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Virginia Aviation Business Association (VABA) Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a Virginia high school senior, technical school senior or college/university undergraduate who is pursuing an aviation related career at an accredited institution.  The applicant should have at least a 3.0 GPA and must submit an essay and letters of recommendation

 

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Greater Richmond Branch Scholarship

Preference will be given to women who are at least 30 years of age and legal residents of Virginia.  Applicants should be enrolled in an associate degree program and have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours toward a degree.  Applicants majoring in all academic fields are encouraged to apply, however those majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and other non-traditional majors will be given additional consideration.

 

Junior Achievement of Greater Washington Essay Contest

Students in grades 9 – 12 are asked to write a 1,000 – 1,500 word essay on the topic, “Should young Americans be required to spend at least one year in public service or is such a requirement an unnecessary government intrusion?”  A first, second, and third place winner will be selected from each of  Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia and will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship.  One grand prize winner selected from all applicants will receive a $20,000 scholarship.  In addition, from each of these three states, the school with the greatest number of eligible applications will receive a $6,000 grant.

 

Congressman Bobby Scott – Service Academy Nominations

As the Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, for the 3rd Congressional District, Bobby Scott many nominate a limited number of people to four of the five service academies.  The 3rd District includes all of the cities of Petersburg and Portsmouth, parts of the cities of Hampton, Newport News, and Richmond and all of the counties of Charles City and Surry and parts of Henrico and Prince George.  The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.  For more information, see link below.

 

Virginia Pride Scholarship

Virginia Pride is offering members of the LGBTQ community and their friends, family, and supporters the opportunity to win one of two $1,000 scholarships to reimburse for educational expenses incurred in 2013. The scholarships will be awarded by September 27, 2014.

Applicants should either be residents of Virginia or attending college in Virginia.

The online application is available at the link below and a PDF version is also available.

All questions can be sent to scholarships@vapride.org.

 

GRASP College Success Scholarship

To be eligible for this program students must participate in at least three GRASP College Success e-mail programs this academic year and have at least a 2.0 GPA for the year.  Financial need must be demonstrated and a current FAFSA form should have been filed.  An essay is required.

 

The Joel Bieber Firm Scholarship

Applicants should be current high school or home-schooled seniors in the State of Virginia who plan to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution and should have a 3.0 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.  A completed application, 500 word essay, letter of recommendation, a publicity release form, picture, and high school transcript are required.

 

Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia – C. Charles Vache’ Scholarship Fund

These scholarships are provided to assist low-income and minority college students in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.  A brief essay along with references are required

 

Global Spectrum (GRCC – Greater Richmond Convention Center) Scholarship

Available to a graduating high school senior who will attend an accredited educational institution and plans to major in the field of Hospitality, Tourism, or Venue Management.  See high school guidance counselor for application and additional information.

 

Chums, Inc. – Richmond Chapter

Applicant should be an African-American with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who is a senior enrolling in a four year college/university and plans to major in education.  Community service and extra-curricular activities are required and an essay and interview are also part of the application process.  See high school counselor for additional information.