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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 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 Mayfield Civic Association Scholarship
Amount Up to $1,000
Deadline 2016-05-13
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, or apply at:

http://www.cityschools.com/jmcounseling/jobs-2-2/mayfield-civic-association-scholarship/



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 Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship
Amount up to $2,500
Deadline 2016-06-01
Information

This program provides financial assistance to students who exhibit need and have integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Applicants must have committed to pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree.  Please apply at application.horatioalger.org.



Title The Jessica S. Griffin Memorial Scholarship
Deadline 2016-05-13
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 Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship Contest
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2016-06-10
Information

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship



Title Betty J. Hunter Bazemore Scholarship
Deadline 2016-06-30
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 Rappahannock Emergency Medical Services Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2016-04-22
Criteria

For EMS affiliated seniors

Information

This scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who has been affiliated within the Rappahannock EMS Region for at least 6 months, and who is currently enrolled or will be enrolled in an institution of higher learning or an accredited ALS training program in the coming year.  Apply online at www.remscouncil.org  or pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the Counseling Center.  No handwritten applications will be accepted.



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 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 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 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 Optimist Club of Fredericksburg Dave Roulley Memorial Scholarship
Amount up to $1,000
Deadline 2016-05-20
Criteria

This scholarship is for students who will be attending a technical school or other job training program.

Information

The Optimist Club of Fredericksburg is offering this scholarship to deserving high school seniors in the city of Fredericksburg, Stafford County, and Spotsylvania County.  These scholarships will be awarded to select students choosing to pursue vocational training education.  Students attending a four year university or pursuing a Bachelor’s degree program are not eligible for the scholarship.  See Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center for an application.



Title VABA Aviation Scholarship
Amount $2,000
Deadline 2016-05-31
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 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.