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Virginia Scholarships

by Mary Brito | Last Updated: May 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 2021-22 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.

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 $2,000 to a senior in high school that has at one time played in a Dixie Youth Baseball league. This application is due February 1. 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. 

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 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. More info 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.

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. 

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 scholarship offers $2,000 to current high school students in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. For the 2021 contest, students are asked to share their thoughts on “What are the responsibilities of citizenship, and how do those responsibilities support and reinforce the rule of law?”. This application is due May 28. Learn more 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 offers $1,000 to a student who expresses financial need, has demonstrated academic achievement, and shows potential in their personal statement. This application is due May 31. Website here.

This offers $2,500 to operators employed in the wastewater treatment profession in Virginia. This application is due May 15.  Learn more 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.

July

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

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. 

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 scholarship 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. Learn more 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.

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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.