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Wendy's High School Heisman 2017 - Deadline: October 2, 2017
Graduation seniors  who have participated in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community and have a GPA of 3.0 or better are encouraged to apply. Apply online at

AES Scholarship - Deadline: October 6, 2017
AES is offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. 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 a success? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?  Submit essay to

^^YountArts - Deadline: October 13, 2017
The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists, ages 15 - 18, in the visual, literary, design and performing arts and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. YoungArts aspires to create a community of alumni that provides a lifetime of encouragement, opportunity and support. For information and to apply visit

LendEdu Scholarship - Deadline: October 15, 2017
High school seniors and current full-time college students may apply. Must be a U.S. citizen with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in high school or college.  Submit a 750 word or less essay for the following question: "With more people taking on student debt to pay for college and record high default rates, what do you think can be done to improve the financial literacy of our nation's young adults to help this problem?" Information and to apply visit

The Horatio Alger Scholarship - Deadline: October 25, 2017
Open to high school seniors. Must be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 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 institution 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 grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and Be a United States citizen. Apply online

Suntrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes -  October 30, 2017 to May 14, 2018
High school seniors or college undergraduates may apply. No GPA or financial need required. Starting September 12, 2017, students can enter online once during each entry period. Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about October 30, 2017 until May 14, 2018. Enter at

Coca Cola Scholars - Deadline: October 31, 2017
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. Apply online

^^The DomCop Scholarship - Deadline: November 1, 2017
This $1,000 scholarship is open to all University, College and High school students who are currently enrolled in an educational program. Write an 800-1,500 word essay about a new business idea that you think would help to make the world a better place. Why do you believe that it would be successful? What would drive its growth? What challenges and barriers to entry would you face if you started? How would you obtain market share from any current competition? More information available at  Information also available in the Counseling office.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Visual Arts Fellowships - Deadline: November 3, 2017
VMFA awards fellowships to professional artists, graduate and undergraduate art students, graduate art history students, and college-bound high school seniors. To apply, visit for details about eligibility and an application.

^^2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award - November 7, 2017
Open to students in grades 5 - 12 who have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2016. Submit completed application to Mrs. Morrison in the Counseling office. Applications are available online or

Ron Brown Scholar Program - Deadline: November 1, 2017 /January 9, 2018
The mission of the Ron Brown Scholar Program is to advance higher education and improve the lives of public service-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans and to accelerate their progress into impactful leadership roles and opportunities. For information and to apply visit

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship - Deadline: November 6, 2017
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.  For information and to apply visit

Anne Ford Scholarship - Deadline: November 6, 2017
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/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall. Minimum GPA 3.0. For information and to apply visit

Elks National Foundation's Most Valuable Student - Deadline: November 27, 2017
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition. Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. College students are not eligible to apply.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. Male and female students compete separately. The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. For information and to apply visit

Action Behavior Center ABA Therapy Scholarship - Deadline: November 30, 2017 & June 30, 2018
 ABA Therapy Scholarship for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in some field relating to research on autism spectrum disorder or clinical therapy positions (psychology, applied behavior analysis, education, or a variety of natural or applied sciences) Award amount:  $1000; semi-annually. Apply online at

Andrew Flusche Scholarship - Deadline: November 30, 2017
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) which portrays the correct way of interacting with a police officer during a traffic stop or any other encounter. High school seniors who have been accepted into a college, university or trade school may apply. And students who are currently enrolled in a college, university or trade school. Applicant must be a citizen or lawful resident of the United States in order to apply.  For information and to apply visit

AXA Achievement Scholarship - Deadline: December 15, 2017

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 2018-19 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. Special consideration will be given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness. For more inform visit

Burger King Foundation - Deadline: December 15, 2017
 Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5, Be passionate about serving the community, and Be a high school senior, BURGER KING® employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee.High school students should be graduating seniors with plans to attend a two- or four-year accredited university, college or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. BK® employees can further their education by using the scholarship for non-degree courses such as accounting, computer or language courses.   For more information and to apply visit

^^The Fire.Org's Free Speech Essay Contest - Deadline: December 31, 2017
High school juniors and seniors for the 2017-2018 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE's essay contest. To enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic at
Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship - Deadline: January 15, 2018
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the 49th annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Awards for students completing twelfth grade (or final high school year) in 2018 who are planning careers in government service. Scholarship applicants must be citizens of the United States. The Trustees and Members of the Foundation, mindful of the significance of the important event in our nation's history that occurred at Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, believe that if our country is to continue to progress, we must have thoroughly trained, dedicated young people to carry on our government's work in future years.

Each interested student is invited to write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware. This essay must be accompanied by a recommendation from the high school principal or guidance counselor evaluating the student's achievements, along with transcripts, national testing scores, and other supporting information of the applicant's choice as described in the Official Rules. For more information visit   Or link to file below.

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 

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   Information also available in the Counseling office.

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:
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.

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.

^^Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship - Deadline: March 1, 2018
Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card. Contest submissions accepted from: May 30th, 2017 - March 1st, 2018.
Winner will be announced April 30th, 2018. Age Eligibility: Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool.
Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card. Submit entry online at

SAE International Scholarships - High Scool Seniors for the Freshman Year - Deadline: March 15, 2018
Eight scholarships for high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in Engineering.  BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship, Ford/SAE Foundation Scholarship Fund, Dan & VIcky Hancock Scholarship, Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering Scholarship, Donald & Barbara Mozley Scholarship, Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering Scholarship, TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship, Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering Scholarship. For information and to apply visit

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund - Deadline: June 2018
Dependent sons or daughters of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine may apply for this scholarship. Visit

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Helpful scholarship search site.  Dec 12, 2016, 9:22 AM Terri Morrison

Fair Opportunity Project’s College Application Guide is a free resource organized a team of 20+ college students, 10 advisors, and 200 high school counselors from across the nation to write a free college admissions and financial aid guide that has been reviewed and praised by many of the nation’s leading college admissions committees. To be clear, this is an independent project and no one is making money from it. Our team doesn’t like the disparity in resources between students who can afford private college consultants and those who can’t. They believe that all students should have free access to the best college application and financial aid information, regardless of background.  Sep 22, 2016, 9:25 AM Terri Morrison

Search for scholarships, internships, colleges and more.  Aug 27, 2015, 2:31 PM Terri Morrison

From the Student Loan Report - Guide to Paying for College - Financial Aid, Scholarships, Savings & Student loans   Aug 2, 2017, 9:04 AM Terri Morrison
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QuestBridge is a powerful platform bridging the nation's brightest, under-served youth and leading institutions of higher education and further opportunities. QuestBridge provides a single, internet-based meeting point which links exceptional low-income students with colleges, scholarship providers, enrichment programs, employers, and organizations seeking students who have excelled despite obstacles.  Select "High School Students"   Jul 27, 2016, 6:16 AM Terri Morrison

View helps students in 9 - 12 grades to discover colleges and earn scholarships for their academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school. These bite-sized scholarships are called "Micro-Scholarships.  Jul 21, 2016, 5:34 AM Terri Morrison

Find scholarships, colleges, and financial aid information  Aug 27, 2015, 2:32 PM Terri Morrison

Provides scholarship information available for high school seniors, college undergraduates and college graduates  Oct 5, 2015, 9:34 AM Terri Morrison
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Each video is about 1.5-2 minutes long. Each video has an accompanying text section as well. Topics include: What are scholarships, Different types of scholarships, How to find scholarship, How to apply, Essay tips, Letter of Recommendation tips & avoiding scholarship scams.  Feb 18, 2016, 5:20 AM Terri Morrison

Federal Student Aid an Office of the US Dept. of Education Information on how to prepare for college, how to get financial, types of financial aid, etc.  Aug 27, 2015, 2:29 PM Terri Morrison

Many scholarships listed and available at this site.  Nov 19, 2015, 10:20 AM Terri Morrison