Scholarships & Opportunities

OPPORTUNITIES

New Dual Enrollment Course Offerings for Fall 21- 22

  • Bedford County Public Schools is excited to partner with the University of Lynchburg to offer dual enrollment education courses for fall 2021.   These courses are designed for students interested in pursuing secondary teaching as a profession.  Students will complete EDUC 110 (Human Diversity in American Schools) first semester and EDUC 210 (Foundations of Education and the Teaching Profession) second semester.  Students will earn 6 college credits and 1 high school credit.  These classes will be weighted on a 5.0 scale for high school credit as they are offered by Bedford County Public Schools.   These courses could satisfy the sequential elective requirement.  Courses will be offered in an asynchronous format and  professors will be provided by the University of Lynchburg.    

    Requirements for Eligibility:

    • High School Senior

    • Minimum GPA 3.0

    • Students must apply as a non- degree University of Lynchburg dual enrollment student. 

    Cost : Courses are offered at a reduced rate of $500 per course totaling $1000 for 6 semester hours.  

    Other Information: Minimum course registration requires 8 students in the division. 

    Students will have to obtain an University of Lynchburg Transcript 

    Opportunity: After completion of these two dual enrollment courses interested students may choose to attend the “Grow Your Own Program” at CVCC or attend the University of Lynchburg.  The “Grow Your Own'' program is a partnership with CVCC and U of L. This partnership is a way for students to save money! 

    Juniors who are interested in attending the April information session should email their school counselor.


  • The US Forest Service is currently recruiting 15-18 year old candidates for our Youth Conservation Corps – 2021 season. Attached, you’ll find information about the program and a way for candidates to apply.

  • Starting this fall, CVCC will be admitting high school students to their new Regional CTE Academy! Attached you will find the programs/certificates that will be offered through the academy as well as a breakdown of courses/tuition costs. BCPS will provide transportation and text books, but students and families will be responsible for their own tuition funds. See Career Coach, Mrs. Taylor Flynt if you are interested: taylor.flynt@bedford.k12.va.us

  • Intern at Wonder Camp with Amazement Square. More information can be found here:https://www.amazementsquare.org/summer-wondercamp
  • Sign up for the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program. Seniors, you can sign up here: cb.org/opportunity     
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
  • All paper copies of local scholarships are are located in the school counseling office file cabinet. 
  • On behalf of the RVHA (Roanoke Valley Horsemen's Association) Scholarship Committee, attached the 2021 RVHA Scholarship Application.
  • The Roanoke Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is now accepting scholarship applications from 2021 graduating seniors. See the attached letter for guidance counselors with details. The application can be found on our chapter website. All scholarships must be postmarked by April 15th, 2021. 
  • Alpha Phi Alpha - Gamma Nu Lambda Chapter Scholarship Application
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the first Greek lettered sorority incorporated for African American women, continues to pave the way in providing service to all mankind through our various community projects. It is our privilege to offer a scholarship to a deserving African American young women in our
    local community. Please find attached the application for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 2021 Gamma Iota Omega Chapter Scholarship. We will be awarding one (1) scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 to a graduating African American female student. The student should have achieved a high academic standing and also been actively involved in her community.
    A copy of the application is attached. The application can also be accessed from the Gamma Iota Omega Chapter of AKA Facebook page. The application and all supporting documents must be received electronically by May 9, 2021.
  • James H. Davis Memorial Scholarship Application for LHS Seniors.  Eligibility: All eligible applicants will meet the following criteria: A senior enrolled at Liberty High School.; Maintain an average to above average cumulative unweighted GPA; 3.0 or greater.; Accepted to a college or university.; In the fall of the next academic year, plan to attend college or university.  Please visit the scholarship link on the school counseling webpage or sign up to be a member of the senior email group by contacting Ms. Whorley at rwhorley@bedford.k12.va.us
  • Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute Scholarship was established to provide an opportunity for young people across Virginia to pursue an educational curriculum in law enforcement or criminal justice.  Any student wishing to pursue this scholarship please visit the scholarship link on the school counseling webpage or sign up to be a member of the senior email group by contacting Ms. Whorley at rwhorley@bedford.k12.va.us
  • Bedford County Farm Bureau will offer $7,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from BCPS. This is the application, it is due by May 1, 2021.
  • The 2021 Bedford Professional Women's Alice Mahone Scholarship is now live online.  The link is: http://www.bpwva.org/scholarships/. Students can apply online or download it and mail it.
  • A scholarship for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the legal field.  Here is the information and application.  Deadline is April 1.
  • The Lynchburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
    is please to offer the 2021 Elaine C. Watson Scholarship Award. The scholarship focuses on supporting local high school seniors who have aspirations to pursue a college degree after high school graduation. The eligibility and selection criteria will be based on three (3) core areas to include academics, financial need, and community service involvement.  Here is the application, and it is due by March 29th. 
  • Attached is the letter and application for the Stonecutters Widow Sons Masonic Riders Association $500.00 scholarship.
    Students may email their completed application and information to mayhew87@hotmail.com or mail is to Tony Mayhew, 2725 Wards Road, Hurt, VA 24563.
  • Centennial Scholarship – JMU awards several Centennial Scholarships to incoming freshmen and transfer students each year.  That scholarship covers Tuition & Fees along with Room & Board costs for the year.  Students must be Virginia residents and eligible for the Pell Grant to be considered.   It is renewable provided students maintain a 3.0 GPA and follow other University requirements for the scholarship. University requirements for these students can be found at: https://www.jmu.edu/centscholars/programs-undergraduate.shtml How to apply can be found at: https://www.jmu.edu/centscholars/application-process-freshman.shtml
  • James H. Davis Memorial Scholarship Application for LHS Seniors
    • Complete all parts of this application and submit it to your Guidance Counselor by April 1, 2021. (Printed applications available in guidance)
    • All eligible applicants will meet the following criteria:
      • A senior enrolled at Liberty High School.
      • Maintain an average to above average cumulative unweighted GPA; 3.0 or greater.
      • Accepted to a college or university.
      • In the fall of the next academic year, plans to attend college or university.
    • Scholarship Amount and Coverage: A one-time award of $2,000.00 will be given to each scholarship recipient. The recipient of this
      $2,000.00 award can apply funds toward tuition and fees, room, board, or books.
    • The Adam Warnalis Scholarship will be awarded to one baseball and one softball player in the amount of $500.00.  Completed applications are due April 12, 2021; find more details in the counseling office. 
  • The Montvale Run for the Wall Scholarship details can be found in the counseling office.  Students must have attended Montvale Elementary. Applications are due by March 25th.
  • Every year the Bedford County PTA Council, which is made up of representatives from all 19 schools, awards a high school senior from each of the three county schools with a $1,000 scholarship.  Attached is the scholarship application.  It is due to me on March 26, 2021.  The one caveat is that the applicant/family must be a PTA member.  They would have had to join their local school's PTA by 12/1/20. 
  • The Bedford Outdoor Sportsman Association Scholarship is now available in the counseling office.  Applications are due by April 1st.  
  • Southside Electric Cooperative’s scholarship program, the Southside Opportunity Fund, is again offering $1,000 scholarships this spring. Seniors heading to college who receive electricity from SEC at their homes are eligible to apply. The application deadline is March 26. Attached is a flier with information. More information about the scholarships and the application process can be found at www.sof.coop.
  • The 2021 Big Island Scholarship in the amount of $4000.00 is attached to this email.  Applicants must have attended Big Island Elementary School for at least one year.  Please return completed packets to Ms. Whorley by April 12, 2021. 
  • The Samantha Jeane Bittler Memorial Scholarship: Samantha Jeane Bittler, a 2006 graduate died in an automobile accident in 2007 at the age of 19. Sam was truly a remarkable young woman. She was a friend to many, she loved to travel and she had an infectious smile.  She was an athlete, she was thoughtful and she cherished her family and friends.  The Samantha Jeane Bittler Memorial Scholarship is a one-time cash award of $500.00 in celebration of her life. This scholarship will be awarded to a Liberty High School senior who exemplifies good character, honors family and friends and loves to travel.   Applicants should submit a one page paper addressing these qualities in their lives and why they should be chosen for this scholarship. Completed applications along with your one-page paper are due to Mrs. Tammy Martin, 113 Academy Street, Salem, Virginia 24153 by April 9, 2021.
  • The 2021 Joseph P. Crouch Memorial Scholarship is now available and is attached to this email.  Your Community Credit Union will provide a $1000.00 scholarship toward tuition or other related fees.  This scholarship is based on merit and citizenship of the student rather than financial need.
  • Sandra Kirby Brookshier Memorial Scholarship: Mrs. Brookshier was a dedicated teacher in the Bedford County School System for over 35 years where she impacted many students in the local community. Education was her passion, second only to her family. She was a very strong willed, loving and compassionate wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed sewing, photography and volunteering for local outreach and cancer associations throughout her community. She passed away on June 8, 2015 after losing a courageous battle with breast cancer.  As a tribute to her memory, this one time award of $1000.00 will be presented 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.  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.All completed scholarships are due by April 9, 2021 to Mr. Larry Brookshier, 1114 Pinecrest Avenue, Bedford, VA 24523.  Incomplete application packets will not be submitted to the scholarship committee.
  • The Society of the Cincinnati History Essay Contest for College Scholarship is attached to this email.  Any graduating senior who plans to attend a four year college or university in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the fall 2021 is eligible.  The Society will award scholarships of $4000.00 to $6000.00 to the authors of up to four essays.  All entries must be postmarked by by Friday, March 12, 2021.
  • The A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award is sponsored by the Exchange Club of Lynchburg, Virginia.  This award recognizes seniors who have made a dramatic change in their attitude and performance sometime during their high school years, and are now eligible for high school graduation.  These students have often overcome great physical, emotional , or social obstacles, yet few receive recognition.  Students will be selected each month and then one will be chosen as the student of the year and  will be awarded a $1500.00 scholarship.  If interested in an application, please email Ms. Whorley.
  • There are two scholarships offered through the American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) Scholarship Programs. Full details about the Programs can be viewed here: AMP Scholarship Programs.
  • The Barnard Family Health & Wellness Scholarship is due by April 15th.  Click here for information.
  • Paper applications for The Bedford Lions Club Scholarship are in the scholarship file cabinet in Ms. Whorley's office.  This scholarship is a one- time award of $1000.00 to a Liberty High School senior who plans to attend a college/university in the fall.  All completed applications are due to Ms. Whorley by April 9, 2021.
  • The 2020 Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship paper application for a Bedford County Public School female who plans to pursue a career in education is available in the scholarship file cabinet in Ms. Whorley's office.  This is a one time award of $500.00.  Application deadline is April 24, 2021.
  •  Norwich University is proud to partner with the National Science Foundation to offer new students who major in one of six STEM fields (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, neuroscience, math or physics) the opportunity to compete for a National Science Foundation-funded scholarship. Scholarships are valued up to $4,000 for a first year student, can increase in value during each successive year a student remains eligible, up to a maximum value of $10,000 per year.  Application: https://www.norwich.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/s-stem?utm_content=ScholarshipsApply&utm_campaign=Guidance&utm_source=Slate&utm_medium=email
  • The 2020-2021 Elks scholarships are now available.  The Most Valuable Student and the Legacy Awards.   Please visit www.elks.org/scholars to apply.
  • Olde Dominion Agricultural Foundation (ODAF) is excited to offer again this year a $500 scholarship to a deserving area (Bedford, Campbell, Franklin, Halifax, Henry and Pittsylvania County) youth that have need of financial assistance, are active in supporting the community in which they live, and show an eagerness to achieve through knowledge of the agricultural industry by intending to pursue post-high school course of study at either college/university or other post-secondary educational institution.  The link to the online application is: https://forms.gle/Jy5aFiyAtDcMDWtE6 The completed online application is to be submitted by Wednesday, May 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • The  Horatio Alger Scholarship provides 106 scholarships at $25,000 each. As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.  More information can be found here: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/national-scholarships/
  • VA Scholarships for High School & College Students: Scholarship Buddy Virginia. https://scholarshipbuddyvirginia.com/
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