Scholarships *

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

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

Information

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 The Community Foundation of Richmond Scholarships
Amount Various
Deadline 2020-03-02
Information

SENIORS:  Be sure to check out this website!!  The Foundation offers numerous scholarships that might be for you!  Please visit https://www.cfrichmond.org/Apply-for-a-Scholarship/View-All-Scholarships to view all of the scholarships offered and to apply.  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 Virginia Credit Union Scholarship
Amount up to $2,500
Deadline 2020-03-02
Information

For eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit vacu.org/scholarships.  Please keep in mind that students are responsible for mailing an official transcript to Virginia Credit Union.



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

Seniors planning an aviation career in a non-engineering area

Information

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 https://doav.virginia.gov/programs-and-services/education/

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



Title P.E.O. Foundation Rita Berkey Memorial Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2020-03-12
Information

This scholarship is for high school senior females and is based on community service, financial need, academics, and character.  Three letters of recommendation and an essay/video are required.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the Counseling Center.



Title Fredericksburg Rotary Club Robert A. Kishpaugh Memorial Scholarship
Amount $5,000
Deadline 2020-03-12
Criteria

The Fredericksburg Rotary Club is offering this scholarship opportunity to James Monroe seniors.    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 will be reviewed by the Rotary Club Scholarship Committee and then applicants will be interviewed for the scholarship if selected.



Title Greater Rappahannock Chapter(VA) of The Links, Inc. Scholarship
Amount $1,500
Deadline 2020-03-13
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.

Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding African American students in our area.  An additional scholarship, the Sandra Holland King Education Scholarship, is available to a student majoring in the field of Education and a student attending an HBCU.

For additional information or questions, please e-mail Cynthia Watkins at Cynthia9220@cs.com.   You may pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Jermon Bushrod’s Visualize & Rize Foundation Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2020-03-24
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.



Title The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region Scholarship Program
Amount various
Deadline 2020-03-01
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 The Lauren A. Davies Memorial Scholarship
Deadline 2020-03-27
Criteria

For physically challenged students with an acute or chronic health problem

Information

This award is for graduating seniors who have overcome significant challenges with courage and determination to further their education.  The scholarship is for physically challenged students with chronic or acute health problems (physical, neurological, mental,visual, hearing, speech impaired disorder), a physical disability or impairments caused by disease or other causes (epilepsy, diabetes, etc.).  You may pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title The Ceili Anne Leahy Service Scholarship
Amount $2500
Deadline 2020-04-03
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 Falmouth High School Bill Bolton Scholarship
Deadline 2020-04-05
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 Rho Zeta Sigma Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2020-04-13
Criteria

For Senior Male Students

Information

This scholarship is offered by the Rho Zeta Sigma Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.  Applicants must have a 2.5 or higher GPA, two letters of recommendation, and acceptance into a college or university.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the counseling center.



Title Fredericksburg Host Lions Club Scholarship
Deadline 2020-04-15
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 The University of Richmond Steigleder Family Scholarship Fund
Amount up to $6,500 each year
Deadline 2020-04-15
Location University of Richmond
Information

This scholarship is offered by the Board of Directors of the Fredericksburg Area Builders Foundation.  Students who have qualified for admission to attend the University of Richmond as full-time students are eligible.  For more information or to apply, please visit https://www.fabava.com/steigleder-family-scholarship/.  You may also get an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title George E. Allen Academic Scholarship
Amount $2,000
Deadline 2020-03-02
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.  Apply online at www.allenandallen.com/scholarships .



Title Virginia State Golf Association Scholarship
Deadline 2020-02-19
Information

The criteria for the scholarship are based on academic achievement, an interest in golf (skill level not important), character, and financial need.  For more information, please visit www.scholarships.vsga.org.

 



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/ .



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 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 Websites for Scholarships
Amount various
Criteria

Two website options on which to find scholarships are:

www.collegenet.com/mach25/app

www.unigo.com

 



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 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 Careeronestop.org
Information

Check out this website for multiple scholarship opportunities!



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 VA JCI Scholarship
Deadline 2020-01-24
Information

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 http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/programs/scholarship.

 

 



Title Optimist Club Essay Scholarship
Deadline 2020-02-15
Information

The Fredericksburg Optimist Club is offering students the opportunity to participate in the Optimist International Essay Contest.  This contest is not just for Seniors, this contest is open to all high school students.

Essays will be judged at the local club level, where the winners will move on to the District level where scholarship money is awarded to the winner.

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



Title Tau Rho Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Scholarship
Deadline 2020-01-31
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 University of Michigan Bell Scholarship
Amount up to $80,000 over 4 years
Deadline 2020-02-01
Location University of Michigan
Criteria

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

Information

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 www.bellscholarship.org for detailed information and to apply.



Title The Virginia Black History Month Association James Farmer Scholarship
Deadline 2020-02-03
Information

The Virginia Black History Month Association (VaBHMA) takes pleasure in announcing the 2018 VaBHMA James Farmer Scholarship. 

The scholarship will be based on the following criteria:

  1. African American High School student from one of the four counties that participate in the James Farmer Scholars Program.
  2. Good academic standing.
  3. Active in the local community through civic programs.
  4. Plans to attend college after their HS graduation.
  5. Essay Submission (500 words or less)

The scholarship is open to all African-American High School students enrolled in any Spotsylvania County, City of Fredericksburg, Caroline County or Westmoreland County Virginia High School with plans to pursue a higher education.  Access an application at  https://files.constantcontact.com/426ea903201/2cf527d0-7f42-4b66-a644-27d0d60a3240.pdf

 

 



Title Army ROTC Scholarship
Deadline 2020-02-04
Information

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 http://www.goarmy.com/rotc.   The deadline to BEGIN the application is February 4, 2020, and the completion deadline is March 4, 2020.



Title Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Maude B. Murchison Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2020-02-14
Criteria

For female students

Information

This scholarship is offered by the Xi Upsilon Omega Chapter to female graduating seniors accepted at an accredited four-year college, university, or community college with the intention of transferring to a four-year college or university.  The applicant must have a 2.5 or better GPA, exhibit outstanding leadership skills, have notable community service contributions, and be able to demonstrate financial need.  This is a wonderful scholarship opportunity.  Get an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center today!



Title The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Maxine M. Newell Scholarship
Deadline 2020-02-14
Criteria

Female Seniors

Information

This scholarship is offered by the Xi Upsilon Omega Chapter to an outstanding female high school graduate in need of financial assistance who has been accepted at an accredited four-year college, university, or community college with the intention of transferring to a four-year college or university.   The student must be pursuing a degree in a field that will benefit children.  This is an excellent opportunity.  You may pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title AJ Slye Memorial Scholarship
Amount up to $1,000
Deadline 2020-02-14
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 2019.

(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 Gospel Worship Experience Scholarship
Deadline 2020-08-15
Information

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.