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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. 

^^Rappahannock Community College Anthem Scholars Program - Open Now
Still in high school? Start your career prep and college NOW. Tuition money for "C" students or better. Evening and flexible online classes to fit your schedule! Entry into the program will be selective; 2.0 GPA is the minimum criteria. An interview with students and parents will be required, as well as attending an orientation.  For more information and to apply visit https://www.rappahannock.edu/anthem  


Horatio Alger Association State Scholarships - Deadline: October 25, 2018
This scholarship program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. Applicants must be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2019 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation. Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institute in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution). Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required). Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, maintain a minimum gpa of 2.0 and be a United States citizen. Apply online at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/

Educators for Tomorrow - $10,000 Scholarship to Liberty University - Deadline: October 26, 2018
If you create YouTube tutorials, taught your younger brother how to ride a bike, or tutor at your high school, you’re a teacher. How will Christ use your teaching skills to make an impact for Him? If you are a high school junior or senior, you can compete to win a $10,000 scholarship to Liberty by telling us how you are teaching those around you in a quick video. Then register for College For A Weekend (CFAW), Nov. 8-11, 2018, to be eligible to win. https://www.liberty.edu/ms/educatorsfortomorrow/

Coca-Cola Scholarship - Deadline: October 31, 2018
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.  For information and to apply go to https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

Ron Brown Scholar Program - Deadline: November 1, 2018 and January 9, 2019
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. Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be graduating high school seniors at the time of their application. Apply online https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description  Information also available in the Counseling office.

^^Visual Arts Fellowships - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Deadline: November 2, 2018
VMFA is committed to supporting Virginia's professional artists and art students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen fields. FMFA awards fellowships to professional artists, graduate and undergraduate art students, graduate art history students, and college-bound high school seniors. $8,000 professional; $6,000 Graduate and $4,000 Undergraduate. To apply visit www.VMFA.museum/Fellowships with details, eligibility and an application.

^^Prudential Spirit of Community Awards - Deadline: November 6, 2018
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created in 1995 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 Nov. 6, 2018 and is a legal resident of one of the 50 states or DC, has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after Sept. 1, 2017 and completes an application and submits to school principal or the head of an officially designated local organization by Nov. 6. Applications must be submitted to one of the following: Middle school or high school; Girl Scout council, A county 4-H organization, An American Red Cross chapter, A  YMCA, An Affiliate of Points of Light's HandsOn Network.  spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit

SchoolHouse Connection Youth Scholarship - Deadline: November 9, 2018
The SHC provides scholarships to youth who have experienced homelessness to ensure their completion of a post-secondary education program. Applicants must have been born on or after Nov. 9, 1998, have experienced homelessness within the last six years and be entering college for the first time during the 2018-2019 school year.  A minimum of ten scholarship will be awarded. Award amount is $2,000 ($1,000 for the 1st year, $1,000 for the 2nd year of college). Apply online https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/youth-leadership/scholarship-program/  Information sheet available in the Counseling office.

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship - Deadline: November 12, 2018
The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a one-time $2,500 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program or a specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall. Please note: LD and ADHD can co-occur with other issues such as speech/language, hearing and vision, and autism spectrum disorders; to be eligible candidates must provide documentation of a specific ld and/or ADHD. Information sheet available in the Counseling office. Apply online http://apply.ncld.org

Anne Ford Scholarship - Deadline: November 12, 2018
The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/of ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor's degree program in the fall. Please note: LD and ACHD can co-occur with other issues such as speech/language, hearing and vision, and autism spectrum disorders; to be eligible candidates must provide documentation of a specific LD and/or ADHD.  Information sheet available in the Counseling office. Apply online  http://apply.ncld.org

Hagan Scholarship Foundation - Deadline: November 15, 2018
The Purpose of the Hagan Scholarship is to provide each recipient with the opportunity to obtain a four-year college education and graduate debt free, and to provide a practical understanding of important life skills not typically taught as a part of the school curriculum. These skills are taught via Workshops, Schwab Brokerage Accounts and Study Abroad.  The Hagan Scholarship will pay the unmet financial need of the recipient up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters.. The scholarshi is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship. Recipients must graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents. (Of which King George County is included).  Apply online https://haganscholarships.org/

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship - Deadline: November 15, 2018
Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. You must have taken either the ACT or SAT on or before October 27, 2018. Apply online: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm 

^^Andrew Flusche Scholarship - Deadline: November 30, 2018
The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest requires students to raise awareness about the importance of positive interactions with the police officers and law enforcement. 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 towards higher 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. GUIDELINES: We want to see how creative and convincing you can be with your video. Make sure it is geared towards your peers. Videos can be technical, narrative, documentary, fiction or any other video style you can think of. Video selfies will not be considered. Be creative! We’ve seen tons of stats and percentages and they get boring. The video must be yours. Music videos taken from YouTube will not be considered. Apply online https://www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/

^^Virginia League for Nursing Scholarship - Deadline: December 1, 2018
The Virginia League for Nursing will award up to five $500 scholarships to selected applicants for the upcoming school year/term. There will be one scholarship for each of the following categories: Practical Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing, Baccalaureate Nursing, Master's Nursing and Doctorate Degree. Apply online http://www.virginialeaguefornursing.com   Application also available below and in the Counseling office.

 
AXA Achievement Scholarship- Deadline: December 14, 2018 (or until 10,000 applications are received.)
The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US.  Apply online https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/   Information sheet available in the Counseling office.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - Deadline: January 4, 2019
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support. To be eligible for this award, applicants must: demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
be citizens of the United States of America; be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year. Semifinalists will be required to provide a recommendation from a community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee. Apply online https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships - Deadline: January 12, 2019
No affiliation with the State or National Societies is necessary to qualify for these scholarships. DAR members' children are also eligible to apply.
Virginia DAR Scholarship - All Majors: Four scholarships of $2,500 each are awarded to high school seniors who plan to major in any field other than nursing. The winners MUST attend a Virginia College or university. Students applying to a Virginia Community college transition program leading to a four-year degree and students who are home-schooled are also eligible to apply. 
Virginia Nursing Scholarship: Two scholarships of $2,500 are awarded to high school seniors who will continue their education at an accredited Virginia school of nursing. Students applying to a Virginia Community college transition program leading to a four-year degree and students who are home-schooled are also eligible to apply. Applications available online www.vadar.org/scholarship.html

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship - Deadline: January 15, 2019
Competition is open to all high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state or federal government. All awards are for one year. Essay required. http://www.gwcf.org/rules.html Application also available below and in the Counseling office.

^^2019 Union Plus Scholarship - Deadline: January 31, 2019
Students of union families may apply. Award amounts: $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2019. Students may re-apply each year. Eligibility criteria: current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations are eligible. At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent. The one year minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2019. Applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.  Apply online at https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/money/union-plus-scholarships

^^Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship - Deadline: February 1, 2019
Eighteen scholarships are available to public, private and home school 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 "Stonewall" Jackson. For more information visit www.lee-jackson.org 

Fredericksburg Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes: John Clements Memorial Scholarship - Deadline: February 1, 2019
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is honored to present an outstanding FCA senior student leader with a $1,000 scholarship. Applicant must be attending a full-time accredited four-year college or university in the Fall of 2019. Application available below and in the Counseling office.

Peoples Community Bank Scholarship - Deadline: February 1, 2019
Peoples Community Bank is pleased to support the educational efforts of those interested in careers in Business and Finance. The scholarships will be in the amount of $1,000 and awarded to deserving students. The number of scholarships will vary. The Peoples Community Bank scholarship is intended to be offered annually, but Peoples Community Bank reserves the right to suspend or modify the scholarship at any time. Graduating seniors in good academic standing and residents of any numerous localities of which King George County is included. Application available below to download and in the Counseling office.

National Co-Op Scholarship (WACE) - Deadline: February 15, 2019
The National Co-Op scholarship applies only to the following ning institutions: Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, University of Cincinnati, The University of Toledo, Wentworth Institute of Technology. To qualify, students must have a GPS of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale, apply for admission for the 2019-2020 academic year at any of the institutions listed above, meet other merit 
scholarship criteria as established by the institutions selected on the application. Apply online at www.waceinc.org

Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation Scholarships - Deadline: February 15, 2019
Seniors planning to attend RCC in the Fall of 2019 are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. Instructions on how to apply are available on information sheet in the Counseling office. Application available at www.rappahannock.edu/scholarships

^^Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship - Deadline: March 1, 2019
This contest is open to all high school, college and university students enrolled during the time period of the contest in an academic program designed to conclude with the awarding of a diploma or a degree are welcome to participate in this scholarship competition. Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card. Contest submissions accepted from: May 31st, 2018 - March 1st, 2019. Winner will be announced May 1st, 2019. Age Eligibility: Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool. The finalists will again be decided by voting! Info available in Counseling office and online https://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm

Kenneth R. Scott Scholarship (V.A.O.C) - Deadline: March 9, 2019
Named in honor of Kenneth School whose career spanned 39 years with the Norfolk Airport Authority He was instrumental in forming the Virginia Airport Operators Council (V.A.O.C.). Mr. Scott was extremely passionate about aviation training and education as evidenced by his role as an Adjunct Faculty Member for Embry-RIddle Aeronautical University and serving on the Virginia Aviation and Space Education Forum. Applicants must be a Virginia high school senior, GPA 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. Award amount is $3,000.  Application available below to download and in the Counseling office.  Application also available online https://www.thevaba.org/scholarship

John R. Lillard VAOC Scholarship - Deadline: March 9, 2019
The Virginia Airport Operators Council honors John R. Lillard, friend, aviation enthusiast and humanitarian. Mr. Lillard has held leadership positions with the Capital Region Airport Commission, Chesterfield County Airport and Eastern Airlines.  Applicants must be a Virginia high school senior, have a minimum 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. Application available below to download and in the Counseling office. Application also available online https://www.thevaba.org/scholarship

Willard G. Plentl Sr. Aviation Scholarship - Deadline: March 18, 2019
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. Minimum GPA 3.5. Application available below to download and in the Counseling office. Application also available online https://www.thevaba.org/scholarship

King George County Historical Society's James F. Mullen Scholarship - March 29, 2019
The KG County Historical Society offers this scholarship $1,000 in memory of James F. Mullen to a high school senior who is a resident of King George County, Virginia and plans to attend a college, university, technical institution, trade school or post secondary training program upon graduation.  Applicant must schedule a visit to the KG County Historical Museum and Research Center and include a record of his/her visitation with project. Applicant must produce a research based presentation regarding the historical significance of a family, person, place or event of King George County. Research requirements and other information available below and in the Counseling office.

Falmouth High School Alumni Assoc., Bill Bolton Scholarship - Deadline: April 5, 2019
To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant, graduating senior, must be a DIRECT descendant of a person who attended Falmouth High School between the years of 1931-1956. Application available below and in the Counseling office.

^^SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes - Deadline: May 13, 2019
High school seniors or college undergraduates can enter to win one of the $500 awards. It's free to enter and eligibility is not based on GPA level or financial need. Entries are being accepted now through May 13, 2019. The first drawing will occur on or about October 29, 2018. Subsequent drawings are approximately every two weeks thereafter until May 13, 2019. Applicants must be US citizens and have a permanent residence in Virginia (one of a number of states listed) and provide proof of enrollment for the fall of 2019 in a US Department of Education Title IV eligible 2 or 4 public or private college or university located in one of the 50 United States or the DIstrict of Columbia. https://www.suntrust.com/loans/student-loans/scholarship

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