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Senior Scholarships with Deadlines in February

posted Jan 31, 2020, 11:05 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Feb 24, 2020, 6:47 AM ]
^^American Hotel & Lodging Education Foundation - Deadline: February 2020
Applicants must be enrolled in a hospitality-related degree-granted program at a US college or university. Qualifying majors include programs such as hotel/restaurant management, culinary arts, travel/tourism and hotel administration. Apply online https://www.ahlef.org/academic-scholarships

P.L.A.Y. Scholarship - Deadline: February 28, 2020
Students from across the U.S. are invited to apply for P.L.A.Y.’s annual Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship. This $1,500 scholarship rewards one student who can tell the best story, describing the impact he or she made in the life of a rescue animal or animal welfare cause in general. The contest is open to U.S. residents. No purchase necessary. All participants must be enrolled as a full-time high school senior. Entries are limited to one submission per person. Immediate family members of P.L.A.Y. employees are excluded from this contest. More information available at https://www.petplay.com/scholarship/

VMDAEC Education Scholarship Foundation - Deadline: February 28, 2020
The Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) provides scholarships for post-secondary education to deserving but financially challenged students from their member electric cooperative territories. Each year, the Education Scholarship Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships. A combination of weighted criteria is used in the selection process: 40% financial needs; 40% academic achievement; and 20% personal statement. Funds can be applied towards tuition, student fees, room and board, or textbooks. Apply online at http://www.vmdaec.com/content/vmdaec-education-scholarship-foundation

American Chemical Society Scholarship - Deadline: March 1, 2020
To be considered for a scholarship through the ACS Scholars Program, candidates must: Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent U.S. resident. Be African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian. Be a graduating high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior. Seniors can apply for their fifth year.
Intend to major or already major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science AND plant to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science as well (please see below for more details). Be a full-time student at a high school or accredited college, university, or community college. Demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0 or higher). High school seniors may apply for the scholarship program. Unsure of which school you will be attending?  Don’t worry about it.  If you are selected, you will then be asked about your school information. 
Only official transcripts will be accepted.  Ensure that your school sends us a transcript in a sealed envelope.  We accept virtual official transcripts as well.  Check to see if your school works with a transcript clearinghouse to send the transcript or ask a counselor/registrar to email us directly.  Send to scholars@acs.org.    Apply online at 

Anchor Scholarship Foundation - Deadline: March 1, 2020
If you are a dependent of a US Navy Sailor (Active Duty, Retired, Honorably Discharged or Deceased): Child that is a: High School Senior or current College Student planning to, or currently pursuing full time, your first  Associates, BA or BS at a 2-or-4-year college or university or Industry Certification in the United States. 
Up to the age of 22 on March 1st of the year the scholarship is being awarded. OR a Spouse that is a: High School Graduate, Associates, BA or BS or Graduate degree, current College Student planning to or currently pursuing your first Associates, BA or BS, or Graduate degree at a 2 or 4 year college or university in the United States, full or part-time.  Anchor Has A TWO PART Application! Step 1 - March 1, 11:59 pm EST. Step 2 - April 1, 11:59 pm EST. Anchor Scholarships (renewables, STEM, annuals) Sponsor Eligibility Criteria: Surface Warfare Qualification (officer/enlisted). MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: 6 years in commands under the administrative control of Commander Naval Surface Forces, US Atlantic Fleet (COMNAVSURFLANT) and/or Commander Naval Surface Forces, US Pacific Fleet (COMNAVSURFOR). The time requirement is cumulative and assignments need not be consecutive. Will also qualify for Ship’s Company Scholarship(s) if those eligibility requirements are met as well. Deceased Sponsor:  The dependent child or spouse of any Surface Warfare qualified member of the U.S. Navy (Officer or Enlisted) who died while serving on active duty will qualify, regardless of the length of service of the deceased parent/spouse. You will be asked to submit a copy of the sponsor's Report of Casualty (DD Form 1300). Ship’s Company Scholarships:Sponsor must have been a member of one, or more, of the below listed ship’s company for a minimum of 1 year
USS Arleigh Burke, USS Bulkeley, USS Chung-Hoon (Billy Hurley Scholarship), USS Gettysburg (Billy Hurley Scholarship), USS Thomas Hudner, Does not  need to have a special qualification(s), i.e. Surface Recipients are selected on the basis of four equally weighted criteria: Academic performance, Character, Extracurricular, Financial need. https://www.anchorscholarshipapplication.com/

Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation Endowment 2019 - Deadline: March 1, 2020
Educational scholarships are awarded to students who are furthering their education through attendance at a college, university, vocational, or trade school. Scholarships are awarded annually to individuals who exhibit an aptitude for learning and a desire for self-improvement through education. Applicants with an agricultural background majoring in an agricultural related field on welcome to apply.  Apply online at http://www.colonialfarmcredit.com/scholarships  Information is also available in the Counseling office.

Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region Scholarship Funds - Deadline: March 1, 2020
Opening November 13, 2019. seniors can apply for competitive scholarships using the Community Foundations online application portal: https://cfrrrscholarships.communityforce.com. 

     The Linda and Billy Beale Scholarship Fund: $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the local senior who best reflects the Beale family's values: teamwork, sportsmanship and community service.

     The Craig "Cujo, Jr." Bennett Scholarship Fund: $500+ scholarship will be awarded to a deserving senior who has demonstrated efforts to overcome a significant hardship.

     The Mary E. Berger Scholarship Fund: Graduating senior who demonstrates strong academic work, participation in school extra-curricular activities, leadership in school activities and community service and demonstrate plans to attend an institution of higher learning. GPA of 2.5 or greater.

    The William and Susanna Botts Scholarship for Immigrants: Two annual scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to support high achieving and/or highly motivated immigrants or refugees in the PD 16. Applicants must be graduating senior with demonstrated financial need.

    The Robert H Bradley, Jr. Golf Scholarship Fund: At least one $500 scholarship will be given to a high school senior who demonstrates a meaningful commitment to the game of golf. 

    The Baron P. "Deuce" Braswell II Memorial Scholarship Fund: $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who has lettered in a varsity sport and demonstrate plans to attend an institution of higher learning.

     NOT OPEN THIS YEAR! The Como Farm Scholarship Fund: High school seniors who are prepared and committed to making significant contributions back to their community. Priority will be given to students for whom financial need or other circumstances create barriers to further education. Youth living in foster homes are encouraged to apply.

     The Mary Carter Frackelton Scholarship Fund: Scholarship for graduating senior for whom financial need or other circumstances create barriers to further education. Particularly those who have been raised by a single mother [or grandmother or aunt]. Minimum GPA 2.5 and demonstrate plans to attend an institution of higher education. Award amount is $2,500.

     The Molly Gill Memorial Scholarship Fund: $1,000 scholarship will be award to any graduating senior who has excelled despite a severe physical disability and demonstrate plans to attend an accredited community college or a four-year college or university.

NEW**The Douglas T and Helen Gray Scholarship Fund: This scholarship is given to support high achieving and/or highly motivated KGHS students with demonstrated financial need. Students demonstrate either plans to attend an institution of higher learning, which may be a 2-year college or pursue any skilled trade, vocational or technical education certification or degree, or a similar business program are encouraged to apply. Award amount is $6,000.      

    The Jeremy Daniel Hawley Skilled Trades & Technical Education Fund: $1,000 scholarship is intended to promote hard work, skilled trades and personal character in the name of Jeremy Hawley. Scholarships are awarded to individuals with similarly independent spirits to fulfill their aspirations by supporting technical education or skilled trade certification or a related business degree.

     The Richard C. Hayden Family Scholarship Fund: $1,000 scholarship for a graduating KGHS senior who has letter in one or more J.V. and/or Varsity sports programs and demonstrates plans to attend an institution of high learning.

     The Peter D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund: $500 scholarship is intended to promote the pursuit of excellence in youth and encourage mental and physical development through involvement in community, academics, employment, water ski clubs and other social activities. Graduating senior must demonstrate plans to attend an accredited college or university located within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

     The King George High School Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund: $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the King George High school senior who has lettered in one or more J.V. and/or Varsity sports programs and demonstrated plans to attend an institution of high learning.

     The Betty Booker Lontz Scholarship Fund: Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to a graduating senior who has a passion for wellness disciplines, for example, physical education or physical therapy, demonstrates hard work and passion. Priority will be given to students for whom financial need or other circumstances, example physical disability, create barriers to further education. Demonstrate plans to attend an institution of higher learning.

     The John C. Neal Scholarship Fund: Awarded to a graduating senior who demonstrates significant service to their community. Minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrates plans to attend an institution of higher learning. Award amount is $500.

     The Horace A. Revercomb, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for the Continuing Study of Music: $500 scholarship will be awarded to a King George County senior who has participated in both curricular and extracurricular music activities. GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicant must indicate a desire to pursue a major or minor course of study in music at the undergraduate level.

NEW**The Ira and Gladys West Scholarship Fund: The Dahlgren Heritage Museum has established this $1,000 mathematics scholarship to honor two lifelong Dahlgren employees, Ira & Gladys West. With this scholarship, they hope to support students pursuing a degree in mathematics or other Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) related fields. Priority will be given to high achieving and highly motivated students with demonstrated financial need.

     The Clay & Elsie Williams Rural Conservation Scholarship: $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from King George County. Minimum GPA of 2.7 and demonstrates plans to attend an institution of higher learning.

The Air Force Officers' Spouses' Club of Washington DC Scholarships - Deadline: March 2, 2020

The AFOSC of Washington DC is now accepting applications for their yearly scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship awards program is to acknowledge and reward outstanding academic and personal achievements of eligible United States Air Force dependents. Applicant must live and/or applicants sponsor should be stationed in the National Capitol Region (including Stafford and Anne Arundel Counties) to apply. Applicant must be a graduating high school or certified home school program senior and planning to attend an accredited college or university during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Each applicant must be a legal military dependent child of an active duty, reserve, guard, retired, MIA/POW, deceased officer or enlisted member of the United States Air Force. Minimum GPA 3.25 or better. Application available below and in the Counseling office.

 ^^Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship - Deadline: March 2, 2020

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. Submit a greeting card design.  There will be one (1) Scholarship Prize of $10,000 awarded (referred to as “the Scholarship”) and one $1,000 prize awarded to the winner’s school. The Sponsor employs several experts in the area of Greeting Card Designs. A panel of objective judges selected by the Sponsor will go through the entries on a monthly basis and select approximately 100 designs per month that will be posted to The Gallery Collection’s Facebook page for voting. (Not every design is chosen to be posted for voting.) Go to the Gallery Collection Facebook page and vote on the entries that are posted.       https://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm

Virginia Credit Union Scholarship - Deadline: March 2, 2020
The Virginia Credit Union will award scholarships for an amount of up to $2,500 to 30 students enrolled in an accredited college or university for the 2020-2021 academic year. Criteria includes: Member of the Virginia Credit Union, minimum GPA 3.0, community service, hours devoted to work to help with the cost of education, extra-curricular activities and essay.  Application available online at vacu.org   Brochure available in the Counseling office.

Virginia PTA Scholarship - Deadline: March 2, 2020
The Virginia PTA is proud to offer $1,000 scholarships to graduating Virginia High School seniors with an active PTA/PTSA in good standing. In keeping with the Vision and Mission of the PTA, these scholarships are awarded based on a demonstrated commitment to, and engagement in, volunteerism and community service. The number of scholarships awarded each year depends on proceeds of special Virginia PTA awards. Applicant must be a member of their local PTA/PTSA and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. Application available below and in the Counseling office.
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Terri Morrison,
Jan 31, 2020, 11:05 AM
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Terri Morrison,
Jan 31, 2020, 11:05 AM
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