Scholarship Information

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

FAFSA Demo Zoom Link


  
View the Northern Virginia Community College Financial Aid Night presentation (PDF)  from September 2020. 

View the Northern Virginia Community College Financial Aid Night presentation (Zoom). from September 2020.

World Wide Learn Scholarships, Grants, Student Loans, and Other Financial Aid Resources Website


Evaluating Financial Aid Award Letters Presentation 2019-20

The College Place FAFSA Workshops

Tomika Brown from The College Place is offering Zoom office hours every Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm for helping students to complete their FAFSA and to review financial aid statements! Students can just use the Zoom link to receive individualized help in their own breakout room! If you need assistance reviewing your aid statements, please come to the meeting with all of your statements available (preferably on your computer screen so that you can share the screen for help).

Here’s a schedule of next week’s college prep events from The College Place:


If the scheduled time for FAFSA Help and Aid Statement Review doesn’t work with your schedule, please contact me via email at tbrown@ecmc.org to schedule a 1:1 meeting at a date and time that would work for you!

We also created recorded resources to help with reviewing the Student Aid Report (SAR) and financial aid offers:
How to Reach your Student Aid Report: https://bit.ly/309ygyx
How to Review Your Financial Aid Offers: https://bit.ly/3bTB2gF


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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.

Esports College Scholarships

One of the fastest-growing sports in the world is played on a computer. Short for electronic sports, esports are team-based video game competitions watched in person or online by spectators on Twitch. Like traditional sports, players wear team jerseys, compete in arenas and communicate with teammates and coaches as the game unfolds. In 2019, the global esports industry is expected to hit $1.1 billion and capture a fanbase of 454 million.

NCSA is built on the belief that all sports—including esports—can help create the path to college and lifelong success. We are the Official Recruiting Services Partner of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). As the only official governing body for varsity esports, NACE currently has 151 member schools across the country. In this capacity, NCSA works closely with college esports coaches and industry leaders to provide all the information gamers need to successfully navigate the esports recruiting process and find the right college fit.
Esports Scholarships Guide Link

LA Tutors 123 

At LA Tutors 123, we believe that it’s more than just the grades that make a great well-rounded student. Each one of you is creative in his or her own way: some of you blog; others curate documentary photography on Instagram; still others find imaginative ways to solve problems in their public and private lives. Creativity is the air each one of us breathes, but sometimes we get so concerned with grades that we forget that imagination is our natural problem solver.  We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, we have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria. Amount of
Amount of Award: $500
Deadline: 20th of each month
LA Tutors 123 Scholarship Website

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Giveaway

ScholarshipPoints 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 


2021 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship

Sponsored by Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee in Honor of Red Lawson.  SPARK, the Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools, is pleased to offer one scholarship at a minimum of $1,000 to one 2020 graduate of PWCS who completed a VDOE approved CTE sequence of courses and plans to pursue a Professional Certification, an Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree, or an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline April 9, 2021
2021 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship Website

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Post-Secondary Scholarship 

Sponsored by Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee in Honor of Red Lawson.  SPARK, the Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools, is pleased to offer one scholarship at a minimum of $1,000 to one 2020 graduate of PWCS who completed a VDOE approved CTE sequence of courses and plans to pursue a CTE plan of study at a post-secondary institute.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline April 9, 2021
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Post-Secondary Scholarship Website

David J Cobb Foundation 2021 Scholarship

David J Cobb Foundation 2021 Scholarship Application The David J Cobb Foundation, in coordination with SPARK, the Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools, is pleased to offer one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to one 2021 PWCS graduate who plans to pursue a degree in the medical field. The David J Cobb Foundation is focused on mental illness and suicide prevention. Mental illnesses can present themselves in a variety of medical situations so we are sponsoring the scholarship to any/all medical fields and interested in supporting someone who will keep an eye out for signs of mental illness while providing any medical service.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline April 9, 2021
David J Cobb Foundation 2021 Scholarship Application (PDF)

Dr. Edward L. Kelly Scholarship

SPARK, the Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools, has established an annual scholarship award in the amount of at least $1,000 to be provided to at least three (3) graduating high school seniors who intend to pursue studies to enter the teaching profession. 
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline April 9, 2021
Dr. Edward L. Kelly Scholarship Website

Lockheed Martin Scholarship

SPARK, the Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools is pleased to offer a scholarship of $1,500 to a PWCS graduating high school senior who plans to pursue a career in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics field. The recipient will also be eligible to apply for a Lockheed Martin paid internship opportunity.
Amount of Award: $1500
Deadline April 9, 2021
Lockheed Martin Scholarship Website
 

Micron Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarship

SPARK, the Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools is pleased to offer scholarships at a minimum of $1,500 to PWCS graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in a Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics field.
Amount of Award: $1500
Deadline April 9, 2021
Micron Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarship Website

New Dominion Section – National Council of Negro Women Scholarship

The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) mission is to lead, advocate for and empower women of African descent their families and communities. NCNW fulfills its mission through research, advocacy, and national and community-based services and programs on issues of health, education and economic empowerment in the United States and Africa. The New Dominion Section (NDS) continues in pursuing this mission with one of its many initiatives, which is giving scholarships to graduating high school seniors in our service area.
Amount of Award: $500
Deadline: April 9, 2021
New Dominion Section – National Council of Negro Women Scholarship Website

Nursing (CTE) Scholarship

SPARK, the Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools, is pleased to offer one scholarship at a minimum of $1,000 to one 2020 graduate of PWCS who participated in the License Practical Nursing program and is continuing a plan of study in nursing.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline April 9, 2021
Nursing (CTE) Scholarship Website

NVTC Foundation Kilberg Scholarship Fund

The NVTC Foundation Kilberg Scholarship Fund benefits women pursuing higher education in STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and who demonstrate leadership promise and potential in the technology field.
Amount of Award: Five scholarships of up to $5,000 each.
Deadline: April 9, 2021
NVTC Foundation Kilberg Scholarship Fund Website

Prince William County Chick-fil-A Scholarship

SPARK, the Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) through partner, Chick-fil-A, is pleased to offer one $4,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior of PWCS.
Amount of Award: $4000
Deadline: April 9,2021
Prince William County Chick-fil-A Scholarship Website

The Federal Water Quality Association

The Federal Water Quality Assocaition is seeking young women and men preparing for careers in environmental protection to apply for 2021 scholarships.  Those eligible to apply for the scholarships are graudating high school seniors who plan to pursue an environmental career and who have immdiate plans to attend a four-year undegraduate program leading to a bachelor's degree in the nvironmental sciences or engineering.
Amount of Award: $2000
Deadline: April 12, 2021
Federal Water Quality Association Scholarship Application (PDF)

Jeannie Dean Scholarship

This academic Scholarship is presented to graduating high school seniors in Prince William County. The Scholarship is to recognize the persistence and academic resilience of students. It also serves to encourage those students who continue to pursue academic and career goals despite extraordinary personal and educational challenges.
Amount of Award: Up to $1000
Deadline: April 12, 2021
Jeanie Dean Scholarship Packet 2021 (PDF)

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Each year, the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors 25 young leaders under the age of 19. Winners are public-spirited leaders from diverse backgrounds across the U.S. who have contributed to their community and environment. Students must be currently working on a service project or have completed a project within the last year. Winners receive $10,000 to be applied toward educational expenses or the continuation of their public service project.
Award: $10,000
Deadline: April 15, 2021
How to apply: Submit an application for the Barron Prize

Intertech Foundation STEM Scholarships

Through our STEM Scholarships, The Intertech Foundation focuses on young people’s inspiration and the building of their science, engineering, and technology skills. If you have excelled in Math and Science and will be graduating from high school this spring, and plan to pursue college studies in computer science in the fall of 2021, consider applying.  Intertech STEM scholarships are non-renewable, and are awarded for one year to a scholarship recipient in the amount of $2500 to a college-bound high school graduating applicant, starting higher education in the fall of the same year.
Amount of Award: $2500
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Intertech Foundation STEM Scholarships Website

Lake Jackson/Mid-County Lions Club Scholarship

The Lake Jackson/Mid-County Lions Club is pleased to award a scholarship to a Brentsville High School graduating senior.  Our selection priority is 1) sight and or hearing impairment as defined by a doctor, and 2) community service activities or events, excluding fundraisers not associated with community service. Examples of acceptable community service are working with the homeless, helping handicapped seniors, veterans or children, or working at a food pantry.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Lake Jackson_Mid-County Lions Club Scholarship Scholarship Application 2021 (PDF)
Lake Jackson_Mid-County Lions Club Scholarship Scholarship Application 1-1 (PDF)

Manassas Moose Family Center Graduating Senior Scholarships

The Manassas Moose Family Center, Lodge 1380, is pleased to announce their 2021 Scholarship Program. In conjunction with Women of the Moose Chapter 1392, Lodge 1380 plans to award at least two $1,000 scholarships to deserving local graduates.  Selection will not be based solely on grades, but on the judges' overall evaluation of the student's activities and involvement in school and community and weighted by the student's needs, goals, and potential.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Manassas Moose Family Center Graduating Senior Scholarships Website

Miss Jennie Dean Scholarship

Miss Jennie Dean Scholarship / Grant Program continue to be The Manassas Educational Foundation, Inc. tradition of supporting post-secondary education. The program represents a joint venture between the Manassas Educational Foundation, Inc. and local high schools to provide scholarships and grants to deserving high school seniors. In the past, we have awarded scholarship/grants in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $3,000.
Amount of Award: Up to $3000
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Miss Jennie Dean Scholarship Application (PDF)

National Dairy Shrine Scholarship

Tomorrow's dairy leaders are here today, in classrooms, dairy youth organizations, at dairy competitions and on dairy farms across the country. National Dairy Shrine's task is to encourage, stimulate and inspire them. Since its inception, National Dairy Shrine has recognized the importance of laying a foundation for the future, and has constantly expanded its youth programs to capture and challenge the interest of outstanding dairy youth. Dairy students, our future leaders, are eligible to apply for National Dairy Shrine college scholarships and recognition awards with grants totaling over $40,000 every year.  All National Dairy Shrine scholarships and student awards are only for U.S. students attending schools, colleges or universities in the United States and majoring in dairy or other agricultural related fields.
Amount of Award: $3000
Deadline: April 15, 2021
National Dairy Shrine Scholarship Website

NDTA Scholarship Program

The National Defense Transportation Association Foundation carries out the association’s charter to conduct and assist programs of transportation education, research and development. The Foundation annually awards scholarship money to high school or college students pursuing an education in logistics, transportation, or passenger travel. Three scholarship programs are available to NDTA members and their financial dependents pursuing the study of logistics, transportation, supply chain, physical distribution, or passenger travel services.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: April 15, 2021
NDTA Scholarship Program Website

The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship

The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation provides annually, renewable college scholarships to students beginning their undergraduate studies of up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books. Scholarships are renewable for up to a maximum of four years for any one recipient based on completing the renewal requirements. Recipients are selected from a pool of applicants meeting the following criteria.
Amount of Award: $10,000
Deadline: April 15, 2021
The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship Website

Susy Moorstein Scholarship For the Visual and Performing Arts Provided by Prince William Little Theatre 

Requirements:
· Applicant must be a high school senior who will be attending a college/university pursuing an associate or bachelor degree after high school graduation
· Applicant must be a resident of Prince William or City of Manassas
· Applicant must have been involved in high school and/or with community theatre groups
· Applicant must have a love of theatre and wish to continue to pursue a lifelong involvement with theatre throughout their life
· It is not mandatory you major in theatre, but see yourself supporting community theatre endeavors in the future
· Money may only be used for academic purposes – not on room and board expenses
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: April 15, 2021

Susy Moorstein Scholarship For the Visual and Performing Arts Application 2021 (pdf)

Virginia State University Alumni Association Northern Virginia Chapter, Inc.

Thank you for your interest in the Virginia State University Alumni Association Northern Virginia Chapter, Incorporated Scholarship. The scholarship program was established over 25 years ago to award scholarships to incoming freshmen from the Northern Virginia area that plan to attend Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia.

The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia State University Alumni Association, Inc., located in Arlington, Virginia will award academic scholarships to high school seniors in the Northern Virginia area (Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Prince William, and Loudoun Counties) who plan to attend Virginia State University on a full-time basis for the upcoming fall semester.
Amount of Award: Varies
Deadline: Extended to April 15, 2021
Virginia State University Alumni Association Northern Virginia Chapter, Inc. Website

Central VA chapter of Norfolk State University Alumni Association (CVC NSUAA)

The Central VA chapter of Norfolk State University Alumni Association (CVC NSUAA) is currently accepting applications for two (2) $1000 scholarships for incoming freshmen with at least a 2.75 GPA and demonstrated financial need and two (2) $500 scholarships for current NSU students with at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need. Applications must be postmarked by April 16, 2021!
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: April 16, 2021
Central VA chapter of Norfolk State University Alumni Association (CVC NSUAA) Application (PDF)
 

Porch Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships

Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades and technology means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, Porch will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.
Amount of Award: $2000
Deadline: April 16, 2021
Porch Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships Website

Generation Hope

Generation Hope began in March 2010 when Nicole Lynn Lewis, a former teen mother who attended the College of William & Mary while raising her infant daughter, decided to put her dream of helping more teen parents beat the odds in motion. She envisioned an organization that would encourage and support other teen parents in their pursuit of a college degree. Nicole's life -- and her daughter's life -- was truly transformed by graduating from college, and she wanted to help others realize their full potential and obtain stable and successful futures.

Generation Hope, a nonprofit whose mission is to support teen parents in the DMV area to gain their undergraduate education while also supporting their children to become kindergarten-ready! Students in our program receive scholarships of up to $2,400/year, one-on-one mentoring, crisis assistance, and more. 
Amount of Award: Up to $2400
Deadline: April 19, 2021

Generation Hope Application

Philip Michael Pennington Memorial Scholarship

The Philip Michael Pennington Memorial Scholarship is designed for a Pennington alumnus of the Class of 2017, wanting to continue his/her schooling to a college or university in the fall of 2021.
Pennington Scholarship for Seniors 2021 (PDF)
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: April 24, 2021

Student-View Scholarship Program

The 2021 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $13,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.

Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.
Amount of Award: Up to $5,000
Deadline: April 22, 2021

The Margaret Carpenter Grant for High School Senior Women Entering the Teaching Profession

The purpose of the grant is to support young women entering the field of education by a local chapter of an international society of professional women educators.
The Margaret Carpenter Grant for High School Senior Women Entering the Teaching Profession Flyer (PNG)
DKG Student Grant Application 2021 (PDF)

VSA Emerging Young Artists Program

The VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program, recognizes and showcases the work of emerging young artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, living in the United States. Fifteen artists will be selected by a jury. Winning artists will receive an all-expenses-paid professional development workshop at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Recipients are notified by July 15.
 
Amount of Award: $20,000
Deadline: April 28, 2021
VSA Emerging Young Artists Program Website

Sander Jennings Spread the Love Scholarship

“Love is free, spread it everywhere.”- Sander Jennings

With the rise of social media, we are more connected than ever. And while this increased connectedness gives us an opportunity to come together and support one another, it has also created a platform for people to spread negativity and divisiveness.  Every day, millions of people are ridiculed and belittled because of their identity, beliefs, and looks. And sadly, these events are highly traumatic and have contributed to suicide becoming the second leading cause of death for college-aged youth.

The antidote to this problem is complex, but it starts with increasing the amount of love and acceptance spreading through the world. The Sander Jennings Spread the Love Scholarship exists to ignite more love and acceptance in our world.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: April 29, 2021
Sander Jennings Spread the Love Scholarship Website

Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation Scholarship

The Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation is offering need-based scholarships for graduating seniors who will enroll in a four-year college or university in the fall of 2021.  Since 2007, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.7million in scholarships to more than 400 high school students in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.   In 2020, 98 new and returning students received a total of $240,836 in scholarships.

This year, scholarships ranging from $1,000 for one year to $7,500 per year for four years will be awarded to students who are U.S. Citizens, accepted to and committed to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of 2021, and have financial need.   The Foundation’s Scholarship Committee will review applications in May, interview finalists in June, and select winners and award scholarships in July.   
Amount of Award: Varies
Deadline: April 30, 2021
Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation Scholarship Website

American Culinary Federation Scholarships

The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation, with the support of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC), is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships annually to students:
Amount of Award: Up to $2500
Deadline: April 30 and October 31 of each year.
American Culinary Federation Scholarships Website

UNCF STEM Scholars Program

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) created the STEM Scholars Program to offer financial assistance to high-achieving African American students majoring in STEM. Annually, 100 winners are selected to receive either $2,500 for college freshmen and sophomores or $5,000 for juniors and seniors in high school. Winners can earn an additional $5,000 stipend toward a research project or internship related to STEM.
Award: $5,000
Deadline: April 2021
How to apply: Submit an application for the UNCF STEM Scholars Program

ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship

The ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship is awarded to professionals in the chemistry field pursuing new careers as high school chemistry teachers.  
Amount of Award: Up to $6000
Deadline: May 1, 2021
ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship Website
 

Brower Youth Awards

Earth Island Institute established the Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership in 2000 to honor renowned environmental advocate David Brower, who said, “I love to see what young people can do, before someone old tells them it’s impossible.” It is with this spirit that we recognize the outstanding leadership efforts of young people who are working for the protection of our shared planet.  Each of the six recipients of the Brower Youth Awards will receive a $3,000 cash prize, a professionally produced short film about their work from an Emmy Award-winning film crew, and flight and lodging accommodations for a weeklong trip to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Amount of Award: $3000
Deadline: May 1, 2021
Brower Youth Awards Website

Bull Run Republican Women's Club Leadership Scholarship

The 2021 The Bull Run Republican Women's Club Leadership Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for a female high school graduating senior.
Amount of Award: $500
Deadline: May 1, 2021
Bull Run Republican Women's Club Leadership Scholarship Website

CodeWizardsHQ Educational Scholarship

At CodeWizardsHQ we believe that the future is built on diversity through equity and access. While we actively work toward implementing hiring practices that are geared toward diversifying our team, we also understand that having access to higher education is a means to broadening a diverse candidate pool for the future STEM workforce.  We have created this scholarship to support youth in the attainment of their dreams. 
Amount of Award: $2500
Deadline May 1, 2021
CodeWizardsHQ Educational Scholarship Website
 

Lambda Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

The Lambda Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated working with the Education and Charitable Foundation has five scholarship opportunities for students graduating in 2021.  Below is a summary of the scholarship being awarded.

The scholarships can be found here https://www.ec-foundation.org/scholarship

$3,500 Alma Palmer Memorial Grant (4-year renewable)
· Resident of Northern Virginia
· 2.5 Minimum GPA
· Must attend an HBCU
· Contact  grants@ec-foundation.org
· Due: May 1, 2021

$2,906 HBCU Scholarship
· Resident of Northern Virginia
· 2.5 Minimum GPA
· Must attend an HBCU
· Contact grants@ec-foundation.org
· Due: May 1, 2021

$2,700 Estelle Gaymon Memorial College Scholarship
· Resident of Northern Virginia
· 2.5 Minimum GPA
· Contact grants@ec-foundation.org
· Due: May 1, 2021

$3,100 STEM Scholarship
· Resident of Northern Virginia
· 3.75 Minimum GPA
· Evidence of STEM Participation
· Contact grants@ec-foundation.org
· Due: May 1, 2021

$2,000 Kozy Kerchief® and Kozy Kap® College Scholarship
· Resident of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia
· Cancer diagnosis of applicant or the applicant's parent or guardian
· 2.5 Minimum GPA
· Contact grants@ec-foundation.org
· Due: May 1, 2021

PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarships

The PHCC Educational Foundation and its industry partners are teaming up to provide financial assistance to students pursuing a career in the p-h-c industry.

Amount of Award: $2500
Deadline: May 1, 2021
PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarships Website


RushOrderTees Scholarship

RushOrderTees began out of a garage in 2002.  With his parents struggling financially, Mike Nemeroff and his two siblings decided to help and they began screen printing custom t-shirts. Though Mike was only in high school, the business eventually took off and grew into one of the premier custom apparel companies in the country with Mike leading the way as CEO.  RushOrderTees believes there is an entrepreneurial spirit inside everyone. That's why we're sponsoring a $5,000 award through the RushOrderTees Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship.  We know entrepreneurship isn't easy. It takes passion, grit, resilience, and a whole lot of hard work. We're hoping this scholarship can help support and inspire the generation of entrepreneurial leaders.
Amount of Award: May 1, 2021
Deadline: May 1, 2021
RushOrderTees Scholarship Website

Steve Frick Scholarship

On behalf of members of the Ole Virginia Hams amateur radio club in Manassas, I am pleased to announce the opening of applications for our Steve Frick Scholarship for 2021.

We will be awarding at least one scholarship to a qualified graduating senior from among the high schools in Prince William County area. These scholarships may be used at any accredited college or university where the student will be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in electrical/electronics, engineering, or in a computer-related science.

In order for a student to be considered for these scholarships, we must receive a completed application and accompanying supplemental information no later than May 1, 2021. Our scholarship committee will then review submitted applications and select one or more winners.
Amount of Award: Varies
Deadline: May 1, 2021
2021 ovh scholarship cover letter to counselors (PDF)
2021-ovh-scholarship-app (PDF)

Virginia Sheriff's Institute

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Scholarship program was established to provide an opportunity for young people across Virginia to pursue an education in criminal justice. Accordingly, the Board of Directors has established the application process for students to receive scholarships to assist in their educational endeavors. The scholarships are available only to students in jurisdictions where sheriffs participated in scholarship fundraising efforts. This program is limited to students attending Virginia colleges and universities.
Amount of Award: Varies
Deadline: May 1, 2021
Virginia Sheriff's Institute Website

Diana J. Dyer Scholarship

Diana J. Dyer was an outstanding athlete at Osbourn High School.  She was a teacher and coach at Brentsville District High School for 33 years before retiring in 2002.  As a teacher and coach she always promoted good sportsmanship, team spirit & academic excellence.  She encouraged her athletes to accept victory and defeat with dignity and humility. The scholarship, which is offered in her memory, is designed to recognize a Brentsville District High School female athlete who demonstrates these characteristics.  Applications should be dropped off in the front office for delivery to Seth Cameron.
Amount of Award: $2000
Deadline: May 7, 2021
Dyer Scholarship Application (pdf)

Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition

Are you a gifted writer? The Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition is your chance to be recognized by editors and agents. Now in its 90th year, the Writer’s Digest competition highlights up-and-coming writers of all genres. Nearly 500 winners will receive either a cash reward or gift card. One grand prize winner will receive $5,000 in cash, an interview published in Writer’s Digest, and a paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, including a Pitch Slam slot.  
Award: $5,000
Deadline: May 7, 2021
How to apply: Submit an original work to the Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

African-American Journalism Scholarship

Good journalism is more important than ever.  From coverage of COVID-19 to police brutality and protests, journalism shapes the way we understand the world and work on solutions to impactful problems.  However, while accurate and empathetic coverage of racial injustice is critical right now, historically just 4% of journalists in leadership positions are Black.  Building a better, more diverse free press in our country will require widespread support and reform.  As one small part of this, the African-American Journalism Scholarship will be awarded to a Black student at any education level who plans on (or already is) pursuing a career in journalism.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: May 11, 2021
African-American Journalism Scholarship Website

Woodbridge Rotary Scholarship Program

The Woodbridge Rotary Scholarship Program provides a $2,000 scholarship award for a High School senior graduating in 2021 from a Prince William County High School. Students must commence studies between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 and expend the scholarship funds within 12 months of starting studies. This scholarship is available for college bound students and trade school bound students as well. Funds will be given directly to the school that the student plans to attend. Eligible applicants will have a demonstrated record of achievement and financial need.
Amount of Award: $2000
Deadline: May 14, 2021
Woodbridge Rotary Scholarship Application (PDF)

The Crew Scholarship Fund

The Crew Scholarship Fund rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving students who seek to attend a two/four-year university or technical school. Our $500 scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance and academic support to high school graduates and undergraduate students pursuing post-secondary education. The $500 scholarship can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living.
Amount of Award: $500
Deadline: May 15, 2021
The Crew Scholarship Fund Website

Bryan Cameron Impact Scholarship

The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a merit-based undergraduate scholarship awarded each year to 10-15 exceptional high school seniors. The scholarship covers four years of full tuition, fees, and books at an accredited U.S.-based college or university. Recipients must demonstrate high achievement in academics, extracurriculars, leadership, and community service. 

There are two application deadlines: 
The early application deadline is May 21, 2021.
The final application deadline is September 10, 2021.
Award: Full tuition
Deadline: Early application May 21, 2021
How to apply: Submit an application for the Cameron Impact Scholarship

2021 Fourth Circuit Essay Contest

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking submissions for its 2021 essay contest.  Students are invited to consider and share their thoughts on the question: "What are the responsibilities of citizenship, and how do those responsibilities support and reinforce the rule of law?"  The contest is open to all students currently in grades 9 through 12 from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

 Students have the opportunity to win one of three cash prizes: first place, $2,000; second place, $1,500; and third place, $1,000.  Winners will be announced in the summer, and travel will be provided to the court’s Essay Awards Program in September 2021.

 For additional information and instructions on how to submit an essay, visit www.ca4.uscourts.gov/essay-contest.
Amount:  Up to $2000
Deadline: May 28, 2021
2021 Fourth Circuit Essay Contest Flyer

AFCEA Educational Foundation

The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering competitive based scholarships of $2,500 each to students actively pursuing a graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) subjects at a U.S. school in grades K-12.  The scholarships are made possible by generous contributions from ManTech International and AFCEA International.
Amount of Award: $2500
Deadline: May 31, 2021
AFCEA Educational Foundation Website

Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

Despite living in the most prosperous and interconnected time in history, rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide are on the rise. In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death. It kills someone every 12 minutes.  The Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship is dedicated to my mom, a wonderful woman who taught me the power of authenticity, belief, and compassion.  My hope is that the scholarship inspires greater awareness about mental health and fuels innovative solutions that help the millions of people who are suffering.  The scholarship is open to students at any educational level and field of study. The only application requirement is that students have personally experienced challenges with mental health or have had people close to them who have experienced mental health challenges.
Amount of Award: $500
Deadline: May 31, 2021

Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship Website

Fraternal Order of Police Battlefield Lodge Charitable Foundation, Inc.

The Continuing Education Grant Scholarship is a local scholarship that is specifically for any seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in Law Enforcement.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: June 1, 2021

Fraternal Order of Police Battlefield Lodge Charitable Foundation, Inc. Application (PDF)

Stuck At Prom® Scholarship Contest

Looking for an unusual scholarship? Check out the Stuck At Prom® Scholarship Contest, sponsored by Duct Tape. Students must use duct tape to create an original prom outfit with accessories, snap a picture, and vote online for the next winner.   To apply, create and wear an original promwear design using Duck® brand duct tape or crafting tape. Take a high-resolution picture of your outfit. Fill out an entry form and upload the picture of you in your prom wear. Register and vote online for your favorite designs. 
Award: $500 – $10,000
Deadline: June 9, 2021
How to apply: Upload a picture for the Stuck At Prom® Scholarship

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a financial needs-based opportunity for students to receive a scholarship to attend an accredited college or university on a full-time basis and work at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during summer breaks. Recipients will be exposed to meaningful work that relates to their college major. For example, a foreign language major might translate documents for U.S. policymakers while a finance major might develop and analyze budgets for a worldwide operation.
Award: $18,000 – $25,000 per year
Deadline: June 18, 2021
How to apply: Submit an application for the CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.
Deadline: June 19, 2021
Amount of Award:  $500 

BigSun Scholarship Website

Kylee Kares

Kylee Kares, a non-profit organization in Prince William County, Virginia is proud to announce that we will award college scholarships to two Prince William County graduating seniors in the amount of $500.00 each. These scholarships are being provided in memory of Kylee Langaigne. Kylee was passionate about helping youth overcome obstacles such as self-identity issues, peer-pressure and low self-esteem. If this mission resonates with you, please complete and submit this application with the required supporting documents.
Deadline: June 11, 2021
Amount of Award: $500
Kylee Kares Scholarship Application (PDF)

Cirkled In The "No Sweat" Scholarship

Our team here at Cirkled In is excited to share our scholarship opportunity with you.  It is a simple application process; students simply create a free Cirkled In profile and then click on the apply button at the top of the page.
Amount of Award: $2500
Deadline June 30, 2021
Cirkled In The "No Sweat" Scholarship Website

Growth scholarship

This scholarship program aims at students in Virginia belonging to the underprivileged community passionate about mental health, volunteering, and community service.  The scholarship is open to high school seniors applying to colleges to major in psychology. I will award a $500 scholarship to the winner.  I believe that volunteerism and such small acts of charity bear enormous potential to initiate change. Students — and all young people — will play an essential role in shaping the world’s future. By engaging with your community through volunteering, students can help build a more generous and caring society.  I want to help you turn your passion into action, and I invite students to work for the issues they believe in.  I am committed to investing in young people, and I believe that every act of volunteerism — even a small one — helps turn the world into a better place. I hope that this scholarship will encourage students to volunteer in their communities and inspire them to take pride in volunteering, and encourage others to do so.
Deadline: June 30, 2021
Amount of Award: $500
Growth scholarship Website

Huntington’s College Scholarship Sweepstakes

College-bound students should apply to this easy $4,000 college scholarship sweepstakes. All you have to do is submit an official online entry form by the June deadline. That’s it — good luck!
Award: $4,000
Deadline: June 30, 2021
How to apply: Submit an entry for the Huntington’s College Sweepstakes

OppU Achievers Scholarship

The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for themselves and others.  Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.
Amount of Award: $2,500
Deadline: June 30, September 30, December 31, and March 31
To Apply: Students submit a short response to the question "What makes you an achiever?"

Cyber Security College Scholarship

As cyber crime increases, the demand for experts in the field is also going up. So we are here to help those that are looking to get into the cyber field. Paying for your school on top of your everyday expenses can be hard, and every little bit can help!  Some schools offer cyber security degree programs. While others, may offer a similar degree paths in network security, IT security, info sec, computer forensics or health information security.  We are offering a scholarship worth $1,000 to eligible students seeking one of these degrees. We hope to help offset the costs associated with earning a degree.  When awarded, the recipient can use the $1,000 tuition voucher for any cost associated with his or her school bursar’s office (some restrictions may apply based on the school).
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline:  July 15, 2021

Cyber Security College Scholarship Website

Journalism Education Association

The Journalism Education Association sponsors up to two $1,000 scholarships for education majors who intend to teach scholastic journalism. Each recipient must be a college junior, senior or master’s degree student in a program designed to prepare him/her for teaching at the secondary-school level. Current secondary-school journalism teachers who are in a degree program to improve their journalism teaching skills also are eligible.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: July 15, 2021
Journalism Education Association Website

Learner Education Women in Mathematics Scholarship

Eligibility: Be a current high school senior who plans to study mathematics or related fields or an undergraduate currently studying in these fields. Must be a US Citizen or permanent legal resident. All GPAs and majors are encouraged to apply.
Amount of Award: $1,000
Deadline: July 31, 2021
Learner Education Women in Mathematics Scholarship Website

The University of Arizona 

We want to reward you for your hard work, which means you may be eligible for additional merit aid.  Learn more about additional funding opportunities plus our merit aid terms and conditions.
The University of Arizona Website



ARMY ROTC

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

Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship

The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergraduate student in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: December 20, 2021

Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship Website

Gannon University Cyber Award

Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania currently has an additional $3,000 Cyber Award available to any student who applies to the BS Cybersecurity or BS Cyber Engineering programs for Fall 2021 entry.  In addition to the merit scholarship every student is awarded, this brings the total scholarship for each student to minimum $18,000-23,000 per year.  You can find out more about our programs here:  https://www.gannon.edu/academic-offerings/engineering-and-business/undergraduate/cybersecurity/

Amount of Award: $3000


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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.
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