Scholarships with February Deadline Dates

posted Feb 1, 2018, 5:20 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Feb 1, 2018, 6:23 AM ]
Gloria Wille Bell and Carlos R. Bell Charitable Trust - Deadline: February 2018
Lifelong residents of Gloucester County, Va, created a trust fund to provide scholarship support to forward the careers of students pursing degrees in engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science and another related scientific field at the University of Michigan. The scholarship program is available online and all applications, including essays, will be submitted online. www.bellscholarship.org

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program - Deadline: February 1, 2018
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The program awards scholarships to students attending one of 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities, pursuing a bachelor degree in agriculture, natural resources, food science, nutrition, or related academic disciplines, and willing to work full-time in the USDA upon graduation. There are eighteen 1890 Universities, including: Alabama A&M University  Alcorn State University, Mississippi  Delaware State University  Florida A&M University  Fort Valley State University, Georgia  Kentucky State University  Langston University, Oklahoma  Lincoln University, Missouri  North Carolina A&T State University  Prairie View A&M University, Texas  South Carolina State University  Southern University, Louisiana  Tennessee State University  Tuskegee University, Alabama  University of Arkansas Pine Bluff  University of Maryland Eastern Shore  Virginia State University  West Virginia State University. Application available online at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/careers/student/?cid=stelprdb1086210

Jackie Robinson Foundation - Deadline: February 1, 2018
To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must: Be a graduating high school senior; Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States; Show leadership potential; Demonstrate a dedication to community service; Present evidence of financial need; Be a United States citizen; Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21; Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship. Information brochure available in the Counseling office. Apply online at https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/

^^Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation - Deadline: February 2, 2018
Eighteen scholarships are available to Virginia high school juniors and seniors submitting outstanding, original, analytical essays on any aspect--positive or negative--of the career, character, or legacy of General Robert E. Lee and/or General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Information sheet available in the Counseling office and online at http://www.lee-jackson.org/

VMDAEC Education Scholarship Selection Committee - Deadline: February 8, 2018
Each year, the Education Scholarship Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships. A combination of weighted criteria is used in the selection process: 40% financial need; 40% academic achievement; and 20% personal statement. Funds can be applied towards tuition, student fees, room and board, or textbooks. Eligibility Requirements
Primary residence of applicant's parent or legal guardian must receive its power from one of the 15 electric cooperatives served by Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). Applicants applying for a 2018 scholarship must be a senior graduating from either high school or home school in 2018. Applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a post-secondary school in the fall of 2018. For a list of qualifying electric cooperative service territories and to apply visit http://vmdaec.com/content/vmdaec-education-scholarship-foundation 

Daughters of the American Revolution American Indian Scholarship - Deadline: February 15, 2018
This scholarship is awarded to help Native Americans students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education at the undergraduate or graduate levels.  However, undergraduate students are given preference. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement. Applicants must be Native Americans (proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers) in financial need and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. There will be no exceptions. This is a one-time $4,000 award.  Application available in the Counseling office and online at https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/american-indian

P.L.A.Y. - Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship - Deadline: February 15, 2018
To apply, students will submit an essay with 2-3 photos of their volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare by February 15, 2018. For more information visit https://www.petplay.com/scholarship/   Information also available in the Counseling office.

WACE Scholarship (National Co-Op Scholarship) - Deadline: February 15, 2018
WACE, on behalf of the nine WACE Partner Institutions, is pleased to announce and sponsor its Sixteenth Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program. As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States, WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarships. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at on of their partner institutions. They include: Clarkson University, Drexel University, Merrimack College, Oswego, The University of Toledo, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts Lowell.  Apply online at http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html

Rappahannock Community College Scholarships - Deadline: February 16, 2018
The RCC Scholarship application for the 2018-19 academic year is open October 1, 2017 to February 16, 2018 at: www.rappahannock.edu/scholarships.
Students only need to complete one online application to be considered for 100 different scholarships at RCC totaling about $400,000. The scholarships can be combined with federal and state financial aid assistance or used alone to cover RCC tuition cost.

Scholarships for Military Children - Deadline: February 16, 2018
Dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active duty/reserve/guard personnel and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty or survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military, may apply for a scholarship. Eligibility, including survivors of deceased members, will be determined using the DEERS (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System) database. Applicants should ensure that they, as well as their sponsor, are currently enrolled in the DEERS database and that they have a current ID card. Applicants can verify if they are enrolled in DEERS by calling the DMDC/DEERS Support Office at (800) 538-9552. Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the fall of 2018 in a full-time undergraduate program of studies leading to a Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited U.S. college or university. High school applicants must have a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis). College applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. College freshmen must submit a first semester college transcript. Applicants attending a community or junior college must be enrolled in a program of studies designed to allow them to transfer directly into a four-year program. No scholarships will be awarded to those pursuing an associate degree as their final degree, second undergraduate, or graduate school degree. Applicants who receive an appointment to one of the U.S. Military Academies (or affiliated preparatory schools) or are awarded a full scholarship at any accredited U.S. post-secondary institution of higher education are not eligible to receive funds from this program. A full scholarship is defined as one that provides for payment of tuition, books, fees or qualified expenses. Apply online http://www.militaryscholar.org/sfmc/ScholarshipsForMilitaryChildren2018-Official-v1.pdf  or download application below.

Gordan A. Rich Memorial Scholarship - Deadline: February 20, 2018
Applicants must be dependent children of full-time employees in the financial services industry (commercial banks, investment banks, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, fund and asset management companies, credit card and finance companies and similar businesses as determined by the Foundation). Students must be graduating high school seniors who are enrolling as full time first year students in pursuit of a four-year bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 20% of their class. Students must demonstrate financial need.
Students must be a US citizen or legal resident. Information sheet available in the Counseling office. Apply online at http://www.gordonrich.org/html/req.html

VSGA-VIP Golf Scholarship - Deadline: February 21, 2018
Any Virginia high school senior, in good standing, who has been domiciled in Virginia since Sept. 1, 2017. Candidates must be in good academic standing at any high school or equivalent level institution acceptable to the VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation. Consideration for a scholarship is based on the following criteria:
Does candidate play golf or have any interest in an activity associated with golf? (Skill and ability are neither requirements nor considerations). Candidate’s academic achievement (course work, grade-point average and standardized test scores). Candidate’s character (activities outside the classroom, including work, community service, school clubs, etc.). Essay to the VSGA–VIP Scholarship Foundation. Financial need will be reviewed in the evaluation of scholarship applicants.
All applications must be made on the candidate’s behalf, by a representative of a member club of the Virginia State Golf Association, Inc. and submitted to:
VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation, 2400 Dovercourt Dr., Midlothian, Va. 23113. Application available in the Counseling office. To apply online visit https://vsga.org/vip-card/scholarship-foundation/scholarships/vsga-vip-scholarship-fund/scholarship-application/

Mike Clift Memorial Scholarship - Deadline: February 23, 2018
This scholarship is open to all graduating King George High School seniors who are interested in furthering their education. Write a personal statement that exemplifies how you are hardworking, goal-oriented, generous, community oriented, king and/or helpful. Two letters of recommendation are required.  Copies available in the Counseling office and the file below.

Virginia Military Dependent Capitol One Scholarship - Deadline: February 28, 2018
The purpose of this scholarship is to aid and honor talented high school seniors who are the dependents of Servicemembers, and have exemplified excellence through school work and community involvement. Scholarship amount: $5,000. Eligibility criteria: current high school senior, attending college or university in the upcoming academic year, Virginia resident, U.S. Citizen or legal resident, dependent of an activity duty Servicemember, or dependent of a Servicemember in the National Guard or Reserves. Apply online at http://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/residence-state/virginia/capital-one-military-dependent-scholarship-virginia

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