Scholarships *

Title The Lauren A. Davies Memorial Scholarship
Deadline 2017-04-14
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 James W. and Leila G. Freeman Scholarship
Deadline 2017-04-14
Criteria

For students planning to attend Hampton University

Information

This scholarship is offered by the Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Hampton Alumni Association.  Applicants must be incoming freshmen at Hampton University and have at least a 2.8 GPA and must also compose an essay of 500 words maximum.   Applications may be picked up in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Tau Rho Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Scholarship
Deadline 2017-04-14
Information

This scholarship is offered to senior African-American males and requires two letters of recommendation, an essay, and your high school transcript.  See Mrs. Stinchcomb in the Counseling Center to get an application.



Title Fredericksburg Rotary Club Robert A. Kishpaugh Memorial Scholarship
Amount $5,000
Deadline 2017-04-06
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 6th.  Applications will be reviewed by the Rotary Club Scholarship Committee and then applicants will be interviewed for the scholarship if selected.



Title Falmouth High School Alumni Association Bill Bolton Scholarship
Deadline 2017-04-05
Criteria

Must be a direct descendant of Falmouth High School Alumni

Information

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be a DIRECT descendant of a person who attended Falmouth High School between the years of 1931-1956.  The recipient is chosen on the merits of this application by a judging committee of the Alumni Association.  Please see Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center to get an application.



Title Naval Officer’s Spouses’ Club of Washington, D.C. Scholarship
Deadline 2017-04-01
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 Walker-Grant Alumni Association Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2017-04-03
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 Fredericksburg Host Lions Club Scholarship
Amount up to $2,000
Deadline 2017-04-15
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 Vivint Smart Home Scholarship
Amount $5,000
Deadline 2017-04-17
Information
Vivint Smart Home is very excited to be offering a scholarship to students across the United States.  The details of the scholarship can be found at www.vivint.com/scholarship.
Applicant Eligibility Requirements:
  • Open to high school seniors or college students who are legal residents of the United States
  • Scholarship payable to the winner who should be living in the United States
  • Student must enroll in semester beginning no later than September 30, 2017
  • Winner is not based on financial need
  • Home-schooled students may apply so long as your course of study is equivalent to a high school senior
  • Applicants required to submit a video (see “Make A Video” tab for details)
  • Student must be planning on or already enrolled in one of the eligible majors listed in the Scholarship Official Rules


Title Optimist Club of Fredericksburg Dave Roulley Memorial Scholarship
Amount up to $1,000
Deadline 2017-05-01
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 Prince Hall Lodge #61 Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2017-05-05
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.  GPA and SAT/ACT scores are considered as well.  Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Betty J. Hunter Bazemore Scholarship
Deadline 2017-06-30
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 Capital One Virginia Military Dependent Scholarship
Deadline 2017-04-30
Information

Applicants must be a dependent of an active duty servicemember or servicemember in the Reserves or National Guard.  For  more information and to apply, please visit https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/military-affiliation/capital-one-military-dependent-scholarship-Virginia.



Title SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Amount $500
Deadline 2017-04-30
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 The Ceili Anne Leahy Service Scholarship
Amount $2500
Deadline 2017-04-25
Criteria

This scholarship is awarded to

  • A student who has made significant contributions to his/her school or local community by demonstrating several of Ceili’s attributes, OR
  • A student who plans to pursue education and a career in a field related to one of the following:  peace studies, human rights, sustainability and the environment, global development, environmental education, or writing.

JM seniors with a GPA of 2.0 or higher may apply; or, students may be nominated by JM faculty, staff, or administrators.

Information

This scholarship honors the legacy of Ceili Anne Leahy, a member of the James Monroe High School Class of 2014.

Ceili fought cancer with grace and dignity as she continued her high school studies and extra-curricular activities.  She graduated in 2014 and attended the University of Virginia that fall.  Ceili died in January 2016.

Ceili was an excellent student but, more importantly, an exceptional person with a strong commitment to public service.  She cared deeply about people, human rights, justice, and the environment.  Ceili worked tirelessly to improve the human condition and the natural world.  She was a great friend and colleague who had the ability to bring out the best in those around her, helping others to see the inherent goodness in themselves.  She led by example and through the passion she demonstrated for her beliefs.  She was creative, particularly in writing, and loved to laugh, travel, and learn about other cultures.

Ceili was president of JM’s French and Amnesty International Clubs.  At UVa she studied global sustainability and was active with Habitat for Humanity, the Community Garden, and the Outdoors Club.  She planned to join the Peace Corps after college and pursue a career in global sustainability and writing.

Scholarship funds may be used for post-secondary educational expenses including tuition, books, fees, room and board.  (Post-secondary education can include college/university, vocational school, trade school, etc.)  Pick up an application in the JMHS Counseling Center.



Title Fredericksburg Area Virginia State Alumni Association Financial Assistance
Deadline 2015-04-28
Criteria

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



Title Teen Enrichment Network Scholarship
Deadline 2017-04-01
Information

The Teen Enrichment Network scholarship selection committee is searching for well-rounded students from the Fredericksburg Region who exhibit creativity, scholastic ability, evidence of leadership and involvement, service to community or school, and outstanding character.

How to Apply for Scholarship: Seniors, Class of 2017, who are planning on attending college Fall of 2017 are eligible. Deadline is April 1, 2017. Applicants may choose from the following three options:

Create a public service announcement video (no longer than two
minutes)
Write an essay (approximately 500 words) Create a power point presentation (approximately ten slides) The theme to be addressed is “As a teen in today’s society, what is your interpretation of the positive and appropriate use of social media?”

Submissions should be made via mail or e-mail to:

Angela Hinrichs
Assistant Principal
Massaponax High School
8201 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
ahinrichs@spotsylvania.k12.va.us



Title Rosemarie Blades Honorary Scholarship
Deadline 2017-04-01
Criteria

The Dahlgren Officers’ Spouses’ Club is offering a scholarship for high school seniors.  To view the criteria and to apply, please visit www.dahlgrenosc.webs.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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Fredericksburg Area Service League Scholarships
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2017-03-31
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 8 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 Rich Murray Sports Journalism Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2017-03-31
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, 2017

Please submit by emailing Kevin Warner at warnerka@jmu.edu.



Title Jermon Bushrod’s Visualize & Rize Foundation Scholarship
Amount $500
Deadline 2017-04-01
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 1.



Title Virginia Credit Union Success Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2017-03-31
Information

We are happy to announce that the Success Scholarship is now available online. Please apply at:  vacu.org/success.   Closing date for the scholarship is March 31, 2017.  Please keep in mind that students are responsible for mailing an official transcript to Virginia Credit Union.



Title Fredericksburg Area Service League Scholarships
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2017-03-31
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 John W. & Ardell T. Brumit Educational Trust
Deadline 2017-03-31
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 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Carrie “WY” Hill Tatum Scholarship
Deadline 2017-03-31
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 in the Fredericksburg area.  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 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 http://aig.alumni.virginia.edu/ridley/ .