Scholarships for PCPS Students!

Do You Need $$$ for College? Please See Scholarships Below!

DEADLINE APPROACHING--The Petersburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

Graduating African American high school seniors from the following schools may apply for the opportunity to be awarded a $2,000.00 scholarship: Dinwiddie HS, Hopewell HS, Matoaca HS, Petersburg HS, Prince George HS, Sussex Central HS and Thomas Dale HS.

A student from Matoaca High School and Petersburg High School will each be awarded a $2,000.00 scholarship. Applicants from the remaining five high schools will compete for two $2,000.00 scholarships. One scholarship will be awarded to a student planning to attend Virginia State University and the second scholarship will be awarded to a student planning to attend a college or university other than Virginia State University.

The Petersburg Alumnae Chapter awards scholarships annually to high school seniors in our service area. Applications may be downloaded from this link.

DEADLINE APPROACHING--The Petersburg Chapter of The Links: Evelyn Berry Scholarship

Evelyn Berry Scholarship

The Petersburg (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will award four scholarships to students who have exemplified academic excellence and extraordinary involvement in extracurricular activities and community service. Mrs. Evelyn Berry was an outstanding educator in the Petersburg City Public Schools and several years ago, donated funds for the very first scholarships offered by the chapter. It is in her honor that our scholarship offerings are named. Four scholarships will be awarded:

  • Award for Academic Excellence- $1,500.00
  • Historically Black College or University Award- $1,500.00
  • Graduate of Petersburg High School planning to attend Virginia State University- $1,500.00
  • Community Service Award- $1,500.00
  • The Evelyn Berry Scholarship Contest is open to graduating seniors in the following high schools: ARGS, Dinwiddie, Hopewell, L. C. Bird, Matoaca, Meadowbrook, Petersburg, Prince George, Surry, Sussex and Thomas Dale.

Contest Dates: March 1, 2019 to March 29, 2019
Winners will be announced: Dates determined by the announcement of Senior Awards Assemblies at the winners' schools.

Petersburg Chapter

The Links, Incorporated

2019 Evelyn Berry Scholarship Application

The application is available on-line at under the Scholarships or Contests tab from March 1-29, 2019. With the exception of reference letters and the official transcript, other portions of the application must be completed on-line and submitted to us on or before March 29, 2019.

Reference letters and the transcript must be postmarked on or before March 29, 2019. Mail all transcripts and reference letters to:

Petersburg Chapter

The Links, Incorporated

Evelyn Berry Scholarship

ATTN: Ernestine Wilson

P. O. Box 1143

Petersburg, VA 23804

Please read all information within this packet. We are offering four scholarships. Each is offered to any and all students who qualify.

Should you have questions concerning these scholarship opportunities, please contact Mrs. Ernestine G. Wilson, Services to Youth Facet Member at

Balanced Man Scholarship (For Graduating Male Seniors)

Tuesday, March 5th, 9pm to Saturday, June 1st, 1pm

This is an online event.

Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity chapters at six universities in Virginia are offering $10,000 in scholarships to incoming freshmen men at the following schools for the 2019-20 academic year. Scholarships range from $500 to $1000.

To qualify for the Balanced Man Scholarship, incoming students must submit an online application at, and enroll full time at one of these six universities for the fall 2019 term.

Though deadlines vary by school, there is an early application deadline of June 1st, 2019.

Applicants have no obligation to join or affiliate with SigEp to be eligible. This resource is intended to assist with college affordability, while introducing students to campus life opportunities.

SigEp is an undergraduate fraternity that strives to be a valued partner in higher education. We complement a man’s education by delivering a premier student experience in one of the most formative times of his life. We focus on personal development through the Balanced Man Program — a non-pledging, non-hazing, four-year, personal, academic, leadership and professional skill development experience.

As someone who plays an important role in college decisions for many students, we need your help in getting the word out about these scholarships. Please distribute the scholarship application link to young men planning on attending one of these schools. If you or your students have questions concerning the Balanced Man Scholarship, contact Eddie Gonnella,

Balanced Man Scholarship Director at

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 12am to Friday, March 22nd, 5pm

This is an online event.

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Awards Available: Two

Award Deadline: March 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Click Here for Scholarship Information and Application

One of the founding principles of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is scholarship. Scholarship is defined as “learning; knowledge acquired by study”. To honor the legacy of our founders and our founding principles, we will be awarding two $1000.00 scholarships to two deserving young applicants.

We invite interested High School (HS) seniors to participate in our 2019 Scholarship Program. We are looking for young women who have demonstrated the highest standards and who plan to pursue a post-secondary education at a college or university of their choice. A completed application, along with the requested supporting documentation must be submitted via email to by March 22, 2019.

In order for your application to be considered, it must:

  • Be typed

  • Have 2 letters of recommendation 1 from a high school educator and 1 from an employer, community leader, minister, or someone other than a family member who can attest to your character and significant community achievements. The person making the recommendation must submit all letters on the organization’s letterhead.

  • Submit a digital photo

  • Typed one (1) page essay, written by you, stating your career goals and achievements (Times New Roman, 12-font, single spaced with double spacing between paragraphs). Please proofread your essay for usage, mechanics, spelling, and grammatical errors.

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please adhere to the above deadline dates and submit all required documentation by Friday, March 22, 2019. There will be no exceptions to these requirements. If there are questions, please send an email to

Click Here for Scholarship Information and Application

Central Virginia Chapter of South Carolina State University Scholarship

Monday, Feb. 4th, 12am to Sunday, March 31st, 11:45pm

CVAC-SCSU-NAA, Post Office Box 25669, Richmond, VA. 23260

Scholarship Value: $1,000 (for use at South Carolina State University)

Awards Available: More than One

Award Deadline: March 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Scholarship Information and Application

The Central Virginia Chapter of South Carolina State University National Alumni Association awards a limited number of scholarships to students on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need.

The current amount of each scholarship is $1,000. Scholarships are usually available for four (4) years, providing recipients remain in good behavioral standing and meet academic requirements. Students enrolled in disciplines that demand additional semesters may petition for scholarship extension.

Applicants must complete the attached application and return it postmarked by March 31, 2019 together with the following:

1.) Autobiography describing career goals, interest, work experience, hobbies, reasons for selecting South Carolina State University, etc. Do not exceed 250 words.

2.) Two (2) letters of recommendation—one from a teacher and one from a non-family member.

3.) An official school transcript that includes your GPA and class rank.

4.) An official copy of your SAT or ACT scores.

5.) Copy of acceptance letter. Applicants will be notified of award status in May.

Recipients must accept the scholarship by June 1st. Acceptance gives consent to release grades and financial status by the University to verify eligibility and to continue receiving funds. Applicants must enroll at the University the semester immediately following announcement of award.

Scholarship funds will be credited directly to recipient’s account at the University. Completed applications and any questions about the scholarship application should be directed to: CVAC-SCSU-NAA, Post Office Box 25669, Richmond, VA. 23260.

Scholarship Information and Application

Virginia Council on Women--8th Annual STEM Essay Contest

Friday, Jan. 4th, 7am to Friday, Feb. 22nd, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

Scholarship Value: $5,000

Awards Available: At least 5 (One per geographic region of Virginia)

Award Deadline: February 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

The Council will award at least five $5,000 scholarships to high school junior and senior young women who will be pursuing a STEM career at an institution of higher education. One scholarship will be awarded in each of five geographic regions across the state. Additional scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of the Council.

To be eligible, one must 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. Applications and guidelines are available online here.

Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on February 22, 2019. Essays will be judged by a panel of Council members and individuals who represent STEM fields. Winners will be notified by March 21, 2019. The scholarship awards will be presented at a reception at the Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, in April 2019.

The chief purpose of the Virginia Council on Women is to help women reach their potential and maximize their contributions to society and the Commonwealth as wage earners and citizens. The Council has initiated several projects to meet this goal. Find additional information about the Council and available sponsorship opportunities here.

Rosecrest Garden Club Scholarship for Horticulture Related Course of Study

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 9pm to Friday, April 12th, 2:30pm

Return Completed Packet to Your Petersburg High School Counselor

Scholarship Value: Up to $1,000
Awards Available: One

Award Deadline: March 15, 2019

Purpose: To promote careers for students pursuing a degree in the following: horticulture, agriculture, organic science, landscape architecture and design, and turf management.

Background: Rosecrest Garden Club was formed in 1960. The club is dedicated to promoting the love of gardening, environmental control, and beautification within our community. The club meets monthly at the Colonial Heights Public Library where members come together from Colonial Heights, Petersburg. Dinwiddie, and Chesterfield. Members have participated in landscaping projects at the Colonial Heights Public Library, North Elementary School, Lakeview Park, as well as other public parks and places of interest in Colonial Heights and Petersburg. Sending children to Nature Camp has also been funded by Rosecrest Garden Club. Annual Holiday Gala has enabled our club to give many scholarships to eligible high school graduating seniors.

Policy: The scholarship is available to a graduating senior student who plans to attend college in the fall. The scholarship will be available for one year.

Scholarship Application Process

  1. Submit the required items to your High School Counselor (Attn: Professional School Counselor in Charge of Scholarships)

  1. Deadline for submission for the Rosecrest Garden Club Scholarship is April 12, 2019.

  2. The Rosecrest Garden Club Scholarship Committee will review applicants.

  3. Recipient of the Rosecrest Garden Club Scholarship will be announced at the school’s annual scholarship and awards’ program held at the end of the school year, or by letter to the recipient and guidance department.

Required Items for Scholarship

  1. Completed cover sheet.

  2. Copy of grade transcripts and letter of acceptance.

  3. An essay on your choice of vocation, or profession, and how your educational plan will influence your future

  4. A summary of your activities, service, and contributions to your school and community. This summary should include awards, special recognitions, or honors that you have received.

  5. Two letters of recommendation (one from a teacher at the student’s current high school). Neither of these letters should come from a relative. Criteria for these letters are attached.

Scholarship Documents Available at the Link Below

How Your Application Will Be Scored

Criteria for the Scholarship:

  1. GPA and courses (showing interest in horticultural related courses of study). 30pts.

  2. Essay from applicant. 20pts.

  3. Summary of activities, service, contributions (including awards, special recognition, and honors). 30pts.

  4. Letters of recommendation. 20pts.

Total points 100pts

American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) 2019 Scholarship

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 9pm to Friday, March 15th, 5pm

This is an online event.

Scholarship Value: Up to $3,000
Awards Available: At Least 8

Award Deadline: March 15, 2019

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Graduating high school senior applying to an accredited college/university
  • Plan to major in Business, Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, or a Physical Science field
  • Be a member of one of the underrepresented miniority groups (African America, Hispanic, or Native American)

Online Application

How to Complete an Online AABE Scholarship Application

1. Register

Click on the "Register" button located on the right side of the page to complete and submit the registration form.

2. Log in

Login to the Scholarship system with your email and password.

3. Create

Create your online application. Review and accept the eligibility requirements.

4. Save

Before the application deadline, your application can be saved as DRAFT until all the required information is completed. As each section is complete, you will see a appear in the category tab when the application is saved. Please ensure that all attachments are in Acrobat PDF format. At any time, you can download and print your application by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section.

5. Submit

On completion, save your Application as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your application for your records by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section in the right column. Note: If an update is required prior to the Call for Application close, you can make the update and resave as FINAL.

Roper Memorial Scholarship (Military Connected or JROTC Students) $1,000

Monday, Jan. 14th, 12am to Saturday, March 9th, 5pm

12119 Whitley Manor Drive

Chesterfield, VA

Scholarship Value: Up to $1,000
Awards Available: Unspecified

Award Deadline: March 9, 2019

Southside Virginia Chapter, Military Officers Association of America, announces the availability of Roper Memorial Scholarships to qualified applicants for the 2018-2019 academic year.

BACKGROUND: The Roper Memorial Scholarships were made possible by the generous bequest of Mrs. Caroline T. Roper to the Southside Virginia Chapter, MOAA, in 1986. The bequest of Mrs. Roper was to honor the sacrifice, courage, and dedication demonstrated by members of the Armed Forces of the United States. To perpetuate the memory of Mrs. Roper and her family, the Chapter established the Roper Memorial Scholarship Program for graduating high school seniors who have a direct relationship with a military service member.

SPONSOR: Student eligibility for the Roper Memorial Scholarship is derived based upon eligibility criteria listed below that define the direct relationship required for sponsorship. High School seniors enrolled in Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) who do not qualify under the relationship criteria detailed below may be sponsored by the JROTC Senior Advisor or High School principal. A student selected under this provision must enroll at an institution having a Senior ROTC program and enroll in the program.

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY: Applications for the Roper Memorial Scholarship will be considered for children, stepchildren, and grandchildren who reside in the Fort Lee - Southside Virginia area or live outside the designated area, but the sponsor resides in the designated area. An exception is given if neither an applicant nor sponsor reside in the designated area but the sponsor is a member in good standing of the Southside Virginia Chapter, MOAA. An applicant’s sponsor can be:

  • An active duty military member of any military service component or military member who has died while on active duty.
  • An auxiliary member (See footnote below) of the Southside Virginia Chapter, MOAA.
  • A retired (living or deceased) military service member. (a veteran who did not retire cannot be considered a sponsor)
  • A Senior Military Advisor or High School Principal for a high school senior enrolled in JROTC without regard to the other relationships stipulated above.
  • FOOTNOTE: Auxiliary member is the spouse of a deceased military member who, if living, would be eligible for membership and pays dues or makes donations in lieu of dues.

APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS: A graduating high school senior who will enroll during the Fall semester of the upcoming academic year as a full-time student (as defined by the college) in an undergraduate collegiate program at an eligible institution. An eligible institution is defined as any educational institution eligible to participate in a student financial aid program administered by the U.S. Department of Education. (Refer to U.S. Dept. of Education FAFSA Web site.) Exceptions may be granted for a graduating senior who will not enroll until the second half of the previously mentioned academic year.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS: Roper Memorial Scholarship application forms and instructions are available at high school counselor’s offices or on school websites. Additionally, scholarship applications are available at the Army Community Service (ACS) Office at Fort Lee, Virginia or by contacting the Scholarship Chairman, Mike Wellman, at 804-778-4843 or email:

APPLICATION SUBMITTAL: Applications, along with associated documentation (see application instructions) must be mailed (not hand carried) and post marked not later than Saturday, March 9, 2019. See “Submission” section of the Application Instructions (below) for mailing information. Late submissions will not be considered.

SUBMISSION: A complete scholarship package shall include (1) the completed application form, (2) official transcript, (3) official SAT and/or ACT scores, (4) essay, (5) Achievements and Activities list, and (6) JROTC validation statements if applicable. The scholarship package must be mailed and postmarked no later than Saturday, March 9, 2019 to the address below. Late submissions will not be considered. Col Mike Wellman, USAF (Ret) Roper Memorial Scholarship Chair 12119 Whitley Manor Dr Chesterfield VA 23838

American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) Scholarship

Wednesday, Jan. 9th, 9pm to Saturday, March 9th, 5pm

P.O. Box 5099, Fort Lee, VA 23801-0417

Scholarship Value: Up to $2,000
Awards Available: Unspecified

Award Deadline: March 9, 2019

The objectives of the Southside Virginia Chapter Scholarship Program are to recognize graduating high school seniors for academic achievement and to provide financial assistance up to $2,000 so that they may accomplish their future baccalaureate educational goals.

• Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in the final half of his/her school year, or a high school graduate within six months of the application deadline.

• Applicant must be entering a field of study leading to a degree from an accredited college/university.

• Applicant must live/attend a school within 50 miles of the Southside Virginia Chapter mailing address (Fort Lee, Virginia).

• Applicant must provide three (3) full copies of their application packet. Each copy will include:

o Completed Application with Essay

o Transcript – A minimum of one Official transcript and two additional copies. Transcripts should verify SAT and/or ACT test scores.

o Two letters of recommendation from: (1) high school principal, academic dean, or guidance counselor and (2) high school teacher

• Note that proof of college acceptance will be required before disbursement of the scholarship check to the recipient.

Applicant’s scholastic achievements, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and career/academic goals will all be considered and must be documented in letters of recommendation and summarized on the form. A selection panel will review all applications received and select the scholarship winner(s). Scholarships will be presented to the student(s) at an ASMC luncheon meeting. The award presentations and names of recipients will be publicized at chapter meetings, in the newsletter, and ASMC journal.

All copies of completed official forms, certification of scholastic achievement, and letters of recommendation must be received at the following address no later than March 9, 2019. Applications postmarked with the date of the deadline will be accepted. Late submissions will not be considered.

Southside Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Military Comptrollers

ATTN: Scholarship Chair (Rebecca Guzowski) P.O. Box 5099 Fort Lee, Virginia 23801-0417

Link to online scholarship application

Palmer Merritt Scholarship Award ($1,000 for Male Student Attending an HBCU)

Thursday, Nov. 15th 2018 at 12am to Monday, April 1st, 12pm

P.O. Box 5045 Fort Lee, VA 23801

Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 1
Award Deadline: April 1, 2019

Fort Lee (Virginia) Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is offering a $1,000 Palmer Merritt Scholarship Award to a male graduate of the Class of 2019 who will be attending an HBCU.

All completed scholarship packets must be postmarked by April 1, 2019 and mailed to:

FLAC Awards Committee Chairman

Attn: Ollie Brown

P.O. Box 5045

Fort Lee, VA 23801

The Achievement and Awards Committee will review all scholarship packets and will select one winner from Petersburg High School.

To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must:

  1. Be registered to attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)
  2. Have a GPA of 2.5 or above
  3. Submit transcripts showing GPA and class ranking
  4. Submit a typewritten biographical sketch including educational plans and career goals
  5. Submit evidence of participation in extra-curricular activities and community service activities
  6. Submit evidence of leadership ability and examples of proven leadership experience
  7. Submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  8. Submit a letter of recommendation from a community leader
  9. Provide the name(s) of his parent(s)/guardian(s) and siblings, if any
  10. Provide his address and telephone number
  11. Provide any additional material or information for the Awards Committee to consider

Upon entering the HBCU, the awardee must provide the committee confirmaton of the enrollment from the Admissions Office no later than September 30, 2019. If proper documentation is not provided, the scholarship will be forfeited. Payments will be made directly to the HBCU, under the recipient's student ID number.

Please contact Mr. Ollie Brown with questions or (804) 712-3346.

DEADLINE HAS PASSED--AXA Achievements Scholarship

Monday, Oct. 1st 2018 at 12am to Friday, Dec. 14th 2018 at 11pm

This is an online event.

The AXA Achievements Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

How to apply

  • The 2019 program year is now open until December 14, 2018 or until 10,000 applications are received.
  • For more information and to apply, click here.

Fifty-two (52) students will each receive a $10,000 scholarship. One recipient will be selected from each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

From among these 52 recipients, ten (10) will be selected to receive an additional $15,000 scholarship. These national AXA Achievers will each be awarded scholarships totaling $25,000.

Approximately 300 students will be selected to receive a $2,500 scholarship.

Specific award amount - either $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 - will be determined by Scholarship America.

A student may only receive one AXA-sponsorsed scholarship.

Every AXA Achiever's high school - no matter the amount of their scholarship - will receive a grant of $1,000.

Apply at

DEADLINE HAS PASSED--Burger King McLamore Foundation

Monday, Oct. 15th 2018 at 12am to Saturday, Dec. 15th 2018 at 5pm

This is an online event.

Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2018 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.7 million to more than 3,400 students in North America.

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 (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.

The application period for the 2019-2020 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2018 and closes Dec. 15, 2018. Click below to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply!

DEADLINE HAS PASSED--Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society Scholarships and Book Awards

Thursday, Nov. 1st 2018 at 9pm to Thursday, Jan. 10th, 11pm

Pi Lambda Theta Scholarship Committee, 8301 Eden Street, Richmond, VA 23228

The Virginia Area Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education is offering two college scholarships in the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars each and two book scholarships of five hundred dollars each to deserving students who need financial assistance in order to attend the college/university of his or her choice.

Click HERE for the Scholarship and Book Award Applications

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • enroll as a 12th grade student in a public or accredited private high school as of September, 2018

  • attend school in the City of Richmond or Petersburg, or the counties of Henrico, Hanover, or Chesterfield

  • have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • show leadership ability

  • plan to continue his or her post-secondary education in an accredited institution of higher education to earn a degree in the field of education

Application requirements include the following:

  • a completed application form

  • a transcript for the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades and a copy of grades for the first grading period of the senior year

  • three reference letters

  • an essay entitled, “Why I Want to Become a Teacher,” including why you need the Pi Lambda Theta Scholarship

  • a personal interview

The application package must be postmarked by Thursday, January 10, 2019 and sent to:

Mrs. Edwina Richmond, Co-Chairperson

PLT Scholarship Committee

Pi Lambda Theta -VA Area Chapter

8301 Eden Street

Richmond, VA 23228

Click HERE for the Scholarship and Book Award Applications

DEADLINE HAS PASSED--Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship

Friday, Nov. 30th 2018 at 11:45pm

This is an online event.

Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 20
Award Deadline: November 30, 2018

Scholarship Qualifications

Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented). Recipients must also be available to attend the 37th USHLI National Conference in Chicago, IL, from February 14-17, 2019.

Recipients will receive two non-renewable scholarships – a conference scholarship to attend the 37th USHLI National Conference and an academic scholarship ($1,000 for a 4-year institution or $500 for a 2-year institution) for undergraduate students. The application is due November 30, 2018, at 11:59 PM CT.

Go to Scholarship Application:
Dr Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship

DEADLINE HAS PASSED--James Cox Student Photography Scholarships

Thursday, Nov. 15th 2018 at 5pm

This is an online event.

Scholarship Value: $2,500
Awards Available: 11
Award Deadline: November 15, 2018

High school students applying for these scholarships must have completed one year at an accredited high school (student must therefore be a sophomore or older) and should have taken at least one photography or related art class.

College or technical school students applying for these scholarships must have completed one year at a recognized college, university or professional school (student must therefore be a sophomore or older), and have taken courses in photography or photojournalism.

Graduate students applying for a scholarship should be enrolled in a journalism or photojournalism program.

High school, college and graduate students should have at least one semester remaining at time of award.

Go to Scholarship Application:
James Alan Cox Student Photography Scholarships

Important Notes:

A) All submissions must be via the internet. We will not accept applications by mail.

B) Label all files that will be submitted/e-mailed with the applicant's name.

C) The applicant must be a United States citizen.

D) The applicant's school must be in the United States.

E) The scholarship award must be used at the beginning of the next semester.

F) Otherwise it will be forfeited and given to an alternate.

G) A student may only receive one James Alan Cox Foundation scholarship in a given year.

Note: Parental approval is required for students under 18. Please see accompanying form.

Go to Scholarship Application:
James Alan Cox Student Photography Scholarships

DEADLINE HAS PASSED--Real World Design Challenge Scholarships

Saturday, Nov. 17th 2018 at 5pm

This is an online event.

Scholarship Value: $50,000
Awards Available: 7
Award Deadline: November 17, 2018

The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual high school competition run by a public-private partnership with the goal of sustainably increasing the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. The partners are focused on working within the context of the American educational system to transform STEM education in the United States by providing professional science and engineering and learning resources to students and teachers.

The RWDC began in 2008 through a partnership between industry, government, academia, and non-profit. The partners were committed to bringing a program to schools that brought professional engineering resources into the classroom and could scale to every school in the United States. The partners brought together $263 million in resources and began working with governors to build an infrastructure of states to scale across the United States. The first year, ten states participated. And we have added states every year.

Every teacher that participates in the RWDC gets $1 million in professional engineering software along with training, curriculum materials, and access to mentors. Teams of 3-7 high school students use these resources to solve an engineering challenge that is currently faced by industry.

Students first compete in a state level Governor's Cup. The team with the best design is invited to Washington, DC to compete in the national finals.

The Challenges have all been focused on the aerospace industry so far, but as the RWDC grows, we will add other content areas as well. We are constantly looking for new partner organizations, states, and school teams to participate.

Go to Scholarship Application:
Real World Design Challenge Scholarships

DEADLINE HAS PASSED--Elks Most Valuable Student Competition

Thursday, Nov. 15th 2018 at 5pm

This is an online event.

Scholarship Value: $4,000 to $50,000
Awards Available: 500

Award Deadline: November 15, 2018

The 2019 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

A) Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
B) Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
C) High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
D) Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Go to Scholarship Application:
Elks Most Valuable Student Competition

A) The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2019 competition.
B) Male and female students compete separately.
C) Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students 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 in an accredited U.S. college or university.
D) The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 2019 500 national winners in late April 2019. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)
The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they'll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.

Go to Scholarship Application:
Elks Most Valuable Student Competition

DEADLINE HAS PASSED... The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

Monday, Oct. 1st 2018 at 3pm to Wednesday, Oct. 31st 2018 at 5pm

This is an online event.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 30th class in 2018, the Foundation has provided over 6,000 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $66 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The application is open! Students who will be graduating in the 2018-2019 academic school year may apply here through Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Please click the box below for our eligibility requirements.

DEADLINE HAS PASSED... Accounting Excellence Scholarship

Tuesday, Oct. 30th 2018 at 5pm

Mail Application to: VSCPA Richmond Chapter P. O. Box 2658 Glen Allen, VA 23058

Apply for a $500 Scholarship at

Eligibility and Requirements

  • 12th Grade Student
  • Currently enrolled in, or has taken one College Level Accounting course
  • 3.0 or higher Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Essay

The following weights will be assigned to the various requirements: 1. Teacher’s Recommendation on School Letterhead (49 percent) 2. Essay (31 percent) 3. GPA (20 percent)

Download the application HERE

DEADLINE HAS PASSED--University of Virginia Scholarships

Thursday, Jan. 31st, 12am to Monday, Feb. 4th, 12am

This is an online event.

Multiple Scholarships have been set aside for students from Petersburg High School who are attending the University of Virginia. There is no application for these awards, please see the criteria below.

Edward Cooke Scholarship Fund: The University of Virginia has received a gift of more than $1.3 million from the estate of educator Edward Cooke to fund scholarships for needy students, particularly students from the Petersburg area.

George E. Hamovit Memorial Scholarship: Need-based scholarship, renewable each year, given to a student from Petersburg, VA who attended Petersburg High School.

Sarah Seward Scholarship: Awarded to graduates of Petersburg High School for one year. Recipients are chosen by the Petersburg School Board.

Simon Seward Scholarship: Awarded to graduates of Petersburg High School for one year. Recipients are chosen by the Petersburg School Board.


Monday, Sep. 17th 2018 at 12am to Thursday, Feb. 14th, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

Scholarship Value: $5,000

Awards Available: One

Award Deadline: February 14, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Find Complete Rules and Eligibility Guidelines Here!

What are the essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?

This year we are asking you to dig deep and make your scholarship essay personal. A citizen comes in many shapes and sizes. Some serve their community by voting and participating in political events. Others serve through entrepreneurship or philanthropy. We want to know what you think makes a good citizen in your community. We encourage you to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples (including current events), and well-researched facts into what you write. A good essay will demonstrate how citizenship is not an abstract idea, but is, in fact, action inspired by constitutional principles. We can’t wait to see what citizenship looks like in your community!

Find Complete Rules and Eligibility Guidelines Here!