School Independent Scholarships & Contests

The scholarship list of school-independent scholarships is below important information.  Read the important information at least once!

Scholarships are updated weekly with newsletter updates.

  • Check with Mrs. Ishii in the Career Center for additions. Parents and students are reminded to check with schools as well as the Career Center for school-specific scholarships.

  • Only scholarship information sent to W.T. Woodson is listed here. Check early. Many excellent scholarships have early due dates.

  • Parents and students are encouraged to plan ahead. Many scholarship applications cannot be completed quickly. Many applications require attachments from several sources.

  • Family Connection has a great scholarship list!! Look under the"Colleges" tab, Scholarship List. Check it out every week too.

  • Check out the listing provided by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.  It posts a number of scholarships offered by local businesses and organizations.  Visit www.cfnova.org/page10003427.cfm

  • Always remember to check with the colleges to which you are applying for scholarship opportunities. These are often found under the financial aid section of a college website.

IMPORTANT Cautions

Neither W.T. Woodson, FCPS, nor the administrators, teachers, or staff of Woodson or FCPS are endorsing any of the listed scholarships.  The information is only offered for your convenience.  Families are responsible for ensuring a scholarship is appropriate for their student(s).  Note other cautions that follow.

Some agencies offering scholarships ask for social security numbers. Use extreme caution when providing a social security number. Although winners may have to provide it to be awarded the scholarship, you should NOT have to provide a social security number in an application. A compromise may be to provide your last 4 digits: XXX-XX-1234.

Many applications are now behind a required, online registration. Parents need to check to ensure the application is appropriate for their student(s) prior to completing/submitting. We are unable to register for these scholarships to discover everything in the application. We cannot check what we cannot see.

If you or your parents feel a scholarship asks too many personal questions or will share too much about you online if you win, you may want to look at other scholarships.

Some scholarship sponsors take ownership (copyright) of all applicant's work.  This means you cannot use the work without written permission from the scholarship sponsor.  Be sure you check for this possibility.  Know what you are giving away.

School Independent Scholarship List

Due:

Ongoing

Awd:

varies
CHILDREN OF FALLEN PATRIOTS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

Rolling deadline (ignore posted deadline

Awd:

2 ea - $5,000
  • Dependent/immediate relative of medical transport crewmember who lost their life to an air medical or critical care transport accident;
  • U.S. legal resident;
  • Accepted to or attending accredited U.S. 4-yr college/U or vo-tech school;
  • Academics;
  • Need;
  • Community Service;
  • Transcript;
  • Essay (300 words);
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://www.medevacfoundation.org
MEDEVAC FOUNDATION CHILDREN'S SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Due:

16 Feb

Awd:

$1,000 -  $3,000

  • Dependent (≤ 23 yrs) of active duty, reserve, guard, retired or family of deceased military personnel;
  • Reside in Metro DC (dependent or sponsor);
  • Plan to attend 2- or 4-yr college/U or vo/tech sch in 18-19 academic year;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Community Service
  • Leadership;
  • Academics, Honors/awards
  • Essay NTE 750 words;
  • Certification letter;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Transcript;
  • Proof of residency in greater Washington DC area;
  • Proof of dependency;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.belvoirosc.org/scholarships.html
BELVOIR OFFICERS’ SPOUSES’ CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

16 Feb

Awd:

$5,000
  • GPA 3.0 or above;
  • Need (EFC = $1,500 or less);
  • Community service;
  • Essay (≤ 350 words);
  • Personal statement optional;
  • Tests scores;
  • Activities/experience;
  • 2 recommendations;
  • Transcript;
  • Test Scores;
  • Copy of SAR (from FAFSA);
  • Finalist interview;
  • Permission to use name, likeness, HS, school and college history in presentations/publications;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41221-College-Access-Fairfax
COLLEGE ACCESS FAIRFAX– BLOOMQUIST FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

16 Feb

Awd:

$2,500
  • Senior;
  • Started FCPS in HeadStart or FECP;
  • Continued in grades 9 – 12 mostly in FCPS;
  • Plan 2- or 4-yr post-secondary study;
  • Essay;
  • Activities/experience;
  • Transcript;
  • Test Scores;
  • Permission to use name, likeness, HS, school and college history in presentations/publications;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41215-College-Access-Fairfax
COLLEGE ACCESS FAIRFAX– CRAYONS TO CAREERS SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

16 Feb

Awd:

$1,000
  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • Completed  Board of Review for Eagle Scout by 15 Feb 2018;
  • GPA 3.0 or above;
  • Need (EFC ≤ $2,500);
  • Essay (≤ 250 words);
  • Personal statement optional;
  • Activities/experience;
  • 2 recommendations;
  • Tests scores;
  • Transcript;
  • Copy of SAR (from FAFSA);
  • Permission to use name, likeness, HS, school and college history in presentations/publications;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41223-College-Access-Fairfax:
COLLEGE ACCESS FAIRFAX– EAGLE SCOUT SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

16 Feb

Awd:

$2,000
  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • GPA 3.0 or above;
  • Plan to education major (priority to History or Social Studies future teacher);
  • Essay (≤ 300 words);
  • Personal statement optional;
  • Activities/experience;
  • 2 recommendations;
  • Transcript;
  • Tests scores;
  • Copy of SAR (from FAFSA);
  • Permission to use name, likeness, HS, school and college history in presentations/publications;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41224-College-Access-Fairfax:
COLLEGE ACCESS FAIRFAX– JAMES H. DILLARD, II SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

16 Feb

Awd:

$2,000-$8,000

Renewable to $20,000
  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • Turned academics around from C’s & D’s to A’s and B’s;
  • No minimum GPA;
  • Plan to pursue 4 yr. degree in business, healthcare, STEM, or other professional field;
  • Need (EFC≤ $5,000);
  • Essay (≤ 250 words);
  • Personal statement optional;
  • Activities/experience;
  • 2 recommendations;
  • Transcript;
  • Tests scores;
  • Copy of SAR (from FAFSA);
  • Permission to use name, likeness, HS, school and college history in presentations/publications;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41225-College-Access-Fairfax
COLLEGE ACCESS FAIRFAX– KENDRICK NEW TRAJECTORY SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

16 Feb

Awd:

Two

$1,000
COLLEGE ACCESS FAIRFAX– LAST DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIPS

Due:

16 Feb

Awd:

Two $2,500
  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • GPA 3.0 or above;
  • Need (EFC= $5,000 or less);
  • 1st in family to attend college;
  • Community service;
  • Essay (≤ 250 words);
  • Personal statement optional;
  • Activities/experience;
  • 2 recommendations;
  • Transcript;
  • Tests scores;
  • Copy of SAR (from FAFSA);
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41226-College-Access-Fairfax
COLLEGE ACCESS FAIRFAX– LESLIE KENT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

16 Feb

Awd:

$1,000
  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • GPA 3.0 or above;
  • Acceptance at 4- yr. accredited U.S. college/U;
  • Demonstrate (1 of 3): 1 yr. Arabic at FCPS, OR organizing social service events OR activities in public service/civic activism;
  • Essay (≤ 300 words);
  • Personal statement optional;
  • Activities/experience;
  • 2 recommendations;
  • Transcript;
  • Tests scores;
  • Copy of SAR (from FAFSA);
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41217-College-Access-Fairfax
COLLEGE ACCESS FAIRFAX– SHARIFA ALKHATEEB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

16 Feb or when 100 apps submitted

Awd:

$5,000 ea (3 per each branch of service)

  • Senior;
  • Dependent of active duty, reserve, national guard, or retiree w/ valid commissary privileges;
  • Unweighted 3.5 or better GPA;
  • Plan to attend accredited college/U;
  • Leadership;
  • Statement of goals;
  • Financial need;
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendation;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/militarycommanders/
MILITARY COMMANDERS’ SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Due:

16 Feb

Awd:

700 awards; $2,000, renewable

  • Under 23 years;
  • Military dependent;
  • Enrolled in DEERS w/ dependent military ID;
  • Plan to enroll full-time fall 2017 at accredited college/U, 2- 4-yr towards bachelors;
  • Senors w/ 3.0 or above GPA;
  • Essay NTE 500 words;
  • Transcript;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Awards/honors;
  • Work experience;
  • Sponsor signature on application;
  • Found in Family Connection and @
  • www.militaryscholar.org
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN

Due:

17 Feb

Awd:

Varies

  • Senior:
  • Female;
  • African American;
  • Resident of Fairfax County;
  • GPA 3.0 or better;
  • Leadership;
  • Community Service
  • Resume;
  • Essay;
  • Recommendation;
  • Transcript;
  • Interview for finalists;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://www.fcacdst.org/scholarship-application
DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY- FAIRFAX ALUMNAE CHAPTER

Due in the Career Center:

20 Feb

Awd:

$500

  • Virginia senior;
  • 2-yr experience on school publication staff or community/professional publication equivalent;
  • Plan accredited college/U & major in journalism;
  • Leadership;
  • Writing skills;
  • Design aptitude;
  • Creativity;
  • Organization/industry/teamwork;
  • Character;
  • Essay (1 page);
  • Journalism resume;
  • Writing samples (2);
  • Recommendation;
  • Photo;
  • NOTE:  Requires Social Security Number
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://www.vhsl.org/scholarships/ - Resources;
COL. CHARLES E. SAVEDGE SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

20 Feb

Awd:

Up to $12,500;

Renewable 4 years (up to $50,000)
  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Parent/guardian have or had career in financial services industry;
  • GPA 3.5 or above and class rank in top 20%;
  • Plan to enroll full time at accredited U.S. college/U;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Essay (≤ 500 words);
  • Applicant appraisal by counselor or teacher;
  • Transcript;
  • ACT / SAT scores;
  • Financial Statement;
  • Financial need (Family financial information);
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.gordonrich.org
GORDON A. RICH (GAR) MEMORIAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Due:

21 Feb

Awd:

$1,000-$7,000

VIRGINIA STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION (VSGA) VIP SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

23 Feb

Awd:

Three $10,000 in VA, One $20,000 overall
  • Grades 9 – 12;
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident;
  • Essay;
  • All submissions become intellectual property of Junior Achievement to use and republish as JA wishes;
  • Found at http://www.myja.org/essay/:
2017 JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT ESSAY COMPETITION **CONTEST**

RECEIVED BY:

23 Feb

Awd:

Multiple $400 - $1,500
  • Senior;
  • Female;
  • African-American;
  • Accepted full-time at accredited 4 yr. college/U;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Community involvement;
  • Essay;
  • (Optional Need, both merit & need-based schol)
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Awardees attend official function 21 April;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.omicronthetazeta.org/#!otz-scholarship-fund/c5jg
OMICRON THETA ZETA SCHOLARSHIP

Due in the Career Center:

26 Feb

Awd: 19 ea $1,500

  • Senior;
  • Participate in 1 or more VHSL activities;
  • Won at least one varsity letter (or academic equivalent);
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Essay (NTE 500 words);
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Photo;
  • NOTE: Requjires Social Security Number
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://www.vhsl.org/scholarships/ - Resources;
ALL STATE /VHSL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Due:

26 Feb

Awd:

Multiple up to $1,000

GILDER LEHRMAN CIVIL WAR ESSAY *CONTEST*

Due in the Career Center:

26 Feb

Awd: 2 @ $1,000

  • Senior;
  • Plan to study medicine or allied health at college/U/trade school;
  • Participate in 1 or more VHSL activities
  • Promotion of good citizenship or sportsmanship;
  • Community Service;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Essay (500 – 1,000 words);
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.vhsl.org/scholarships
VITO PERRIELLO CITIZENSHIP AWARD

Due:

28 Feb

Awd:

varies

  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • Dependent of AES club member & sponsor, parent, or legal guardian who is U.S. Army Engineer (active duty, reserve/national guard, retired or deceased) or current Department of the Army employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Plan to attend college/U, technical, or vocational school;
  • Extracurriculars
  • Essay (300-400 words);
  • Transcript;
  • SAT/ACT scores;
  • Photocopy proof of dependency;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.armyengineerspouses.com/army-engineer-memorial-awards-aema.html
ARMY ENGINEERS SPOUSES’ CLUB, ARMY ENGINEER MEMORIAL AWARD

Due:

28 Feb

Awd:

varies
  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • Dependent of AES club member & sponsor, parent, or legal guardian who is U.S. Army Engineer (active duty, reserve/national guard, retired or deceased) or current Department of the Army employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Plan to pursue nursing degree or certification @ accredited college or professional tech school;
  • Extracurriculars
  • Essay (300-400 words);
  • SAT/ACT scores;
  • Transcript;
  • Photocopy sponsor’s military ID;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.armyengineerspouses.com/army-engineer-memorial-awards-aema.html
ARMY ENGINEERS SPOUSES’ CLUB, NURSING SCHOLARSHIP, GERALDINE MORRIS AWARD

Due:

28 Feb

Awd:

$5,000

  • Senior;
  • Dependent of Service member (active duty, Reserves, or National Guard);
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident;
  • Academic excellence;
  • Values;
  • Actions/leadership in community;
  • Transcript;
MILITARY NETWORK SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

28 Feb

Awd: Multiple awards - $1,000+

  • Senior;
  • Minority;
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area resident;
  • Plan to attend 2- or 4-year accredited college/U;
  • Academic achievement;
  • Community involvement;
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Leadership;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Statement of financial need;
  • Transcript;
  • ACT/SAT scores;
  • Counselor section;
  • Photo;
  • Awards banquet 28 April;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://dcnnoa.org/
NATIONAL NAVAL OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION (DCNNOA) DC CHAPTER

Due:

28 Feb

Awd:

$500

  • Senior;
  • Family with Alexandria address;
  • Understand business responsibility to community;
  • Recommendation (1);
  • Leadership;
  • Community service;
  • Transcript;
  • Essay (NTE 500 words);
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.otacnetworking.com/
PETER WILLIAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

**NEW!!

Due:

28 Feb

Awd:

20 ea Unmet need & mentorship up to 5 yrs

  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident;
  • 3.5 or better GPA;
  • Pell-grant eligible;
  • Plan 4-yr accredited, U.S. not-for-profit college/U;
  • Top 10% of class;
  • Rigorous coursework;
  • Leadership;
  • Extracurriculars/community involvement;
  • ACT/SAT scores;
  • Reference;
  • Two essays;
  • Semifinalists send SAR, copy of financial aid award letter, transcript;
  • Finalists send 2 essays & evaluations;
  • Found in Family Connection & @ https://www.wfalfp.org
WELLS FARGO ACADEMIC LEADERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Due:

1 Mar

Awd:

Multiple; Up to $3,500

  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • Eligible USAF dependent (active duty, reserve, guard, retired, MIA/POW, deceased officer or enlisted member of the USAF);
  • 3.25 or better GPA;
  • Plan to attend an accredited college/U fall ‘18;
  • Activities/Leadership/Awards;
  • Essay (250 - 500 words);
  • Transcript;
  • ACT/SAT scores;
  • Recommendation;
  • High School Counselor Signature Page;
  • Certification letter;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://www.afoscdc.com/scholarships.html;
AIR FORCE OFFICER’S SPOUSES’ CLUB OF WASHINGTON, DC

Due:

1 Mar

Awd:

Up to $1,500

ALPHA PHI ALPHA JEWEL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 Mar

Awd:

$2,500 renewable

  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • African American, Native American, and Hispanic/Latino students;
  • Planning to major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, environmental science, food science, forensic science, etc;
  • GPA 3.0 or better;
  • Transcript;
  • SAT/ACT score report;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • FAFSA;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars.html
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Due:

1 Mar

Awd:

$2,000

  • Senior;
  • Dependent (≤22 yrs) of U.S. Navy sailor (active, retired, honorably discharged, or deceased);
  • Planning to pursue a 1st degree at a 4-yr college/U in U.S.;
  • Proof of dependency;
  • Essays;
  • Recommendations (3);
  • Transcript;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://www.anchorscholarship.com/scholarships.html
ANCHOR SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Due:

1 Mar

Awd:

$5,000 renewable up to $20,000
  • Senior;
  • African American/African descent;
  • GPA 3.3 or better;
  • Plan 4-yr college/U in fall ‘18;
  • Plan engineering, IT, or select business major;
  • Passion for technology;
  • Leadership;
  • Financial need;
  • Resume;
  • Essays (250 & 500 words);
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Transcript;
  • Picture;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspx
BLACKS AT MICROSOFT (BAM) AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 Mar

Awd:

One $2,500

Nine $1,000

  • Senior;
  • Attending Fairfax County Public School;
  • Proof of acceptance at accredited college/university, junior college, or vocational school;
  • Community service in Fairfax County;
  • Required to attend Celebrate Fairfax Salute on 6 June;
  • Essay, 250-500 words;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://celebratefairfax.com/scholarships/
CELEBRATE FAIRFAX COMMUNITY SPIRIT SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 Mar

Awd:

Up to $12,500 for associate degree;

Up to $25,000 for bachelor degree
  • Senior;
  • “DREAMer” (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – those who came to U.S. when under 16 & U.S. high school graduates lacking legal status); 
  • Graduating from high school or GED spring ‘18;
  • Unweighted 2.5 or better GPA;
  • Plan to enroll 1st time, full-time in Dream.US Partner College fall ‘18;
  • Several essays (NTE 250 words);
  • Recommendation;
  • DACA or TPS application or approval letter;
  • Transcript;
  • Financial need & documents;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.thedream.us
THE DREAM.US SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 Mar

Awd:

$300, $500, $1500

FOREIGN POLICY ASSOCIATION ESSAY/ VIDEO **CONTEST**

**NEW!!

Due:

1 Mar

Awd:

$2,000, renewable for 3 yrs to total of $8,000

  • Senior;
  • 2.5 or better GPA;
  • Will attend a VA college/U;
  • Academics;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Good character;
  • Transcript;
  • ACT/SAT test scores;
  • Recommendations (3);
  • Basic family financial info;
  • Found in Family Connection:
GRANVILLE P. MEADE SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 Mar

Awd:

 $500

HAMILTON RELAY SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 Mar

Awd:

One $500 grant for HS Senior

Two $1,000 prizes;

 

  • Senior or college student;
  • U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of Arab descent;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Resume;
  • Community service;
  • Two recommendations;
  • Essay (NTE 700 words);
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.aaiusa.org/scholarships_aai
HELEN ABBOTT COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Due:

1 Mar

Awd:

Need based - $7,500 /yr., (renewable up to $30K)

Merit - $1,500 - $10,000/yr. (Renewable up to $40K)

  • Senior;
  • Child of active/reserve/veteran/ wounded or killed in service as Marine or Navy who served in a U.S. Marine unit;
  • 2.0 or better GPA;
  • Plan to pursue 2- 4- year college/U in fall ‘18;
  • Transcript;
  • Need (family AGI not over $98,000);
  • Copy of tax form;
  • Documentation of parent’s military service;
  • Photo;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://mcsf.scholarshipapps.org/process.cfm;
MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Due:

1 Mar

Awd:

$2,000, renewable @ $2,500
  • Senior;
  • Plan to study journalism at 4-yr college/U;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Journalism samples (up to 5);
  • Description of HS journalism;
  • Essay (500 words);
  • Recommendations (3);
  • Transcript;
  • FAFSA copy;
  • College acceptance letter;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://www.press.org/about/scholarships/diversity
NATIONAL PRESS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FOR JOURNALISM DIVERSITY

Due:

1 Mar

Awd:

$5000
  • Senior;
  • GPA 3.0 or better;
  • Plan 4-yr college/U
  • Plan journalism career;
  • 3 work samples;
  • Recommendations (3);
  • Transcript;
  • Copy college acceptance;
  • FAFSA copy;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.press.org/about/scholarships/zimmerman
RICHARD G. ZIMMERMAN JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 Mar

Awd:

$500-10,000
  • Senior;
  • Plan to study geophysics at 4-yr college/U fall ’18;
  • Above average grades;
  • Transcripts;
  • Recommender contact info (2)
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://seg.org/Scholarships
SEG FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 Mar

Awd:

$1,000 - $5,000

  • Active Boy or Girl Scouts who have received Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venture Summit Award, or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award;
  • 15yr or older;
  • In high school;
  • Practical citizenship;
  • Community service record;
  • Resume;
  • Scouting record;
  • Recommendations(3);
  • Photo;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/scout-of-the-year
VFW SCOUT OF THE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP

**NEW!!

Received By:

4 pm, 2 Mar

Awd:

Eight @ $3,000

INOVA FAIR OAKS AUXILIARY HEALTH CARE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Due:

2 March

Awd:

$500

  • Senior;
  • Planning a career in mathematics education;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendation;
  • Essay (≤ 200 words);
NORTHERN VIRGINIA COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS ANNA HARALAMPUS SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

2 Mar

Awd:

$1,000

  • Senior;
  • Female;
  • Family must be registered members of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Alexandria, VA;
  • Attend high school;
  • GPA 3.0 or above;
  • Plan to 2-, 4-yr. college/U, or trade school;
  • Essay (250-500 words);
  • Recommendation from priest or current teacher attesting to moral character;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://stlawrencealex.org/
ST. LAWRENCE COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

**NEW!!

Received by:

3 Mar

Awd:

Five @ $2,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • Under 24 years;
  • Will be full-time @ accredited college/U fall of 2018;
  • Dedicated student;
  • Community involvement;
  • Strong academics;
  • Achievement;
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Financial need;
  • Essay (1,000 + words);
  • Transcript;
  • ACT/SAT test scores;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Parent/guardian tax return copy;
  • Found in Family Connection $ @ www.ccssm.coop/scholarships.php:
CCSSM SCHOLARSHIP

**NEW!!

Received by:

3 Mar

Awd:

$2,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • Under 24 years;
  • Will be full-time @ accredited college/U fall of 2018;
  • Dedicated student;
  • Leadership/involvement in government &/or student relations;
  • Community involvement;
  • Strong academics;
  • Achievement;
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Financial need;
  • Essay (1,000 + words);
  • Transcript;
  • ACT/SAT test scores;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Parent/guardian tax return copy;
  • Found in Family Connection $ @ www.ccssm.coop/scholarships.php:
CCSSM BELVA ROBERTS LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

**NEW!!

Received by:

3 Mar

Awd:

$2,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • 24 years or younger;
  • Will attend full-time accredited college/U fall 2018;
  • Community involvement;
  • Academics;
  • Achievements;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Essay (1,000 + words)
  • Transcript;
  • ACT/SAT test scores;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Found in Family Connection & @ https://www.kinecta.org/youth-scholarships/:
KINECTA SCHOLARSHIP

Due in the Career Center:

5 Mar

Awd:

Multiple $2,000

  • Senior;
  • Plan 4-yr college/U w/ education program;
  • Plan to teach after graduation;
  • GPA 2.7 or above;
  • Resume;
  • Leadership (not limited to holding office);
  • Community service;
  • Recommendation;
  • 3 short essays required;
  • 1 optional essay;
  • Transcript;
  • Photo and news release;
  • Found in Family Connection;
W. HAROLD FORD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

7 Mar

Awd:

$2500
  • FCPS Senior;
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • 2.8 or better GPA;
  • Demonstrate environmental stewardship;
  • Participated in high school environmental science class OR environmentally-focused group OR committee in school/community;
  • Essay (~500 words)
  • Recommendation;
  • Transcript;
  • Found in Family Connection;
AMERICAN DISPOSAL SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP

Received by:

9 Mar

 

Awd:

$3,000
JOHN R. LILLARD VAOC SCHOLARSHIP

Received by:

9 Mar

 

Awd:

$3,000
KENNETH R. SCOTT VAOC SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

9 March

Awd:

$500, $1,000, $2,000 with trip to DC

  • Junior or Senior;
  • Essay advisor;
  • Essay (800 – 1,200 words not counting title & bibliography);
  • NOTE: All submitted essays become property of BJC
  • Found at http://bjconline.org/contest/:
2018 RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP **CONTEST**

Received by

11 Mar

Awd:

$1,000 & $2,500

  • Sophomore,Junior, Senior;
  • Statement with innovative approach or idea addressing one of UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (300 – 500 words)
  • Finalist presentations made on 20 Apr
  • www.shu.edu/go/UNChallenge
UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE – **CONTEST**

Received by:

12 Mar

Awd:

Four @ $1,000

NORTHERN VIRGINIA SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIP

Received By:

13 Mar

Awd:

$1,500 - $3,000

  • Senior;
  • Home serviced by NOVEC;
  • 3.5 or better GPA;
  • Plan to attend college;
  • Leadership;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Essay (~400 words);
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Transcript;
  • SAT scores;
  • List of colleges to which applied/accepted;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://www.novec.com/Community/scholarships.cfm
NORTHERN VIRGINIA (NOVEC) SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

13 Mar

Awd:

$1,000, $2,500, $5,000

  • Senior;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Teacher/counselor “sponsor”;
  • Accepted to and attend Bank Day (3/20/2018);
  • Essay;
  • Pre-arranged absence
  • Visit the Career Center for important details and to register!!
VBA BANK DAY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Due:

14 Mar

Awd:

$5000
  • Senior;
  • Graduating U.S. high school;
  • First generation college prospect;
  • Low income, under-represented;
  • 3.5 or better GPA;
  • Plan full-time study at 4-yr college/U
  • Plan major in transport management, STEM, engineering, architecture, pre-med, psych, environmental design, or Spanish Lang/Literature;
  • Recommendation (1);
  • Found in Family Connection and @
  • https://www.fontanatransportincscholarsprogram.com/scholarship-requirements
FONTANA TRANSPORT INC. SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Due:

15 Mar

Awd:

$1,250 - $2500 + special opportunities

  • Grades 9 - 12;
  • U.S. Citizen;
  • 1,000-1,250 words analytical, compare/contrast essay;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.afsa.org/essay-contest
AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION (AFSA) NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY **CONTEST**

Received By:

15 Mar

Awd:

Five @ $3,000 renewable to $12,000

BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON VISION SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Mar

Awd:

1,500, renewable to $6,000
  • Senior;
  • U.S. resident;
  • Unweighted 3.75 or better GPA;
  • 90th percentile ACT/SAT;
  • Plan engineering or related science through ABET program;
  • Transcript;
  • ACT/SAT test scores;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://students.sae.org/scholarships/freshman/
BMW/SAE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Mar

Awd:

$5,500 renewable

  • Senior;
  • U.S. resident;
  • Unweighted 3.5 or better GPA;
  • 1220 or better SAT OR 27 or better ACT;
  • Plan mechanical engineering in ABET program @ accredited college/U in U.S.;;
  • Extracurriculars related to major & career goals;
  • Essay;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Transcript;
  • ACT/SAT test scores;
  • SAR from FAFSA filing;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://students.sae.org/scholarships/freshman;
DAN AND VICKY HANCOCK SCHOLARSHIP FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE / SAE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Mar

Awd: Varies

  • Senior;
  • Female;
  • Dependent of career U.S. Armed Forces officer (active, retired, or deceased on active duty);
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Essay;
  • Transcript;
  • Counselor form;
  • SAT/ACT scores;
  • Recommendation;
  • Copy of parents income tax return;
  • FAFSA Student Aid Report;
  • Information in Family Connection and @ http://daughters1894.org/scholarship/
DAUGHTERS OF THE CINCINNATI SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Mar

Awd:

Seven $5,000;

may reapply
  • Senior;
  • U.S. resident;
  • Unweighted 3.5 or better GPA;
  • 1220 or better SAT, 27 or better ACT;
  • Study in ABET program at college in U.S.;
  • Recommendation
  • Transcript;
  • ACT/SAT test scores;
  • Need (SAR from FAFSA filing);
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://students.sae.org/scholarships/freshman
DONALD AND BARBARA MOZLEY SCHOLARSHIP / SAE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Mar

Awd:

$5,000,

renewable to $20,000
  • Senior;
  • U.S. resident;
  • Unweighted 3.75 or better GPA;
  • 90TH percentile in ACT/SAT;
  • Plan engineering or related science in ABET program;
  • Transcript;
  • ACT/SAT test scores;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://students.sae.org/scholarships/freshman
EDWARD D. HENDRICKSON / SAE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Mar

Awd:

$1,000, renewable to $4,000
  • Senior;
  • U.S. resident;
  • Unweighted 3.75 or better GPA;
  • 90th percentile SAT or ACT;
  • Plan engineering in ABET program;
  • Transcript;
  • ACT/SAT test scores;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://students.sae.org/scholarships/freshman
FRED M. YOUNG SR. / SAE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Mar

Awd:

$5,000
  • Senior;
  • U.S. resident;
  • Unweighted 3.0 or better GPA;
  • 90th percentile ACT/SAT;
  • Plan 2- or 4-yr degree in engineering or technology through U.S. college/U & ABET program;
  • Be in Ford Next Generation Learning Community or Powered by Ford STEAM Academy or Project Lead the Way or Engineering Your World Program;
  • Transcript;
  • ACT/SAT test scores;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://students.sae.org/scholarships/freshman/
FORD PARTNERSHIP FOR ADVANCED STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP / SAE

Due:

15 March

Awd:

$500

  • Senior;
  • Minority;
  • Enrolled in public school in Alexandria, Fairfax, or Prince William County;
  • 2.0 – 3.0 GPA;
  • SAT=850 or better OR ACT=15 or better;
  • Accepted to accredited 2- or 4-yr college/U full-time for fall ’18;
  • Leadership;
  • Academics;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Essay (500 words);
  • Transcript,
  • Recommendations(2)
  • Self-addressed envelope;
  • Public release;
  • Found in Family Connection & @ https://www.tomorrowsblackmen.org;
LEADERS OF TOMORROW $500 SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 March

Awd:

$1,000

  • Senior;
  • Minority;
  • Enrolled in public school in Alexandria, Fairfax, or Prince William County;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • SAT=1300 or better OR ACT=20 or better;
  • Accepted to accredited 2- or 4-yr college/U full-time for fall ’18;
  • Leadership;
  • Academics;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Essay (1,200 words);
  • Transcript,
  • Recommendations(3)
  • Self-addressed envelope;
  • Public release;
  • Found in Family Connection & @ https://www.tomorrowsblackmen.org;
LEADERS OF TOMORROW $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Mar

Awd:

$5,000; renewable to $20,000

  • Senior;
  • Living with a disability as defined by WHO;
  • Target career in technology industry;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Plan 2-, 4- yr college/U or technical college in U.S. or with U.S. affiliates;
  • Plan major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or related field;
  • Passion for technology;
  • Leadership in school &/or community;
  • Resume;
  • Essays (3 – 250-500 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Photo (optional);
  • Financial need;
  • Found in Family Connection & @ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/microsoftdisabilityscholarship.aspx
MICROSOFT DISABILITY SCHOLARSHIP

**NEW!!

Due:

15 Mar

Awd:

Unmet need

  • Senior;
  • Dependent of service member (active duty or retired);
  • Living in Quantico, VA geographic area (including Fairfax County);
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident;
  • Academics;
  • Character
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Essay (2 pages);
  • Sponsor’s orders or retirement papers;
  • Recommendations (2)
  • SAT/ACT score;
  • Transcript;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://qoso.wildapricot.org/Scholarships
QUANTICO OFFICERS’ SPOUSES’ ORGANIZATION SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Mar

Awd: $2,500

Renewable up to 3 years

  • Senior;
  • DC Metro area resident, including Fairfax County;
  • Personally affected by having an incarcerated caregiver (parent or immediate family member);
  • GPA 2.0 or above;
  • Plan to attend accredited 2-, 4 yr. college/U, or votech school; at least half-time;
  • Resume/brag sheet;
  • Essays (3) 300-750 words each;
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendations (3);
  • Signed consent form;
  • Proof of financial need (tax forms, SAR, or W-2);
  • College acceptance letter for 18-19;
  • Proof of parent’s or immediate family member’s incarceration;
  • *Copy of applicants birth certificate*;
  • Information in Family Connection and @ https://www.scholarchipsfund.org/
SCHOLARCHIPS

Due:

15 Mar

Awd:

Six, $1,000

  • Senior;
  • U.S. resident;
  • Unweighted 3.75 or better GPA;
  • 90th percentile ACT/SAT;
  • Plan to pursue engineering or related science in ABET program;
  • Transcript;
  • ACT/SAT test scores;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://students.sae.org/scholarships/freshman
TAU BETA PI / SAE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Mar

Awd:

$1,500
  • Senior;
  • U.S. resident;
  • Unweighted 3.25 or better GPA;
  • 1220 or better SAT OR 27 or higher ACT;
  • Plan engineering or related science in ABET program;
  • Transcript;
  • ACT/SAT test scores;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://students.sae.org/scholarships/freshman
TMC / SAE DONALD D. DAWSON TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

16 Mar

Awd: Multiple, up to $5,000

  • Senior/College Student;
  • Unmarried and under age 23;
  • Dependents of active duty, Reserve/Guard, or retired military;
  • Enrolled in DEERS;
  • Parent died while active duty OR became disabled on or after 11 September 2011;
  • High school student GPA 3.0 or above;
  • College student GPA 2.5 or above;
  • Enrolled in or planning full time at a college/U working toward bachelor’s degree;
  • Essay (NTE 500 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Award letter with cost and grants awarded;
  • DD214 & DD1300;
  • Information in Family Connection and @ www.militaryscholar.org/legacy/
HERO’S LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

16 Mar

Awd:

4 ea @ $3,000
  • Senior;
  • VA resident;
  • Plan 4-yr college/U in VA fall of ’18;
  • Essay (NLT 1,500 words)
  • Found in the Career Center
SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP **CONTEST**

Due:

16 Mar

Awd:

$1,000
WILLARD G. PLENTI AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Received by:

16 Mar

Awd:

Two at $1,000

  • Senior;
  • Documented learning disability;
  • Attend school in DC/MD/VA metro area
  • Plan 2- or 4-yr college/U;
  • Three short-answer questions (100-250 words ea);
  • Recommendation(s);
  • Letter documenting disability
  • Found in Family Connection and @
  • www.wiserdc.org/scholarship-information
WISER (WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT SERVICES FOR EDUCATION RESOURCES) SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

17 Mar

Awd:

$2,000, renewable

  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • Northern VA resident, inc Fairfax County;
  • Plan HBCU full-time in fall ‘18;
  • 2.5 or better GPA;
  • Leadership;
  • Community service;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Essay (350 words;)
  • References (2);
  • Transcript;
  • ACT/SAT scores;
  • Parent contact info;
  • Found in Family Connection;
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA- LKO CHAPTER- HBCU BOOK AWARD GRANT

Due:

17 Mar

Awd:

$3,500, renewable

  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • Northern VA resident, inc Fairfax County;
  • Plan HBCU full-time in fall ‘18;
  • 2.5 or better GPA;
  • Leadership;
  • Community service;
  • Essay (350 words;)
  • ACT/SAT scores;
  • References (2);
  • Transcript;
  • Parent contact info;
  • Found in Family Connection;
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA- LKO CHAPTER- ALMA PALMER GRANT

Due:

17 Mar

Awd:

$7,500

  • Senior;
  • Minority female;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • Northern VA resident, inc Fairfax County;
  • 3.75 or better GPA;
  • Plan full-time study at 4-yr, U.S. college/U pursuing STEM degree;
  • Evidence of STEM activities;
  • Community service;
  • Leadership;
  • Essay (350 words;)
  • Recommendations (2);
  • ACT/SAT scores;
  • Transcript;
  • Parent contact info;
  • Found in Family Connection;
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA- LKO CHAPTER- EFC STEM GRANT

Due:

17 Mar

Awd:

$5,000

  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • Northern VA resident, inc. Fairfax County;
  • 2.5 or better GPA;
  • Plan full-time study at U.S. college/U;
  • Community service;
  • Leadership;
  • Essay (350 words;)
  • Activities list;
  • ACT/SAT scores;
  • References (2);
  • Transcript;
  • Parent contact info;
  • Found in Family Connection;
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA- LKO CHAPTER- ESTELLE GAYMON GRANT

**NEW!!

Due:

17 Mar

Awd:

14 @ $1,000
  • Senior;
  • FCPS student;
  • 1st generation Hispanic;
  • Plan 2-, 4-yr college/U
  • Academics;
  • Resume;
  • Transcript;
  • Class Schedule;
  • SAT/ACT scores;
  • Essay/personal statement NTE 500 words;
  • Recommendations (2)
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://webportalapp.com/appform/login/hla2018
HISPANIC LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

17 Mar

Awd: $5,000

  • Senior;
  • Resident of metro DC;
  • Applicant or parent must have been diagnosed and treated for cancer in the past 5 yrs;
  • GPA 2.5 or better;
  • Leadership;
  • Essay (350 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Diagnosis documentation;
  • Information in Family Connection and @ www.ec-foundation.org/
KOZY KAP AND KERCHIEF SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

19 Mar

Awd:

$1,620
  • Senior or college student under 26 years;
  • VA Resident, related to VA resident, member of society or related to member;
  • B or better GPA
  • Sponsored by current teacher or member of the society;
  • Academics
  • Community service
  • Resume;
  • Essay (≤1,500 words);
  • Sponsor letter;
  • Transcript;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://virginiamayflower.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Flyer2018.pdf
VIRGINIA MAYFLOWER SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

22 Mar

Awd:

$1,000

  • FCPS Senior;
  • Attending Fairfax, LBSS, Paul VI, Robinson, or WTW;
  • Scholastic achievement;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Essay (500 words);
  • Interview;
  • Transcript;
  • Found in Family Connection & the career center;
CECIL AND FLORENE LIMBURG SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

26 Mar

Awd:

$10,000, laptop, mentorship/help

  • Sophomore;
  • DC Metro area resident;
  • Overcome adversity (poverty, abuse, disability, homelessness, etc) to excel in school & serve as leaders in their communities;
  • Financial need;
  • GPA 3.0 or better;
  • Community service;
  • Personal statement NTE 750 words;
  • Nominator forms w/ recommendations (2);
  • Transcript;
  • Media release form (finalist’s stories will be publicized and autobiographical films shared over the internet);
  • Found in Family Connection & @ www.childrensdefense.org/programs/Beattheodds/dc-bto/
BEAT THE ODDS SCHOLARSHIP

**NEW!!

Due:

26 Mar

Awd:

1st, 2nd, 3rd place certificates

  • 9-12 grade;
  • Minors must have written parental permission;
  • Original work of poetry (3 poems), prose (3 pages), or short story (750 words);
  • Students retain rights to their work
  • More info @ the Career Center;
EASTERN AREA YOUNG MASTER WRITERS PROGRAM COMPETITION (YMWP) **CONTEST**

RECEIVED BY:

30 Mar

Awd: $2,000
  • Senior, tech school or college student;
  • GPA 3.0 or better;
  • Essay (250-500 words);
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Transcript;
  • Proof of acceptance to aviation related college/U program;
  • Found in Family Connection and @
  • https://www.thevaba.org/scholarship
CHARLES J. COLGAN VABA AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP

**NEW!!

Due:

30 March

Awd:

$1,250 to $5,000

Renewable 3 added yrs up to $20,000
  • Senior;
  • DC, MD, or VA high school;
  • Born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S.;
  • Family income < $100,000;
  • Enroll full-time at accredited public college/U or community college for Fall ‘18;
  • Hard work, resourcefulness;
  • Perseverance in face of adversity;
  • Academics;
  • Leadership;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Community Service
  • Essays (2ea up to 500 words);
ESPERANZA EDUCATION FUND SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

30 Mar

Awd:

multiple $200-1000

FOUR CHAPLAINS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION COMPETITION  **CONTEST**

Due:

30 Mar

Awd:

Multiple $500 - $5,000

  • Senior & college student;
  • Hispanic;
  • U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, DACA, or Eligible Non-Citizen;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Plan accredited 4 yr. college/U with preference to STEM majors;
  • Merit based available;
  • Copy of SAR from FAFSA filing;
  • Transcript;
  • Found in Family Connection and @
  • https://www.hsf.net/en_US/scholarship
HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Due:

30 Mar

Awd:

$3,000 - $5,000

  • Senior;
  • 16 years or older;
  • Asian/Pacific Islander heritage;
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Plan full-time @ accredited post-secondary educational institution in U.S.;
  • GPA 3.3 or better;
  • Leadership;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Community Service;
  • Essay;
  • Financial need;
  • Transcript;
  • Tax returns, copy 1st 2 pages;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Info on course of study;
  • Costs of study;
  • Winners attend Conference 29 May – 1 June present speech;
  • Found in Family Connection & @ http://celebrasianconference.com/scholarships:
US PAN ASIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Due:

30 Mar

Awd:

Varies

  • Senior;
  • 16 years or older;
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • accredited post-secondary educational institution in U.S.;
  • GPA 3.3 or better;
  • Leadership;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Community Service;
  • Essay;
  • Financial need;
  • Transcript;
  • Tax returns, copy 1st 2 pages;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Info on course of study;
  • Costs of study;
  • Winners attend Conference 29 May – 1 June present speech;
  • Found in Family Connection & @ http://celebrasianconference.com/scholarships:
US PAN ASIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EDUCATION FOUNDATION BRUCE LEE SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

31 Mar

Awd:

2 $2500, renewable
AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION SCHOLARSHPS

RECEIVED BY:

31 Mar

Awd:

varies
AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Mar

Awd:

$2,500 (renewable once)
  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • 3.75 or better GPA;
  • Accepted to major in STEM field at accredited U.S. college/U;
  • Essay (250 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Copy of acceptance letter;
  • Copy of SAR;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://gcsp.vpweb.com/
GLADYS CAROL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Mar

Awd: $2,500
  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Adjusted Gross Income <$50,000;
  • Plan full-time study @ accredited college/U in U.S.
  • Leadership;
  • Community service;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Copy of SAR;
  • Transcript;
  • Essay (500-1000 words;
  • Color photo;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://jmscottmemorialfund.org/apply/
JANICE M. SCOTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

**NEW!!

Due:

31 Mar

Awd:

10 up to $10,000

  • Senior;
  • Legally blind;
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Pursuing 4-year degree;
  • Proof of legal blindness;
  • Estracurriculars;
  • Community service,
  • Awards/honors;
  • Essays (2ea -500 words);
  • Recommendations (3);
  • Transcript;
  • SAT/ACT scores;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-services/scholarships/
LIGHTHOUSE GUILD SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Mar

Awd: $1,000

  • Senior;
  • Attending Virginia high school;
  • Success in sports journalism (esp), media, or communication
  • Plan study in communication related field;
  • Sports background;
  • Intended major;
  • Career aspirations;
  • Extracurriculars
  • Community service;
  • One or more samples journalistic work;
  • Personal statement;
  • Recommendation;
  • Found in Family Connection & @ http://vasidsports.com/sports/2012/6/22/General_0622123808.aspx?:
RICH MURRAY JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Mar

Awd:

$2,000
VIRGINIA AVIATION BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (VABA) SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 Apr

Awd: $1000
  • Senior & college students;
  • Plan to pursue degree related to nuclear engineering;
  • Enroll full-time at accredited 2- 4-yr program at U.S institution with an established ANS Student Section or Alpha Nu Sigma chapter;
  • Sponsored by faculty advisor of ANS Student Section or individual ANS member;
  • Essay (500 words);
  • Transcript;
  • References (3);
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.ans.org/honors/scholarships/
AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY INCOMING FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Due:

1 Apr

Awd:

$1200/yr for 2-yr; $2,400/yr for 4-yr & mentorship
  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen, legal resident, or DACA status;
  • Reside in VA, MD, or DC;
  • Teen parent (had a child by age 19) and 25 years old or younger;
  • Actively involved in child’s life;
  • Accepted to & will attend 2- or 4-yr college/U in VA, MD, or DC full or part-time;
  • Planned major;
  • Essay;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Transcript;
  • Copy of acceptance letter;
  • Copy of SAR or proof of FAFSA; submission;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://supportgenerationhope.org/scholar-application/
GENERATION HOPE

Received by:

1 Apr

Awd:

$5,000; Renewable (to total of $20,000)

  • Senior;
  • Plan to study at 2 or 4-yr. college/U in Environmental Sciences or related field of study;
  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need;
  • Individual character;
  • Community service & activities;
  • Personal statement/essay;
  • Demonstrated ability to succeed in college;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.arlingtonfairfax-iwla.org
IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP ARLINGTON-FAIRFAX CHAPTER

Due:

1 Apr

Awd:

$1,000
  • Senior;
  • Sponsor w/ Natl Guard Bureau in DMV area, enlisted, officer, or civilian, retired or deceased with former affiliation;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Essay (500 words);
  • ACT/SAT scores;
  • Transcript;
  • Copy DEERS enrollment form;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://www.ngbosc.org/scholarships
NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU OFFICERS’ SPOUSES CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 Apr

Awd: $1,000

  • Senior;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Demonstrated desire to major in STEM field;
  • List of STEM activities;
  • Resume;
  • Personal statement (500);
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendation;
  • Photo;
  • Information in Family Connection and @ https://www.nshss.org/scholarships/
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS

**NEW!!

Due:

1 Apr

Awd:

Varies

  • Dependent (child) USN service member, active, retired, deceased- serve or served in NDW command;
  • Service member must live in NDW;
  • Military dependent ID;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • Plan 2-, 4-college/u, visual/performing arts school, vo-tech school;
  • Academics;
  • School involvement;
  • Community involvement;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Honors/awards;
  • Essay (500 words);
  • Recommendation;
  • Transcript;
  • Publicity release & privacy statement;
  • Found in Family Connection & @ www.noscdc.org/philanthropy:
NAVAL OFFICERS’ SPOUSES’ CLUB OF WASHINGTON, DC SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 Apr

Awd:

$1,000

  • Senior;
  • Female;
  • Northern Virginia resident;
  • 3.5 or better GPA;
  • Plan to enroll fall ‘18 at accredited educational institution;
  • Financial need;
  • Community involvement/service;
  • Character;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Personal statement 300-500 words;
  • Financial need;
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendation;
  • If selected, provide social security number;
  • Information in Family Connection;
PELL-DANE SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 Apr

Awd:

Multiple up to $2500
WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP (WITS) PROGRAM

Due:

2 Apr

Awd: $670-$4290; Renewable

  • Dependent of active duty, retired or deceased soldier;
  • Registered in DEERS;
  • Under 23 yrs. old & remain unmarried for academic year;
  • Must have & maintain GPA 2.0 or above;
  • Plan 1st – time study at 2- 4- year post-secondary or votech institution;
  • Need;
  • Transcript;
  • LES;
  • SAR from FAFSA filing;
  • Federal Title 10 orders and/or Casualty Report, if applicable;
  • Information in Family Connection and @ https://www.aerhq.org/Apply-for-Scholarship
ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF MG JAMES URSANO SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

2 Apr

Awd:

$2,000
  • Senior;
  • Reside in Fairfax or Prince Wm County Fairfax, Manassas, Manassas Park;
  • Academics;
  • Keen interest in American history;
  • Visit Civil War historical site;
  • Selfie at the Civil War site
  • Essay about the Civil War site;
  • Transcript showing 7th semester GPA;
  • Recommendation;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.bullruncwrt.org/scholarship/index.html
BULL RUN CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE (BRCWRT) SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

2 Apr

Awd: Thirty @ $500-$2,000

PHI DELTA KAPPA PROSPECTIVE EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

2 Apr

Awd:

Multiple, $3,250 renewable up to $13,000
  • Senior or GED candidate;
  • Graduate by 31 July;
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Dependent of Walmart associate;
  • GPA 2.0 or better;
  • Plan to enroll at accredited 2- or 4- yr. college/U fall ’18;
  • Transcript;
  • SAR from FAFSA filing;
  • Copy of tax return;
  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • Found in Family Connection and @
  • http://giving.walmart.com/associate-scholarships
WALMART SAM WALTON DEPENDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Due:

3 Apr

Awd:

3 @ $5,000

ASHWORTH GROGAN SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

3 Apr

Awd:

5 @ $4,000

CHARLES HOMER BARTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

3 Apr

Awd:

Two @ $5,000 renewable to $20,000

  • Senior;
  • No VA resident;
  • GPA 2.5 or better;
  • Financial need;
  • Plan study in field of medicine @ accredited college/U;
  • Academic achievement;
  • Dedication to field of medicine;
  • Community service;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Essays (≤ 350 words & ≤ 400 words);
  • Transcript;
  • SAR from FAFSA filing;
  • ACT/SAT test scores;
  • Finalists interview;
  • Found in Family Connection & @ www.cfnova.org/scholarships/foundation-managed/elizabeth-koury-scholarship:
ELIZABETH KOURY SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

3 Apr

Awd:

2 @ $5,000

  • Senior;
  • No VA resident;
  • GPA 2.5 or better;
  • Financial need;
  • Plan studies in childhood or elementary education full-time @ accredited college/U;
  • Academic achievement;
  • Dedication to field of education;
  • Community service;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Essays (≤ 350 words & ≤ 400 words);
  • Transcript;
  • SAR from FAFSA filing;
  • ACT/SAT test scores;
  • Finalists interview;
  • Found in Family Connection & @ www.cfnova.org/scholarships/foundation-managed/rose-koury-scholarship:
ROSE KOURY SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

3 Apr

Awd:

$500 - $2,000

 

VANCE INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

4 Apr

Awd:

Eight @ $2,000; Two @ $4,000

  • Senior;
  • Dependent/employee of business/agency in Washington Dulles Airport Community;
  • Fairfax County resident;
  • Plan accredited 2- 4-year college or trade school;
  • Leadership;
  • Community service;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendation;
  • Short Answer essays (3) (75-150 words);
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.committeefordulles.org/outreach/;
COMMITTEE FOR DULLES COMMUNITY OUTREACH SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

4 Apr

Awd: Club level $250; District level $1,000, $1,500, $2,500

OPTIMIST CLUB ORATORICAL **CONTEST**

Due:

6 Apr

Awd:

Up to $1,000

  • Senior;
  • GPA 3.0 or above;
  • Enrolled in an ESL class in Virginia public school at least one year during grade 6-12;
  • Plan study at higher education institution;
  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • Transcripts; Educator recommendations (2); Short answer responses (3);
  • Found in Family Connection and @
  • www.vesava.org/
VIRGINIA ESL SUPERVISORS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

9 Apr

Awd: need based, awards vary up to $20,000

  • Dependent of U.S. military members who died OR were 50% disabled on or after 9/11/2001;
  • Plan accredited college/U in U.S.;
  • Document death/disability;
  • FAFSA Student Aid Report;
  • Award notices from other agencies;
  • Education-related expenses;
  • Information in Family Connection and @ https://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy
AMERICAN LEGION LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP

**NEW!!

Received By:

9 Apr

Awd:

$1,000

ARMENIAN EDUCATION CENTER SCHOLARSHIP **CONTEST**

Received by:

9 Apr

Awd:

3 @ $2,000

  • Seniors;
  • Metro DC area;
  • Plan career in environmental science w/ major in environmental sciences, environmental engineering, civil engineering, biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, or natural resource planning
  • Plan 4-yr college/U;
  • Academic achievement;
  • Science courses;
  • Service in environmental activities;
  • Leadership;
  • Essay (1 page);
  • Transcript;
  • ACT/SAT scores;
  • Reference(s);
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Copy of acceptance letter;
  • Found in Family Connection & @     http://www.fwqa-dc.org/:
FEDERAL WATER QUALITY ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CAPITAL ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Apr

Awd:

Varies

  • Leadership;
  • Community engagement;
  • Essay NTE 500 words;
  • Resume;
  • SAT/ACT scores;
  • Photo;
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendation;
  • Counselor evaluation form;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Financial need;
  • Found in Family Connection:
JOYCE & THOMAS MOOREHEAD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Apr

Awd:

Varies

  • Senior;
  • Child or grandchild of a Seabee (active, retired, honorably discharged, or deceased);
  • Plan to attend a 2- or 4-yr college/U;
  • Documentation that sponsor was Seabee;;
  • FAFSA filing;
  • Tax forms;
  • Copy college financial aid award letter;
  • Activities list;
  • Transcript;
  • Essay (1 page);
  • SAT/ACT scores;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.seabee.org/
SEABEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

18 Apr

Awd:

20  @ $2,500

  • Reserve Officers’ Assn members & Dependents;
  • Plan 2- or 4-yr college/U or vo-tech certificate program;
  • Found in Family Connection & @ https://aim.applyISTS.net/ROA/:
HENRY J. REILLY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

**NEW!!

Due:

21 Apr

Awd:

Up to $1,500

  • Senior;
  • Male;
  • Reside in metro DC (including VA);
  • 2.5 or better GPA;
  • Plan to attend a 4-year college or university;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Essay (up to 800 words);
  • Official transcript;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Provide EFC from FAFSA;
  • Photo;
  • Attend events on 2 June and 16 June;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://idsef.apaxal.com/
ALPHA PHI ALPHA, XI ALPHA LAMBDA CHAPTER IRA DORSEY SCHOLARSHIP

Received by:

30 Apr

Awd: $500 - $4,000

  • Senior or HS Graduate
  • Air Force Dependent (dependency details online);
  • 2.0 or better GPA;
  • Enrolled or accepted full time 2-, 4-yr college/U or vocational trade school (approved by U.S. Dept. of Education for participation in Federal Aid programs) for fall ‘18;
  • ACT/SAT scores;
  • Transcript;
  • ECF from FAFSA;
  • Copy of current orders, retirement orders, OR AF1613, or state death certificate;
  • Copy of dependent military ID;
  • Information in Family Connection and @ https://www.afas.org/general-henry-h-arnold-education-grant/
AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY GENERAL HENRY H. ARNOLD EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM

**NEW!!

Received By:

30 Apr

Awd:

Five @ $1,000;

Seven @ $500
  • Senior;
  • DC Metro area resident;
  • Need;
  • Overcome/overcoming hardship;
  • Plan post-secondary education @ community college, or college/U, or trade school;
  • 3.0 or better 7th Semester GPA;
  • Essays, 2 (200 – 400 words);
  • Academics;
  • Special achievementrs/honors/recognitions;
  • Extracurriculars/employment;
  • Community service & leadership;
  • Two personal essays (200-400 words);
  • Recommendation;
  • Copy of acceptance letter;
  • 7th Semester Transcript;
  • Attend award luncheon on 16 June;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.highbridgefoundation.org
HIGH BRIDGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

30 Apr, 30 Jul, 31 Dec

Awd:

$500

  • Senior;
  • U.S. Citizen;
  • Academics;
  • Commitment to promote diversity;
  • Transcript;
  • Essay NTE 800 words;
  • Download app in Family Connection;
KENMORE LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 May

Amt:

$1,000
  • Senior;
  • NO VA area;
  • Current or previous membership of Fairfax Police Youth Club;
  • Essay (NTE 1000 words);
  • Recommendation;
  • Transcript;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.fpycsports.com;
L. PATRICK LAING SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 May

Awd: $500-$3,000, renewable

  • Senior or MECEP/MECP student;
  • Dependent of active duty, retired or deceased Sailor or Marine OR MECEP/MECP student;
  • GPA 2.0 or better;
  • Pursing first degree at accredited U.S. college/u or votech school;
  • Registered in DEERS;
  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • Transcript;
  • Copy student & sponsor’s military ID;
  • DD214 or DD1300 (retired or deceased)
  • FAFSA Student Aid Report;
  • NOTE: Also offer loans with prompt repayment.  Know what you are offered.
  • Information in Family Connection and @ http://www.nmcrs.org/pages/nmcrs-gold-star-scholarship-programs
NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY (NMCRS) GOLD STAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Received by:

4 pm, CST on 1 May

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior;
  • 40dB bilateral hearing loss;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • Plan to pursue bachelor’s degree full-time;;
  • 3.2 or better; GPA;
  • Personal statement 300-500 words;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Transcript;
  • Recent audiogram;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://sertoma.org/what-we-do/scholarships/
SERTOMA SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE HARD OF HEARING OR DEAF

Due:

1 May

Awd:

$1000
  • Senior;
  • Plan to attend accredited post-secondary institution;
  • Complete at least 3 history classes in high school;
  • Recommendations (1-3) from social studies/history teacher;
  • Essay one page;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://studentsofhistory.org/scholarship/
STUDENTS OF HISTORY SCHOLARSHIP

Received by

1 May

 

Awd:

Multiple merit $1,000 to $5,000

VISIONARY SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

3 pm 1 May

Awd: $1,500
  • WT Woodson Senior;
  • U.S. Citizen & resident of Fairfax County;
  • 2.0 or better GPA;
  • Accepted to an institute of higher learning;
  • Associated with WTW athletics, directly OR indirectly (watching even);
  • Demonstrate personal integrity;
  • Essay;
  • Recommendation;
  • Copy of acceptance letter or institute of higher learning;
  • Found in Family Connection:
W.T. WOODSON ATHLETIC BOOSTER IMPACT SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

3 May

Awd:

$1,500 - $4,000

MAX AND EMMA DREYFUS JEWISH UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

3 May

Awd:

$2,500

  • Senior;
  • Jewish;
  • U.S. citizen or working towards citizenship;
  • Metro DC resident;
  • Plan full-time 4-yr college/U;
  • Significant service within local Jewish community;
  • Financial need;
  • Found through Family Connection & @ https://www.jssa.org/get-help/scholarships/:
MORTON A. GIBSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

4 May

Awd:

$1,000

  • Senior in Fairfax County Public Schools or Prince William County Public Schools;
  • Planning to major in a STEM field at a 4-yr college/uni;
  • GPA 2.5 or better;
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendation (1);
  • Resume;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ http://www.alexanderscholarship.com/
TREVOR A. ALEXANDER SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

**NEW!!

Due:

15 May

Awd:

Four $2,500

  • Senior;
  • Homeless or unaccompanied for significant period during high school;
  • Average or higher than average academics;
  • Essay (~500 words);
  • SAR from FAFSA filing or statement why have none;
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendation;
  • Found in Family Connection:
JOAN AND GENE HARTMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 May

Awd:

$2,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • Legal resident of U.S. or have a valid visa;
  • Attend  accredited college/U 6 mo after deadline;
  • Essay (1,000 words);
  • NOTE: All entries become property of sponsor;
  • Found in Career Center;
I HAVE A DREAM **CONTEST**

Due:

1 Jun

Awd:

$1,000

ASPIRING ANIMATION PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 Jun

Awd:

$1,000

ASPIRING BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 Jun

Awd:

$250 - $500
  • Senior or college student;
  • Documented disability;
  • Committed to study in accredited nursing education program fall ‘18;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Essay (1-2 pages);
  • Recommendations(3);
  • Transcript;
  • NOTE: Applicants give all rights to their work to the scholarship company
  • Found in Family Connection and @
  • http://www.exceptionalnurse.com/scholarship.php
EXCEPTIONAL NURSE.COM SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 June

Awd:

$1,000

ASPIRING FASHION PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 June

Awd:

$1,000

  • Senior;
  • Graduating in Fairfax County, City of Alexandria, or Arlington County;
  • Committed to volunteerism, especially with elderly;
  • Community involvement;
  • Activities;
  • Several short answer questions;
  • Transcript;
  • References (3);
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Found in Family Connection, @ www.huthfoundation.org/huth-scholarship, and @ http://huthfoundation.org/application:
  • HUTH SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

30 June

Awd:

$1,000
BERGER AND GREEN HEART DISEASE SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Aug

Awd:

$1,000

  • Senior;
  • Plan to pursue a nursing program (LPN/LVN, ADN, and BSN);
  • Proof of enrollment at accredited nursing program;
  • Academics;
  • Essay 500 words;
  • CAUTION: Applicants give up ownership rights to essay;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/
ASPIRING NURSE SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Aug

Awd:

$1,000, $500, subscription to course catalog
  • Senior;
  • Plan to attend “partner” college/u in fall ’18;
  • Academic Achievement;
  • Essay (500-1000 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Found in Family Connection and @ https://www.educator.com/scholarship/
EDUCATOR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP