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 Fredericksburg Area Virginia State Alumni Association Financial Assistance
Deadline 2019-04-27
Criteria

This award is offered for high school seniors in the Fredericksburg area who plan to attend Virginia State University.    Applicants must  write an essay and provide letters of recommendation.  See Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center for an application.



Title Charles Colgan Aviation Scholarship
Amount $2,000
Deadline 2019-04-12
Information

This scholarship is offered to a well deserving student pursuing a career in aviation.  For more details and to apply, see Mrs. Stinchcomb in the counseling center.



Title Mayfield Civic Association Scholarship
Amount Up to $1,000
Deadline 2019-04-12
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 Rho Zeta Sigma Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2019-04-12
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 2019-04-15
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 Diggin’ for Dougie Volleyball Scholarship
Deadline 2019-04-19
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 me 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 Prince Hall Lodge #61 Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2019-04-26
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 John W. & Ardell T. Brumit Educational Trust
Deadline 2019-04-30
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 Walker-Grant Alumni Association Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2019-04-08
Information

This scholarship is offered to seniors who are descendants of an individual who attended Walker-Grant School from 1939-1968.  The applicant must have at least a cumulative C average and must have been accepted at an accredited school or college.  This scholarship is also based on financial need.   For an application, please see Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Amount $500
Deadline 2019-04-30
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 29, 2018 through May 13, 2019.  For details, please visit suntrust.com/offtocollege



Title Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2019-04-30
Criteria

This award is offered to a high school senior who has been accepted to a college/university, has a 2.0 or higher GPA, and is a U.S. citizen.  An essay is required.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title The University of Richmond Steigleder Family Scholarship Fund
Amount up to $6,500 each year
Deadline 2019-05-01
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 The Ceili Anne Leahy Service Scholarship
Amount $2500
Deadline 2019-05-03
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 Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship
Amount up to $2,500
Deadline 2019-06-15
Information

This program provides financial assistance to students who exhibit financial need.  Applicants must have committed to pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree.  Please apply at application.horatioalger.org. 



Title Betty J. Hunter Bazemore Scholarship
Deadline 2019-06-29
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 Caring.com Scholarships
Criteria

For high school students who have taken on the role of caregiver for aging loved ones

Information

Caring. com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones.  Scholarship opportunities may be found at https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers



Title Fredericksburg Rotary Club Robert A. Kishpaugh Memorial Scholarship
Amount $5,000
Deadline 2019-04-11
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 Falmouth High School Bill Bolton Scholarship
Deadline 2019-04-05
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 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 Greater Rappahannock Chapter(VA) of The Links, Inc. Scholarship
Amount $1,200
Deadline 2019-03-29
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 $1,200.00, which is non-renewable.  An additional scholarship, the Sandra Holland King Education Scholarship in the amount of $1,200.00 will be given 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 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 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 Alpha Lambda Psi Military Spouses Sorority Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2019-03-29
Information

This scholarship is for seniors who reflect Alpha Lambda Psi’s principles of integrity, personal courage, selfless service, honor, and resilience through academic success, leadership, and service to both school and community.  Each scholarship is a one-time award mailed directly to the school of the awardee’s choice upon proof of acceptance and enrollment from the selected college or trade school.  See Mrs. Stinchcomb in the counseling center to pick up an application.



Title Fredericksburg Area Service League Scholarships
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2019-04-05
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 Dahlgren Chapter of the Association of Old Crows Scholarship
Deadline 2019-03-31
Information

The AOC Dahlgren is awarding scholarships for high school seniors.  Information on this scholarship is available at  https://www.crows.org/members/group_content_view.asp?group=205176&id=781155



Title Fredericksburg Antique Auto Club Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2019-04-01
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 Frank DuVal at corvairduval@netscape.net

 



Title Omicron Alpha Lambda Chapter’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarships
Deadline 2019-04-01
Information

Scholarships will be awarded to graduating African American male seniors in the Rappahannock area who plan to attend a college or university.  There are 5 scholarship applications offered by the chapter.   Click on a link below, or stop by the JMHS Counseling Center and pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb.

Historically Black College and University Scholarship Application
http://www.apaoal.com/files/122471895.pdf
Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Application
http://www.apaoal.com/files/122471896.pdf
Walter P. Richardson Scholarship Application
http://www.apaoal.com/files/122471897.pdf
Emory T. Turner Scholarship Application
http://www.apaoal.com/files/122471898.pdf
Phillip Y. Wyatt Scholarship Application
http://www.apaoal.com/files/122446125.pdf



Title Hampton University Alumni’s James W. and Leila G. Freeman Scholarship
Deadline 2019-04-01
Criteria

For students planning to attend Hampton University

Information

This scholarship is offered by the Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Hampton Alumni Association.  Applicants must be incoming freshmen at Hampton University and have at least a 2.8 GPA and must also compose an essay of 500 words maximum.   Applications may be picked up in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Maude B. Murchison Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2019-04-01
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 2019-04-01
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 The Lauren A. Davies Memorial Scholarship
Deadline 2019-04-05
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.).  If you have questions, please call Douglas Jones at (540) 898-2559 .  You may pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Gospel Worship Experience Scholarship
Deadline 2019-08-17
Information

This scholarship application is available to graduating seniors who plan to attend college next fall.  The essay for this year is “Why I Must Succeed”. Applicants must be present at a concert at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on October 5, 2019 in order to win.  Deadline to apply is August 17, 2019.   Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the Counseling Center.