Scholarships in Virginia

S. Stuart Flanagan Family Graduate Fellowship

Award: $1,800, Deadline: October 10

Applicant must be a doctoral student who demonstrates significant financial need and high academic achievement. Preference given to Virginia residents who demonstrate independence, creativity, and entrepreneurial interests. Essay, resume, and letter of recommendation required.

The Frances H. and Robert O. Nelson Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: October 10

Applicant must be a student pursuing a career in either teaching or educational administration. Professional competence, commitment to education, and love of teaching and learning must be demonstrated.

Barbara M. Welch Graduate Fellowship

Award: $1,866, Deadline: October 10

Applicant must be graduate student attending the School of Education. Resume and letter of recommendation required.

The Christopher Wren Association Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: October 10

Applicant must be a part-time student attending the School of Education. Resume and letter of recommendation required.

S. Stuart Flanagan NHFCC Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: October 10

Applicant must be a graduate student in the School of Education's Family Counseling program and who is also working in the New Horizons Family Counseling Center. Financial need and commitment to service must be demonstrated.

Dean Howard K Holland Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: October 10

Applicant must be a graduate student in the School of Education who has demonstrated commitment to service and motivation to work in the field of counselor education.

Frances C. Hudgins Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: October 10

Applicant must be a graduate student majoring in guidance and counseling in the School of Education. Resume and letter of recommendation required.

Catherine NesmithPerez Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: October 10

Applicant must be a graduate student in the School Psychology program. Preference given to applicant's pursuing a post-mater's degree.

Edward E. Brickell Scholarship

Award: $1,950, Deadline: October 10

Applicant must be an academically distinguished graduate student pursuing a program in K-12 administration and who participates in the School Leader Partner Program.

Chamberlin Higher Education Recruitment Award

Award: -, Deadline: October 10

Applicant must be a full-time student in the Higher Education Master's Program who is on assistantship.

Chandler Family Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: October 10

Applicant must be a graduate student with demonstrated financial need who has demonstrated a commitment to education. Preference given to Virginia residents who are enrolled in the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership program.

Educational Leadership International Student Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: October 10

Applicant must be an international graduate student pursuing a degree in K-12 Administration. Preference given to full-time doctoral students.

David W. Leslie Research Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: October 10

Applicant must be a doctoral student in the EPPL Higher Education program.

Armand J. and Mary Faust Galfo Education Research Award

Award: $14,000, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be graduate student who demonstrates an outstanding promise in educational research. Resume and letter of recommendation required.

Kelly Elizabeth Baker Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a high school senior at Middleburg Academy OR a member of St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church. Selection is based on involvement in civic and religious activities, participation in extracurricular school activities, and academic achievements.

Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program

Award: -, Deadline: Open

Applicants must have graduated from a Virginia high school with at least a 2.5 GPA, and they must be enrolled full-time in a two-year or four-year college in the state. Students must be classified as dependents. Preference will be given to students with the greatest financial need.

Virginia Commonwealth Award

Award: -, Deadline: Open

Undergraduate applicants must be admitted to a Virginia public two- or four-year college or university, be enrolled at least half-time, be residents of Virginia, be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens and demonstrate financial need. Graduate applicants must be enrolled full-time in an eligible Virginia graduate degree program. The selection process varies by school.

Virginia Part-Time Assistance Program

Award: -, Deadline: Open

Applicants must be Virginia residents. They must attend a school in Virginia's community college system part-time (one to eight credit hours per term) and must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on financial need.

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program

Award: $3,200, Deadline: July 31

Applicants must be Virginia residents and enrolled full-time as undergraduate, graduate or professional school students at an eligible private, non-profit Virginia postsecondary institution. Applicants who are enrolled in a religious or theological degree program are ineligible as are graduate students who are enrolled in a degree program that is not related to health care. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Middle School Essay Contest

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicants must be middle school students and write an essay on an assigned topic. The essay should be written at the student's desk during school time and will be evaluated based on originality, sincerity and the student's ability to communicate meaning.

Dixie Youth Scholarship Program

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must have been registered on a Dixie Youth Baseball team participating in a franchised Dixie Youth Baseball Inc. league prior to reaching age thirteen. Selection is based on financial need, scholastic record and citizenship. Programs are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Dixie Boys Baseball Scholarship Program

Award: $1,250, Deadline: April 1

Applicants must plan to pursue undergraduate studies at a college or university. An application, financial statement, two recommendation letters, proof of baseball participation, transcript and essay are required. Selection is based on class rankings, strong school and community leadership and financial need. Programs are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

VHSL Allstate Achievement Award

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 15

Students must be from a Virginia high school in Group 1A through 6A. Applicants must show participation in VHSL activities and other school or community activities. They must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 7

Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for high school seniors or 2.75 for college students. Selection is based on academic excellence, community involvement, leadership skills, awards and honors and financial need.

Mary Macon McGuire Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 15

Applicants must be a female head of household and a resident of Virginia. Students must be currently enrolled in a course of study at an accredited Virginia school. Students must submit an essay and three letters of recommendation. Applicants must show financial need.

Lisa Sechrist Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 31

Applicants must be Virginia high school seniors in the process of applying to an accredited college, university or technical school or who have already been accepted. Members of honor societies and those who participate in sports or other extracurricular activities will receive special consideration. Selection is based on need, integrity, merit and academic potential.

Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 15

Applicants must be high school seniors and U.S. citizens who are sponsored by a Virginia DAR chapter. They may pursue an undergraduate degree in any field except nursing at any Virginia college or university.

UDC Virginia Division Gift Scholarships

Award: -, Deadline: April 15

Applicants must be direct descendants of Confederates or indirect descendants who are UDC members. They must receive an endorsement from a Virginia UDC chapter and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

VCTA Virginia's Future Leaders Scholarship Program

Award: -, Deadline: April 25

Applicants must be Virginia residents. They must be attending or plan to attend a Virginia two- or four-year undergraduate program. Financial need is required.

Frances A. Mays Scholarship Award

Award: -, Deadline: October 1

Applicants must be seniors at Virginia colleges or universities pursuing a degree in health, physical education, recreation or dance and be members of VAHPERD and AAHPERD. Students must demonstrate high ideals, good scholarship and professional ethics. Applicants must be nominated by their schools.