Scholarships & Opportunities

OPPORTUNITIES

  • The Cornerstone Summer Institute is a week-long summer camp at the University of Virginia where high school students learn about slavery and its legacies by exploring the University, Charlottesville, and area landmarks. The camp provides rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the opportunity to engage in historical investigation, archaeological excavation, and community engagement in order to learn and develop thinking skills that will prepare them for success in college and beyond. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until April 22, 2019. Some financial aid is available for students with demonstrated need. To find the application and learn more, click: http://slavery.virginia.edu/cornerstone-summer-institute/ 
  • Virginia Tech is committed to diversity among our student body. To achieve this goal, we are offering several programs focused on building student populations from different backgrounds. Please pass this information along to any students who may be interested at your school, we'd love to welcome them to campus!
    • Native@VT Powwow
      Saturday, April 6, Graduate Life Center Lawn
      A celebration of the spirit of Native Cultures, open to all.
      facebook page for Native@VT | flyer
    • Black College Institute
      Three sessions during the summer, Blacksburg
      The Black College Institute is a 5-day academic summer enrichment program inviting talented, high achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and seniors from Virginia and abroad. 
      website | flyer
    • Hispanic College Institute
      In partnership with Valhen, this program empowers Latinx students in the Commonwealth of Virginia with the tools to succeed in high school, college, and beyond. 
      website | flyer (English) | flyer (Spanish)
    • STEMability
      Fun and engaging summer camps to serve, train, empower, and mentor high school students with disabilities while exposing them to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
      website
  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking submissions for its 2019 essay contest. Students are invited to consider and share their thoughts on the question: “How has the right to freedom of speech established for public school students in the Supreme Court case of Tinker v. Des Moines evolved in the 50 years since it was decided?” The contest is open to all students currently in grades 9 through 12 from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Essays are limited to 1,000 words and must be submitted by April 15, 2019.  For additional information and instructions on how to submit an essay, visit www.ca4.uscourts.gov/essay-contest-2019. 
  • A site to help students prep for ACT, SAT, STEM MCAT and some others: https://www.march2success.com/main/courses
  • Are you a senior who is interested in working with the CIA after undergraduate school?  There is a tuition assistance scholarship of up to $18,000.00 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees and books.  For additional information regarding qualifications and ways to apply, please visit https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities or contact Erica, the CIA Student Programs Outreach Coordinator via email ERICAWB@ucia.gov.
  • Students who are interested in applying to Liberty University can use this link to have application fees waived:  http://refer.lu/jodihoisington
  • The ACT Scholarship Giveaway for Sophomores & Juniors: One lucky student will win a $40,000 Scholarship + a bonus $5,000 Tech Package.  Eligible sophomores and juniors that register for the April, June, or July, 2019 US national test date (and opt-in to the giveaway during registration) has a chance to win the scholarship. It's just that easy! Eligible students may also enter by mail. Go to act.org/ACTScholarshipGiveaway to learn more. 
  • The Richmond Division is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Richmond Teen Academy. The FBI Richmond Teen Academy is a two-day program that allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI through blocks of instruction and demonstrations at the field office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cyber, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Please note the program size is limited.  To apply: https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/richmond-teen-academy-application-2019.pdf/view  Deadline is May 1, 2019.
  • The Armenian Education Center is pleased to announce an essay question contest, which will award a $1000.00 scholarship to one Virginia high school student.  The essay is open to grades 9-12.    Please visit www.armenian-edicationcenter.org for more information.  The email deadline is April 17, 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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 Gamma Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sororityis offering two scholarships.  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the first Greek-lettered sorority incorporated for African American women.   Completed applications are due by April 12, 2019.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.
  • Paper applications for the 2019 Mr. Jim whorley Scholarship are available in the school counseling office.  Two $500.00 scholarships will be awarded:  One will be awarded to a female student- athlete and one to a male student-athlete.  The application deadline is April 12, 2019.
  • Seniors whose primary residence gets power from Southside Electric Cooperative and who will be entering his or her first semester of college or trade/technical school this fall are eligible to apply to the Southside Opportunity Fund..  Scholarships are in the amount of either $1,000 or $2,000.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.  Completed applications must be postmarked no later than March 29, 2019.
  • The Virginia School Counselor Asociation (VSCA ) is offering a $1000.00 scholarship to a high school senior who writes the winning essay about a school counselor (past or present) who has made a positive difference in their lives.  Seniors should go to the VSCA website:  http://www.vsca.org/
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity chapters at six universities in Virginia are offering $10,000 in scholarships to incoming freshmen men at the following schools for the 2019-20 academic year. Scholarships range from $500 to $1000.
  • To qualify for the Balanced Man Scholarship, incoming students must submit an online application at sigep.org/virginia, and enroll full time at one of  six universities for the fall 2019 term. Though deadlines vary by school, there is an early application deadline of June 1st, 2019. 
  • The paper application for the 2019 Home Builders Association of Central Virginia annual scholarship program is available in the school counseling office. As a way to strengthen the community and assist in the education of the next generation the Home Builders Association of Central Virginia maintains a scholarship program designed to directly benefit the children and grandchildren of the employees of our 125-plus member companies. Four Annual scholarships, each between $750 and $1,000, are awarded on a competitive basis to students who demonstrate a commitment to academics, leadership capabilities and an entrepreneurial spirit. Financial need is also a consideration.  All completed applications are due April 10, 2019
  • AAUW_Lynchburg Branch is offering three $3000.00 scholarships.  The recipient will be a woman from Central Virginia attending or planning to attend an undergraduate four year college or university.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.  Application receipt date is April 1, 2019
  • The 2019 Insurance Professional of Central Virginia Audrey S. Hudnall Memorial Scholarship and the Frank Donald Scrivener Memorial Scholarships are available in the school counseling office. Applicants for this scholarship should be well rounded but most of all show financial need. All completed applications must be received no later than March 29, 2019.  
  • The paper application of the 2019 Harry Schickling Scholarship is available in the school counseling office.  This scholarship will be awarded to a senior who plans on pursuing a career in manufacturing and attends CVCC.  This award is for $1000.00 per semester.  The receipt deadline to the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is May 1, 2019.
  • The 2019 Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship is available online to seniors who interested in pursuing a career & technical program after high school graduation.  An online application is available at:   application.horatioalger.org
  • The 2019 Crandall and Katt, Attorneys at Law Academic Scholarship information is available in the school counseling office.  To enter, the applicant must submit a 300-word minimum essay addressing this question:  "What will the legal future hold for driver-less cars that are involved in accidents?"  This scholarship is in the amount of $500.00 .  Deadline to submit electronically is May 17, 2019
  • Paper applications for the 2019  Bedford County Council PTA scholarship are available in the school counseling office.  The Council scholarship is open to Bedford County High School graduating seniors seeking to attend a 4-year, 2-year or technical/trade school degree program.   Applicants must be a member of their local high school PTA/PTSA by December 1st of the current school year. 
    This is a one time award of $1,000.00.  Completed applications must be received by the council scholarship chair no later than April 1, 2019. 
  • The paper application for the 2019 Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship is available in the school counseling office. This scholarship is a  one-time $500.00 award to a Bedford County Public School  female planning to pursue a career in the field of education.  
     Application deadline is April 26. 
  • The Marocchi Memorial Scholarship goes each year to two graduating Virginia seniors who plan to attend a Virginia college or university in the fall, and who plan to participate in that school’s ROTC program (any branch). This scholarship is worth $2,500 towards tuition for each recipient.  Scholarship information is available at  http://vawarmemorial.org/scholarships This year’s deadline is Sunday, April 14.
  • The 2019 Elaine C. Watson Scholarship application from the Lynchburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is in the school counseling office. They 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.  All completed applications must be received in Lynchburg by March 30, 2019.
  • The 2019 Katie Higgins Memorial Scholarship will award a $2,000 Scholarship.
    • The student must be a resident of Virginia and born with a cleft
    • The student must be registered to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution
    • The student must submit a 500 word essay explaining why he/she deserves to be awarded the scholarship.
    • Please go to : http://www.virginia-smiles.org  for the electronic application and additional information 
  • Each year the Blue Ridge Council of Teachers of Mathematics awards a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who intends to pursue a career in mathematics education.  The scholarship is renewable for 3 years for a total award of $2000 providing the student is in good academic standing.
    Students who wish to be considered for the scholarship can submit their application at https://brctm.org/.   All the requirements are listed on the scholarship page of the website.
  • 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. Paper applications are in the school counseling office.  Receipt date in Roanoke is April 15, 2019.
  • The 2019 Beacon Credit Union Scholarship is available in the school counseling office.  Any Beacon Credit Union graduating high school member or child of a member , in good standing six(6) months or more prior to the deadline with a minimum GPA of 2.5 may apply.  Five scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2000.00 each.  The application deadline is April 9, 2019.
  • RVLSA, the association for legal professionals, is pleased to be able to offer a $1500.00 scholarship to a deserving senior who is interested in furthering his/her education in the legal field. The application deadline is April 1, 2019 and paper applications are available in the school counseling office.
    The Caring.com scholarship is available to student caregivers.  This scholarship is in the amount of $1000.00.  Applicants must submit a 500-word essay or a 2-3 minute video addressing a topic related to  eldercare.  Please visit caring.com for more information.
  • The paper copy of the 2019 Barnard Family Health & Wellness Scholarship is available in the school counseling office.  This scholarship will be awarded to one or two graduating seniors who intend to pursue a health-related course of study.  Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.  The personal essay topic is:  What has caused your passion in the health and wellness field and what specifically would you like to accomplish in the field of health and wellness? Postmark deadline for the application is April 15, 2019.
  • The Bedford County Farm Bureau will offer $7000.00 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Bedford County Public Schools.  One scholarship will be awarded to a son or daughter of a Bedford County Farm Bureau member.  Additional scholarships will be awarded to students who plan to pursue a degree in agriculture.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.
  • Each year, Bedford Professional Women’s Organization offers the $2,000.00 Alice Mahone Scholarship to a graduating male or female senior from one of the three Bedford County high schools. To be considered, students must demonstrate both financial need and academic achievement.  Students can apply online at http://www.bpwva.org/alice-mahone-scholarship/.  They can also download the PDF at http://www.bpwva.org/scholarships/, complete the paper copy, and mail it in.  Post mark date is Match 29, 2019 
  • The will also offer a $1000.00 award from the Southside Opportunity Fund.  The deadline for this is March 29, 2019.  For more information go to www.sof.coopThe Virginia Aviation Business Association has announced another wonderful opportunity. The 2019 Charles J. Colgan Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 is awarded to a well deserving Virginia resident High School, Technical School Senior or College/University Undergraduate who is pursuing an aviation related career at an accredited institution. The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution in the name of the awardee. Paper applications are in the school counseling office.  The deadline for 2019 submissions is Friday, April 12, 2019.  
  • The 2019 Run for the Wall scholarship is available in the school counseling office.  Applicants must have attended Montvale Elementary School.  completed applications and essays are due to Ms. Whorley by March 29, 2019.
  • The 2019 Bedford Lions Club paper application is now available in the school counseling office.  This one time award is in the amount of $1000.00.  completed applications are due to Ms. Whorley on April 9, 2019 by 3:00PM.
  • The 2019 Big Island Scholarship is now available in the school counseling office.  Senior applicants must have attended big Island Elementary for at least one year.  Completed applications are due to Ms. Whorley on April 9, 2019.
  • The 2019 Sandra Kirby Brookshier Memorial Scholarship is available in the counseling office.  this scholarship is a one time award for $1000.00.  Applicants must have attended Bedford Middle School grades 6-8  and remained in the Liberty High School zone for grades 9-12.  Completed applications are due to Ms. Whorley on April 9, 2019.
  • 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.  Applicants will submit completed applications with a one page paper on a personal experience that involved courage to Ms. Whorley in the school counseling office by April 9, 2019.
  • The Event Zone Student Scholarship is available in the school counseling office. It is a one time award of $1000.00 to a senior planning further study with a MINOR or MAJOR in the fine arts: MUSIC, DANCE, THEATRE, SCULPTURE, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, DRAWING.  Application deadline is April 15, 2019.  
  • The 2019 Dotcom-Monitor Women in Computing Scholarship is an annual award of $1000.00.  This scholarship is open to female seniors who will declare a STEM major in college.  The application deadline is April 1, 2019.  Please visit the website for the scholarship application and essay.  Please visit:https://www.loadview-testing.com/scholarship/
  • 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.  Scholar Snapp: https://info.scholarsnapp.org/about 
  • 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 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.
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