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VT

 The following scholarships are available to entering freshmen in engineering:

Davenport Leadership Scholarships have an application process required. Application information will be available on this website by November 1, 2015.
 
Scholarship offers for these two awards are announced in March via email. A banquet for prospective award winners is hosted on campus in April. This scholarship does not require financial need (as determined by FAFSA). International students may apply for this scholarship.
 
All remaining freshmen scholarships have no application process. Students will be considered for remaining scholarships based upon admission to the College of Engineering as an entering freshman student in General Engineering. Announcements of these awards will be made by mid April 2016.
Questions may be directed to (540) 231-2226 or engrrecr@vt.edu
 
 
 
 
Princeton University

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"To promote harmony, understanding, and respect among people of different races by identifying and recognizing high school age students whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities."
n order to recognize, support, and encourage the young people of our country who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the cause of positive race relations, Princeton University sponsors an annual awards program for high school students—the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Applications postmarked by January 31, 2016, will be eligible for prizes—including cash awards up to $1,000 for particularly noteworthy work.
 
• If you are a high school student involved in an activity that is helping to improve race relations in your school or community, we want to hear from you.
• If you know of a high school student who is helping to improve race relations, please encourage him or her to apply.
 
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations was created to identify and commend young people who are working to increase understanding and mutual respect among all races. Through this effort, we hope to inspire others to join in these or similar efforts, and to undertake initiatives of their own.
 
 
Princeton is strongly committed to advancing the cause of race relations on its campus. Among other efforts, in recent years, Princeton has:
• Increased the diversity of its faculty, staff, and student body
• Launched the Center for African American Studies to serve as a model for teaching and research on race in America
• Adopted the most progressive undergraduate financial aid program in the country
• Dedicated the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding
• Launched a program of "sustained dialogue" on the subject of race relations among students, faculty, and staff.
With the Princeton Prize, the University intends to reach beyond its own campus to recognize the efforts of America's next generation of leaders.
 

 
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Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000, and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service.

 Scholarships are funded directly by the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation and are made possible thanks to our generous donors, including BK® employees, franchisees, vendors and guests. Our largest annual fundraiser is the Fall Fundraiser in-restaurant promotion. Every dollar raised through this campaign is used to fund scholarships. Each year we inch closer to our goal of granting one $1,000 scholarship for every BK® restaurant in North America.



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Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $24,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

Students across the country work hard to earn top marks, dreaming of the college they'll attend and the education they'll receive. Unfortunately, many of these students won’t be able to afford it.
 
 
 
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The Morehead-Cain is a four-year merit scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It promises:

Support for your life at Carolina

  • full tuition
  • student fees
  • housing
  • meals
  • books and a laptop
  • supplies and miscellaneous
  • Discovery Funds to be used for education opportunities

Support for your life across the world

  • A four-year Summer Enrichment Program made up of diverse, customized experiences that begin the summer before freshman year and include:
  • Outdoor Leadership
  • Public Service
  • Inquiry and Exploration
  • Private Enterprise

But the Morehead-Cain is more than that. It’s also a close-knit community of doers, thinkers, dreamers, and adventurers. In this community you’ll find motivated, smart, funny, interesting peers, as well as accomplished and eager mentors: the Morehead-Cain Alumni.

 

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Opportunities & Benefits

Financial Benefits

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program provides eight semesters of full tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees for Scholars at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill. Scholars also have access to generous funding for up to three summer experiences.

Two Campuses, One Learning Community

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is the only scholarship in the country that offers students access to the resources of two of the most highly regarded universities in the world - Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Although Robertson Scholars matriculate to only one university, they receive student privileges at both, including opportunities to pursue second majors and minors, enroll in courses, and participate in student activities. This unique “dual citizenship” allows Scholars a wide variety of choices throughout their four years.

During the second semester of their sophomore year, Robertson Scholars live and take classes on their sister campus. The Campus Switch is designed to build stronger educational and community ties between UNC Chapel Hill and Duke, and to offer Scholars the opportunity to adjust to new situations and thrive in challenging environments. During and beyond the Campus Switch, Robertson Scholars serve as ambassadors of cross-campus collaboration and leadership.

Summers

Summer experiences are an essential component of the Robertson experience. The program’s unique three-part model (Community, Exploration, Launch) challenges Scholars to pursue both domestic and international experiences, explore and act on individual passions, and step outside of their comfort zone. Year-round, Scholars work closely with the program staff to design, implement, and learn from these meaningful and personally relevant experiences. For details about the goals of each summer experience, see the Program Timeline. For specific examples of Robertson summer experiences, see Scholar Snapshots.

Leadership Development

During the academic year, Scholars have the opportunity to participate in programs and activities designed to help them learn new skills, expand their academic and professional networks, and solidify their personal and professional goals. Scholars may apply to participate in a ten-day wilderness expedition led by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and for Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) grants to fund self-initiated leadership and professional development activities.

Mentorship

Robertson Scholars have a variety of opportunities to form mentoring relationships with faculty and administrators at both universities, as well as with the staff of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. Robertson staff members assist Scholars in planning their summer experiences and advise them in their overall leadership and personal development.

Scholar Community

The Robertson Scholar community comes together frequently for formal and informal, planned and spontaneous gatherings. Throughout the school year, RSLP hosts scholar dinners, global trends forums, and fireside chats. These events are meant to strengthen the Robertson community and provide Scholars with opportunities to have conversations with renowned leaders and change-makers who are confronting some of the world’s biggest challenges and opportunities. Scholars also actively participate in the recruitment and selection of new Robertson Scholars.

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Jefferson Scholars Foundation

The Scholarship

Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia is a place where producing leaders for a self-governing people has always been a primary goal.  The undergraduate scholarship program has been attracting and cultivating undergraduate leaders since 1980, providing them sufficient financial support so that they are free to develop their talents and to use them for the good of the University community.  

Award - ​Intended to cover the entire cost of attendance for four years at the University of Virginia plus coverage of the supplemental enrichment experiences

Total value of the scholarship exceeds:

  • $240,000 for non-Virginian students
  • $125,000 for Virginian students

The Jefferson Scholar Stipend in 2015-2016 will exceed:

  • $56,000 for non-Virginian students  
  • $26,000 for Virginian students
  • Jefferson Scholars’ stipend includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board, and personal expenses.

Enrichment - The scholarship also includes an extensive enrichment program which supports and nurtures these students throughout their four years at U.Va.  Opportunities include:

  • Team Challenge Program
  • Institute for Leadership and Citizenship
  • Foreign Travel Studies
  • Alumni Connections Program
  • Career Counseling
  • Public Service Fellows
  • Enrichment Dinners and Receptions

Selection Process

Awarded solely on the basis of merit, Jefferson Scholarships are granted to candidates who have undergone a rigorous selection process.

Nomination - No one may apply for a Jefferson Scholarship directly. For the regional competitions, a prospective Jefferson Scholar must be nominated by his/her school (eligible schools may nominate one or two students per year from the senior class). Currently, over 4,200 secondary schools are eligible to nominate in the regional competitions.

Students from Washington-Lee high school must be ranked in the top 5% of the senior class to be considered for the nomination. The Class of 2016 rank will not be officially calculated until the end of September 2015. Interested seniors must acknowledge their interest, in person to Mr. Hill. I will not respond to e-mails.


 

 
 
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The Johnson Scholarship

Winners of the Johnson Scholarship receive awards of at least tuition, room and board to attend Washington and Lee University. Students with financial need higher than this amount will have any additional need met by the scholarship. Every year Johnson Scholarships are awarded to approximately ten percent of the incoming class.

In addition, Johnson Scholars receive funding in the amount of $7,000 to support summer experiences during their time at Washington and Lee. Internships, volunteer experiences or research projects are just a few of the ways Johnson Scholars may use these funds to explore the world and their own potential for leadership.

Applying for a Johnson Scholarship ensures consideration for all other available honor scholarships. Visit Other Scholarship Opportunities for a list of regional and departmental awards available this year. While these scholarships are separately named, students must apply for the Johnson Scholarship in order to be considered for them.

Washington and Lee University's need-based financial aid programs are among the nation's strongest and complement the Johnson Scholarship Program. Please visit our Office of Financial Aid for more information and keep in mind that the deadline for all need-based forms is February 15. Early Decision applicants have earlier need-based aid application deadlines (ED I - Dec 1; ED II - Jan. 16).

 
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William & Mary Merit Scholarships

These scholarships are financial awards given to William and Mary students with proven scholastic ability. There are three merit scholarships offered by William and Mary; each is handled through the Admission Office.

  • William & Mary Scholars - The William & Mary Scholars Award is presented each year to a small group of academically distinguished students who have overcome unusual adversity and/or are members of underrepresented groups who would contribute to campus diversity.  Many will be the first members of their families to attend college.  All applicants are considered for the award and no separate application is needed. Awards are worth the amount of in-state tuition and fees and are renewable each year as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing at the College.
  • Monroe Scholars - The James Monroe Scholars Program is a designation offered each year to the top 10-15% of all admitted students to the College of William and Mary. All first-year applicants are considered for this program and no separate application is needed. Notification is sent from the Office of Undergraduate Admission in March. Monroe Scholars receive a $3000 research stipend to explore an academic area of their choice. Other benefits to this program include: special housing option during freshman year, special consideration in the appointment of freshman advisors, priority course registration and the invitation to take part in a series of additional seminars. If an enrolling William & Mary student is not offered the Monroe Scholar designation during the admission process, it is possible for the student to become a Monroe Scholar at the end of his or her freshman year. Rising sophomores who have done exceptionally well academically (typically a cumulative GPA of a 3.8) are invited to apply for seats in the Monroe Scholars Program through the Charles Center.
  • 1693 Scholars - The 1693 Scholars Program is William & Mary's most selective scholarship. Finalists typically rank in the top 1% of their class, score a 1500 and higher on the SAT (Critical Reading plus Math) and take the most demanding curriculum available to them. While some of the variables that influence 1693 Scholar designations are quantitative, others are more subjective. These include students' application essays, extracurricular involvements, leadership, letters of recommendation and evidence of intellectual engagement. In conjunction with the Office of Undergraduate Admission, faculty members will administer the selection process.

    All students who apply to William & Mary through Early Decision (Nov. 1 postmark deadline) or Regular Decision (Jan. 1 postmark deadline) will be reviewed for the 1693 Scholars Program.

    The 1693 Scholars Program will provide seven students per year with extensive benefits, including full tuition, general fees and room and board annually for Virginia residents and the equivalent amount annually for non-Virginia residents.
 
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THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 27th class in 2015, the Foundation has provided over 5,550 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $56 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

Our application is up! Current high school seniors may click here to apply now through October 31, 2015.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);
  • U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
  • Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

Applicants may not:

  • Be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.

 

CIA

If you are a high school senior planning to enroll in a 4-or 5-year college program, or you are a college freshman or sophomore enrolled in a 4-or 5-year college program, who is looking for career experience in a dynamic environment, apply to the CIA's Undergraduate Scholar Program and contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate.

The Opportunity to Make a Difference
The Undergraduate Scholar Program was developed, in part, to assist minority and disabled students, but application is open to all students who meet the requirements. The program offers unmatched experience. You'll complete work sessions during each summer break, increasing your knowledge and job responsibilities while assisting intelligence professionals and applying your academic skills.

We believe in challenging our Scholars with meaningful work that relates to their college major. An IT major, for example, might be given increasingly complex projects involving sophisticated computer systems. An engineering major might help produce a piece of state-of-the-art equipment. A finance major could be involved in developing and analyzing budgets for a worldwide operation. A foreign language major might be instrumental in translating documents for US policymakers. As a final example, a human resource major could have the opportunity to develop and implement personnel policies and procedures.

Once selected, you will be given an annual salary; a benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, and retirement; and up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees, books and supplies. You'll be required to work at an Agency facility during summer breaks and to maintain full-time college status during the school year with a minimum cumulative 3.0/4.0 GPA. We will pay the cost of transportation between school and the Washington, DC area each summer and provide a housing allowance.

Because the Scholar Program is an investment in you, accepting an offer means making a career choice. We ask that you agree to continue employment with the Agency after college graduation for a period equal to 1.5 times the length of your college sponsorship.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • US citizenship
  • 18 years of age by April 1 of your senior year
  • 1500 SAT (1000 Math & Critical Reading, 500 Writing) or 21 ACT scores or higher (high school students)
  • 3.0/4.0 scale high school or college GPA or higher
  • Financial need as demonstrated by the household income ceiling up to $70,000 for a family of four, and $80,000 for a family of five or more
  • If the applicant has not been listed as a dependent for the previous tax year, the household income ceiling is $35,000 or less
  • Meet the same employment standards as permanent employees, successfully completing both security and medical processing
  • Available to work in the Washington, DC area during your periods of employment

The Scholar Program is extremely competitive, so attention to detail is critical. If you meet the minimum requirements listed above for this program, apply online between July 1 - October 15. All applicants must provide the following information with their online application or they will not be considered for the program:

  • SAT or ACT scores (For high school seniors who are taking the SAT or ACT in the fall, please make note of your test date in the application package. All fall test scores must be sent (postmarked) no later than January 15.)
  • Names and ages of all family dependents, and your gross family income for current and previous years.
  • A copy of your most current Federal Application for Financial Student Aid Form (FAFSA) or SAR must be submitted upon request.
  • A copy of your school transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Scholarship Program Application [PDF 918KB*]
  • Qualification Supplement [PDF 1042KB*]


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Rising Latino high school seniors across America can apply to the Youth Awards program presented for the 17th year by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF). The 2015 Youth Awards application is available on our website at www.HispanicHeritage.org or by clicking on the following link: http://hhfawards.hispanicheritage.org/2015/forms/login.php
The application deadline is Thursday, October 15th, 2015.

 
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PIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Program

The APIASF Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program is a collaboration with AANAPISIs and the communities they serve to provide scholarships, expand institutional capacity and mobilize local resources to help foster economic development. The APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship is available annually to students attending APIASF AANAPISI partner campuses listed below.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census.
  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree-seeking program at one of the following institutions during the 2016 Spring Semester if your institution is on a semester system or the 2016 Winter Quarter if your institution is on a quarter system:

Award Amount: $2,500 - $5,000
Application Available: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Application Deadline: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6 p.m. PDT

 
 
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Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

About the Program
The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program (formerly known as the Undergraduate Training Program) was proposed and introduced into legislation in 1986. Its purpose is to facilitate the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to NSA.

Stokes provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field while attending college and getting a degree. Stokes is open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering.

As an NSA employee with the Stokes Program, you will attend college full-time, receive up to $30,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees; and work during the summers at NSA for 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study. You'll acquire real-world experience and receive a year-round salary. Please note: must maintain a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale after your freshman year, if selected as a program participant, you are required to work in your area of study for NSA after your college graduation for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study. If you leave NSA employment earlier, you must reimburse the government for your tuition.

Application Deadline
Applications are accepted September 1st - October 31st of each year.

Benefits

  • Tuition and mandatory fees of up to $30,000 per year at the college of your choice
  • Housing and travel entitlements available during summer employment (if the distance between NSA and the school exceeds 75 miles)
  • Year-round salary
  • Guaranteed continued employment with NSA after graduation
  • Receive annual and sick leave and paid federal holidays
  • Health and life insurance
  • Participation in federal retirement plans

Qualifications for High School Students - You must major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering and meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
  • A high school senior at the time of application
  • A minimum SAT/College Board score of 1600 (1100 Critical Reading and Math, 500 in Writing) or ACT of 25
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities

Computer Science
NSA computer scientists work in such areas as applications programming, computer security and graphics, and the design and implementation of software involving database management systems, real-time systems, networking and distributed processing systems.

Computer or Electrical Engineering
The challenges and experiences in these areas range from pure and applied research, design, development and testing to project management and systems analysis. You will be involved in projects that focus on communication systems, computer security and networking, microprocessor applications, software engineering and optics.

 
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The Danforth Scholars Program honors the student who embraces high ideals, whose life choices are guided by personal integrity, selflessness, a commitment to community, and a dedication to leadership and academic excellence.

Named in honor of William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth, the former Chancellor and First Lady of Washington University from 1971 to 1995, the program is a tribute to their exemplary leadership and service. The program is funded by friends of the Danforths.

Since the program's inception, more than 30,000 students have been nominated and from that group, approximately 480 have been named as Danforth finalists. These finalists have been selected from schools across the United States and around the world.​

The Scholarship

Danforth Scholars may receive full- or partial-tuition scholarships. The scholarship is renewed each year for the duration of the degree program, provided the scholar progresses academically and upholds the high standards of character required of scholars.

The Program is open to prospective graduate or undergraduate students applying to Washington University. Undergraduates must be nominated to receive consideration. Interested seniors must acknowledge their interest, in person to Mr. Hill. I will not respond to e-mails.

 
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The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; US students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program; and US citizens attending schools overseas. The first-place winner receives $10,000 comprised of a $5,000 cash award and $5,000 from John Hancock. The second-place winner receives $1,000. Up to five finalists receive $500 each.

 
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Arlington Lodge No. 58 Bee Hive Club Inc.
 
In cooperation with the beehive club Incorporated, public and private donations, Arlington Lodge number 58 will provide scholarships in the amount of $1000 to each student chosen to receive the scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist qualified student by providing financial aid awards for post-secondary education. Application
 
 
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Last year NVADAC awarded 20 scholarships in the amount of $3000 each to the deserving student athletes from Virginia in the northern region high school. Seniors who have participated in a Virginia high school league sanctioned sport, cheerleaders, or those who serve as team managers or athletic trainers are eligible to apply. Three of the scholarships will be awarded to student who qualify in the categories listed. 1. Physically Challenged Student 2. Planning a Career in Elementary Education 3. Two Year Letter winner in High School Baseball or High School Softball. One exception: students who receive a full athletic grant are not eligible for the scholarship. Submit your completed application to Mr. Hill by 3 PM on March 8, 2016. Application

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The AXA Achievementsm Community Award offers $2,500 college scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA Advisors, LLC. Every recipient's high school will also receive a grant of $2,500 for educators' professional development.

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The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities.

Whether you're the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you have taken the skills you've cultivated in the locker room and used to them create a powerful, positive impact on the lives of others around you. The scholarship will be awarded in four equal annual payments of $5,000 throughout the winner's four-year college career.
 
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Virginia PTA is proud to offer scholarships to graduating Virginia high school students planning to enter teaching or other youth-serving professions. Each year, two special scholarships are given—a $1,200 scholarship memorializing M. Frieda Koontz, the Executive Secretary of the SCA from 1922-1950, and a $1,200 scholarship honoring S. John Davis, Virginia's Superintendent of Schools from 1979-1989. Additional $1,000 scholarships complete the scholarship awards package. Application
 



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These instructions are for children (up to age 22) of active duty, retired or deceased US ARMY PERSONNEL, officers or enlisted, who are currently high school seniors and may be eligible for an AOWCGWA/Fort Myer Thrift Shop Scholarship.  High school seniors must be planning to attend a post-secondary institution in a degree program as full-time students for the 2016-2017 school year.Instructions APPLICATION

 AFCEA
The AFCEA NOVA Educational Foundation awards a significant number of annual merit-based scholarships to qualified students who are pursuing degrees in STEM technical fields supportive of our national security. 
 
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The Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. would like to offer financial assistance to deserving high school male seniors in celebration of their academic excellence and contributions to their school and community. This assistance is in the form of a one-time scholarship award in the amount up to $1,500.00 from the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc. The Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund is an outgrowth of Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter. Over the past seventeen years, the fund has awarded over one hundred individual scholarships to deserving students. Application

 

 

Scholarship Application Guidelines and Requirements

 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a NoVAC Scholarship, an applicant must:

1.      Reside in the NoVAC service area, which includes: the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, City of Falls Church, City of Fairfax, and the portion of Fairfax County that has a City of Alexandria mailing address.

2.      Be a graduating high school senior in the 2015-2016 academic school year.

3.      Submitted a formal application to enroll with intent to attend a college or university accredited by one of the regional commissions within the six geographic areas that cover the United States and participate in a curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree.

4.      Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale, or a 3.5 or greater on a 5.0 scale, as verified by an official high school transcript or by an accompanying certification from an appropriate school official (e.g. School Registrar or Guidance Counselor).

5.      Score at least 1200 on the SAT or 18 on the ACT. A copy of official documentation of SAT/ACT scores must be submitted with the application. This may be a copy of the official score report sent by the College Board and/or ACT, Inc. or an official high school transcript with scores. The SAT score must be comprised of total points from the reading, mathematics, and writing sections of the test from a single testing date. No updated test scores, academic scores, or rankings will be accepted by NoVAC after the application due date.

Scholarship Application Requirements

All applications must be POSTMARKED (for U.S. Postal Service submissions) or TIME STAMPED (for electronic mail submissions) ON or BEFORE 11:59:59 PM ET, February 27, 2016. An application is not complete until NoVAC receives ALL required documents via U.S. Postal Service or electronic submission ON or BEFORE 11:59:59 PM ET, February 27, 2016. Incomplete or late applications will NOT be accepted or considered for a NoVAC Scholarship Award. Applicants may submit completed applications, résumés, financial need documentation, essays, and letters of recommendation via email to scholarship@dstnovac.org or the U.S. Postal Service to the address below. Application  Official transcripts must be mailed to:

Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Attn: Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 4310

Arlington, VA 22204-9998

 
 
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Air Force Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Washington, D.C.

High School Class of 2016 Scholarship Application

 

 General Information/Criteria:

1. The Air Force Officers’ Spouses’ Club (AFOSC) offers merit-based scholarships to eligible USAF dependent children who are graduating high school seniors and will begin undergraduate studies at an accredited college or university during the 2016-2017 academic school year.

2. Scholarships are awarded in accordance with the AFOSC Scholarship Committee Policies and Procedures.

3. Selection criteria may include all or some of the following: academic achievement; standardized test scores; extracurricular activities (e.g. school and/or community athletics, volunteering, work experience, clubs, etc.); work history, citizenship, leadership roles; awards/honors; reference letters and personal essay.

4. The applicant is responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information and official documents.

5. Awards are granted without regard to USAF member’s military rank, or applicant’s race, gender, ethnicity, religion, or disability.

6. Applications must be postmarked no later than 29 February 2016. No other delivery method will be accepted (e.g. hand-delivered, e-mailed or faxed.) Incomplete packets will be deemed ineligible. Please retain a copy of all documents; application packets will not be returned.

7. Applicants will be notified in writing of the results.

8. The AFOSC Scholarship Committee invites individuals with strong academic backgrounds from the community to judge the application packets. Judges and their dependents are not eligible to apply for the scholarship. Judges may not be members of the AFOSC.

9. Please see our FAQ page at the end on the application packet. Please e-mail additional questions to AFOSCScholarships@gmail.com

 

Eligibility: Each applicant must meet the following requirements:

1. Applicants must be a candidate for graduation from high school or certified home school program for the current school year and plan to attend an accredited college or university during the 2016-2017 academic school year.

2. Each applicant must be a legal military dependent child of an active duty, reserve, guard, retired, MIA/POW, deceased officer or enlisted member of the United States Air Force.

3. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

4. Home-schooled applicants must supply credentials and documentation that are commensurate with the requirements listed in the application.

5. The AFOSC Scholarship Committee members and their dependents are not eligible to apply for or receive this scholarship.

Applications may be downloaded directly from our website: www.afoscdc.com under Scholarships
 
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Scholarships

Currently we manage over 45 named scholarship funds for individuals and organizations who want to make a difference in the lives of Arlington High School Students.  ACF oversees the selection process, consisting of a thorough review of applications by independent community members who consider various criteria, after which students who are eligible and qualified are matched to the appropriate scholarships by a scholarship committee. 

Every year, the Foundation helps Arlington high school students pay for college, with scholarships ranging in amount from $1,000 to $10,000.  Ten scholarships have a renewable value of at least $20,000.

•·         One simple online application form makes a student eligible for all applicable scholarships in the ACF Scholarship Program.

•·         Financial need-based scholarships require completion of the FAFSA form. Financial information is kept strictly confidential.

For more information about how to apply for these scholarships, please click here

If you are unable to complete a FAFSA:  You may still submit an application and you will be considered for our non-financial need-based scholarships.  There may be other scholarship programs to which you can apply, please consult your Mr. Hill for more information about these programs.

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Alpha Kappa Sorority, Incorporated

 

The Ivy Foundation of Northern Virginia, Inc., the charitable affiliate of Alpha Kappa Sorority, Incorporated®, Zeta Chi Omega Chapter, announces its annual Cooley-Moore Scholarship Award.  This award is for students attending high schools in Arlington and Alexandria, and may be used at an accredited two or four-year College or university.Application

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Graduating seniors from high schools in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area and surrounding counties planning to pursue environmental careers goals. How are applications judged? On academic achievement, and the applicant’s level of commitment to environmental protection.  Application
 
 

Granville P. Meade Scholarships

The Granville P. Meade Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have achieved academically, but who are financially unable to attend college. The Granville P. Meade fund provides scholarship awards to worthy and financially disadvantaged Virginia high school seniors to attend one of Virginia's public or private colleges or universities.

Principals of all public and nonpublic senior high schools are requested to assist in making students aware of the scholarship opportunity. In the past year, each scholarship was in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years, provided the student continues to meet the scholarship requirements. The application should be submitted to Mr. Hill in room 1030, not the principle as listed in the instructions. The application deadline for submitting all documentation, is Monday, April 11, 2016 at 3:15 PM. Application
 
Kappa
Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund
 
KSEF provides scholarships, grants, loans, and other types of financial aid to worthy African-American college students and prospective college students who might find it difficult to attend college otherwise. Scholars are awarded $8,000 scholarships spread across a four-year college enrollment.  Application
 
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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. appreciates your interest and invites your participation in our scholarship program. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 19, 2016.  Application

 
ARL

Arlington County Scholarship Fund for Teachers, Inc.

The Arlington County Scholarship Fund for Teachers, Inc. is a community-wide, non-profit organization founded in 1955 to support individuals pursuing a career in education. The ACSFfT awards one-year scholarships of $2,500 to outstanding students who are members of the June graduating class of Arlington County Virginia Public Schools, have indicated a genuine interest in the field of education, and plan a career in teaching or related professions such as school counselor or librarian.  Application
 
LEE

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. Interested students are asked to submit scholarship applications to Mr. Hill in room 1208 by 3:15 pm on March 11, 2016. Application

 NVHG  
 
35th Annual Craft-Art Scholarship Competition

The following materials must accompany your application or you will not be judged:

1.       transcript of high school grades

2.       Completed application form pages 2 and 3.

3.       Five photos of the work you will be submitting for the actual judging. These must be labeled and numbered as listed on page 4. They must be an envelope with your name on the back of each of the. If you wish to have your photos return, please include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage.

4.       Complete identification list for the photos

5.       complete list of extracurricular activities during high school

6.       a copy of your FAFSA form

Submitted applications must be postmarked no later than April 25, 2016. Application

 
 
  The Armenian Education Center Scholarship
Each year the Armenian Education Center awards a scholarship to the winner of their essay contest. These essay questions help students to generate awareness and build a general understanding of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Each year the Armenian Education Center awards a scholarship to the winner of their essay contest. Essay instructions  Essay question
 
VU
 



The Vulcan Materials Foundation will award each year to a graduating senior in the Northern Virginia area a college scholarship payable at $2,000.00 per year. This scholarship will be awarded for tuition and related expenses under the following regulations:

One scholarship shall be awarded each year to a designated student from your area.

1.       

Each scholarship is renewable for four years, providing the recipient maintains a satisfactory record.

2.       

The applicant must have resided in Northern Virginia for at least the four years immediately preceding his/her nomination.

3.       

Nominees will be selected by a committee of the faculty of each school in the area involved, using as a basic criteria the following:

a. Financial need, including a financial statement;

b. Academic accomplishment and ability;

c. U.S. Citizenship;

d. Extracurricular activities;

e. Preference shall be given applicants who plan to attend a college in Virginia. Please turn in all materials to Mr. Hill in the main office by 3:15 PM on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Application

 
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Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation Scholarships

This year we are asking that all applications be submitted online using the attached application form. The primary criteria for our scholarships is need.  We expect to give at least 30 scholarships again this year. Last year 30 scholarships totaling more than $200,000 were given to students in our area from and through our Educational Foundation.

Please note also that we have very strict guidelines for the area from which the scholarship applicants live and attend school. It is imperative that the students' recommendations and transcripts be received in a timely manner so that we can review all applicants fairly and give each student a fair chance to receive one or more of our scholarships.  Each scholarship has its own criteria. Application

 
WL!  

Complete the on-line Student Scholarship Application. Seniors may begin submitting applications on March 15th, 2016. Please follow instructions precisely because incomplete forms will automatically be disqualified.

  1. Fill in the online application completely in one sitting. Since the application cannot be saved between writing sessions, it is suggested that, before you begin the online application, you create a separate document containing your four essay answers, and then copy/paste your essays into the appropriate boxes as you fill in the online form. Responses to each prompt can be no more than 250 words.
  2. Prompts have been chosen to elicit very personal and W-L specific responses. This application is not part of the Common Application…it is for the W-L Foundation. Do not copy-and-paste your college essays.
  3. Be sure to check the box giving permission for the Washington-Lee High School Office of Counseling Services to release your official transcript to the Washington-Lee High Education Foundation for inclusion in your scholarship application.
  4. When the annual bulletin is produced, the Foundation will access photographs of scholarship recipients through official school files, so please E-Initial the waiver regarding use of the photo and information for the bulletin.
When you are completely satisfied with your application, press SEND…but no later than 11:59 PM, Sunday, April 24th, 2016.
 

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Arlington School Administrators Scholarship

 

Application Requirements:

A) Two recommendations -one from a school counselor and one from a teacher.

B) Provide a list of the extra-curricular activities in which you have participated during your High School career:

C) A copy of your Arlington Public School Secondary Scholastic Record (unofficial transcript)

D) Write a 500 word personal essay. We are interested in knowing more about you as an individual. Take this opportunity to tell us about yourself, your aspirations and demonstrate your ability to organize your thoughts and express yourself in written form. Application

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Elizabeth S. Houston Memorial Scholarship

The Burke-Fairfax, VA Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is offering its annual scholarship for the 2015 - 2016 academic year. The scholarship is for African-American students who are graduating seniors attending a Northern Virginia area high school (located in the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, or in the cities of Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, or Fairfax). We are pleased to announce our award this year is $1,000, an increase from our past award of $500. The scholarship may be used at any institution of the recipient’s choice. Selection criteria will include the following:

 

•           Academic Achievement – a minimum 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale

•           Financial Need

•           Essay

•           Contributions to School and Community

•           Two letters of recommendation 

  Application
 
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The Northern Virginia Apartment Association annually awards scholarships of up to $1,500 to students seeking a college education.  We target college-bound teens who have overcome significant obstacles in their lives while remaining committed to academic achievement and community involvement. Preference will be given to full-time students attending educational institutions located in the state of Virginia. 

 We have enclosed our scholarship application and we ask that you please post the scholarship application to all your seniors at your school.  The deadline for submitting the scholarship application is June 17, 2016. The NVAA Scholarship Committee will review all applicants submitted and will award a scholarship on August 1, 2016 for the upcoming fall semester.

The Northern Virginia Apartment Association annually awards scholarships of up to $1,500 to students seeking a college education.  We target college-bound teens who have overcome significant obstacles in their lives while remaining committed to academic achievement and community involvement. Preference will be given to full-time students attending educational institutions located in the state of Virginia. 

 We have enclosed our scholarship application and we ask that you please post the scholarship application to all your seniors at your school.  The deadline for submitting the scholarship application is June 17, 2016. The NVAA Scholarship Committee will review all applicants submitted and will award a scholarship on August 1, 2016 for the upcoming fall semester .Application 

 
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COMMONWEALTH CIRCLE SCHOLARSHIP

 

Scholarship Amount:  Minimum $2,000

 

Deadline: April 22, 2016
 The Commonwealth Circle is a non-profit Corporation incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth a/Virginia. The purpose of this Corporation shall be to support charitable activities in Northern Virginia through financial contributions and volunteers' efforts and to perform any and all related acts in furtherance of this purpose. This year we are offering a scholarship to worthy seniors who plan to pursue a career in community or public service.

 

CRITERIA

• Senior

• Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

• Financial Need

• U.S. citizen

• Involvement in extracurricular and community service

• Planning to pursue an education in community or public service

 

 STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE:

• 300 - 500 word essay, "Why My Community is Important to Me''

• Official high school transcript

• Two letters of recommendation from high school teachers or counselor

Scholarship payment will be made directly to the financial aid office at the college the student attends.

Completed application should be return to Mr. Hill in room 1030 by 3:15 pm on April 22, 2016.  

 
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THOMAS JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL

DUNBAR-HOLLAND SCHOLARSHIP 
 

The Jefferson Middle School PTA administers a $1,000 annual scholarship for a graduating high school senior residing in Arlington County who was promoted to high school from Thomas Jefferson Middle School (TJMS). 

To apply for the Dunbar-Holland Scholarship, applicants must have a strong record of community service and a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. To apply for the TJMS Dunbar-Holland Scholarship, please complete the attached application, and submit it as an email attachment to TJMSDotTomScholarship@gmail.com by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 29, 2016.

 Alternatively, applications may be submitted via USPS to the address below, postmarked by Friday, April 29, 2016.

Mail to:           TJMS Dunbar-Holland Scholarship

                        Thomas Jefferson Middle School

                        125 S. Old Glebe Road

                        Arlington, VA 22204

 The scholarship recipient and other applicants will be notified by Friday, May 20, 2016. Application

 

SCA Williamsburg Middle School Scholarship

Williamsburg Middle School is beginning the process of awarding its annual $1500.00 scholarship.  Only Williamsburg Middle School graduates are eligible for this scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded based on academics, community service and active involvement in the school community.  SCA officers and administrators will review the applications. All applications are due on Friday, June 3, 2015.  The winner will be invited to accept their scholarship at the WMS 8th grade promotion on June 22nd and will be asked to give a short acceptance speech during the ceremony.  The scholarship money must be used toward tuition, books, or housing for college. Please return the applications to Whitney Field and Larry Peacock at Williamsburg Middle School via school mail or drop them off in one of their mailboxes in the main office. Application

 
GAM

Gamma Theta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Future Women Educators Scholarship

 

Dear future educator,

Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding. The Gamma Theta chapter consists of members who live and work in the Northern Virginia area, including Arlington and Fairfax Counties.

ADK Gamma Theta seeks to provide assistance to young women who plan to pursue a career in the field of education by offering an annual scholarship to use for educational costs. Eligible applicants will be in their senior year of high school, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and live in Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church City, or Fairfax County.

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please complete the attached application and submit it, with the required essay, recommendation, and transcript by May 13th.  

The scholarship recipient will be announced by May 20th.

 



 
 

 
 
 
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