Virginia Scholarships

It’s not easy to save money in college. Between tuition, fees, supplies and a social life, student pockets pretty much empty themselves. Fortunately, plenty of financial aid is available to those willing to look for it. By using one’s state as search criterion, can help students find scholarships restricted to those residing in or attending school in Virginia. The awards listed below will give you an idea of the financial aid that may be found at For additional information about these and additional scholarships, based on criteria ranging from artistic ability to GPA to academic major, you can conduct a free college scholarship search at

Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Green to Gold Scholarship Option winners receive:
-Tuition or room and board support
-Additional money for textbooks, supplies, and equipment
-A monthly stipend for up to 10 months each school year that increases each year based on your Military Science Class
-Pay for attending the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) between the junior and senior years of college
-If qualified, [...] More

Army ROTC Scholarships
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Start Strong in life – enroll in Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), the college elective for undergraduate and graduate students that provides unrivalled leadership training for success in any career field. If you have a passion for it, you can find a place to fit in the Army as an officer and get the training you need to turn that passion into a career.The Four-Year High School [...] More

Bernie Varnadore Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
Outstanding High School Seniors who have participated in a franchised Dixie Boys Baseball, Incorporated program and plan to pursue undergraduate studies at a college or university may apply. Dixie Boys Baseball, Incorporated programs include Dixie Boys Baseball for boys 13 and 14 years old; Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball for boys 15 and 16 years old; and Dixie Majors Baseball for boys 15 through 19 [...] More

Carolinas-Virginias Retail Hardware Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 04, Annually
The purpose of the Carolinas-Virginias Retail Hardware Scholarship is to provide undergraduate scholarships to children of employees of member firms of the Carolinas-Virginias Region of the National Retail Hardware Association. Member firms must be located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia or West Virginia.

-Children of employees shall be defined to include natural [...] More

Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
The Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002 by the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show, Inc. (MANTS). This scholarship serves to memorialize Mr. Akehurst who served the horticultural industry as one of the founders of MANTS. Through this scholarship, MANTS will provide scholarship opportunity to qualified students to help ensure the continuity of the nursery and landscape [...] More

David and Maryla Korn Family Scholarship Fund for the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and/or Jewish Primary Day School
Application Deadlines: May 02, Annually
This scholarship is awarded once a year. Applications are sent directly to the school. Please contact your school counselor to apply. Decisions are based primarily on financial need.

Applicants must be:
- A Jewish resident of the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area
- Attending the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School or the Jewish Primary Day [...] More

Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
From the very beginning, the leaders of Dixie Youth Baseball knew they wanted to develop a college scholarship program that would help former players obtain a college education. There wasn't much money in the beginning. The first eligible players graduated in 1961, one $500 scholarship and one $250 scholarship were awarded. And from its modest beginning, the scholarship program has grown to an [...] More

Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
The Henkal Corporation's Duck Brand Duct Tape "Stuck at Prom" Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada, including the District of Columbia, but excluding Puerto Rico and the Province of Quebec. This contest rewards individuals for creating prom attire made completely out of duct tape.

Each couple/single entry must include:
-One color photograph (professional or [...] More

EMU National Scholars Program
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The EMU National Scholars Program is a four-year award that pays 30 credit hours per year (15 per semester) of out-of-state tuition differential.

Must be a new freshmen or new transfer student with a minimum 3.50 GPA and a resident of a state other than Michigan or Ohio to be considered. Freshmen recipients must live in university housing the first two years of this award.

For more [...] More

Environmental Law Institute Research Internship
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The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), a non-profit research and education center in Washington, DC, seeks individuals to conduct research on natural resource protection and pollution prevention. Interns work directly with staff attorneys, scientists and economists on a variety of projects. Substantive areas of focus include: land use policy, public participation in environmental regulation, [...] More

ESA Youth Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 25, Annually
In 1996, the Electronic Security Association launched the Youth Scholarship Program. The program was created to promote goodwill among the electronic life safety and security industry and police and fire officers by providing college scholarship awards to their deserving sons or daughters.

-Applicants must be at least 15 years of age and not older than 20
-He or she must be a [...] More

Franklin D. Boyce Annual Health Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The Franklin D. Boyce Scholarship Program was established in August 1996 in recognition of the long years of service provided by Mr. Boyce as CEO of John Randolph Medical Center, and as the first CEO of John Randolph Foundation. Funding for the Boyce Scholarship Program is provided through private donations and through the John Randolph Foundation Endowment. To promote a broad range of [...] More

Heidelberg University Out-Of-State Grant
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In order to qualify for the Heidelberg College Out Of State Grant, applicants must be either first-time freshmen or transfer students who are not Ohio state residents. This grant is renewable for four (4) years as long as the student is making satisfactory academic progress.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Kids’ Chance of Virginia Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
Kids' Chance of Virginia (KCVA) is proud to provide post-secondary and trade school scholarships to the children of Virginia workers who have been severely or fatally injured in a workplace accident.

-A student between the ages of 16 and 25
-Child of a parent whose work related injury caused a significant decline in family income and circumstances
-A student who plans to pursue [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter
Application Deadlines: July 08, Annually
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education. Specifically, the foundation seeks to assist Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement, encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership [...] More

Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Program
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18 scholarships will be awarded to V irginia high school juniors and seniors submitting outstanding analytical essays on any aspect--positive or negative--of the career, character, or legacy of General Robert E. Lee and/or General "Stonewall" Jackson.

The Foundation will award one $2,000 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship to students whose essays are judged to be the best in each of [...] More

Legacy of Life Essay & Video Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 23, Annually
A recent study by Gallup shows that while nearly 95% of U.S. adults support organ donation, only 50% have signed up on a state donor registry. There are still not enough donors to save the lives of the more than 124,000 individuals currently
on the transplant waiting list.

Eligible students must reside and attend high school in one of the following locations:
-Virginia: Arlington, Fairfax, [...] More

Leo Bourassa Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The mission of the Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association is to promote and educate the public on good lake and watershed management, encourage sustainable stormwater management practices and protect the welfare of lakes and other water resources within the Commonwealth. To help further our mission, we would like to award scholarships to support and acknowledge deserving students who are [...] More

Lighthouse Guild Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
Each year, the Lighthouse Guild scholarship program helps outstanding and deserving legally blind high school students from across the country attend college with scholarships. Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students make a successful transition from high school to a college or university of their choice. [...] More

Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 11, Annually
The Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation Scholarship Award is for a young adult between the ages of 15 and 35 who has been affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a parent/guardian or sibling. The applicant must be a permanent resident of Maryland, DC or Virginia.

Scholarship winners will be awarded a total of $2,500 over two academic semesters. Scholarship funds will be [...] More

My Political Hero Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
Virginians for Integrity in Government (VIG), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, announces the My Political Hero Essay Contest for high school students. David Bailey, a veteran lobbyist, and a member of the Board of VIG developed the contest to challenge and encourage Virginia high school students to pay tribute to their living political heroes and heroines. The winner of the contest will receive a $2,000 [...] More

Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg/Textile Study Group of New York
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The Textile Study Group of New York (TSGNY) has announced a call for entries for the Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award.

The winner will receive a $1,500 award, a one-year TSGNY membership and an invitation to present his/her fiber artwork at the June 17th TSGNY meeting held in New York City. Students’ entries will be juried by the TSGNY Student Award Committee.

College students and [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 18, Annually
The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The awards are presented each June of every year at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Convention. The following regions are:

-Region I: [...] More

Perlita Liwanag Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 11, Annually
The Perlita Liwanag Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Perlita Liwanag who lost her life to pancreatic cancer. The purpose of this scholarship is to support the financial needs of a deserving young adult in the Washington, DC metro area (Maryland, Northern Virginia, and DC) seeking higher education within the U.S.

Applicants must have been between the ages of 15 and 39 during [...] More

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Student Opportunity Scholarship program serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Student Opportunity Scholarship applicants will explore who God created them to be in a series of essay questions intended for students to [...] More

The Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Esperanza Education Fund will award scholarships - ranging from $5,000 to $20,000, depending on financial need - to immigrant students in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, to attend public colleges and universities, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status.

-Must be born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S.
-Must [...] More

The Henry N. Brown Family Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The Henry N. Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund Inc. ("The HNB Fund") was created to recognize and reward African-American High School students in Spotsylvania County (Virginia), that will be pursuing a higher education. The purpose of the HNB Fund is to provide financial assistance to students that will be entering a four-year college upon graduation. The intent is to help these students achieve [...] More

The Mid-Atlantic STA Foundation
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
The Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Association is a non-profit organization and an affiliate of the Security Traders Association. The Security Traders Association, (STA), founded in 1934, is a professional trade organization that works to improve the ethics, business standards and working environment for members who are engaged in the buying, selling and trading of securities.

Eligible [...] More

The Roothbert Fund Scholarships
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
Roothbert Fund scholarships are open to all in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The Fund has awarded grants to persons entering a wide range of careers. However, preference will be given [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program
Application Deadlines: June 23, Annually
U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

VABA Aviation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 30, Annually
The VABA Aviation Scholarship is awarded to a well deserving Virginia resident High School, Technical School Senior, or College/University Undergraduate who is pursuing an aviation related career in an accredited institution. The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution in the name of the awardee.

Application Requirements:
-Completed and signed application and all supporting [...] More

VDH Nursing Scholarships
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The Nursing Scholarship Program is for students in a practical nurse program (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN) program and who are accepted or enrolled a school of nursing in the State of Virginia. Scholarship recipients must agree to engage in full-time nursing in Virginia for one month for every $100 received.

-Residency in Virginia for at least one year
-Acceptance or [...] More

Virginia Commonwealth Award Program
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The purpose of the Virginia Commonwealth Award is to assist undergraduate students with financial need and graduate students to pay part of their college costs. The funds are appropriated directly to each state-supported institution. Funds may be used for need-based grants to Virginia resident undergraduates or for grants or assistantships to graduate students (both in-state and out-of-state). [...] More

Virginia Military Survivors & Dependents Education Program
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The purpose of VMSDEP is to provide undergraduate or other postsecondary education to eligible participants by providing a waiver of tuition and all required fees associated with tuition at any public institution of higher education or other public accredited postsecondary institution granting a degree, diploma, or certificate in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Benefits are available for up to 36 [...] More

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowship
Application Deadlines: November 04, Annually
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists as well as art and art history students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and, as such, has awarded nearly $5.5 million in Fellowships to [...] More

Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP)
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The primary purpose of the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP) is to provide financial support to students who are preparing to teach in one of Virginia's critical shortage teaching areas.

-Be a teacher candidate at an accredited public or private four-year institution of higher education in the commonwealth
-Undergraduates must be at least sophomores who were in [...] More

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program
Application Deadlines: July 31, Annually
Established in 1972, the Tuition Assistance Grant Program (VTAG) is designed to assist Virginia residents who attend accredited private, non-profit colleges and universities in Virginia for other than religious training or theological education. The VTAG is authorized in Chapter 4.1 Section 23-38.11 through 18 of the Code of Virginia as the Tuition Assistance Grant Act.

Applications may be [...] More

VMDAEC Educational Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 10, Annually
Each year, the Education Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships based on 40% financial need; 40% academic achievement; and 20% personal statement. Funds can be applied towards tuition, student fees, room and board, or textbooks.

-Applicant's primary residence must receive its electric power from one of the 15 member electric cooperatives served by Virginia, Maryland and [...] More

VSGA Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 24, Annually
The VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) foundation, funds scholarships, primarily through the VSGA VIP Card Program, to Virginia high school students who are interested in golf and wish to attend Virginia colleges and universities. The awards are conditional on students’ continued progress in academics. Criteria for the awards include an active interest in golf (ability not important), [...] More

Wash AFCEA DC Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
To promote higher education, the Washington Chapter AFCEA DC will award college scholarships to eligible applicants in the Washington Metro Council of Governments [COG] area in June. Since May 1989 $1,940,500 has been committed to 299 students in the Metro area from 100 high schools entering 66 U.S. colleges. Our $8,000 two year scholarships and one at $12,000 for three years are open to high [...] More

Last Edited: December 2015

Virginia Scholarships

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