Scholarship Information    Updated April 8, 2014 This is only a small representation of available scholarships. We encourage you to research beyond this list for those scholarships that may address your particular talent or need.
Information concerning some of the scholarships listed below is available in the scholarship file in the guidance office. Please do not take the last form/application. If there is only one in the folder, please ask Mrs. Landes to make additional copies.
 

 

Kennard Educational Fund, Inc.—Low interest student loan. Applications available in the guidance office. DEADLINE:June 1, 2014

Serenity Garden Scholarship—a $1000 scholarship available to one Wilson student from the Serenity Garden Foundation. The student will be chosen based on scholastic achievement, financial need, extra curricular activities and good character. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: Must be returned to the guidance office by April 25, 2014

Waynesboro Rotary FoundationA renewable scholarship of $500 per school year. 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 30, 2014

Valley Basketball Club Scholarshipscholarship for students who have played a minimum of 3 seasons with VBC and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications are located in the guidance office. DEADLINE: May 2, 2014

 

Waynesboro Police Foundation Scholarship—a $1500 scholarship will be awarded to a student from WMHS, Stuarts Draft or Waynesboro. The student must have at least a “B” average and be working towards an advanced diploma. A 500 word essay is part of the application. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: Must be received by April 30, 2014

 

Ronald L. Hutchens, Sr. Memorial “Vision in Business” Scholarship—HUTCHINS & HUTCHINS, INC. is offering a $500.00 scholarship for one male and a $500.00 scholarship for one female, graduating seniors, from high schools in Augusta County and the cities of Waynesboro and Staunton. The scholarship is a one time 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 April2, 2014. 

 

Ray Houser ScholarshipThe 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 any 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 info@stauntonmusicguild.org and hard copy submissions to the attention of SMG, 16 West Beverly St, Staunton, VA24401. DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted not later than 5pm May 24, 2014.

WMHS Scholarship Application—WMHS 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 25, 2014

 

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, 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 24, 


Staunton-Augusta Junior Women’s Club Scholarship—two $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: Must be received by scholarship chairperson in entirety byApril 30, 2014
 

Shenandoah Valley Association of Insurance Women Scholarship—one $500 scholarship will be awarded to a senior from the area who demonstrates financial need and a sincere and serious interest in pursuing higher education. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: Must be received by April 10, 2014

Dupont Community Credit Union ScholarshipDuPont 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 by clicking the scholarship homepage banner. DEADLINE: April 18, 2014

Buster Bynum Scholarship—$2,500 scholarships awarded in Virginia to a senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher whose parent/guardian has been an active employee in public transportation with an annual income equal to or less than $75,000. DEADLINE: Return application to guidance byApril 10, 2013

 

Clyde W. Morris Memorial Scholarship—a $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a senior in Virginia who has a parent or grandparent either currently employed or formerly employed in the public school pupil transportation field in Virginia. They must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE:Return application to guidance by April 10, 2013

Sonny Merryman Memorial Scholarship—a $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a senior in Virginia who has a parent or grandparent either currently employed or formerly employed in the public school pupil transportation field in Virginia. They must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE:April 30, 2014

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 24, 2014

Granville P. Meade Scholarship—four-year scholarship based upon financial need and merit. 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 14, 2014

 

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 15, 2013

The Kappa Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International—an honorary society for woman educators is offering a $1000 scholarship to a female student in Staunton or Augusta County who has intentions of pursuing a career in the field of education. Applications are available in the guidance office. DEADLINE: Must be received by April 14, 2014

The CommunityFoundation 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 www.communityfoundationcbr.org. DEADLINE: March 19, 2014.

Quota International of Harrisonburg—offers a $3,000 scholarship to a senior who either has a speech or hearing impairment OR who is preparing to work with hearing or speech impaired people.  Applications areavailable in the guidance office. DEADLINE:  Must be received by April 15, 2014
 
MaudeE. 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, 2014
 
   
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, 2014
 

Fraternal Order of theEagles—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 4, 2014

BlueRidge Community College Scholarship Applications for the 2014-2015 The Scholarship Brochure and application can be found at http://www.brcc.edu/assets/images/general/finaid-scholarship-application.pdf .  Applicants are required to include their most recent H/S transcript and if they have taken any dual enrollment classes and have credits they must also include an unofficial transcript for these. For information on how to access your unofficial transcript see your guidance counselor. Applicants just need to complete one application and they will automatically be considered for all available scholarships at BRCC. DEADLINE: March 17, 2014 by 5pm.

ShenandoahValley 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.coop. DEADLINE: February 24, 2014

VirginiaState Golf Association Scholarship Program- available to any Virginia high school senior in good-standing. Selection based on academic achievement, interest in golf, character and financial need. Applications are available at scholarships.VSGA.org. DEADLINE: Postmarked February 24, 2014; online submissions by midnight February 27, 2014

 

Student of Integrity Scholarship Awards- $1000 scholarships sponsoredby 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 31, 2014

GeorgeE. Allen Academic Scholarship—is 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 ofthe 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 www.allenandallen.com/scholarships.html. DEADLINE: March 1, 2014

ShenandoahValley Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa – is offering two $1000 scholarships to seniors interested in being a future educator.  Applications are available in the guidance office or can be found at www.pdkintl.org/chapters/forms.htm.  DEADLINE:March 1, 2014

P.Buckley Moss Foundation Scholarshipsscholarship opportunities for students with a verified language related learning difference. Please see Mrs. Lovell in guidance for additional information.  DEADLINE:March 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 www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm. Applications cannot be submitted on-line and must be returned to the Elk Lodge closest to the applicant. 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.
DEADLINE: Must be received by December 6, 2013

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 www.elks.org/enf/scholars.  
DEADLINE
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 Applications are submitted on-line only and the deadline is January 31, 2014
 
JohnW. Greene Memorial Scholarship – scholarship for members and family members of the Waynesboro Fire Department and the Waynesboro First Aid Crew. Members must have successfully completed their probationary period and be in good standing with their respective organization. The 2014 John W. Greene Memorial Scholarship will distribute ten $1,000 scholarships for the 2014/15 academic school year. For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.communityfoundationcbr.org/john-w-greene-memorial-scholarship/ . DEADLINE: November 15, 2013
 
SuntrustOff to College Scholarship Sweepstakes- eligibility not based on GPA or financial need. For complete details visit offtocollege.info. A winner will be chosen every two weeks from October 25, 2014 through May 9, 2014.
 

 

 

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