Scholarships & Opportunities

OPPORTUNITIES

  • In partnership with Dr. Virgil Wood, the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech and Virginia Union University, are pleased to announce the 2018 Beloved Community Initiative (BCI) Essay Contest.  This contest provides junior and senior students at high schools across Virginia the opportunity to explore exemplars of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s notion of the Beloved Community – a community based on social and economic justice and a common love for fellow human beings.  Students will choose one set of ancestors from the list provided, https://www.spia.vt.edu/beloved-community-initiative/beloved-community-ancestors/ and prepare an in-depth exploration of those two (or three) persons focusing on how the legacy of their life’s journey came together to advance the Beloved Community.  Submission Deadline: April 4, 2018 by 6:00pm
    Additional information regarding this opportunity can be found by accessing the following link: https://www.spia.vt.edu/beloved-community-initiative/
  • Plans are now being made for the 2nd semester Engineering Mentoring Program.  For over 30 years, BWXT, Areva, and NovaTech have provided the students at the local school districts the opportunity to work on projects with engineers to learn about engineering principles.  If you are interested in participating please see Ms. Whorley.
  • Alfred Street Baptist Church is hosting the 16th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Festival on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • Enrollments for Cambridge Immerse 2018 are open to students at Liberty High!  Cambridge Immerse is a unique two-week residential educational experience that allows participants to gain an unrivaled insight into a chosen discipline, ranging from the arts to the sciences. Subjects offered include Computer Science, Medicine, Law, Economics, History and Engineering and many more. The academic programme is designed and taught by tutors from Oxford and Cambridge University in an optimal learning environment that stimulates academic inquiry. And the carefully planned schedule ensures that the programme not only meets the academic needs of the participants, but also provides a unique insight into the university city through an abundance of activities.  Students reside in one of the Cambridge Immerse Campus colleges: Queen’s College, Christ’s College, Sidney Sussex College, and St Catherine’s College. All are prestigious and central colleges of Cambridge University. Within their historic walls, we pride ourselves on providing unique experiences of leadership and academic excellence through a programme for participants that instills the confidence and passion for learning that are essential to success in higher education. To find out more & to enroll: Enrollment in the program is ongoing, and students aged 15 and above are welcome to apply at www.cambridgeimmerse.com. A PDF version of our prospectus is also available to view at https://www.cambridgeimmerse.com/Prospectus2018.pdf
  • The JRLA is a year-long leadership program for rising 10th and 11th grade high school students who are interested in advocating for the future of the James River. The goal of JRLA is to engage, develop, train, and inspire participants in preparation of taking personal and community-wide action to address issues facing the James River.  An overview of the program; participants commit to JRLA for one academic year during which they participate in four Leadership Sessions. The activities during these Sessions include discussions, team building exercises, environmental ethics, and outdoor appreciation.  JRLA participants will be required to implement a “community-based action project” outside of the Leadership Sessions. JRLA staff will help students meet project goals by matching them with a professional mentor to create project objectives and timelines. In addition, JRLA staff will provide an ongoing list of events and opportunities throughout the watershed so students stay engaged with community-based environmental awareness.  See Ms. Whorley if you are interested. 
  • Open the door to a dynamic career with ATC Electrical Apprenticeship.  The program is tuition -free.  Deadline for applications is March 31, 2018.  For more information contact:  www.getchargedup.org
  • 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. 
  • The 2018 Dixie Youth Baseball scholarship is available.  All applicants must have participated in a Dixie Youth Baseball program when 12 years old or younger.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office. Completed applications are due on or before February 1, 2018.  To apply for the Dixie Softball Scholarship- download their application at www.dixie.org/softball
  • The online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is now available at www.jackierobinson.org. The JRF application is the vehicle through which more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson. The deadline to submit the application for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is February 1, 2018 by 5:00 pm ET.
  • 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/
  • Virginia Smiles is excited to extend the opportunity for High School seniors to apply for the 2018 Katie Higgins Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. The Katie Higgins Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Virginia students who have had one of the following diagnosis: complete or incomplete, bilateral or unilateral, cleft lip or cleft palate who have engaged in rigorous academic coursework and volunteered in their community. 
    Any student wishing to pursue this scholarship must be registered to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution and will need to submit a completed application along with a 500 word essay. Information and details pertaining to this scholarship can be found at www.virginia-smiles.org.  Application deadline is March 16, 2018.
  • The Big Island Scholarships are one- year scholarships in the amount of up to $3000.00 each.  They are being offered to graduating Liberty High School seniors who attended Big Island Elementary School for at least one year.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office. Completed applications are due to Ms. Whorley on April 9, 2018.
  • The Heather Marie Dooley scholarship is a one time award in the amount of $500.00.  This scholarship will be awarded to a young woman who is involved in the Varsity sports program at Liberty High School and exemplifies good character.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.  Completed applications are due to Ms. Whorley on April 9, 2018.
  • The Sandra Kirby Brookshier Memorial Scholarship is a one time award of $1000.00 to a Liberty high School graduating senior who attended Bedford Middle School for grades 6-8 and remained in the Liberty High School zone for grades 9-12.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.2 GPA.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.    Completed applications are due to Ms. Whorley on April 9, 2018
  • 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  Washington Crossing Foundation is offering five (5)- $5000.00 scholarshhips to seniors who are planning a career of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. Application in formation can be found at www.gwcf.org Completed applications must be postmarked by January 15, 2018.  
  • 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 2018 Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia Scholarship application is available in Ms. Whorley's office.  This year's essay topic is :  Westmoreland Resolutions.  There will be four $3000.00 scholarship awarded.  Applicants must be planning to attend a four year college or univeristy in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The postmark deadline is March 16, 2018.
  • The 2018 BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship Award is in the amount of $1000.00.  the deadline to apply online is January 31, 2018.  Application and additional information is online at:   www.bbbstudentofintegrity.org
  • 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. 
  • UVA Community Credit Union’s 2017-18 Local High School Scholarship Program:  Each year the Credit Union presents a $1,500 scholarship to a college bound senior at each of the 18 public high schools in our field of membership.  Students are asked to submit an application and a 250-500 word essay on the topic “According to the Wall Street Journal, 42% of college freshman say they are ill-prepared to manage their finances. What are some things you can do over the next few years to ensure you are ready to manage your own finances?” to the Credit Union by April 2, 2018. A panel of judges from the Credit Union will determine the Scholarship recipients and contact the winners by May 1, 2018.  Students can apply online for this scholarship on our website at uvacreditunion.org.  
  • 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 Ocotber 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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