Scholarships & Opportunities


  • The Global Citizens Scholarship for 2019 application is now available to all students enrolled in high school.   Students are to identify an issue regarding the global water crisis in their own community or beyond and  create a 2-3 minute video about this problem and propose solution(s) to improve the issue.  Applications are due December 7, 2018.  Details can be found at
  • Current 10th and 11th grade students: Summer Residential Governor's Schools provide an opportunity for summer learning in several different fields, including Engineering, Marine Science, Agriculture, Humanities, Medicine & Health Care, STEM, Foreign Languages, and Visual/Performing Arts. 10th and 11th grade students, if you are interested in a month long academy in one of those fields, come and see Mr. Olson in the Counseling Office to learn about how to apply.
  • The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, November 17th, 2018. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at the different engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers, panels, lab tours, and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.  To apply, students should complete the HSV Fall 2018 Application which can be found on the UVA SWE Website ( 
  • The Profile in Courage Essay contest is open for submissions until January 18, 2019.  The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students to describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born.  The essay contest is open to students in grades 9-12.  The first place winner receives $10,000.00  Additional information and application:
  • Liberty High School is offering a scholarship that is available to all students in  grades 9-12. Applicants are challenged to create a 2-d piece of art. Completed applications and art work is due to Ms. Whorley in the school counseling office by noon on February 8, 2019.  The winner will be announced in March, 2019- as part of the state’s celebration of YOUTH ART MONTH.  The winning piece will displayed on the campus of Liberty High School.  Additional information is available in the school counseling office.
  • The Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference will be held at JMU May 31-June 2, 2019.  Interested sophomores should see Ms. Whorley.
  • Ferrum College is offering a  summer priority application deadline to students.  Their application is non-binding and if students apply by September 1, they will receive a $1000 Scholarship renewable for up to four years!  They have rolling admissions so they will continue to accept applications after September 1.  Ferrum College offers a $1000 Campus Visit Scholarship to seniors as long as they visit before May 1. This scholarship is also renewable every year for up to four years!
  • 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:


  • All paper copies of local scholarships are are located in the school counseling office file cabinet. 
  • Two new scholarship opportunities for seniors to explore are Scholar Snapp and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
    • Scholar Snapp is a free.  It allows students to reuse their application information- including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc- from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.
    • The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation college scholarship program recognizes exceptionally promising high school seniors with financial need.  All scholarship application materials must be submitted before the deadline on November 20, 2018.
  • Sparkling Ice® is awarding FIVE $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures. This scholarship celebrates students' individuality, creativity and communication of future goals. Application deadline is February 15, 2019. If this sounds like you...please visit  Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.5.
  • The 2019 BBB Student of Integrity Scholarshhip is available online at:  Selected seniors will be awarded $1000.00 towards college costs.  Deadline to apply is January 31, 2019.
  • The Fincastle Resolutions Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is offering several local scholarships. Information sheets are available in the school counseling office.  Some scholarships  are open to students in grades 9-12.
  • The 2018-2019 Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is now available for Virginia public, private, and home high school juniors and seniors.  $42,000 in college scholarships are available for participating students this year.  All application instructions, selection procedures, deadlines, and reporting forms are located on the Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation website at  The deadline for students to submit applications and essays to their high school principals (parent or guardian for homeschool students) is February 1, 2019.  
  • The Willard G. Plentl Aviation Scholarship Program will award a Virginia high school senior $1000.00 who is planning an avaiation career in a non-engineering area. Scholarship applicants must have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.5.  The deadline for this application is March 18, 2019.   More information is available in the school counseling office.
  • The Colonel James L Graham Jr. Memorial Aviation Scholarship, in the amount of $12,000.00 will  be awarded for the first time in 2018.  Applicants must have a valid student pilot certificate with TSA background check; not required at the time of application but must  be provided prior to being awarded the scholarship.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office and due in Richmond by October 15, 2018.
  • The 2019 Kenneth R. Scott Scholarship sponsored by the  Virginia Airport Operators Councilis awarded in $3000.00 scholarship to a senior interested in pursuing a career in aviation.  Paper applications and information are available in the school counseling office.
  • The John R. Lillard VAOC Scholarship Program is offering a scholarship in the amount of $3000.00 for a senior planning a career in the field of aviation, and must be enrolled or accepted into an aviation-related program at an accredited college.    Paper applications and information are available in the school counseling office.
  • Elks National Foundation Scholarship application is available at  The most valuable student scholarship award deadline is November 15, 2018. the criteria considered for this award is scholarship, leadership and financial need.  the awards range from $50,000.00 to $4,000.00.  There is also an Elks National Foundation Legacy Award for Elks families.The Horatio Alger Scholarship application is now available online.  The scholarship is for $25,000.00. 
  • The Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarship deadline is October 25.  Application details can be found at:
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