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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: 5/1/2021
  • 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

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Seeing an educational need in their congressional districts, the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship was established by the spouses of Congressional Black Caucus members in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships, which disproportionately affect people of color. This opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated African-American [...] More

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship was established to ensure that African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in the performing arts receive financial assistance. Performing arts includes theater, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, marching bands, etc. Selected applicants will be constituents of a CBC member’s district. Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc. Selected applicants will be constituents of a CBC member’s [...] More

Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The purpose of the Cybersecurity Public Service Grant is to encourage public service to recent graduates of Virginia institutes with degrees in Cybersecurity or a related field by partnering with qualified public and private organizations to provide up to $20,000 in combined state and employer match benefits. The Grant may be renewed for up to two additional times, for a maximum of three total [...] More

Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • 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

Franklin D. Boyce Annual Health Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Franklin D. Boyce Annual Health Scholarship 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 [...] More

Jacqueline Shearer Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/11/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Jacqueline Shearer Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving young adult who is either a cancer survivor or has supported a parent/guardian or sibling through their cancer experience. The applicant must be degree seeking, demonstrate financial need, and reside in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. This is only for people 15-39. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Kids’ Chance of Virginia Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Kids' Chance of Virginia (KCVA) is proud to provide scholarships to the children of Virginia workers who have been severely or fatally injured in a workplace accident. Eligible applicants must be 16-25, be a child of a parent whose work related injury caused a significant decline in family income and circumstances, and plan to pursue a post-secondary or trade school. For more information or to [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • 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

Leadership for the 21st Century Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/11/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Chesterfield County Black History Month Celebration Program is sponsoring the Leadership for the 21st Century Scholarships for eligible Chesterfield County Public School students. Applicants must be high school seniors who plan on attending a Virginia college/university, and must have a 2.8 GPA. Recipients are notified in February. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Legacy of Life Essay & Video Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligible students of the Legacy of Life Essay & Video Scholarships must reside and attend high school (or home schooled) in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (see website for details). Applicants must write an essay or produce a video that will convince an audience to register to be organ, eye, and tissue donors. Winners will be announced by May 20. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Leo Bourassa Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Applicants for the Leo Bourassa Scholarship must be a student in good standing at any Virginia accredited college or university and a resident of Virginia at the time of application and at the time of award. Must have successfully completed, or will complete by the award date, at least two semesters of undergraduate study and must be a full-time undergraduate, full-time graduate student, or a [...] More

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Lettie Pate Whitehead 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 [...] More

Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/11/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation Scholarship Award is for a young adult who has been affected by cancer through their own diagnosis/treatment or the diagnosis/treatment of a parent/guardian or sibling. The applicant must be a permanent resident of Maryland, DC or Virginia. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention. The Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. Applicants must be high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic [...] More

Perlita Liwanag Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/11/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Perlita Liwanag Memorial Scholarship supports financial needs of a deserving young adult who is either personally impacted by cancer or who has a parent/guardian impacted by cancer. The applicant must reside in the Washington, DC metro area (Maryland, Northern Virginia and DC) and be seeking higher education within the U.S. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Polish-American Arts Association

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Applicants of the Polish-American Arts Association must be an American citizen, either by birth or naturalization. Consideration will also be given to 10-year green card permanent residents looking to become citizens. Applicant must be of Polish or Polish-American descent and demonstrate their descent with a family tree and must be a legal resident of Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia, OR be a [...] More

Riding Forward Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Your story will inspire the future. Tell us about an African-American who inspired you and you could earn a $5,000 or $3,500 college scholarship in celebration of Black History Month and those who have inspired the next generation to make history. Regions will award $5,000 scholarships to 15 high school seniors who live in states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the [...] More

The Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • 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. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on qualities traditionally valued and demonstrated [...] More

The Mid-Atlantic STA Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligible candidates to be considered for the The Mid-Atlantic STA Foundation scholarship application should be high school seniors who have participated in the Stock Market Game, or undergraduates who are currently sophomore or junior business majors with a concentration in finance or economics and who are enrolled at a four-year state-sponsored or private college or university. Applicants must [...] More

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2021
  • Amount: $15,000
  • You have the power to prevent distracted driving among teens. Make a 30-60 second video that inspires your peers to drive safely, and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of 15 great prizes. Approach your video submission as your chance to find a message that would resonate with you and your peers. If your friends - and teens throughout the United States - were going to watch ONE video that [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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

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 Department of Health Nursing Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • 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 enrolled [...] 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 interested in pursuing a teaching career in one of the top five critical shortage teaching areas. Candidates must be: enrolled full-time or part-time in an approved undergraduate or graduate teacher education program, or are participants in another approved teacher [...] More

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • 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: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Each year, the VMDAEC 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 Delaware [...] More

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Last Reviewed: July 2020