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.

  • Naviance Student 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

*NEW!

Due:

Rolling

Amt:

$500 - $15,000

  • Lost parent or spouse in workplace incident (not military);
  • US citizen;
  • Incident background;
  • Essay (300 – 500 words);
  • Recommendations (1-30);
  • Transcript;
  • Proof of college acceptance;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://foundation.assp.org/family-scholarship-fund/:
ASSP FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

*NEW!

Due:

Rolling

Amt:

Varies

CHILDREN OF FALLEN PATRIOTS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

varies

Awd:

varies

  • Grades 9-12;
  • Plan to attend 4-yr college/U or community college transferring to a 4-yr college/U;
  • Small scholarships awards by individual schools for various accomplishments throughout high school;
  • Eligibility and deadlines defined by individual schools;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @  https://www.raise.me/
RAISEME MICRO-SCHOLARSHIPS

Due:

varies

Amt:

Varies from $500-$50,000

  • This indexed site offers links to 100+ scholarships for students with military affiliation;
  • Each scholarship is offered separately and has its own application requirements;
  • Some scholarships require a particular service branch affiliation;
  • More information at https://militarywithkids.com/100-military-kids-scholarships/

MILITARY WITH KIDS SCHOLARSHIP SITE

Due:

30 Nov

Amt:

$500 (2-yr); $1,000 (4-yr); and funding for USHLI N’tl Conference

DR. JUAN ANDRADE JR. SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOUNG HISPANIC LEADERS

Due:

1 Dec

Amt:

$500

  • Senior or college student;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Interest in digital marketing industry;
  • Essay (1,000-1,500 wds);
  • Transcript;
  • Proof of enrollment;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://appiloque.com/scholarship:
APPILOQUE SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 Dec

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior;
  • Demonstrated altruism
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Enrolled Spring 2020 in U.S. undergraduate/graduate program
  • Transcript;
  • Application;
  • Essay (up to 1,000 words);
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://www.ashoorilaw.com/scholarship/:
ASHOORI LAW GOOD DEEDS SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

1 Dec

Amt:

$2,000 & 1 yr student membership in AAPT

BARBARA LOTZE SCHOLARSIPS FOR FUTURE TEACHERS

Due:

1 Dec

Amt:

$20,000, counseling

  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • 2.4 or better GPA;
  • Participate in college readiness program grade 11 & 12
  • Plan bachelor’s full-time, starting fall 2020;
  • Activities;
  • Multiple short-answers;
  • Recommendation;
  • Counselor contact info;
  • Test scores;
  • Family financials;
  • Need;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/:
DELL SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Due:

1 Dec

Amt:

$2,500

FIXIT MAN BLOG SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

2 Dec

Amt:

$10,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • US citizen;
  • Plan accredited US college/U;
  • Plan STEM career;
  • Willing to speak publicly;
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendations (2+)
  • Statement of career plans (150 words);
  • Speaking Video (2);
  • Finalists provide speech;
  • Commitment to speak 20 Mar;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.html:
NATIONAL SPACE CLUB AND FOUNDATION KEYNOTE SCHOLARSHIP

SUBMIT TO DAN CHECKOSKY NLT:

Noon, 6 Dec

Amt:

$1,500

  • Senior;
  • Earned 4 or more Varsity Letters;
  • 3.0 GPA or better;
  • Plan post-secondary education;
  • Service;
  • Leadership;
  • Essays 2(≤ 200 words each);
  • Recommendations (3);
  • Statement RE need (200 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Test scores;
  • Application includes a media release;
  • Found in Naviance Student:
CLAUDIA DODSON AWARD 

SUBMIT TO DAN CHECKOSKY NLT:

Noon, 6 Dec

Amt:

Four @ $1,500

  • Senior;
  • Earned 4 or more Varsity Letters;
  • Participated ≥2yrs in varsity athletics incl Sr yr;
  • 3.0 GPA or better;
  • Plan post-secondary education;
  • Service;
  • Leadership;
  • Essays 2(≤ 200 words each);
  • Recommendations (3);
  • Statement RE need (200 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Test scores;
  • Application includes a media release;
  • Found in Naviance Student:
JOHN C. YOUNGBLOOD SCHOLARSHIP 

SUBMIT TO DAN CHECKOSKY NLT:

Noon, 6 Dec

Amt:

$1,500, 1 per school

  • Senior;
  • Earned 4 or more Varsity Letters;
  • 3.0 GPA or better;
  • Plan post-secondary education;
  • Service;
  • Leadership;
  • Essays 2(≤ 200 words each);
  • Recommendations (3);
  • Statement RE need (200 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Test scores;
  • Application includes a media release;
  • Found in Naviance Student:
PAST PRESIDENT’S LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 

DUE:

5 pm on 6 Dec

Amt:

$2,500-5,000

  • Senior;
  • Reside in community served by Comcast, NBCUniversal, or Telemundo;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Plan full-time US college/U or votec school in’20-21;
  • Community service;
  • Character, integrity;
  • Leadership;
  • Transcript;
  • Need;
  • Found in Naviance Student and the Career Center:
  • https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers/
COMCAST LEADERS AND ACHIEVERS’ SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

13 Dec

Amt:

$10,000

  • 17-21 yrs;
  • 3.0 or better GPA
  • Valid student pilot certificate w/ TSA background check by award time;
  • Plan solo flight w/ in 1 yr of scholarship;
  • Transcript;
  • Community / work experience;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Proposed flight plan;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.thevaba.org:

COLONEL JAMES L GRAHAM JR MEMORIAL AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Dec

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident;
  • 2.5 or better GPA;
  • Plan full-time @ accredited 4-yr school;
  • Plan study in logistics/supply chain mngt, business or business operational mngt;
  • Essay (400 – 800 wds);
  • Transcript;
  • College enrollment verification;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.allied.com/scholarship
ALLIED VAN LINES SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

til 10,000 applications received or 15 Dec

Amt:

$2,500-25,000

  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Plan college fall ’20;
  • Drive/determination;
  • Respect for self, family, community;
  • Identified & volunteered on community challenge;
  • Achievement;
  • Essay;
  • Recommendation;
  • Transcript;
  • Registration required for all details;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html:
AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

15 Dec

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior;
  • Legal U.S. residency;
  • Enrolled or accepted to accredited college/U in U.S.;
  • GPA 3.0 or better;
  • Documented diagnosis of traumatic brain injury;
  • Essay (1-3 pages);
  • Transcript;
  • Found in Naviance Student and @ https://www.bressmanlaw.com/scholarship/

BRESSMAN LAW TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Dec

Amt:

Multiple $1,000

  • Senior;
  • 2.5 or better GPA;
  • Plan full-time @ 2- or 4-yr accredited non-profit in US or Canada;
  • Passionate about serving community;
  • Leadership;
  • Activities;
  • Transcript;
  • Financial information;
  • Complete details require registration;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram
BURGER KING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Due:

15 Dec

Amt:

Up to $50,000

  • Senior;
  • US or Canadian citizen
  • 3.3 or better GPA;
  • ACT ≤ 25 or SAT ≤ 1220;
  • Plan full-time freshman at 4-yr accredited non-profit college/U in US;
  • Active leadership;
  • Community Service/athletics/etc;
  • Substantial work experience;
  • Need;
  • Complete details require registration;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://burgerking.scholarsapply.org/:
BURGER KING - JAMES W. McLAMORE WHOPPER SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Dec

Amt:

$1,000

CHALIK & CHALIK COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

15 Dec

Amt:

$25 - $5,000

N’tl winner extra $500 to help pay for travel to n’tl conference

  • 9 – 12 Grade;
  • US citizen or legal resident;
  • Essay (800-1200 words);
  • Sponsor gets copyright of winners’ work;
  • Found in Naviance Student:
GEORGE S. AND STELLA M. KNIGHT ESSAY CONTEST

DUE:

15 Dec

Amt:

$1,000

SMARTPHONE OVERUSE AWARENESS SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

15 Dec

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Self or close contact victim of car accident;
  • Plan accredited postsecondary institution fall 2019;
  • Essay (500 – 1,000 words);
  • Asked if U.S. citizen or allowed to work legally in U.S.;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.johnfoy.com/survivor-of-a-car-accident-scholarship/:
SURVIVOR OF A CAR ACCIDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

20 Dec

Amt:

$500

  • Senior or college student;
  • Attending school in US or Canada;
  • US  citizen, permanent resident, valid visa in US or Canada;
  • 3.0 or better GPA
  • Design project making difference in lives of other
  • Essay describing goal of project;
  • Project documentation;
  • Photo;
  • NOTE: LA Tutors reserves right to publish essays;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://www.latutors123.com/scholarship/:
  • LA TUTORS SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

31 Dec

Amt:

$1,000

AMBIENT EDGE

Due:

31 Dec

 

Amt:

$500

  • Senior or college student;
  • High school diploma;
  • GPA 3.0 or better;
  • Attending accredited college or technical school;
  • Essay (1,000 words);
  • CAUTION: Essay becomes property of 1Mediastudio;
  • Found in Naviance Student and @ https://www/1mediastudio.com/scholarship
1MEDIASTUDIO SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

31 Dec

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • Hispanic;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Enrolled in college/U in 2019-2020 school yr;
  • Essay (750-2,500 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendation;
  • Fond in Naviance Student & @ https://www.burnetti.com/scholarships:
BURNETTI, P.A. SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

31 Dec

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • African American
  • U.S. citizen;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Enrollment in college/U for 2019-20;
  • Community service;
  • Essay (750-2,500);
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendation;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://vacail.com/scholarships/:
CAIL ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Dec

Amt:

$1,000
ELEGANT TOUCH CATERING SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Dec

Amt:

$1,000

HELIX COFFEE SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Dec

Amt:

$500

  • Senior or college student;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Essay (1,200+ wds);
  • NOTE: Must know where you’re going to college by deadline;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://insta-hostel.com/scholarship:
INSTA-HOSTEL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Dec

Awd: $500

  • Senior;
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident;
  • Academics/academic honors;
  • Commitment to promote diversity;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Work experience;
  • Criminal and/or disciplinary record;
  • Transcript;
  • Essay (≤ 800 words);
  • Found in Naviance Student:
KENMORE LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

31 Dec

Amt:

$1,000

  • Female student;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • High character;
  • Strong academics;
  • Community Service;
  • Attend college/U 2019-20 school year
  • Encouraged STEM, business, law;
  • Essay (750 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendation;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://mcdonaldworley.com/scholarships:
MCDONALD WORLEY ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

31 Dec

Amt:

Five $1,000

NATIONAL DEBT RELIEF SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Dec

Amt:

$1,000

NATURAL REGAIN SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

31 Dec

Amt:

$1,000

  • Female student;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Community Service;
  • Attend college/U 2019-20 school year
  • Encouraged STEM, business, law;
  • Essay (750 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendation;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://nettleslawfirm.com/scholarships:
NETTLES MORRIS ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Dec

Amt:

$1,000

PHONEBOT SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

31 Dec

Amt:

$500

  • Senior;
  • Live in DC, MD, VA;
  • Overcome significant challenge;
  • Plan education for community impact;
  • Enroll in post-secondary program in 2020;
  • Essay;
  • Resume;
  • Transcript;
  • Test scores;
  • Awards;
  • References (2);
  • Found in Naviance Student and the Career Center
  • https://www.selfmadescholars.org/
STUDENT EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP FUND (SELF)

Due:

31 Dec

Amt:

$1,000

VICPAS SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

31 Dec

Amt:

$1,000

  • Female student;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • High character;
  • Strong academics;
  • Community Service;
  • Attend college/U 2019-20 school year
  • Encouraged STEM, business, law;
  • Essay (750 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendation;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://weinsteinwin.com/scholarships:
WEINSTEIN FIRM ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

2020

DEADLINES FOLLOW

Due:

3 pm, 3 Jan OR until 25,000 applications received

Amt:

$10,000 (renewable)

GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Due:

5 pm, 3 Jan

Amt:

$5,000, renewable to $20,000

$6,250, renewable to $25,000

  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • 3.0 GPA or better;
  • Athlete/sports participant;
  • Plan full-time @ 4-yr accredited college/U;
  • Recommendation(s);
  • Essays (2) (300-500 words);
  • Interview
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://footlockerscholarathletes.com/
FOOT LOCKER SCHOLAR ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

8 Jan

Amt:

$250, $500, $1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • 2.0 or better GPA;
  • Legal US residency;
  • Plan accredited US college/U;
  • Not currently incarcerated;
  • Essay (≥ 750 words);
  • Winners posted on Facebook;
  • CAUTION: Entries become property of DialMyCalls.com;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @:https://www.dialmycalls.com/scholarship.html.
DIALMYCALLS SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

9 Jan

Amt:

$10,000

Renewable

  • Senior;
  • Black/African American;
  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident;
  • Plan 4-yr college/U in the US;
  • Academics;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Community service;
  • Entrepreneurship;
  • Global citizen;
  • Need;
  • Essays (2, ea ≤ 500 words);
  • Transcript;
  • School profile;
  • Current course schedule;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Test scores;
  • Counselor statement;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/rbsp-application/:
RON BROWN SCHOLARS PROGRAM

SUBMIT TO CAREER CENTER:

3 pm, 13 Jan

Amt:

$5,000 & chance at full tuition for 3 yrs

  • Senior;
  • 3.8 or better GPA;
  • Top 10% of class;
  • Attend VA Tech;
  • Winners join the Honors Program;
  • Leadership;
  • Essay (≤ 500 words);
  • Found in Naviance Student:
PAMPLIN LEADERSHIP AWARD

Due:

15 Jan

Amt:

$200-$2000 (depending on hours served)

  • Live, work, volunteer, or attend school in Fairfax County or City of Fairfax;
  • Plan undergraduate study;
  • Employed, volunteering, willing to volunteer for FC/FLF/Friends;
  • Academics;
  • Library related work and/or volunteer experience;
  • Activities (last 3 years);
  • Awards/honors
  • Recommendation;
  • Transcript;
  • Agree to media release if win;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.fairfaxlibraryfoundation.org/scholarships
FAIRFAX LIBRARY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Due:

15 Jan

Amt:

$500-$5,000

  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • Plan career in service in local, state, fed government;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Essay (≤300 words);
  • Resume;
  • Recommendation
  • Transcript;
  • Test scores;
  • CAUTION: Take ownership of submissions, winners agree to media release;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://gwcf.org:
WASHINGTON CROSSING FOUNDATION

Due:

5 pm, 16 Jan

Amt:

Full-ride, 4 year scholarship, finalists, $1000, $5,000

  • Junior;
  • Academic excellence;
  • Interest in public policy;
  • Understand Coolidge values;
  • Leadership;
  • Essays;
  • Recommendations;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @  www.coolidgescholars.org
CALVIN COOLIDGE PRESIDENTIAL FOUNDATION 

Due:

17 Jan

Amt:

$2,500

  • Senior;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • Documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD;
  • Plan 2-yr college or vocational-technical school;
  • Academics;
  • Articulate challenges;
  • Self-advocate;
  • Set & persevere towards post-high school goals;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Need;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards
ALLEGRA FORD THOMAS SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

17 Jan

Amt:

$2,500 (renewable)

  • Senior;
  • Documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD;
  • Plan full time @ 4-yr accredited college/U;
  • Academics;
  • Articulate challenges;
  • Self-advocate;
  • Set & persevere towards post-high school goals;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Need;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards
ANNE FORD SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

20 Jan

Amt:

$1,500-$2,900

  • Senior or college student;
  • U.S. citizen
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Essay (900-1,500 wds) or video (10-15 min);
  • Transcript;
  • NOTE: Must know where you’re going to college by deadline;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://cleanup.expert/scholarship-program:
CLEANUP EXPERT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Due:

20 Jan

Amt:

$500

  • Senior or college student;
  • Attending school in US or Canada;
  • US  citizen, permanent resident, valid visa in US or Canada;
  • 3.0 or better GPA
  • Design project making difference in lives of other
  • Essay describing goal of project;
  • Project documentation;
  • Photo;
  • NOTE: LA Tutors reserves right to publish essays;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://www.latutors123.com/scholarship/:
  • LA TUTORS SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

22 Jan

Amt:

$2,500-20,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • US citizen, permanent resident; from Marshall I, F.S. of Micronesia, or Republic of Palau;
  • Asian, Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian ethnicity or community member;
  • 2.7 GPA or better
  • Priority for first time college attendance in family
  • Priority for low income
  • Recommendation
  • FAFSA applicant by April 2020
  • Found in Naviance Student & @http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html
ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Due:

24 Jan

Amt:

$1000

  • Senior;
  • US citizen;
  • Living in US;
  • Plan to enroll 2- 4-yr college/U, votech school;
  • Activities;
  • Honors/awards;
  • Personal Statement (100-300 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Copy college acceptance;
  • References (3);;
  • Test scores;
  • Photo;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://www.usjcisenate.org/scholarship-program
U.S. JCI SENATE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 Feb

Amt:

$1500-2,500

  • Senior or college student;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Plan accredited post-secondary institution in the US;
  • Essay (3,500 words) or Video (5-10 min);
  • Transcript;
  • CAUTION: Sponsor takes ownership of all submissions;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://bestcarseathub.com/scholarship-program-2020/
BESTCARSEATHUB.COM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

RETURN TO CAREER CENTER NLT:

10 Feb

Amt:

$1,200

  • Senior;
  • Academics;
  • Overcome adversity;
  • Overcame adversity;
  •  
  • Financial need;
  • U.S. citizen, legal resident, resident alien may apply;
  • Essay (~350 words)
  • Transcript;
  • Copy of SAR from FAFSA or last Year’s 1040;;
  • Document citizenship/legal residency;
  • Recommendations (tea/coun);
  • Priority to experienced homelessness, been in foster care, lacked family support;;
  • Found in Naviance Student:
MICHELLE MERHIGE SCHOLARSHIP 

Due:

13 Feb

Amt:

Twenty $5,000

  • Senior;
  • Apple FCU member;
  • Plan to enroll @ 2-yr/4-yr college/U;
  • 3.0 or better GPA for 4-yr scholarship
  • 2.5 or better GPA for 2-yr scholarship
  • Contributions impact family/school/community;
  • Consideration for unique life experiences;
  • Essay
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.afcufoundation.org/scholars.aspx
APPLE FCU EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Feb

Amt:

$1,000-5,000

  • Senior;
  • US citizen;
  • Plan accredited college / U;
  • Career objectives statement (≤ 1,000 words);
  • Statement why worthy (≤ 100 words);
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Honors/scholastic achievements
  • Contact for 2 – 4 recommenders;
  • Transcript;
  • Photocopy proof of citizenship;
  • Found in Naviance & @ https://dar.academicworks.com:
DAR – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Due:

15 Feb

Amt:

three @ $2,500

  • DAR general requirements;
  • Senior or college student;
  • Planning accredited school of nursing;
  • Financial need;
  • Found in Naviance & @ https://dar.academicworks.com:
DAR – CAROLINE E. HOLT NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Feb

Amt:

$4,000

  • DAR General requirements;
  • Senior or college student
  • Native American;
  • 3.25 or better GPA;
  • Need;
  • Found in Naviance & @ https://dar.academicworks.com:
DAR AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Feb

Amt:

$2,000 (renewable up to 4 yrs)

DAR DR. AURA LEE A. & JAMES HOBBS PITTENGER AMERICAN HISTORY SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Feb

Amt:

$4,000 (renewable up to 4 yrs)

DAR – LEO W. & ALBERTA V. THOMAS UTZ ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Feb

Amt:

$4,000 (renewable up to 4 yrs)

DAR – LEO W. & ALBERTA V. THOMAS UTZ ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Feb

Amt:

$4,000 (renewable up to 4 yrs)

DAR – LEO W. & ALBERTA V. THOMAS UTZ ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Feb

Amt:

Two $2,500 (renewable up to 4 yrs)

DAR - LILLIAN & ARTHUR DUNN SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Feb

Amt:

Two $2,000

DAR – LUCINDA BENEVENTI FINDLEY HISTORY SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Feb

Amt:

Three $2,500 (renewable up to 4 yrs)

  • DAR General requirements;
  • Plan accredited school of nursing;
  • Member or eligible for membership in NSDAR;
  • Found in Naviance & @ https://dar.academicworks.com:
DAR – MADELINE PICKETT (HALBERT) COGSWELL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Feb

Amt:

four $2,000

  • DAR General requirements;
  • Senior or college student;
  • Accepted to or enrolled in accredited nursing school;
  • Need;
  • Preference to applicants from Lowell, MA;
  • Found in Naviance & @ https://dar.academicworks.com:
DAR – MILDRED NUTTING NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Feb

Amt:

$5,000 (reapplication possible)

  • DAR General requirements;
  • Plan education in piano or voice;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Preference to students in Duke Ellington School of performing Arts;
  • Found in Naviance & @ https://dar.academicworks.com:
DAR – NELLIE LOVE BUTCHER MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Feb

Amt:

two $2,000

  • DAR General requirements;
  • Planning accredited school of occupational therapy including art, music, or PT;
  • Financial need;
  • Found in Naviance & @ https://dar.academicworks.com:
DAR – OCCUPATIONAL/PHYSICAL THERAPY SCHOLARSHIP

*Due:

15 Feb

Amt:

two $5,000 (renewable up to 4 yrs)

DAR – RICHARD & ELIZABETH DEAN SCHOLARSHIPS

Due:

15 Feb

Amt:

$5,000

FLAVORFUL FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Feb

Amt:

$1,500 - $2,500

  • Female;
  • US citizen or legal permanent resident;
  • Domiciled in VA;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Plan accredited VA school of higher education;
  • Transcript
  • Resume;
  • SAR from 20-21 FAFSA;
  • Recommendations (3);
  • Essay (300 words);
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://vapeo.org/scholarships/info.html;

VIRGINIA STATE SCHOLARSHIP FUND SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

17 Feb

Amt:

Varies

  • Senior;
  • FCPS student;
  • Have gap between costs, offered aid, and ability to pay;
  • Personal info;
  • Colleges to which applied;
  • Test scores;
  • Scholarships already received;
  • SAR or EFC calculated by FAFSA4Caster;
  • Activities;
  • Transcript;
  • Media waiver;
  • Personal statement;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/scholarships/:
COLLEGE ACCESS FAIRFAX (CAF) BASICS

Due:

17 Feb

Amt:

$5,000

  • Senior;
  • See CAF Basics;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • SAR showing EFC ≤ $1,500;
  • Community involvement
  • Essay (≤ 350 words);
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Finalists will be interviewed;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/scholarships/:
COLLEGE ACCESS FAIRFAX – BLOOMQUIST FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

17 Feb

Amt:

$2,500

CRAYONS TO CAREERS SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

17 Feb

Amt:

$3,000

  • Senior;
  • See CAF Basics;
  • (Not from Falls Church);
  • Plan 4-yr college/U;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Essay (≤ 250 words);
  • SAR sowing EFC ≤ $2,500;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/scholarships/:
COUNTYWIDE DARLA C. ELLIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

17 Feb

Amt:

$3,000

JAMES H. DILLARD II SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

17 Feb

Amt:

$20,000 over 4 yrs

  • Senior;
  • Slow academic start, strong Junior Sr year;
  • EFC ≤ $5,000;
  • Accepted to 4-yr college/U;
  • Plan business, education, health care, STEM, other related professional field;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Essay (≤ 250 words);
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Copy of SAR;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/scholarships/:
KENDRICK NEW TRAJECTORY 2-4-6-8 SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

17 Feb

Amt:

Two $2,500

LESLIE KENT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

17 Feb

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Accepted to 4-yr college/U
  • Either (1) studied Arabic in FCPS (2) Organized events/activities for those in need (3) Public Service/Civic Activism;
  • Essay (≤ 300 words);
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/scholarships/:
SHARIFA ALKHATEEB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

20 Feb

Amt:

$500

  • Senior or college student;
  • Attending school in US or Canada;
  • US  citizen, permanent resident, valid visa in US or Canada;
  • 3.0 or better GPA
  • Design project making difference in lives of other
  • Essay describing goal of project;
  • Project documentation;
  • Photo;
  • NOTE: LA Tutors reserves right to publish essays;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://www.latutors123.com/scholarship/:
LA TUTORS SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

21 Feb

Amt:

Varies

  • Senior;
  • Reside in cities of Fairfax, Alexandria, Falls Church or Counties of Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax;
  • 2.5 or better GPA;
  • Plan accredited college;
  • Activities;
  • Awards/honors;
  • Proposed major, colleges applied
  • Essay (500 words);
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Transcript;
  • Copy of SAR from FAFSA;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://www.dstnovac.org
DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY

Due:

22 Feb

Amt:

Up to $100,000

  • Senior;
  • Under 21 years;
  • Hispanic heritage;
  • Legal US residency;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Academics;
  • Community involvement; (Activities)
  • Personal qualities/strengths;
  • Personal statement;
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendation;
  • Copy of SAR or tax information;
  • Finalists interview;
  • Complete details require registration;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html:
McDONALD’S HACER NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

27 Feb

Amt:

Tuition & fees up to $14,500-29,000 (renewable)

  • Senior;
  • DACA or TPS eligibility;
  • To US before 11/1/2014 & before age 16;
  • 2.5 or better GPA;
  • Plan 2- or 4-yr college/U;
  • Overcome obstacles;
  • Service;
  • Essays (750 words);
  • Transcript;
  • SAT or ACT scores;
  • Need;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.thedream.us/;
THEDREAM.US Scholarship

RECEIVED BY:

1 Mar

Amt:

up to $5,000

  • Senior;
  • Live in Metro DC area;
  • Mentally challenged;
  • Transcript;
  • Intended college and major;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Community Service;
  • Essay (≤ 500 words);
  • Recommendation (2);
  • Transcript;
  • Found in Naviance Student:
ANTHONY RICHARD TILGHMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP TRUST

Due:

15 Mar

Amt:

$5,000

BLUE SKY LIMO SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Due:

15 Mar

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • Plan accredited post-secondary institution in the US;
  • 3.0 GPA or better;
  • Essay;
  • CAUTION: Sponsor reserves right to use submitted articles as it wishes;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.dpsaccounting.com.au/scholarship/
DPS ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Mar

Amt:

$500

RANDALL BLAIR ISENBERG ALCOHOL ADDICTION AWARENESS SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Mar

Amt:

$1,000

WPisLIFE SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

16 Mar

Amt:

$1,620

  • Senior or college student;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • VA resident, relative of VA resident, relative of VA Mayflower Society member
  • Sponsor;
  • Essay (≤ 1,500 words)
  • Resume;
  • Plan full-time @ 2- or 4-yr accredited non-profit in US or Canada;
  • Transcript;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://virginiamayflower.org/scholarship/
VIRGINIA MAYFLOWER SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

20 Mar

Amt:

$500

  • Senior or college student;
  • Attending school in US or Canada;
  • US  citizen, permanent resident, valid visa in US or Canada;
  • 3.0 or better GPA
  • Design project making difference in lives of other
  • Essay describing goal of project;
  • Project documentation;
  • Photo;
  • NOTE: LA Tutors reserves right to publish essays;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://www.latutors123.com/scholarship/:
LA TUTORS SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Mar

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • Plan college/U;
  • 3.0 GPA or better;
  • Parent permission if under 18;
  • Essay (1200+ words);
  • Need to know college destination by due date;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://ballachy.com/pages/scholarship/:
BALLACHY SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

31 Mar

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • 3.0 GPA or better
  • Enrolled in US college when receive scholarship
  • Essay (≥ 1,000 words);
  • Parent permission if under 18 yrs;
  • CAUTION: Submission grants permission to publish name, college, photo, email, and essay;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.freebrowsinglink.com/scholarship/
FREE BROWSING LINK SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Mar

Amt:

$1,000

HVAC SCHOOLS 411 SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

31 Mar

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior; or college student
  • 3.0 or better GPA
  • Enrolled in American college when receive scholarship;
  • Essay (≥ 1,000 words);
  • Parent permission if under 18 yrs;
  • CAUTION: Submission grants permission to publish name, college, photo, email, and essay;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://legitwritingservices.com/scholarship-essay-contest/
LEGIT WRITING SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Mar

Amt:

$1,000

MODERN CASTLE SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Mar

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Essay (1200 words)
  • ≥ 18 yrs or parent permission;
  • Plan accredited US college/U;
  • Essay (1,200+ words);
  • Winner provides info verification;
  • Found in Naviance & @ https://www.onlytradeschools.com/scholarship/
ONLY TRADE SCHOOLS SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Mar

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Essay (1200 words)
  • ≥ 18 yrs or parent permission;
  • Plan accredited US college/U;
  • Essay (1,200+ words);
  • Winner provides info verification;
  • Found in Naviance & @ https://www.truckstuffusa.com/scholarship/
TRUCK STUFF USA SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Mar

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • 3.0 GPA or better
  • Plan accredited US post-secondary institution;
  • Parent permission if under 18;
  • Essay (1200+ words);
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://weldingnearyou.com/scholarship/
WELDING NEAR YOU SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

31 Mar

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Plan fulltime at accredited 2-, 4-yr college/U in US;
  • Essay (1,000 words);
  • CAUTION: Broad media release required;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.wisepowder.com/scholarship/
WISEPOWDER SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

6 Apr

Amt:

$2,000

  • Senior;
  • In school in Prince William or Fairfax County HS;
  • Academics;
  • Passion for history;
  • Visit local Civil War historical site;
  • Selfie @ site sign;
  • Essay (> 750 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Planned major;
  • College/U planned;
  • Recommendation;
  • Finalists interview;
  • Winner attend meeting on 11 June;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://brcwrt.org
  • BULL RUN CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 Apr

Amt:

$350

  • Senior or college student;
  • Plan US accredited post-secondary institution;
  • Interest in technology & blogging;
  • Personal bio (≤280 characters);
  • Essay (1,000 words);
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://asmzine.com/blogging/asmzine-scholarship:
ASMZINE SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

20 Apr

Amt:

$500

  • Senior or college student;
  • Attending school in US or Canada;
  • US  citizen, permanent resident, valid visa in US or Canada;
  • 3.0 or better GPA
  • Design project making difference in lives of other
  • Essay describing goal of project;
  • Project documentation;
  • Photo;
  • NOTE: LA Tutors reserves right to publish essays;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://www.latutors123.com/scholarship/:
LA TUTORS SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

30 Apr

Amt:

$1,500 (apprenticeship/ certificate)-$2,500 (degree prgs)

AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION EDUCATION FOUNDATION

DUE:

1 May 

Amt:

$500

  • Senior or college student;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • 4.0 or better GPA;
  • Essay (1,200 – 1,500);
  • Transcript;
  • Proof of enrollment/acceptance;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://danettemay.com/scholarship:
DANETTE MAY SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 May

Amt:

$2,500

  • Senior;
  • Virginia resident;
  • Fairfax County Public School transportation employee parent, grandparent, legal guardian;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Leadership ability;
  • Citizenship;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Essay (≤ 500 words);
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://fairfaxea.org/scholarships/
JOYCE E DAWKINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

4 May

Amt:

$7,500 over 3 semesters

  • Senior;
  • 3.0 or better GPA
  • Plan community college then transfer to 4-yr college/U;
  • EFC between $6,000 and $10,000;
  • Personal statement;
  • Essay (≤ 250 words);
  • Colleges to which applied;
  • Test scores;
  • Scholarships already received;
  • Activities;
  • Transcript;
  • Media waiver;
  • Have gap between costs, offered aid, and ability to pay;
  • Copy of SAR;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/scholarships/:
LESLIE KENT MEMORIAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

*NEW!

Due:

Until 200 apps received (few remaining!) OR 15 May

Amt:

$2,500

  • Senior;
  • Female;
  • US citizen;
  • Plan to study teaching;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Short biography;
  • Recommendations (3);
  • Transcript;
  • Found in Family Connection & @ http://www.sbmef.org/Scholarship/Index:
STEPHEN BUFTON MEMORIAL EDUCATION FUND

Due:

20 May

Amt:

$500

  • Senior or college student;
  • Attending school in US or Canada;
  • US  citizen, permanent resident, valid visa in US or Canada;
  • 3.0 or better GPA
  • Design project making difference in lives of other
  • Essay describing goal of project;
  • Project documentation;
  • Photo;
  • NOTE: LA Tutors reserves right to publish essays;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://www.latutors123.com/scholarship/:
LA TUTORS SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

15 Jun

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • Survived devastating illness;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Plan accredited college/U;
  • Help others w/ illness;
  • Essay (500-1,000 word);
  • Transcript;
  • Asked if US citizen or authorized to attend school;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.chaliklaw.com/cancer-survivors-scholarship/
CHALIK & CHALIK INJURY LAWYERS

RECEIVED BY:

15 Jun

Amt:

$1,500

  • Senior or college student;
  • Legal child of U.S. military veteran;
  • 17 years or older;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Legal U.S. school attendance;
  • Essay (500-word)
  • Proof of parent’s veteran status;
  • Transcript;
  • Copy of college/U acceptance letter if not already enrolled;
  • CAUTION: submitted materials become property of firm & submission grants publicity rights for winners;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://cck-law.com/child-of-an-american-veteran-scholarship/2020:
CHILD OF AN AMERICAN VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

15 June

Amt:

$1,500

COMMUNITY SUPERHERO SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

15 Jun

Amt:

$1,500

FRIEDMAN & SIMON LLP ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

15 Jun

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • Have heart disease or congenital heart defect;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Accepted / enrolled in accredited US college/U;
  • Essay (500-1,000 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Proof of diagnosis may be required;
  • CAUTION: Submission grants permission to publish essays with winners name;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.bergerandgreen.com/heart-disease-scholarship/
HEART DISEASE SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

15 Jul

Amt:

$1,000

JOHN FOY & ASSOCIATES STRONG ARM LEUKEMIA SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

15 Jun

Amt:

$1,500

SIMMRIN LAW GROUP ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

15 Jun

Amt:

$3,500

TOP CLASS ACTIONS E-CIGARETTE AWARENESS SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

15 Jun

Amt:

$1,000

  • Active duty or dependent of active duty/retired service member;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Legal attendee in US school;
  • Plan accredited Jr college, college/U;
  • Essay (500-1000 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Winners provide proof of military service;
  • CAUTION: Submission grants permission to publish if win;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://www.sinklaw.com/veterans-military-family-scholarship/
VETERANS & MILITARY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

18 Jun

Amt:

$500

FREEDOMCARE SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

30 Jun

Amt:

$1,000

DIABETES SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

30 Jun

Amt:

$1,000

IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

*NEW!

Due:

7 Jul

Amt:

Up to $8,000 renewable to $16,000

  • Senior or community college student;
  • US citizen/national/permanent resident/DACA/ Md Dream Act qualifier;
  • Metro DC resident;
  • <40 credits towards a degree;
  • Plan metro DC community college;
  • Strong academics OR improved academics;
  • Essay;
  • Recommendation;
  • Need;
  • SAR copy from FAFSA or copy tax returns;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.herbblockfoundation.org/scholarships:
HERB BLOCK SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

31 Jul

Amt:

$500

  • Senior, GED graduate, or college student;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Interest in medical field;
  • Plan accredited college/U;
  • Essay (≤ 1,000 words)
  • Document graduation & college acceptance;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.maverickdoctor.com/scholarship:
MAVERICK DOCTOR SCHOLARSHIP