Scholarships & Opportunities

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Senator Mark R. Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents, and school counselors to Academy Day 2017. Attendees will be provided a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. In addition, students will be able to meet with officials from all five academies as well as representatives from ROTC programs, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Military Institute. Representatives from Virginia Congressional offices will be available to answer questions 
    regarding the application procedures for congressional nominations. Save the Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017; 10:00am - 1:00pm; Paramount Theater, 215 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
  • .Students who love math and science and  prefer to work with their hands rather than at desks, should check out the Washington DC Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee(JATC).  The program offers accredited three and five year electrical apprenticeship programs in its state -of-the-art facility in Lanham, Maryland.  Applications are accepted year -round .  Learn more and apply at www.getchargedup.org
  • High school students in Virginia are invited to honor outstanding African Americans by participating in Dominion Resources' and the Library of Virginia's Strong Men & Women in Virginia History student writing contest. Four winning essays will be chosen, one from each of the four regions in Virginia.
    http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/smw/2017/essay_prompt.htm?utm_source=TD+October+5%2C+2016&utm_campaign=TD+October+5%2C+2016&utm_medium=email
  • The Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference  (HOBY) will be held from June 2, 2017-June 4, 2017 at James Madison University.  This leadership development training affords sophomores an opportunity to collaborate with like-minded students throughout the state.  If interested in applying, please see Ms. Whorley in the school counseling office.
  • The Senate Page Program is a unique opportunity for high school juniors to get involved in government service, see the legislative process in action, and experience life in our nation's capital. Senator Warner enjoys the privilege of sponsoring a Page, and welcomes your students' interest in this exciting opportunity. Young Virginians who would like to apply for the program should visit Senator Warner's website at: Senate Page Program Information for additional details about requirements and application materials.
  • 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 Kiwanis Club of Lynchburg, Virginia Educational & Benevolent Fund Craig Cousins Merit Grant is in an amount of up to  $2500.00.  Applicants must show academic merit and financial need, and must be an active member of a civic and/or community service organization.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.  Receipt date in Lynchburg is May 31, 2017.
  • The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc Gamma Nu Lambda Chapter will award scholarship(s) to African American male senior students this current academic year.  Applicants 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. The application and supporting documents must be received in Lynchburg by May 1, 2017.
  • The Bedford Lions Club wil laward two (2) $1000.00 scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to attend college in the fall.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.  Completed applications are due back to Ms. Whorley by April 3, 2017.
  • The WIN-LC will grant two (2) one time scholarships in the amount of $1500.00 each to students who portray determination, academic excellence and an interest in a nuclear technologies career path.  Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.  All required documentation must be received in Lynchburg by April 4.
  • An Essay about your School Counselor could potentially win you a $1000 Scholarship!  Go to the VSCA website: http://www.vsca.org/ and click on the 2016-17 Scholarship Information or visit http://tinyurl.com/VSCA-2017-Scholarship. 
  • The 2017 Bedford Outdoor Sportsman Association scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who is currently enrolled in Bedford County and has earned an average-above average GPA.  Applicants should plan to enroll full time  in an accredited vocational/technical institute, community college or four-year college/university.   This award is in the amount of $2000.00. A personal essay is required:   In 800 words or more, please tell us why you think teaching the community about conserving and utilizing the outdoors is important. Give examples of ways you believe BOSA can continue its reach within the Bedford Area. Paper applications are available in the school counseling office and must have a postmark no later than April 15.Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will be awarding two $1000.00 scholarships to two deserving graduating seniors .  The primary determining criteria will be based on academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement.  Paper applications are in the school counseling office.  All completed applications materials are due in Lynchburg by April 15, 2017.
  • The 2017 Alice Mahone Scholarship is now ready online.  This is a $2,000 scholarship to be awarded to a male or female senior from one of the three Bedford County high schools. Seniors may complete the application online by April 7, 2017 or print it off and mail it to me. The paper applications can be mailed to me with a postmark deadline of April 7, 2017. To apply online or download a paper copy, please go to http://www.bpwva.org/scholarships/.
  • Beta Pi Chaper is the local chaper of Alpha Delta Kappa and is offering a $500.00 scholarship to a Bedford County student who plans to pursue a degree in the field of education.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.  Deadline for submission is April 21, 2017.
  • The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,Inc Gamma Nu Lambda Chapter will award scholarship(s) to African American male senior students.  Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.7.  The primary determining criteria will be based on academic achievement and financial need.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office and must be received in Lynchburg by May 1, 2017.
  • 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. The scholarship is in the amount of $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.  This year the guidelines and application are online at http://www.brctm.org/.  The deadline for submission of an application is April 21th.RVLSA...the association for legal professionals is offering a $1500.00  and a $2000.00 scholarship to seniors interested in furthering their education in the legal field. Paper applications are available in the school counseling office- titled RVLSA  April 1, 2017 is the receipt deadline in Roanoke.
  • The Bedford County Branch of the American Association of Univeristy Women is offering a $1000.00 scholarship to a graduating female student who plans to enroll in a four year degree program and is in the upper 10% of her class.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.  Completed applications and supporting documents must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2017.
  • The Lynchburg Branch of the American Association of University Women is offering three scholarships in the amount of $3000.00 each to  female students who plan to attend a four year college or university in the fall.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.  All supporting material must be received by the scholarship committee in Lynchburg no later than April 1, 2017.  This is a need based scholarship.
  • The 2017 Southside Electric Cooperative Scholarship is available online at:  www.sec.coop/scholarship.  This is a $1000.00 one time award.  Application deadline is March 31st.
  • The Deborah Reeves Memorial Scholarship  will be awarded to a Liberty High School senior who has a strong interest in history and  based on the following characteristics:
    • A student in need who has demonstrated outstanding citizenship qualities that show loyalty, trustworthiness, integrity and a genuine concern for the well-being of others, and
    • A senior attending a 2 year, 4 year or trade school in the fall, 2017.
    • Submit a 500 word paper on the importance of community service.
    • Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.  Essay is due to Ms. Whorley on April 3, 2017
  • Paper applications of the following local scholarships are available in the school counseling office. ALL completed scholarship applications are due to Ms. Whorley by April 3, 2017. 
    • Big Island Scholarship:  Applicants must have attended Big Island Elementary School for at least one year.  Scholarship up to $3000.00
    • Heather Marie Dooley Scholarship: 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.  $500.00 scholarship
    • Justine Cutler Memorial Scholarship:  Major in education and 3.0 GPA.  Written essay on "Why I Want to be an Educator". Scholarship is $1000.00
    • Run for the Wall Scholarship:  Applicants must have attended Montvale Elementary School, 3.0 GPA and write about their experience with the Run for the Wall program (500 words or less).  Amount of scholarship dependent on donations.
    • Sandra Kirby Brookshier Memorial Scholarship:  Applicants must have attended Bedford Middle School for grades 6-8 and remained in the Liberty High School zone for grades 9-12.  Additionally, a student who is furthering his/her education and has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.2 without incurring any major discipline.   Applicants must submit a one page typewritten paper describing their involvement in community service and how this experience has touched their life.  $1000.00 scholarship 
  • Attached HERE is a list of lots of different types of scholarships.  
  • Barnard Family Health & Wellness Fund Scholarship Application.  Deadline for the application is April 30th.
  • The American Legion would like to invite high school students to participate in the 2017 American Legion High School Oratorical Contest and Scholarship Program.  The contest is a wonderful program to help students learn more about the Constitution of the United States, develop oratorical skills, and compete for monetary prizes at the local, district, regional and state levels and scholarships at higher levels.  The rules and regulations for the contest, the assigned topics on aspects of the Constitution, and videos of presentations by recent past winners contest can be found at the American Legion website, 222.legion.org/oratorical. 
  • Welcome to the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program online application, sponsored by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institution and GE. This program acknowledges and rewards America’s foremost young leaders who demonstrate the leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship exhibited by President Reagan throughout his life. Like President Reagan, candidates use the formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve, and pursue a life of purpose and significance, both individually and for their communities. Each year, roughly 20 Scholars will receive a $10,000 scholarship that is renewable and may be used over a period of six (6) consecutive years from the initial award date for a total award of $40,000. Scholarship America is administering this program.
    • Who is eligible? GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars candidates must:
    • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
    • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
    • be citizens of the United States of America;
    • be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2016 or spring 2017.  
  • Attention seniors interested in the University of Michigan!  The Gloria Wille Bell and Carlos R. Bell Scholarship Program supports students pursuing degrees in engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science or another related scientific field at the University of Michigan.  This scholarship is based on academic accomplishments rather than financial need.  The program will provide up to $80,000.00 over four years of undergraduate studies to students selected from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Interested students may be eligible for a paid overnight trip to visit the campus.  This trip will include airfare for the student and one parent/guardian and hotel room for one night. Interested students should visit:  www.bellscholarship.org for detailed information.
  • QuestBridge National College Match assists high achieving, low-income students receive full four year scholarships to 39 of the nation's best colleges, including Amherst, Duke,MIT, Stanford, and Yale.  Students who have excelled in school despite facing financial challenges (family of 4 earning less than $65,000.00)should fill out the online form at :  www.questbridge.org


The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school juniors, sophomores, and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, April 1st, 2017. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers 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 Spring 2017 Application. This spring session particularly targets high school juniors, but sophomores and seniors can also apply. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance and priority consideration for an overnight stay.

The attached flier provides more information about the event and instructions on how to apply online through our website.


The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Saturday, February 25th, 2017.