcopy of information to

Hughes Memorial Foundation, Scholarship Applications,

223 Riverview Drive, Suite I,Danville, VA 24541

 

Please include the following:

Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) OR Student Aid Report.

Your and your parents’ or guardians’ federal income tax return used in the completion of the FAFSA.

OFFICIAL transcripts from all high schools or colleges attended (sealed). A letter outlining your need for a scholarship, your educational plans and goals and any other information that could affect your financial status or ability to continue your education. Official SAT or ACT reports.

 

Varies

 

 

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

 

Daughters of the American Revolution

February 15, 2020.

Several different DAR scholarships. Click the link to learn eligibility and award for the more than 15 DAR scholarships.

Varies

 

Virginia P.E.O. Foundation State Scholarship Fund

February 15, 2020

This fund provides a minimum of $1,500 scholarships to women who are domiciled in Virginia to attend an accredited Virginia school of higher education.

$1,500 to $2,500

 

Bailey Family Foundation

February 28, 2020

This program provides educational renewable scholarships to high school seniors who have a financial need and have demonstrated scholastic achievement, and a dedication to community service.

$5000

 

The Engebretson Foundation

March 1, 2020

Student must be a high school senior with financial need planning to attend a 4-year college/university. (28+) ACT score or 1240+ (SAT score; 3.75+ GPA

$5,000 per semester

 

Create a Greeting Card Scholarship

March 2, 2020

Students, at least the age of 14, are required to create and submit a photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card.

$10,000

 

Virginia Department of Aviation – John R. Lillard Scholarship

March 6, 2020

This scholarship is open to a Virginia high school senior; have a 3.5 unweighted GPA; be planning a career in the field of aviation; must be enrolled or accepted into an aviation-related program at an accredited college: and must submit an essay on the subject: “Why I Wish to Pursue a Career in Aviation.”

$3,000

 

Virginia Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)

March 15, 2020

Four scholarships for underrepresented minority student planning to major in business, engineering, technology, mathematics or physical science fields.

$3,000

 

Virginia Farm Bureau – Outstanding Young Agriculturalist

March 31, 2020

This scholarship is open to high school junior or senior students who show outstanding academic, community and agribusiness achievement. Applicants will be judged on: academic achievement, general leadership, farm/agriculture-related experience, 3 letters of recommendation, and a 3-5 minute oral presentation.

$100 - $1500

 

Mattress Nerd's Sustainability Scholarship

April 1, 2020

All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.

$1,000

 

PB & J Scholarship

May 31, 2019

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

$500-$1000

 

$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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