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Virginia Scholarships

by Mary Brito | Last Updated: October 6, 2022

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for Virginia students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2022-23 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.

January

Scholarship offers $1,000 to students with at least a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a college or university right after high school. This application is due January 31. Learn more here.

This offers $1,000 to a student pursuing their college education in any major. This application is due January 14th . More info here.

Scholarship offers a varied amount to a student who is a high school senior who plans on attending a Virginia college/university, and has at least a 2.8 GPA. This application is due January 11. More info here.

This scholarship offers a varied amount for students who participated in the SFVA Youth livestock shows. This application is due January 13. More info here.

Scholarship offers up to $10,000 to  all high school seniors or currently enrolled college students who are planning to pursue a career in the agriculture industry. This application is due January 10. Website here.

This is for residents in states outside of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Academic performance as well as community service and leadership activities are reviewed. Up to $60,000 is granted to successful applications. Applications must be submitted by January 1st. Read more here.

These are offered to students in Hopewell, Prince George, Enon, Chester, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Sussex, Surry, Charles City and Varina. An application and account on the John Randolph Foundation website is required. The scholarship awards up to $2,500. The deadline is January 21st. View website here.

February

Scholarship offers $750 to young women who have shown their excellent commitment to NPC’s core values. Students must be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in the fall; and from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area or attending school in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This application is due February 28. Learn more here. 

Scholarship awards a varied amount to students from any state of the U.S., must be in their junior or senior year in their bachelors, and must demonstrate financial need. This application is due February 15. Learn more here.

This offers a varied amount to a student who is a cancer survivor or has supported a parent/guardian or sibling through their cancer journey. The applicant must be pursuing their college education, express financial need, and reside in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. This application is due February 11.  Learn more here.

This offers a varied amount to a  full-time high school senior or full-time college freshman or sophomore who is younger than 20, has at least a GPA of 3.0 for graduating high school seniors or 2.75 for college applicants. This application is due February 15. Learn more here.

This gives a varied amount to a child of a full-time or part-time employee of Simon Property Group who has been employed for at least one year and be a a high school senior or current college student who is under 23 years old. This application is due February 8th.  Website here.

This offers up to $10,000 to graduate students as well as undergraduates who have completed at least 1 year of study and show academic excellence. This application is due February 1. Website here. 

This is offered to students in the City of Hopewell and Prince George, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Chesterfield. Student interns at John Randolph Foundation may apply. Applicants must be pursuing a career to become a Registered Nurse and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship awards up to $2,000. The deadline is February 15th. View website here.

This is a merit-based scholarship for students pursuing science-related degrees at the University of Michigan. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship awards up to $20,000. The deadline is February 1st. Read more here.

This is offered to students pursuing a career as a firefighter, police officer, or emergency medical provider or has volunteered in the past or is a dependent of someone with one of these roles. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship awards up to $4,000. The deadline is February 15th. View website here.

March

Scholarship offers up to $10,000 to current high school seniors who plan to pursue their college education as a full time student and, be a US citizen or permanent resident and express financial need. This application is due March 8. Learn more here.

This offers $6,500 to all high school seniors and current college students regardless of their major. Students must reside in one of the counties served by Colonial Farm Credit. This application is due March 1. More info here.

This offers $7,500 to High school seniors who have a commitment to excellence and are inspired by the work their first responder parent or parents do in our communities. This application is due March 1 More info here.

Scholarship offers $5,000 to students who attend high school (or are home schooled) in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Students must write an essay or produce a video that will convince an audience to register to be organ, eye, and tissue donors. This application is March 31st. More info here.

This awards $3,500 to high school seniors who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement and high SAT and ACT scores. This application is due March 9th. Learn more here.

This offers $10,000 to a female student who is a junior or senior of their graduate degree, pursuing a digital design major, has a portfolio and has at least a 3.0 GPA. Website here.

This offers $2,000 to a senior in high school that has at one time played in a Dixie Youth Baseball league. This application is due March 1st. Learn more here.

This is based in Washington D.C. The scholarship offers $5,000 to students interested in aviation or aerospace. High school students from the District of Columbia; Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax counties in Virginia; and Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland are eligible. The deadline is March 1st. Read more here.

This is for African American students in the STEM field. Applicants must be from Hampton Roads (Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg), be African American, demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. $10,000 is offered and the deadline is March 7th. Read more here.

This awards high school seniors $10,000 based on scholastic achievement, leadership qualities, good citizenship, and extracurricular activities. Applicants must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. The deadline is March 18th. Read more here.

This is for Virginia resident High School senior, Technical School Senior, or undergraduate who is pursuing an aviation related career in an accredited institution. The scholarship awards $2,000 and the deadline is March 30th. Read more here,

These are for high school seniors in Northern Virginia (specifically the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Clarke, Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George, and Fauquier as well as the independent cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Manassas Park); Maryland (Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Charles counties only); and the District of Columbia. Applicants must submit an essay and video. The scholarship awards $5,000 and the deadline is March 31st. Read more here.

This awards multiple scholarships to seniors in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia Metro Area who are pursuing work in the community to keep children safe from cyberbullying and other threats. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The deadline is March 31st. Read more here.

April

This scholarship offers $2,000 to students who are accepted into a four-year college or university, express financial need and have at least a  3.0 GPA. This application is due April 17. Learn more here.

 

This scholarship offers a varied amount to students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have at least a 2.5 GPA, be enrolled full-time, and reside in a district represented by a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. This application is due April 30. Learn more here

This scholarship awards $3,000 to a student who is  currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution, and has at least a 2.5 GPA. This application is due April 30. Website here.

This awards $3,000 to a student who is  currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution, and has at least a 2.5 GPA. This application is due April 30th. More info here.

This offers $2,000 to residents of the Delmarva Peninsula who are undergraduate students at a college or university with an academic major that is  related to Delmarva’s chicken community and who are pursuing a career path leading to employment in Delmarva’s chicken community. This application is due April 9. More info here.

This offers $3,000 to a student who will be selected on the basis of academic performance, contribution to the field of water resources, and related extracurricular activities, past scholarship winners are also allowed to apply. This application is due April 1.  Website here.

This offers $2,500 to students who plan to pursue a job in military service beginning with the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at a Virginia school of a college. This application is due April 18.  Website here. 

This offers $2,500 to a graduating high school senior with grade point average of 3.0 or above and must show their extra curricular activity at school, community or church. This application is due April 30. Website here.

This offers a varied amount to students who live within the Naval District of Washington and are U.S. citizens. This application is due April 1  Learn more here.

This scholarship offers $3,000 to a student who is  of Polish or Polish-American descent and must be a legal resident of Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia, OR be a full-time student at an institution in one of these places. Students must be  full-time, currently pursuing their college career in the United States. This application is due April 30. Website here.

This offers $5,000 to students pursuing their college career in theatre. This application is due April 1. Learn more here.

This offers $2,5000 to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing their college education relating to the drinking water and wastewater treatment industries. This application is due April 30. Website here.

This offers a varied amount to students who have been accepted to attend (or already attending) the University of Richmond as a full-time undergraduate student. This application is due April 15. Learn more here.

This offers up to $10,000 to immigrant students in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, to attend public colleges and universities, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. Learn more here. 

This awards $1,000 scholarships. Applicants must be high school seniors who receive its electric power from one of the 15 member electric cooperatives served by Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). The deadline is April 1st. Read more here.

This is for African American male seniors in Roanoke, Virginia, Lynchburg, Virginia, or the New River Valley area. The scholarship awards $1,000 and the deadline is April 8th. Read more here.

This is for SDFCU members enrolled in an undergraduate degree program with a minimum 2.5 GPA. The scholarship awards $5,000 and the deadline is April 8th. Read more here.

This awards $2,000 to the dependent of an active duty enlisted (E1-E9) Coast Guard or Navy personnel stationed in Portsmouth, Virginia, or the child/grandchild of a retired E1-E9 living in Portsmouth. Applicants must be a high school senior with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The deadline is April 15th. Read more here.

This is for high school seniors within the WMCCAI service area (Washington, DC Metropolitan Area). Applicants must submit either a 500-700 word essay or 90-second media presentation on the year’s topic. Applicants must also have a minimum GPA of 2.5. The scholarship awards $1,000 and the deadline is April 15th. Read more here.

May

This scholarship offers $12,000 to students who major in computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, cybersecurity, and management information systems; and command, control, and communications. This application is due May 1. Learn more here.

This scholarship offers $10,000 for African American students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) who are pursuing STEM degrees through higher education. This application is due May 30. Learn more here.

This scholarship offers $6,000 to one high school senior at each of the eight public high schools in Portsmouth and Norfolk, and one homeschooled senior from both Portsmouth and Norfolk, who show education excellence and leadership in their community. This application is due May 7. More info here.

This offers $2,000 to high school male seniors who show academic excellence and leadership to their school and community. This application is due May 1. More info here.

This scholarship awards a varied amount to students who are age 16-25, be the child of a parent whose work related injury caused a loss of job or lack of income, and plan to pursue a post-secondary or trade school. This application is due May 1. Learn more here.

This offers $1,000 to students who are at least 18; and, either have been accepted to attend, or already enrolled at, an accredited college, university or conservatory and is studying as a theatre major with the goal of becoming a professional actor. This application is due May 15. Website here. 

This scholarship offers a varied amount to  high school seniors who are involved in the NOSB during their high school career, want to pursue their career in the ocean sciences or a marine-related field, and show academic success and integrity. This application is due May 25. Learn more here.

This scholarship offers $1,000 to high school graduate students of any public or charter school in Montgomery or Prince George’s County, MD; Arlington County, Fairfax County, Alexandria or Falls Church, VA; Westinghouse high school in Pittsburg, PA or the District of Columbia. They must also have a GPA between 2.0 and 2.99. This application is due May 29. Website here.

This offers $2,000 to high school students pursuing their degree in a performing arts college. This application is due May 7. Website here. 

This awards $1,500 to a female residing in Hopewell, Virginia who has shown a record of success in academics, extracurricular activities, community service and leadership. Students must have  at least a GPA of 3.0.  This application is due May 5. More info here.

This is for applicants interested in project management or a related field. Priority is given to residents in the National Capital Area attending or planning to attend an undergraduate or graduate degree program. The scholarship awards $2,500 and the deadline is May 1st. Read more here.

This is for DC-area teen parents attending or planning to attend college. Applicants must be teen parents and be 25 or younger when applying. Applicants must also be raising a child or be actively involved in their child’s life. FAFSA must be submitted and the minimum GPA is 2.5. The scholarship awards $2,400 and the deadline is May 1st. Read more here.

This is for students in the DC area whose family has been affected by ALS. Applicants must have a parent or guardian who’s affected by ALS and reside in Maryland, Virginia, or DC. Applicants must also have an annual household income of less than $50,000. Applicants must be enrolled at a school full-time and have at least a 2.5 GPA. The scholarship awards $10,000 and the deadline is May 1st. Read more here.

This offers up to $6,000 to a high school senior who has demonstrated volunteer services within the local Jewish community in addition to high school graduation service requirements. The deadline is May 1st. Learn more here.

This awards $5,000 to  students who are interested in the house design contest for high school students interested in drafting, architecture or home building. The competition is open to any high school senior who resides in Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Southampton County, Suffolk, Virginia Beach or the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Students must be U.S. citizens, express financial need and be pursuing a four-year degree beginning in the fall right after high school graduation. The deadline is May 13th. More info here.

June

This scholarship offers $1,000 to a female, be 25 years or older, be U.S. citizens, live in Bedford town or county for at least two years, express financial need and are pursuing their college education. This application is due June 30. Learn More Here 

This offers a varied amount to a full-time student at a school who lives in one of these states,  Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia are eligible to apply. At least a  3.0 GPA is required, as well as expresses financial need. This application is due June 30. More info here.

This scholarship offers up to $5,000 to high school seniors who were or are involved in the Stock Market Game, or undergraduates who are currently sophomore or junior business majors with a concentration in finance or economics and who are pursuing their college education. Students must also be U.S. citizens. This application is due June 15. Website here.

This offers a varied amount to students who are accepted or enrolled in a school of nursing in the State of Virginia. Students must live in Virginia for at least one year and be accepted or enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in a school of nursing in Virginia. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA (RN only) and express financial need. More info here.

This is given to students graduating from high school and planning on enrolling at a Virginia college, community college or university in a civil or environmental engineering or physical/environmental science undergraduate program. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. $2,500 is offered. This application is due June 3rd.  Learn more here.

July

These are for advocates of wildlife conservation. Three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are available for students with a passion for the outdoors and an interest in the management and protection of fish and wildlife resources. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater, and be enrolled in an undergraduate program as a junior or senior with a minimum of 60 college hours in an accredited University. The deadline is July 1st. Read more here.

August

This awards up to $2,000 to an excellent student who serves in their community and provides services to those in need. This application is due August 1st. Website here.

September

This is to waive tuition for eligible undergraduates at any public institution in Virginia. Children and spouses of qualifying veteran service members are eligible. The deadline is September 1st. Read more here

This is open to undocumented students with or without DACA. Applicants must currently be enrolled college students or high school students who will be attending college after graduation. The deadline is September 30th. More details here.

October

This offers a varied amount to  veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who are pursuing bachelor’s degrees at top colleges and universities. Scholars will be selected to attend a top-tier U.S. college/university. This application is due October 9. Website here. 

This is for paralegal students demonstrating dedication to the program. It is based on merit and given to contributing members of the legal community. $1,000 is awarded and the deadline is October 1st. Read more here.

This is a scholarship for students and graduates who work to change the world by taking action in their local communities. Two students will win $500 each every time the scholarship is awarded. While not required, applicants with experience volunteering or working to better their local community through social, environmental, or economic change are preferred. The deadline to apply is October 29th. Read more here.

November

This scholarship offers $5,000 to students from the Tidewater area of Virginia to pursue their college educations that are located in the United States. Students must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and express financial need. This application is due November 15. Website here.

This offers $5,000 to a student who is employed by a Tidewater district AGC member firm, an immediate family member of an employee of a Tidewater district AGC member firm, or a member of an AGC Student Chapter. You must also be pursuing your degree in a college or university. This application is due November 30. More info here.

This scholarship offers $6,000 to students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are current legal residents of Virginia or have been paying in-state tuition to an accredited Virginia college, university of school of the arts. They must be full time students. Learn more here.

December

This offers $3,200 to Virginia residents who attend accredited private, non-profit colleges and universities in Virginia for majors other than religious training or theological education.More info here. 

Deadlines Vary

This scholarship offers $7,000 to first-year and transfer students who are residents of Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, and who want to enroll at one of Penn State’s 20 Commonwealth Campuses. Learn more here.

This offers $2,500 to a student pursuing their college education as a full or part-time student, or graduate student in the health field; express financial need; and, have a 3.0 GPA. More info here.

This offers a varied amount to students who have applied and is accepted into a full-time culinary/hospitality related post-secondary program with plans to enroll in a minimum of four semesters. Students must also have a minimum GPA of 2.75 or be in the top one-third of their class. More info here.

 

This offers $10,000 to a full-time or part-time student in an approved undergraduate or graduate teacher education program,  and has maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7. More info here.

This awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors and those already enrolled, seeking to continue their higher educational goals. The scholarships will be given to assist with the costs of attending the college, vocational, or trade school of their choice. Read more here.

This is for in-state Virginia high school students with significant financial need. Applicants must show evidence of leadership skills and be enrolled full-time. More information here.

This is for Virginia students who are incoming freshmen to Bridgewater College with a minimum 3.2 GPA. Applicants must attend Linville Creek Church of the Brethren or have graduated from Broadway High School. Read more here.

This is for Virginia high scholar juniors and seniors. The Foundation awards one $10,000, eight $2,000, and nine $1,000 scholarships to public, private, and home-schooled students throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Read more here.

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Mary Brito is enrolled at the prestigious Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York Queens College. She is studying urban studies and political science and aspires to one day work in the nonprofit sector for a social justice organization. Knowing the difficulties, hardships, and struggles that students face on their journey to college, Mary offers insight on the ins and outs of college admissions, what colleges look for in personal statements and supplemental essays, and navigating the scholarship and paying for the college process. For fun, Mary likes to paint, travel, and explore the city with friends. She will also be a programming and residential life assistant for high school students in Building Community at Columbia University.