Scholarship listings:  Updated April 19, 2016

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:
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 29, 2016 

Libre Scholarship-full ride, tuition, books, and housing stipend included which is renewable for four years pursuant to the scholarship agreement.  Applicants Should have a 2.5 GPA or higher, complete an application form and essay, and confirm admission to university of college prior to August 2016. Scholarship/s will be awarded to a student from Augusta or Rockingham County. Award recipients must be willing to work in a paid internship at Nexus each summer before scholarship renewal each year.  Applications are available at  Deadline: April 6, 2016

The Nexus Achiever Scholarship- First year only for $10,000.  applications available at .  3 students from Rockingham and Augusta County will be chosen as recipients! Deadline: April 6, 2016
Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation--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 April 19, 2016

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

Staunton-Augusta Junior Women’s Club Scholarshiptwo $1000 scholarships will be awarded to a female high school senior who lives in Staunton or Augusta County. The award is based on academic achievement, community involvement, and overall merit. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: April 30, 2016

Waynesboro Game and Fish Protective Associationoffers 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 6, 2016.
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 29, 2016

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 8, 2016
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 DEADLINE:  February 22, 2016

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 scholarships 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 6, 2016

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 2016 Scholarship Program DEADLINE: March 25, 2016


Herman & Herman Innovation Scholarship - This scholarship was created to raise awareness for how technology has altered driving abilities during the 21st century. The contest information can be seen here: . First place prize is $2,000, followed by two additional prizes of $1,000 and $500.  DEADLINE: December 1st, 2015

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 29, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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 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 for detailed information about the scholarship.  There are limited number of applicants to this scholarship, so the opportunity to receive it is quite high.
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. , 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 29, 2016 and awarded May 30, 2016.   Please visit 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, 2015 on line @ Students are to submit their application to closest Elk Lodge to their home. A list of Elk lodges is available on line at . The deadline for submission to the Staunton Elk Lodge #351 or any other Elk Lodge is December 5, 2014. The applications must be submitted on or before the December 4, 2015 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 December 4, 2015 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 2015 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 January 29, 2016. Information about eligibility and to obtain an application is available @

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 1,2016

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

1.      Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship-

2.      Steve Duckett Conservation Scholarship-

3.      Amato Sanita Brighter Future Scholarship-

4.      Ed Tayter Outstanding Citizen Scholarship-


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