Scholarship Information


Scholarship Announcements and applications are emailed to the Class of 2017's school email account.


2017 Dorothy V. Butler Woodstock Clothes Closet Scholarship
Due Friday, May 29th

Edinburg Lions Club Scholarship
Must be a resident of Edinburg.
Due Thursday, May 18th

Class of 1966 Scholarship

Three $1000 scholarships will be given. Scholarship applicants must plan to attend LFCC. Financial need will be a consideration.
​Due to the School Counseling Center Friday, May 19th.​

Marlin P Krouse Scholarship Program
Due  to the School Counseling Center on May 5, 2017 

Woodstock Lion’s Club / Michael Boaz

For Lord Fairfax Community College

Scholarship Application

This scholarship is for students planning to attend Lord Fairfax Community College

Woodstock Lion. Boaz scholarship 2017.doc

Woodstock Lion's Club Scholarship
Eligible students are those not attending LFCC
Woodstock Lion's Club Scholarship Application 2017.doc


Shenandoah Valley Herald Leadership Award
Due April 5 by 4:00 pm


Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 936 - Shenandoah Valley
This scholarship is to be mailed to the address on the application. Due by April 15, 2017
Eligibility: Applicant shall be a grandchild of a Veteran of the US Armed Forces who served in the Republic of Vietnam during the period February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975. Applicant must reside in Shenandoah County or be related to a current member of Chapter 936. Scholarship Application

Julia & Dick Snyder Memorial Scholarship
Due March 27th by 4pm to Mrs. Webb in Guidance

This scholarship is given in memory of Julia and Dick who were ardent gardeners and supporters of the community.  The applicant should be from a family actively engaged in agriculture or a related field, and plan to pursue an education in agriculture, horticulture or a related field at a two or four year college.  The applicant must be active in either 4H or FFA.  Applicants are required to provide two letters of recommendation; one must be from an agriculture teacher.

Central High School
Athletic Booster Club Scholarship

Eligibility for scholarships:
1. A graduating senior planning to continue their education
        at a 2 or 4 year college or university.
2. The applicant must have earned a varsity letter.
3. Any applicant receiving a full scholarship will not be
         eligible for this scholarship.
4. An application from the Athletic Boosters Club must
        be submitted to the Athletic Director, no later than 3:00 pm on
        May 19,2017


Scholarship Due Date: April 21, 2017 By 4 pm to Mrs. Webb

This scholarship is open to all students.  In addition to the required essay please note the following:
A letter of recommendation from an employer or non-family community member.
A letter of recommendation from either an 11th or 12th grade teacher.
A non-returnable photo. All recipients’ photos will be displayed in our Aerie home when awarded.

Please see me if you need a printed out version of this application!




2017 Early Ace Scholarship  Deadline: April 20 2017 at 05:00 PM EDT

This scholarship was established to support current graduating seniors from public high schools in the cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton and Waynesboro, and the counties of Rockingham, Augusta and Shenandoah, who plan to attend a four-year Virginia public college or university to further their education. This scholarship will be awarded to students who hope to make a positive contribution to society and will be financially independent after graduation. Students must be planning to work toward a bachelor’s degree with a science, engineering, or business major.

A student pursuing a degree in a field of study other than those listed above may apply, but must clearly communicate the viability of his/her chosen career path in the application.


An eligible student must be graduating from one of the following school systems:

Harrisonburg City 
Staunton City 
Waynesboro City 
Rockingham County 
Augusta County 
Shenandoah County

Students must be accepted and plan to attend a Virginia public college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Preference will be given to first generation college students. 

The Selection Committee will consider the following:

1-Demonstrated financial need 
2-Academic Performance 
3-Character and drive to succeed 
4-Field of Study/Career Path

This scholarship will support the student for four years of education, as long as the student is in good standing, achieving a 3.0 or better GPA while enrolled full-time, and is meeting agreed upon expectations predetermined by the Selection Committee. A recipient must agree to meet at least monthly during the academic year with a mentor, to be arranged with the assistance of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County (TCFHR). A recipient must provide a progress update to TCFHR each semester. Recipients must also submit a brief application each year to be considered for renewal of the scholarship. Application online at


Alpha Delta Kappa Chapter in Woodstock

This spring the Alpha Omicron Chapter in Woodstock, Va. would like to offer a $500 scholarship to a deserving student. The following are our criteria:

Student must be an education major or must be planning to declare education as a major. Student may also reapply for the scholarship each year.

Student may be male or female.

Student must be a resident of Shenandoah County.

Grades, activities, and need will be considered.

A copy of the applicant’s transcript must be sent along with the application.

Two letters of recommendation from adults who are not related to the applicant must be sent to Maryann Sherry, 485 Greenwalt Road, Maurertown VA, 22644.

Applicant must explain why he/she is interested in a teaching career. (No more than one sheet of paper, please.)

The applicant must possess qualities of initiative, good character, motivation, leadership and good citizenship.

Please mail the completed scholarship to Maryann S. Sherry 485 Greenwalt Road, Maurertown, VA 22644 by April 17, 2017.



Russell Adams Fort Valley Scholarship

The Russell Adams Fort Valley Scholarship provides an annual award to a graduating senior who resides in the Fort Valley area of Shenandoah County, Virginia. Qualified applicants may be in public or private school or home-schooled, but they must be intending to attend an institution of post-high school education.

Please bring the completed application to Mrs. Webb by March 17th 

2017 Russell Adams Fort Valley Scholarship.pdf

Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation has awarded $957,000 to a total of 232 award recipients, with additional financial contributions from The Central Intelligence Retirees Association (CIRA) and NW Capital Management, to deserving students who have demonstrated leadership, dedication and commitment in school, at home and in the community.

NWFCU Foundation understands that with the rising tuition costs and burden of student loans, many students need assistance paying for college. The Foundation encourages students seeking financial support to pursue higher education to consider applying for one of the following scholarships:

BDF: NWFCU Foundation established the Ben DeFelice Scholarship to pay tribute to Mr. DeFelice, NWFCU’s longest running Chairman of the Board (31 years) and nine-year veteran of the Board of NWFCU’s subsidiary, NW Capital Management LLC. A dedicated leader and visionary, Mr. DeFelice played a pivotal role in the development and success of NWFCU.

CIRA: The Central Intelligence Retirees Association (CIRA) is comprised of current and former CIA Officers who understand the sacrifices made by current CIA officers. CIRA - in collaboration with the NWFCU Foundation - created the CIRA Scholarship Program in recognition of the demands placed on CIA families and the importance of supporting the educational goals of the children and grandchildren of current and former CIA officers.

NEED: NWFCU Foundation established its Need Based Scholarship to assist students with serious financial hardship and very limited resources to pursue a college education.

For additional information and application visit:


AAHD Scholarship Program

Established in 2009, the AAHD Scholarship Program supports students with disabilities pursuing higher education. Preference is given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in the field of public health, health promotion, and disability studies or research.  Scholarships will be limited to under $1,000 and will be awarded in late January-early February 2018.

To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled full time in an undergraduate program (freshman or greater status) or be enrolled part time or full time in a graduate program, have a documented disability, and be able to provide documentation of their disability. (Applicants who have not yet graduated from high school will not be considered.) In addition, applicants must be a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. and be enrolled at an accredited U.S. university. Preference will be given to students majoring in public health, disability studies, disability research, health promotion, or a field related to disability and health.


Colton T. Lindamood Memorial Scholarship
Due in the School Counseling Center March 17th

 Established in memory of Colton T. Lindamood to provide grants Central High School students with an interest in agribusiness and/or auto mechanics.
Colton Lindamood Memorial fund.docx


CHS Alumni Scholarship

DUE March 17th to Mrs. Webb
This scholarship is for students who have had a parent/guardian graduate from Central High School. 


Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program. Deadline June 1, 2017

This program is offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students visit the following website, to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.


"Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship – Deadline June 1, 2017

This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.


HAMBURG RURITAN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP –Applications must be postmarked by March 3, 2017.

Application Procedures

•             Submit an essay of not more than 500 words to Hamburg Ruritan Club stating your educational and career goals. This may be done via email to: or mailed to: HRC Scholarships c/o W.F. Funkhouser  543 Dodson Road Mount Jackson, VA 22842, and must be postmarked no later than March 3, 2017.  Hamburg Ruritan Scholarship App Ltr 2017.docx

•             The essay shall be divided in three discussion sections, weighted as indicated totaling 100 points maximum, including the applicant’s:

                           1.  Relationship to Ruritan – 20 maximum points

2.  Scholastic accomplishments, honors, and grades including current grade point average – 50 max

3.  Financial need – 30 maximum points


Donald and Mary Womble Scholarship 

Established in memory of Donald and Mary Womble to provide a scholarship to a Central High School graduating senior with an interest in education.

Due in the School Counseling Center to Mrs. Webb
on 3/17/2017 by 4:00 pm.

Don and Mary Womble Scholarship 2017 (1).docx

Scholarship Opportunity from Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

The scholarships are for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school, whether that is a career training, trade school, community college, or four-year university. The Foundation’s financial needs scholarships are available to every eligible applicant. Since 1962, the Scholarship Foundation has provided more than 37,000 needs-based scholarships, valued at nearly $100,000,000. The scholarship application is open year-round for students enrolled in career and technical education programs that are less than 12 months in length. For programs longer than 12 months, the application is open from January 1 to March 1 each year. Students can apply at


Bonnie B. Gochenour Memorial Scholarship

This application is due in the School Counseling Center by Friday, March 17th, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.  Criteria for this scholarship are as follows:

  • Student must be planning to enroll in a 2 or 4-year college/university in the fall.
  • Student must be in good academic standing (please provide transcript).
  • Student must have an interest in English, English Literature, or Creative Writing.
  • Student should be in financial need, however all applicants will be considered. 
  • A transcript, one letter of recommendation, and a short writing sample must accompany the application.

Bonnie B Gochenour 2017.docx


Doris Knicely Scholarship

Due Date: 03/17/2017 by 4:00 pm to Mrs. Webb in the Counseling Center. This scholarship is specifically for students who are interested in any Family and Consumer Science Career path.  Please see Ms. Roberts or Ms. Hamilton for more information

Doris Knicely Scholarship Application 2017.pdf


Women in Science Scholarship

Due in the School Counseling Center to Mrs. Webb on 3/17/2017 by 4:00 pm.

To qualify for this scholarship you must be a Central High School Senior or Graduating Junior Female who is planning to attend an accredited 4 year institution and is majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math.
Women in Science Scholarship.docx

To help you with what is or is not a STEM Career, you will find a list by clicking here.


Ethel L. Wisman Memorial Scholarship Due to Ms. Webb March 17th

Established by Maxine Pence in memory of her sister, Ethel L. Wisman who was a teacher at Central High School for over 30 years. Scholarship Amount: $1,500

A qualified recipient’s interest in studying education will be a primary consideration. Recipient will be highly motivated to learn and in good standing academically. EthelL.WismanScholarship 2017.docx


Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Foundation Burgess & Julia Nelson Healthcare Scholarship Due to Ms. Webb in the Counseling Center by April 14th.

Awardee must be pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university.

The total amount awarded will be $8,000 and will be distributed as follows: $1,000 for the first and second year; $2,000 the third year; and $4,000 the fourth year.

The awardee must declare a major in the healthcare field and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75. The awardee must provide verification of admission to a college or university. SMH Foundation Scholarship Application - 2017.doc


Jason A. Long Flight to Success Scholarship

This application is due to Mrs. Webb in the School Counseling Center by Friday, March 17th, 2017 by 4:00p.m.

Established by family and friends in memory of Jason Long to provide scholarships to encourage students pursuing an interest in running.

Candidates must have participated in the school’s intramural cross country or track program for at least their senior year.

Candidates must be planning to attend college and plan to be participating in that school’s intermural cross country track program.

Candidates must be in good academic standing.

Candidates must have demonstrated good character and sportsmanship.
Financial need may be considered. The award does not have to be annual if there is deemed to be no qualified candidate. Long, Jason ApplicationForm 2017.pdf


Harry H. Combs Memorial Scholarship Fund

This application is due to Mrs. Webb in the School Counseling Center by Friday, March 17th, 2017 by 4:00p.m.

This scholarship, in the amount of $575.00, is awarded in memory of Mr. Harry Combs. Mr. Combs was a devoted fan of Central High School athletics. The recipient must attend the University of Virginia. Financial need is considered.
Harry Combs 2017.docx


Jessica Pumphrey Memorial Scholarship

This application is due to Mrs. Webb in the School Counseling Center by Friday, March 17th, 2017 by 4:00p.m.

Established by family and friends in memory of Jessica Pumphrey to provide a scholarship to a Central High School student exhibiting outstanding achievement in academics, the arts, and athletics. Jessica Pumphrey Scholarship Due 3.17.2017.docx


Shenandoah Scholars

Several students from CHS will win this scholarship so please apply, apply, apply!  All applications are due to Ms. Webb by March 17 at 4:00 pm.. If you need a print out of this application, please come to the counseling center.  Shenandoah Scholars Application 2017.doc


American Legion Post 199 Hollingsworth Scholarship

Due to the School Counseling Center

by 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017

American Legion Scholarship Application 2016.doc


VFW Scholarship - Due March 3, 2017

Eligibility: Applicant shall be a grandchild, son, or daughter of a Veteran of the US Armed Forces who served in a war, campaign, or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters. Applicant must be a High School Senior and reside in Shenandoah County.
VFW Scholarship application VFW 2447 Scholarship Application Form 2017.docx

Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors

Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage your peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits.

For the video competition:

For both the high school and college categories, the first-place winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Second-place finisher will receive $2,000. Third-place finisher will receive $1,000. Videos are due April 1.

For the billboard competition:

For both high school and college categories, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Designs are due March 1.

For the radio competition:
For both high school and college categories, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Recordings are due March 1​st​.

Here’s what we’re looking for. A video, billboard design or radio spot created to motivate, persuade and encourage your peers to not drive distracted. You have a unique opportunity to play a key role in spreading this important message. You can speak to your peers on this subject in a way that adults cannot. The more lives you can impact, the more lives you can save.

You have creative license – we want to see your personal expression come through in your submission. Video: You can video yourself, a group of people, make a cartoon, do a music video*. Just keep it to 25 or 55 seconds or less and make sure it’s in good taste. Billboard: Please limit your design to few words, and be creative. Radio: Your recording should be 20 seconds. Remember to speak clearly.

If you’re interested in applying for the scholarship, you can access the entry form and submit your video on the Apply page. In addition to a scholarship, the winning video will be turned into an Ad Council PSA and will be distributed nationally to 1,600 TV stations and the winning design will be turned into an Out of Home Billboard and displayed on Clear
Channel Outdoor digital billboards across the U.S.

​For more information visit:


The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) offers an annual college scholarship program to help further higher education among rural youth. FRS awards a one-time $2,500 scholarships to students from rural America for their first year of college, university or vocational-technical school. Each student is sponsored by an NTCA member company (Shentel). FRS funds $2,000 of each scholarship, and the sponsoring company, Shentel awards the remaining $500. 
Each applicant must:
Be a high school senior
Be a US citizen
Be sponsored by a current NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association member
Be accepted by a two or four year college, university or vocational -technical school.
Have at least a C grade point average.
Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation.​

Download Application


Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association. 
Due date is March 1, 2017
Application and all documents except your high school transcript should be emailed to the address on the application.
Your high school transcript is to be mailed to the address on the application. If you have any questions see your school counselor.
Application available at:

List of Available Scholarships for November 26



Tips for Completing Scholarship Applications and Writing Scholarship Essays


How to Make Your Scholarship Application Stand Out


How to Make Your Scholarship Essay Stand Out


See your School Counselor for assistance in applying for scholarships and writing scholarship essays.


If your scholarship requires a letter of recommendation, make you request as soon as possible.



List of New Scholarships




To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee. Learn more about the qualifications of a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar.

Applicants who have questions about the application process may contact the program’s administrator, Scholarship America, at 1-844-402-0354 and ask for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program or email Applicants should anticipate a response to inquiries within one business day.


DAR Scholarship Opportunities – Various Scholarships with different deadlines

General Scholarship Information -

Application Requirements

All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States.  DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee. 


  • All applications must be emailed by February 10. American Indian Scholarship applications must be postmarked by February 15.
  • This email address is only correct during the 2016-2019 DAR Administration.
  • This application form is not to be used for the American Indian Scholarships and DAR Good Citizen Scholarships - those applications are sent to different addresses for processing.

Only applications completed correctly and submitted in one email will be considered. No records are returned. Do not submit a personal photo. If your records feature a photo, it must be fully covered. Only winners are notified by the National DAR Scholarship Chairman following the approval of a ruling by the Executive Committee of NSDAR.

Consecutive-year renewals do not require additional Executive Committee rulings, but do require that an official transcript be sent from the school to the Office of the Reporter General, NSDAR, 1776 D Street NW, Washington DC 20006-5303 by July 1st of each year. Students are only eligible for one scholarship from the National Society.

Awards are placed on deposit with the college or university; any unused portion shall be returned to the National Society. Awards are based on academic merit, commitment to the field of study and financial need. No affiliation with DAR is necessary unless specified. All applications must be received on or before the deadline indicated for each specific scholarship.

Note: The DAR Scholarship Committee does not process DAR Good Citizens, American Indian, DAR School or state scholarships.

Scholarships – Click on scholarship to obtain additional information and application.


VMDAEC EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION -  Deadline is Friday, February 10, 2017

The Education Scholarship Foundation awards $1,000.00 scholarships annually. A combination of weighted criteria is used in the selection process:  40% financial need; 40% academic achievement; and 20% personal statement.  Funds must be applied towards tuition, student fees, room and board, or textbooks.


  1. Applicant's primary residence must receive its electric power from one of the 15 member electric cooperatives served by Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). For a list of our qualifying electric cooperative service territories, visit here.  If your electric power is from Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  2. Applicant must be a high or home school senior graduating in 2017.
  3. Applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a post-secondary school in the fall of 2017. Proof of admission will be required if selected to receive a scholarship.

Application and additional information are located at:


Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation – Deadline, February 15 2017 at 11:59 PM EST

In May 2017, the Apple FCU Education Foundation will award 25, $5,000 scholarships to deserving students who will graduate from high school in 2017 and are Apple Federal Credit Union members.

Scholarships will be given for attendance at both four-year and two-year colleges and universities. Students receiving the two-year scholarship must use the award to attend any accredited community college, trade school or technical school.


To be eligible for an Apple Scholars scholarship you must:

Be a member of Apple Federal Credit Union. Visit any branch to join—

Graduate from high school in 2017.

Have a GPA of 3.0 or above for four-year scholarship or a GPA of 2.5 or above for a two-year scholarship.

For more information and to apply visit



The Washington Crossing Foundation – Deadline January 15, 2017

The principal beneficiaries of the Foundation’s programs are the nation’s schoolchildren. In our important scholarship program, the Foundation has awarded grants of from $500 to $10,000 to several hundred high school seniors from across the United States who are planning a career in government service and show particular interest in moral courage, character and duty to state and country. The Foundation has awarded more than one million dollars to help these students pursue their goals. Recipients receive an all-expenses paid weekend, including transportation and housing, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to attend the Scholarship Awards Ceremony. All recipients must attend the Scholarship Awards Program on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in order to receive their scholarship.

Application and information are available at:

Please see your counselor before you begin your application.


The Society of the Cincinnati (in the State of Virginia) Scholarship

Essay contest for any Virginia high school senior who plans to attend a college or university in the State of Virginia in the fall. Each year the essay is about a historical document that played an important role in the establishment of our nation.  Entries should be limited to 1,500 words and be an original essay.  Two copies of each entry must be mailed with a competed application form.  See your high school counselor for application and additional information. 



VA JCI (VIRGINIA JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL) SENATE is proud to continue to offer the future leaders of America an opportunity to earn scholarship money for the pursuit of higher education.  The VAJCI Senate application and requirements may be found at

The form may be filled out on-line, but applicants MUST print, sign and mail a copy to

Sabitha Venkatesh

515 Brisa Drive

Chesapeake, VA  23322

The COMPLETE application MUST be postmarked by Friday, January 20, 2017.  If you have questions, please email Sabitha Venkatesh at

See your counselor before sending this application to assist you in in the final reviewing process.



Vivint Smart Home is pleased to promote higher education and give back to the community with a $5,000 scholarship. Deadline, April 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM

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

Additional information and application at:



Virginia State Golf Association


  • Any Virginia high school senior, in good standing, who has been domiciled in Virginia since Sept. 1, 2016.
  • Candidates must be in good academic standing at any high school or equivalent level institution acceptable to the
    VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation.

NOTE: Children of VSGA, VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation and VSGA Foundation Board members are ineligible.

Conditions of grants:

  • Grants must be used for tuition, room, and other educational expenses approved by the Foundation for education in an institution of higher learning.
  • Payments will be made only to the institution or to such payee approved by the Foundation.

Consideration for a scholarship is based on the following criteria:

  • Does candidate play golf or have any interest in an activity associated with golf? (Skill and ability are neither requirements nor considerations).
  • Candidate’s academic achievement (grade-point average and standardized test scores).
  • Candidate’s character (activities outside the classroom, including work, community service, school clubs, etc.).
  • Essay to the VSGA–VIP Scholarship Foundation.
  • Financial need will be reviewed in the evaluation of scholarship applicants.
  • All applications must be made on the candidate’s behalf, by a representative of a member club of the Virginia State Golf Association, Inc. and submitted to:

VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation
2400 Dovercourt Dr.
Midlothian, Va. 23113

Applications are available at:


COURTSYSTEM.ORG is offering their $1,000 scholarship bi-annually to students selected as finalists for their responses on the following prompt:  "Why the legal and judiciary systems (including courts, jails, police departments, sheriffs, et al) are important to a well founded and structured society." Student's who are US Citizens aged 16 years or older who are currently in their senior year of high school and those currently enrolled in accredited institutions of higher learning are eligible to apply.  Deadlines are as follows:  January 31 and April 30.  Finalists are selected February 28 and May 31.


ITALISSIMMO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM is offering their $1,000 scholarship to all students who are currently attending an accredited college, university, junior college, high school or trade school in the U.S. or Canada.  
Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:
"How household appliances make our lives easier"  Deadline for entries: May 30th, 2017.  Scholarship award announced: June 30th, 2017
You can learn more about specific eligibility and requirements at:



LAWNTREPRENEUR SCHOLARSHIP is being offered by by LawnStarter.  Students must be planning on attending a 2-year or 4-year college in the fall.  Applicants must be passionate about entrepreneurship.  To apply, students must send their transcript, resume and a 500 - 700 word essay on "What makes you passionate about building a business?"  to  Two awards will be given.  Check out their website at for more information.  Deadline is December 31, 2016.

Who are we looking for? (You only need one)

You currently own a lawn care business, ran a lawn care business in the past, or plan on starting a business upon graduating college.

You’re passionate and ambitious.

You have the willpower, work ethic, and desire to build the next great business.

You are a full-time student enrolled in a two year, four year, or graduate program. This scholarship is open to all majors.

If that sounds like you, you should apply.


Deadline and Eligibility

DEADLINE: May 22, 2017



This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.


There is no age restriction

Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next

This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.


Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.



B DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP is offering their $1,000 scholarship at

This website was developed for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.  The deadline for the B. Davis Scholarship is May 22, 2017.

Application Procedure

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below: Your submissions must be sent to us by email at

 Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual. 


Scholarship Opportunities November 13,2016

If you are doing your own scholarship searches be sure to visit ‘How to avoid scholarship scams’ at

Most local scholarships become available at the beginning of second semester.

A list of scholarships, awards and grants will provide you with academic, need-based, student-specific, career, and other various types of scholarships. Browse through the full list and find new scholarships to add to your college fund. Be sure to check for updates monthly.

The Lee - Jackson Scholarship

Any junior or senior in a Virginia public or private high school or home school may apply. The student should not have received a Lee-Jackson scholarship in the past and must be a resident of Virginia who plans to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the United States as a full-time student. Students who intend to enroll in a community college must plan to enroll in the college transfer program of the community college. The contestant should demonstrate the natural ability to succeed in college and have a sincere desire to attend. Financial need is not a requirement.     Deadline January 31,2017          

Take the first step and enter the 12th annual SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes, for a chance to win a $500 scholarship to help cover education expenses.*


National Eagle Scout Association


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

This scholarship rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Deadline is November 30, 2016

WACE 12th Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program

Apply for the 2017-2018 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions listed on the website at


MidAtlantic Farm Credit Scholarship

The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement is offering scholarships to high school seniors or those currently enrolled in a two or four year higher education program, with plans to pursue a career in agriculture. This doesn’t have to mean you’re planning to be a farmer – this also includes food scientists, veterinarians, ag teachers, or maybe even a Farm Credit loan officer! Ten $10,000 Scholarships will be given.

Full details and application are available at:

Deadline:  January 13, 2017


The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship - Deadline is February 15, 2017

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to address the financial needs of minority college students and provide comprehensive mentoring services through its 42 Strategies for Success Curriculum. Once chosen from a national, selective process, “Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars” receive a generous four-year grant to assist with the costs of attending the college or university of their choice and are enrolled in JRF’s celebrated mentoring curriculum. JRF’s four-year curriculum enables students to navigate the college environment effectively, explore career options, develop leadership skills and embrace a commitment to service. Throughout the four-year program, JRF also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of its namesake.

The JRF scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Additional fellowships are given to JRF Scholars to pursue opportunities to work and study abroad, and for post-graduate education. to apply visit:


Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Program -  Deadline is January 18, 2017

We want these students to reach their full potential. To help them accomplish this, our network of U.S. Chapters, along with the global office of RMHC, offer scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Since 1985, more than $60 million in scholarships have been awarded.


 Abbott & Fenner Scholarship for Juniors and Seniors – Deadline is June 12, 2017

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at:

Describe your educational career and life goals.  Explain your plan for achieving these goals.  Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.


Foot Locker Scholar Athletes - Deadline is 5pm EST on December 16

In order to be eligible for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program, the applicant must:

Be a current high school senior entering a four-year, accredited US college or university in the Fall of 2017

Be currently a member (in good standing) of a high school sports team or be involved in after-school sports (e.g. intramurals, martial arts, etc.)

have maintained an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher from ninth grade to first semester of 12th grade

Be a U.S. citizen or US Permanent Legal Resident

Foot Locker employees and their immediate family members are ineligible

Additional Information and application at:


Virginia Sheriffs' Institute - Scholarship opportunity for Virginia criminal justice students

Applications will be mailed from the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute office to the sheriffs’ offices by January 31, 2017.  Applications can also be found on the VSI website at:

Applications must be received no later than May 1, 2017


The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition. Deadline is November 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.

 Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.

Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.

College students are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Male and female students compete separately.

The 2017 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. Click here to read all about the 2016 MVS Leadership Weekend held in Chicago.

The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners, and notify them in writing, by late April 2017. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

Application can be found at:



Must be enrolled full-time or part-time, or plan to be enrolled, in a college or culinary arts school.

  • Must be majoring in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, or a closely related field.
  • Application essay should be no longer than 500 words, and it should be submitted as a .doc or .pdf file.
  • All submissions will be reviewed before a winner is chosen, only one applicant will be selected as the winner.
  • The winner will be contacted within 60 days of the application deadline, and their name will be posted on the scholarship page.
  • The winner will receive a one-time grant of $1,500.
  • This scholarship is only offered to U.S. Citizens.
  • Applications are due by June 15th, 2017.


Additional Information on where to apply for scholarships.

Applying for scholarships should be free, any source requiring payment may not be legitimate and may be a scam. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urges those who believe they may have been a victim of a government grant scam (or any scam) to file a complaint with the FTC online (, or call toll-free, 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261.

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