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.
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.
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.
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.
Applications and additional information is available at
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.
Print applications and instructions from Alpha Delta Kappa.
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.
Applications and additional information can be found at
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.
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.
Applications and additional information is available at http://e-anca.org/ANCAEduc.htm
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:
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.
Additional information and applications are available at http://www.aowcgwa.org/.
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.
Applications and additional information are available at
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:
Scholarship recipients are selected based on the following factors:
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.
Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County High School Scholarships
Stuarts Draft High School Scholarships
Riverheads High School Scholarships
Robert E. Lee High School Scholarships
Waynesboro High School Scholarships
Fort Defiance High School Scholarships
Nelson County High School Scholarship
Uniontown, PA Area Students
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.
CREW NETWORK SCHOLARSHIPThe 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.
Application and additional information is available at http://www.crewnetwork.org.
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.
Criteria for Scholarship Award:
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
Applications and additional information is available www.mydccu.com
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.
Additional information is available at http://epsilonsigmaalpha.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Deadline: Check website for current dates. Applications and additional information is available at http://www.iie.org/gilman.
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.
Criteria for Scholarship Award:
Deadline: Closed for 2014. Application and additional information is available at www.gfoa.org
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.
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.
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.
Deadline: April 8, 2014. Application and additional information is available at
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.
Deadline: Closed for 2014. Applications and additional information are available under “Student Opportunities” at www.gfoa.org.
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:
Deadline: June 1, 2014. Applications and additional information is available at
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.
Deadline: April 15, 2014. Application available here.
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
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
Deadline: March 31. Applications and additional information is available at
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.
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
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.
Deadline: April 7, 2014. Application available here.
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.
Deadline: Closed for 2014. Applications and additional information are available at
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.
Deadline: April 1, 2014. Additional information and application are available at: http://www.v-a-l-s.org.
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.
Deadline: March 30, 2014, 9:00 p.m. Application and guidelines are available athttps://commonwealth.virginia.gov/information/council-on-women/
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.
Deadline: March 31, 2014. Additional information and applications are available at www.vacu.org
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.
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.
dependent children of VTCA member companies are welcome to apply.
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.]
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/.
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.
Deadline: May 9, 2014. Applications and additional information are available on line http://vtcaonline.com/about_vtca/programs/vtca_programs_and_scholarships/.
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.
Deadline: May 10, 2013. Applications and additional information are available on line at http://vtcaonline.com/about_vtca/programs/vtca_programs_and_scholarships/.
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.
Deadline: April 15, 2014. Applications and additional information are available on line at http://vtcaonline.com/about_vtca/programs/vtca_programs_and_scholarships/.
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.
Deadline: May 9, 2014. Applications and additional information are available on line at http://vtcaonline.com/about_vtca/programs/vtca_programs_and_scholarships/.
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.
Deadline: May 1, 2014. Applications and additional information is available on line at http://vtcaonline.com/about_vtca/programs/vtca_programs_and_scholarships/.
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.
Deadline: May 31, 2014. Application and additional information is available at
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Susan K. Moyers
Associate Director for Grants & Scholarships