Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarship Information

Free Money! From the Federal Government - visit the FAFSA website for all the information

FAFSA Demo Zoom Link


Scholarships & Awards

Stop by the guidance office for printed copies of Scholarship applications and instructions

For a comprehensive list of all scholarships available, log into Naviance Student and Click on the Scholarships tab. 



Military Dependents in PWCS

Below are scholarship opportunities for our students who are military dependents in PWCS

Kate Horrell - Military Kids' Scholarships

Military Scholar.Org Scholarships


Scholarship Databases

FastWeb Scholarships

Scholarships 360

Student Scholarships.Org


Local Scholarships

The Scholarship Committee is committed to offering annual scholarships for high school seniors, an ESP, a current member, future educators, and first-time college attendees. Scholarship application and more details can be found on PWEA website: PWEA Scholarships


Northern Virginia Community College Scholarships can be found here:  NVCC Scholarships


2024 Austin Trenum Memorial Scholarship

Details and requirements can be found here:  2024 Austin Trenum Memorial Scholarship Application (PDF)


2024 Diana J. Dyer Memorial Scholarship

Details and requirements can be found here:  2024 Diana J. Dyer Memorial Scholarship Application (PDF)


2024 Ryland Strong Foundation Scholarship

Details and requirements can be found here: 2024 Ryland Strong Foundation Scholarship Application (PDF)


2024 Hicks vs. Hacks Scholarship

Details and requirements can be found here: 2024 Hicks vs. Hacks Scholarship Application (PDF)


Scholarship Points $10,000 Giveaway

Scholarship Points awards $10,000 for signing up and earning points — no essay or application needed! Earn points by taking surveys, reading articles, interacting on social media, and playing games. Each point is an entry to win the monthly scholarship drawing. The more points you earn, the more entries you have to win. There’s a new winner each month and multiple chances to score a scholarship.
Award: $10,000
Deadline: Monthly drawing
Start by creating a ScholarshipPoints profile 

VA State Financial Aid- Assistance for students without documentation
Direct information about the "Virginia State Financial Aid" please see this site: Virginia State Financial Aid Information



Army ROTC offers generous merit-based scholarships to qualified students. They can defray the full cost of tuition, and provide additional tax-free allowances for books, supplies, equipment, and necessary fees. 

ARMY ROTC Scholarship Website


Guided Pathway Support Program

An initiative of the Ron Brown Scholar Program, the Guided Pathway Support Program is a free college and scholarship application advising program for African American students.  GPS engages students and parents through an online college access community that offers unlimited application advising services and mentorship from Ron Brown Scholars and Captains.
Amount of Award: Varies
Deadline:  No deadline, students are accepted and served throughout the calendar year. 
Guided Pathway Support Program Website

Scholarship/Financial Aid Database Links


Fastweb is your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.
Fastweb Website

College Board BigFuture

College Board BigFuture Website

U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency Center

College of Affordability and Transparency Center Website

Search Over 3.7 Million College Scholarships & Grants Website

Raise Me

Get micro-scholarships from colleges for your achievements!  Add high school achievements to your portfolio--course grades, clubs, sports, volunteer activities--then earn scholarships for each achievement from colleges which you'll be awarded when you attend that college.
Raise Me Website

Virginia Department of Education

Virginia Department of Education Scholarship Website