Scholarship Information

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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 (TCP)

At The College Place, students of all ages can get help planning for college. If you are a student looking for resources to help you polish your college applications and untangle the red tape and paperwork of applying for financial aid, you've come to the right place.

Upon completion of this short student survey, you will also be connected with Kaleidoscope, a public benefit company, where you will be able to find and apply for private scholarships offered by companies and other organizations. Based on information you entered into the TCP Online Sign Up, the system will search all the scholarships on the platform and present the scholarships you may be eligible for. Then, like Netflix, students see tiles on the screen, each with branded logos of the particular organization offering a particular scholarship. Once students click on an option and start filling out the application, the system automatically populates the answers to similar questions on any other application they fill out.
The College Place (TCP) Website Link

VirginiaCAN

Through June 30th, Class of 2021 and 2020 students can go to www.virginiacan.org/fafsa for 1-on-1 virtual FAFSA help.  Schedule a meeting, and they will be connected with an access provider from Access College Foundation, ECMC’s The College Places, GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP), the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA), or the Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC).
Deadline: June 30, 2021


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

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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 

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)

The Girls Impact the World Scholarship Awards

The Ian Somerhalder Foundation collaborates each year with the Girls Impact the World Film Festival, presented by the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC) and Connecther. The Girls Impact the World Film Festival, is a film festival and scholarship program in which high school and undergraduate college students submit 3-6 minute short films that focus on a variety of global women's issues. ISF awards the “Green IS” award and scholarship to films which bring awareness and/or propose solutions to environmental issues which impact women and girls.

“Your films will tell stories about girls and women that raise awareness, envision in film the possibilities of our time for females globally, and propose solutions, all the while providing the young adult voice an outlet in a compelling medium.”  - connecther.org
Amount of Award: (12) $5000
Deadline: June 15, 2021
The Girls Impact the World Scholarship Awards Website
The Girls Impact the World Scholarship Awards Entry Rules

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 and $2000

BigSun Scholarship Website

Washington D.C. Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association (DCNNOA) **Extended to June 19, 2021**

Founded in 1972, the National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) is comprised of officers from the Coast Guard, the Navy, and the Marine Corps – the nation’s Sea Services. NNOA provides professional development and mentoring in an effort to recruit, promote, and retain minority officers in the Sea Services. NNOA seeks to strengthen a diverse officer corps to enhance operational readiness in the Sea Services and has a long history of providing a positive image of the Sea Services in minority communities and educational institutions.

Each year, the Washington, DC Chapter of the NNOA (DCNNOA) awards scholarships starting at $1,000 to minority youth from the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area based on academic achievement, positive community involvement, commitment, and financial need. Scholarship recipients select their major and attend the college or university of their choice without any obligation to join or affiliate with the military, unless stipulated by the scholarship sponsor.

Students must submit a complete application package verified by their counselor by June 19, 2021 in order to be considered for a scholarship. Online applications (https://nnoa.org/chapter-dcnnoa/) are preferred. Forward your email confirmation to your counselor for verification. Mailed application packages, including supporting documents, should be sent by June 19, 2021 and addressed to: DCNNOA Scholarship Program, P. O. Box 30784, Alexandria, VA 22310 or emailed by May 10, 2021 to both stephen.williams@navy.mil and diedraware@yahoo.com.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: Extended to June 19, 2021
Washington D.C. Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association (DCNNOA) Website Link

Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Fund

The Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Fund was created in 2008 to support college-bound high school seniors in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The purpose of the fund is to find and then assist youngsters with few financial resources in their pursuit of higher education and a much-desired college degree.
Amount of Award:  Up to $4000
Deadline: June 25, 2021
Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Fund Website

BK Law Group Strong Work Ethic Scholarship

At BK Law Group, we believe in the importance of having a strong work ethic. Good things don't happen by accident. Hard work, dedication and focus create the best results! While this can take time, delayed gratification can truly be the most rewarding feeling in the end! Today, people often seek to finish something or see results as fast as possible, however that usually won't lead to the best feasible outcome. If you aren't willing to stay disciplined and put in the work needed to fully see a project through, you can't expect it to be at its fullest potential. Hard work doesn't come easily. It is a product of forming good habits and having determination.

That's why BK Law Group is thrilled to announce their Strong Work Ethic Scholarship! We want to hear from you about a specific time in your life where you utilized your strong work ethic. Tell us what the task was, how you stayed motivated, and what the outcome was. Tell us how the results would have been different had you not persevered through the entire task to see it to its completion. What motivated you to give 110%? We can't wait to hear your story and about the hard work you've put into something that's important to you! The winner will receive $1,000 to put toward their education!
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: June 30, 2021
BK Law Group Strong Work Ethic Scholarship Website Link

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?"

R.F. Wittmeyer Community Service Scholarship

The Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer Ltd. is pleased to be offering the 2021 R.F. Wittmeyer Community Service Scholarship to recognize and reward students that do their best to serve their community. While our main focus is serving our clients, we believe that community service is admirable and not recognized as often as it should be. That's why we started this scholarship to help students who have been serving their community to pursue a higher education that will equip them to continue to serve for years to come.

Our firm is proud to offer this $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior, college student or graduate student who has shown a commitment to community service and is pursuing a higher education at a 2-5 year post-secondary institution or will be doing so in the following semester.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: June 30, 2021
R.F. Wittmeyer Community Service Scholarship Website Link

Sparks Law Dream Chasers Scholarship

At Sparks Law, we are passionate about helping individuals chase their dreams. Working with small businesses and entrepreneurs allows us to see first-hand how passionate and creative individuals are, and inspires us to go to work every day. In order to help support those who bet on themselves and aspire to be great, we would like to introduce the 2021 Sparks Law Dream Chasers Scholarship.

The 2021 Sparks Law Dream Chasers Scholarship was created to help reward young students who are chasing their dreams. In approximately 750 words, tell us about your dreams and aspirations, what steps you plan to take to help you reach those dreams, and how education can help you along the way. The winner of the 2021 Sparks Law Dream Chasers Scholarship will receive a $1,000 educational scholarship to help achieve your dreams!
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: June 30, 2021

Sparks Law Dream Chasers Scholarship Website Link

2021 Study.com Scholarship for Military Children

Study.com is excited to announce that our 2021 Scholarship for Military Children is now open for applications!  The Study.com Scholarship for Military Children provides a $500 academic award to a student who is a child of a military member, either in active duty or a veteran. The student must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree, and all areas of study will be considered.
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Deadline: July 1, 2021

2021 Study.com Scholarship for Military Children Website Link

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

Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship Program

The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of Horatio Alger Association Members, Jim F. Dicke II and Dennis Washington.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.
Amount of Award: Up to $2500
Deadline: July 15, 2021
Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship Program Website Link

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

Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award

In May of 2019, the HIV/AIDS world lost its most promising poet, advocate, author, singer and young person living with AIDS, Mary Bowman. Mary was 30 years old. Born with HIV, she lived out her experiences of growing up and living with HIV (and losing a mother to AIDS) through her art. As a young, out woman of color, she was a dynamic, vital voice for the next generation of individuals living with HIV—proud, willing to speak of her own challenges with not just her own health needs (mental health, social support) —but also a fierce advocate for other young people with HIV for whom a voice was lacking. For Mary, the arts gave her the platform and voice to channel her creative energy, her passion, her truth.

To honor Mary’s legacy and support other accomplished young artivists like her, ViiV Healthcare and the National AIDS Memorial have partnered to create the Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award. This $5,000 award is intended to support one young artivist (27 years of age or younger) each year who exemplifies Mary’s passion for the arts as the vehicle for their own HIV/AIDS community activism and expression.
Amount of Award: $5,000
Deadline: July 15, 2021
Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award Website Link


Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship

Dedicated to continuing the legacy of AIDS educator and activist Pedro Zamora, the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship seeks to support the academic efforts of young activists working in their communities today. Using the HIV/AIDS activism movement as an example, the scholarship supports those taking up social justice work in its many forms and working at the intersection of these movements with their communities to drive progress.
Amount of Award: $5,000
Deadline: July 15, 2021
Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Website Link

Community Contribution College Scholarship

We’d love to help you reach your college dreams. That’s why the Student Research Foundation is offering high school students and their families up to $7,000 in college scholarship funds!
Amount of Award: Up to $7000
Deadline: July 26, 2021
Community Contribution College Scholarship Website Link

Build a Better Future Scholarship

The team at Solano Law Firm is committed to supporting the immigrant community by providing them with legal services, support, and compassionate guidance. As an extension of our commitment to bettering the lives of our immigrant community, our firm grants a $1,000 scholarship to the U.S. high school senior who shows commitment and dedication to building a better future for themselves and for the Latino community as a whole.

We understand the importance of pursuing a degree for students, in their effort to open as many doors as possible. That is why we are excited to offer the 2021 Build a Better Future scholarship to help bear some of the financial burdens which often accompany this goal. The deadline for this scholarship is July 31st, 2021.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: July 31, 2021
Build a Better Future Scholarship Website Link

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 Asian American/Pacific Islander Scholarship

Asian American and Pacific Islanders make up a diverse, vibrant group of people with backgrounds of more than 50 countries and regions, celebrating rich cultural diversity and cultural traditions.

Students who are Asian American or Pacific Islander make up around 8% of those attending universities and colleges within the US. Enrollment among students in this group is up nearly one-third since 2000, however, a majority of the members are underserved in their overall needs, particularly when it comes to getting a 4-year degree at a major college or university.

The bi-annual Asian American/Pacific Islander Scholarship is meant to encourage diversity in academia. This $750 award will help current or aspiring students who are Asian American/Pacific Islander pay their tuition or student loans.
Amount of Award: $750
Deadline: August 1, 2021
The Asian American/Pacific Islander Scholarship Website

The First-Generation College Students Scholarship

A college degree is a transformational milestone in life, especially for those who are attending as the first generation in their family.  First-generation college students are trailblazers. They are often extremely academically prepared, and highly talented. They serve as role models for younger siblings in cousins within their family, and they carry the dreams of their parents and grandparents on their shoulders.  The First-Generation College Students Scholarship is meant to support and encourage these students as they take on the biggest educational milestone thus far in their lives. This $500 award will help current or aspiring students who are the first in their family to attend college or university pay their tuition or student loans.
Amount of Award: $500
Deadline: August 1, 2021
The First-Generation College Students Scholarship Website Link

Richmond Injury Attorneys Scholarship Contest

The attorneys at Lantz & Robins, P.C. believe that an important key to success begins with a quality education.  We understand how pursuing an education while trying to take on other activities can often times become cumbersome.  That is why we want to hear from students about the challenges they’ve dealt with and how that’s impacted who they are today.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: August 1, 2021
Richmond Injury Attorneys Scholarship Contest 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


Scholarship/Financial Aid Database Links

Fastweb

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

CollegeBoard BigFuture

CollegeBoard BigFuture Website

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

College of Affordability and Transparency Center Website

Scholarships. com

Search Over 3.7 Millison College Scholarships & Grants
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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.
Raise Me Website

Virginia Department of Education

Virginia Department of Education Scholarship Website