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Smithfield Foundation Scholarship

Open to dependent children or grandchildren of current or retired employees of Smithfield Foods.  Applicants are free to pursue any course of study, but preference is given to students studying business, environmental preservation, animal husbandry or culinary arts (J&W only).  In order to be awarded a scholarship you must be accepted by one of the schools listed.


American Legion Post 284 and American Legion Department of Virginia Scholarships

American Legion Post 284 offers a number of scholarships for relatives of present and past post members.  They have also supplied links to a number of American Legion Department of Virginia scholarships which may not require one to be related to a particular post member.  See specifics on the link below.


Virginia Department of Education – Granville P. Meade Scholarship

Open to residents of Virginia who are high school seniors expecting to attend college.  Students are selected based on GPA, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, and financial need. See Guidance Office for application.


Construction Specifications Institute, Richmond Chapter – Norman Jacobs Scholarship

Open to full-time students majoring in architecture, a construction-related field of engineering, or building construction, in an accredited Virginia college or university program.


Ashland Strawberry Faire – Dick Gillis Memorial Scholarship

Open to any student at Randolph-Macon College majoring in Political Science.


Ashland Strawberry Faire – Jay Pace Memorial Scholarship

Open to Hanover County graduating seniors from each of the four county high schools planning to major in journalism.


Ashland Strawberry Faire – Tafi Yourtee Memorial Scholarship

Open to Hanover County graduating seniors from each of the four county high schools planning to major in one of the performing arts.


Virginia Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society – HIMSS – Scholarship

Available for a student of health information technology or informatics.  Must be a Virginia student member in good standing of the HIMMS National and Virginia chapters.  Must attend a school in Virginia on a part time or full time basis, but should be part of a formalized program that leads to a specific degree in the associated field.  Must be willing to actively participate as a Student Liaison to the Chapter Board if selected. Two scholarships are available for 2017.


United States Senate Youth Program Scholarships

The Virginia Department of Education will select two student delegates to represent Virginia in the United States Senate Youth Program sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Each delegate will receive a $10,000 scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the week of March 3-10, 2018.

Each public and private high school may submit one nominee. That nominee will take an examination that tests the individual’s knowledge of the United States Constitution and the government, including current government officials. The administration of the examination must be supervised by a teacher or administrator at the student’s school. The completed examination will be sent to the Virginia Department of Education where it will be scored. Two state delegates and two alternates will be selected based on the results of their examinations and information included in their applications. A panel of judges appointed by the Virginia Department of Education will select the delegates and alternates. The examination results, outstanding academic ability, and demonstrated qualities of leadership and community service will be considered when selecting the two state delegates and two alternates.

Nominees must be juniors or seniors who have not previously been delegates are eligible to apply provided they are currently serving, for the entire 2017-2018 academic year, in an elected or appointed capacity in any one of the following student government, civic or educational organizations: student body president, vice president, secretary or student council representative, student representative elected or appointed (appointed by a panel, commission, or board) to a district, regional, or state-level civic and/or educational organization.

The nominees should possess the following qualities:

  • leadership ability;
  • high scholastic standing and demonstrated ability to achieve;
  • clear speech and logical thought processes;
  • community involvement; and
  • participation in a wide selection of activities on and off campus such as sports, arts, and politics

Walmart Foundation – Associate Scholarship

Open to active employees (or their dependents) for at least 6 months prior to the appropriate application due date, who are graduating seniors planning to attend an accredited 2- or 4-year college/university, demonstrate financial need, and have a GPA of at least 2.5.




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