Scholarships & Opportunities


  • Eight students will be chosen by Southside Electric Cooperative to attend an all-expenses paid trip to the 2019 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington DC.  Any high school junior interested in applying for this opportunity should go to their webpage for an application.  All entry forms and essays must be received at the Cooperative's headquarters office by February 8, 2019.
  • Plans are now being made for the 2019 Engineering Mentoring Program Winter/Spring session.  For nearly 35 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.  It is a win-win-win effort, as the schools, the students and the companies benefit.   The first session is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, 2019.   Students interested in participating should see Ms. Whorley for a permission form.
  • There will be an upcoming STEM Academy Information Session for 2019 scheduled on February 7th from 6:00 -8:00pm in Merritt Hall.on the CVCC-Lynchburg campus.  The session is for students and their families to learn more about the STEM Academy and  meet with the instructors. There is more information in the school counseling office.
  • 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 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. 
  • The 2019 Beacon Credit Union Scholarship is available on their website to students who are members or who have a parent who is a member of the Beacon Credit Union.  
  • Do you know a student who is not afraid to be themselves? We are looking for fun and unique candidates for our Flavorful Futures Scholarship. Sparkling Ice® is awarding FIVE $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures.The deadline is approaching soon! Applications are due by February 15, 2019 and winners will be announced in Spring 2019. Apply now at
  • Southside Electric Cooperative is offering a $1000.00 scholarship.  Students should visit  The deadline is February 8, 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 Elks National Oratorical Contest application is in the school counseling office.  completed applications are due on or before January 17, 2019.  the first place winner will receive a $1500.00 scholarship.
  • The 2019 Virginia Mayflower Society Scholarship is available in the school counseling office.  Applicants will be judged on academic record, resume and predominately their essay.  The receipt deadline is March 20, 2019.
  • 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 Ash and Liz Rothlein Spirit of D-Day Scholarship is available in the school counseling office.   Between four to six needs-based scholarships will be awarded to students for the 2018-2019 school year. Each scholarship will be between $1,000 to $2,000 each. To qualify for a scholarship, a student must demonstrate strong financial need (based on family income and number of dependents), have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or better, and have a clearly defined career goal. Demonstrated leadership roles, community service, and job experience are also considered. The receipt deadline is February 22, 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:
  • Submit a 1,000-word essay describing an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917. Win up to $10,000 in scholarship money and a chance to attend the 2019 Profile in Courage Award Ceremony. The deadline for submission is January 18, 2019.  Additional information:
  • The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program honors the legacy and character of our nation's 40th President by rewarding college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Through the generous support of GE, this national program annually awards $10,000 renewable scholarships to numerous students.  Awards from the foundation range from $1000.00 to $10,000.00.  Applicants may start applying online starting December 17, 2018 through February 22,2019.  To be eligible for this award, applicants 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  Application can be found online at:
  • The 2019 Ron Brown Scholarship is now available .  This scholarship is for African American seniors who excel academically and exhibit exceptional leadership. Ron Brown scholars are awarded $40,000.00 over 4 years ($10,000.00 a year) Applicants may download the scholarship application by going to:  The final postmark date deadline is January 9, 2018.
  • 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: 
  • 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 Scholarship 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 aviation 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 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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