Scholarships & Opportunities

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Virtual Virginia Summer Session
  • The Richmond Division of the FBI will be hosting their second annual Youth Academy, July 17-18, 2018 at the Richmond Field Office.  This two-day youth engagement program will provide a comprehensive look into today’s FBI through instruction and demonstrations at our field office.   Additional information about this opportunity can be found under the Community Outreach tab at  www.fbi.gov/richmond/ .
  • The University of Virginia has announced several scholarships and upcoming events from their Outreach Office.  Click HERE for a list of all of the scholarships and events
  • This resource is an online directory of summer pre-college programs for high school students. The directory can be accessed and used for free. The information is:http://www.studenteducationprograms.com/virginia/

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  • All paper copies of local scholarships are are located in the school counseling office file cabinet. 
  • Cradall and Katt 2018 Scholarship is a one time award of $500.00.  Applicants must submit a 300 word minimum essay addressing this question:  "What Would Really Make Drivers Stop Texting and Driving?  Application deadline is June 9, 2018.   Additional information in the in the school counseling office or on their Facebook page.  www.facebook.com/CrandallandKattLaw/
  • The Bedford Lions Club is offering a $1000.00 scholarship to a senior . 2  Community service volunteer experience letters are required.  The deadline to turn in completed applications to Ms. Whorley is 3:00PM on May 3, 2018.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.
  • The Kiwanis Club of Lynchburg, Va. Craig Cousins Merit Grant  is awarding 4- $2500.00 scholarships.  Applicants should have held leadership positions or have exhibited outstanding leadership in civic and/or community service.    Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.  The deadline for receiving completed applications in Lynchburg is May 31, 2018
  • The Horatio Alger Scholarship for Career & Technical Programs is an award in the amount of up to $2,500.00.  this award is intended to support students who are seeking to pursue career or technical education.  Applications are available at:  application.horatioalger.org
  • The Bedford Outdoor Sportsman Association, Inc. (BOSA) is offering two scholarship to Bedford County seniors in the amounts of $2000.00 and $1000.00.  Paper applications are in the school counseling office and due to Ms. Whorley by April 30.  
  • The paper scholarship application for the Insurance Professionals of Central Virginia Audrey S. Hudnall & Frank Donald Scrivener Education Scholarships is located in the school counseling office.  The application deadline is April 27, 2018. 
  • Once again it is time for students to apply for the Blue Ridge Council of Teachers of Mathematics scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded to a senior planning on entering the field of mathematics education. It is $500 and is renewable for 3 years (a total of $2000) provided the student continues in mathematics education and is a student in good standing. The guidelines and application are online at http://www.brctm.org/. The deadline for submission of an application is April 27th.
  • The Bedford County Farm Bureau will offer $7000.00 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Bedford County Public Schools.  There are 3 scholarships, one at each high school to be awarded to a son or daughter of a Bedford County Farm Bureau member.  There are other scholarships to be awarded to graduating seniors who plan to pursue a degree in agriculture.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.  Application deadline is May 1, 2018
  • The Alice Mahone Scholarship, a $2000.00 scholarship given to a graduating senior – either male or female – from one of the three Bedford County High Schools. It is given based on financial need, class rank and extra curricular activities, as well as the desire to further education. Paper applications are in the school counseling office.
  • This is to announce that the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc Gamma Nu Lambda Chapter will award scholarship(s) to African American male senior students this current academic year. The application and supporting documents must be received in Lynchburg by May 1, 2018. Nominees must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 and must have been accepted or applied to a college or technical school. The primary determining criteria will be based on academic achievement and financial need. Consideration will be given to completeness, neatness, legibility, and grammatical correctness in the application, essay, and accompanying materials.   Paper applications are located in the school counseling office.
  • The Smith Mountain Lake Harmeneers barbershop chorus is again offering vocal scholarships to graduating seniors who will attend college or a post-high school professional training school.  This year each scholarship will be in the amount of $500.  While they do not require the scholarship recipient to major or minor in music after high school, they do expect to award the scholarship to a student who meets the following criteria:
    • Participation in vocal music classes or performances while in high school;
    • Honors, awards or other recognition for vocal ability or performances;
    • A GPA of 2.5 or higher while in high school;
    • A desire to continue using his or her musical talents in some form in the future;
    • Attends an accredited university or college or an accredited post-high school professional training program this fall.
  • Radford University will be hosting a Summer Bridge Program for rising sophomore, junior, and senior high school girls interested in science, technology, and mathematics. The Summer Bridge Program is a week long residential experience where students can explore science, technology, and mathematics through classroom lessons, laboratory experiments, field experiences, and cocurricular activities. An online application can be completed at https://goo.gl/forms/drQqDr4C2Nnfi68l2.
  • The Insurance Professionals of Roanoke are very pleased to offer three $1,000 scholarships to assist in furthering a student’s education in business or a business related field.  Additional information is located in the scholarship cabinet in the school counseling suite. 
  • The Barnard Family Health & Wellness Scholarship is available for seniors who have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and are intending to pursue a health-related course of study in college.  The amount of the award varies from year to year.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.  
    The postmark deadline is April 30, 2018.
  • To be eligible for the National Farmers Farm Kids for College Scholarship, you must:
  • EventZone  is offering three (3) or four (4) $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors pursuing a major or minor in the fine arts (music, theater, dance, visual arts). (please visit  their website at www.eventzone.org).
    Elaine C. Watson Scholarship application from the Lynchburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is available in the school counseling office. The organization will be awarding two (2) $1000.00 scholarships for collegiate assistance to two deserving graduating seniors. The primary determining criteria will be based on academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement.
  • The Project Yellow Light Billboard Scholarship is in the amount of $2000.00 and is awarded to high school juniors and seniors between the ages of 14 and 20.  Students are judged based on their design for a billboard advertisement to encourage safe driving.  Applications can be found by going to http://projectyellowlight.com/ 
  • The Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives would like to take this opportunity to let you know about the scholarships available for eligible students graduating from high school in the spring of 2018 who plan on attending either college or technical school. for application and additional information please visit:
    http://www.vmdaec.com/content/vmdaec-education-scholarship-foundation
  • The High School STEM Scholarship for Aspiring Commercial Drone Pilots was created to support high school students ages 16 and up who are serious about learning how to fly drones commercially, and to support the use of drones to further the interest of high school students in STEM subjects. Scholarship recipients receive free access to Drone Pilot Ground School (usual cost is $299), an in-depth test prep course for the FAA’s “Part 107” certification exam to be a commercial drone pilot. The first 100 recipients will have their FAA exam fee of $150 covered, for a total value of approximately $450. Learn more about the scholarship and application process at https://www.dronepilotgroundschool.com/scholarship/
  • Each year the Ron Brown Scholar Program recognizes 20 or more students to receive $10,000.00 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000.00.  To be eligible, applicants must be US citizens, Black/African American and current high school seniors.  For Further information please visit: www.ronbrown.org
  • The 2018 Pathable Women in Science Scholarship - scholarship is for a female student in the amount of $1000.00 who is pursuing a career in a computer or technology-related field.  For additional information please go to:  https://pathable.com/scholarship
  • The 2017-2018 Elks Scholarship is available at www.elks.org. Please see Ms. Whorley for additional information
  • Click HERE to read about the Virginia Mayflower Society Scholarship for $1600. 
  • Seniors are encouraged to enter the Suntrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes for a chance to win $500.00.  30 winners will be chosen at random.  No GPA or financial need requirement.  Beginning September 12, 2017, students can enter online once during each entry period.  Two $500.00 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about October 30, 2017 until May 14, 2018.  Enter now: www.suntrust.com/offtocollege
  • Earn a chance to win a $1000.00 Virginia Moose Association Scholarship by making a difference in your local community.  Help young children make positive choices.  Please see Ms. Whorley if interested.
  • The University of Virginia has announced several scholarships and upcoming events from their Outreach Office.  Click HERE for a list of all of the scholarships and events
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