Scholarship listings: Updated Feb 14, 2017 (Blue font used for newly updated scholarships, black for past scholarships that we expect to update this coming year).
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International: $1000 available to a female student in Augusta, Waynesboro or Staunton that intends to major in education. Complete the nomination form including three letters of recommendation and write an essay of 300-500 words on the topic: My commitment to Education. Applications must be received by April 11, 2017. Applications available in the counseling office.
Phi Delta Kappa of the Shenandoah Valley: Two $1000 scholarships offered this year to future educators. Application available at http://pdkintl.org/programs-resources/scholarships-awards/prospective-educator-scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2017.
Staunton Augusta Junior Women's club: $1000 scholarship awarded to a deserving high school female based upon community involvement, academic achievement and overall merit. Deadline to submit is April 30th 2017. Pick up applications in the counseling office.
Denver L Kendall Scholarship Fund of the Fraternal Order of Eagles: $500 to $1000 for a worthy graduating student. The selection of this scholarship does not solely depend upon a students GPA, but also on the amount of home, school , community and/or church service they have been involved in within the past 2-3 years. Applications are available to pick up in the counseling office. Due April 10, 2017.
University Tutors Scholarship--up to $1,000 scholarship each month for high school students age 16 and older. Students respond to one of the monthly essay prompts. Students can only enter one essay response per contest but each month is a separate contest. Essay must be at least 300 words. Applications available online at: http://universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest
Grasp Last Dollar Scholarship: Students who have met with their GRASP advisor are eligible. Students must have a 2.0 or higher GPA, graduate in spring of 2017, demonstrate unmet financial need (through the FAFSA application), plan to attend a post-secondary school in Virginia (public or private). Download application here. Due April 21, 2017. http://grasp4va.org/last-dollar-scholarship-application
GRASP’s 2 + 2 scholarship is designed to assist students in receiving a baccalaureate degree from one of Virginia’s colleges and universities at a much lower cost and with less debt. Select applicants will be awarded a scholarship of $1000 for their first year of community college. These scholarships help meet the cost of books, computer or other expenses not covered by the student’s financial aid package. Deadline is March 31, 2017. Apply online by visiting this site: http://grasp4va.org/2plus2-transfer-scholarship
George E. Allen Academic Scholarship-- In 2017 the Allen Allen, Allen & Allen Law firm will award fifteen $1500 scholarships to high school seniors throughout Virginia. Applicant should be a high school senior who can demonstrate an ability for high achievement despite obstacles or special challenges. For a scholarship application, go to www.allenandallen.com/scholarships The application deadline is March 1st, 2017.
VBA Bank Day Scholarship: Interested in a career in finance or business? Spend March 14th at F&M bank (right up next to the 7-11) and then write an essay about your experience. You can win up to $7,500. You must be a high school senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Let Ms. Salzberg know NO LATER than March 7 that you want to shadow and participate (and to get more info).
Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation: Applicants must be seniors who plan to enroll in college full time in the fall of 2017. Applicant should be in the top 20% of his or her graduating class or a 3.0 or greater GPA. The scholarship is looking for students who have demonstrated Environmental Leadership. Deadline is March 1, 2017 by 3:00 pm. Pick up an application in the counseling office or download one online here: http://vaswcd.org/student-scholarships
Serenity Garden Scholarship—a $1000 scholarship will be awarded from the Serenity Garden Foundation to one Wilson student. The student will be chosen based on scholastic achievement, financial need, extracurricular activities and good character. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: Must be returned to the guidance office by March 24, 2017
Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation-- multiple scholarships for students who have a parent or grandparent either currently employed or formerly employed in the public school pupil transportation field in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline: Return to the guidance office by March 1, 2017
Booker T. Washington Alumni Association of Staunton Scholarship—the alumni association will award a $2000.00 scholarship ($250 per semester for four years) to a local graduate based on academic achievements, financial need and participation in school and community activities. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: May 9, 2016
Lee-Jackson Foundation Scholarship:-18 scholarships will be awarded to V irginia high school juniors and seniors submitting outstanding analytical essays on any aspect--positive or negative--of the career, character, or legacy of General Robert E. Lee and/or General "Stonewall" Jackson.The Foundation will award one $2,000 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship to students whose essays are judged to be the best in each of Virginia's eight public high school regions. An additional award of $8,000 will go to the public school, private school, or homeschooled student who authors the essay judged to be the best in the state. This student will receive a total award of $10,000. DEADLINE: Feb 3, 2017 http://www.lee-jackson.org
Waynesboro/Augusta Women’s Club Scholarship— $1500 (renewable for up to four years) scholarship will be awarded to a male or female high school senior from Stuarts Draft, Waynesboro or Wilson Memorial High School. The award is based on academic achievement, community involvement, and overall merit. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: February 15, 2017 (applications must be RECEIVED by that date, so mail earlier)
Waynesboro Game and Fish Protective Association—offers a $500 scholarship to any student who wishes to further his/her education in wildlife management or a related area (such as environmental sciences). Qualifications include a 3.0 GPA and financial need. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: Must be returned to the guidance office by April 11, 2016
VA Alpha Gamma Educational Scholarship—$1000 local scholarship for a senior from Waynesboro or Augusta County pursuing a career in education from VA Alpha Gamma a local chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, honorary educational sorority for women educators. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: Must be returned to the guidance office by April 3, 2017.
Waynesboro Rotary Foundation
—Several $1000 scholarships awarded to students from Wilson Memorial, Stuarts Draft and Waynesboro. Applicants must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Typically one scholarship is earmarked for a student planning to attend Blue Ridge Community College. Awards are based on need (primarily) as well as school/community involvement and achievements. Applications are available here
and in the guidance office. DEADLINE: Must be received by April 15, 2016.
Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program
-For students planning to attend BRCC or any of Virginia’s Community Colleges. One scholarship in the amount of $3,125 will be awarded for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters. This award may be used for tuition/fees and books and supplies. Only students who are graduating high school and will be attending college for the first time at a Virginia Community College are eligible to apply. The scholarships will be awarded based on merit. a willingness to promote community college education, and a willingness to mentor future scholars. Students must be full-time; associate’s degree seeking students with plans to graduate from a Virginia Community College. Applications are available here
and in the guidance office. DEADLINE: Return application to the guidance office by April 15, 2016
WMHS Scholarship Application—WMHS administers several scholarships. To be considered for the each of the scholarships seniors must complete one overall application. Only seniors who attend WMHS are considered. Applications are available in the guidance office and here. DEADLINE: Return application to the guidance office by April 14, 2017
GRASP Last Dollar Scholarship-at least one student from WMHS will receive a $500 scholarship. To be eligible a student must have met with the GRASP advisor, have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA, demonstrate unmet financial need, have filed a FAFSA and will attend a post secondary school in Virginia. Please see Mrs Boward, our GRASP advisor, for more information. DEADLINE: April 21, 2017
Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative Scholarship—SVEC awards ten $1,000 scholarships for seniors whose parents or legal guardians are consumers of SVEC. Primary consideration is given to the quality of a written essay, participation in school/community activities and quality of applicant’s high school course load. Consideration will also be given to financial need, reference letters, and GPA. Applications are available at www.svec.coop then click on the scholarships tab in the left window. DEADLINE: February 24, 2017
The Staunton Augusta Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America—is sponsoring a $1000 scholarship to an area student entering a college program focusing on conservation and/or environmental studies. Applicants must rank in the top 50 percent of the graduating class and submit an application, transcript, essay and three letters of reference. Applications are available in the guidance office. Complete application packets are to be submitted to Guidance. DEADLINE: April 15, 2016
Granville P. Meade Scholarship—four-year scholarship of $2,000 per year given to “worthy and financially disadvantaged” seniors. Student must be planning to attend a Virginia college or university. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: Return application to the guidance office by March 10, 2017
Ronald L. Hutchens, Sr. Memorial “Vision in Business” Scholarship—HUTCHINS & HUTCHINS, INC. is offering a $500.00 scholarship for one graduating senior from high schools in Augusta County and the cities of Waynesboro and Staunton. The scholarship is a onetime award toward the recipients first year of higher education in Business Management. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: Must be received by HUTCHINS & HUTCHINS, INC. no later than 5:00 PM March 31, 2016
The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge Scholarships—The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge administers several local scholarships for seniors in Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County. The scholarship applications are 100% electronic (online) this year. A description of each scholarship and the applications can be found online at CFCBR.org DEADLINE: March 20, 2017
Better Buisness Bureau Student of Integrity Scholarship Awards- $1000 scholarships sponsored by the Better Business Bureau Serving Western Virginia are awarded to high school seniors based on leadership, community service, personal integrity and academic history. See the counseling office or got to www.vawest.bbb.studentofintegrity for an application. DEADLINE: January 27, 2017
Maude E. Wallace Scholarship—is a general scholarship ($1,000) for any senior planning to further his/her education in any field at a Virginia college or university and who has financial need. Applications are available in the counseling office. DEADLINE: Must be postmarked by April 15, 2017
Ella. G. Agnew Scholarship—is for a senior seeking training for a nursing career OR in a field related to the medical profession. The scholarship is for $1,000 and you must be planning to go to a college in Virginia and have financial need. Applications are available in the counseling office. DEADLINE: Must be postmarked April 15, 2017
Ray Houser Scholarship—this scholarship fund was established in 2011 by the Staunton Music Guild in honor of Mr. Houser’s dedication to radio broadcasting, music, and his steadfast commitment towards helping others in his community. Ray Houser was a local icon, DJ, musician, entrepreneur, and radio personality since 1946. This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior from a school in Staunton, Waynesboro or Augusta County. Applicants must have a GPA equal to or higher than 3.0 and submit a 500 word essay on the following topic: How has music inspired you and what are your future plans in the music/broadcasting industry? Applicants should include contact information, grade, and the school attended on the essay. Electronic submissions should be sent to email@example.com and hard copy submissions to the attention of SMG, 625 Essex Dr., Staunton, VA 24401. DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted not later than March 15, 2016
The Gloria Wille Bell and Carlos R. Bell Charitable Trust for the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Based on academic accomplishments rather than financial need. The scholarship program will provide up to $80,000 over four years of undergraduate study at the University of Michigan to students selected from the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a preference given to residents of Gloucester, Virginia area. This scholarship is meant to support the careers of students pursuing degrees in engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science or another related scientific field at U of M. Please visit http://www.bellscholarship.org for detailed information about the scholarship. There are limited number of applicants to this scholarship, so the opportunity to receive it is quite high. Deadline: Feb 1, 2017
Defense Intelligence Agency Undergraduate Training Assistance Program (UTAP): offers tuition assistance and a career in public service to a small number of high-achieving students enrolled at accredited colleges or universities. In addition to tuition assistance, the program provides challenging summer work experiences in many different fields of study. Students can apply as high school seniors, and must demonstrate a financial need. Students attend classes full-time during the academic year and work at the Defense Intelligence Agency for 12 weeks during the summer. There is a service agreement associated with this program. Students accepted to the program will receive tuition and mandatory fees (up to $18,000 per year) toward a four-year degree program, an annual salary, and full time employment during the summer break while in college. Please visit the linked website for more details. http://www.dia.mil , click on Careers at the top, search Vacancies in the resulting drop-down menu, and finding the 2016 Undergraduate training assistance program.
Green Pest Services Scholarship $750: Applications will be judged primarily on need basis but does not exclude achievement standards. Scholarship available to any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Virginia. Scholarship applications are to be submitted by April 14, 2017 and awarded May 30, 2017. Please visit http://greenpestservices.net/virginia-scholarship to complete the application.
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship applications will be judged on Scholarship, Leadership and Financial need. The applications will be available on September 1, 2016 on line @ www.elks.org/enf/scholars. Students are to submit their application to closest Elk Lodge to their home. A list of Elk lodges is available on line at www.elks.org . The deadline for submission to the Staunton Elk Lodge #351 or any other Elk Lodge is November 30, 2016. The applications must be submitted on or before the November 30th, 2016 deadline at the Staunton Elk Lodge at 29 Tams Street in Staunton. They may be mailed to the Staunton Elk Lodge at P.O. Box 2681 Staunton, VA 24401 but they must arrive by the deadline. Once the scholarship applications are received they will be judged by a panel of Staunton Elk members. Once judged, the three top scoring male and female applications will be forwarded to state/district competition where they will compete for additional scholarship funding. In the spring of 2016 the results of the state/district competition will be announced along with the scholarships amounts that were awarded at both the local and state/district level.
The Elks Legacy Scholarship competition is open to any high school senior that will be attending college who are children or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks. Applicants compete separately against other children and grandchildren from Virginia. They are judged on the core values of the Elks National Foundation: Knowledge, Charity, Community Service, and Integrity The applications are submitted on-line only and the deadline is February 3, 2017. Information about eligibility and to obtain an application is available @ www.elks.org/enf/scholars.
Virginia Credit Union- The Virginia Credit Union Scholarship program was established to help Virginia Credit Union members of any age who are working toward their first undergraduate degree. You MUST be a primary member of Virginia credit Union and have joined by December 1, 2016. Applicant must be the primary owner of a VACU account, not just a joint owner. Minimum GPA of 3.0 and plan to take at least 9 credit hours per semester for the 2017-2018 academic year. Apply online at vacu.org DEADLINE: 5pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Dupont Community Credit Union Scholarship—DuPont Community Credit Union is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior at each of the area high schools. Each school in the area has one recipient. Applicants must be planning to attend a two or four year accredited educational institution. Applicants must apply online at mydccu.com . DEADLINE: March 6,2017
Waynesboro Woman’s Club Scholarship- offers a $1500 renewable scholarship based on scholastic achievement, financial need, extracurricular activities and good character. Applicants must be seniors at Wilson Memorial, Stuarts Draft or Waynesboro High School. There will be no discrimination based upon race, color, creed, or gender. The complete application form is available in the counseling office. DEADLINE: Application and all documentation must be received by March 1, 2016
Scholarship programs through the Price Benowitz Law firm