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 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 Gospel Worhip Experience Scholarship
Deadline 2020-06-30
Information

This scholarship is offered to graduating seniors.  An essay is required.  Pick up information from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the Counseling Center.



Title Betty J. Hunter Bazemore Scholarship
Deadline 2020-06-27
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 John W. & Ardell T. Brumit Educational Trust
Deadline 2020-06-01
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 in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Breathing Blessing Scholarship Fund
Amount $500
Deadline 2020-05-01
Information

Breathing Blessings is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide community services that will create educational, social and cultural opportunities, focusing on underserved and low income families.  For more information and to apply, please visit www.breathingblessings.org



Title Prince Hall Lodge #61 Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2019-05-01
Criteria

This scholarship is offered to high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree.   It is given in memory of Stephoan Walker, Master Mason, who was a loving husband and served his community and lodge with zeal and dedication.  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 in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Fredericksburg Area Virginia State Alumni Association Florence Bailey Assistance Fund
Deadline 2020-04-27
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 The Jessica S. Griffin Memorial Scholarship
Deadline 2020-04-15
Information

This scholarship is in memory of Jessica Griffin, daughter of Herman and Virginia Griffin, who lost her battle with leukemia at the age of 11.  Applicants must submit a personal statement about themselves and plan to attend a two or four year institute of higher learning.  You may pick up an application in the JMHS 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 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.   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 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 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 Hampton University Alumni’s James W. and Leila G. Freeman Scholarship
Deadline 2020-04-01
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 Dahlgren Chapter of the Association of Old Crows Scholarship
Deadline 2020-03-31
Information

The AOC Dahlgren is awarding scholarships for high school seniors.  For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.crows.org/group/dahlgren



Title Teen Enrichment Network Scholarship
Deadline 2020-03-31
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.

Requirements:

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)

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 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 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 Careeronestop.org
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
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 Websites for Scholarships
Amount various
Criteria

Two website options on which to find scholarships are:

www.collegenet.com/mach25/app

www.unigo.com

 



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 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.