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Suntrust Off To College Scholarships

  • $1000 Scholarship for students.
  • Free to enter and eligibility NOT based on GPA or financial need.
  • Thirty chances to win with one winner chosen every two weeks from October to May.
  • Enter online at info beginning September 2018.

The first drawing will be held in October, 2018 and the “Scholarship Sweepstakes” will continue with a drawing every two weeks from October thru May.  A scholarship check will be payable to the winner’s college of attendance.  Only one entry per person for each drawing; however, students can register after each completed drawing for the next scheduled drawing. Application Deadline:  Prior to last drawing held in May 2019.

Willard G. Plentl Aviation Scholarship  Program

The William G. Plentl Aviation Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, will be awarded to a Virginia high school senior who is planning an aviation career in a non-engineering area.  A certification of acceptance into a non-engineering, aviation-related postsecondary education program is required.  Scholarship applicants must have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.50.  Applications are available in the Guidance office.  The deadline to apply is March 18, 2019.  

John R. Lillard/Kenneth R. Scott Aviation Scholarships

The John R. Lillard & the Kenneth Scott Aviation Scholarships, both in the amount of $3,000 each, will be awarded to a Virginia high school senior planning a career in the field of aviation.  A certification of acceptance into an aviation related program at an accredited college is required.  Scholarship applicants must have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.50.  Applications are available in the Guidance office.  Application deadline is March 9, 2019.                                                                                     

 The Society of the Cincinnati History Essay Contest/Scholarship

The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia announces an essay contest for any senior who will attend any four-year college or university in the Commonwealth of Virginia beginning in the Fall of 2019.  The Society will award four scholarships, of $3,000 each, to those eligible contestants whose essays are judged to be the most outstanding.  This year’s essay topic will be Article 11 of the US Constitution:  Why a republic and not a democracy?  Further essay instructions and contest rules are available in the Guidance Office. Application form and two copies of your essay must be postmarked by Friday, March 15, 2019.

 George W. Shreckhise Memorial Scholarship

The George W. Shreckhise Memorial Scholarship is offering 2 awards in the amount of $1,500 to support students who would like to pursue post-secondary educational opportunities in the area of horticulture, arboriculture or agriculture at Virginia Tech or Blue Ridge Community College.  Consideration will be given to the student’s character, determination, leadership qualities and community involvement.  Applications are available on-line at https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/55467.  The application deadline is March 11, 2019.

 Maude E. Wallace Scholarship

The Maude E. Wallace Scholarship is a general scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior planning to further his/her education in any field.  The amount of scholarship shall be $1,000 and shall be awarded to a Virginia high school senior planning to attend an accredited Virginia college or university and be in need of financial assistance.  Applications are available in the Guidance office and must be sent along with a copy of the student’s college acceptance letter and reference letters to the VAFCE Scholarship Chairperson and postmarked between February 1 and before April 1, 2019.

Ella G. Agnew Scholarship

The Virginia Association for Family & Community Education, Inc. will award a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior planning to seek training for a nursing career or other field related to the medical profession.  Applications are available in the Guidance office and must be returned along with transcripts, letter of college acceptance and recommendation letters to the VAFCE Scholarship Chairperson and postmarked between February 1 and before April 1, 2019.

Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Scholarship

The Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship for any seniors attending college in an agricultural or natural resource curriculum in the Fall of 2019.  The deadline to have the application to VASWCD HEADWATERS is March 1, 2019.  Scholarship criteria includes:  applicants must be full-time students enrolled in or who have applied to a college freshman level curriculum; applicants shall document a class ranking in the top 20% of his or her graduating class or a 3.0 or greater GPA and applicants shall demonstrate active interest in conservation. Applications are available in Guidance.    

George E. Allen Academic Scholarship

George E. Allen overcame significant challenges in putting himself through college and law school.  This scholarship is designed by the Allen Law Firm to recognize students who despite obstacles or special challenges have nonetheless achieved high standards of performance.  Fifteen $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors in Virginia who meet the criteria.  Applicants must be in their senior year of high school planning to pursue advanced education through college, nursing, business, trade, technical training, or other similar program.  Applicants should also demonstrate an ability for high achievement despite obstacles and academic progress during his or her four years of high school.  Applications are available at www.allenandallen.com/scholarships and are due by March 1, 2019.

 Lillian Morse Scholarship

Lillian Perkins Morse founded several children’s theater groups and provided many opportunities for high school students to be involved in community theater productions. To honor her influence, the Waynesboro Players created the Lillian Perkins Morse Scholarship to an area high school senior.  Eligibility requirements include:  a good academic record; a contribution to a Waynesboro Players’ production (including cast, crew, music and production team); an interest in pursuing the performing arts or related areas in college; and a record of participation in service organizations/activities.   To be considered for this scholarship, candidates please mail NO LATER THAN March 1,2019.  A letter of interest including academic, theatrical, and public service achievements; two letters of recommendation; and a high school transcript.  Please mail directly to the Waynesboro Players, Inc. officeScholarship guidelines are available in the Guidance office.  

Blue Ridge Community College Scholarships

BRCC offers several scholarships to high school seniors planning to attend BRCC.  The Office of Student Financial Aid Services reviews scholarship applications on the basis of a completed Institutional Scholarship Application, FAFSA data, specific scholarship criteria, academic achievement, financial need, extracurricular activities and community involvement.  A minimum 2.0 GPA is required to be eligible.  Applications are available at www.brcc.edu/financial_aid/scholarships and must be returned directly to BRCC by April  15, 2019.

Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship

VA Alpha Gamma, a local chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa honorary educational sorority for women educators, will award a scholarship of $1,000 to a deserving student from Waynesboro or Augusta County who is going to college with a goal of entering the field of education. Applications are available in the Guidance office and must be returned to Guidance by April 5, 2019.

Izaak Walton Scholarship

The Staunton Augusta Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who has been accepted into a full time accredited college program focusing on conservation and/or environmental studies. The scholarship recipient will be selected from one of the seven high schools within Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County. The scholarship recipient will be invited to attend the dinner and presentation held in Lone Fountain, Virginia on the fourth Tuesday in June and must be present to receive the scholarship. Applications are available in the Guidance office and must be completed and returned to Mrs. Reed by April 15, 2019.

Early Ace Scholarship

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County is offering a scholarship to support graduating seniors from public high schools in the cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Waynesboro, and the counties of Rockingham and Augusta who plan to attend a four-year Virginia public college or university to further their education. This scholarship will be awarded to students who hope to make a positive contribution to society and will be financially independent after graduation. Students must be planning to work towards a bachelor’s degree with a science, engineering, or business major. This application can be found on the following link: http:app.smarterselect.com/programs/55469-The-Community-Foundation-Of-Harrisonburg-And-Rockingham-County The deadline to apply is April 23, 2019.

Virginia EL Supervisors Association

The Virginia EL Supervisor’s Association (VESA), is pleased to offer scholarships again to English Learners who are planning to continue their studies after high school at an institution of higher learning. The student must have been or was enrolled in an EL program for at least one year in grades 6-12 in a Virginia public school. Applications are available in Guidance.  The deadline to apply is April 5, 2019.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Scholarship

Each year the FOE provides a cash scholarship of $500-$1,000 to one graduating senior from Buffalo Gap High School. Selection is based not only upon GPA, but also mainly on the amount of home, school, community, and/or church service the student has been involved in over the past 2-3 years. Applications are available in the Guidance office and must be returned to Mrs. Reed by March 29, 2019.

Steven W. Short Memorial Scholarship

The Short Memorial Scholarship is designed to assist high school or college level applicants in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County. An eligible student must be accepted at a college, university, or vocational program leading to occupational certification. The student must also be enrolled at an accredited two or four-year college or university or vocational program at the end of the current academic year. Preference will be given to applicants who have a deceased parent(s). Scholarship applications can be found at www.swsgolftournament.com/scholarship-programs/ . The award amount is $1,000 and the application deadline is March 15, 2019.

ACEA Scholarship

The Augusta County Education Association is offering their annual $500 scholarship for one school year for two students, both of who are planning to pursue a degree in Education. Applications are available in the Guidance office and must be returned to Mrs. Reed by March 12, 2019.

Lena Mahone Scholarship

Lena Mahone was a lifelong member of Greenville United Methodist Church. Ms. Mahone had a passion for reading and art. She provided the means to establish this scholarship as her commitment to help others pursue their educations. Selection will be based on financial need, the application, a 500 word essay, and academic record. Application materials can be picked up in Guidance and must be submitted to Mrs. Reed by March 15, 2019.

 Houff Family Scholarship

A scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to a Buffalo Gap High School graduating senior planning to attend Blue Ridge Community College. Application guidelines are available in the Guidance Office and all information, including essay, must be returned to Mrs. Reed by April 5, 2019.

 2019 GRASP Last Dollar Scholarship

GRASP Last Dollar Scholarship recipients are selected based on applications, GRASP advisor recommendations, as well as merit or need. At least one student from each high school with a GRASP advisor is awarded a $500 scholarship. Additional scholarships may range from $250 to $4,000. Students must have met with the GRASP Advisor during the school year to be eligible. Information can be picked up in the Guidance Office and applications must be emailed to the GRASP office or postmarked by April 12, 2019.

 Granville P. Meade Scholarship

 The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of the Granville P. Meade Scholarship to provide financial assistance to students who have achieved academically, but who are financially unable to attend college. The scholarship fund provides awards to worthy and needy Virginia high school seniors to attend one of Virginia’s public or private colleges of universities. The scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years, provided the student continues to meet scholarship requirements. Applications are available at

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2019/036-19b.docx  and must be submitted by March 15, 2019.

 Community Foundation Central Blue Ridge

The Community Foundation is honored to offer over 30 scholarship opportunities, which will distribute just over $100,000 for graduating seniors and adults pursuing higher education in the coming year. Each scholarship has its own specific purpose, selection, and eligibility criteria. Information on specific scholarships can be found at  https://cfcbr.org/apply-for-a-scholarship/. Application deadline is March 5, 2019.

 Shenandoah Valley Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa Scholarships

 Phi Delta Kappa International wants to reach out and help future educators by offering two $1,000 scholarships. Eligible students must have a connection to PDK by having a family member or teacher who is a PDK member. The Shenandoah Valley Chapter is our local chapter of PDK. Applications are available online at https://pdkassociation.org/programs-resources/scholarships-awards/. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2019.

 Allstate-VHSL Achievement Award

Nineteen $1,500 scholarships will be awarded, honoring one male athlete, one female athlete and one academic activities participant in each of the VHSL’s group classifications plus one student from any group who has overcome incredible odds to make significant contributions to athletic and/or academic activities. Applications can be found on the VHSL website under Forms/Scholarships. The deadline for this application is March 15, 2019.

 Vito E. Perriello Citizenship Award

This program will offer two $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors wishing to further their education in medicine or an allied health field at an institution of higher learning, including universities, colleges, and trade schools. Applications can be found on the VHSL website under Forms/Scholarships. The deadline for this application is March 15, 2019.

Ruritan National Scholarship

The North River Ruritan Club is sponsoring a scholarship to a graduating senior who has the following credentials: financial need, active in school and community and overall academic performance. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. The application, short personal essay, and two letters of reference must be completed and submitted to the North River Ruritan Scholarship Committee by March 25, 2019.

2019 GRASP Last Dollar Scholarship

GRASP Last Dollar Scholarship recipients are selected based on applications, GRASP advisor recommendations, as well as merit or need. At least one student from each high school with a GRASP advisor is awarded a $500 scholarship. Additional scholarships may range from $250 to $4,000. Students must have met with the GRASP Advisor during the school year to be eligible. Information can be picked up in the Guidance Office and applications must be emailed to the GRASP office or postmarked by April 12, 2019.

2019 GRASP Community College Pathways Scholarship

This scholarship is designed for students going to community college who plan to complete a career certificate or with the intent to transfer to a VA four-year public or private institution through a VA Guaranteed Admission Agreement. Select applicants will be awarded a scholarship of $1000 for their first year of community college, and may be renewed for a second year of the recipients' program. Applications are available online at https://grasp4va.org/scholarships and must be submitted by April 12, 2019.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Award

The Kappa Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honorary society for women educators, will present a grant-in-aid award of $1,000 in May 2019. This award will be presented to a student in Augusta County, Waynesboro, or Staunton City who has intentions to pursue a career in the field of education. In order to qualify, each candidate must be a female student of one of these school systems, intend to study education, be a candidate for graduation this year, complete the nomination for with 3 letters of recommendation, and write an essay of 300-500 words. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and must be returned to Ms. Scarlett Kiser by April 11, 2019.

Bev Roach Memorial Scholarship

Bev Roach was a respected teacher in this community for 36 years. She was an inspiration to her students and fellow teachers throughout her life and career. A $750 scholarship will be awarded to a student interested in pursuing a career in Education. Scholarship criteria includes: senior at BGHS planning to enroll in a four year college for the Fall 2019 semester to pursue a teaching career and must have a 3.0 GPA. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Application and essay deadline is April 3, 2019 to Mrs. Reed in Guidance.

Kent-Holbert Scholarship

The Kent-Holbert Scholarship is a $3,000 renewable scholarship awarded to a student pursuing a degree in higher education in a health care field or an area of study which supports health care. Financial need, academic achievement, and personal qualification such as goal-setting and self-motivation will be considered. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and must be submitted to Ms. Emily Campbell by April 1, 2019.

Rodger W. Cooper Scholarship

The Roger Cooper Scholarship is a $1,250 non-renewable scholarship awarded to students pursuing an academic field of study in health care. Financial need and personal qualifications such as goal-setting and self-motivation will be considered. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and must be submitted to Ms. Emily Campbell by April 1, 2019.

The Armenian Education Center Scholarship

The Armenian Education Center is pleased to announce an essay question competition which will award a $1,000 scholarship to one Virginia high school student. This competition is open to 9th-12th grade students. For detailed information on the essay question and format, please visit the website, www.armenian-educationcenter.org. Hard copy essays must be postmarked no later than April 17, 2019.

Booker T. Washington Alumni Association of Staunton

Each year the Booker T Washington Alumni Association of Staunton awards a local graduate, a scholarship in the amount of $500 per semester for four years. Seniors from all Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro public high schools are eligible. Applicants are rated on grades, academic achievement, family income and financial need, leadership, and participation in school and community activities. Applications are available in the Guidance office and must be returned to the Association by April 22, 2019. 

Appalachian Habitat Association Scholarship

The Appalachian Habitat Association is offering a $2,000 scholarship, as well as, a  $1,000 scholarship to two students who will or are planning to pursue a degree in the field of Forestry, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, Habitat Management, Conservation Resource, Conservation Criminal Justice or a similar field associated with improving wildlife habitat and/or protecting wildlife. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and must be completed and submitted to Wayne Anderson at wayne@andersoncinemaconsulting.com by May 31, 2019.