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Freshmen Scholarships

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, 2013.

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 2014.

Questions may be directed to (540) 231-2226 or engrrecr@vt.edu

National High School Oratorical Contest Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to the three finalists. First place receives $18,000, second gets $16,000 and third takes $14,000.

Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives a $1,500 scholarship.

Each first-round winner who advances but does not qualify for the finals receives an additional $1,500 scholarship.

Scholarships may be used to attend any college or university in the United States. Funding comes from The American Legion Life Insurance Fund.

In addition to the national organization’s scholarships, hundreds of scholarships are awarded to participants by posts, districts, counties and departments during earlier levels of competition.

Learn more about the Oratorical Contest

For more information:


The 15th anniversary of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards is here! Are you a rising High School senior of Hispanic descent? Click here or the link below to complete your application and be eligible to receive up to $3,000 for your university studies, and other amazing opportunities. Deadline for all applications is Tuesday, October 1, 2013. 

If you have any questions or concerns please send an email to info@hispanicheritage.org.

 Good luck to all applicants.



NVADACA will award 15 scholarships in the amount of $2000 each to deserving student athletes from the Virginia northern region high schools. Seniors who have participated in interscholastic sports, cheer-leading, or those who have served as team managers or athletic trainers are eligible to apply. There is one exception: students who receive a full athletic grant are not eligible for the scholarship. Three scholarships are reserved for specially qualified students: Physically challenged students, students planning a career in elementary education, and two year letter winner in high school baseball or high school softball.Application

 Alpha Kappa Sorority, Incorporated
Zeta Chi Omega Chapter 
The Ivy Foundation of Northern Virginia, Incorporated, on behalf of Alpha kappa Sorority, Incorporated Zeta Chi Omega Chapter announces its annual Cooley-Moore scholarship award. This award is for students attending high schools in Arlington and Alexandria, and may be used at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Application

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter

The Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. would like to offer financial assistance to deserving high school male seniors in celebration of their academic excellence and contributions to their school and community. This assistance is in the form of a one-time scholarship award in the amount up to $1,500.00 from the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc. The Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund is an outgrowth of Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter. Over the past seventeen years, the fund has awarded over one hundred individual scholarships to deserving students. Application

The Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter of 
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

Scholarships are awarded annually to college-bound high school students in the Northern Virginia area. Attached you will find an application for our scholarship. The application may also be downloaded from our website http://www.dstnovac.org/. For additional information, please email us at scholarship@dstnovac.org.


The Arlington County Scholarship Fund for Teachers, Inc. is a community-wide, non-profit organization founded in 1955 to support individuals pursuing a career in education.

The ACSFfT awards one-year scholarships of $2,000 to outstanding students who are members of the June graduating class of Arlington County Public Schools, have indicated a genuine interest in the field of education, and plan a career in teaching or related professions such as school counselor or librarian. Applaication

 Federal Water Quality Association
National Capital Environmental Scholarship Program
Graduating seniors from high schools in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area and surrounding counties planning to pursue environmental careers goals. How are applications judged? On academic achievement, and the applicant’s level of commitment to environmental protection.  Three to four scholarships in the amount of $2,000. Application

PURPOSE: To recognize outstanding graduating high school seniors for their past achievement and aid them in accomplishing their career goals.

 AWARDS: Each award is a gift of $1,000 to be used in attaining educational goals. Winners will be recognized by the Society at a luncheon and presentation ceremony. In past years, the Washington Chapter of ASMC has made up to ten awards. The top three award winners, if they maintain eligibility, will also receive $1,000 per year for up to three additional years and be eligible for a “signing incentive” if, following undergraduate graduation, the student is employed by DoD or USCG. The top two award winners will also be recommended to the national organization for consideration for an additional $2,000 one-time Scholarship.

 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE AWARD: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who intend to continue their education. They must be entering a field of study related to financial operations; e.g., finance, accounting, economics, business administration, public administration, operations research, or other related field. Items that will be considered in the evaluation process are: scholastic achievements, extracurricular activities, leadership roles in those activities, and career goals. Students selected as recipients of our award who are also awarded full scholarships by the institution they decide to attend will be recognized for their outstanding achievement, but will no longer be eligible to receive the scholarship portion of the award. Parental or guardian membership in ASMC is not required. Application

 The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
Washington D.C. Chapter

To promote higher education, AFCEA DC awards merit-based college scholarships to eligible applicants in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Since 1989, we have awarded over $2 million in scholarships to the region's students - 300+ recipients, representing 100+ high schools, entering 66+ U.S. colleges & universities.

In 2014 AFCEA DC will award multiple single-year standard scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each and one single-year scholarship in the amount of $8,000 (to the CAPT Edward F "Cash" Bronson Award).  These scholarships are open to high school seniors who will be entering four-year, accredited degree-granting programs in the Fall of 2014.  We also have a $2,000 single-year scholarship for students transferring from a two-year community college to a four-year, accredited degree-granting program in the Fall of 2014.

Scholarship awards are provided to qualified students pursuing degrees in the C4I-related fields of engineering (electrical, computer, chemical, aerospace or systems); electronics; mathematics; computer science; physics; science education; mathematics education; technology management; or, management information systems. Biology and Bio-Medical Engineering degrees do not qualify for the AFCEA DC Scholarship Program. Application


The AFCEA NOVA Educational Foundation awards a significant number of annual merit-based scholarships to qualified students who are pursuing degrees in STEM technical fields supportive of our national security.

Since its inception, the AFCEA NOVA Scholarship program has awarded more than $1,000,000 to over 400 recipients. Application


Currently we manage over 50 named scholarships for individuals and organizations who want to make a difference in the lives of Arlington High School Students.  ACF oversees the selection process, consisting of a thorough review of applications by independent community members who consider various criteria, after which students who are eligible and qualified are matched to the appropriate scholarships by a scholarship committee. 

Every year, the Foundation helps Arlington high school students pay for college, with scholarships ranging in amount from $1,000 to $5,000. The Community Scholarship Fund renews scholarships of up to $1,000 to those previous recipients who are successfully continuing their studies. Seven scholarships have a renewable value of at least $20,000.

One simple online application form makes a student eligible for all applicable scholarships in the ACF Scholarship Program. Financial need-based scholarships require completion of the FAFSA form. Financial information is kept strictly confidential. http://www.arlcf.org/index.cfm/applications


Allstate Foundation/ VHSL Achievement Award

Nineteen $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year honoring nineteen high school seniors representing all parts of the state with the VHSL-Allstate Achievement Award, the highest honor given by the VHSL to students who have excelled in the classroom and in athletic and academic activities.  Application deadline:  March 15. Application


Wells Fargo Citizenship Award

Each year the VHSL and Wells Fargo Bank recognize twelve students to receive $1,000 Wells Fargo Citizenship Scholarship Awards. The program was initiated in 2000 to recognize graduating seniors who go beyond the expected to give of themselves to serve others.  Application deadline:  March 15. Application


Savedge Scholarship Award

Each year the VHSL awards $500 to one college-bound senior who has participated and excelled in school publications (magazine, newsmagazine, newspaper and yearbook), and for at least two years has demonstrated outstanding personal qualities such as leadership, writing, proficiency, design aptitude, creativity, teamwork and character.  Application deadline:  March 1. Application


Each year, AOWCGWA and the Fort Myer Thrift Shop (a 501 exempt non-profit organization) raise money through donations and consignments of clothing and household items.  Dedicated volunteers generously give of their time working numerous hours every year at the Thrift Shop to raise funds for Scholarships and Grants.

In 2013, a record amount of scholarships and community grants were awarded in celebration of the dedicated AOWCGWA/Fort Myer Thrift Shop volunteers who have worked diligently throughout the 36 years of service! Application


The AXA Achievementsm Community Scholarship program offers $2,000 college scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. The scholarships are sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA Advisors, LLC.

The 2014 program will be accepting applications from October 15, 2013 until 10,000 applications are submitted or 11:59 p.m. CST on February 1, 2014, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date.
Apply early!


HSF/Haz La U Scholarship Program

As part of its commitment to the Hispanic Community, Colgate-Palmolive’s scholarship program, “Haz La U” (“Make the U”), aims to provide eligible high school seniors with the opportunity to pursue higher education levels in 2014-2015. Student may apply for one of twenty-one (21) educational grants that will be awarded on a competitive basis for:

  • a one-time $15,000 scholarship award for the top recipient
  • a one-time $2,500 scholarship awards for 20 additional recipients

It starts with good grades. But goes beyond.

A dedicated student. A leader in school. A volunteer worker. A college-bound and community-minded individual. The Buick achievers scholarship program wants to reward students who had succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom-and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. It's a reward for what you made of yourself and the difference you are making for others. The Buick achievers scholarship program is offering: up to $25,000 per year to 101st-time freshman or existing college student, renewable up to four years and one additional years for those entering a qualified five year engineering program.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S.
  • Must be a graduating senior at a high school in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia.
    • If you are a GED student, please download a copy of our application for GED students.
  • Must enroll full-time at an accredited public college or university in the 2014-2015 academic years.

Scholarship Conditions

The Esperanza Education Fund will award scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $20,000, depending on financial need. Scholarships will be disbursed directly to the recipient's educational institution. Failure to comply with the following conditions may result in the suspension or revocation of scholarship awards.

  • Enroll full-time at an accredited public college or university.
  • Remain in good standing and maintain a 2.5 grade point average.
  • Submit yearly progress reports to the Esperanza Education Fund.
  • Participate in mentoring provided by the Esperanza Education Fund.

MG James Ursano Scholarship Program

The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining a 4-year undergraduate degree. Applicants must reapply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years as long as they meet the eligibility criteria below.


  • Student must be pursuing their first undergraduate degree and be enrolled full time as an undergraduate student for the entire academic year at a school accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. (Because financial need is already met, students attending service academies are not eligible.)
  • Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Student must be a dependent of a Soldier on federal active duty, a retired Soldier, or a deceased active or deceased retired Soldier

To be a dependent, the student must:

  • Be under the age of 23 (Eligibility ends at the end of the semester/term in which the student reaches their 23rd birthday. Example – turning 23 in December would mean the scholarship would be awarded for fall term ONLY.)
  • Be registered in DEERS
  • Remain unmarried for the entire academic year
  • Not be a member of the National Guard, Reserves, or other military branch

SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico. In 2013, SWE disbursed over 200 new and renewed scholarships valued at $550,000.

Applicants complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. See eligibility requirements, below, under "Of Interest."

2014 Granville P. Meade Scholarship

The Department of Education is pleased to announce the Granville P. Meade Scholarship which provides financial assistance to students who have achieved academically, but who are financially unable to attend college.  The Granville P. Meade fund awards scholarships to eligible Virginia high school seniors to attend one of Virginia's public or private colleges or universities.  

Public and nonpublic high schools are requested to assist in making students aware of the scholarship opportunity.  It is anticipated that the scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years, provided the student continues to meet the scholarship requirements. The deadline for Washington-Lee students to submit scholarship application to Mr. Hill in room 1030, is March 14, 2014 by 3:30 pm. Application


Law in Society Competition

The entry deadline is Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Electronic submissions are preferred. Please do not duplicate your entries by e-mailing and sending hard copies.

2014 Entry Information

Electronic submissions are preferred. Please submit the entry form electronically to lawinsociety@vsb.org by clicking the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the entry form page (entrants must have Adobe Acrobat X version 10.1.8, Acrobat XI v.11.0.04 or Adobe Reader XI v. 11.0.04), then attach your essay to the email. Entry forms and essays may also be mailed or faxed. Do not duplicate your entries by e-mailing and sending hard copies.

1.      Open the Entry Form (PDF) and complete. Click the red SUBMIT button at the bottom. The email should be automatically generated. You should also use SAVE AS to save the PDF to your computer for future reference.

2.      2. Attach the entry form and essay to your email. Essays in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF documents are preferred.

3.      3. VERY IMPORTANT: Your name and school name should appear only on your entry form and e-mail. Do not include names on page headers or footers. The title should be the heading for the document.

4. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please do not duplicate your entries by e-mailing and sending hard copies. If you are unable to e-mail your entry, please submit via mail or fax for delivery by the deadline date of Thursday, February 13, 2014.

The ProofreadingServices.com High School and University Writing Scholarships

We are pleased you are interested in applying for a ProofreadingServices.com Writing Scholarship. We created this program to reward America's most talented student writers at the high school and university levels.

·         This year, we will award six scholarships ranging from $100 to $500. Three scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and three will be awarded to university students (graduate students and undergraduate students are judged in the same category).

·         To qualify, you must be enrolled in a US university or high school, you must meet our GPA minimum of 3.2, and you must write an essay responding to the prompt below and submit it online by June 1, 2014.

·         The winners of this year's writing scholarships will be announced on July 1, 2014, and their entries will be posted on our blog for thousands of writers to read. 


New Scholarship Season Starts 12:01 AM, March 15, 2014, For Class of 2014; For Scholarship Renewal Candidates, Submit Application Beginning 12:01 AM on May 15, 2014.

If you are a member of the W-L Class of 2014 and have accepted admission to a college or university, you may submit your application for a W-L Foundation Scholarship [...]



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