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.
  • 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 Epsilon Kappa Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority offers a $500.00 scholarship each year to a deserving African American female high school senior based on academic achievement, community service and acceptance to a two or four year college.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.  Receipt deadline in Lynchburg is May 10, 2017.
  • Gamma Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority & Ethel C. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship will be awarding two $1000.00 scholarships to a female senior who has a high academic achievement record and is active in her community.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office and must be received in Lynchburg by May 2, 2017.
  • The Bedford County Farm Bureau will offer a $1000.00 scholarship to a Liberty High School senior who is the son or daughter of a Bedford County Farm Bureau member.  Please see Ms. Whorley if you qualify.
  • The Ralph Waldron Scholarship award is for any senior who is going to study in an agriculture field.  Paper applications are in the school counseling office or the Agriculture Department.  The due date is May 1, 2017.

  • The Horatio Alger Scholarship is up to $2500.00 to applicants pursuing a career or technical education. To be eligible, applicants must: be enrolled in a career or technical degree/certificate granting program in fall 2017  & demonstrate financial need; applicants must be Pell Grant eligible
    to apply online, please visit: application.horatioalger.org
  • Paper applications for the  Insurance Professionals of Cmaentral Virginia Audrey S. Hudnall & Frank Donald Scrivener Education Scholarships are available in the school counseling office.  Completed applications are due to the scholarship commitee in Bedford no later April 28, 2017.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.