Students who attend GRASP's 79 high schools, who have met with their GRASP advisor, are eligible to apply. These scholarships help meet the cost of books, computers or other expenses not covered by a student’s financial aid package. The generosity of our corporate and individual donors makes Last Dollar Scholarships possible, enabling students to attend the college or technical program to which they have been accepted.

2019 application deadline has passed.


  • Met with the high school GRASP advisor during his or her senior year

  • Possess at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average

  • Will graduate from high school spring of 2019

  • Demonstrate unmet financial need (A college financial aid award letter will be requested before the scholarship is granted.)

  • Will attend a post-secondary school in Virginia (public or private)

  • Have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


The complete application has four parts. Partial applications will not be considered.

  1. The “GRASP Last Dollar Scholarship Checklist” signed by a parent or guardian and by a school official certifying cumulative GPA.

  2. A GRASP scholarship application including a personal statement.

  3. A copy of the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) with the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) circled. The SAR can be reprinted by going to and clicking "View your Student Aid Report (SAR)" under "Returning User?"

  4. A copy of the financial aid award letter/email from the college you plan to attend, if available.

Charles City County High School 2011 Scholarship Recipients, Tevin Adkins and Samantha Spires, at their graduation.
2012 Maggie Walker Governor's School Scholarship Recipients, Quinten Marsh and Dominique Vines.
Highland Springs High School 2012 Scholarship Winners, Kranthidhar Bathula and Willie Woodard, with their GRASP advisor, Retsy Kitchen.