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

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 Naviance Student and @ https://www.medevacfoundation.org
MEDEVAC FOUNDATION CHILDREN'S SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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:

various

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

RECEIVED BY:

10 pm, 15 June

 

Amt:

$500

  • High school diploma or GED by deadline;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Interest in social media marketing;
  • Accepted to U.S. accredited college/U;
  • Essay (500 – 1,000 words);
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.dappergoat.com/scholarship/
DAPPER GOAT SOCIAL MEDIA SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

5 pm, 15 June

Amt:

Up to $2,500

HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION CAREER & TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

15 June

Awd:

  1.  
  • Senior or College Student;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Enrolled in or accepted by an accredited college/U in the U.S.;
  • Interest in an entrepreneurial project;
  • Essay (500-1,000 words);
  • Application asks if U.S. citizen or authorized to attend school in U.S.;
  • Transcript;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.simmrinlawgroup.com/2019-entrepreneurial-scholarship/
SIMMRIN LAW GROUP ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

15 June  

 

Amt:

$1,000

VETERANS & MILITARY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

28 Jun

Amt:

$1,000 (renewable to $4,000)

ETHIOPIAN HERITAGE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

30 Jun

Amt:

$1,000

ANIDJAR & LEVINE COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

30 Jun

 

Amt:

Varies

  • Senior or college student;
  • U.S. citizen or on student visa;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Plan career in auto industry;
  • Plan full-time @ 2- 4-yr college/U or vo tech w/ associate diploma;
  • Transcript;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Copy acceptance letter;
  • Need - Basic financial info;
  • Career Goals over 5 yrs;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/scholarships/:
AUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAME SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

30 Jun

 

Awd:

$1,000

  • Senior;
  • Survived serious illness including cancer;
  • 3.0 or better GPA
  • Committed to helping others;
  • Admitted to accredited college/U;
  • Essay (500-1,000 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Proof of acceptance;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @  https://www.chaliklaw.com/cancer-survivors-scholarship/
CHALIK & CHALIK INJURY LAWYERS CANCER SURVIVORS SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

30 Jun

Amt:

$1,500

COMMUNITY SUPERHERO SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

30 Jun

Awd:

$1,500

  • Senior or college student;
  • Survivor of leukemia or leukemia survivor in immediate family;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Enrolled or accepted to an accredited college/U;
  • Essay (500-1,000 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Student name and essay may be published by Cordisco & Saile;
  • Posted in Naviance Student and @  https://www.cordiscosaile.com/leukemia-scholarship/
CORDISCO & SAILE LEUKEMIA SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

30 Jun

 

Awd:

$1,500

FRIEDMAN & SIMON LLP ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

30 Jun

Amt:

$5,000 & membership

  • Senior;
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident;
  • Commitment to teaching & early childhood education;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Academics;
  • Enroll full-time @ 2-yr, 4-yr, or votech college/U in U.S. for 10-20 year;
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Honors/awards;
  • Community service;
  • Essay (500 – 1,000);
  • Transcript from winner;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.education.com/scholarships/?cid=11.22:
FROM CLASSROOM TO CLASSROOM SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

30 Jun

Amt:

$500

  • Senior;
  • Legal resident of Canada or U.S.;
  • Enrolled or accepted at college/U in Canada or U.S.;
  • GPA 3.0 or better;
  • Essay (1,000-1,200 words);
  • Planning to study construction, engineering, landscaping, or design;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @  https://irontridentconcrete.ca/scholarship/
IRON TRIDENT CONCRETE SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

30 Jun

Amt:

$2,000

  • Direct descendant of Korean War Veteran;
  • Will attend college in DE, DC, KY, MD,NC, PA, VA, WV) in 19-20;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Proof of admission/attendance;
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Community Service;
  • Special interests/hobbies;
  • Essay (≤ 800 words);
  • Personal/educational info;
  • Transcript;
  • Contact for recommendations (2);
  • Need (copy of SAR, tax returns, written statement);
  • Photo;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.kasf.org/scholarship-info/:
KASF DESCENDENTS OF AMERICAN KOREAN WAR VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

30 Jun

Amt:

$500 - $5,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • Korean Heritage;
  • Will attend college in DE, DC, KY, MD,NC, PA, VA, WV) in 19-20;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Proof of admission/attendance;
  • Essay (≤ 800 words);
  • Personal/educational info;
  • Photo;
  • Transcript;
  • Contact for recommendations (2);
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Community Service;
  • Special interests/hobbies;
  • Need (copy of SAR, tax returns, written statement);
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.kasf.org/scholarship-info/:
KOREAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

30 Jun

Amt:

$500 - $5,000

  • 9, 10, 11 Grade;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Achievement;
  • Essay (≤ 800 words);
  • Personal/educational info;
  • Photo;
  • Transcript;
  • Contact for recommendations (2);
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Community Service;
  • Special interests/hobbies;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.kasf.org/scholarship-info/:
KOREAN AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

30 Jun

Awd:

Ten from $250 - $1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • Iranian descent;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Resume;
  • Leadership;
  • Volunteerism;
  • Transcript;
  • Copy of acceptance letter if Senior;
  • Need, SAR from FAFSA;;
  • Found in Navianchttp://www.momenifoundation.org/FAS.html ::
MOMENI FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY :

30 Jun

Awd:

Three $1,000

MOMENI SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

30 Jun

Amt:

$500

  • Senior, college, or technical school student;
  • Have sickle cell disease;
  • Reside in DC metro area;
  • 2.5 or better GPA;
  • Plan post-secondary education;
  • Essay (≤500 words);
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Transcript;
  • Sickle cell disease verification;
  • Copy of post-secondary school acceptance;
  • Photo;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ http://scancainc.org/scholarship-application/:
SICKLE CELL ASSOCIATION OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA, INC. SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

7 Jul

Amt:

$Up to $8,000 renewable up 5 yrs or to $16,000

  • Metro DC student;
  • U.S. Citizen/national, permanent resident; DACA, or dream Act qualified;
  • Attend NVCC, Montgomery College, PGCC, or CCDC;
  • Academics;
  • Recommendations;
  • SAR from FAFSA filing or copies of tax returns;
  • Essay;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ www.herbblockfoundation.org/scholarships;
HERB BLOCK SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

8 Jul

Awd:

$500

  • Senior or College Student
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Plan to study veterinary medicine or employment in an animal shelter;
  • Accepted to an accredited post-secondary school;
  • Essay (1,000 words);
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.k9sportsack.com/pages/scholarship

K9 SPORT SACK SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

15 Jul

 

Awd:

$500

  • Senior or college student;
  • Legal resident of Canada or U.S.;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Enrolled or accepted to a college/U in Canada or U.S.;
  • Essay (1,000-1,500 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Proof of acceptance;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @  https://www.epiphan.com/scholarship/
EPIPHAN VIDEO SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

15 Jul

 

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • Battled leukemia or with loved one affected by leukemia;
  • Plan to enroll or enrolled in accredited college/U;
  • Paragraph on why scholarship will help;
  • Essay (500 – 1000 words);
  • Transcript;
  • Proof of diagnosis with any form of leukemia;
  • Application asks if U.S. citizen or authorized to work or attend school in U.S.;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.johnfoy.com/strong-arm-2018-leukemia-scholarship/
THE JOHN FOY &  ASSOCIATES STRONG ARM LEUKEMIA SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

20 Jul

Amt:

$500

  • 9th – college;
  • Schooling in the U.S. or Canada;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Designed innovative project making difference in lives of others;
  • Essay;
  • Recommendation;
  • Photo
  • Permission to publish;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ www.latutors123.com/scholarship:
  • LA TUTORS SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

30 Jul

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

DUE:

31 July

Amt:

$2,500

  • Senior or college student;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Passionate about personal financial wellness;
  • Attend Full- or Part- time in Fall 2019;
  • Essay (500 – 1,000 words);
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.solvable.com/scholarship:
SOVABLE.COM SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

31 Jul

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • 18 yrs or older;
  • 2.5 or better GPA;
  • Goal of running own business;
  • Essay (2,000 words);
  • Resume;
  • Proof of student status;
  • CAUTION: Submission gives away ownership;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.village-bakery.com/scholarship:
VILLAGE BAKERY ASPIRE TO BE SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

5 pm, 1 Aug

Amt:

$1,000

NURSES MAKE A DIFFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

1 Aug

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Pursuing degree @ accredited 2- or 4-yr college/U/ or vo-tech school in the U.S.;
  • Transcript;
  • Essay (NTE 1,000 words);
  • Posted in Naviance Student & @ https://www.theyouthist.com/scholarship/
THE YOUTHIST SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

1 Aug

Amt:

$1,000-2,500

  • Senior or college student;
  • Plan to attend college/U in U.S.;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Transcript;
  • Proof of U.S. college enrollment;
  • Recommendation (1);
  • Essay (2,500-3,500 words) or video (5-10min);
  • Videos will be posted on YouTube and used by bestcarseathub.com;
  • CAUTION: Submissions become the property of bestcarseathub.com;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @  https://bestcarseathub.com/scholarship-program-2019/
BESTCARSEATHUB.COM SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

13 Sept

OR

Til 3,000 apps received whichever is first

Amt:

(Tuition, fees, course-related materials)

  • Class of 2020 Student;
  • U.S. Citizen;
  • Unweighted 3.7 or better GPA;
  • Plan to enroll full-time at accredited 4 yr. U.S. college/U;
  • Leadership
  • Extracurriculars;
  • Community service;
  • Recommendations (2);
  • Transcript;
  • ACT/SAT test scores;
  • AP Courses/AP test scores;
  • Planned major:
  • Posted in Naviance Student & @ https://www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org
CAMERON IMPACT SCHOLARSHIP

Due:

23 Sept

Amt:

Salary, Benefits, up to $18,000 for tuition; work 1.5 times the length of the scholarship

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

DUE:

25 Sep

Amt:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;
  • U.S. Citizen;
  • Attend school in U.S. (Seniors may attend in Canada);
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Video ≤ 5 min;
  • Permission to use video for promotion;
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://mattresshelp.org/scholarship/:
MATTRESS HELP SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

1 Oct 2019

Awd:

$500

DENDRA ACCOUNTING GROUP SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

15 Oct

Awd:

$1,000

  • Class of '19 or college student;
  • 3.5 or better GPA;
  • Enrolled in accredited post-secondary program in the U.S. @ due date;
  • Essay
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://housemethod.com/scholarships:
HOUSE METHOD COMMITMENT TO OUR HOMES SCHOLARSHIP

DUE:

31 Oct

Amt:

$1,500

  • Senior;
  • 2.75 or better GPA;
  • Will enroll in culinary school in America;
  • Accepted to apprenticeship, certificate program, degree program in pastry arts, or foodservice-related majors;
  • Culinary competition participation;
  • Culinary volunteer activities;
  • ACF involvement
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ www.acfchefs.org/ACF/Education/Scholarships/ACF/Education/Scholarships/:
AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION (ACF) EDUCATION FOUNDATION

DUE:

1 Nov

Amt:

$2,500

  • Senior;
  • Parent/grandparent/legal guardian employed or previously employed by FCPS in pupil transportation;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Activities;
  • Honors/Awards;
  • College information;
  • Essay (500 words);
  • Transcript;
JOYCE E. DAWKINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

RECEIVED BY:

15 Nov

Awd:

$1,000

  • Senior or college student;’
  • Legal U.S. resident;
  • 3.0 or better GPA;
  • Enrolled in accredited post-secondary program @ due date;
  • Recent academic results;
  • Contact info;
  • Essay
  • Found in Naviance Student & @ https://www.debtconsolidationloans.com/scholarship:
DEBT CONSOLIDATION LOANS 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

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

RECEIVED BY:

15 Dec

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/2019-child-of-an-american-veteran-scholarship/:
CHILD OF AN AMERICAN VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP

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:

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

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:

$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

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

DUE:

1 May 2020

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