Scholarships *

Title Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship
Amount various
Deadline 2018-02-02

Written essay about Generals R. E. Lee and/or Stonewall Jackson


The objective of this scholarship is to acquaint young people with the historical legacy of two of Virginia’s most famous military figures, Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson.  There are 18 awards available to Virginia high school juniors and seniors submitting outstanding analytical essays on the two men.  Please visit for more information and applications.  Please submit completed applications to Mrs. Stinchcomb by February 2, 2018.

Title Virginia State Golf Association Scholarship
Deadline 2018-02-21

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


Title University of Michigan Bell Scholarship
Amount up to $80,000 over 4 years
Deadline 2018-02-01
Location University of Michigan

Applicant must be pursuing a degree in a scientific field at the University of Michigan


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 for detailed information and to apply.

Title Radford University Theatre Scholarships
Deadline 2018-01-23
Location Radford University

The Pridemore Scholarship offers a tuition award of $3,000 which is renewable each year if the student keeps a minumum 3.0 GPA at Radford University, and a consistent involvement in theatre.  Students applying must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 0n a 4.0 scale and combined SATs of 1100 or an ACT of 24.  Applicants must also be able to demonstrate an outstanding level of achievement in theatre through an audition or portfolio.

Also offered:  The GeorgAnne Voland Buck Scholarship:  $1,400 for the first year only.

NOTE:  Students must complete an application for admission to Radford University first.  Application must be completed by January 23, 2018.

For more information, please visit

Title UNCF STEM Scholarship
Deadline 2018-01-16

Tiered tuition scholarships up to a total of $25,000

  • $2,500—freshmen and sophomores academic years
  • $5,000—juniors and seniors academic years
  • An additional $5,000—fifth-year students
  • A $5,000 internship stipend for a STEM-related project

Participation in:

  • K-12 STEM Summer Institute (pre-college)
  • UNCF Student Tech Empowerment Workshop

Career-development support:

  • Mentoring, training and education
  • Access to entrepreneurial training in launching new tech ventures through competitive venture accelerator program

Apply online:
Deadline: February 23, 2017, 11:59 EST

General Eligibility: African American; 3.0 GPA; high school senior entering U.S.-accredited college or university Fall 2018; demonstrated unmet or financial need; U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

T 202 810 0331


Title The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region Scholarship Program
Amount various
Deadline 2018-03-04

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   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 to get more information.

Title Virginia Mayflower Society Scholarship
Amount $1,620
Deadline 2018-03-19

The Virginia Mayflower Society is offering this scholarship to encourage and support the study of the Mayflower Pilgrim experience and values.  Applicants must have a B average or higher, and must be sponsored by a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Virginia or by one of the applicant’s current teachers.  For more details and to apply, please visit .

Title SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Amount $500
Deadline 2018-04-30



Win a $500 scholarship for education expenses at a college or private career school.  One winner will be chosen every two weeks from October 30, 2017 through May 15, 2018.  For details, please visit

Title Prince Hall Lodge #61 Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2018-05-01

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 The Ceili Anne Leahy Service Scholarship
Deadline 2018-04-20

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.


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 Falmouth High School Bill Bolton Scholarship
Deadline 2018-04-05

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 Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship
Amount $2,500
Deadline 2018-03-31

This fund was established in 2001 in honor of Janice Marie Scott, a tremendous advocate for youth and a dedicated supporter of community services within the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, D.C.   Mrs. Scott was one of the 125 people who perished in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

Criteria for the scholarship:  One or both of the applicant’s parents must have a total adjusted income of $60,000 or less;  minimum grade point average of the applicant must be 3.0 or higher.

If you are interested in applying, please visit

Title The Virginia Black History Month Association James Farmer Scholarship
Deadline 2018-01-16

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 Stafford Regional Choral Society Scholarships
Deadline 2018-01-10

Musical talent in voice or solo instrument


This scholarship program consists of 2 categories: vocal and instrumental.  Judging criteria include:  musicality, selection of material, interpretation, memorization, showmanship, appearance, and future plans for music study.  For more information and to apply, please visit

Title Mayfield Civic Association Scholarship
Amount Up to $1,000
Deadline 2016-05-13

Must be a Mayfield Resident/ Have Family Ties in Mayfield


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, or apply at:

Title Scholarships for Minority Students
Amount various

There are many scholarships available for minority students online.  If you are interested, please visit

Title UVA Engineering Scholarship
Location UVA

Interest in Engineering


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

Title For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology (FIRST) Scholarship

Must be part of the Robotics Team


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  For a list of other scholarship offers, please visit  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

Academic Excellence


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

Title Websites for Scholarships
Amount various

Two website options on which to find scholarships are:


Title Questbridge Scholarship Program

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 for information.

Title VA JCI Scholarship
Deadline 2018-01-05

The Virginia Junior Chamber International Senate is proud to offer the future leaders of America this scholarship.  The application and requirements may be found at



Title Ron Brown Scholar Program
Amount $10,000 annually
Deadline 2018-01-09

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.  To apply, please visit

Title GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Amount up to $40,000
Deadline 2018-01-04

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


Check out this website for multiple scholarship opportunities!

Title Website

Visit 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 UVA Walter N. Ridley Scholarship
Amount $2,500-$12,500
Location UVA

African American Students


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 .