Scholarship listings:  Updated November 16, 2015


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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