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.
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.
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.
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
If you have made a difference through volunteering over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C. next April 30 - May 3 – by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more importantly, you could win recognition that might inspire other young people to follow your example. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, have honored more than 100,000 middle and high school students at the local, state and national level over the past 20 years solely for their volunteer work.
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.
Contestants write a 300-400 word essay based on an annual patriotic theme. The first-place National winner receives a $5,000 award and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The top state winenrs compete to win one of 46 national awards totaling $46,000.