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Title FEA Anita Scott Education Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2015-05-22
Criteria

For students pursuing a career in education

Information

The Fredericksburg Education Association will award this scholarship to a JM senior who plans to pursue a career in the education field.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, acceptance to a college or university, and submit a 250-500 word essay explaining why the applicant would like to become an educator.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Prince Hall Lodge #61 Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2015-05-15
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.  Your GPA must be 2.5 or higher, and the SAT score must be 1500 or higher (ACT minimum composite score of 24).  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title A Sistah Encouraging Sistahs Outreach Ministry Scholarship
Deadline 2015-04-30
Criteria

This scholarship is in memory of Deborah Jacobs Brown, a graduate of JMHS.  It  is for seniors who have been enrolled at James Monroe since the beginning of their senior year.  Applicants must plan to attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college or technical school, and must have a GPA of 2.4 or higher.  This application requires a letter of recommendation from a teacher and one of the applicant’s peers.  Please pick up applications from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS counseling center.



Title Merel K. Wheeler Memorial Scholarship
Amount up to $1,500
Deadline 2015-05-01
Criteria

Must have played football for at least one year in high school

Information

This scholarship is awarded annually to one or more graduating students attending a high school served by the Rappahannock Valley Football Officials Association.  The student must have played at least one year of high school football, but does not need to play football in college.  Academic achievement, active participation in school activities, voluntary community service, endorsements, and evaluation of a written essay will be considered for the scholarship.  To get an application, see Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Fredericksburg Area Virginia State Alumni Association Jump Start to Success Financial Assistance
Deadline 2015-05-01
Criteria

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



Title Mayfield Civic Association Scholarship
Amount Up to $1,000
Deadline 2015-05-15
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 activitist 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 The Jessica S. Griffin Memorial Scholarship
Deadline 2015-05-08
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 be planning to attend a two or four year institute of higher learning.  You may pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title STEM Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline 2015-05-30
Information

Reed Tech Scholarships

Category: Education, Sciences/Social Sciences, Technology

Close Date: May 30, 2015

Description: Reed Tech is committed to supporting global innovation and growth. As part of their mission, they are offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who are studying or are planning to study a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) major at a U.S. university or college during the 2015/2016 academic year.  Interested applicants are invited to take part in an essay competition. Innovations drive progress, economic growth and are the engine that moves patent-driven companies forward. Students who have studied STEM majors have gone on to develop innovations that have materially changed both our work and leisure lives. For this essay, please write about a significant innovation, what benefits it has provided and how you would improve upon it.

Forms & Applications: http://www.reedtech.com/about-us/scholarship/

Contact: info@reedtech.com

Web Address: http://www.reedtech.com/about-us/scholarship/

Southland Electrical Supply Scholarship Program

Category: Education, Sciences/Social Sciences, Technology

Close Date: May 30, 2015

Description: Are you interested in furthering your career and life by going to college? Is your dream to become the next Alfred Nobel? Are you looking for ways to cut tuition costs? No matter what subject you’re looking to study, Southland Electrical Supply wants to help you build a successful future and career with a $1,000 scholarship! Students who studying or planning to study in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) major or a related field or trade are invited to take part in our essay competition. The topic for this year’s scholarship essay competition is “How innovation affects the science, technology and trade industry” This broad topic is intended to bring in a wide variety of essays covering the multiple facets of the industry. Though innovation is important to all industries, the technology and trade fields, in particular, have always thrived on fresh ideas that challenge what has come before it. For your essay, take this concept and apply it to a field or trade of your choice, explaining how innovation has changed and will continue to change your chosen discipline.

Forms & Applications: http://www.southlandelectrical.com/scholarship.asp

Contact: 1-800-476-1486

Web Address: http://www.southlandelectrical.com/scholarship.asp

 

AmeriQuest Transportation Services Scholarship

Category: Education, Sciences/Social Sciences, Technology

Close Date: May 30, 2015

Description: Students who are studying or are planning to study a technology or business derived major, or a related field or trade, are invited to take part in our $1,000 scholarship essay competition. A solid transportation industry is the backbone of a healthy economy. Without timely, reliable drivers, the economy can slowly grind to a halt, and expenses and living costs can become affordable. Whether you know it or not, the transportation industry is suffering from a serious shortage of drivers. This is not just a problem related to the American transportation industry; a number of European countries are also seeing shortages in their ranks of professional drivers. This problem has forced the industry to begin reevaluating its practices, hoping to attract a new pool of young, qualified drivers. The topic for this year’s scholarship essay competition is, “What can the transportation industry do to attract a new generation of drivers?” For your essay, take this concept and present your ideas as to how the industry can best market these jobs to young adults and millennials. Tackle the issue from whatever angle you prefer.

Forms & Applications:http://www.ameriquestcorp.com/transportation/contact/ameriquest-t

Contact: pmoynahan@ameriquestcorp.com

Web Address: http://www.ameriquestcorp.com/transportation/contact/ameriquest-t



Title STEM Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline 2015-05-30
Information

Reed Tech Scholarships

Category: Education, Sciences/Social Sciences, Technology

Close Date: May 30, 2015

Description: Reed Tech is committed to supporting global innovation and growth. As part of their mission, they are offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who are studying or are planning to study a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) major at a U.S. university or college during the 2015/2016 academic year.  Interested applicants are invited to take part in an essay competition. Innovations drive progress, economic growth and are the engine that moves patent-driven companies forward. Students who have studied STEM majors have gone on to develop innovations that have materially changed both our work and leisure lives. For this essay, please write about a significant innovation, what benefits it has provided and how you would improve upon it.

Forms & Applications: http://www.reedtech.com/about-us/scholarship/

Contact: info@reedtech.com

Web Address: http://www.reedtech.com/about-us/scholarship/

Southland Electrical Supply Scholarship Program

Category: Education, Sciences/Social Sciences, Technology

Close Date: May 30, 2015

Description: Are you interested in furthering your career and life by going to college? Is your dream to become the next Alfred Nobel? Are you looking for ways to cut tuition costs? No matter what subject you’re looking to study, Southland Electrical Supply wants to help you build a successful future and career with a $1,000 scholarship! Students who studying or planning to study in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) major or a related field or trade are invited to take part in our essay competition. The topic for this year’s scholarship essay competition is “How innovation affects the science, technology and trade industry” This broad topic is intended to bring in a wide variety of essays covering the multiple facets of the industry. Though innovation is important to all industries, the technology and trade fields, in particular, have always thrived on fresh ideas that challenge what has come before it. For your essay, take this concept and apply it to a field or trade of your choice, explaining how innovation has changed and will continue to change your chosen discipline.

Forms & Applications: http://www.southlandelectrical.com/scholarship.asp

Contact: 1-800-476-1486

Web Address: http://www.southlandelectrical.com/scholarship.asp

 

AmeriQuest Transportation Services Scholarship

Category: Education, Sciences/Social Sciences, Technology

Close Date: May 30, 2015

Description: Students who are studying or are planning to study a technology or business derived major, or a related field or trade, are invited to take part in our $1,000 scholarship essay competition. A solid transportation industry is the backbone of a healthy economy. Without timely, reliable drivers, the economy can slowly grind to a halt, and expenses and living costs can become affordable. Whether you know it or not, the transportation industry is suffering from a serious shortage of drivers. This is not just a problem related to the American transportation industry; a number of European countries are also seeing shortages in their ranks of professional drivers. This problem has forced the industry to begin reevaluating its practices, hoping to attract a new pool of young, qualified drivers. The topic for this year’s scholarship essay competition is, “What can the transportation industry do to attract a new generation of drivers?” For your essay, take this concept and present your ideas as to how the industry can best market these jobs to young adults and millennials. Tackle the issue from whatever angle you prefer.

Forms & Applications:http://www.ameriquestcorp.com/transportation/contact/ameriquest-t

Contact: pmoynahan@ameriquestcorp.com

Web Address: http://www.ameriquestcorp.com/transportation/contact/ameriquest-t



Title Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2015-05-20
Criteria

This award is offered to a high school senior who has been accepted to a post secondary program, has a 2.5 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 Student Scholarships Website
Amount various
Deadline 2014-06-01
Criteria

Check out StudentScholarships.org for a number of great scholarship opportunities for Fredericksburg area students! Specific ones you may want to check out are the Global Lift Equipment Scholarship, the Horatio Alger Scholarship, the Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award, Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Scholarship, the Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship, and the Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship.  Go to www.studentscholarships.org  to apply.



Title The Steigleder Family Scholarship Fund
Amount up to $5,000 each year
Deadline 2015-04-30
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 www.fabava.com .  You may also get an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



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 Scholarships for Minority Students
Amount various
Criteria

There are many scholarships available for minority students online.  If you are interested, please see your counselor for a list of these awards.



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 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 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 SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Amount $500
Deadline 2015-04-30
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 31, 2014 through May 15, 2015.  For details, please visit http://offtocollege.info.



Title National Society of Black Engineers STEM Innovators Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Start Date 2015-01-01
Deadline 2015-04-30
Criteria

For African American students in the Dahlgren, King George, Fredericksburg, Northern Neck, and Southern Maryland areas who plan to major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics; must have a 2.5 or higher GPA

Information

The NSBE Potomac Rivers Professionals Chapter is pleased to announce this scholarship sponsored by Mr. Dwayne Nelson.  The purpose of this scholarship is to continue the chapter’s mission to “increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically”.    Apply online at http://nsbepotomacriver.org/ or pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the counseling center.



Title Florida A & M University Scholarships
Amount various
Deadline 2015-04-30
Information

 

Florida A & M University has several different scholarships available for incoming freshmen students.  Visit www.famu.edu/recruitment to check out the Life Gets Better Scholarship, the Distinguished Scholar Award, and others.  All freshmen are considered for these scholarships when the apply, so the earlier you apply for admissions, the better your chances are for a scholarship.  Scholarships are awarded until the funds are depleted.



Title VABA Aviation Scholarship
Amount $2,000
Deadline 2015-05-30
Information

The Virginia Aviation Business Association scholarship will be awarded to a Virginia resident high school or technical school senior or a college/university undergraduate who is pursuing an aviation related career in an accredited institution.  Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and type an essay.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb, or visit www.doav.virginia.gov.



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 www.alumni.virginia.edu/ridley-scholarships/ .



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.