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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 P.E.O. Foundation Rita Berkey Memorial Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2016-03-18
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 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 VA Soil & Water Conservation District Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2016-03-01
Criteria

3.0 or higher GPA

Information

The VASWCD Educational Foundation promotes the education of Virginia citizens in technical fields with a natural resource conservation and environmental protection emphasis.  This scholarship is for students who have a strong desire to major in a course curriculum related to natural resource conservation and/or environmental studies.  Applications are available at http://www.tccswcd.org, or pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the Counseling Center.



Title Dorothy J. Hall Memorial Scholarship
Amount up to $2,500
Deadline 2016-03-31
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 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 Virginia Black History Month Association James Farmer Scholarship
Deadline 2016-02-11
Criteria

Open to seniors currently enrolled in the James Farmer Scholars Program

Information

Winners will receive monetary awards which are announced at the Annual Virginia Black History Month Gala on February 27 at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the Counseling Center.



Title Willard G. Plentl Aviation Scholarship Program
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2016-03-11
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 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 Fredericksburg Rotary Club Robert A. Kishpaugh Memorial Scholarship
Amount $5,000
Deadline 2016-04-07
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 March 7th.  Applications will be reviewed by the Rotary Club Scholarship Committee and then applicants will be interviewed for the scholarship if selected.



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 Fredericksburg Area Virginia State Alumni Association Financial Assistance
Deadline 2015-04-29
Criteria

This award is offered for high school seniors in the Fredericksburg area who plan to attend Virginia State University.    Applicants must be involved in a community organization, write an essay, and provide letters of recommendation.  See Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center for an application.



Title Rich Murray Sports Journalism Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2016-03-31
Information

Each year  an outstanding graduating Virginia high school senior recieves a $1,000 scholarship. The student should have demonstrated success in the field of sports journalism, media or communication with an intention to study a related field in college. Please note that journalism students with no significant sports background will not receive strong consideration.

More details can be found by visiting:

http://vasidsports.com/sports/2012/6/22/General_0622123808.aspx

Complete submissions must include the attached application form, a one-page statement by the student, one sports journalism work sample and a letter of recommendation (as outlined in the application form).

Due Date: March 31, 2016

Please submit by emailing to me at warnerka@jmu.edu.



Title John W. & Ardell T. Brumit Educational Trust
Deadline 2016-03-15
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 Armenian Education Center Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2016-04-04
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 4, 2016.



Title Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Carrie “Wy” Hill Tatum Memorial Scholarship
Deadline 2016-03-31
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 up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Fredericksburg Host Lions Club Scholarship
Amount up to $2,000
Deadline 2016-04-15
Criteria

The FHLC is a service organization with special emphasis on sight, hearing, diabetes, and promoting leadership among youth.  This year, the organization plans to award a scholarship to the student who has set education as a priority, whether it be a vocational/technical pursuit, an associate degree endeavor, or a bachelor’s degree program.  Financial need, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, community service, and a minimum GPA of 2.0 will be considered.  The award is presented at graduation.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the 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 Fredericksburg Area Service League Scholarships
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2016-04-01
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 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 FCA John Clements Memorial Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2016-02-15
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.

 

 



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 SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Amount $500
Deadline 2016-04-30
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 30, 2015 through May 15, 2016.  For details, please visit suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes.



Title Falmouth High School Bill Bolton Scholarship
Deadline 2016-04-05
Criteria

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 The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region Scholarship Program
Amount various
Deadline 2016-03-07
Criteria

The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region offers over 20 scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to attend college in the fall.  This year, instead of sending applications to JMHS, the Foundation asks that interested students apply online at http://cfrrrscholarships.communityforce.com.   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, and the Kenneth T. Whitescarver III Memorial Scholarship.

Students can also visit http://www.cfrrr.org/apply-for-grants-and-scholarships/scholarships to get more information on new funds that have been added since last year.



Title The Community Foundation of Richmond Scholarships
Amount Various
Deadline 2016-03-03
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 Virginia Credit Union Success Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2016-04-15
Information

We are happy to announce that the Success Scholarship is now available online. Please apply at:  Apply for the Virginia Credit Union $1,000 Success Scholarship .  Closing date for the scholarship is April 15, 2016.  Please keep in mind that students are responsible for mailing an official transcript to Virginia Credit Union.



Title George E. Allen Scholarship
Amount $1,500
Deadline 2016-03-01
Criteria

See below

Information

This scholarship is for high school seniors who have overcome significant obstacles or special challenges in life and still achieved high standards of performance.  Please visit www.allenandallen.com/scholarships.html or pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Virginia State Golf Association Scholarship
Deadline 2016-02-24
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.scholarships.vsga.org.

 



Title Virginia PTA Scholarship
Amount $1,200
Deadline 2016-03-01
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 John Robbins Memorial Spirit of Volunteering Scholarship
Amount $750
Deadline 2016-03-15
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 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.