Additional Scholarship Opportunities in Virginia

Finding the best scholarship search platforms can save parents and students time and money. We have provided a list of Virginia Scholarships and a current list of the best scholarship search platforms.

Scholarships are one of the best ways to reduce the growing costs of a college education, and scholarship search platforms exist to help students find the most relevant ones. These platforms compile large databases of available scholarships and provide filters to allow students to maximize their searches.

Below is a guide to review the best scholarship search platforms and instruct students on how to use them effectively to find as many opportunities as possible.



Bridgewater College Lantz Scholarship

Application Deadlines:Varies

The Bridgewater College Lantz Scholarship is a renewable scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen with a minimum 3.2 GPA who attend Linville Creek Church of the Brethren or have graduated from Broadway High School.

EMU National Scholars Program

Application Deadlines: Varies

The EMU National Scholars Program is a four-year award that pays 30 credit hours per year (15 per semester) of out-of-state tuition differential.

Must be a new freshmen or new transfer student with a minimum 3.50 GPA and a resident of a state other than Michigan or Ohio to be considered. Freshmen recipients must live in university housing the first two years of this award.

JSU Alabama McGee Scholarship

Application Deadlines: Varies

The JSU Alabama McGee Scholarship is for approximately $2,000. Any Non-Alabama resident with 28 or above ACT score or SAT score of 1260 or above may apply.

Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

Application Deadlines: Varies

The objective of the Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is to acquaint young people with the historical legacy of two of Virginia’s most outstanding military figures, Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson.

One $10,000, eight $2,000, and eighteen $1,000 college scholarships are available to Virginia high school juniors and seniors.

Lighthouse Scholarships and Career Awards

Application Deadlines: Varies

The Lighthouse scholarships reward excellence, recognize accomplishments and help students who are blind or partially sighted achieve their career goals.

There are four categories and each carries a $5,000 prize:
* College-bound Award, for high school seniors or recent high school graduates now planning to begin college
* Undergraduate Award I, for college students who may apply at any time.

The Heidelberg College Out Of State Grant

Application Deadlines: Varies

In order to qualify for the Heidelberg College Out Of State Grant, the applicant must be a resident of a state other than Ohio and attend Heidelberg College. This grant is renewable for four years as long as the student is making satisfactory academic progress.

Virginia College Scholarship Assistance Program

Application Deadlines: Varies

The College Scholarship Assistance Program (CSAP) is a statewide need-based undergraduate grant program established in 1973 to assist students with extreme financial need in Virginia’s public and participating private colleges and universities. The Commonwealth combines state appropriations with the Federal Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) to fund the program.

Virginia Commonwealth Awards

Application Deadlines: Varies

The purpose of the Virginia Commonwealth Award is to assist undergraduate students with financial need and graduate students to pay part of their college costs. The funds are appropriated directly to each state-supported institution. Funds may be used for need-based grants to Virginia resident undergraduates or for grants or assistantships to graduate students (both in-state and out-of-state).

Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program

Application Deadlines: Varies

The purpose of the Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (VGAP) is to provide an incentive to financially needy students now attending elementary and secondary school in Virginia to raise their expectations and their academic performance and to consider higher education an achievable objective in their future. The law requires that the awards to undergraduates be proportional to need.

Virginia Higher Education Teacher Assistance Program

Application Deadlines: Varies

The Virginia Higher Education Teacher Assistance Program was established by SCHEV to help address the teacher shortage in Virginia by assisting undergraduate students enrolled in a K-12 teacher preparation program. Preference is given to students enrolled in a teacher shortage content area identified by the Virginia Department of Education.

Virginia War Orphans Education Program

Application Deadlines: Varies

The Virginia War Orphans Education Program provides educational assistance for children, or surviving children, of certain war-disabled veterans.

One of the applicant’s parents must have served in the armed forces of the U.S. and must be permanently and totally disabled, or deceased due to war or other armed conflict or must be listed as a POW or MIA.

Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually

The Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002 by the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show, Inc. (MANTS). This scholarship serves to memorialize Mr. Akehurst who served the horticultural industry as one of the founders of MANTS. In addition to his thirty-plus years as Executive Vice-President of MANTS, Mr. Akehurst serves as Executive Secretary of the Maryland Nursery.

Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association Leo Bourassa Scholarship

Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually

The Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association is offering two scholarships for 2008 to Virginia residents who are attending an accredited Virginia college or university. The purpose of the scholarships is to support and acknowledge students for their academic and personal accomplishments in the field of water resources. Past scholarship award amounts have each been approximately $2,500.

The Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Foundation, Inc.

Application Deadlines: June 30, Annually

The Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Association is a non-profit organization and an affiliate of the Security Traders Association.

This year, the Foundation intends to award a minimum of three $2,500 scholarships, one in each member jurisdiction of Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The monetary awarded amounts may increase depending on the number of applications received.

VDH Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship

Application Deadlines: June 30, Annually

The Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship Program is for students in a practical nurse program (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN) program and who are accepted or enrolled a school of nursing in the State of Virginia.

It is important that all applicants fully understand the conditions of accepting a Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship. These awards are not gifts.

Virginia Ruff Scholarship for Continuing Education

Application Deadlines: June 30, Annually

The Virginia Ruff Scholarships for Continuing Education is intended to provide financial assistance for women seeking necessary education to re-enter the job market, to advance their present careers, and/or to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Eligibility Criteria:
– Must be a women at least 25 years of age
– be a citizen of the United States
– be a resident of Bedford City or County

Korean American Scholarship Foundation – Eastern Regional Chapter

Application Deadlines: July 05, Annually

The KASF scholarships are awarded each year to the college students of Korean heritage. A student currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is qualified to apply for the KASF scholarship. The scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, school activities, and community services.

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program

Application Deadlines:
July 31, Annually

VTAG is a non need-based grant for Virginia residents attending a participating Virginia private college or university. Funds for this grant have been appropriated by the state legislature since 1973. While the maximum award is authorized each biennium, the amount is not guaranteed and can vary annually. The exact amount of each academic year’s award is determined by the available funding.

Wanda Alston and Cheryl Spector Scholarships

Application Deadlines: August 01, Annually

Youth Pride Alliance (YPA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1996. Its primary focus is the annual production of Youth Pride Day. Youth Pride Alliance is directed by an all volunteer Board of Directors which draws on resources of the Metro D.C. area to support the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (GLBTQQ) youth communities.

Aileen Lee Scholarship

Application Deadlines: August 27, Annually

Aileen Lee Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen at the University of Oregon each academic year in recognition of students who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence throughout their high school career in leadership, service and academic excellence.

Criteria: Applicants must be out-of-state students beginning their first year at the UO

Junior Achievement Essay Competition

Application Deadlines: September 30, Annually

Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area is pleased to announce the Junior Achievement Essay Competition, sponsored by David M. Rubenstein. This fall, Junior Achievement will invite students from the Greater Washington Region to compete for $100,000 in scholarships.

The competition will be open to any student in the 9th-12th grade in the Greater Washington Region from August 16.

UNCF Verizon Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadlines: November 20, Annually

Verizon Foundation has provided scholarships for students who major in the fields business, engineering and information technology. Additional fields include computer electronics, network administration and international business.

– Must be Undergraduate Freshman, Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior
– Minimum GPA: 3.0

AQHF Ray Melton Virginia Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship

Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually

Scholarship assistance will be awarded to a member of the American Quarter Horse Association or American Quarter Horse Youth Association. Applicant must be a Virginia resident to qualify. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, academic merit and American Quarter Horse involvement. Recipient will receive a $500 one-year scholarship.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a one-year work/study scholarship program to Germany with a strong focus on cultural exchange. The CBYX program is NOT a scholarship to study at college in the United States, and is only intended for applicants with clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career field, who are interested in learning.

VSGA Scholarship Program

Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually

The Virginia Golf Foundation Scholarship program, administered by the VSGA, funds scholarships, primarily through its VIP program, to worthy Virginia high school students who are interested in golf and wish to attend Virginia colleges and universities.

The awards are conditional on students’ good progress in academics. Criteria for the awards are an active interest in golf, academic achievement.

Virginia State Bar Law in Society Scholarship

Application Deadlines: February 14, Annually

The Virginia State Bar and its Litigation Section sponsor an essay contest each year. Virginia high school students are invited to submit essays in response to the posted hypothetical, for a chance of winning prize money and and other recognition. All Virginia students aged 19 or younger and enrolled in grades 9-12 or a home-school equivalent are eligible to submit an essay.

Franklin D Boyce Annual Health Scholarship

Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually

This Franklin D. Boyce Annual Health Scholarship awards $2,500 to promote health occupations and is potentially renewable for three additional consecutive years. Eligible students for this scholarship must live in Hopewell, Virginia, Prince George, Virginia, Petersburg, Virginia, or the surrounding areas.

Completed applications must be received in the Foundation office on or before February 15th.

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

Application Deadlines: February 25, Annually

Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge is an Internet-based, applied math contest for high school juniors and seniors. Participating teams are required to independently solve an open-ended, applied math-modeling problem focused on a real-world issue in 14 hours. Winners receive scholarships totaling $100,000. Registration and participation are free. The goal of the Challenge is to motivate students.

Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship

Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually

From the very beginning, the leaders of Dixie Youth Baseball knew they wanted to develop a college scholarship program that would help former players obtain a college education. There wasn’t much money in the beginning. The first eligible players graduated in 1961, one $500 scholarship and one $250 scholarship were awarded. And from its modest beginning, the scholarship program has grown .

Horace Mann Educator Scholarship

Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually

The Horace Mann Educators Corporation awards annual scholarships totaling $30,000 to Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers, librarians or teacher’s aides of any discipline. Scholarships include one $5,000 scholarship payable over four years, 16 $1,000 scholarships payable over two years, and 18 one-time $500 scholarships.

Scholarships are awarded based on an educator’s school and community.

Attrus C. Fleming Music Scholarship

Application Deadlines: March 04, Annually

The Attrus C. Fleming Music Scholarship Fund supports graduating high school senior students who plan to study music or have been accepted in a music program as a major or minor at a recognized or accredited institution of higher learning. The annually selected scholarship recipient must be a promising music student with demonstrated music ability who is a high school junior or seniors.

NSA Scholarship Louis and Fannie Sager Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadlines: March 10, Annually

The Louis and Fannie Sager Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of a Virginia public school who is enrolled as an undergraduate at a Virginia college or university, majoring in accounting. The stipend for this award ranges from $500.

Carolina Spirit Quest Pagan College Scholarship

Application Deadlines: March 22, Annually

Carolina Spirit Quest is a nonprofit, religious organization that was formed to encourage networking and the building of community spirit among Pagans and Earth Centered religionists in the Carolinas and the surrounding area.

Weapons of Praise College Scholarship

Application Deadlines: March 25, Annually

Weapons of Praise-Scholarship Criteria for Applicants

Scholarship Definition

– A one-year scholarship in the amount of $1000.00 to be divided equally between the fall and spring semester.

– Paid directly to the institution of the applicants’ choosing


– Applicants must be Virginia residents (state residency requirement is one year)

Legacy of Life Essay Contest

Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually

Washington Regional Transplant Consortium is offering high school seniors in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland the opportunity to receive scholarship money for college by writing an essay on organ, eye and tissue donation.

WRTC’s Donor Family Council is sponsoring this special project of financial assistance to area college-bound students.

Dixie Boys Baseball Scholarship

Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually

Outstanding high school seniors who have participated in a franchised Dixie Boys Baseball, Incorporated program and plan to pursue undergraduate studies at a college or university may apply for the Bernie Varnadore Scholarship Program. Dixie Boys Baseball, Incorporated programs include Dixie Boys Baseball for boys 13 and 14 years old; Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball for boys 15 and 16 years old.

Intermarkets-Lucido Journalism Scholarship

Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually

The Intermarkets-Lucido Journalism Scholarship fund was created to recognize an outstanding graduating High School Senior who will be majoring in journalism and who promotes and understands the importance of non-biased journalism in the United States media.

To be eligible for this award, applicant must:
– Be a U.S. Citizen
– Be a legal resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Roanoke Festival in the Park Scholarship Program

Application Deadlines: April 04, Annually

Scholarships are awarded to local (within 100 miles of Roanoke, VA) high school seniors and college freshman pursuing higher eduacation.

Building a Brighter Future Scholarship

Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually

Les Gemmes, Inc. is a national, non-profit, community service organization with twenty chapters in six states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1955, the organization’s mission is to promote and provide charitable, educational, civic, and cultural activities that enhance our communities.

The Washington D.C. Chapter of Les Gemmes, Inc. is proud to offer this scholarship to an eligible.

VMDAEC Educational Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually

The Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives was founded in 1944 and provides training, communications, governmental relations and other services to the 16 electric cooperatives that serve the three-state Mid-Atlantic region.

The Educational Scholarship Foundation was established to provide a vehicle to fund future scholarships and allows for donations and memorial.

ESA Marsh Scholarship Program

Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually

The Marsh Scholarship Fund, the largest and longest running scholarship program in the U.S. surfing community, annually awards approximately $8,000.00 in financial aid to ESA surfers.

The Marsh Scholarship Program began when it was instituted in 1981 by former ESA Executive Director Dr. Colin J. Couture to recognize and honor the accomplishments of the Marsh Family of North Carolina.