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Students and their families are encouraged to use a variety of information sources to select a college and major. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) provides one such source that is available here.

Scholarships *

Title John Robbins Memorial Spirit of Volunteering Scholarship
Amount $750
Deadline 2014-03-15
Criteria

For Fredericksburg Area Running Club (FARC) members

Information

John Robbins was the first President of the Fredericksburg Area Running Club (FARC) and a driving force behind the Coldwell Banker Grand Prix Race Series.  He was also one of the first people in the world to receive a liver transplant ad was the first donor recipient to run a marathon.  He was devoted to volunteer work, and this scholarship is in memory of him.  To be eligible, you must be a FARC member, attend a college in the fall of 2014, and be an active volunteer in high school or the community.  An essay on volunteerism is required.    You may also visit www.runfarc.com for a membership and to apply.



Title Friends & Family of Northern Virginia Deltas’ Scholarship
Deadline 2015-03-21
Information

The Northern Virginia Delta Education and Community Service (NVDECS) Foundation is pleased to announce its 2015 Friends and Family of Northern Virginia Deltas’ Scholarships.  The 2015 scholarships support graduating seniors from high schools in Northern Virginia and graduating GED students or non-traditional adult learners residing in Northern Virginia who are returning to school.

The deadline for receiving applications is Saturday, March 21, 2015.  Applicants will be considered for each scholarship for which they are eligible, but will only be awarded one scholarship. Recipients of the 2015 scholarships will be recognized at the Trailblazer Awards & Scholarship Gala on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Since the inception of the Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1959 and the establishment of the NVDECS Foundation in 1992, these two outstanding organizations have worked together to provide nearly $500,000 in scholarship funds to deserving students in the Northern Virginia community.  The Friends and Family of Northern Virginia Deltas’ Scholarship Fund was created in 2012 to commemorate the Foundation’s 20th anniversary.  To learn more about the NVDECS Foundation and to obtain copies of the 2015 scholarship application, visit www.nvdecs.org.



Title John W. & Ardell T. Brumit Educational Trust
Amount Up to $1,400 for one year
Deadline 2015-03-01
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 from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title The Community Foundation of Richmond Scholarships
Amount Various
Deadline 2015-03-02
Information

SENIORS:  Be sure to check out this website!!  The Foundation offers numerous scholarships that might be for you!  Please visit www.tcfrichmond.org/receive/apply-for-a-scholarship/.  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 Fredericksburg Area Service League Scholarships
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2015-04-01
Information

The FASL is offering this scholarship to applicants in the Fredericksburg, Stafford, and Spotsylvania areas.  Candidates must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit two letters of recommendation, one from a school administrator/faculty member and one from a community member.  Applicants must also submit a 250-500 word essay.  Preference willl be given to those who have demonstrated an interest and a commitment to the well-being and growth of children through volunteerism.  See Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center for an application.



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 Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
Amount up to $25,000 per year
Deadline 2015-02-27
Criteria

For students who plan to major in engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry

Information

For information and to apply, please visit www.buickachievers.com



Title Armenian Education Center Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2015-04-01
Criteria

For Virginia high school students in grades 9-12

Information

This is an essay question competition which will award one Virginia high school student in grades 9-12 a $1,000 scholarship.  The essay addresses the fact that present day Turkey continues to deny that the Aremenian Genocide of 1915-1923 ever happened.  See Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center for an application.  Essays must be both postage mailed AND emailed by April 1, 2015.



Title Virginia Credit Union Success Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2015-04-13
Information

Applicants must have at least a 2.80 GPA and plan to attend college.  An essay is required for this scholarship.  For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.vacu.org/Portals/O/pdfs/vacu_sucess_scholarship1.pdf, or pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Fredericksburg Rotary Club Robert A. Kishpaugh Memorial Scholarship
Amount $5,000
Deadline 2015-04-02
Criteria

The Fredericksburg Rotary Club is offering this scholarship opportunity to James Monroe seniors who are ranked anywhere from 1 to 50 in their class.    Criteria for this award are academic achievement, exceptional leadership, strong citizenship, and financial need.  You may pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.  Applications must be completed and returned to Mrs. Stinchcomb no later than April 2nd.  Applications will be reviewed by the Rotary Club Scholarship Committee and then applicants will be interviewed for the scholarship if selected.



Title Greater Rappahannock Chapter(VA) of The Links, Inc. Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2015-03-13
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 2014-2015 Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to five outstanding African-American students, two females and two males in our service area in the amount of $1,000.00, which is non-renewable.  An additional scholarship, the Sandra Holland King Education Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 will be given to a student majoring in the field of Education.  Enclosed, please find a copy of the scholarship application form and requirements. We ask that you copy and distribute this information to those students who meet our eligibility guidelines.

All applications must be postmarked no later than March 13, 2015.  For additional information or questions, please e-mail Ms. Pamela Gardner, Scholarship Chairperson at gardnepd@pwcs.edu.  You may pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Carrie “WY” Hill Tatum Memorial Scholarship
Deadline 2015-03-27
Information

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is a service organization composed of minority graduate and undergraduate females.  The Sorority is centered on educational development and annually awards scholarships to deserving  high school seniors.  An essay is required as well as a listing of your extra- curricular, academic, and community activities.  Qualified applicants must interview with the Scholarship Committee.  You may get the application at www.faacdst.org and click “programs” or pick one up from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Quantico Officers’ Spouses’ Organization Merit Scholarship
Deadline 2015-03-07
Criteria

For Quantico-based military dependents

Information

This scholarship is offered to Quantico-based military dependents who will graduate in 2015.  This includes dependents of active duty, retired and deceased sponsors of any branch of service, regardless of rank.  Please visit www.qoso.org/scholarshipapplication.htm  for an application, or stop by the JMHS counseling center and get an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb.



Title Dorothy J. Hall Memorial Scholarship
Amount up to $2,500
Deadline 2015-03-31
Criteria

Must be a Virginia Credit Union Member

Information

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be considered and be a graduating high school senior.  An essay is required on a topic chosen by the Virginia Credit Union.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center, or visit www.vacu.org to apply.   If you have questions, please email memsvc@vacu.org.



Title AFCEA NOVA Scholarship
Amount up to $2,000
Deadline 2015-02-28
Criteria

The Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association of Northern Virginia is awarding grants to qualified students who are pursuing degrees or advanced training in various technical fields such as Information Technology/Computer Science/Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, Pure Natural/Physical Sciences, and other technology-related fields related to National Security.  For more details and to apply, please visit http://afceanova.org/education/scholarships.



Title FCA John Clements Memorial Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2015-04-01
Information

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is honored to present two outstanding FCA senior student leaders with a $1,000 scholarship.  The Student Leadership Scholarship will be awarded based on the applicant’s CHRISTIAN COMMITMENT, CHURCH INVOLVEMENT, COMMUNITYINVOLVEMENT, FCA LEADERSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP, ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION,and EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.

Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center, or apply at

http://www.battlefieldfca.org/Websites/fredericksburgfca/images/Clements_Scholarship_Application_for_2015.pdf

 

 



Title George E. Allen Academic Scholarship
Amount $1,500
Deadline 2015-03-01
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.    Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS counseling center or apply online at www.allenandallen.com/scholarships.html .



Title Virginia PTA Scholarship
Amount $1,200
Deadline 2015-03-01
Criteria

The Virginia PTA offers scholarships to graduating high school students planning to enter teaching or other youth-serving professions.  Each year, two special scholarships are given- a $1,200 award memorializing M. Frieda Koontz, the Executive Secretary of the SCA from 1922-1950, and a $1,200 scholarship honoring S. John Davis, Virginia’s Superintendent of Schools from 1979-1989.  Additional $1,000 scholarships complete the package.  To be eligible, students must reside in VA and attend a VA public high school, plan to pursue a career in teaching or qualify for service with a youth-serving agency, enter a VA college or university in September following the date of application for the scholarship, maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and provide evidence of financial need and academic achievement.  Applicants must also attend a school that has an active PTA or PTSA.  Visit www.vapta.org to apply, or pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.

 



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 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 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 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 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 Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Criteria

Hispanic students

Information

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to outstanding Hispanic students in higher education throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.  For more information, please visit http://www.hsf.net/.



Title Willard G. Plentl Aviation Scholarship Program
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2015-03-13
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.

There is also the John R. Lillard Scholarship for aviation, which is offered to students with a 3.5 unweighted GPA.   For more information and to apply, please visit www.doav.virginia.gov.



Title Virginia State Golf Association Scholarship
Deadline 2015-02-26
Location Colleges within the Commonwealth of Virginia
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.vsga.org.

 



Title Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship
Amount various
Deadline 2015-02-06
Criteria

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

Information

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 http://www.lee-jackson.org/ for more information and applications.  Please submit completed applications to Mrs. Stinchcomb by February 6, 2015.



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 P.E.O. Foundation Rita Berkey Memorial Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2015-03-15
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 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 Fredericksburg Area Service League Scholarships
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2015-04-01
Information

The FASL is a philanthropic women’s organization committed to improving the lives of area children through fundraising events and volunteer hours.  The league will present 5 scholarships to young men and women who attend public high school in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Caroline, King George, or Spotsylvania.  Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit 2 letters of recommendation.  An essay is also required.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



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.