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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.

 

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes

The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities.  Information can be found at www.footlockerscholarathletes.com.  The deadline to apply is December 14, 2018. 

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

 

Lee-Jackson Educational Fund Scholarship

The Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation wants to recognize any junior or senior in a Virginia public, private or home high school who plans to attend an accredited four-year college/university or who intends to enroll in a community college must enroll as a full-time student and must enroll in the school’s college transfer program.  Financial need is neither a requirement nor a consideration. The Foundation will award 18 scholarships to juniors and seniors submitting outstanding, original, analytical essays on any aspect – positive or negative- of the career, character or legacy of General Robert E. Lee and/or General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson.  Students must complete the application form and return it along with an essay on either General Lee or General Jackson to Mrs. Reed by February 1, 2019 for review by the principal.  Applications are available online @ www.lee-jackson.org.

Bell Scholarship Program

The Bell Scholarship program will provide up to $80,000 over the four years of undergraduate study to students selected from the Commonwealth of Virginia, entering the College of Engineering or the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  To apply, please visit the website at www.bellscholarship.org.  Deadline:   February 1, 2019.                                                                                                                                                                         

Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Scholarship

The BBB of Western Virginia Student of Integrity Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history.  Students will be selected by an independent panel of judges to receive a college scholarship of $1,000.  Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the BBB Student of Integrity Dinner in Roanoke in the spring of 2019.  Winners MUST be available to attend the dinner.  Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA to apply.   Applications are available  online at www.BBBStudentofIntegrity.org.  All entries should include a completed scholarship application, scholarship essay, letter of recommendation, transcript, completed Activity Form and a paragraph, typed, describing post-secondary plans and goals.   All entries must be completed and postmarked to the BBB no later than January 31, 2019

Virginia Golf Foundation Scholarship

The Virginia Golf Foundation was created by the Virginia State Golf Association for the purpose of funding college scholarships to worthy Virginia high school students who have an interest in golf and will attend college within the Commonwealth.  The criteria for a scholarship will be based on academic achievement, an interest in golf (skill level not important), character and financial need.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office or online @ scholarships.VSGA.org  and must be submitted to the VSGA by Wednesday, February 20, 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.

 

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative will award 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to local high school seniors.  In order to be eligible, the students’ parents must be SVEC consumers.  Applications are available at www.svec.coop  and in the Guidance Office.  The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is February 20, 2019.  All applications must either be postmarked or hand delivered to SVEC’s Mt. Crawford office by this date.

Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution(DAR) Scholarships

The Virginia state DAR (VADAR) is offering high school seniors several opportunities for scholarships who plan to continue their education at Virginia colleges and universities.  VADAR scholarships include an American History Scholarship, Nursing Scholarship & another Virginia DAR Scholarship each worth up to $2,500.  All forms and instructions are available at www.vadar.org.  Scholarship applications must be received by the Virginia DAR Scholarship State Chairman office by Febuary 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.

Dupont Community Credit Union Scholarship

For the 24th year, Dupont Community Credit Union is offering a scholarship to each public school in the membership area.  One graduating senior from Buffalo Gap High School will receive a $1,000 academic scholarship to further their education.  The scholarship must be used to attend at least a two-year accredited educational institution.  Applicants must apply online at www.mydccu.com. The deadline for the application and essay to be received by DCCU is February 4, 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.    

 Blue Ridge Community College Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

The purpose of the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program is to increase access to higher education and to develop student leadership potential.  Buffalo Gap High School can nominate up to three students for this award.  Applicants must be full-time, associate’s degree seeking students who plan to graduate from a Virginia Community College.  Applicants will demonstrate academic excellence during high school, a willingness to mentor future scholars, a willingness to promote community college education and the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program, and demonstrate a commitment to developing leadership potential.  Selections will be based on merit.  Applications can be obtained in the Guidance office and must be turned in to Guidance by February 8, 2019.

F & M Bank Day Scholarshi‚Äčp:

The third Tuesday in March was declared Bank Day in Virginia by the Virginia General Assembly in 1991. On this day, Virginia high school seniors spend a day in a local bank  learning about bankers and their daily duties. The purpose of this experience is for the students to learn about banking, financial services, and the vital role banks play in their communities. From their experience, the students are required to write an essay describing their experience on Bank Day (March 19)  and seven scholarships (six regional scholarships and one statewide-$7,500 total) will be awarded by the VBA on the basis of the essays. The student must meet the following criteria for participation: (1) be a high school senior, (2) have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and (3) have a teacher/guidance recommendation. Interested students should complete the Information Form available in Guidance and submit the form and teacher recommendation to Mrs. Reed by February 15, 2019.   Spaces will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

 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.

Flavorful Futures Scholarship

Flavorful Futures are looking for fun and unique candidates. Sparkling Ice is awarding five $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures. Applications are available online at flavorfulfutures.com and are due by February 15, 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.