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 The following scholarships are available to entering freshmen in engineering:

Davenport Leadership Scholarships have an application process required. Application information will be available on this website by November 1, 2015.
Scholarship offers for these two awards are announced in March via email. A banquet for prospective award winners is hosted on campus in April. This scholarship does not require financial need (as determined by FAFSA). International students may apply for this scholarship.
All remaining freshmen scholarships have no application process. Students will be considered for remaining scholarships based upon admission to the College of Engineering as an entering freshman student in General Engineering. Announcements of these awards will be made by mid April 2016.
Questions may be directed to (540) 231-2226 or engrrecr@vt.edu
Princeton University

"To promote harmony, understanding, and respect among people of different races by identifying and recognizing high school age students whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities."
n order to recognize, support, and encourage the young people of our country who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the cause of positive race relations, Princeton University sponsors an annual awards program for high school students—the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Applications postmarked by January 31, 2016, will be eligible for prizes—including cash awards up to $1,000 for particularly noteworthy work.
• If you are a high school student involved in an activity that is helping to improve race relations in your school or community, we want to hear from you.
• If you know of a high school student who is helping to improve race relations, please encourage him or her to apply.
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations was created to identify and commend young people who are working to increase understanding and mutual respect among all races. Through this effort, we hope to inspire others to join in these or similar efforts, and to undertake initiatives of their own.
Princeton is strongly committed to advancing the cause of race relations on its campus. Among other efforts, in recent years, Princeton has:
• Increased the diversity of its faculty, staff, and student body
• Launched the Center for African American Studies to serve as a model for teaching and research on race in America
• Adopted the most progressive undergraduate financial aid program in the country
• Dedicated the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding
• Launched a program of "sustained dialogue" on the subject of race relations among students, faculty, and staff.
With the Princeton Prize, the University intends to reach beyond its own campus to recognize the efforts of America's next generation of leaders.


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, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service.

 Scholarships are funded directly by the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation and are made possible thanks to our generous donors, including BK® employees, franchisees, vendors and guests. Our largest annual fundraiser is the Fall Fundraiser in-restaurant promotion. Every dollar raised through this campaign is used to fund scholarships. Each year we inch closer to our goal of granting one $1,000 scholarship for every BK® restaurant in North America.

Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $24,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

Students across the country work hard to earn top marks, dreaming of the college they'll attend and the education they'll receive. Unfortunately, many of these students won’t be able to afford it.

The Morehead-Cain is a four-year merit scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It promises:

Support for your life at Carolina

  • full tuition
  • student fees
  • housing
  • meals
  • books and a laptop
  • supplies and miscellaneous
  • Discovery Funds to be used for education opportunities

Support for your life across the world

  • A four-year Summer Enrichment Program made up of diverse, customized experiences that begin the summer before freshman year and include:
  • Outdoor Leadership
  • Public Service
  • Inquiry and Exploration
  • Private Enterprise

But the Morehead-Cain is more than that. It’s also a close-knit community of doers, thinkers, dreamers, and adventurers. In this community you’ll find motivated, smart, funny, interesting peers, as well as accomplished and eager mentors: the Morehead-Cain Alumni.



Opportunities & Benefits

Financial Benefits

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program provides eight semesters of full tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees for Scholars at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill. Scholars also have access to generous funding for up to three summer experiences.

Two Campuses, One Learning Community

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is the only scholarship in the country that offers students access to the resources of two of the most highly regarded universities in the world - Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Although Robertson Scholars matriculate to only one university, they receive student privileges at both, including opportunities to pursue second majors and minors, enroll in courses, and participate in student activities. This unique “dual citizenship” allows Scholars a wide variety of choices throughout their four years.

During the second semester of their sophomore year, Robertson Scholars live and take classes on their sister campus. The Campus Switch is designed to build stronger educational and community ties between UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke, and to offer Scholars the opportunity to adjust to new situations and thrive in challenging environments. During and beyond the Campus Switch, Robertson Scholars serve as ambassadors of cross-campus collaboration and leadership.


Summer experiences are an essential component of the Robertson experience. The program’s unique three-part model (Community, Exploration, Launch) challenges Scholars to pursue both domestic and international experiences, explore and act on individual passions, and step outside of their comfort zone. Year-round, Scholars work closely with the program staff to design, implement, and learn from these meaningful and personally relevant experiences. For details about the goals of each summer experience, see the Program Timeline. For specific examples of Robertson summer experiences, see Scholar Snapshots.

Leadership Development

During the academic year, Scholars have the opportunity to participate in programs and activities designed to help them learn new skills, expand their academic and professional networks, and solidify their personal and professional goals. Scholars may apply to participate in a ten-day wilderness expedition led by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and for Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) grants to fund self-initiated leadership and professional development activities.


Robertson Scholars have a variety of opportunities to form mentoring relationships with faculty and administrators at both universities, as well as with the staff of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. Robertson staff members assist Scholars in planning their summer experiences and advise them in their overall leadership and personal development.

Scholar Community

The Robertson Scholar community comes together frequently for formal and informal, planned and spontaneous gatherings. Throughout the school year, RSLP hosts scholar dinners, global trends forums, and fireside chats. These events are meant to strengthen the Robertson community and provide Scholars with opportunities to have conversations with renowned leaders and change-makers who are confronting some of the world’s biggest challenges and opportunities. Scholars also actively participate in the recruitment and selection of new Robertson Scholars.

Jefferson Scholars Foundation

The Scholarship

Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia is a place where producing leaders for a self-governing people has always been a primary goal.  The undergraduate scholarship program has been attracting and cultivating undergraduate leaders since 1980, providing them sufficient financial support so that they are free to develop their talents and to use them for the good of the University community.  

Award - ​Intended to cover the entire cost of attendance for four years at the University of Virginia plus coverage of the supplemental enrichment experiences

Total value of the scholarship exceeds:

  • $240,000 for non-Virginian students
  • $125,000 for Virginian students

The Jefferson Scholar Stipend in 2015-2016 will exceed:

  • $56,000 for non-Virginian students  
  • $26,000 for Virginian students
  • Jefferson Scholars’ stipend includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board, and personal expenses.

Enrichment - The scholarship also includes an extensive enrichment program which supports and nurtures these students throughout their four years at U.Va.  Opportunities include:

  • Team Challenge Program
  • Institute for Leadership and Citizenship
  • Foreign Travel Studies
  • Alumni Connections Program
  • Career Counseling
  • Public Service Fellows
  • Enrichment Dinners and Receptions

Selection Process

Awarded solely on the basis of merit, Jefferson Scholarships are granted to candidates who have undergone a rigorous selection process.

Nomination - No one may apply for a Jefferson Scholarship directly. For the regional competitions, a prospective Jefferson Scholar must be nominated by his/her school (eligible schools may nominate one or two students per year from the senior class). Currently, over 4,200 secondary schools are eligible to nominate in the regional competitions.

Students from Washington-Lee high school must be ranked in the top 5% of the senior class to be considered for the nomination. The Class of 2016 rank will not be officially calculated until the end of September 2015. Interested seniors must acknowledge their interest, in person to Mr. Hill. I will not respond to e-mails.



The Johnson Scholarship

Winners of the Johnson Scholarship receive awards of at least tuition, room and board to attend Washington and Lee University. Students with financial need higher than this amount will have any additional need met by the scholarship. Every year Johnson Scholarships are awarded to approximately ten percent of the incoming class.

In addition, Johnson Scholars receive funding in the amount of $7,000 to support summer experiences during their time at Washington and Lee. Internships, volunteer experiences or research projects are just a few of the ways Johnson Scholars may use these funds to explore the world and their own potential for leadership.

Applying for a Johnson Scholarship ensures consideration for all other available honor scholarships. Visit Other Scholarship Opportunities for a list of regional and departmental awards available this year. While these scholarships are separately named, students must apply for the Johnson Scholarship in order to be considered for them.

Washington and Lee University's need-based financial aid programs are among the nation's strongest and complement the Johnson Scholarship Program. Please visit our Office of Financial Aid for more information and keep in mind that the deadline for all need-based forms is February 15. Early Decision applicants have earlier need-based aid application deadlines (ED I - Dec 1; ED II - Jan. 16).

William & Mary Merit Scholarships

These scholarships are financial awards given to William and Mary students with proven scholastic ability. There are three merit scholarships offered by William and Mary; each is handled through the Admission Office.

  • William & Mary Scholars - The William & Mary Scholars Award is presented each year to a small group of academically distinguished students who have overcome unusual adversity and/or are members of underrepresented groups who would contribute to campus diversity.  Many will be the first members of their families to attend college.  All applicants are considered for the award and no separate application is needed. Awards are worth the amount of in-state tuition and fees and are renewable each year as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing at the College.
  • Monroe Scholars - The James Monroe Scholars Program is a designation offered each year to the top 10-15% of all admitted students to the College of William and Mary. All first-year applicants are considered for this program and no separate application is needed. Notification is sent from the Office of Undergraduate Admission in March. Monroe Scholars receive a $3000 research stipend to explore an academic area of their choice. Other benefits to this program include: special housing option during freshman year, special consideration in the appointment of freshman advisors, priority course registration and the invitation to take part in a series of additional seminars. If an enrolling William & Mary student is not offered the Monroe Scholar designation during the admission process, it is possible for the student to become a Monroe Scholar at the end of his or her freshman year. Rising sophomores who have done exceptionally well academically (typically a cumulative GPA of a 3.8) are invited to apply for seats in the Monroe Scholars Program through the Charles Center.
  • 1693 Scholars - The 1693 Scholars Program is William & Mary's most selective scholarship. Finalists typically rank in the top 1% of their class, score a 1500 and higher on the SAT (Critical Reading plus Math) and take the most demanding curriculum available to them. While some of the variables that influence 1693 Scholar designations are quantitative, others are more subjective. These include students' application essays, extracurricular involvements, leadership, letters of recommendation and evidence of intellectual engagement. In conjunction with the Office of Undergraduate Admission, faculty members will administer the selection process.

    All students who apply to William & Mary through Early Decision (Nov. 1 postmark deadline) or Regular Decision (Jan. 1 postmark deadline) will be reviewed for the 1693 Scholars Program.

    The 1693 Scholars Program will provide seven students per year with extensive benefits, including full tuition, general fees and room and board annually for Virginia residents and the equivalent amount annually for non-Virginia residents.

THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 27th class in 2015, the Foundation has provided over 5,550 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $56 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

Our application is up! Current high school seniors may click here to apply now through October 31, 2015.


Applicants must be:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);
  • U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
  • Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

Applicants may not:

  • Be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.



If you are a high school senior planning to enroll in a 4-or 5-year college program, or you are a college freshman or sophomore enrolled in a 4-or 5-year college program, who is looking for career experience in a dynamic environment, apply to the CIA's Undergraduate Scholar Program and contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate.

The Opportunity to Make a Difference
The Undergraduate Scholar Program was developed, in part, to assist minority and disabled students, but application is open to all students who meet the requirements. The program offers unmatched experience. You'll complete work sessions during each summer break, increasing your knowledge and job responsibilities while assisting intelligence professionals and applying your academic skills.

We believe in challenging our Scholars with meaningful work that relates to their college major. An IT major, for example, might be given increasingly complex projects involving sophisticated computer systems. An engineering major might help produce a piece of state-of-the-art equipment. A finance major could be involved in developing and analyzing budgets for a worldwide operation. A foreign language major might be instrumental in translating documents for US policymakers. As a final example, a human resource major could have the opportunity to develop and implement personnel policies and procedures.

Once selected, you will be given an annual salary; a benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, and retirement; and up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees, books and supplies. You'll be required to work at an Agency facility during summer breaks and to maintain full-time college status during the school year with a minimum cumulative 3.0/4.0 GPA. We will pay the cost of transportation between school and the Washington, DC area each summer and provide a housing allowance.

Because the Scholar Program is an investment in you, accepting an offer means making a career choice. We ask that you agree to continue employment with the Agency after college graduation for a period equal to 1.5 times the length of your college sponsorship.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • US citizenship
  • 18 years of age by April 1 of your senior year
  • 1500 SAT (1000 Math & Critical Reading, 500 Writing) or 21 ACT scores or higher (high school students)
  • 3.0/4.0 scale high school or college GPA or higher
  • Financial need as demonstrated by the household income ceiling up to $70,000 for a family of four, and $80,000 for a family of five or more
  • If the applicant has not been listed as a dependent for the previous tax year, the household income ceiling is $35,000 or less
  • Meet the same employment standards as permanent employees, successfully completing both security and medical processing
  • Available to work in the Washington, DC area during your periods of employment

The Scholar Program is extremely competitive, so attention to detail is critical. If you meet the minimum requirements listed above for this program, apply online between July 1 - October 15. All applicants must provide the following information with their online application or they will not be considered for the program:

  • SAT or ACT scores (For high school seniors who are taking the SAT or ACT in the fall, please make note of your test date in the application package. All fall test scores must be sent (postmarked) no later than January 15.)
  • Names and ages of all family dependents, and your gross family income for current and previous years.
  • A copy of your most current Federal Application for Financial Student Aid Form (FAFSA) or SAR must be submitted upon request.
  • A copy of your school transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Scholarship Program Application [PDF 918KB*]
  • Qualification Supplement [PDF 1042KB*]


Rising Latino high school seniors across America can apply to the Youth Awards program presented for the 17th year by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF). The 2015 Youth Awards application is available on our website at www.HispanicHeritage.org or by clicking on the following link: http://hhfawards.hispanicheritage.org/2015/forms/login.php
The application deadline is Thursday, October 15th, 2015.


PIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Program

The APIASF Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program is a collaboration with AANAPISIs and the communities they serve to provide scholarships, expand institutional capacity and mobilize local resources to help foster economic development. The APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship is available annually to students attending APIASF AANAPISI partner campuses listed below.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census.
  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree-seeking program at one of the following institutions during the 2016 Spring Semester if your institution is on a semester system or the 2016 Winter Quarter if your institution is on a quarter system:

Award Amount: $2,500 - $5,000
Application Available: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Application Deadline: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6 p.m. PDT


Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

About the Program
The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program (formerly known as the Undergraduate Training Program) was proposed and introduced into legislation in 1986. Its purpose is to facilitate the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to NSA.

Stokes provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field while attending college and getting a degree. Stokes is open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering.

As an NSA employee with the Stokes Program, you will attend college full-time, receive up to $30,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees; and work during the summers at NSA for 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study. You'll acquire real-world experience and receive a year-round salary. Please note: must maintain a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale after your freshman year, if selected as a program participant, you are required to work in your area of study for NSA after your college graduation for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study. If you leave NSA employment earlier, you must reimburse the government for your tuition.

Application Deadline
Applications are accepted September 1st - October 31st of each year.


  • Tuition and mandatory fees of up to $30,000 per year at the college of your choice
  • Housing and travel entitlements available during summer employment (if the distance between NSA and the school exceeds 75 miles)
  • Year-round salary
  • Guaranteed continued employment with NSA after graduation
  • Receive annual and sick leave and paid federal holidays
  • Health and life insurance
  • Participation in federal retirement plans

Qualifications for High School Students - You must major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering and meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
  • A high school senior at the time of application
  • A minimum SAT/College Board score of 1600 (1100 Critical Reading and Math, 500 in Writing) or ACT of 25
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities

Computer Science
NSA computer scientists work in such areas as applications programming, computer security and graphics, and the design and implementation of software involving database management systems, real-time systems, networking and distributed processing systems.

Computer or Electrical Engineering
The challenges and experiences in these areas range from pure and applied research, design, development and testing to project management and systems analysis. You will be involved in projects that focus on communication systems, computer security and networking, microprocessor applications, software engineering and optics.


The Danforth Scholars Program honors the student who embraces high ideals, whose life choices are guided by personal integrity, selflessness, a commitment to community, and a dedication to leadership and academic excellence.

Named in honor of William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth, the former Chancellor and First Lady of Washington University from 1971 to 1995, the program is a tribute to their exemplary leadership and service. The program is funded by friends of the Danforths.

Since the program's inception, more than 30,000 students have been nominated and from that group, approximately 480 have been named as Danforth finalists. These finalists have been selected from schools across the United States and around the world.​

The Scholarship

Danforth Scholars may receive full- or partial-tuition scholarships. The scholarship is renewed each year for the duration of the degree program, provided the scholar progresses academically and upholds the high standards of character required of scholars.

The Program is open to prospective graduate or undergraduate students applying to Washington University. Undergraduates must be nominated to receive consideration. Interested seniors must acknowledge their interest, in person to Mr. Hill. I will not respond to e-mails.


The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; US students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program; and US citizens attending schools overseas. The first-place winner receives $10,000 comprised of a $5,000 cash award and $5,000 from John Hancock. The second-place winner receives $1,000. Up to five finalists receive $500 each.

Arlington Lodge No. 58 Bee Hive Club Inc.
In cooperation with the beehive club Incorporated, public and private donations, Arlington Lodge number 58 will provide scholarships in the amount of $1000 to each student chosen to receive the scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist qualified student by providing financial aid awards for post-secondary education. Application

Last year NVADAC awarded 20 scholarships in the amount of $3000 each to the deserving student athletes from Virginia in the northern region high school. Seniors who have participated in a Virginia high school league sanctioned sport, cheerleaders, or those who serve as team managers or athletic trainers are eligible to apply. One exception: students who receive a full athletic grant are not eligible for the scholarship. Submit your completed application to Mr. Hill by 3 PM on March 8, 2016. Application


The AXA Achievementsm Community Award offers $2,500 college scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA Advisors, LLC. Every recipient's high school will also receive a grant of $2,500 for educators' professional development.


The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities.

Whether you're the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you have taken the skills you've cultivated in the locker room and used to them create a powerful, positive impact on the lives of others around you. The scholarship will be awarded in four equal annual payments of $5,000 throughout the winner's four-year college career.
Virginia PTA is proud to offer scholarships to graduating Virginia high school students planning to enter teaching or other youth-serving professions. Each year, two special scholarships are given—a $1,200 scholarship memorializing M. Frieda Koontz, the Executive Secretary of the SCA from 1922-1950, and a $1,200 scholarship honoring S. John Davis, Virginia's Superintendent of Schools from 1979-1989. Additional $1,000 scholarships complete the scholarship awards package. Application
Last Modified on November 10, 2015