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 P.E.O. Foundation Rita Berkey Memorial Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2019-03-15
Information

This scholarship is for high school senior females who plan to enter a course of study in a service-oriented profession.  Three letters of recommendation and an essay/video are required.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the Counseling Center.



Title Virginia Credit Union Scholarship
Amount up to $2,500
Deadline 2019-03-01
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 The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region Scholarship Program
Amount various
Deadline 2019-03-03
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 Community Foundation of Richmond Scholarships
Amount Various
Deadline 2019-03-07
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 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 Chancellor Rawlings III Memorial Scholarship
Deadline 2019-03-07
Criteria

The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia is pleased to announce the availability of 56 scholarships.  The George Chancellor Rawlings III award is specific to students in our school or district.  Eligibility criteria and application forms can be accessed on the Foundation’s website at http://www.cfrichmond.org/Apply-for-a-Scholarship/View-All-Scholarships?s=Christopher+Gray+Rawlings+Memorial+Scholarship%2fGeorge+Chancellor+Rawlings+III+Memorial+Scholarship Don’t miss this great opportunity!



Title Christopher Gray Rawlings Scholarship
Deadline 2019-03-07
Criteria

The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia is pleased to announce the availability of 56 scholarships.  The Christopher Gray Rawlings  award is specific to students in our school or district.  Eligibility criteria and application forms can be accessed on the Foundation’s website at http://www.cfrichmond.org/Apply-for-a-Scholarship/View-All-Scholarships?s=Christopher+Gray+Rawlings+Memorial+Scholarship%2fGeorge+Chancellor+Rawlings+III+Memorial+Scholarship



Title Willard G. Plentl Aviation Scholarship Program
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2019-03-08
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 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 www.doav.virginia.gov.



Title AJ Slye Memorial Scholarship
Amount up to $1,000
Deadline 2019-03-22
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 Taco Bell Foundation’s Live Mas Scholarship
Start Date 2018-11-12
Deadline 2019-02-21
Information

This scholarship is for the innovators, creators and dreamers who want to share their passion and receive support to pursue this passion through a higher educational outlet.  A 2 minute video must be submitted.  Must be a U.S. citizen to apply.  For more information and to apply, please visit          https://www.tacobellfoundation.org/live-mas-scholarship/



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 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 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 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 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 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 George E. Allen Academic Scholarship
Amount $1,500
Deadline 2019-03-01
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.  Apply online at www.allenandallen.com/scholarships .



Title Virginia State Golf Association Scholarship
Deadline 2019-02-20
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 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 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 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 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 Flavorful Futures Scholarship
Amount $5,000
Deadline 2019-02-15
Information

High school senior applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  For a full list of requirements, please visit flavorfulfutures.com



Title National Beta Scholarship Program
Amount $1,000-$15,000
Deadline 2019-01-24
Information

National Beta will award over $300,000 in scholarships to outstanding Beta members.  A step-by-step guide to applying for the scholarships can be found at betaclub.org/scholarship.



Title Tau Rho Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Scholarship
Deadline 2019-01-31
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 Elks National Foundation Scholarship
Deadline 2019-02-01
Information

The Elks Foundation is awarding college scholarships to 500 high school seniors nationwide.  To apply, please visit https://www.elks.org/scholars/



Title FCA John Clements Memorial Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2019-02-01
Information

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is honored to present an outstanding FCA senior student leader 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 University of Michigan Bell Scholarship
Amount up to $80,000 over 4 years
Deadline 2019-02-01
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 2019-02-04
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.

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

 



Title Virginia Black History Month Association Audrey Jones Scholarship of Excellence
Deadline 2019-02-04
Information

This scholarship was created in honor of Audrey Jones in order to recognize her commitment to the organization, the schools where she worked, and the places at which she volunteered.  Applications are available to students committed to academic excellence and service to the community.  For more information about the scholarship, please visit www.vabhma.com.  You may pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the 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.