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High School Scholarships for Trade Schools - Various Deadlines
Imagine America offers scholarships for trade schools in Virginia. The schools listed below participate in the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program. Take a look at the schools to see if any might be a good fit for you.  Schools include: Advanced Technology Institute, Culinary Institute of Virginia, ECPI University, Medical Careers Institute. 

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Scholarship - Deadline: Sept. 30, 2019 & March 31, 2019
To be eligible for a scholarship for a two-year program, you must be currently enrolled in or entering a certificate or degree program which leads to a manufacturing career at a community/technical college, or trade school on a full-time basis (12 or more credit hours). Have a 2.5 GPA (or an 80% competency score). Submit an official high school or college transcript from the school you last attended for a complete semester. Visit https://www.nutsandboltsfoundation.org/scholarships

VSBA Exhibitors Scholarship - Deadline: Sept. 30, 2019
The Virginia School Boards Association, in conjunction with participating VSBA Annual Convention exhibitor sponsors, is offering a scholarship to a deserving high school senior graduating in the spring of 2020. To be eligible, an applicant must be a graduating senior who served as a student school board representative during their junior or senior year and be in good standing with VSBA. Letter and application available below and online http://www.vsba.org/

^^AES Engineering Scholarship - Deadline: October 6, 2019
This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are NOT required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Applicants must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? Submit essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com

^^Young Arts Competition - Deadline: October 11, 2019
For 15- to 18-year old visual, literary or performing artists. Applicant must be a U.S. or permanent resident/green card recipient. Awards up to $10,000. For more information and to apply visit https://www.youngarts.org

Hispanic Heritage Foundation - Deadline: October 15, 2019
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation's 2019 Youth Awards educational grants program is now accepting applications! Their 21st Annual Youth Awards will award students who are in the graduating Class of 2020 with up to $3,500 in educational grants to fund their higher education or to fund a community-based project. To be considered, applicants must be currently enrolled in high school  and graduating in the spring/summer 2020; must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2020-2021; be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines); if selected, attendance to a regional ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient's expense; be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under DACA. Apply online at www.HispanicHeritage.org 

^^LendEDU Scholarship - Deadline: October 18, 2019
The LendEDU scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship award. The scholarship can be used to cover any and all costs related to your education. The LendEDU scholarship  can be used to cover tuition, textbooks, room and board and even living expenses. Two scholarships will be awarded. Applicant must be a current high school senior or a full-time college student. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must be earning a minimum 2.5 GPA in high school or college. Apply online https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., International High School Essay Contest - Deadline: October 18, 2019
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce it's annual International High School Essay Contest.  Four college scholarships will be awarded.  
1st Scholarship: $5,000; 2nd Scholarship: $3,000; 3rd Scholarship: $2,000; 4th Scholarship: $1,000. 2019 Essay Title:
"The U.S. Census projects that the United States will become a majority-minority country by the year 2045. How can we combat, prevent and/or reduce prejudice, discrimination and violence in a new, more diverse America?" 
Eligibility & Rules: The Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors who submit an essay application through a Chapter of the Fraternity.                               The essay must be original and neither previously published nor secured by copyright. The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length. The type-written, double-spaced essay may be submitted via postal service or email in Microsoft. Information and application available below and in the Counseling office.

Horatio Alger Foundation - Deadline: October 25, 2019
As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need. Minimum GPA 2.0   For more information and to apply visit https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/59963-Horatio-Alger-Assocation

Heisman High School Scholarship - Deadline: October 29, 2019
The Heisman High School Scholarship supports education, recognizes achievement, and celebrates community-minded high school student-athletes around the country. Senior, if you strive for excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and in your community, apply for your chance to earn up to a $5,000 scholarship at Heismanscholarship.com

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program - Deadline: October 31, 2019
Applicants must be current high school (or home-schooled) students attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Must be U.S. Citizens (not a Temporary Resident, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility. Applicants must be on track to graduate this academic year (2019-2020) and planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.  Apply online at https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

VFW Voice of Democracy Contest - Deadline: October 31, 2019
The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in future generations. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you. Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program."The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school" 
Read the rules and eligibility requirements, then download and complete the 2019-20 entry form. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31, 2019. The 2019-20 theme is: What Makes America Great   Information available at https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

Tri-County/City Soil & Water Conservation District's L. Gordon "Link" Linkous Scholarship - Deadline: November 1, 2019
Applicant must reside in King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford or Fredericksburg. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in the fields of natural resource conservation such as forestry, soils, hydrology, agriculture, wildlife, natural resource management, or environmental sciences. Applicant must be in top 20% of his/her class OR have a 3.0 GPA or higher. One scholarship of $500 will be awarded.  Selected qualifying applicants may be forwarded for additional scholarships. Applications available below and in the Counseling office.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) STAR Scholarship - Deadline: November 1, 2019
The P.E.O. was established in 2009 to provide scholarships for exceptional high school senior women to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the United States or Canada in the next academic year. Applicant must exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success. Minimum GPA 3.0; citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada.  Visit https://www.peointernational.org/about-star Information also available in the Counseling office.

Ron Brown Scholar Program - Deadline: November 1, 2019 & January 9, 2020
The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.  RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth. Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.  Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 300 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars. Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be graduating high school seniors at the time of their application. For more on scholarship conditions click here: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description

Virginia League for Nursing Scholarship - Deadline: November 1, 2019
The Virginia League for Nursing will award up to five $500 scholarships to selected applicants for the upcoming school year/ter. There will be one scholarship for each of the following categories: Practical Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing, Baccalaureate Nursing, Master's Nursing, Doctorate Degree. Application and information available online and in the Counseling office. http://www.virginialeaguefornursing.com/News.html

Elks National Foundation - Most Valuable Student Scholarship - Deadline: November 5, 2019
The 2020 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Apply online at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm

^^Prudential Spirit of Community Awards - Deadline: November 5, 2019
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created to recognize students in middle level and high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Any student in grades 5 - 12 as of November 5, 2019, and is a legal resident of one of the 50 states or District of Columbia may apply. Applicant must have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2018. Applicants must submit completed application to one of the following: middle level or high school, a Girl Scout council, A county 4-H organization, An American Red Cross chapter, A YMCA, a Points of Light Global Network Member. Application online at spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit  Information available in the Counseling office.

^^SchoolHouse Connection Youth Scholarship - Deadline: November 10, 2019
This program provides scholarships to youth who have experienced homelessness to ensure their completion of a post-secondary education program. A minimum of 10 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded. Applicants must have been born on or after November 11, 1999. Applicant must also be entering college for the first time during the 2020-21 school year. This means the application is for high school seniors; for those who are in the GED programs; or for those who have taken a gap year. Applicants who have experienced homelessness within the last six years are eligible to apply. Undocumented students who meet these criteria are eligible. Students must reside in the United States. Apply online https://www.cognitoforms.com/SchoolHouseConnection/ScholarshipApplication2019

Hagan Scholarship Foundation - Deadline: November 15, 2019
The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship. The scholarship is designed to help recipients graduate college debt free. Recipients must graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents. The scholarship provides up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States, attend a public high school, be a graduating senior, have a minimum GPA of 3.75. Must score 24 or higher on the ACT or 1,150 or higher on the SAT. For more information visit www.hsfmo.org   Information brochure available in the Counseling office.

Colonial James L. Graham, Jr. Memorial Aviation Scholarship - Deadline: December 13, 2019
This scholarship was created for applicants who show passion for flying and the ambition of obtaining a pilot's rtification, allowing them to pursue a career as a pilot. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Virginia, be between the ages of at least 17 years old and 21 years old. The applicant must obtain an FAA Third Class physical examination and receive his/her medical certificate. The applicant must have a valid student pilot certificate with the TSA background check; this is not required at the time of application but must be provided prior to being awarded the scholarship. Minimum GPA of 3.0 and essay required. www.TheVABA.org Application available in the Counseling office and below.

AXA Achievement Scholarship - Deadline: December 15, 2019
Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship must: Be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico. Be a current high school senior who plans to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-21 academic year. Enrollment at an accredited postsecondary institution outside of the United States will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Apply online at https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

Burger King Scholars Program - Deadline: December 15, 2019
Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service. Apply online at https://burgerking.scholarsapply.org/

^^The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest - Deadline: December 30, 2019
The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest requires students to raise awareness about different legal issues. Applicants must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) about avoiding distracted driving (e.g. cell phones, passengers, radio, etc).Two winners will be chosen each year, 1 per semester, and each winner will receive $500 to put FrFederhigher education. ELIGIBILITY: High school seniors who have been accepted into a college, university, or trade school. Students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school. People are accepted into a graduate school. You must be a citizen or lawful resident of the United States in order to apply. Submit online to https://www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/

^^Rappahannock Community College Scholarships - Deadline: February 14, 2020
Students need only complete one online application to be considered for 100 different scholarships at RCC. Students will need to log-in to their RCC account to apply. Application is available at https://www.rappahannock.edu/foundation/scholarships/

John R. Lillard Aviation Scholarship - Deadline: March 6, 2020
The John R. Lillard Foundation, Inc. distributes financial assistance to deserving students that are graduating from a public high school within the Commonwealth of Virginia and who are admitted to an institution of high education in the field of aviation management and/or aviation sciences. Applicants must be a Virginia high school senior, have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5; be planning a career in the field of aviation, and must be enrolled or accepted into an aviation-related program at an accredited college. Essay required. http://www.thevaba.org/ Application available in the Counseling office and below.

Kenneth R. Scott Aviation Scholarship - Deadline: March 6, 2020
This scholarship is in honor of Kenneth Scott and the many contributions he made to the advancement of airport management in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Applicants must be a Virginia high school senior, with a minimum GPA of 3.5 unweighted GPA; be planning a career in the field of aviation and must be enrolled or accepted into an aviation-related program at an accredited college. Essay required. http://www.thevaba.org/  Application available in the Counseling office and below.

Willard G. Plentl Sr. Aviation Scholarship - Deadline: March 13, 2020
The Willard G. Plentl Aviation Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a Virginia High School senior who is planning an aviation career in a non-engineering area. A certification of acceptance into a non-engineering, aviation-related postsecondary education program is required. Examples of non-engineering aviation careers include (but are not limited to) pilots, aviation maintenance technicians, aviation managers, etc. Scholarship applicants must have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.5. One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded each year and is not renewable.  http://www.thevaba.org/  Applications available in the Counseling office and below.

Leslie A. Ebert Legacy of Life Scholarship - Deadline: March 29, 2020
Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) is proud to announce the 2020 Leslie Ebert Legacy of Life Scholarship Program is now open and accepting submissions in both the Video and Essay categories.  Eligible high school seniors can submit up to one essay and/or one video for consideration, and have a chance at the top award - $5,000 in each category! The Leslie Ebert Memorial Fund will award one $5,000 first place, one $3,000 second place, and three $1,000 honorable mentions in both categories.  Scholarships will be awarded to selected students who submit a persuasive essay and/or video that motivates individuals to register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.  Please refer to the attached information for instructions and rules regarding submissions. To read and watch winning submissions from previous years, or to find more information about the Legacy of Life Scholarship Program and to apply, go to: https://www.beadonor.org/scholarship

King George County Historical Society's James F. Mullen Scholarship - Deadline: March 31, 2020
The King George County Historical Society is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior who is a resident of King George County, Virginia and who plans to attend a college, university, technical institution, trade school or post-secondary training program upon graduation.  Information sheet is available below and in the Counseling office.

Fredericksburg Fraternal Order of Eagles - Aerie #4123 - Deadline for Nominations: April 10, 2020
Scholarships are available to qualifying high school seniors currently attending public high schools in the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George and the City of Fredericksburg. For more information or to nominate a senior contact: Jeff Chaney, Scholarship Committee Chairman. Email chaneyjeff@yahoo.com  
Student nominations should include student name, high school they currently attend, and the college/university they plan to attend. F.O.E. member affiliation is not required to qualify.  Information sheet available below and in the Counseling office.

^^FailSafe ERA Scholarship - Deadline: July 31, 2020
The Failsafe-ERA Scholarship program is designed to address the financial needs of individuals affected by incarceration who are currently enrolled in a college, university or trade school. Two $500 scholarship will be awarded to individuals affected by incarceration, i.e., returning citizen and/or family member. Essay required. Application available below to download.

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