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Selecting a College.

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 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 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Amount up to $40,000
Deadline 2015-01-08
Criteria

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 www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships.



Title Huntington Learning Center Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2014-12-31
Information

Huntington Learning Center is offering $500 scholarships.  For entry and official rules, please visit http://huntingtonlearning.com/contest.



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 Tom Joyner Foundation “Full Ride” Scholarship
Deadline 2015-01-16
Criteria

 

 

Information

The Tom Joyner Foundation® announced the ‘Full Ride’ scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the fall of 2015.

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

1) A United States Citizen
2) Current high school seniors attending school in the United States (applicant must be anticipating completion of high school degree in the spring of 2015).
3) Minimum high school grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.00 grade scale, excluding home school studies) and Minimum SAT score of 2100 (combined math essay and verbal score) or ACT score of 30.
4) Applicants must apply and be accepted to an HBCU by July 1, 2015.
5) Applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.

The applications must be postmarked no later than January 16th, 2015. Interviews will occur in April 2015.

Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation has raised more than $65 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges. It has assisted more than 29,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. You can learn more at www.tomjoynerfoundation.org

 



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 Woody Brittain-Education is the Equalizer Scholarship
Amount $7,500
Deadline 2015-01-15
Information

A lifetime of success in the business world and service in the community has enabled Willard W. Brittain, Jr., a former member of the DaVita Board of Directors, to positively impact countless lives as few others could.  This scholarship is for African American high school seniors who desire to.  Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership, community involvement and academic performance.  Visit www.davita.com/about/woody-brittain-scholarship to get an application or see Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



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 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 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 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 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 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 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.