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Remember: Never pay or put in credit card information when applying for scholarships!Dinwiddie High School ScholarshipsIf you apply for a scholarship, please share it with Mr. Meadows, the College Adviser: jmeadows@dcpsnet.org
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Scholarship NameDeadlineCriteriaGradeAward ApplicationMore like this:
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Kiam R. White Scholarship Fund2/1/2019Applicant must be a student at Dinwiddie High School. Plan to attend a two-year, or four-year College/University, or a Technical School. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better. Must complete a personal statement (include career goals, must be at least 250 words and no more than 400 words)12$500Submit Application to Counseling Office*UPDATED CRITERIA--No longer required to major in the automotive technology/related field*
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The Elmer Jeter Memorial Scholarship3/29/2019Be a Dinwiddie County Resident. Complete the scholarship application.12$2,000Print out or make a copy of the applicationThe L.L Meredith Scholarship, The William "Bow Knott Scholarship
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The L.L Meredith Scholarship3/29/2019Be a Dinwiddie County Resident. Complete the scholarship application.12$1,500Print out or make a copy of the applicationThe Elmer Jeter Memorial Scholarship, The William "Bow Knott Scholarship
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The William "Bow" Knott Scholarship3/29/2019Be a Dinwiddie County Resident. Complete the scholarship application.12$1,000Print out or make a copy of the applicationThe Elmer Jeter Memorial Scholarship, The L.L Meredith Scholarship
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The Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN) Scholarships1/15/191) Be of Latinx/Hispanic heritage; 2) Live in Virginia; 3) Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale); 4) Be a high school senior or graduate of a Virginia high school and either have been accepted to, or be already enrolled as a full-time student, in a degree-granting public or private Virginia college or university; 5) Be able to demonstrate leadership through involvement in school, and in the community, government, non-profit organization, work/job duties, or in another manner not mentioned here. 6) Each applicant must complete the essay questions12Varies from $500 to $2,500Begin the Application hereCheck out the "Hispanic Scholarship Fund" and the "List of Scholarships for Hispanic students" on the List of Scholarship Websites Link at the top of this page
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GRASP Last Dollar Scholarship4/12/19Met with GRASP Advisor during senior year (Ms. Gilliam); have at least a 2.0 GPA; Demonstrated unmet financial need; will be attending a post-secondary school in Virginia; Have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)12VariesMore information and Application here
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GRASP Community College Pathway Scholarships4/12/19Met with GRASP Advisor during senior year (Ms. Gilliam); have at least a 2.0 GPA; Have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); have financial need (EFC of $12,000 or less) as determined by the FAFSA; Plan to enroll at a Virginia Community College to either complete a career certificate or with the intent to transfer to a Virginia four-year public or private institution through a Virginia Guaranteed Admission Agreement. 12VariesMore information and Application here
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GRASP College Success ScholarshipsApplication will open Spring 2019Meet with GRASP Advisor (Ms. Gilliam) for details about this opportunity for scholarships. She is at DHS every Tuesday in the Counseling office.12VariesMore information here
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Prince George Master Gardener Horticulture Scholarship4/30/19Be a Dinwiddie County Resident, Accepted to an accredited college/university, Planning a course of study in a plant science related field, Completed the scholarship application.12$1,000Print out a copy of the application and the scholarship details here
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STEM Essay Contest for Young Women2/22/19Must be a female or identify as a female, reside in Virginia, be a junior or senior in high school and hold at least a 2.5 GPA, planning to pursue a STEM major11 & 12$5,000More information and Application here
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Ron Brown Scholarship
1/9/19A scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. Ron Brown Scholars four-year scholarships are offered to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.12$40,000 scholarship, ($10,000 each year)https://www.ronbrown.org/https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/scholarship-resources
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Gloria Wille Bell & Carlos R. Bell Scholarship2/1/19Full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science or another related scientific field in the College of Engineering or the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. GPA Requirement: 3.0-4.012Up to $20,000 per year for a total up to $80,000 over four yearshttps://bellscholarship.org/apply/
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Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation3/1/19Dinwiddie County Farm Bureau Endowment: Resident of Dinwiddie County pursuing a degree in Agriculture, Forestry or Life Sciences; preference given to Farm Bureau member and higher GPA12$1,500https://www.colonialfarmcredit.com/scholarshipsList of Agricultural Scholarships offered by this organization
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Ferrum College Campus Visit ScholarshipMay 1stVisit Ferrum College before May 1st. This scholarship is also renewable every year for up to four years12$1,000n/ahttp://www.ferrum.edu/financial-aid/scholarship-links/
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund2/5/19Must be of Hispanic Heritage, Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students, Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle, U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA), Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)12From $500 to $5,000 (Need Based)https://www.hsf.net/scholarship
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Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Scholarship ProgramApril 30thThe student shall have demonstrated academic excellence through outstanding grade point average and scholastic awards. The student shall have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and abilities in co-curricular activities and community service activities. The student will have shown exceptional athletic skill, a commitment to the success of his and/or her team and an unselfish approach to the sport. The student shall have demonstrated exemplary citizenship qualities which include not only maturity, loyalty, responsibility, integrity and trustworthiness, but also a concern for the well being of his fellow man. The student shall have rendered unselfish service and assistance to others, to the school, and to the community.12$10,000See more details here, and see your counselor or Mr. Meadows for approval signature*Application must be submitted by a school official and must have approval signature (See Mr. Meadows or your Counselor if you think you qualify!)
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WACE Scholarship February 15th (deadline exceptions depending on the institution)Must be applying to one of these schools to be eligible: Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, The University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, OR Wentworth Institute of Technology. Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Must meet merit scholarship criteria established by the institutions selected on the application. WACE encourages minority and female students as well as students interested in science, mathematics, engineering and technology to apply for this merit scholarship. Complete the application and include a one-page essay (200 words) describing why you have chose to pursue a college cooperative education program. 12Varies, depending on the institution student is applying towww.waceinc.org/scholarship/
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John Tyler Community College FoundationApplication opens on February 1st- April 16thApplicants must plan to attend JTCC during the upcoming academic year, Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, must be enrolled in an eligible certificate and/or degree program, must be Virginia residents and have in-state tuition status, completed FAFSA and sent to JTCC. (he application is not considered complete until a minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation are received through the online application)12Variesjtcc.edu/foundation/foundation-scholarships/
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Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Program2/1/2019Eighteen scholarships will be awarded to Virginia high school juniors and seniors submitting outstanding original, analytical essays on any aspect, positive or negative, of the career, character, or legacy of General Robert E. Lee and/or General "Stonewall" Jackson.11 & 12Awards range from $1,000 to $12,000 More Information & Application Here
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John Randolph Foundation Scholarship Program2/15/2019 by 4:00PMJohn Randolph Foundation partners with donors and organizations in the Tri-Cities area of Virginia to support healthy communities and bright futures. GPA of 2.5 or higher, SAT/ACT scores submitted, Copy of Student Aid Report (SAR), 3 current letters of recommendation. (Some criteria may vary depending on the specific scholarship)12Award Amounts Vary (Some of their scholarships are renewable)Create an Account to Complete the Application Here
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Identimap Scholarship5/15/2019The student must submit a 200 to 250 word essay or a brief 30 second video on the benefits of using digital personality assessment tools to understand a student’s own personality. Possible benefits are improved communication skills, increased confidence, better self-esteem, more focused exam preparation, improved understanding and communication with parents, more effective job interview skills, improved team collaboration, enhanced career selection techniques and improved relationships with friends. The student should download the Identi Map App, take the assessment tool and submit a screenshot or PDF of their results with their submittal.11 & 12$1,000Identimap Scholarships
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VSUAA PHIner Ladies 2019 Scholarship2/1/2019These scholarships are available to high school students who will be furthering their education to Virginia
State University and current undergraduate students at VSU. 2.5 GPA, 1-page essay, and 50 documented hours of community service
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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation3/1/19Committed to supporting Marine children in pursuit of their educational goals and there’s no more versatile educational path than through Career and Technical Education (CTE). From health sciences to finance, IT to manufacturing, CTE professionals are on the cutting edge of today’s most hands-on careers. GPA of at least 2.00, One of the Following: Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine*, A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine unit*, A Navy Corpsman attached to a Marine unit that was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy. Family adjusted gross income for the 2018 tax year that does not exceed $100,000. 12Need & Merit BasedApply HereSimilar scholarships here
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John Tyler ScholarshipsOpens Feb 1, Closes April 15GPA of 2.5+, Completed FAFSA, must have an application and transcript on file with John Tyler Community College12VariesMore Information & Application Here
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Virginia Mayflower Society Scholarship3/20/19A Virginia resident (or Related to a Virginia resident or to a member of the Virginia Mayflower Society); at least a B grade point average; You must be sponsored by a current teacher or a member of the Virginia Mayflower Society (you can ask a teacher to sponsor you of you are interested in this opportunity)12$1,620How to Apply
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Southside Opportunity Fund Scholarship2/8/19Receives power from on the the 15 electric cooperatives served by VMDAEC (for list of qualifying cooperatives see application link), Graduating Senior, and entering 1st semester at a post-secondary school fall 201912$1,000Begin the Application Here
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ASMC Southside VA Chapter High School Scholarship3/9/19Graduating senior half way through school year; entering a field of study leading to a degree from an accredited college/university; Must live/attend a school within 50 miles of Southside Virginia Chapter mailing address; and have provided 3 full copies of their application packet (detailed on the application) 12$2,000Begin the Application Here
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Roper Memorial Scholarship Program3/9/19Must meet the applicant eligibility indicated on the application (in terms of sponsorship and or relation to someone currently residing in Fort Lee); Graduating senior who will enroll in the fall semester of the upcoming academic year as a full time student; 12$1,000See full set of details and start the application process here
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ARMY Emergency Relief Educational Scholarships4/1/19Spouses and Children of Soldiers who are on Active Duty, are Retired, or Active on Title 10 Orders for the entire academic year; registered as a dependent of the Soldier in DEERS; Must not be a member of any military branch or enrolled at a military academy; must maintain 2.0 cumulative GPA Student must be enrolled, accepted, or pending acceptance as a full-time student in an accredited post-secondary institution; must remain unmarried for the entire academic year; under the age of 24;12VariesSee full set of details and start the application process here
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The Lillian Sutherland Clements Memorial Scholarship Fund3/7/19Senior attending Dinwiddie High School, demonstrates satisfactory academic achievement, financial need and demonstrated care and concern for others, plan to enroll in any accredited 2-year or 4-year college, university or community college in the United States12$2,000More information and Application hereCommunity Foundation Scholarships for a greater Richmond
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The Society of The Cincinnati in The State of Virginia3/15/19Graduating senior from a Virginia high school, admitted to a 4 year college or university in the Commonwealth of Virginia Fall 2019; Submission of essay by March 15th12$3,000Application Here, Paper Coppies Availabile in the Counseling Office
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Alexander Hamilton Scholarship1/30/19High-achieving and service-focused; possess grit and perseverance; have demonstrated need; live in the United States (though you don't have to be a resident!); be college-bound to a US-based institution; be committed to participating in our rigorous five-year curriculum; be able to attend New York Leader Week July 13-18, 201911$500Apply Here
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Environmental Awareness Scholarship Essay2/1/19High school student; Applicants must write an essay about how they believe climate change will impact future generations11$1,000Apply Here
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The Coolidge Scholars1/23/19Scholarship applicants must intend to enroll full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate for the first time in fall 2020; must be citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States of America; cannot be the immediate family member of any current employee or trustee of the Coolidge Scholars Program or the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation11Full RideApply Here
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George E. Allen Academic Scholarship3/1/19The applicant must be a senior in high school whose plans include advanced education such as college, nursing, business, trade, technical training or another similar program; The applicant should demonstrate good character and high achievement despite obstacles or special challenges; The applicant should demonstrate academic progress during his or her four years of high school; The application must be completed in full. Incomplete applications and those postmarked after March 1 will not be eligible for consideration.12$1,500Download Application Here
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GEAR UP VA PSA Video Contest "A Higher Degree that Works for Me"2/22/19Must be a high school student enrolled in a GEAR UP Virginia high school; Must submit a signed entry form with their PSA (Do not have to be a Gear Up Student, Just attending Dinwiddie High School/a Gear Up school)9-12$100 529 Savings Plan & Live Online SAT or ACT Test Prep Course from Princeton Review More Details and How to Apply Here
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College Board Opportunity ScholarshipScholarships are awarded each monthThe College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is open to all class of 2020 students in the United States; complete the 6 steps to be put into the applicant pool for each microscholarship11Varies, Up to $40,000More information and How to Apply Here
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The Society of Women Engineers Richmond Scholarship4/1/19Identify as female and be entering her first year of college/university. Applicants must live or attend high school in Dinwiddie; Attend an ABET-accredited school to receive a bachelor’s degree; Major in engineering or computer science. Engineering technology programs are not eligible; Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.12$1,000More information and How to Apply Here
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Rose Scholars ProgramSeptember 30thThe Rose Scholars Program, founded by NBA Star Derrick Rose. The scholarships are open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and a 1230 SAT score and/or a 21 ACT score, who are civically minded and display leadership qualities. Applicants must complete an online application that requires SAT scores, extracurricular activities, and an essay.10, 11,12One scholarship of $200,000 (paid out $25k per semester for 4 years) and two scholarships of up to $20,000.Apply Here
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VFW Voice For Democracy10/31/18Students compete by writing and recording a 3-5 min audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is,
"Why My Vote Matters". Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, state and national level.
Department (State) winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., March 2-6, 2019, to tour the city, be honored by the VFW and its Auxiliary and
receive their portion of $154,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $30,000
9-12Grand Prize: $30,000https://www.vfw.org/-/media/vfwsite/files/community/youth-and-education/voice-of-democracy-student-entry-form-and-brochure.pdf
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VAJCI Senate Scholarship1/11/19$1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. . They must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study.12$1,000 Scholarshiphttp://www.usjcisenate.org/images/scholarship/2018-2019--Foundation-Scholarship-Application.doc
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Horatio Alger Scholarship10/25/18Applicants must be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation. Must exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution. Must demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required). Must be involved in co-curricular and community service activities. Must display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and be a United States citizen12can receive up to $25,000application.horatioalger.org
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Most Valuable Student ScholarshipsNovember 15thApplications will be judged on Scholarship, Leadership, and financial need. Must be citizens of the United States. The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships. Applicant must be pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner (Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks)12from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per yearenf.elks.org/mvs
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Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship ProgramNovember 20thIntend to enroll full time in an accredited 4-year college in fall 2019. Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above in high school. Receive a minimum SAT total of 1200 or ACT composite of 26. Demonstrate financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000.12Up to $40,000 per yearApply through Common App, just like you would a college or university JKCF.ORG/COLLEGE
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Gates ScholarshipSeptember 18thFrom at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American, Pell-eligible, A US citizen, national, or permanent resident, in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Students can be referred for this award.12Up to full cost of attendancehttps://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship
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ZipRecruiter ScholarshipDecember 31stAward goes to student with the best entry. PROMPT: Write a follow-up email you would send after a job interview. Student must be 18+ years old and enrolled in classes by deadline date, 12$3,000Click here to Apply(additional help/resources for this scholarship)
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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Announcement of our Annual International High School Essay ContestOctober 19thThe Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors who submit an essay application through a Chapter of the Fraternity, ESSAY PROMPT: “How has social media impacted today’s youth, and what influence does it have on their future?” The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length. The type-written, double-spaced essay may be submitted via postal service or email in Microsoft Word. 121st Place: $5,000; 2nd Place: $3,000; 3rd Place: $2,000; 4th Place: $1,000Click here for more information on the essay. See Mr. Meadows if you want to submit an essay.
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Strong Men & Women in Virginia HistoryNovember 9th 2018High school students in Virginia are invited to honor outstanding African Americans by participating in Dominion Energy and the Library of Virginia’s Strong Men & Women in Virginia History student writing contest. Four winning essays will be chosen, one from each of the four regions in the state. 400-word essay online by 11/9 at midnight, 9-12$1,000 & Macbook Air Contest Overview & Essay Submission
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