Scholarships *

Title Fredericksburg Antique Auto Club Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2018-04-01
Information

This scholarship is offered to seniors planing to continue their education in automotive technologies.   Preference will be given to an applicant who focuses on restoration and preservation automotive studies.   Applicants must submit a written resume or portfolio with details of current studies and plans to continue their education in the auto industry.  Deadline to apply is April 1.   For more information, contact Doug Makin at Doug.makin@outlook.com.

 



Title Naval Officer’s Spouses’ Club of Washington, D.C. Scholarship
Deadline 2018-04-01
Information

This scholarship is for graduating seniors who are dependents of active duty, retired, or deceased U.S. Navy service members.  For more information and to apply, visit http://www.noscdc.com or pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the counseling center.



Title Falmouth High School Bill Bolton Scholarship
Deadline 2018-04-05
Criteria

Each year scholarships are awarded by the Falmouth High School Alumni Association to deserving graduates.  To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be a DIRECT descendant of a person who attended Falmouth High School between the years of 1931-1956.   Applicants will be chosen by a judging committee of the Falmouth High School Alumni Association.  If interested, please pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the Counseling Center.



Title Fredericksburg Rotary Club Robert A. Kishpaugh Memorial Scholarship
Amount $5,000
Deadline 2018-04-13
Criteria

The Fredericksburg Rotary Club is offering this scholarship opportunity to James Monroe seniors who are ranked anywhere from 1 to 50 in their class.    Criteria for this award are academic achievement, exceptional leadership, strong citizenship, and financial need.  You may pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.  Applications must be completed and returned to Mrs. Stinchcomb no later than April 11th.  Applications will be reviewed by the Rotary Club Scholarship Committee and then applicants will be interviewed for the scholarship if selected.



Title Rich Murray Sports Journalism Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2018-03-31
Information

Each year  an outstanding graduating Virginia high school senior receives a $1,000 scholarship. The student should have demonstrated success in the field of sports journalism, media or communication with an intention to study a related field in college. Please note that journalism students with no significant sports background will not receive strong consideration.

More details can be found by visiting:

http://vasidsports.com/sports/2012/6/22/General_0622123808.aspx

Complete submissions must include the application form, a one-page statement by the student, one sports journalism work sample and a letter of recommendation (as outlined in the application form).  You may pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the Counseling Center or visit the website above.

Due Date: March 31, 2018

Please submit by emailing Daniel Whitehead at whiteheaddk@vmi.edu.



Title Fredericksburg Area Service League Scholarships
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2018-03-31
Information

The FASL is a philanthropic women’s organization committed to improving the lives of area children through fundraising events and volunteer hours.  The league will present 8 scholarships to young men and women who attend public high school in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Caroline, King George, or Spotsylvania.  Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit 2 letters of recommendation.  An essay is also required.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Rosemarie Blades Honorary Scholarship
Deadline 2018-03-26
Criteria

The Dahlgren Officers’ Spouses’ Club is offering a scholarship for high school seniors.  To view the criteria and to apply, please visit www.dahlgrenosc.webs.com.



Title Greater Rappahannock Chapter(VA) of The Links, Inc. Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2018-03-28
Information

The Greater Rappahannock (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was founded to enrich, sustain and ensure the culture and economic survival of African-Americans and persons of African ancestry within our community.

The Greater Rappahannock (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is pleased to announce its annual scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to five outstanding African-American students, two females and two males in this  area in the amount of $1,000.00, which is non-renewable.  An additional scholarship, the Sandra Holland King Education Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 will be given to a student majoring in the field of Education.

For additional information or questions, please e-mail Ms. Latonia Talley at Lftalley1@gmail.com.   You may pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title John W. & Ardell T. Brumit Educational Trust
Deadline 2018-03-31
Criteria

Applicant must reside in City of Fredericksburg, Stafford County or Spotsylvania County

Information

This scholarship will be based on the applicant’s character (as determined by applicant’s essay and letters of recommendation), grades and achievement.  Although the scholarship is for one year only, applicants may re-apply annually.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship
Amount $2,500
Deadline 2018-03-31
Criteria

This fund was established in 2001 in honor of Janice Marie Scott, a tremendous advocate for youth and a dedicated supporter of community services within the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, D.C.   Mrs. Scott was one of the 125 people who perished in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

Criteria for the scholarship:  One or both of the applicant’s parents must have a total adjusted income of $60,000 or less;  minimum grade point average of the applicant must be 3.0 or higher.

If you are interested in applying, please visit http://jmscottmemorialfund.org.



Title Mayfield Civic Association Scholarship
Amount Up to $1,000
Deadline 2018-04-13
Criteria

Must be a Mayfield Resident/ Have Family Ties in Mayfield

Information

This scholarship is offered by the Mayfield Civic Association in order to celebrate the contributions of Mr. W.L. Bailey, a local African-American businessman and community activist who championed education for Fredericksburg’s area youth.  The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward academic excellence, civic contributions to the community, and to help students become aware of the historical and charitable contributions of Mr. Bailey.  You may pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.

 



Title Tau Rho Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Scholarship
Deadline 2018-04-14
Information

This scholarship is offered to senior African-American students and requires two letters of recommendation, an essay, and your high school transcript.  See Mrs. Stinchcomb in the Counseling Center to get an application.



Title Prince Hall Lodge #61 Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2018-05-01
Criteria

This scholarship is offered to high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree.   Applicants are reviewed based on recommendations, personal achievement, a 250 word essay, and academics.  GPA and SAT/ACT scores are considered as well.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Optimist Club of Fredericksburg Dave Roulley Memorial Scholarship
Amount up to $1,000
Deadline 2018-05-01
Criteria

This scholarship is for students who will be attending a technical school or other job training program.

Information

The Optimist Club of Fredericksburg is offering this scholarship to deserving high school seniors in the city of Fredericksburg, Stafford County, and Spotsylvania County.  These scholarships will be awarded to select students choosing to pursue vocational training education.  Students attending a four year university or pursuing a Bachelor’s degree program are not eligible for the scholarship.  See Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center for an application.



Title Betty J. Hunter Bazemore Scholarship
Deadline 2018-06-29
Information

This scholarship is open to high school seniors and returning college students in the areas of Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg City, Caroline, Stafford and King George.  This scholarship committee has partnered with the Sisters of Ivy Educational Foundation in honor of Betty J. Hunter’s dedicated service to her community.  Students must be actively involved in their church ministry and/or community.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the Counseling Center.



Title Drifted Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2018-12-31
Information

This scholarship is designed to help one student advance his/her photography studies each year with a $500 grant.   The application deadline is December 31, 2018.   For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.drifted.com/scholarship/.  If you have questions, please email Liam Brown at scholarship@drifted.com.



Title SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Amount $500
Deadline 2018-04-30
Criteria

Seniors

Information

Win a $500 scholarship for education expenses at a college or private career school.  One winner will be chosen every two weeks from October 30, 2017 through May 15, 2018.  For details, please visit suntrusteducation.com/offtocollege.info



Title Student-View Scholarship
Amount various
Deadline 2018-04-22
Criteria

Student Insights  is offering over $10,000 in scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.  Log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.   Student Insights is a market research firm helping colleges and universities communicate more effectively with high school seniors.  For more information about the company, log on to www.studentinsights.com.   If you have any questions, contact Student Insights at 724-903-0439 or contact@studentinsights.com.



Title Fredericksburg Host Lions Club Scholarship
Deadline 2018-04-15
Criteria

The FHLC is a service organization with special emphasis on sight, hearing, diabetes, and promoting leadership among youth.  This year, the organization plans to award a scholarship to the student who has set education as a priority, whether it be a vocational/technical pursuit, an associate degree endeavor, or a bachelor’s degree program.  Financial need, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, community service, and a minimum GPA of 2.0 will be considered.  The award is presented at graduation.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the Counseling Center.



Title Holy Royal Arch Masons Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2018-04-16
Information

The W.W. Lee #72 Chapter of Holy Royal Arch Masons is awarding one scholarship to a graduating senior.  Qualifications include personal academic achievements, school involvement, community involvement and genuine need.  Application deadline is April 16.

Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the counseling center.



Title The Ceili Anne Leahy Service Scholarship
Deadline 2018-04-20
Criteria

This scholarship is awarded to

  • A student who has made significant contributions to his/her school or local community by demonstrating several of Ceili’s attributes, OR
  • A student who plans to pursue education and a career in a field related to one of the following:  peace studies, human rights, sustainability and the environment, global development, environmental education, or writing.

JM seniors with a GPA of 2.0 or higher may apply.

Information

This scholarship honors the legacy of Ceili Anne Leahy, a member of the James Monroe High School Class of 2014.

Ceili fought cancer with grace and dignity as she continued her high school studies and extra-curricular activities.  She graduated in 2014 and attended the University of Virginia that fall.  Ceili died in January 2016.

Ceili was an excellent student but, more importantly, an exceptional person with a strong commitment to public service.  She cared deeply about people, human rights, justice, and the environment.  Ceili worked tirelessly to improve the human condition and the natural world.  She was a great friend and colleague who had the ability to bring out the best in those around her, helping others to see the inherent goodness in themselves.  She led by example and through the passion she demonstrated for her beliefs.  She was creative, particularly in writing, and loved to laugh, travel, and learn about other cultures.

Ceili was president of JM’s French and Amnesty International Clubs.  At UVa she studied global sustainability and was active with Habitat for Humanity, the Community Garden, and the Outdoors Club.  She planned to join the Peace Corps after college and pursue a career in global sustainability and writing.

Scholarship funds may be used for post-secondary educational expenses including tuition, books, fees, room and board.  (Post-secondary education can include college/university, vocational school, trade school, etc.)  Pick up an application in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Jermon Bushrod’s Visualize & Rize Foundation Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2018-03-23
Criteria

For Senior Athletes

Information

Jermon Bushrod’s foundation is offering two $500 scholarships to JM senior athletes through his Visualize & Rize Foundation.  Applicants must be in good standing at JM, have plans for attendance and acceptance at a trade school, vocational training, or college after graduation.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center or visit www.visualizeandrize.org to get the application.  Applications are due March 23.



Title Virginia Mayflower Society Scholarship
Amount $1,620
Deadline 2018-03-19
Criteria

The Virginia Mayflower Society is offering this scholarship to encourage and support the study of the Mayflower Pilgrim experience and values.  Applicants must have a B average or higher, and must be sponsored by a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Virginia or by one of the applicant’s current teachers.  For more details and to apply, please visit http://virginiamayflower.org/ .



Title StudentScholarships.org Website
Criteria

Visit www.studentscholarships.org to find numerous scholarships for which you may be eligible.  Scholarships for Virginia Students include:  The Gilbraitti Scholarship, Youth Volunteer Scholarship, Healthy Choices Scholarship, Scholarship by Design Award, Caretenders Scholarship, LM Scholarship, the Rogers Community Volunteer Scholarship, the Sedary & Associates Scholarship, and the Lift Parts Express Scholarship.



Title Careeronestop.org
Information

Check out this website for multiple scholarship opportunities!



Title P.E.O. Foundation Rita Berkey Memorial Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2016-03-18
Criteria

For female seniors entering a course of study in a service-oriented profession

Information

This scholarship is offered by P.E.O., a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and Cottey College stewardship; and motivate woment o acheive their highest aspirations.  This organization is a nonprofit corporation established in 1961 to benefit educational projects.    Selection is based on community service, financial need, academic record, extracurricular activities, and character.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.  Visit the website at http://www.peointernational.org for more information.



Title George E. Allen Scholarship
Amount $1,500
Deadline 2018-03-01
Information

This scholarship is for high school seniors who have overcome significant obstacles or special challenges in life and still achieved high standards of performance.  Please visit www.allenandallen.com/scholarships.



Title Questbridge Scholarship Program
Criteria

This program works with high achieving low income students by providing academic and financial support to college.  This is a matching and binding process that guarantees low income students a full four year scholarship.  UVA is a partner school with this program.  Visit www.questbridge.org for information.



Title Websites for Scholarships
Amount various
Criteria

Two website options on which to find scholarships are:

www.collegenet.com/mach25/app

www.unigo.com

 



Title The Akron Advantage Freshman Award Programs
Amount up to $7,700
Location University of Akron
Criteria

Academic Excellence

Information

The Akron Advantage Blue Award is a $4,700 scholarship with the following criteria:   high school GPA minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; ACT composite score minimum of 21 or SAT combined test score minimum of 1000; and applicant must be a  dependent of a UA alumnus/alumna.

The Akron Advantage Gold Award is a $7,700 scholarship with the following criteria:  high school GPA minimum of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale; applicant must be in top 10% of high school class; ACT composite score minimum of 27 or SAT combined test score minimum of 1200.

For more information, please visit www.uakron.edu.



Title For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology (FIRST) Scholarship
Criteria

Must be part of the Robotics Team

Information

Students must be on the Robotics Team for one season and have plans to go to college for a degree in science, math, engineering or technology.  For information regarding applications and deadlines, please visit the main website at http://usfirst.org/aboutus/scholarships.aspx?id=508.  For a list of other scholarship offers, please visit http://usfirst.org/scholarshipsearch.aspx.  You may also see Mr. Foley in room 100 if you have questions.



Title UVA Engineering Scholarship
Location UVA
Criteria

Interest in Engineering

Information

Students interested in the field of Engineering will be reviewed for scholarships. Typically, these students have excelled academically in science and math. They are ususally in the top 20% of their class. For more details, please visit http://www.seas.virginia.edu/diversity/.



Title Scholarships for Minority Students
Amount various
Criteria

There are many scholarships available for minority students online.  If you are interested, please visit BlackStudents.com



Title The Community Foundation of Richmond Scholarships
Amount Various
Deadline 2018-03-01
Information

SENIORS:  Be sure to check out this website!!  The Foundation offers numerous scholarships that might be for you!  Please visit www.tcfrichmond.org/Grantseekers/Scholarship-Overview to view all of the scholarships offered and to get an application.  Please note that several of the scholarships are specific to individual schools or geographic regions.  The Christopher Gray Rawlings Scholarship and the George Chancellor Rawlings III Scholarship are 2 that are available for James Monroe students.



Title George E. Allen Academic Scholarship
Amount $1,500
Deadline 2018-03-01
Criteria

This award is is honor of George E. Allen, Sr., who overcame significant challenges and put himself through college and law school.  The scholarship is designed to recognize students who, despite obstacles or special challenges, have achieved high standards of performance.  Fifteen $1,500 awards will be presented to high school seniors throughout Virginia.    Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS counseling center or apply online at www.allenandallen.com/scholarships .



Title AJ Slye Memorial Scholarship
Amount up to $1,000
Deadline 2018-03-06
Criteria

> Be a graduating senior at Stafford County Public Schools, Spotsylvania County Public Schools or Fredericksburg City Public Schools.  One scholarship will be awarded.

> Has been immediately impacted by a cancer diagnosis (parent or guardian, sibling or self)

> Will attend a full-time accredited 4-year college or university in the fall of 2017.

(Family Members of the SlyeStrong#6 Foundation Board are not eligible.)

Information

Andrew John “AJ” Slye was a 2012 graduate of North Stafford High School.  A favorite amongst his classmates and teachers, AJ was a great student and a tenacious athlete on the baseball diamond and football field.  He was a young man with strong character, piercing blue eyes, and an infectious smile.  Upon returning home from his first semester at Salisbury University, AJ was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a form of blood cell cancer.  His fight to beat cancer began at the University of Virginia Hospital, transitioned to John’s Hopkins Hospital and unfortunately ended on February 27, 2014 at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Over 14 months, multiple rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant reduced AJ’s body from a strong, fit football player to a thin, battle-weary shell of a young man.  But the cancer did not touch this warrior’s heart which steadily grew stronger.  Through every setback he faced, his trust and faith in God became deeper, and his resolve became ever-increasing.  His spirit and that infectious smile incredibly united and inspired an entire community.

The SlyeStrong#6 Foundation has been established in loving memory and honor of Andrew “AJ” Slye who is a testament to us all regarding how to endure and enlighten in the face of hardship.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, please pick up a copy of the application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the counseling center.



Title FCA John Clements Memorial Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2018-03-12
Information

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is honored to present two outstanding FCA senior student leaders with a $1,000 scholarship.  The Student Leadership Scholarship will be awarded based on the applicant’s CHRISTIAN COMMITMENT, CHURCH INVOLVEMENT, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, FCA LEADERSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP, ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION,and EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.

Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.

 

 



Title Granville P. Meade Scholarship
Amount $2,000 per year for up to 4 years
Deadline 2018-03-16
Criteria

Virginia High School Seniors

Information

This scholarship is offered to Virginia high school seniors who have achieved academically, but who are  financially unable to attend college.  Applicants must have plans to attend a Virginia private or public college/university.    See Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center for an application.



Title Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Carrie
Deadline 2018-03-16
Information

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is a service organization composed of minority graduate and undergraduate females.  The Sorority is centered on educational development and annually awards scholarships to deserving  high school seniors in the Fredericksburg area.  An essay is required as well as a listing of your extra-curricular, academic, and community activities.  Qualified applicants must interview with the Scholarship Committee.  You may get the application at www.faacdst.org and click “programs” or pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title VA Soil & Water Conservation District Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2018-03-05
Criteria

3.0 or higher GPA

Information

The VASWCD Educational Foundation promotes the education of Virginia citizens in technical fields with a natural resource conservation and environmental protection emphasis.  This scholarship is for students who have a strong desire to major in a course curriculum related to natural resource conservation and/or environmental studies.  Applications are available at http://www.tccswcd.org, or pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the Counseling Center.  Deadline is March 5.



Title The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region Scholarship Program
Amount various
Deadline 2018-03-04
Information

The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region offers over 60 scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to attend college in the fall.  The Foundation asks that interested students apply online at http://cfrrrscholarships.communityforce.com.   Be sure to check out this great opportunity-  many of these scholarships were awarded to James Monroe students last year!!  Specific ones to look for are:  The Crittenden R. Sullivan Scholarship, the George A. And Lucy Mae Scholarship, the Paul E. Neri Memorial Scholarship, the Lee Wingate Pappandreou Drama Award, and the Kenneth T. Whitescarver III Memorial Scholarship.

Students can also visit http://www.cfrrr.org/apply-for-grants-and-scholarships/scholarships to get more information.



Title Virginia Credit Union Scholarship
Amount up to $2,500
Deadline 2018-03-01
Information

For eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit vacu.org.   The deadline is 5pm on March 1, 2018.  Please keep in mind that students are responsible for mailing an official transcript to Virginia Credit Union.



Title Teen Enrichment Network Scholarship
Deadline 2018-03-03
Information

The Teen Enrichment Network scholarship selection committee is searching for well-rounded students from the Fredericksburg Region who exhibit creativity, scholastic ability, evidence of leadership and involvement, service to community or school, and outstanding character.

How to Apply for Scholarship: Seniors, who are planning on attending college Fall of 2018 are eligible. Deadline is March 3, 2018. Applicants may choose from the following three options:

Create a public service announcement video (no longer than two
minutes)
Write an essay (approximately 500 words)

Create a power point presentation (approximately ten slides)

Select one of the following topics:  Discuss the opioid abuse crisis in our area and ways teens can help solve the problem in our community; or, discuss what the signs of human trafficking are and ways teens can prevent being lured into its trap.

Please visit https://teenenrichment.org for information and to apply.

Submissions should be made via mail or e-mail to:

Angela Hinrichs
Assistant Principal
Massaponax High School
8201 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
ahinrichs@spotsylvania.k12.va.us



Title Tevin Jones Memorial Scholarship Offered by the Torrey Smith Foundation
Deadline 2018-03-03
Information

 

Torrey Smith from the Philadelphia Eagles and a former resident of Stafford County Virginia, has partnered with the Beyond the Boroughs Scholarship Fund to create the Tevin Jones Memorial Award to honor his late brother.

Torrey would like to award the scholarship to a graduating student from an area school. Any college bound high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who has unmet financial need is eligible to apply.

Please have your college bound students apply by clicking here. The deadline to apply is March 3rd.



Title UVA Walter N. Ridley Scholarship
Amount $2,500-$12,500
Location UVA
Criteria

African American Students

Information

The Black Alumni Association sponsors this scholarship designed to support African American Students who have chosen to go to UVA.  These students typically have excelled academically in school and are usually in the top 15% of their class, and have special talents and/or leadership qualities.  For more information, please visit http://aig.alumni.virginia.edu/ridley/ .