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Raise.me allows high school students to earn scholarships from colleges for their achievements in and out of the classroom. Starting in 9th grade, students can be eligible to start earning scholarships for their achievements in and out of the classroom, like getting good grades, having perfect attendance, leadership roles, participating in sports & clubs, community service, test scores, and more. 

Tuition Funding Sources Website Offers $41 Billion in Financial Aid for Students Tuition Funding Sources website redesign and enhancements offers students the largest scholarship data base in the world.

Outside Scholarships makes it possible for busy students to easily find the scholarships that are the right fit for them, based on their unique criteria. Outside Scholarships contains listings of over $1.6 million in award money, and counting. We want to take the extra work out of the process so students can focus more on grades, extra curriculars, and service hours, and less time drowning in paperwork. We’ve collected some excellent scholarship opportunity information.  
Student Financial Aid Search Engine: Find & Apply for Financial Aid to Pay for College
Scholarships to Help International Students Afford U.S. Colleges 
United Negro College Fund Scholarships 
Scholarship America Scholarships

Study Soup launched the StudySoup peer-to-peer learning marketplace in 2014, and now we are announcing our new Future Innovator Scholarship Program. When we were in school, we found that success in the classroom can be a pretty ambiguous thing. Every class has hours of lectures and dozens of readings. Come midterm time, most students are overwhelmed and have no idea how they should study. Without fail, however, there are always a few top students in the class who know exactly what it takes to be successful. We decided to empower those top students to help their peers, and make money, by posting their best study materials to StudySoup.com.

www.studentscholarships.org has a list of 9 Scholarship Programs that will give out more than 1 Million dollars to students in 2016. Students from Virginia school districts are eligible for all the awards.

Scholarship resources for minority students 

CollegeScholarships.org has helped students find financial aid since 1999 and recently launched an interactive searchable database listing over 23,000 financial aid programs.

Scholarships at The Community Foundation TCF's searchable database offers more than 60 scholarship opportunities for students living in the Central Virginia region. Our database allows you to enter specific criteria to narrow your search. Criteria might include your high school or area of academic interest. Or you may view an alphabetical listing of all scholarships available through The Community Foundation.

Discover Business We offer a comprehensive listing of MBA programs and resources available in each state. Many business schools offer online MBA degrees in addition to traditional on-campus business degrees. Select your state in the list below to find out more about MBA degree programs in your area.

Virginia Foundation for Community College Education recognizes outstanding students of all ages and backgrounds through its statewide scholarship program. The application period for the 2014-2015 school year is open. Please visit our website:http://www.vccs.edu/giving/  VFCCE scholarship information is also posted on the Virginia Education Wizard at: www.VaWizard.org

Financial Guide for African Americans The financial aid guide for minority students was recently published at : www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/

Making College Affordable This expert-driven guide includes an extensive list of scholarships and financial aid resources available specifically for minority students. The guide also includes tips for finding and securing scholarships and other financial aid.Check out the site at  http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/college-scholarships-for-minority-students/

Scholarships.com Find scholarships and other valuable financial aid information on this site at no cost.

The U.S. Army has formed a partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) to help ensure African-American students capitalize on the significant scholarship, leadership development and career opportunities available through the U.S. Army’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).
The Army-TMCF partnership seeks to address this by attracting high-achieving students (a 3.7 high school cumulative GPA; minimum scores of 1260 SAT or 27 ACT, and; a varsity letter winner or equivalent athletic achievement) to apply for two-, three- or four-year Army ROTC scholarships.
For more information please visit:
http://thurgoodmarshallfund.net/student/army-rotc-recruiting-program

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund applicants must be: The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has become permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident. The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been killed in action. The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA). All applicants must also meet the following eligibility requirements in order to qualify for a Freedom Alliance scholarship. Currently in their senior year of high school, a high school graduate or a currently enrolled full time undergraduate student. Under the age of 26 at the time of application. Visit http://www.fascholarship.com/  to apply.
  
EDU, Inc. wants to announce that there is a "Common Black College Application" which students may use to apply to 33 Member Institutions with 1 application for $35.00. The use of the Common Black College Application creates the possibility for students to potentially receive acceptance letters, financial aid packages, and scholarship offers from several different colleges. For additional information and a list of the participating colleges, please visit www.eduinconline.com
 
Below, below are 10 different scholarship programs through the firm, Price Benowitz, LLC, to graduating high school students and college students.


1. Tatiana Mendez Future Resources Scholarship- http://criminallawsvirginia.com/scholarship.html

2. Thomas Soldan Healthy Communities Scholarship- http://virginialawfirm.net/healthy-communities-scholarship

3. Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship- http://criminallawyermaryland.net/good-deeds-scholarship.html

4. Steve Duckett Conservation Scholarship- http://www.virginiacriminallaws.com/scholarship.html

5. April Cockerham DREAM Act Scholarship- http://immigration.pricebenowitz.com/scholarship.html

6. Michael Kiely Strong Roots Scholarship and Essay Contest- http://virginiacriminallawyernow.com/2016-scholarship

7. Amato Sanita Brighter Future Scholarship- http://criminallawpennsylvania.com/student-scholarship.html

8. Ed Tayter Outstanding Citizen Scholarship- http://mdcriminalattorney.net/scholarship.html

9. Angie Dipietro Women in Business Scholarship- marylandcriminallaws.com/scholarship.html

10. Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship 2016- http://pricebenowitz.com/virginia-injur

P. E.O. College Scholarships for Young Women Who are Going Places:
Virginia State Scholarship Fund, V.S.S.F.
A $1500 scholarship for women, domiciled in Virginia, to attend an accredited Virginia school of higher education. Renewable one year. Visit www.vapeo.org to find out more information.

Virginia Cottey College Scholarship Fund (VCCSF)
A four year renewable scholarship of $2500 for the first two years and $3000 for the last two years for Virginia women accepted at Cottey College. Visist www.vapeo.org to find out more information.

Education & Outreach In pursuit of their nursing degree, every nursing student will be financially challenged. We strive to meet these challenges by connecting students with financial aid opportunities that can alleviate these costs. Our site has been featured on a number of school, nonprofit, and nursing organization websites; the database, and every other resource on our site, is available free of charge. Here is a link to the financial aid resource: http://www.rntobsn.org/financial-assistance

SAE International Through generous contributions from various individuals, corporations and universities, SAE International is proud to award scholarship money to both undergraduate and graduate engineering students. SAE scholarships assist in developing the future engineering workforce by helping students achieve their dreams of becoming an engineer.
Funded through the SAE Foundation, these scholarships encourage academic excellence and help students around the world to pursue their passion for engineering.

March 15, 2017 The Virginia School Plant Management Association Annual Scholarship Provides financial assistance to individuals attending an accredited technical school, college or university where the student/applicant’s learning is focused on building applications and studies in the area of building design, building construction, building engineering and facility maintenance. Apply online at vspma.org.

March 15, 2017 Virginia Mayflower Society Scholarship You must be a high school senior or home-school equivalent, a undergraduate or graduate student under the age of 26 enrolled in an accredited educational institution. You must be any one or more of the following:

  • A Virginia resident
  • Related to a Virginia resident
  • A member or related to a member of the Virginia Mayflower Society.
  • You must have a grade point average of B or the equivalent.
  • You must be sponsored by one of your current teachers or by a member of the Virginia Mayflower Society.
  • Family members (children, nieces and nephews, and in-laws of members) of the Society’s Board of Assistants or of the Scholarship Committee are not eligible. Apply here.
March 17, 2017 Virginia School Counselor Association An Essay about your School Counselor could potentially win you a $1000 Scholarship!!!!! Visit www.vsca.org for more information and an online application.
 
March 17, 2017 Kenneth R. Scott Scholarship is now open to seniors who have at least a 3.5 GPA, planning a career in the field of aviation, and  must be enrooled or accepted into an aviation related program at an accredited college. More information and applications are available in the guidance office.
 
March 17, 2017 The Hampton Roads Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA HRS) is pleased to announce the availability of the "Futures In Aerospace" scholarships for 2017. For the past 31 years AIAA HRS has awarded college scholarships to graduating high-school seniors. At least two scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded this year. These are one-time, non-renewable, merit based scholarships. A PDF version of the application form is attached to this e-mail. The application can also be downloaded from the Section website under a folder marked ‘Scholarship’ at http://tinyurl.com/AIAAHRSScholarship
 
March 18, 2017 National College Resources Foundation has several different scholarship opportunites. Check out their website at http://thecollegeexpo.org/scholarships/
 
March 24, 2017 The Auxiliary of Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center (ASWRMC) proudly announces its 2017 High School Scholarship Program. Our scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who will pursue a career in healthcare. Applicants must also either live in, attend school in the SWRMC Service Area, OR have a parent who is a current SWRMC employee.  For purposes of these scholarships, our definition of healthcare does not include dentistry or veterinary services. Applications are available in the guidance office.
 
March 31, 2017 The Great Scholarship Program Who says you can’t soar with shears? At Great Clips, we encourage you to show the world what you’re all about. To make it easier, Great Clips provides over $100,000 in scholarships and professional tools to cosmetology students each year! The scholarship award and professional tools are valued between $250 - $1,500. Apply online at GreatClipsCareers.com
 
March 31, 2017 Rich Murray Journalism Scholarship is presented annually to a Virginia high school student who excels in the area of sports journalism and is pursuing a college degree in journalism, communications or a related field, preferably at an institution in Virginia. For more information and an application visit vasidsports.com
 
April 1, 2017 Virginia Grain Producers Association VGPA is awarding our annual $1,000.00 scholarship for a current or future full-time student (as of Fall 2017) at a Virginia institution of higher education. Preference will be given to agriculture students and applicants with a close relationship to the Virginia Grain Producers Association (VGPA), including: members (or dependents of a member) of the VGPA, or an active employee (or dependent of an active employee), of a member of the VGPA. Visit www.virginiagrains.com to apply.
 
April 1, 2017 Delta Kappa Gama Grant-in-aid for Education is a one time award of $500 for a local student planning on pursuing a teaching career. Applications are available in the guidance office.
 
April 6, 2017 Virginia ESL Supervisors’ Association  is proud to be able to offer scholarships to ESL students who are planning to continue their studies at an institution of higher learning. Applications are available in the guidance office. For more information and an application, stop by the guidance office.
 
April 7, 2017 The Armenian Education Center/Scholarship is pleased to announce an essay question contest, which will award a $1000 scholarship to one Virginia high school student. The essay context is open to public, private, and home-school ninth through twelfth grade students. 
 
April 12, 2017 The American Fire Sprinkler Association created the college scholarship program to help with the educational and training pursuits of students just like you. In addition, AFSA wants to educate the public at-large about the life-saving properties of automatic fire sprinklers. So, if you meet the contest requirements and want to learn a little during the process, please enter and good luck! Visit afsascholarship.org for more information and to apply.
 
April 18, 2017 Middlesex High Schools Generic Scholarship is now availabe. Applications can be picked up in the guidance office.
 
April 24, 2017 Virginia’s Future Leaders Scholarship Program is a statewide education initiative of the Virginia broadband industry and the Donald A. Perry Foundation. For 16 years, the program has recognized and awarded scholarships to outstanding Virginia students. This program is a one-time award and is open to Virginia residents attending an undergraduate 2 or 4 year program at a Virginia institution of higher learning. Click here for 2017 application and rules.
 
Aptil 28, 2017 Rappahannock Art League Karin J. Heffernan College Art Scholarship This scholarship is awarded annually to one high school senior who plans to pursue a major degree in a visual art discipline at an accredited college, university or school of design. Applications are available in the guidance office.
 
April 30, 2017 National Student Poetry Contest The Student Poetry Contest is open to all students enrolled in grades 3-12 (including home schooled and tutored children), regardless of experience or previous publication, except where prohibited. Employees and agents of The America Library of Poetry and their immediate families are ineligible and may not enter. Each entrant may submit one poem of no more than 20 lines on any subject, and in any style except concrete (shape poems) or black out poems (marker covering another author's text to create a poem) provided that the content of the poem is not vulgar or offensive, does not employ profanity, and is the original, individual work of the entrant. All submissions become the property of The America Library of Poetry and will be considered for publication in a forthcoming anthology and may appear on this website. Entrants retain copyright on his/her own individual work. Submissions by multiple entrants may be mailed together in one package to save on postage. All entries sent by mail must include completed entry form.  All entries sent via website must include completed online form.  Entrants must complete the entry form in its entirety to qualify for the contest and may submit no more than one poem per contest.
 
April 30, 2017 Buster Bynum Education Scholarship is a one-time education scholarship awarded to two deserving public school students in each of the 14 member southeastern states. Applicant must have parent or guardian who has been employed in public school transportation for the most recent 5 years. Must have cumulative GPA of 3.0 and is selected based on leadership, citizenship and service. Visit www.vapt.org for the application and more informtaion.
 
May 1, 2017 ASM Materials Education Foundation Since 1953, the ASM Materials Education Foundation and leading ASM Chapters nationwide have awarded scholarships totaling over $1 million. Currently, up to 20 scholarships are awarded annually through the ASM Materials Education Foundation, which is supported by member contributions and other gifts. Most of these awards include a Certificate of Recognition and travel allowance for attendance at the awards ceremony during the Society's annual awards dinner. Apply online at www.asminternational.org or in the guidance office.
 
May 1, 2017 The Virginia Sheriffs’ Scholarship program was established to provide an opportunity for young people across Virginia to pursue an education in criminal justice. Accordingly, the Board of Directors has established the application process for students to receive scholarships to assist in their educational endeavors. The scholarships are available only to students in jurisdictions where sheriffs participated in scholarship fundraising efforts. This program is limited to students attending Virginia colleges and universities. Visit www.vasheriffsinstitute.org for information and an application or stop by the guidance office.
 
May 8, 2017 The Northern Neck Vegetable Growers Association continues their commitment to agriculture and the region this year by offering three scholarships totaling $10,000 to deserving area youth studying agriculture. Eligible applicants must live in one of the counties served by the Northern Neck of Virginia Farmers Market. Successful applicants must be 18-24 yrs. old and at least graduating seniors in high school. These funds are only eligible for use for undergraduate course work and can include community college agricultural programming and technical training. A strong emphasis will be placed on a demonstrated commitment to agriculture not only with course work but also community involvement and career goals. Applications are available in the guidance office.
 
May 30, 2017 Middlesex County NAACP Branch - Unit 7091 Scholarship Applicaiton is now open. Applications are available in the guidance office. 
 
May 31, 2017 Guided Pathway Support Program is a free college access initiative that empowers African-American high school students as they navigate the colle admission process. Uisng a "high tech and high touch" approach. GPS directs students to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available via online mentioring. For more information visit www.ronbrown.org.
 
June 1, 2017 "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that  interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.
 
June 1, 2017  "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.
 
June  2, 2017 Got a Spine Scholarship- $500 
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2016.
B) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2016.
C) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.
Applications can be found by going to:
http://www.studentscholarships.org/2017_college_scholarships.php
 
June 15, 2017  Global Lift Equipment Scholarship - $500
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution in the US no later than the Fall
of 2017.
B) Submit a short story. Detailed instructions can be found on the application page.
Applications can be found by going to:
http://www.studentscholarships.org/college_scholarship_applications.php
 
June 19, 2017 The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Click here for more informaion and application.
 
June 20, 2017 Annual Community Volunteer Scholarship At Dealhack, we believe that volunteer involvement is an integral part of a strong and prosperous community. To encourage this value, we’ve decided to reward a college or university student who demonstrates outstanding volunteer involvement in their community. The winner of our annual award will receive a $1,500 USD scholarship to use towards their tuition. Visit dealhack for more information.
 
June 30, 2017 Lift Parts Express Scholarship - $500
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) A Current Senior in High School or
B) A Freshman or Sophomore in College/University
C) Enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2017
Applications can be found by going to:
http://www.studentscholarships.org/letter.php
 
June 30, 2017 SP Guides SP Guides is excited to announce its annual scholarship! The scholarship is open to all high school senior and college students. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a qualifying student. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must meet the requirements as given below. Must be a current high school senior or a college student under the age of 24 years. Write a 1000-1500-word essay on the following topic: “House of the Future: How Automation Tech Is Transforming the Home” For more information visit SPGuides website
 
July 31/2017 Nursesalaryguide.net is offering the opportunity of a $500 scholarship to all eligible students. Click here for rules and an application 
 
August 20, 2017 The Lawntrepreneur Scholarship is our way of giving back to the up and coming young entrepreneurs. We are looking for someone that's caught the entrepreneurial bug and needs a little help funding their dream. Whether you started your own lawn care business in high school or have an idea for a revolutionary new app, tell us what makes you passionate about business. Visit Lawnstarter for more information and an application.
 
August 31, 2017 Press Scholarship  love to see new ideas flourish, and it's one of the main reasons that we created our scholarship. We're growing quickly and want to give back to students in need of a little help in their own entrepreneurial ventures. 

We're on a mission to give you back your laundry day, but that's not the only thing that needs some innovation in our lives. We want to hear from you about how you plan on solving a problem or what solution your business idea poses. 

A 500-800 word essay telling us about your business idea and what problem it will help solve Your current schedule or other proof of enrollment An updated resume To find find out all the information and apply, please visit our scholarship page.
 
December 15, 2017 Burger King Scholarship Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $28.3 million in scholarships to more than 26,800 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2016 alone, the Foundation awarded $3 million to more than 2,800 students in North America. Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service. The application period for the 2018-2019 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2017 and closes Dec. 15, 2017. Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now.

December 31, 2017 Android Hacks Scholarship is committed to fostering and helping the entrepreneurs, and owners of tomorrow. That is why we have created the AndroidHacks Scholarship. This scholarship will help offset the costs of education for high school and college students who have demonstrated an interest in Internet Marketing. To learn more about our scholarship. For more information, visit androidhacks.