Most scholarships that are listed are primarily for seniors. However, if you are an underclassman, this is a great place to look at what is offered throughout the year, along with requirements and deadlines.
Click on a link below to visit that edition of the Scholarship News.
Scholarship News #1, September 4, 2019
Scholarship News #2, October 14, 2019
Scholarship News #3, November 6, 2019
Scholarship News #4, November 19, 2019
Scholarship News #5, December 20, 2019
Scholarship News #6, January 16, 2020
Scholarship News #7, February 18, 2020
Scholarship News #8, February 21, 2020
Scholarship News #9, March 9, 2020
To apply for scholarships, stop by the counseling office. There is a clipboard with a list of all the current scholarships. Those that have live links where you apply online will be posted below. Others with paper applications will be available in the counseling office. You can also sign up in Naviance under the colleges tab (go to scholarships and money, then click on scholarship list).
Most listings below have a live link you can access
by clicking on the graphic to the left.
Most listings below have a live link you can access
by clicking on the graphic to the left.
Imagine America is offering a $1,000 scholarship to seniors who are attending a participating career college. (check website for participating colleges) Criteria include: minimum GPA of 2.5, financial need, community service during senior year. Class of 2020 grads may apply online starting in September 2019 and running through December 2020.
VSCA Student Essay Contest is open to students graduating in 2020. An Essay about your School Counselor could potentially win you a $1,000 Scholarship from the Virginia School Counselor Association (VSCA). You will be asked to write about a School Counselor, past or current, who has made a difference in your life. Deadline to submit essays is April 5, 2020. Questions can be sent to email@example.com
Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States. Deadline to apply online is April 15, 2020.
- Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
- Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2020
- Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
- Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
- Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
- Be under the age of 30
- Be a United States citizen
Student Essay Contest The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking submissions for its 2020 essay contest. Students are invited to consider and share their thoughts on the question: “What barriers remain today in exercising the right to vote? What changes, if any, would you make to protect or expand voting rights?" The contest is open to all students currently in grades 9 through 12 from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Deadline to submit is April 15, 2020.
Student Insights Market Research for High Education is sponsoring Student-View Scholarship Program. This is a national program which offers thirteen scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 each. GPA and ACT/SAT scores are not considered. Apply online and complete a 15 to 20 minute application survey about colleges in the area. The deadline is April 22, 2020.
Staff expertise at The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County links you directly to merit based and financial aid scholarships that are right for you. Several are listed below with brief descriptions. By clicking on the name of the scholarship, you'll be directed to that scholarship's application link.
You will need to list your counselor and their email for them to send a transcript to the committee on your behalf.
The Arthur John Leavenworth-Eureka Lodge #195 Scholarship offers two scholarships to high school seniors, one from TAHS and one from FDHS. The number one criteria is financial need. Other criteria include academics, extra-curricular activities and/or community service, honors and achievements, and student goals. Two scholarships will be given in the amount of $500 each. Deadline for online application is April 14, 2020.
George W. Shreckhise Memorial Scholarship offers two $2,000 scholarships. Eligible students must be admitted to or currently enrolled at Virginia Tech with a major in horticulture or go directly to Virginia Tech and major in horticulture. Consideration will be given to the student’s character, self-motivation, leadership qualities, and community involvement. Apply on-line by April 14, 2020.
The Dennis R. & Patricia R. Early Scholarship offers a renewable $4,000 award to Rockingham County high school students who are interested in studying in the fields of math or science (nursing, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, computer science or any other math or science related fields) or in becoming a K-12 math or science teacher. This scholarship is intended to support students who plan to attend BRCC, Bridgewater College, JMU, or EMU. Criteria include: 3.0 or better GPA while enrolled full-time, Financial need, Academic performance, character, and civic/community service. Deadline to apply online is April 20, 2020.
The Early Ace Scholarship was established to support graduating seniors from the cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton and Waynesboro, and the counties of Rockingham, Augusta and Shenandoah who plan to attend a 4 year Virginia college. A $7,000 scholarship will be awarded to those eligible to receive the Federal Pell Grant. Students must be planning to work toward a bachelor’s degree with a science, engineering, or business major. A student pursuing a degree in a field of study other than those listed above may apply, but must clearly communicate the viability of his/her chosen career path in the application.. This scholarship is renewable as long as the student is in good standing academically and maintains a gpa of 3.0 or higher while being enrolled full time. Recipient must agree to meet periodically during the academic year with a mentor which may be arranged by TCFHR. Preference will be given to first generation college students. The selection committee will consider: financial need, academic performance, character/drive to succeed, and field of study/career path. Online application is due by April 28, 2020.
The Samuel R. Bowman, II Endowed Scholarship (BRCC) is for Latino seniors who plan to or already attend BRCC. Consideration will also be given to the student’s potential for academic success, character, determination, self-motivation, leadership qualities, and community involvement. Demonstrated financial need is a significant criterion for the scholarship. Recipients must enroll in a full-time load of classes and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7. This is a $2,000 renewable scholarship. Apply on-line by April 28, 2020.
The Samuel R. Bowman, II Endowed Scholarship (JMU) is for Latino seniors who plan to or already attend JMU. Consideration will also be given to the student’s potential for academic success, character, determination, self-motivation, leadership qualities, and community involvement. Demonstrated financial need is a significant criterion for the scholarship. Recipients must enroll in a full-time load of classes and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7. This is a $4,000 renewable scholarship. Apply on-line by April 28, 2020.
Emory & Henry College Scholarship will be awarded annually for four years at $1,500 per year to a qualified, admitted Emory & Henry College student pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Additional criteria include: 2.5 min. GPA, good character, self-motivation, leadership qualities, and community involvement. Online application is due by May 4, 2020.
PB & J Scholarship Fund is offering $500-$1,000 in scholarship money to students who have experienced challenges in their life and have the drive to succeed. This scholarship is open to college-bound seniors planning to attend accredited 2 or 4 year colleges for the fall 2020 semester. Online application deadline is May 31, 2020. Essay on “challenges you have encountered and how you’ve overcome them along with your aspirations for college, your career, and why” are needed along with a recommender and school counselor information.
The Esperanza Fund has extended their deadline until June 1. This scholarship is for students who either were born outside of the US, or both of their parents were born outside of the US. The scholarship ranges from $5000 to $20000.
New scholarship website: www.scholarshipsharing.org. From there, specific scholarships are listed, along with scholarship organizations and individual colleges. This is a GREAT untapped resource.
Click on the graphic to visit the website to show listing of scholarships nationwide.