Scholarships *

Title Scholarships for Minority Students
Amount various

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

Title Radford University Theatre Scholarships
Deadline 2020-01-17
Location Radford University

For theatre and cinema students


The Pridemore Scholarship offers a tuition award of $3,000 which is renewable each year if the student keeps a minimum 3.0 GPA at Radford University, and a consistent involvement in theatre.  Students applying must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 0n a 4.0 scale and combined SATs of 1100 or an ACT of 24.  Applicants must also be able to demonstrate an outstanding level of achievement in theatre through an audition or portfolio.

Also offered:  The GeorgAnne Voland Buck Scholarship:  $1,400 for the first year only.

NOTE:  Students must complete an application for admission to Radford University first.  Application must be completed by January 17, 2020.

For more information, please visit

Title Fredericksburg Host Lions Club Scholarship
Deadline 2020-04-15

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 Falmouth High School Bill Bolton Scholarship
Deadline 2020-04-05

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 The Ceili Anne Leahy Service Scholarship
Amount $2500
Deadline 2020-04-03

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.


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 Diggin’ for Dougie Volleyball Scholarship
Deadline 2020-03-20

For high school seniors planning to play volleyball at the collegiate level


This scholarship is offered in memory of Douglas Brown, an avid volleyball player for over 35 years.  He was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in  February 2016 and fought a dignified battle with the disease until he passed in August 2016.   The Fredericksburg area volleyball community rallied together to support his family by holding the First Annual Diggin’ for Dougie Tournament.  It was such a success the family decided to create a scholarship to honor his memory.

To apply for this scholarship, you must be a senior planning to play volleyball at the collegiate level (any division) next year.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the counseling center.

Title Willard G. Plentl Aviation Scholarship Program
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2020-03-06

Seniors planning an aviation career in a non-engineering area


Scholarship applicants must have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.5.  Acceptance into a non-engineering, aviation-related postsecondary education program is required.  Examples of non-engineering aviation careers include (but are not limited to) pilots, aviation maintenance technicians, aviation managers, etc.  You may view the scholarship on the Virginia Department of Aviation’s website or pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS counseling center.

Two other aviation scholarships available:  John R. Lillard Aviation Scholarship and Kenneth R. Scott Aviation Scholarship.   For more information and to apply, please visit

Title AJ Slye Memorial Scholarship
Amount up to $1,000
Deadline 2020-02-14

> 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 2019.

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


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 Army ROTC Scholarship
Deadline 2020-02-04

The Army is offering a scholarship to graduating seniors.  There is a service obligation of full time active duty or part time National Guard or US Army Reserve duty.  Benefits of the scholarship include full tuition OR room and board, a monthly stipend, money for books and more.  To apply, open the online application at   The deadline to BEGIN the application is February 4, 2020, and the completion deadline is March 4, 2020.

Title University of Michigan Bell Scholarship
Amount up to $80,000 over 4 years
Deadline 2020-02-01
Location University of Michigan

Applicant must be pursuing a degree in a scientific field at the University of Michigan


The Gloria Wille Bell and Carlos R. Bell Scholarship Program provides support for students in scientific fields such as engineering, math, physics, and computer science.  It is based on academic accomplishments rather than financial need.  Please visit for detailed information and to apply.

Title Tau Rho Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Scholarship
Deadline 2020-01-31

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 VA JCI Scholarship
Deadline 2020-01-24

The Virginia Junior Chamber International Senate is proud to offer the future leaders of America this scholarship.  The application and requirements may be found at



Title CrazyGames Scholarship
Amount $1,500
Deadline 2019-12-31

CrazyGames is offering a $1,500 game development scholarship for students in a computer science or related computer education program.  Find the full scholarship at

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

African American Students


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 .

Title Burger King Scholars Program
Amount start at $1,000
Deadline 2019-12-15

Burger King is awarding scholarships to eligible high school seniors and Burger King employees.  High school seniors must have a 2.5 GPA and be active in their community through volunteering, sports, clubs, etc.   For information, please visit http://WWW.BURGERKINGSCHOLARS.COM

Title VABA Aviation Scholarship
Amount $2,000
Deadline 2019-12-13

The Virginia Aviation Business Association scholarship will be awarded to a Virginia resident high school or technical school senior or a college/university undergraduate who is pursuing an aviation related career in an accredited institution.  Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and type an essay.  For more requirements and to apply, please visit

Title Hagan Scholarship
Amount up to $48,000
Deadline 2019-11-15

This is a nationwide, need based, merit scholarship for high achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college.   Applicants must have a 3.75 or higher GPA, 24 or higher on ACT or 1150 or higher on the SAT.  Applicants must also have worked 240 hours in the 12 months prior to applying.   More eligibility requirements apply- visit for full list of requirements and application.

Title Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
Amount up to $30,000 per year
Deadline 2019-11-13

This scholarship is for high school seniors who earn a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA and are planning to attend a 4 year college or university.  SAT scores must be a combined score of 1200 or higher (reading and math), and/or ACT composite score must be 26 or above.  Financial need must also be demonstrated.  For complete details and to apply, please visit

Title Website

Visit 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 Questbridge Scholarship Program

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 for information.


Check out this website for multiple scholarship opportunities!

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

Academic Excellence


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

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

Must be part of the Robotics Team


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  For a list of other scholarship offers, please visit  You may also see Mr. Foley in room 100 if you have questions.

Title Websites for Scholarships
Amount various

Two website options on which to find scholarships are:


Title UVA Engineering Scholarship
Location UVA

Interest in Engineering


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

Title Gospel Worship Experience Scholarship
Deadline 2020-08-15

This scholarship application is available to graduating seniors who plan to attend college next fall.  The essay for this year is “Love vs. Hate”. Applicants must be present at a concert at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on October 3, 2020 in order to win.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the Counseling Center.