STRICTLY SCHOLARSHIPS

Last updated March 6, 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. Some applications can be found in Mrs. Elmes office.

Name

Due Date

Requirements

Amount

Notes

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

Submit application to Mrs. Elmes

Ross - Harbour UMC

March 20, 2020

Financial need

$500

Submit application to Mrs. Elmes

PC Fire and Rescue

March 20, 2020

You or a parent/guardian must be a member of a fire department or rescue squad in Patrick County.

 

 

Submit application to Mrs. Elmes

Smith River Church of the Brethren

March 20, 2020

 

 

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

 

Submit application to Mrs. Elmes

HRMS Alumni Association

March 20, 2020

Student, parent, or grandparent went to Hardin Reynolds

 

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

 

Submit application to Mrs. Elmes

George W. Burton Scholarship

March 20, 2020

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

Submit application to Mrs. Elmes

Patrick Henry Scholars and Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Award

March 31, 2020

+3.0 GPA and attending PHCC Fall 2020

 

 

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

 

URW Scholarship

April 4, 2020

The scholarship applicant must currently be a graduating high school senior. The student must be entering an accredited college, university or other recognized institution of higher learning and must be a full-time student in the 2020-2021 school year. Applicant must be a member of URW Community FCU for 9 months to be eligible.

$500

 

 

Here is a list of national scholarships.

Name

Due Date

Requirements

Amount

Notes

Debt Free Scholarship Search

Varies

Varies

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Sleep Scholarships

Varies

Varies

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Allstate Foundation Virginia High School Scholarship

March 15, 2020

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be currently a Virginia high school senior.

B) Have previously won at least one varsity letter or the equivalent in the VHSL sport/academic activity in which they are applying for the award.

 

$1,500

 

Vito Perriello Virginia Citizen Award

March 15, 2020

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be currently a Virginia high school senior.

B) Be interested in medicine or an allied health field at an institution of higher learning.

$1,000

 

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

 

BBB Social Scholar Video Contest

March 26, 2020

Submit a quick 2-minute video telling us what integrity means to you.

$500

 

University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship

March 31, 2020

Be a graduating high school senior planning on attending an accredited U.S. college or university or an ASE/NATEF Certified post-secondary automotive, heavy duty, or collision repair school.

$10,000

 

Virginia Step by Step Scholarship

March 31, 2020

A) Be a high school senior or college student in Virginia.

B) Be enrolled at a two-year to five-year institute for the impending school year.

$1,500

 

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

 

Virginia Assoc of School Business Officials Scholarships

April 1, 2020

A) Be the child or grandchild or step child/grandchild of a member in good standing of VASBO.

B) Demonstrate high academic achievement, character, community service, and career goals.

$1,500

 

Event Zone Scholarship

April 16, 2020

Student planning to further study with a MINOR or MAJOR in the fine arts: MUSIC, DANCE, THEATRE, SCULPTURE, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, DRAWING.

 

 

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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