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Arlington Community Foundation - applyweb.com/arlington $10,000 - $1,000
Deadline: 
February 1, 2016

Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance College Scholarship Fund
Each AGLA scholarship provides up to 3 $1,000 scholarships to college-bound Arlington HS seniors.

Arlington Public School County Scholarships
Deadline Feb 14.

County Council of PTAs Due March 1

Guide to Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

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Mary Marshall Memorial Scholarship
Each year the Arlington County Board awards this to graduates of Arlington high schools who plan to attend Northern Virginia Community College and are interested in pursuing careers in public service. For additional information call 703-228-5955 or email marymarshallscholarship@gmail.comThe scholarship is $500-2,000 per year. Deadline: April 2

College and Career Center, WT Woodson High School: Browse through lists of school dependent and independent scholarships on this Fairfax high school's Web site.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia holds approximately twenty active scholarship funds. These funds award approximately $175,000 each year in college scholarships to help approximately 80 Northern Virginia students attend the college of their choice.  Some scholarships are region-wide, others are specific to one or more high schools. Eligible students are encouraged to apply. Unless otherwise noted, all scholarships are for full-time attendance at an accredited college or university. 

2015 McDonald’s Educates Scholarship
High School seniors who demonstrates leadership, community service, at least a “B” average, character.
55 scholarships will be given out, ranging from $5,000 to $1,500.
Submit transcript and two short answer essays (250 words).
Deadline: March 22. 

SMYAL LGBT Youth Leadership Awards
Individual college scholarships of up to $2,000 for DC Metro Area students who have demonstrated leadership in their school or community. The program will provide up to $8,000 of financial support tto self-identified LGBT seniors. First, fill out this form http://goo.gl/forms/wJqf9eXoAwip Award must s

Young Ambassadors Program
This program is for a graduating senior who is interested in being a Latino leader in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution. This is a college preparatory and leadership program encouraging participants to explore various academic and career opportunities through the lens of the Latino experience. The program includes an intensive week-long interdisciplinary training seminar at the Smithsonian followed by a four-week paid internship in museums and cultural institutions across the US and Puerto Rico.
Deadline: April 9.

2016 Against the Grain Art Scholarship
Eligibility: high school senior, at least 50 percent Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity, a US citizen or permanent resident, enrolling in a 2- or 4-year vocational or college or university, pursuing a major in the visual and/or performing arts, demonstrating leadership through participation in community, extracurriculars, etc., minimum GPA of 3.0. Selection criteria: quality of content submission (essay, artistic portfolio), academic performance, leadership/community service and phone/in-person interview.
Deadline: May 31. Minimum of $1,000 scholarship.
 
Elizabeth Koury Scholarship
Eligibility: high school senior who plans to pursue a career in medicine. Two scholarships are awarded.
Criteria: academic achievement, financial need, dedication to the field of medicine, community service.
Deadline: April 1, 2015. Up to $5,000 per year for four years.
 
Vance International Scholarship
Eligibility: legal resident of northern Virginia who is pursuing a career in law enforcement or security including the administration of justice.
Criteria: academic potential, dedication to law enforcement.
Dewww.jackierobinson.org/apply/applicants/adline: May 1.  Scholarship is $1,000-$2,000.
 
Cameron and Virginia Dye Scholarship
Eligibility: graduating senior from Arlington County Schools.
Criteria: academic achievement, financial need, participation in school or community activities.
Deadline: April 15. Scholarship is $4,000.
 
Rose Koury Scholarship
Eligibility: high school senior who is legal resident of northern Virginia and plans to pursue a career in elementary or early childhood education.
Criteria: academic achievement, financial need, dedication to the field of education, community service.
Deadline: April 15. Scholarship is for up to $5,000 per year for four years.
 
The Jackie Robinson Foundation 
Eligibility: graduating minority senior who plans to attend 4-year college, shows leadership potential, demonstrates a dedication to community service and evidence of financial need, is a US citizen, and has a minimum SAT score of 1,000 or ACT combined score of 22.
Required components: online application, one letter of recommendation, SAT or ACT scores sent from testing agency, transcript and FAFSA Student Aid Report.
Deadline: March 30. Scholarships up to $7,000.
 
My Sister’s Keeper Scholarship
Evaluation criteria: graduating senior, completed application, GPA 3.0 through completion of 12th grade, proof of community service activities (on official organization letterhead), two letters of recommendation. The mission of My Sister’s Keeper is to foster an enduring sisterhood based on core values, academic success, leadership development, spiritual service, cultural awareness and service to the community.
Deadline: March 31.  Scholarship is for up to $1,000.
 
ADHD College Scholarship Program
Criteria: application, personal essay (500 words), letter of recommendation, ADHD Coaching Question, community, volunteer and extracurricular activities, confirmation of diagnosis of ADHD.
Scholarship is for $2,000, plus one year of ADHD coaching. 
Deadline: March 30.
 
The Arlington School Administrators Scholarship
Eight $1,000 scholarships to eight graduating seniors.
Scholarship award is based on two recommendations from a teacher and counselor, list of extracurricular activities, a transcript, and a 500-word essay.
Deadline: March 30, by 4:30 p.m. Ask your Counselor for more info.
 
Student-Athlete Scholarship for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Students
Criteria: live in Metro DC area, self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, graduating senior, demonstrate active involvement in athletics or competitive sports, plan to attend 4-year program.
Needed: personal essay, two letters of recommendation, demonstrated dedication to both academic and athletic excellence. Scholarship is for at least $2,000.
Deadline: June 15.
 
Northern Virginia Athletic Directors, Administrators and Coaches Association
These scholarships are for qualified senior athletes, managers, athletic trainers and cheerleaders in the Northern Region. These scholarships are for:
·         1. a female student
·         2. a male student
·         3. a student who serves as athletic trainer and plans to pursue a career in health care
·         4. a physically challenged student
·         5. a student planning a career in early childhood/elementary education
·         6. a two-year letter winner in either interscholastic baseball or softball
The scholarship committee considers financial need (family-perceived), athletic involvement, academic program, GPA, writing skills, leadership ability, school and community involvement and recommendation.
Deadline: March 9. These are nominating scholarships, see counselor if interested.
Scholarship is for $2,000.
 
The Esperanza Education Fund
Eligibility: must have been born outside the US or have two parents born outside the US, be a graduating senior from Virginia and be enrolled in an accredited public college or university. Selection based on qualities traditionally valued and demonstrated by the immigrant community: hard work, resourcefulness, perseverance in the face of adversity, academic achievement, leadership and commitment to one’s community. Scholarships of at least $5,000 and up to $20,000.
Deadline: April 1.
 
Izaak Walton League of America Scholarship
Scholarship is for a graduating senior pursuing a course of studies leading to either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in environmental science or a related field of study.
Criteria: financial need, academic achievement, individual character, community achievement or activities, and demonstration of an ability to succeed in college.
Scholarship is for $12,000, at $3,000 a year, renewable.
Deadline: April 1
 
ESA Youth Scholarship Program
Eligibility: graduating high school senior accepted by an accredited college or university whose mother or father is a full-time paid member of the police, sheriff or fire department or a volunteer member of the fire department.
Selection is based on a combination of academic achievement, test scores, extracurricular participation, essay and letters of recommendation.
Scholarship is $1,000.
Deadline: March 27
 
AFCEADC Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors entering a four-year degree-granting institution and pursuing a degree in related fields of electrical, computer, chemical, aerospace or systems engineering; electronics, mathematics, computer science, physics, science or math education; technology management; or management information systems. Selection is based on academic achievement, school activities, community/civic activities, part-time work, letters of recommendation and financial need (other factors count more). One $8,000 two-year scholarship and one $12,000 scholarship. Deadline: April 25.
 
Arlington County Sheriff’s Office Scholarship
Criteria; Arlington County resident, planning to attend a Virginia college or university and majoring in criminal justice (not as a lawyer) or law enforcement. Check with your counselors office.
Materials needed are transcript, acceptance to college, SAT/ACT scores and an essay.
Deadline: April 13.
 
Commonwealth Circleof Northern Virginia Scholarship
 A nonrenewable scholarship for a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding talent in the fine arts and plans to pursue higher education.
Criteria: exhibits excellence in fine arts, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success, minimum GPA of 3.0, citizen of US, planning to actively continue pursuit of the fine art at post-secondary level.
Scholarship amount TBA (at least $1,000 or more).
Needed: Art Portfolio illustrating your work.
Deadline: April 9
 
Torill B. Floyd Public Service Scholarship from League of Women Voters
Criteria: graduating senior from Arlington Public Schools, a 350­­- to 500-word essay on what public service means to you, recommendations, transcript and a personal interview.
Scholarship open to all students, but special consideration will be given to minority status, financial need, community service and extracurricular activities.
Deadline: March 21. 
  
The Huth Scholarship
Criteria: must be a 2012 graduate of Arlington County public schools and must have demonstrated a commitment to significant volunteerism, including programs or activities aimed at the elderly.
Selection based on transcript, letters of recommendation and short-answer essays about volunteerism.
Award is $1,000. Applications available from www.huthfoundation.org.
Deadline: May 1.
 
The Army Officers’ Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area Scholarship
Criteria: must be son or daughter of an active duty, retired or deceased Army officer or enlisted soldier, a senior, enrolled in post-secondary program. Selection based on official transcript, SAT/ACT scores, extracurricular activities, 200- to 300-word essay, letter of recommendation, photocopy of military ID.
Applications available at www.aowcgwa.org.
Deadline: March 31. Scholarship amount TBA.
 
Done Vida Scholarship
Criteria: a Latino senior planning on attending a 2- or 4-year post-secondary institution.
Create a video of no more than 3 minutes on the theme “Organ & Tissue Donation: Persuade Someone to Become an Organ, Eye and Tissue donor.” The video must be a persuasive one that explores and debunks one or more myths and misconceptions surrounding donation.
Scholarship: 1st place - $2,000; 2nd place - $1,000; 3rd place - $500.
Deadline: March 31. Application available from www.BeADonor.org or www.Donante.org.
 
2013 Northern Virginia B’nai B’rith Sports Scholarships
Scholarship of $800 will be awarded to graduating male or female Jewish youth athletes who are entering college this fall. Award  is based on athletic ability, transcript and test scores, and community service.
Deadline: May 4.
 
Mary Marshall Scholarship
Criteria: high school senior planning on attending Northern Virginia Community College and pursuing studies leading to a public service career. The following documents must be submitted by the deadline; application form, most recent transcript, letter of recommendation, and a personal essay.
The scholarship is $500 - $2,000 per year. Applications must be submitted by MAY 1.
 
Arlington County Scholarship Fund for Teachers Inc.
Scholarship is for graduating senior with a genuine interest in the field of education, such as teacher, career training, speech therapy, music, librarians, etc. Selection is based on potential interest and ability to be successful in the field of education, scholarship, evidence of school and community service, extracurricular activities. The application includes both an explanation of financial need and a short essay on personal reasons for choosing this career field. materials must be submitted by March 14.
 
Student Insights 2012 Student View Scholarship Program
One $4,000, two $1,000 and eight $500 scholarships. Winners are chosen in a random drawing. Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete 15- to 20-question survey about colleges. No SAT/ACT, no essay.
Deadline: April 22.
 
VAWI Scholarship Essay Contest
This scholarship is for seniors from Arlington County Public Schools to assist students in Virginia and to increase awareness of the functions of the legislative and judicial branches of the government. A  panel of women judges will read and judge a persuasive, substantive and grammatical 500-word essay on the topic, “The benefits of full participation of women in the legislative and judicial branches of government.” Further details are available, along with the application, from Ms. McCord. Each student will also conduct a phone interview with at least one member of the General Assembly and one judge.
The scholarship is $500.
Deadline: March 16.
 
USDA/1890 National Scholars Program
This is a partnership with the US Department of Agriculture and 1890 Historically Black Land Grant Universities. Eligibility requirements: US citizen, GPA  3.0 or above, combined SAT/writing 1500, ACT 21, applied to university, intend to study agriculture, food, national resources. Demonstrated leadership and community service, transcript.
Scholarship: full tuition, employment with USDA, fees, books, room & board, use of laptop.
 
Jewish Social Service Agency Scholarships
This organization has scholarships for Jewish students in the metro DC area. Most of the scholarships are based on financial need.
Deadline: May 4.
 
The Intermarkets-Lucido Journalism Scholarship Fund
Criteria: US citizen, legal residents of Virginia, graduating senior, planning on majoring in journalism, two graded essays, one essay on sponsor's question, extracurricular activities and academic excellence. 
Three $5,000 scholarships. 
Deadline: April 6.
 
Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship
Multiple scholarships offered by TBM (Tomorrow's Black Men Inc). Two state awards ($500 and $1,000) and one regional award of $2,500. Apply for one state award and for the regional award. Must be a US citizen, male or female, graduating and attending 4-year institution, meet GPA and SAT/ACT scores requirements, present essay to committee, and attend award ceremony. Selection based on academic merit, community service/activities, essay/interview and letters of recommendation.
Award #1 - $500 – GPA  2.0-3.0, SAT 850 minimum.
Award #2 - $1,000 – GPA 0 3.0 or higher, SAT – 1300.
Award #3 - $2,500 – GPA – 3.5 or higher, SAT – 1850
Deadline: March 15.
 
Virginia Mayflower Society $1,620 Scholarship
Scholarship is for high school seniors who have a GPA of B or better. Selection is based on brief personal resume, official transcript, 1,500-word essay on “Why couldn’t the spirituality of the Pilgrims be accommodated with the religious mores of 17th century England?” and the application. You must be sponsored by a member of the Mayflower Society. If you don’t know anyone, contact Mark Cox at m.markcox@comcast.net or 804-285-7301.
Deadline: March 15.
 
Check out scholarships at  www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx. See the Top Ten List Scholarship and “I was born in 1994/1995/1996” scholarships
 
Legacy of Life Scholarship
First-place award of $5,000 and third-place award of $3,000 and $1,000 honorable mentions. Write a 1,000-word theme on “Organ & Tissue Donation: Persuade Someone to Give the Gift of a Lifetime.”  It must be a persuasive argument and can be fiction or nonfiction. Judging is based on originality, persuasiveness and passion of argument, proper grammar and spelling and citation of correct information.
Deadline: March 31.
 
VIP 5th Annual Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) Program
Evaluation criteria – academic performance (must have 3.0 GPA or better), essay, and level of participation in community service and/or extracurricular activities. Application is online or from your counselor.
Scholarship is $2,500.
Deadline: March 15.
 
The Links Inc. Scholarship
Criteria – graduating senior from Arlington Public Schools entering a 4-year college. Questions on the application – family income, GPA, list of extracurricular activities and honors and achievements, reference letters and a personal essay. Email requests for applications to ebridges66@aol.com
Amount – to be announced.
Deadline – March 31.

Student Insights Student View Scholarship Program
One $4,000, two $1,000 and eight $500 scholarships. Winners are chosen in a random drawing. Simply log on and complete 15- to 20-question survey about colleges. No SAT/ACT, no essay.
Deadline: April 22.

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program
This is a partnership with the US Department of Agriculture and 1890 Historically Black Land Grant Universities.
Eligibility requirements: US citizen, GPA  3.0 or above, combined SAT/writing 1500, ACT 21, applied to university, intend to study agriculture, food, national resources. Demonstrated leadership and community service, transcript.Scholarship: full tuition, employment with USDA, fees, books, room & board, use of laptop.ailable from www.issa.org 

Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship
Multiple scholarships offered by TBM (Tomorrow's Black Men Inc). Two state awards ($500 and $1,000) and one regional award of $2,500. You can apply for one state award and for the regional award. Must be US citizen, male or female graduating and attending 4-year institution, meet GPA and SAT/ACT scores requirements, present essay to committee, and attend award ceremony. Selection based on academic merit, community service/activities, essay/interview and letters of recommendation.
Award #1 - $500 – GPA  2.0-3.0, SAT 850 minimum.
Award #2 - $1,000 – GPA 0 3.0 or higher, SAT – 1300.
Award #3 - $2,500 – GPA – 3.5 or higher, SAT – 1850
Deadline: March 15

Virginia Mayflower Society $1,620 Scholarship
Scholarship is for high school seniors who have a GPA of B or better. Selection is based on brief personal resume, official transcript, 1,500-word essay on “Why couldn’t the spirituality of the Pilgrims be accommodated with the religious mores of 17th century England?” and the application. You must be sponsored by a member of the Mayflower Society. If you don’t know anyone, contact Mark Cox at m.markcox@comcast.net or 804-285-7301
Deadline: March 15

Check out scholarships at  www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx
See the Top Ten List Scholarship and “I was born in 1996” scholarships
Deadline: March 15

American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program
High School Senior Scholarship $20,000 High School Senior Scholarship Contest Open to 2015-2016 High School Seniors who want to pursue a college degree or trade school education. Enter for the chance to win 1 of 10 $2,000 Scholarships. Contest Rules
Deadline: Noon – (CT), Apr. 6, 2016

February 1   AXA Achievement Scholarship $2,500 www.axa-achievement.com (seniors)

February 29   U.S. Air Force Dependents  www.afoscdc.com  

March 9   Arlington County Fund for Teachers $2,500 for seniors interested in teaching, counseling, coaching, librarians. (seniors) 

April 15                  Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.Ira Dorsey Scholarship Fund African American Males (seniors) Essay Contest: 1965 Voting Rights Act

January 19             Point Foundation LGBTQ  www.pointfoundation.org 

February 15          AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship (seniors) 

February 29          Pursuit of Excellence / P.O.E. Family income below $50,000

www.poescholarships.org (Seniors)

 January 29             HBCU Council Shiloh Baptist Church www.hbcucouncil.com You must attend an HBCU to win. (seniors)

March 1 Virginia PTA Scholarship   (seniors)

Reside in Virginia, pursuing a career in teaching, counseling, librarian, social work, Paper application or www.vapta.org

February 8  Female Juniors or Seniors STEM http://commonwealth.virginia.gov/council-on-women Essay Contest $5,000

 

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