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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 Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program
Amount up to $20,000
Deadline 2016-10-25

This program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Applicants must be  seniors graduating in 2014 who have a commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree, and are U.S. citizens.  Applicants must also have a 2.0 GPA and be a United States citizen.  Apply online at  After applying, let your counselor know that he/she needs to complete a counselor form online for you as well.

Title Website

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

We are happy to announce that the Success Scholarship is now available online. Please apply at:   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 The Ceili Anne Leahy Service Scholarship
Deadline 2017-04-25

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.


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 SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Amount $500
Deadline 2017-04-30



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

Title Questbridge Scholarship Program

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 for information.

Title Student Scholarships Website
Amount various
Deadline 2014-06-01

Check out 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  to apply.

Title For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology (FIRST) Scholarship

Must be part of the Robotics Team


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  For a list of other scholarship offers, please visit  You may also see Mr. Foley in room 100 if you have questions.

Title UVA Engineering Scholarship
Location UVA

Interest in Engineering


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

Title Rappahannock Emergency Medical Services Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Deadline 2016-04-22

For EMS affiliated seniors


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  or pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the Counseling Center.  No handwritten applications will be accepted.

Title Scholarships for Minority Students
Amount various

There are many scholarships available for minority students online.  If you are interested, please visit

Title The Akron Advantage Freshman Award Programs
Amount up to $7,700
Location University of Akron

Academic Excellence


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