Updated October 24, 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




Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

October 31, 2017

Demonstrated outstanding service and leadership



Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

November 14, 2017

Will attend a four year college; 3.5+ GPA; 1200+ SAT or 26+ ACT; family has financial need ($95,000 or less combined family income)

Up to full tuition


Silver Pen Essay Contest – RidgeCrest, Mt. Airy, NC

December 9, 2017

600-1000 word essay on the following topic: Should students be allowed to grade their teachers? If so, what grade would this begin? What would the teachers be graded on and how would it be measured? Would this influence their pay or Supervisor evaluation at the end of the year?

$500, $750, $1000 or $1500


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



Hagan Scholarship

November 15, 2017

3.5+ GPA, 23+ on ACT or 1200+ on SAT, must be attending 4-year school, must complete FAFSA and show EFC < $6500

Up to $5000 per semester


Elks National Foundation Scholarships

November 27, 2018

Must be a U.S. citizen

$4000 - $50,000


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


Noel C. Taylor Scholarship

November 10, 2017

Student athlete, financial need, 2 letters of recommendation




Scholarship search engines and resources:

  • – 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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