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Criteria: Graduating senior from a Loudoun County high school; Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA or better; Applicant must plan to attend a two or four-year accredited college or university; Two letters of recommendation; Applications must be submitted to the School Counseling Office; and an Official transcript is requested
Essay: “Do the Right Thing”, this was one of Bill’s favorite expressions. He believed that tough choices should be made in order to do the right thing. We believe that those who adhere to Bill’s standards ought to be rewarded for it. Tell us about a time in your life when you chose to “do the right thing”. All seniors in Loudoun County Public Schools have an equal opportunity to win the scholarship. We ask only that you do not refer to drugs, alcohol or cheating in school. Format: Size 12 Font, 1 – 2 pages. Proper spelling is appreciated (spell-check is a button you click in MS Word – you will need this skill in college). Please Note: The scholarship committee reserves the right not to award the scholarship(s) if it does not receive suitable applications. It is possible that more than one scholarship will be given.
Eligibility Criteria: Applications will be accepted from students attending Virginia, Maryland or Washington, D.C. high schools. Applicants must be outstanding graduating high school seniors who intend to continue their education. Applicant must be entering a field of study related to financial operations; e.g., finance, accounting, economics, business administration, public administration, operations research, or other related field. Items that will be considered in the evaluation process are: scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities and leadership roles in those activities, and career goals. Students selected as recipients of this award who are also awarded full scholarships by the institution they decide to attend will be recognized for their outstanding achievement but will no longer be eligible to receive the scholarship portion of the award. Parental or guardian membership in ASMC is not required.
The Visit Loudoun Foundation, the charitable arm of the Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association, wishes to present four $2,500 scholarships, contingent upon studies in tourism and hospitality field being pursued. The scholarships may be awarded to graduating high school seniors residing in Loudoun County, including, but not limited to, graduates of Loudoun County High Schools, home schools and private schools, who intend to pursue a career in the hospitality field. The hospitality field may encompass many different fields such as: destination management, event planning, hotel/hospitality management, sport facility and leisure management, sports marketing, and culinary arts to name a few.
Criteria: Applicants for this scholarship must be African American female students who demonstrate a high degree of scholarship, leadership, and community service. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must reside in Loudoun County, Virginia. A completed application, an essay, two letters of recommendation an official transcript, and, photo must be postmarked no later than January 13, 2016.
This scholarship will be awarded to an individual who demonstrates exceptional commitment to natural conservation and environmental stewardship in his or her own community
Criteria: A senior graduating during the year of Selection from a Loudoun County Public School who intends to extend his or her education via an institution of higher learning, career school, or technical school; Student exemplifies extraordinary, consistent support of family, school, community, and/or environment that contributes to beneficial and productive results. This award is character-based, and financial need is not a consideration. Sponsor’s application must be used.
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.
This scholarship program rewards numerous college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient). Candidates must demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, at home, at the workplace and within the community; be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need; demonstrate strong academic performance (3.0 or greater GPA/4.0 scale or equivalent); demonstrate financial need; be a citizen of the United States of America; be high school senior attending high in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible; and, plan to enroll in a full time undergraduate course of study while pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee.
This scholarship is open to any student who is a Virginia resident, is classified as a junior or senior in a Virginia public or private high school or home school, has not won a Lee-Jackson scholarship before, plans to attend a four-year accredited U.S. college, and later enrolls as a full-time student is eligible to apply. Financial need is not a requirement or consideration. Application process varies for home schooled student, please visit http://www.lee-jackson.org for full details.
Criteria: A senior graduating during the year of selection from a Loudoun County high school, Academy of Science, Douglass School, or C.S. Monroe Technology Center; Recipient must be pursuing a degree in Environmental Biology, Horticulture, Environmental Studies, Conservation or related area of study; Financial need (FAFSA or SAR required); Applicant must submit a minimum of one page, double-spaced letter expressing dedication to the degree pursued; and, Applicant must have at least a 2.9 GPA
Scholarships available to high school seniors in each juirsdiciton in the service area (includes Loudoun County). One first place scholarship of $5,000; one second place scholarship for $3,000; and three $1,000 honorable mentions for each of the scholarships will be awarded.
To be eligible for the scholarships, student applicants must: Be a member of Loudoun Credit Union, not just any credit union in Virginia; have joined Loudoun Credit Union by November 1, 2015; be the primary member of their own account, not just a joint owner on someone else’s account. Applicant’s account must be in good standing; entering college as a freshman who will be taking at least nine credit hours per semester at an accredited college or university. You may be in either an undergraduate program or an associate’s degree program at a community college; entering a Technical School as a first year student.
Criteria: This scholarship is open to any high school senior who is a United States citizen; Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks; College students are not eligible to apply; Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify; Male and female student compete separately for identical awards
This scholarship is to recognize high school juniors and/or seniors for outstanding academic, community and agribusiness achievement. (Students must be a junior or senior on March 31 of the year of competition.) The scholarship is also to evaluate student’s progress and career goals and to stimulate the student’s interest in striving for leadership opportunities and involvement in agriculture and/or the agribusiness sector.
To further the vision of making the world a better place, our firm offers a scholarship to individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to social justice and community outreach. By supporting the cause of social justice today, we are making an investment in the future that is brighter for everyone. This year, our scholarship is helping to raise awareness about the challenges individuals with disabilities have to meet and overcome each day.
Current graduating senior with plans to pursue additional education this fall; Resident of Loudoun County; Registered as an active member of a Boy Scout Troop/Explorer Post or Girl Scout Troop; and, Commitment to education, scouting, and community
Scholarships of up to $25,000 to both first time college students and community college graduates to attend one of the Partner Colleges. Open to students who are graduating from U.S. high schools are earning a U.S. high school equivalency but lack a legal status preventing them from access from any federal aid to help pay for their college education.
This organization has many scholarships that are awarded on a renewal basis of four years unless otherwise specified, or until the course of study is completed, provided a 3.0 cumulative GPA is maintained.
Criteria: Applications must come from high school students who are U.S. Citizens graduating from U.S. accredited schools, including state approved home school and state approved GED programs, cyber schools, and overseas U.S. approved schools; Applicants are graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools; The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the U.S. JCI Senate Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study; Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient’s choice; Applications forms may be filled out-on-line but applicants MUST print, sign and mail a copy to the address provided; and,COMPLETE applications must be postmarked by January 15, 2016
In 2016, the VMDAEC Educational Scholarship Foundation Board will be awarding $1,000 Scholarships. These funds must be used for tuition, student fees, room and board, or for the purchase of books. The Educational Scholarship Foundation Board selects scholarship recipients based on a combination of the following weighted criteria: 40% Financial Need; 40% Academic Achievement; and, 20% Personal Statement
Graduating senior; Plans to attend and has been accepted at Virginia Tech; Demonstrated financial need; Completed application; FAFSA or SAR required; and, Copy of official high school transcript