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: 5/1/2020
  • 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

Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/13/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $8,200
  • Seeing an educational need in their congressional districts, the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship was established in 1988 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 [...] More

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • This program was established in 2000 in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield 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. To determine your Representative, enter [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 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 [...] More

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

  • Application Deadline: 5/3/2020
  • 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

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • 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 Virginia 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

Leo Bourassa Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • 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

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2020
  • 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: 4/1/2020
  • 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.

    Applicant must be an American citizen, either by birth or [...] More

VABA Aviation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2020
  • 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

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: 6/30/2020
  • 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 preparing to teach in one of Virginia's critical shortage teaching areas. Applicants must be teacher candidates at an accredited public or private four-year institution of higher education in the Commonwealth. Undergraduates must be at least sophomores who were in the [...] More

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Last Reviewed: August 2019