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, Scholarships.com 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 Scholarships.com. 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 Scholarships.com.

AFCEA Washington, DC Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $12,000
  • In order to apply for the AFCEA Washington, DC Chapter Scholarship, you must be a resident within the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Acceptable majors include computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, cybersecurity, and management information systems; and command, control, communications, computers and Intelligence (C4I)-related fields of study including [...] More

Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Green to Gold Scholarships are awarded for two, three, or four years. Recipients will receive tuition or room and board support, additional money for textbooks, supplies, and equipment, and a monthly stipend for up to 10 months each school year. Additionally, there will receive funding for attending the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) between the junior and senior years of [...] More

Bernie Varnadore Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,250
  • 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

CarMax-Rich Sharp Entrepreneur Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The CarMax-Rick Sharp Entrepreneur Scholarship was established in 2013 by CarMax in honor of its founder and retired board chairman, Rick Sharp. The purpose of the scholarship fund is to recognize Mr. Sharp's extraordinary contributions to the company and his philanthropic efforts in the Richmond-Metro area by supporting the growth and development of future entrepreneurs of the region. Annual [...] More

Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: $4,000
  • 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

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/18/2019
  • Amount: $8,200
  • The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship is for African-American or black students for all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university. A minimum 2.5 GPA is also required. Students must also exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities. For more information or to [...] More

CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/22/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship is for full-time students with majors in the performing arts including, but not limited to, drama, music, dance, opera, marching bands, and other musical ensembles. Applicants must be currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time African American undergraduate student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. For more [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/20/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship is for African-American or black students with majors in the visual arts including, but not limited to, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. Students must be currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a [...] More

Chesterfield County Black History Month Century Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/3/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Chesterfield County Black History Month Celebration Program is sponsoring the Leadership for the 21st Century Scholarships for eligible Chesterfield County Public School students.

    Eligibility:
    -You must be a Chesterfield County Public School senior who attends one of Chesterfield County's public high schools, or one of the two regional Governor's Schools
    -You must plan to attend a [...] More

David and Maryla Korn Family Scholarship Fund for the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and/or Jewish Primary Day School

  • Application Deadline: 5/3/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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 School. [...] More

Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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.

    In order to be eligible, the applicant must be a senior in high school and have at one time played in a Dixie Youth Baseball league. There is no relationship between the award of a scholarship and athletic ability. Be [...] More

Environmental Law Institute Research Internship

  • Application Deadline: 7/9/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Franklin D. Boyce Annual Health Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The scholarship program is available to residents of the City of Hopewell and the following localities: Prince George, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Fort Lee, Dinwiddie, Sussex, Surry, Chesterfield (South of Rt. 288 and East of Ironbridge Road), Charles City and Varina (Southeast Henrico, south of I-64). Student interns working for John Randolph Foundation are eligible to apply. The purpose of [...] More

Hershey Company Tribal Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program scholarships are awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges.

    Minimum general eligibility requirements for Full Circle scholarships include:
    -U.S. citizenship
    -Enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private (non-profit) college or university
    -Registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a [...] More

Jacqueline Shearer Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/11/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Jacqueline Shearer Memorial Scholarship is in honor of an amazing daughter, sister and friend who demonstrated courage and strength during her 11 and a half year battle with a recurrent brain tumor. This scholarship is awarded through the Jacqueline Shearer Memorial Fund to a deserving young adult who is either a cancer survivor or has supported a family member through their cancer [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) offers the Eastern Regional Chapter Scholarship to students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). Students who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Eastern region states (Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North [...] More

Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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 Deadline: 3/23/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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 Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • 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

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Foundation’s scholarship program awards annual grants for the education of deserving female students with financial need at more than 200 accredited educational institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

    In accordance with the will that established the Foundation, grantee institutions use Lettie Pate Whitehead [...] More

Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg/Textile Study Group of New York

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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 Deadline: 3/16/2019
  • Amount: $3,500
  • 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 participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Polish-American Arts Association

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Constitution of The Polish American Arts Association (PAAA) exhorts our organization “to support and promote the higher educational and scholastic endeavors of our youth.” In accordance with this stated Mission, the Scholarship Grant Committee announces the opening of the 17th season of the PAAA Scholarship Grant Program.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant must be an American citizen, either by [...] More

Ride Across Maryland Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/11/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Ride Across Maryland Scholarship was founded to recognize and support the breast cancer fight so many young adults battle every year. The scholarship is awarded annually to a young adult who is a breast cancer survivor; or, to a young adult who has selflessly supported a parent, sibling or spouse who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The recipient must also be a resident of Maryland, [...] More

The Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $20,000
  • 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.

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

The Kendall Bayne Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Kendall Bayne Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce its inaugural college scholarship. The scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who live in the Roanoke Valley and attend a school in Roanoke City, Roanoke County, or Salem City.

    Kendall was a Cave Spring High School graduate who was beloved by the community. "Fight Like a Knight" was a slogan seen across the valley with [...] More

The Roothbert Fund Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • 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

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2019
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Learning to drive is one of the coolest times for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous. You have the power to inspire your fellow teens, maybe better than a teacher or a parent can, because you know what messages will be the most powerful. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving. Your video's message should [...] More

VABA Aviation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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. You must submit a completed essay, typed, double-spaced between 250-500 words on the subject: "Why I Wish to Pursue a Career in Aviation" or "Why Aviation is Important to [...] More

VDH Nursing Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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.

    Applicants must reside in Virginia for at least one year and be accepted or [...] More

Virginia Commonwealth Award Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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. In order for an undergraduate student to be eligible for an award, a student must be admitted into a Virginia public two or four-year college/university, be enrolled at least half-time in an approved degree, certificate, or diploma [...] More

Virginia Military Survivors & Dependents Education Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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.

    Eligibility:
    -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 Deadline: 12/1/2018
  • Amount: $3,200
  • Established in 1972, the Virginia 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. For more [...] More

VMDAEC Educational Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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.

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

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Scholars will launch an interdisciplinary journal next year, called The Journal of Controversial Ideas, where authors will be able to publish their academic work under pseudonyms due to "recent threats against polarizing academics." There will be no restrictions on academic disciplines, and "both left-wingers and right-wingers" are welcome on the editorial board. [...]

College Students Expected to Vote in Record Numbers in Midterm Election

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by Susan Dutca

Research indicates that college students are expected to vote in record numbers in today's midterm election, in stark contrast to the nation's lowest youth turnout and voter registration in 2014. While forty percent of 18- to 29-year-olds say they will "definitely vote" in the midterm elections, "doesn't mean they'll actually cast a ballot on Election Day." Here are a few of the issues in higher education on which voters will have a say: [...]

Graduate Students' "Fight for $15"

October 30, 2018

by Susan Dutca

Photo courtesy of The Nation

Graduate student assistants across the nation are pushing for a $15 per hour stipend, which they believe is a "minimum living wage." Graduate students have attributed the 29 percent stipend increase at Emory University to their successful campus advocacy. [...]

Last Reviewed: November 2018

Virginia Scholarships