Scholarships for Educational Opportunities including Career and Technical Training, Community College, and Four-Year Colleges
In addition to the many resources on this page, GRASP has also compiled a list of local, statewide, and national scholarship opportunities, organized by deadline:
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SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES
State and local scholarship Programs
Altria College Opportunity Fund - A scholarship for Richmond Public Schools students, particularly those interested in studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Education, or Business. Altria awards up to 20 graduating students with up to $5,000 per year for community college or technical training or up to $10,000 per year for a four-year college. Available December 2017.
The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia offers over 60 scholarship opportunities for students in the Central Virginia region. Applications available January 2018.
The River Counties Community Foundation offers scholarships to students in Lancaster, Middlesex, and Northumberland Counties. RCCF is an affiliate of the Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia. Applications available January 2018.
The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge has excellent scholarships. Currently, most are available to residents of the counties of Augusta and Nelson and the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro. However, there are a few exceptions. Most 2018 scholarships are not yet available.
The John Randolph Foundation offers many scholarship opportunities for students residing in Hopewell, Prince George, Enon, Chester, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Sussex, Surry, Charles City, and Varina. Available November 15, 2017.
Virginia's Future Leaders Scholarship Program - A statewide education initiative of the Virginia cable industry. For 16 years the Virginia cable industry, the Donald A. Perry Foundation and the VCTA have awarded scholarships to outstanding Virginia students attending Virginia colleges across the Commonwealth. This program is a one-time award and is open to Virginia residents attending an undergraduate 2 or 4 year program at a Virginia institution of higher learning in the upcoming academic year. Available January 2018.
National scholarship programs
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Scholarship programs for outstanding high school seniors and community college transfer students with financial need. Up to $40,000 per year! Current community college students, apply by October 24, 2017!
Application for high school seniors will be available in mid-September 2017.
QuestBridge - Program that helps selected high-achieving students gain admission and full-scholarships to some top colleges and universities. Household income is usually $60,000 or less. Seniors, apply by September 27, 2017!
Trade Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for students wanting to learn a skill or trade, from the host of "Dirty Jobs." The mikeroweWORKS Foundation started the Profoundly Disconnected® campaign to challenge the absurd belief that a four-year degree is the only path to success. The 2018 scholarship is not yet available.
Scholarship programs for minority students
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
National program offering scholarships up to $20,000 to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. 2018 applications available in mid-September and due November 2017 and January 2018.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
National scholarship program for Hispanic students. Application available January 2018 and due April 2018.
Jackie Robinson Foundation
National scholarship program for minority students who demonstrate leadership potential, commitment to community service and financial need. Awards up to $30,000 for four years. Application available November 1, 2017 and due February 1, 2018.
Ron Brown Scholars Program
National scholarship program for academically talented African-American high school seniors with demonstrated financial need, social commitment, and leadership potential. $10,000 per year for four years. Early Applicant Deadline: November 1, 2017. Final Deadline: January 9, 2018.
The UNCF site links to a number of scholarships that the organization administers, primarily for minority students.
Virginia Latino Higher Education Network
State-wide program offering scholarships to students of Latino/Hispanic heritage. 2018 application not yet available.
Scholarship Programs for students with autism
The Organization for Autism Research offers $3,000 scholarships to students with an autism spectrum diagnosis who will be attending a two-year community college; a four-year college or university; a trade, technical, or vocational school; or a cooperative life skills program. Application available December 4, 2017.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS FOR MILITARY DEPENDENTS
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
College scholarships of $6,250 and educational counseling for children of military service members who have lost a parent in the line of duty.
Virginia Military Survivors and Dependent Education Program
Description of Virginia's education benefits for children and spouses of military service members killed, missing in action, taken prisoner, or disabled through military service in an armed conflict. Applies to public colleges and universities in Virginia.