Scholarships & Opportunities

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Low-income high school juniors who are excelling academically may apply to the QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program. The free application is now open, and the deadline for students to apply is March 21, 2018. The College Prep Scholars Program prepares high-achieving, low-income 11th graders to be admitted to the nation's best colleges, and possibly attend for free. College Prep Scholars could receive special awards, such as full scholarships to college summer programs, exclusive access to 40 top colleges at a National College Admissions Conference, all-expense-paid campus visits, and more.  For additional information, please visit:  www.questbridge.org
  • The Richmond Division of the FBI will be hosting their second annual Youth Academy, July 17-18, 2018 at the Richmond Field Office.  This two-day youth engagement program will provide a comprehensive look into today’s FBI through instruction and demonstrations at our field office.   Additional information about this opportunity can be found under the Community Outreach tab at  www.fbi.gov/richmond/ .
  • The Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps is looking for summer crew members.  Students ages 14-17 are eligible to apply for this 3 week experience.  There is a $500.00 stipend at program completion.  Application and details are available at http://bit.ly/2018YCC.  Application deadline is March 5, 2018. Paper flyers for this opportunity are in the school counseling office.
  • The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. 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 2018 Application which can be found here. 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, March 3rd, 2018.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Due to the generosity of Ash and Liz Rothlein of Warne, North Carolina, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation is pleased to offer annual scholarships to deserving students who have shown an interest in community service and giving back by helping others. These scholarships  are open to any graduating senior who has exhibited outstanding community service.  The extended the deadline to February 28, 2018. Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.
  • The Bedford County Council PTA scholarship seeks to emphasize involvement and participation in PTA/PTSA, school and community activities and programs.  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. the due date.  Application must be received by the Council Scholarship Chair no later than March 30, 2018.  Paper applications are in the school counseling office.
  • This is to announce that the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc Gamma Nu Lambda Chapter will award scholarship(s) to African American male senior students this current academic year. The application and supporting documents must be received in Lynchburg by May 1, 2018. Nominees 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.   Paper applications are located in the school counseling office.
  • The Smith Mountain Lake Harmeneers barbershop chorus is again offering vocal scholarships to graduating seniors who will attend college or a post-high school professional training school.  This year each scholarship will be in the amount of $500.  While they do not require the scholarship recipient to major or minor in music after high school, they do expect to award the scholarship to a student who meets the following criteria:
    • Participation in vocal music classes or performances while in high school;
    • Honors, awards or other recognition for vocal ability or performances;
    • A GPA of 2.5 or higher while in high school;
    • A desire to continue using his or her musical talents in some form in the future;
    • Attends an accredited university or college or an accredited post-high school professional training program this fall.
  • Radford University will be hosting a Summer Bridge Program for rising sophomore, junior, and senior high school girls interested in science, technology, and mathematics. The Summer Bridge Program is a week long residential experience where students can explore science, technology, and mathematics through classroom lessons, laboratory experiments, field experiences, and cocurricular activities. An online application can be completed at https://goo.gl/forms/drQqDr4C2Nnfi68l2.
  • 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.  Additional information is located in the scholarship cabinet in the school counseling suite.
  • The Virginia Association for Legal Professionals (VALS) is awarding two $2000.00 scholarship to seniors pursuing a career in the legal profession.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.
    Deadline for submitting the application to Roanoke is April 2, 2018.  
  • The 2018 Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship in the amount of $500.00 is awarded to one Bedford County Public School female student who will pursue a career in education.   Paper applications are in the school counseling office.  The receipt deadline to the scholarship committee is April 21, 2018.
  • The Roy Stanley Miller Charitable Foundation intends to award three one-time $2,500.00 scholarships to seniors within the WDBJ Channel 7 viewing area.  Applicants must show financial need.  One scholarship will be awarded to a  high school senior who desires to be journalism or communications major.  Two additional scholarships will be awarded to athletes.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.  All completed applications must be in the hands of the selection committee in Rocky Mount, Virginia by April 1, 2018 at 5:00PM.The Community Foundation is pleased to announce 2018 scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors, recent high school graduates and adult learners.  We have approximately 70 different scholarship funds available.  Eligibility criteria, which is unique to each scholarship, and application information can be accessed on the Foundation’s website: http://www.tcfrichmond.org/Grantseekers/Scholarship-Overview.  All applications and supporting materials must be submitted online and are due to the Foundation on or before March 1, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
  • The Barnard Family Health & Wellness Scholarship is available for seniors who have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and are intending to pursue a health-related course of study in college.  The amount of the award varies from year to year.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.  
    The postmark deadline is April 30, 2018.
  • The 2018 Run for the Wall Scholarship is available in the school counseling office.  Applicants must have attended Montvale Elementary School and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply. Completed applications are due to Ms. Whorley no later than 9:00AM on March 30, 2018.  
  • The AAUW- Bedford Branch is offering two 1 year scholarships in the amount of $1000.00 each.  These scholarships will be awarded to two graduating high school seniorl girls who reside in the town or county of Bedford.  Applicants must rank in the upper 10% of their class.  Completed applications must be postmarked no later than March 23, 2018.  Paper applications are in the school counseling office.
  • The Lynchburg Branch of the American Association of University Women is awarding 3- $3000.00 scholarships to assist women in attending a four-year college or university.  All applications must be submitted to the scholarship committee in Lynchburg by April 2, 2018.  Paper applications are available in the school counseling office.
  • The Microsoft Disability Scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors who plan to attend a school and declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing) and is with living with a disAbility (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disAbility. The amount of this renewable scholarship to be awarded is $5,000 per year, up to $20,000. Application information is online at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/microsoftdisabilityscholarship.aspx  Completed applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2018
  • To be eligible for the National Farmers Farm Kids for College Scholarship, you must:
  • EventZone  is offering three (3) or four (4) $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors pursuing a major or minor in the fine arts (music, theater, dance, visual arts). (please visit  their website at www.eventzone.org).
    Elaine C. Watson Scholarship application from the Lynchburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is available in the school counseling office. The organization 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.
  • The Beyond the Boroughs Scholarship is available to full - time high school seniors and current college students who are from low - income households. You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate participation in extracurricular activities or be employed to be eligible for this award.  The application deadline is March 15, 2018.  Application information can be found at  http://www.beyondtheboroughs.org/the-scholarship/the-application/
  • The Project Yellow Light Billboard Scholarship is in the amount of $2000.00 and is awarded to high school juniors and seniors between the ages of 14 and 20.  Students are judged based on their design for a billboard advertisement to encourage safe driving.  Applications can be found by going to http://projectyellowlight.com/ 
  • 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 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 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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