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 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Amount up to $40,000
Deadline 2019-01-04
Information

This foundation annually awards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with renewable scholarships.  For more information, eligibility requirements, and an online application, please visit https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/



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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 American University’s Frederick Douglas Distinguished Scholars Program
Criteria

Must apply and be accepted into the American University Distinguished Scholars Program in order to be eligible for this scholarship.  Historically underrepresented minority students and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Information

American University offers this scholarship that gives full tuition, books, on-campus housing and a generous meal plan.  The scholarship is renewable for a total of 4 years of undergraduate study.  For more information, please visit https://www.american.edu/learning-communities/douglassscholars/apply.cfm



Title OppU Achievers Scholarship
Amount $2500
Deadline 2018-12-31
Information

This scholarship is awarded 4 times throughout the year, with submissions deadlines on  March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.   Applicants must be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college.   Must have a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. Citizen.  For more details and to apply, visit opploans.com/scholarship.



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 Drifted Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2018-12-31
Information

This scholarship is designed to help one student advance his/her photography studies each year with a $500 grant.   The application deadline is December 31, 2018.   For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.drifted.com/scholarship/.  If you have questions, please email Liam Brown at scholarship@drifted.com.



Title Burger King Scholars Program
Amount start at $1,000
Deadline 2018-12-15
Information

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 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship
Deadline 2018-12-07
Information

Comcast will recognized over 800 students nationwide for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.  For more information and to apply, please visit http://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers



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 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 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 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.