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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History Student Writing Contest

A writing contest sponsored by the Library of Virginia and Dominion Resources is available to high school students in Virginia.  Students must write a 400 word essay from a prompt.  Four winning essays will be chosen, one from each of the four regions in Virginia that Dominion serves.  Winners will receive an Apple iPad Air and $1,000 for your school.


James River Republican Women’s Club Scholarship

This scholarship was created to promote good government while encouraging civic engagement and participation in the political process.  An essay on the topic:  “Why it is important for today’s Americans to understand the constitution” is required.


Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetery – Never Again Award

The Board of Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetery is offering this award to a Virginia High School student who composes the best (500 words or less) essay on the topic, “Never Again – What We can Do Today To Stop Genocide,” focusing on current day genocide or state sponsored oppression.  The award winner must be prepared to read the essay on November 8, at their annual program.


Restoring Lives Community Development Corp. Annual Scholarship Program

For a graduating high school senior who will be attending college as a freshman.  RLCDC is an organization of people joined together whose goal is to build and develop the community.  Applicants must be graduating from one of the school systems listed below.  A short essay is required.


My Political Hero Essay Contest

For high school students grades 9 – 12 who are residents of the State of Virginia and enrolled in Virginia high schools.  This is an essay contest developed to challenge and encourage Virginia high school students to pay tribute to their living political heroes and heroines.  See link for further details.


Scholarship Sharing – Virginia Get Creative Scholarship

Scholarship Sharing is looking for a new logo and web design and will award the winning entrant for their work.  Open to current Virginia high school seniors who have been accepted to a Virginia college, university or vocational school.  Also open for Virginia high school students in grades 9 – 11 who will be taking dual enrollment or AP classes for the 2015-2016 school year.  Current State of Virginia college undergraduates or graduate students and recent college graduates with student loan debt may also apply.  No financial need or minimum GPA is required.  See link for further details.


Kiwanis Club of West Richmond

 Applicant should be a high school senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher who plans to further their education. Financial need, community service/leadership skills, and academic achievement are all considered.  See high school guidance counselor for application.


McGeorge Toyota Saving Lives, Supporting Futures Scholarship

McGeorge Toyota in connection with Drive Smart Virginia is offering this scholarship. Firstly, a 140 word statement on why one should not text and drive must be submitted along with an application, then out of those entries, ten finalists will be chosen to write a 500 – 1,000 word essay on the dangers of distracted driving.  One winner will be chosen from those ten entries.  See link for further details. 


The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers – ASHRAE – Richmond Chapter (Frederick Weiss & Robert Blue Memorial Scholarship)

ASHRAE – Richmond Chapter is offering this scholarship to any student from the Richmond area who is enrolled or will be enrolling in an engineering, science, or mathematics degree program at a technical, two year or four year institution.  The need for financial aid is required and preference will be given to applicants who want to work in the field of heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning.  Students who have a parent that belongs to ASHRAE will also be given additional consideration. 


The Borgny Durrette Scholarship of the Windsor Club of Elko, Inc.

This scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who is a member, whose parent(s) or grandparent(s) are members, or whose legal guardians are members of the Windsor Club.  The applicant should be accepted to a college or university, business school, or trade school.  The scholarship awards will be based on GPA, extracurricular activities, special awards, and an essay.  See high school guidance counselor for further information.