Scholarship listings:  Updated May 5, 2015

Ray Houser Scholarshipthis 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 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 and hard copy submissions to the attention of SMG, 16 West Beverly St, Staunton, VA 24401. DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted not later than 5pm May 24, 2015.

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: Must be returned on or before May 22, 2015

C. Ray Lancaster Memorial Scholarship—the Staunton-Augusta Civic Club is offering one $750. scholarship to a senior from WMHS who needs financial aid in order to continue their education at a college or trade school. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: Must be returned to the guidance office by May 4, 2015

Waynesboro Rotary Foundation—Ten $1000 scholarships for students from Wilson Memorial, Stuarts Draft and Waynesboro.  Of the ten $1000 awards, one will be based on Academic Merit and community sevice while the other nine awards will include a financial need component as well. Of these nine (need based), two will be earmarked for renewal applicants and one will be earmarked for a community college/trade/tech school student. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA. Awards are based on need (primarily) as well as school/community involvement and achievements. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: Must be received by April 18, 2015 at 3:00 P.M.

WMHS Scholarship ApplicationWMHS administers several scholarships. To be considered for the each of the scholarships seniors must complete one overall application. The application contains a financial need section that is optional. Only seniors who attend WMHS are considered. Applications are available in the guidance office and here. DEADLINE: Return application to guidance by April 24, 2015

Abelson Teen Safety Scholarship—this scholarship is open to high school seniors in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. The first prize is $2000, 2nd prize is $1000, and 3rd prize is $500. The link to all the scholarship information and rules are on this page: DEADLINE: Must be submitted by April 1, 2015

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 April 24, 2015

Lee Lodge Scholarship—up to $1000 scholarship awarded to students from communities in and near Augusta County. Students are selected on the basis of merit and need. Merit includes academic achievement, class rank, standardized test scores, participation in high school, community, religious/spiritual activities as well as the quality of application essays. Must include a copy of your FAFSA form. DEADLINE: Must be returned or postmarked by March 30, 2015

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 Apha Delta Kappa, honorary educational sorority for women educators. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: Must be returned to the guidance office by March 23, 2015

Lillian Perkins Morse Scholarship, Waynesboro Players Inc.—offers a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior with a good academic record, contribution to a Waynesboro Player’s production (example: cast, crew, production team, etc.), an interest in pursuing the performing arts or related area in college, and a record of participation in service organizations/activities. Information is available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: Must be received by April 8, 2015

Augusta County Education Association Scholarship—$500 scholarship for up to two students who are planning to pursue a career in education. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: April 1, 2015

George E. Allen Academic Scholarshipis awarded to15 Virginia students who despite obstacles or special challenges have nonetheless achieved high standards of performance. Their goal is to honor those students whose accomplishments would probably not be recognized otherwise. The amount of the award is $1,500. Transcripts, attendance records, test scores, an application form, and two letters of recommendation are required. Applications are available in the guidance office or you may go to DEADLINE: March 1, 2015

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 . DEADLINE: March 2, 2015

Fraternal Order of the Eagles—offers a $500-$1000 scholarship to a senior at each of the five county high schools and the city schools as well as to a child of a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. The application process includes completing a short application form and providing three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a parent. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: Must be received by April 10, 2015


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 guidance office. DEADLINE: Postmarked May 1, 2015   

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 guidance office. DEADLINE: Postmarked May 1, 2015

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, 2015

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 27, 2015 


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 DEADLINE: March 19, 2015 Extended to March 25, 2015

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 in the guidance office or at www.svec.coopDEADLINE: February 23, 2015

#LoveSpanish Scholarship-$15,000 scholarship opportunity. The application is open to all students, 13 and older. Students simply write a Tweet or FB post sharing why they #LoveSpanish. Detailed instructions can be found at:
DEADLINE: October 31, 2014

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 guidance office or got to www.vawest.bbb.studentofintegrity for an application. DEADLINE: January 30, 2015

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 guidance office.  DEADLINE: Application and all documentation must be received by March 1, 2015

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program Are you a senior with a GPA of 2.8 or higher who plans to attend college or a vocational or technical school? Have you demonstrated leadership abilities through work experience or school activities? Are you committed to and involved in community service? WMHS can nominate one student for consideration for this $1000 scholarship. If the above criteria apply to you and you would like to be considered for nomination for this scholarship please submit to your counselor a description of your leadership and community service activities. DEADLINE: Must be received in the WMHS counseling office by October 31, 2014 

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship contest is available to high school seniors. The applications will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Scholarships are awarded at the local, state and national level. Applications are available on-line at Applications cannot be submitted on-line and must be returned to the Elk Lodge closest to the applicant. A list of Elk lodges is available on line at Those applications going to the Staunton Elk Lodge may be mailed to the Staunton Elk Lodge at P.O. Box 2681 Staunton, VA 24401 or hand delivered to the Staunton Elk Lodge at 29 Tams Street in Staunton in time to be received by the due date, December 5. Students applying to the Waynesboro Elk Lodge need to turn it into WMHS guidance office by December 5. 
DEADLINE: Must be received by December 5, 2014

The Elk 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. Information about eligibility and to obtain an application is available at DEADLINE:  Applications are submitted on-line only and the deadline is January 30, 2015.

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