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ABBOT AND FENNER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.  The winner(s) of this annual $1,000 scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline.  All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions.

Eligibility:

  • Available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.
How to Apply:

Deadline:  June 14th.  

 

AES ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped.  For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.  The $500 scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study.  This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.  Applicants are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

How to Apply:

            Students must submit an essay of no more that 1000 words in answer to the question that is posted on the AES website:  http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm.   

Deadline:  October 6, 2014.

 

AFCEA STEM Teachers for America's Future

The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering at least 50 scholarships of $5,000 each to students actively pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) subjects at a U.S. middle or secondary school. The scholarships are made possible by generous contributions from Booz Allen Hamilton, Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, J. Spargo & Associates, ManTech International Corporation, Verizon Terremark, AFCEA International and several of AFCEA's regional chapters.

Eligibility:

  • Must be U.S. citizen.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Undergraduate candidates must be attending an accredited U.S. college or university on-campus Majoring in secondary education or a STEM field for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects in a U.S. middle or secondary school.
  • Undergraduate applications will be accepted from current sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Graduate-level candidates must be currently enrolled in at least two semester-equivalent classes at an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • Credential and licensure students must have completed a bachelor's degree in a STEM major.

 

Deadline:  April 1st.  Application and additional information is available at http://stem.afcea.org.

 

AGNES COOK VPW SCHOLARSHIP

Virginia Press Women, an organization of men and women dedicated to excellence in journalism and other communications professions, is proud to offer a $550 scholarship to a deserving Virginia college student interested in pursuing a career in communications.  This scholarship is open to any Virginia College student or any Virginia resident attending an out of state college.  Applicants must be planning a career in journalism, photo journalism, public relations or another related communication field.  However, they do not have to be enrolled in a journalism degree program to qualify, but strong evidence of a commitment to the field of communication is essential.  The scholarship competition is open to female and male students and to undergraduate and graduate students. Members of Virginia Press Women receive additional consideration.

 Eligibility:

  • Three work samples
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation

 Deadline:  May 23rd.  Applications and additional information is available at

www.vpwfoundation.org

 

ALPHA DELTA KAPPA SCHOLARSHIP

Alpha Delta Kappa is an international sorority honoring outstanding female educators. Our sorority is of an altruistic nature. This spring the Alpha Omicron Chapter in Woodstock, Va. would like to offer a $500 scholarship to a deserving student.

Eligibility:

  • Must be an education major or must be planning to declare education as a major. Student may also reapply for the scholarship each year.
  • The recipient must send proof of being an education major during the summer prior to receipt of money.
  • Student may be male or female.
  • Student must be a resident of Shenandoah County.
  • The scholarship applicant will be notified in May of the year applied if the applicant is accepted as the recipient; however, the money will be awarded, no sooner than August prior to the Junior year in college.
  • Grades, activities, and need will be considered.
  • A copy of the applicant's transcript must be sent along with the application.
  • Two letters of recommendation from adults who are not related to the applicant must be sent directly to Shirley Moyers, P.O. Box 347, Woodstock: VA 22664.
  • Applicant must explain why he/she is interested in a teaching career. (No more than one sheet of paper, please.)
  • The applicant must possess qualities of initiative, good character, motivation, a pleasant personality, leadership and good citizenship.

Deadline:  April 17, 2014.  Print applications and instructions from Alpha Delta Kappa

 

Andrews Officers’ Spouses’ Club Scholarship

The scholarship is open to dependents (children and spouses) of active duty, DoD civilian, guard, reserves, retired or deceased service members assigned to or living on JBA or the National Capital Region. All ranks and all branches of service are encouraged to apply.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, written essay, leadership, honors, athletics, community service, and work experience. Financial need is not taken into consideration.

The minimum scholarship award is $1,500.

Deadline: April 1, 2014.  Applications and additional information can be found at

www.andrewsosc.org

 

Angela Nies Memorial Scholarship

The Harrisonburg Women’s Service League is pleased to announce the availability of an up to $1,000 scholarship for a woman seeking to improve her job skills and training through higher education.  This scholarship, made available through the club’s charity account, can be applied to the summer or fall semester of the 2014 academic year. 

 Eligibility:

  • A Virginia resident
  • Enrolled currently or have been accepted for enrollment as a student by an educational institution beyond high school
  • Enrolled in a course of study that will qualify the applicant for employment in a specific field or will improve the applicant’s skills in her present area of employment
  • Able to demonstrate need for financial assistance

Deadline: Closed for 2014. Application and additional information is available here.

 

ARMY NURSE CORPS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

In 1976, a group of retired Army Nurse Corps Officers expressed their desire to continue the camaraderie and close ties of the Army Nurse Corps in retired life and to establish a means of communication by, for and about Army nurses. The Retired Army Nurse Corps Association (RANCA) emerged and was incorporated in 1977. In 2000, the name was changed to the Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) to better reflect the membership composition.  Membership is comprised of Army Nurse Corps officers from the Active Army, Army National Guard or the Army Reserve.

The purpose of the Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship Program is to provide $3,000.00 scholarships to nursing students who are attending colleges and universities with accredited baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs, including AD-BSN, BSN accelerated nursing, anesthesia, masters and doctoral programs.  Other non-traditional nursing programs may also be eligible. The Army Nurse Corps Association does not have an official relationship with the US Army, the Army Nurse Corps or the Reserve Officer Training Corps.  Therefore, there is not a military service obligation for the student receiving this scholarship.

Eligibility:

  • Nursing students who plan to enter a component of the US Army and are enrolled in a program not funded by any component of the US Army.
  • Nursing students who have previously served in a component of the US Army.
  • Army Nurse Corps officers in any US Army component enrolled in a nursing or other eligible program not funded by the US Army.
  • Army enlisted soldiers in any US Army component enrolled in a nursing program not funded by the US Army.
  • Nursing students whose parent(s) and/or spouse are or have served in any component of the US Army.

Deadline:  April 15th.  Applications and additional information is available at http://e-anca.org/ANCAEduc.htm

 

Army Officers’ Wives Club Greater Washington Area

Each year, AOWCGWA and the Fort Myer Thrift Shop (a 501 exempt non-profit organization) raise money through donations and consignments of clothing and household items.  Dedicated volunteers generously give of their time working numerous hours every year at the Thrift Shop to raise funds for Scholarships and Grants.

To be eligible for the scholarship, all of the following criteria must be met by an applicant:

  • Applicants must be the child (up to age 22) or spouse of active duty, retired or deceased US ARMY PERSONNEL, officer or enlisted, who maintain a current military dependent ID card.
  • Applicants must be attending (if applying as a college student) or plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution in a degree program for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • High school senior and college applicants must have a minimum 3.0 Grade Point average in their current program.
  • Both applicants and their sponsors must live in one of the following cities or counties located in the Greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area:
  1. District of Columbia
  2. In Maryland, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery or Prince George's County
  3. In Virginia, the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Stafford or Prince William or the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas or Manassas Park

An exception to this requirement may be allowed if the sponsor is deployed on an unaccompanied assignment or, for an applicant in the high school senior category, if the applicant remains in the area to finish the applicant's senior year when the sponsor has been reassigned.  College students whose sponsors live in one of the counties or cities listed above but who attend college elsewhere are considered to be eligible to apply for a scholarship so long as they live with their sponsors when school is not in session.

Deadline:  March 28, 2014.  Additional information and applications are available at http://www.aowcgwa.org/.  

 

ASCO Numatics Engineering Scholarship

ASCO Numatics, a division of Emerson, is the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation solutions, flow control, and pneumatics.  We are proud to offer engineering college scholarships aimed at rewarding exceptional undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in manufacturing and processing engineering. 

ASCO Numatics will award two $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. Additionally, ASCO Numatics will make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled. The scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the engineering, instrumentation, systems, and automation professions, particularly as they relate to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies.  Scholarship recipients may be eligible for an ASCO Numatics internship.

Eligibility:

  • For the 2013/2014 school year, applicants must be entering junior or senior year in a four-year undergraduate degree program, or enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited U.S. educational institution.
  • Have at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Scholarships will be paid directly to recipient’s educational institution.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident.
  • Winning participants are not eligible to apply for future ASCO Numatics scholarships.
  • ASCO Numatics employees and relatives are not eligible for the scholarship.

 

Deadline:  March 31, 2014.  Applications and additional information are available at

www.asconumatics.com/apply.

 

BUICK ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

It starts with good grades. But goes beyond.  A dedicated student. A leader in school. A volunteer worker. A college-bound and community-minded individual.   The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program wants to reward students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom—and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. It's a reward for what you've made of yourself and the difference you are making for others.

Recipients will be awarded one scholarship at either of the two award levels:

  • 1,000 Buick Achievers Scholarships of $2,000 (one-time awards)
  • 100 Buick Achievers National Scholarships of up to $25,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, and one additional year for those entering a five-year engineering program.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Eligiblity:

  • Be high school seniors or graduates or be current undergraduate students
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university for the entire 2013-14 academic year (excluding proprietary and online schools)
  • Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business related programs of study. See the list of eligible majors.
  • Be interested in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries
  • Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States
  • Excluded from consideration are employees and relatives of employees of Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America and their affiliates and subcontractors, and GM Foundation Directors, Officers, and staff and their relatives. Although GM employees are not eligible, relatives of General Motors employees are eligible. 

Award Criteria:

 Scholarship recipients are selected based on the following factors:

  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Participation and leadership in community and school activities, work experience, and interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industry
  • Please note special consideration will be given to the following applicants: first-generation college, female, minority, military veteran or a dependent of military personnel.
  • The majority of the scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in Engineering/Technology fields.

 

Deadline:  Closed for 2014.  Applications and additional information is available at: www.buickachievers.com.

 

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE CENTRAL BLUE RIDGE

Founded in 1992, the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is one of the largest philanthropic organizations in our region.  We serve the communities of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta, Nelson and Highland Counties of Virginia. The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge administers over 20 scholarship funds for graduating seniors and adults pursuing higher education. Each scholarship has its own specific purpose, selection and eligibility criteria.

Eligiblity: 

  • Official Transcripts
  • Two letters of Recommendation
  • Additional documents as required by each scholarship
 

Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County High School Scholarships

  • Community Scholarship for Excellence
  • Kenneth L. Jones Memorial Scholarship
  • Ganelle Hargrove Cook Scholarship
  • Martin Lightsey Scholarship for Technical Education

Stuarts Draft High School Scholarships

  • A. Gordon Houff Memorial Scholarship
  • Roy B. Martin Memorial Scholarship-SDHS

Riverheads High School Scholarships

  • Christopher Dewitt Rockwell Memorial Scholarship
  • Morgan R. Funk Memorial Scholarship
  • R. S. Yeago, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Robert E. Lee High School Scholarships

  • The McSwain Scholarship

Waynesboro High School Scholarships

  • Waynesboro High School Alumni Scholarship
  • Lindsay Ree Hyson Memorial Scholarship 
  • V.F. & Susan S. Reynolds Scholarship
  • Roy B. Martin Memorial Scholarship-WHS
  • Louis and Emily M. Spilman Scholarship

Fort Defiance High School Scholarships

  • Ethel Driver Memorial Scholarship
  • Fritz Stout Memorial Scholarship

Nelson County High School Scholarship

  • Montebello Scholarship

Adult Scholarships

  • Ganelle Hargrove Cook Scholarship
  • Peter Veglahn Memorial Scholarship (offered to a college student pursuing a human resource career)
  • Montebello Scholarship

Uniontown, PA Area Students

  • Tyler James Grimm Memorial Scholarship(available to students in Uniontown, PA) 

DEADLINE: Closed for 2014.  Applications and additional information is available at


 

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF HARRISONBURG AND ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County is a nonprofit organization established for the purpose of developing philanthropic funds for our community’s benefit. Distributions from these funds will be used to address issues of concern that affect our quality of life…today and for years to come.


Visit the Scholarships section of our website to learn about the different opportunities for area students.

http://www.the-community-foundation.org

 

CREW NETWORK SCHOLARSHIP

The CREW Network & CREW Foundation Scholarship Endowment program is for women pursuing an education that will lead to a career in the commercial real estate industry, and offers an internship in brokerage to encourage women to consider this career choice. The CREW Network & CREW Foundation Scholarship(s) will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and interest in commercial real estate as a career, and is intended to help finance the educational endeavors of female undergraduate students during their junior or senior years of academic preparation.
  • Scholarship recipients will complete an internship at a commercial real estate brokerage firm during the summer following the academic year for which the scholarship grant was awarded.
  • Scholarship recipients will participate in the CREW Network eMentoring program during at least the last 12 months following the grant of the scholarship.
The number of awards, and the specific dollar amount of each award which will not be less than $5,000 (to cover tuition and books) and will be identified based upon the availability of interest income from the Endowment, contributions and matching corporate funds.

Eligibility: 

  • Female student
  • Enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university with an accredited real estate program. (Applications will also be considered if the applicant is a female student enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university that does not have an accredited real estate program, but where the applicant is enrolled in business, finance, architecture, engineering, or other related field of study where it is the applicant’s intent to pursue a career in commercial real estate.)
  • The applicant must be of junior or senior standing.
  • The applicant must have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Deadline:  April 25, 2014.  Application and additional information is available at http://www.crewnetwork.org.

 

Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship

The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship ($11,000) is available for award to a full-time graduate student who is pursuing an advanced degree and is preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Currently a full-time student in a graduate program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance and expecting to be enrolled in the spring 2014 semester (including spring 2014 graduates).
  • Baccalaureate degree or its equivalent.
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
  • Recommendation by your academic advisor or the dean of the graduate program.
  • Student has not been a past winner of a scholarship program administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

Criteria for Scholarship Award:

  • Statement of proposed career plan in state and local government finance and proposed plan of graduate study.
  • Plans to pursue a career in state or local government finance.
  • Past academic record and work experience.
  • Strength of past coursework and present plan of study, as it relates to a career in the public sector.
  • Letters of recommendation from your academic advisor, the dean of the graduate program, and others.
  • Undergraduate and graduate grade point averages.

 

Deadline:  Closed for 2014.  Application and additional information is available at www.gfoa.org

 

Dupont Community Credit Union Scholarships

For the 19th year, DuPont Community Credit Union is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior at each of the following public schools in our membership area and one adult continuing their education.

Bath County | Broadway | Buffalo Gap | Central | East Rockingham | Fort Defiance | Harrisonburg | Highland County | Parry McCluer | Riverheads | Robert E. Lee | Rockbridge | Spotswood | Stonewall Jackson | Strasburg | Stuarts Draft | Turner Ashby | Waynesboro | Wilson Memorial | Private School, Home Schooled or Member | Adult Continuing Education

Scholarship Guidelines:

  • scholarship proceeds must be used to attend at least a two-year accredited educational institution.
  • scholarship is a one-time award.
  • applications and requirements will be forwarded to the scholarship committee at DuPont Community Credit Union.
  • includes members living outside our service area, not attending a service area public school.
  • someone age 23 or older pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree living inside our service area.

 

Deadline:  April 18, 2014 12:00 midnight.  Applications and additional information is available www.mydccu.com

 

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarships

Epsilon Sigma Alpha is a non-profit Service Organization.  The ESA Foundation offers numerous scholarships and grants each year.  In 2012 they awarded 200 scholarships/grants for a total of $217,000  with recipients from all states and internationally.

Deadline:  Closed for 2014.   Additional information is available at http://epsilonsigmaalpha.org

 

Frances N. Wimer Recruitment Grant

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is an organization whose purposes are to unite women educators of the world and to advance the professional interests and positions of women in education; to stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to inform the membership of economic, social, political, and educational issues to the end that they may become intelligent functioning members of a world society.  The Frances N. Wimer Grant consists of $2,000 paid directly to a rising junior or senior at an accredited community college or four-year college/university who plans to pursue a teaching career.

Eligibility:

  • A female, rising junior or senior or graduate level at a college/university in Virginia;
  • Majoring in a teacher preparation curriculum;
  • Carrying a full-time credit load as determined by her university/college;
  • Maintaining at least a 3.0 grade average;
  • Resident of the greater Richmond area: City of Richmond, counties of Henrico, Powhatan, Goochland, Chesterfield, Charles City, New Kent, and Hanover.

Deadline:  April 1, 2014.  Application available here.

 

 

THE FRANK L. GREATHOUSE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP

             The 2012 Frank L. Greathouse Accounting Scholarship of $5000 is available for awarding to one or more undergraduate or graduate students preparing for a career in state and local government finance. The winner will be invited to attend the Government Finance Officers Association annual conference.

 Eligibility:

 1. Currently a full time student in undergraduate or graduate accounting program preparing for a career in state and local government finance. Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded.

2. Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.

3. Recommendation by student’s academic advisor or the chair of the accounting program.

4. Student has not been a past winner of the scholarship program administered by the GFOA of the United States and Canada.

Deadline:  Closed for 2014.  Applications and additional information are available under “Student Opportunities” at www.gfoa.org.

 

FRIENDS OF VALLEY CHARITIES SCHOLARSHIP

The Friends of Valley Charities Scholarship has been established for a JMU student who either has cancer or is directly affected by cancer. Currently the scholarship will vary each year and the amount will be determined by FVC. Recipient should have demonstrated a keen dedication to specific personal and educational goals. The recipient should be considered active, cheerful, enthusiastic and driven! Special consideration but not required is Community Service to the Harrisonburg or student’s home community. This scholarship has no required minimum GPA, however, preference is given to those students that have over a 2.0 cum GPA.

Eligibility:

  • The Friends of Valley Charities Scholarship is a one-year award for a sophomore, junior, or senior.

Deadline: October 15th.  Application and additional information is available at http://fvconline.org/scholarship.shtml

 

GE-RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and GE are proud to launch the GE-Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholarship Program, an $8 million initiative to provide up to two hundred four-year scholarships over the next decade to students who embody leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.  Through the program, up to twenty students will be chosen annually to receive a $10,000 scholarship, renewable for up to three years — for a total of up to $40,000 per student. During the summer of 2011, the first cohort of scholars will be recognized at an awards ceremony.

"Ronald Reagan believed in educating and inspiring the future leaders of tomorrow," said Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., board chair of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. "The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program enables us to continue this tradition and keep his spirit alive among the youth of today."

Eligibility:

  • demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, at home, at the workplace, and within the community;
  • be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization;
  • be recommended by an authority figure, such as a student activity advisor, community service coordinator, coach, employer, teacher, counselor, or religious leader;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (3.0 or greater GPA or equivalent);
  • demonstrate financial need;
  • be a citizen of the United States of America;
  • graduate from high school in Winter 2011 or Spring 2012; and
  • use scholarship funds for student tuition, room, and board while pursuing a bachelor's degree at an accredited U.S. college or university in Fall 2012.

Deadline:  Closed for 2014.  Applications and additional information is available at www.reaganfoundation.org

 

Gilman International Scholarships

            The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship program aims to broaden the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduate who have been traditionally under-represented in U.S. study abroad and those with high financial need.  Founded under the International Academic Opportunities Act of 2000, this congressionally funded program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. 

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Gilman Scholarship Program, we are proud to announce the expansion of our summer awards to include all academic majors. We anticipate this will be our most competitive cycle ever so please encourage your students to seek your guidance and utilize all available Gilman resources.   Recipients cannot study abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or Cuba.

Eligibility:

  • Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution
  • United States citizen
  • Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad
  • Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks in one country and no more than an academic year
  • Receiving academic credit
  • Study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba

Deadline:  Check website for current datesApplications and additional information is available at http://www.iie.org/gilman.

 

Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship

The Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship ($6,000 each) is available for awarding to four students enrolled in part-time graduate study that are employees of a state or local government and are preparing to continue their career in state and local government finance.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Employed at least two years by one or more state or local governments.
  • Recommendation by your employer.
  • Currently a part-time student in a graduate program in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, economics, or business administration that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance and expecting to be enrolled in the spring 2014 semester (including spring 2014 graduates).
  • Baccalaureate degree or its equivalent.
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
  • Recommendation by your academic advisor or dean of the graduate program.
  • Student has not been a past winner of a scholarship program administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. 

Criteria for Scholarship Award:

  • Statement of proposed career plan in state and local government finance and proposed plan of graduate study.
  • Plans to pursue a career in state or local government finance.
  • Past academic record and work experience.
  • Strength of past coursework and present plan of study as it relates to a career in the public sector.
  • Letters of recommendation from your employer, your academic advisor or dean of the graduate program, and others.
  • Undergraduate and graduate grade point averages.

Deadline:  Closed for 2014.  Application and additional information is available at www.gfoa.org

 

Mrs. Guy Roop Scholarship

The Mrs. Guy Roop Scholarship is awarded to a mature adult who is currently in college/university or who has been accepted for the first time to complete or improve education in any field.  The minimum scholarship shall be $1,000.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and resident of Virginia
  • Have plans for improving competencies in present areas of employment
  • Gave plans to attend a Virginia school offering an accredited course in your chosen field
  • Be in need of financial assistance.

 Deadline:  May 1, 2014.  Application available here.

 

HENRICOPOLIS SWCD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

             Each year, Henricopolis SWCD offers three $1,000 scholarships through an endowment with Colonial Agricultural Education Foundation.  Two high school seniors and one student already in college may be chosen to receive these awards.

 Eligibility:

  • Henrico County resident
  • Attend or plan to attend a Virginia state supported college or university
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA in major field of study
  • Major in a conservation related field such as environmental science, forestry, meteorology, or agriculture

 Deadline:  Closed for 2014.  Applications and additional information is available at www.co.henrico.va.us/swcd.

 

LADIES BOARD NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

The Ladies Board Nursing Scholarship program was established in 1959 to award supplemental funds to worthy nursing students. The Gift Shop at Inova Loudoun Hospital, Twice Is Nice Thrift Shop in Leesburg, our Lights of Love remembrance program and the Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale raise funds for this important project. Amounts awarded range from $700 to $2,000.

Eligibility:

  • A copy of your letter of acceptance into an accredited school of nursing. This is a REQUIRED part of your application. Funds are not available for pre-clinical studies.
  • Financial need established in writing.
  • Academic performance. If you are currently enrolled in a qualifying program, please include a copy of your last semester grades. High school students need to enclose a copy of last semester grades.
  • Residence or work in Loudoun County.

Deadline: April 8, 2014.  Application and additional information is available at

 www.ladiesboard.org.  

 

The Minorities in Government Scholarship

             The Minorities in Government Scholarship of $5000 is available for awarding to an upper division undergraduate or graduate student of  public administration, political science, economics, finance or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management). The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize outstanding performance by minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance.

Eligibility:

  1. Currently full or part time upper division undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management).
  2. Belong to one of the following groups (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau): Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino
  3. Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
  4. Recommendation by student’s academic advisor, department chair (undergraduate students), or dean of the graduate program (graduate students).
  5. Student has not been a past winner of a scholarship program administered by the GFOA of the United States or Canada.

Deadline:  Closed for 2014.  Applications and additional information are available under “Student Opportunities” at www.gfoa.org.

Northern Shenandoah Master Gardeners Association (NSVMGA) Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is a memorial to remember those active NSVMGA Master Gardeners who have died during their volunteer service to the Master Gardener (MG) program. We have lost many good people in their fight against cancer and other diseases but who continued to serve as Master Gardeners and as volunteers in their communities throughout their time with us.  The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association is comprised of volunteers with Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program dedicated to working with communities to encourage and support research based environmentally sound horticultural practices through sustainable landscape educational programs.

The NSVMGA Memorial Scholarship will be offered to an accredited Virginia College or university student who graduated from a high school or home school program in the counties in the NSVMGA area and who meets the following criteria:

Eligiblity:

  • Be a graduate of a high school in the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association (NSVMGA) area or have been home schooled in the area and have earned a high school diploma.
  • Be a rising senior in horticulture or related plant or agricultural science field of study at an accredited 4 year college or university in Virginia.
  • Have a 3.2 GPA or better in your declared major in plant or agricultural science field and an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Be, or have been, a member or been a volunteer in a community service organization, Cooperative Extension Service, or similar organization in an agricultural program within the past 4 years.
  • Be a citizen of the United States of America.

Deadline:  June 1, 2014.  Applications and additional information is available at

http://nsvmga.org/.

 

QUOTA INTERNATIONAL OF HARRISONBURG FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Quota International, Inc. is an international service organization of executives and professionals united in service and consist of Quota Clubs throughout the world.  One aspect of Quota’s service program is focused on raising the public’s awareness of help and hope available to individuals with speech and hearing impairments.  It is the purpose of the Quota Scholarship of $2,500 to provide financial aid to individuals at the local level and is available to two specific groups of students.

Eligibility:

  • Individuals with hearing or speech impairments who are currently, or plan to be full time students at any accredited college or university.  These individuals may pursue any course of study which leads toward a degree, either at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Individuals who are currently, or plan to be full time students pursuing an accredited course of study leading toward a degree, at either the graduate or undergraduate level, which will prepare them to work with hearing or speech impaired people.

Deadline:  April 15, 2014.  Application available here.

 

The Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates Educational Foundation Scholarships

The Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates Educational Foundation was formed in 2000 to provide scholarship or grant funds for students of the professions including accounting, law, medicine and engineering and students who have an interest in a career in governmental service, public administration or public service in Virginia. The Foundation is also proud to provide grants to organizations and individuals for the purpose of providing continuing education to the public sector including grants for research and seminars. With the cost of higher education on the rise, the Foundation aims to aid successful students in achieving affordable educations.

Deadline:  November 1.  Application and additional information available at

            http://www.rfca.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=64&Itemid=72

RURAL HEALTH ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

 The Virginia Farm Bureau Rural Health Advisory Committee is pleased to announce its 2012 Rural Health Essay Scholarship Contest!  Write an essay – send in a resume along with the entry form – it is that easy!

There are two divisions:  College and High School

There are two winners in each division:  First prize is $1,000.00 and second prize is $500.00

 Eligibility:

  • Open to any high school or college student from a county Farm Bureau member-household.
  • Participants must prepare a typed essay of no fewer than 400 words, titled “My Future Career in Rural Health in Virginia.”
  • Entries must be accompanied by an official entry form or photocopy thereof and resume.
  • Each essay must be the work of the student submitting it.
  • Winning essays will be chosen from entries by students planning to work in health-related fields, including specialized areas of veterinary medicine that have an impact on human health and wellness.
  • Essays will be judged on use of the contest theme; participants’ understanding of their career path’s requirements and responsibilities; participants’ explanation of why they’ve chosen their respective career paths; and general grammar, spelling and organization.

Deadline:  March 31.  Applications and additional information is available at

 www.vafb.com.

 

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships

Since 2006, the Scarlett Family Foundation has awarded over $2,600,000 in college scholarships to middle Tennessee students in pursuit of a business degree. These students are attending public and private colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Eligibility:

1. Graduated high school (or GED) from one of the eligible Tennessee counties.

2. Demonstrate financial need via 1040 tax return.

3. GPA of 2.5 or higher.

4. Pursuing a business degree at a 4-yr, non-profit college or university.

5. Planning to enroll full-time in the fall of 2014.

The qualified applicant has demonstrated entrepreneurial interests or leadership as evidenced by any of the following:

•starting your own business;

•participation in one or more business-related organizations like DECA, FBLA, Youth About Business, Junior Achievement and The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship;

•through other business related initiatives and any endeavors or work experience you have offered as community service.

Deadline:  Closed for 2014.  Applications and additional information is available at www.scarlettfoundation.org

 

Smith Mountain American Association of University Women ( SMAAUW)

The Smith Mountain Chapter of the American Association of University Women (SMAAUW) is offering two $1,500 scholarships in 2013 to women to assist them in continuing their education. This is a one-time award which will be forwarded directly to the recipient's chosen college for tuition only. There is no restriction on academic area of study. Achievement, financial need, potential, and character may all be considered in selecting the award recipient.

Eligibility:

  • Be a woman who graduated from high school (or GED);
  • Reside permanently in Franklin, Bedford or Pittsylvania county; and
  • Be currently enrolled in a university, college or community college in Virginia.

Deadline:  April 7, 2014.  Application available here.

 

Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund

In keeping with its long-standing tradition of helping women succeed, the Talbots Charitable Foundation is proud to present the 2014 Talbots Scholarship Foundation and the Nancy Talbot Scholarship Award for perseverance and ingenuity, which is presented in memory of the founder of Talbots. This program empowers women to enrich themselves through learning and achieve a college education later in life.

This program includes one $30,000 Nancy Talbot Scholarship Award, which is named in memory of the founder of Talbots, and 30 $5,000 awards.  The Nancy Talbot Award will be presented to an extraordinary finalist distinguished by her entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to community service, academic credentials, recommendations and financial need.

Eligibility:

  • Be women currently residing in the United States or Canada
  • Be women who have earned a high school diploma or their GED on or before September 2004
  • Be enrolled or planning to enroll in full- or part-time undergraduate study at an accredited 2- or 4- year college or university or vocation-technical school
  • Be attending the full 2014-15 academic year and receiving a degree no earlier than May 2015
  • Have at least two semesters (24 credit hours or more) remaining to complete an undergraduate degree as of the beginning of the 2014 fall academic term

Deadline:  Closed for 2014.  Applications and additional information are available at

          https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/talbotswomen.

 

VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION FOR LEGAL STAFF (VALS)

VALS, the association for legal professionals, is organized for the purpose of providing education to those engaged in the legal services profession.  Its mission is achieved by promoting the ethical conduct of its members by sponsoring programs on continuing legal education and professionalism within the Commonwealth of Virginia and through its continued commitment to the NALS Code of Ethics.  Each year VALS presents a $1,500 scholarship to a student based on need, ambition, and merit for the purpose of furthering the student’s education in the legal field.

Eligibility:

  • Cumulative Grade Transcript
  • Autobiographical statement
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty member of school applicant  is attending

Deadline:  April 1, 2014.  Additional information and application are available at: http://www.v-a-l-s.org.

Virginia Council on Women STEM Essay Contest

The Virginia Council on Women in collaboration with the Science Museum of Virginia is pleased to present the 2014 STEM Essay Contest.  The purpose of the Council on Women (Council) is to help women reach their potential and maximize their contribution to society and the Commonwealth as wage earners and citizens. The Council has initiated several projects to meet this goal, one being the annual essay contest for young women in high school. Opportunities offered to women early in life will help lead to their success as productive and resourceful citizens.

The awardee will receive a $5,000 scholarship to an institution of higher education provided through the fundraising efforts of the Council.  Other smaller scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of the Council. The winning essay will be selected by a panel of judges who have degrees in or background in STEM fields; along with members of the Council.

Eligibility:

  • Reside in Virginia
  • Young women enrolled in their junior or senior year in high school
  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Deadline:    March 30, 2014, 9:00 p.m.  Application and guidelines are available at

https://commonwealth.virginia.gov/information/council-on-women/         

  

Virginia Credit Union - Dorothy J. Hall Scholarship

Each year Virginia Credit Union recognizes outstanding student members through its Dorothy J. Hall Scholarship program. For the 2014-2015 academic year, Virginia Credit Union will award 25 college scholarships in amounts up to $2,500.

Eligibility:

  • Have joined Virginia Credit Union by September 30, 2013.
  • Be the primary member of their own account (the first name listed on a VACU account), not just a joint owner on someone else’s account
  • Applicant’s account must be in good standing
  • Must be a graduating high school senior or a rising college freshman, sophomore, junior or senior who will be taking at least nine credit hours per semester at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicant may be in either an undergraduate program or an associate’s degree program at a community college.  Graduate students are not eligible.
  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Previous winners are not eligible

 

Deadline:  March 31, 2014.  Additional information and applications are available at www.vacu.org

THE VTCA AGGREGATE PRODUCER SCHOLARSHIP

The Associate Membership of the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance is composed of suppliers to Virginia’s transportation construction industry.  The VTCA, the Architectural/Engineering membership and the Aggregate Producer membership of the VTCA are proud to offer the following scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Contractor Scholarship Program

The Contractor membership of the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance is proud to offer the new Contractor Scholarship Program.  The Contractor Scholarship is generously funded by our Contractor members and will provide support to employees, spouses and dependent children of people who work for VTCA member companies.  This new scholarship will provide up to $4,000 for deserving men and women.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States. Employees, spouses and

dependent children of VTCA member companies are welcome to apply.

  • This program is for undergraduates only. Applicants must be completing their

senior year of high school or be enrolled in a college, community college, university or trade school in pursuit of a degree in Virginia. [Applicants must be enrolled at, or have an acceptance letter from, an accredited institution at the time of the scholarship award.]

  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A recipient of a scholarship in one year may apply the following year, and may

receive preference based upon performance. VTCA reserves the right, however, to award the scholarship to another applicant whose qualifications exceed those of a previous recipient.

Deadline:  May 9, 2014.  Applications and additional information are available on line http://vtcaonline.com/about_vtca/programs/vtca_programs_and_scholarships/.

 

Associate Scholarship Program

The Associate Membership of the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance is composed of suppliers to Virginia's transportation construction industry. The Associates offer two scholarships each year to children of member companies -- The Associate Scholarship and The Rutherfoord Companies Scholarship.  Students in a two-year college program are eligible for up to $1,500. Students in a four-year college program are eligible for up to $3,000.  

Eligibility:

  • Must have a parent employed by a VTCA member company
  • Must be completing their senior year of high school or be enrolled full time at an accredited institution of higher learning in an undergraduate program
  • Applicants will preferably have a demonstrated interest in some area of the transportation industries
  • A GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required, plus extracurricular and leadership activities

Deadline:  May 9, 2014.  Applications and additional information are available on line http://vtcaonline.com/about_vtca/programs/vtca_programs_and_scholarships/.

 

Transportation Engineering Scholarship Program

The Architectural/Engineering membership of the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance is proud to offer the Transportation Engineering Scholarship Program.   The scholarships provide support to freshman, sophomore or junior young men and women pursuing a degree in an undergraduate engineering/technical curriculum in a Commonwealth of Virginia four-year institution.  The Transportation Engineering Scholarship is  funded through voluntary contributions of the engineering membership of  VTCA as well as from the Annual VTCA Consultant Forum.  This year two scholarships will be given, providing up to $2,000 each for a deserving young man and woman.   

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States
  • Enrolled full time in a four-year engineering program at an accredited Virginia college or university
  • Applicants must be an undergraduate freshman, sophomore or junior
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale

Deadline:  May 10, 2013.  Applications and additional information are available on line at  http://vtcaonline.com/about_vtca/programs/vtca_programs_and_scholarships/.

 

Aggregate Producer Scholarship Program

The Aggregate Producer Scholarship is generously funded and supported by the Aggregate Producer membership of the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance, and provides up to $1,500 for a deserving young man or woman.  The scholarship provides support to full-time students enrolled in a Commonwealth of Virginia four-year institution.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States
  • Enrolled full time at an accredited Virginia college or university in one of the following programs: Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Geology or Mining & Mineral Engineering
  • Applicants must be an undergraduate freshman, sophomore or junior

Deadline:  April 15, 2014.  Applications and additional information are available on line at  http://vtcaonline.com/about_vtca/programs/vtca_programs_and_scholarships/.

 

NOVA Transportation Scholarship Program

The Hilliard Charity and Fellowship Outing offers a college scholarship for children of VDOT employees or VTCA member companies. Students in a two-year college program are eligible for up to $1,250. Students in a four-year college program are eligible for up to $2,500.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a dependent child of VDOT employee or employee of a member firm, in good standing. of the VTCA
  • Legal resident of the United States
  • This program is for undergraduates only. Applicants must be completing their senior year of high school or be enrolled full-time at an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale

Deadline:  May 9, 2014.  Applications and additional information are available on line at http://vtcaonline.com/about_vtca/programs/vtca_programs_and_scholarships/.

 

Virginia Highway Workers Scholarship

This scholarship is administered by the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA), the American Concrete Pavement Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter (APCA), with assistance from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). The scholarship provides up to $3,000 to deserving individuals.

This scholarship is offered to employees, spouses and dependent children of people who work for member companies of VTCA and ACPA. The criteria for selection include academic performance (a GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required), extracurricular and leadership activities.

Eligibility:

  • An applicant must be an employee, dependent child or spouse of an employee of a member firm, in good standing, of VTCA or ACPA Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
  • This program is for undergraduates only. Applicants must be completing their senior year of high school or be enrolled in or applying for enrollment in an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A recipient of a scholarship in one year may apply the following year, and may receive preference based upon performance.

Deadline:  May 1, 2014.  Applications and additional information is available on line at http://vtcaonline.com/about_vtca/programs/vtca_programs_and_scholarships/. 

 

Mary Blackwell Barnes Memorial Scholarship

 Virginia Women in Public Finance is a non-profit, educational, and professional networking organization for women in the public finance industry. Governed by a 8-member board of directors representing the areas of finance, banking, and law, the organization also sponsors a variety of philanthropic events to support women’s efforts.  The scholarship program provides, annually, up to five recipients with a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to $3,000. The scholarship is named in honor of Mary Blackwell Barnes, a dedicated servant of public finance.  This program recognizes enrolled female college or graduate level students who have exhibited scholastic achievement and demonstrated leadership skills, while encouraging the consideration of careers in finance and, more specifically, public finance.  This award also provides an opportunity for award recipients to meet women established in the public finance areas and exposes young women to various career options and opportunities.

Eligibility:

  • Be a female, returning to a Virginia or District of Columbia college or university in the upcoming fall semester
  • Exhibit leadership skills through extracurricular activities, volunteer positions, and/or work experiences
  • Have an interest in pursuing a career in finance, government, nonprofits, or law

 

Deadline:  May 31, 2014.  Application and additional information is available at

                        www.virginiawpf.org.

 

 

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  Contact Information:
   Warren Hall
   MSC 3519
   Harrisonburg, VA 22807
   540-568-7820 (phone) 
   540-568-7994 (fax)
   scholarships@jmu.edu
  

Susan K. Moyers
Associate Director for Grants & Scholarships
Email: moyerssk@jmu.edu   

 

Steven Cox

Assistant Director for Scholarships

Email: coxsn@jmu.edu

 

Vivian Ferris
Scholarship Coordinator

Email: ferrisvl@jmu.edu