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Title Walker-Grant Alumni Association Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2015-04-06
Information

This scholarship is offered to seniors who are descendants of an individual who attended Walker-Grant School from 1939-1968.  The applicant must have at least a cumulative C average and must have been accepted at an accredited school or college.  This scholarship is also based on financial need.   For an application, please see Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Jermon Bushrod’s Visualize & Rize Foundation Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2015-04-15
Criteria

For Senior Athletes

Information

Jermon Bushrod, an offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears, is offering two $500 scholarships to JM senior athletes through his Visualize & Rize Foundation.  Applicants must be in good standing at JM, have plans for attendance and acceptance at a trade school, vocational training, or college after graduation.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center or visit www.visualizeandrize.org to get the application.  Applications are due April 15.



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 Pratt Medical Center Scholarship
Amount $4,000
Deadline 2015-04-17
Criteria

See below

Information

This scholarship is part of Pratt Medical Center’s annual effort to promote awareness of teen violence.  The award is for a James Monroe High School student, and the applicant will be judged on academics, citizenship, and financial need.  Submission of a 750 word essay on teen violence is also required.  Please see Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center for an application.  Applications are due back to Mrs. Stinchcomb by April 17.



Title Virginia Association of Women Judges Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2015-04-03
Criteria

This scholarship requires a 500 word essay on the topic What are the benefits of the particpation of women in the legislative and judicial branches of government?  For more details and to get an application, see Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Naval Officer’s Spouses’ Club of Washington, D.C. Scholarship
Deadline 2015-04-01
Information

This scholarship is for graduating seniors who are dependents of active duty, retired, or deceased U.S. Navy service members.  For more information and to apply, visit http://www.noscdc.com or pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the counseling center.



Title Optimist Club of Fredericksburg Dave Roulley Memorial Scholarship
Amount up to $1,000
Deadline 2015-04-15
Criteria

This scholarship is for students 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 Dahlgren Officers’ Spouses’ Club Rosemarie Blades Honorary Scholarship
Deadline 2015-04-15
Criteria

The DOSC is offering this scholarship to graduating seniors who are dependents of military personnel currently or previously assigned to Dahlgren as a permanent duty station.  For details and to apply, please visit www.dahlgrenosc.webs.com.



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 Omicron Alpha Lambda Chapter’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship
Amount $1,500
Deadline 2015-04-14
Criteria

See below

Information

This scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors in the Rappahannock area who plan to attend a college or university.  There are 3 categories within the scholarship that can be applied to:  academic performance and financial need (Dr. Phillip Y. Wyatt Scholarship);  academic and athletic performance (Emory T. Turner Scholarship);  or academic and community service (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship).  Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.  If one of these 3 categories applies to you, stop by the JMHS Counseling Center and pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb.



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 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 The Lauren A. Davies Memorial Scholarship
Deadline 2015-04-20
Criteria

For physically challenged students with an acute or chronic health problem

Information

This award is for graduating seniors who have overcome significant challenges with courage and determination to further their education.  The scholarship is for physically challenged students with chronic or acute health problems (physical, neurological, mental,visual, hearing, speech impaired disorder), a physical disability or impairments caused by disease or other causes (epilepsy, diabetes, etc.).  If you have questions, please call Douglas Jones at (540) 898-2559 .  You may pick up an application 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 The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Maxine M. Newell Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2015-04-03
Criteria

Female Seniors

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This scholarship is offered by the Xi Upsilon Omega Chapter to an outstanding female high school graduate in need of financial assistance who has been accepted at an accredited four-year college, university, or community college with the intention of transferring to a four-year college or university.  Applicants should exhibit outstanding leadership skills, have at least a 2.5 GPA, and must have notable community service contributions.  The student must be pursuing a degree in a field that will benefit children.  This is an excellent opportunity.  You may pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Maude B. Murchison Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2015-04-03
Criteria

For female students

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This scholarship is offered by the Xi Upsilon Omega Chapter to female graduating seniors accepted at an accredited four-year college, university, or community college with the intention of transferring to a four-year college or university.  The applicant must have a 2.5 or better GPA, exhibit outstanding leadership skills, have notable community service contributions, and be able to demonstrate financial need.  This is a wonderful scholarship opportunity.  Get an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center today!



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 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 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

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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

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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

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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.