SCHOLARSHIPS  2018 –  2019


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Scholarship Hub is a new, local resource for high school seniors to locate scholarships. This central site includes some of the same financial assistance opportunities found on your high school guidance departments’ pages but can be searched by criteria, such as career, college major, GPA, and extracurricular activities.

Scholarship Hub is updated on a regular basis during the school year. Please visit frequently for the most current list of scholarships. The school division will make every effort to ensure that Scholarship Hub is accurate.

Guidance department sites will have other scholarships listed that are linked to specific colleges and universities, and other focused awards.

Check out the Scholarship Hub for the latest listings or stop by the KFHS Guidance Office!


“…Senior Awards Night Will Be May 15, 2019…” 

Previous Scholarship postings:

Fill out a scholarship request form to request an application for the scholarship(s) you are interested in.  Be sure to include the scholarship number on your request form.  Return the request form to the folder on the Scholarship Bulletin Board.  Applications will be delivered to the student.

Seniors Log onto Mr. Baxter’s Google Classroom for Scholarships by using the following code: e7g47z


Senior Awards Night






1.The Gates Scholarship



Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From 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)

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.


An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

Apply Online At:


Deadline to Apply: September 18, 2018













 2. The Cooke College Scholarship Program

The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities.

This highly competitive scholarship includes:


  • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school.
  • Ability to pursue any area of study.
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid.
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the student experience.




Apply Online:



Deadline to Apply:  November 20, 2018







3. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2018-2019 academic school year
  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees – based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility
  • Will receive high school diploma during current academic year
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

Applicants may not be:

  • Children or grandchildren of employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.
  • International students (with the exception of students at DoD schools)
  • High school graduates
  • Temporary residents




Information and Application:



High school seniors may apply through Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.









4.  The Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs

One Scholarship. Endless Opportunities.

As one of the nation’s largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.



For Detailed Information and Applications:




Deadline to Apply:  October 25, 2018








Required documents:

  1. A completed Norfolk State University admissions application. See below for further information;
  2. A completed DNIMAS scholarship application.
  3. An official high school transcript or an official transcript from any community college or university;
  4. An official SAT or ACT score from your high school to the DNIMAS office;
  5. Three letters of recommendation, one from each group below:
  • principal, counselor, or advisor
  • science or mathematics teacher
  • community resident who is not a relative
  1. An essay (500 words minimum) discussing your career goals, how you plan to obtain your goals, and why you want to be a part of the DNIMAS Program;
  2. If you are a higher education applicant, please provide a résumé, and two letters of recommendation from your advisor and science instructor;
  3. Proof of admission to NSU is also required, (e.g., a copy of the confirmation admittance letter received from NSU’s Admissions office), but it does not have to be included at the time your DNIMAS application package is submitted.

Both the FAFSA ( School Code: 003765and the NSU Application must be completed before a scholarship offer can be made to you. NSU Financial Aid

An admissions committee will evaluate and select scholarship recipients based on these documents.  Eligible applicants will be required to attend an interview session. Decisions of the admission committee are final and cannot be appealed.  Applicants will be notified in writing regarding their selection by March 1.

Apply Online:::



Deadline to Apply::: December 15, 2018





 6. Jefferson Scholars Foundation’s 

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION The Jefferson Scholars Foundation seeks to attract to the Grounds of the University the most promising student leaders in the world, individuals who demonstrate superior potential for providing exceptional contributions to the University as students and to the world at large as alumni of the University. In granting the awards the Foundation will have regard for the ideals of excellence exhibited by Thomas Jefferson:

1) Leadership ability 2) scholarship ability 3) responsible citizenship

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY No one may apply directly to compete for Jefferson Scholarships. To be eligible a candidate should: 1) Be a member of the current graduating class of a school eligible to nominate a student to compete for a Jefferson Scholarship as determined by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation AND be selected by his or her school as the nominee from that senior class. Every secondary school in the Commonwealth of Virginia may nominate a student to the competition. Additionally, selected secondary schools in sixty-one regions outside the Commonwealth are invited to put forth nominees. Candidates nominated by their schools agree not to apply under a binding early decision plan to any college or university.


Be selected through the at-large process by the University of Virginia Admission Office, which requires applying to U.Va. By the Early Action Deadline (November 1).


Total value of the scholarship exceeds:

  • $280,000for non-Virginian students
  • $150,000for Virginian students

The Jefferson Scholar Stipend in 2018-2019 will exceed:

  • $62,000for non-Virginian students
  • $31,500for Virginian students
  • Jefferson Scholars’ stipend includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board, and personal expenses.


One KFHS Student will be chosen by the King’s Fork High School Scholarship Committee to represent our School.


Deadline to submit all Material to Mr. Baxter:  November 15, 2018





7. Colonel James L. Graham Memorial Aviation Scholarship

Award Amount: $12,000

Requirements to apply for the scholarship are:

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Virginia, be between the ages of at least 16 years old and 20 years old (parent/guardian approval if under the age of 18 years).
  • The applicant must obtain an FAA Third Class physical examination and receive his/her medical certificate.
  • The applicant must have a valid student pilot certificate with TSA background check; this is not required at the time of application but must be provided prior to being awarded the scholarship.
  • The application must be completed and signed, and all supporting documents must be included at submission.
  • The applicant must have attained a Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 in the last full year of school.
  • The applicant must submit a completed essay of between 300 and 500 words explaining why he/she has a passion to learn to fly, or why he/she wishes to pursue a career in aviation. Applicant may also include any personal compelling reasons why he/she believes he/she is the best candidate for the scholarship award.
  • List of volunteer or community work, job experience, club membership and other extracurricular activity.
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from a person well-known to the applicant, but not a relative, must be received with the application. Preferably, one of these letters should be from a person in the aviation industry.
  • Young Eagles should state when and where they took their Young Eagles flight.
  • Complete solo flight or achieve pilot certificate within one year of receiving scholarship.
  • Applicant to submit a proposed flight plan including a statement describing how the scholarship would be spent,to include flight training intent through a flight school, name of Certified Flight Instructor (if known), when training will begin and end and proposed frequency of training. The flight plan will be reviewed by the VABA Board (which is comprised of pilots and flight instructors) to ensure it is effective but will not constitute who is awarded the scholarship.


Applications will be evaluated based on academic performance, the written essay, and letters of recommendation


Deadline to Apply:  October 15, 2018







 8. Kenneth R. Scott Aviation Scholarship


Award Amount: $3,000.00


In order for your application to be considered, you must be a Virginia high school senior, have at least a 3.50 unweighted GPA; be planning a career in the field of aviation, and must be enrolled or accepted into an aviation-related program at an accredited college. It is also necessary for you to:

  1. Complete the attached application.
  2. Have your guidance counselor or other high school official sign all required certifications.
  3. Attach an official copy of your current high school transcript and a copy of acceptance letters or other verification of enrollment or acceptance into a post-secondary institution.
  4. Attach to the application a typed, double-spaced essay (350 word minimum/500 word maximum) on the subject: “Why I Wish to Pursue a Career in Aviation.”
  5. Attach recommendation letters (no more than three) and a typed (one-page maximum) sheet listing both school related and extracurricular activities demonstrating accomplishments and leadership capabilities.
  6. Mail all documents to: VAOC Scholarship, c/o Virginia Department of Aviation,

Attn: Betty Wilson, 5702 Gulfstream Road, Richmond, VA 23250-2422.

The deadline for receipt of applications with all documentation is Friday, March 9, 2019. Applications will be evaluated as follows: 35% Scholarship (GPA), 30% Essay, 20% Accomplishments and Leadership and 15% demonstrated financial need for scholarship.







9. John R. Lillard Aviation Scholarship Program Application

Award Amount:  $3,000.00


In order for your application to be

considered, you must be a Virginia high school senior, have at least a 3.50 unweighted GPA; be planning a career in the field of aviation, and must be enrolled or accepted into an aviation related program at an accredited college. It is also necessary for you to:

  1. Complete the attached application.
  2. Have your guidance counselor or other high school official sign all required certifications.
  3. Attach an official copy of your current high school transcript and a copy of acceptance letters or other verification of enrollment or acceptance into a post-secondary institution.
  4. Attach to the application a typed, double-spaced essay (350 word minimum/500 word maximum) on the subject: “Why I Wish to Pursue a Career in Aviation.”
  5. Attach recommendation letters (no more than three) and a typed (one-page maximum) sheet listing both school related and extracurricular activities demonstrating accomplishments and leadership capabilities.
  6. Mail all documents to:

VAOC Scholarship, c/o Virginia Department of Aviation, Attn: Betty Wilson, 5702 Gulfstream Road, Richmond, VA 23250-2422.

The deadline for receipt of applications with all documentation is Friday, March 9, 2019. Applications will be evaluated as follows: 35% Scholarship (GPA), 30% Essay, 20% Accomplishments and Leadership and 15% demonstrated financial need for scholarship.







 10. Willard G. Plentl Aviation Scholarship Program


Scholarship Requirements

The Willard G. Plentl Aviation Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, will be awarded to a Virginia High School senior who is planning an aviation career in a non-engineering area. A certification of acceptance into a non-engineering, aviation-related postsecondary education program is required. Examples of non-engineering aviation careers include (but are not limited to) pilots, aviation maintenance technicians, aviation managers, etc. Scholarship applicants must have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.5. One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded each year and is not renewable.

To Apply:

  1. Complete the attached application
  2. Have your guidance counselor or other high school official sign all required certifications.
  3. Attach an official copy of your current high school transcript and a copy of acceptance letters or other verification of enrollment or acceptance into a postsecondary institution.
  4. Attach to the application a typed, double-spaced essay (350 word minimum/500 word maximum) on the subject: “Why I Wish to Pursue a Career in Aviation.”
  5. Attach recommendation letters (no more than three) and a typed (one-page maximum) sheet listing both school-related and extracurricular activities demonstrating accomplishments and leadership capabilities.
  6. Mail all documents to: Plentl Scholarship, c/o Virginia Department of Aviation, Attn: Betty Wilson, 5702 Gulfstream Road, Richmond, VA 232502422.
  7. Deadline for application: March 18, 2019








11. The 2019 Young Designers’ Scholarship Competition



The Young Designers’ Scholarship Competition is a house design contest for high school students interested in drafting, architecture or home building. The competition is open to any student enrolled in a public or private secondary school in Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Southampton County, Suffolk, Virginia Beach or the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Any high school or technology center located in one of the aforementioned geographic areas is eligible to apply for a grant of up to $1,000, to be used for an equipment or material purchase for the school’s drafting/design program. To apply for the grant, you must fill out the Equipment Grant Application, including a statement of why you feel your program deserves/needs the grant and how you would use it.

Click the links to find the 2018 competition criteria and student information form.





Deadline: 5 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2018 Call TBA for more information (305-9018) or e-mail






 12. SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes

Who can enter?

High school seniors or college undergraduates (no GPA or financial need requirement).

How often can I enter?

Starting September 10, 2018, students can enter online once during each entry period.

How are winners chosen?

Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about October 29, 2018, until May 13, 2019. 30 total winners will be chosen at random during this time period.

Other Sweepstakes Details

  • Entries are being accepted now. The first drawing will occur on or about October 29, 2018; subsequent drawings are approximately every two weeks thereafter until on or about May 13, 2019.
  • Free to enter — eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need
  • Entrants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, 13 years of age or older, and have a permanent residence in one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia (D.C.)
  • Eligible colleges: U.S. Department of Education Title IV eligible, two- or four-year public or private college or university located in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (D.C.)
  • Scholarship check will be payable to the winner’s college of attendance
  • Read the Official Rules for the 2018–2019 Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes


Enter Online:







This scholarship program is designed to attract exceptional in-state students to U.Va.  They are looking for students who will add to the diversity of the University community.  They hope this award, covering full tuition for four years, will make it easier for these students to attend U.Va. All in-state applicants will automatically be considered for this award.  The most competitive applicants will demonstrate through the UVA supplement of the common application that they have special talents, unique personal characteristics, and/or pressing needs which will assist them with their objective to recruit and retain a diverse student body.  Academic merit, leadership, service and citizenship are primary considerations.  A student must also satisfy at least two of the following conditions:

  • have a history of overcoming disadvantage
  • be a first generation college student
  • be a member of an underrepresented minority or ethnic group
  • be a member of a low-income family
  • reside in a rural or inner-city location
  • have been raised in a single parent household

Student’s interested in UVA and being nominated for this award should contact Mr. Baxter in Guidance.

Deadline to Be Nominated: November 14, 2017








 14. Walter N. Ridley Scholarship

Awards for First Year Students

The selected Ridley Scholars demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership activities and community service. Typical winners come from the top 5% of their class, excel in a number of Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses, and score in at least the 90th percentile on the SAT or ACT. In addition, these students are involved in their schools and communities, leading student organizations and immersing themselves in service projects.

Students who receive these awards (and maintain good grades) are eligible to receive up to eight semesters of support.

There is no application process for first-year scholarships.  Candidacy is based on a student’s application to the University.


Walter N. Ridley Fund

The Ridley Flagship Scholarship is the original scholarship endowed by black alumni of UVA. In the past 30 years, it has grown from a small book scholarship to a full tuition-and-fees award for incoming first-year students. It is reserved for exceptional African-American students residing in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Student’s interested in UVA and being nominated for this award should contact Mr. Baxter in Guidance.

Deadline to Be Nominated: November 14, 2017





15.Patient Advocate Foundation  “Scholarship for Survivors Program”

Applications for 2019-2020 Academic Term

Scholarship for Survivors is a program designed to support young adults whose educational pursuits have been tragically disrupted due to the cost of care centered around their cancer diagnosis or chronic illness.

The purpose of our scholarship program is to provide academic support to individuals that are legal residents of the United States of America, who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer, a chronic, or life threatening debilitating disease.

On behalf of Patient Advocate Foundation’s Board of Directors and Scholarship Review Committee, we thank you for your interest in our 2019-2020 Scholarship for Survivors program.  Download and view the full application using the buttons below.  The application deadline for submission for the 2019-2020 school year is February 23, 2019.

Undergraduate Application

Graduate Application


Eligibility Requirements

 Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States of America under the age of 25. Applicant must have been diagnosed with and/or been actively treated for a chronic, life threatening or life debilitating disease within the past five years. Applicant must be a full-time student pursuing an Associate degree or higher. Applicant must complete Scholarship for Survivors application in full (Part A-F).  Applicant must write an essay on how their diagnosis has impacted their lives and future goals (1000 word maximum). Applicant’s treating physician must complete Diagnosis Verification Form. Applicant must provide two letters of recommendation from non-related persons (examples: teachers, coaches, community leaders). Recommendation letters must be submitted on business letterhead and include signatory’s contact information within the letter. Applicant must provide an OFFICIAL high school or college transcript; whichever is applicable. (Screen shots will not be accepted) Applicant must submit completed financial form (Part F) that will demonstrate financial need and include a copy of the first two pages of tax return for the individual claiming student as a dependent. If a tax return was not filed, please provide an official letter of non-filing from the IRS and complete the Declaration of No Income Form.







The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.  The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools that are in good standing with their State Boards of Education. The student selected as the schools’ DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of dependability (which includes truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality); service (which includes cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others); leadership (which includes personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility); and patriotism (which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation) to an outstanding degree.

If your Good Citizen chooses to participate in the essay contest and is selected as our Chapter winner they will receive a $500 scholarship and will be eligible for consideration for District or higher awards.


Complete the following in outline format: (These may be completed at home and typed.) A. List your high school activities, including offices held; awards received; athletic, music, journalism, drama, science and/or other participation; and areas of special interest. B. Describe briefly how your efforts to serve your community (home, school, place of worship, etc.) have been effective or have made a difference. C. Express your future plans, education and career goals, and aspirations in life. D. List extracurricular activities, scouting, 4-H, explorers, after-school or summer jobs, hobbies, etc. E. Describe briefly why you feel the four qualities of a DAR Good Citizen: Dependability, Service, Leadership and Patriotism are important and how you have tried to exhibit those qualities in your life and in your relationships with others.

  1. include a transcript provided by the school, which is complete through the end of 11th grade and lists the subjects for which the student has enrolled for the 12th grade.
  2.  include two letters of recommendation from close adult associates (other than family) such as a minister, an employer, a scout or 4-H leader, a teacher, coach, music instructor, guidance counselor, etc. Have the two letters of recommendation returned to you to be submitted with your entire entry. The letters of recommendation should include:
  3. Identification of the writer along with a home or business address.
  4. Relationship with the student and length of time he or she has known the student.
  5. The student’s qualities, which make the student an appropriate candidate for consideration.

*Only one student from KFHS will be selected to represent our school.*

Deadline to Submit to Mr. Baxter: October 12, 2018




18.  JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest



The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate.



  • The contest deadline is January 18, 2019.
  • Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count.
  • Essays must be the original work of the student.
  • John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy are not eligible subjects for essays.
  • Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. See Contest Topic and Information and Helpful Tips for Writing Your Essay for more information.
  • Essays about past recipients of the Profile in Courage Award will be disqualified unless they describe an act of political courage other than the act for which the award was given.
  • Essays about the senators in Profiles in Courage will be disqualified.
  • Essays must have a minimum of five sources

Essay Submission

  • Students have the choice of either submitting their essay online (preferred) or of mailing their essay. All students must complete and submit a registration form online for student and school information. For instructions on how to submit your essay, see Registration and Submission.
  • Mailed in essays for the 2019 contest must have been postmarked by January 18, 2019.



Deadline to Submit Essay:  January 18, 2019






19.  The N C State Park Scholarship

Selection Criteria

Park Scholars are selected on the basis of academic merit, exemplary character, exceptional potential for leadership, and the sense of promise that they may one day make contributions of enduring importance to the betterment of the human condition. The goal of the selection process is to identify young people who demonstrate high academic achievement and leadership, as well as those with unusual aptitudes, uncommon talents and special gifts of creativity or entrepreneurial acumen. Financial need is not a consideration.

To be eligible for a Park Scholarship, candidates must:

  • be United States citizens or permanent residents, and
  • apply for fall, first-year admission into a baccalaureate program at NC State.

At every stage of the selection process, the Park Scholarships selection committees evaluate candidates on four criteria: scholarshipleadershipservice, and character. The Selection Committee considers demonstrated achievement as well as evidence of future potential. Students selected as Park Scholars exhibit the following behaviors:


  • Desire to master subjects and seek learning experiences outside the classroom;
  • Take the most challenging courses available at their high schools;
  • Have excellent academic standing and strong standardized test scores; and
  • Are curious.


  • Assume formal leadership roles such as team captain, student body president, and other elected officer positions in the school or community, OR show exceptional success or aptitude in endeavors such as Science Olympiad or fields such as music, art, creative writing, or mathematics;
  • Listen well and influence and support others by setting good examples; and
  • Take risks and champion new, original ideas.


  • Show concern for others by identifying needs and working to meet them; and
  • Find a way to improve life for those around them.


  • Set positive examples for others and have the personal fortitude and integrity to do what is right, even when they are in the minority; and
  • Demonstrate the highest levels of integrity, honesty, and conscientiousness.


Only two students will be endorsed from KFHS 

                                                                                               Deadline to Submit Materials to Mr. Baxter:    October 11, 2018




21.  Verto Global Scholars Program

Spend your first semester of college traveling the world.

High school can be a grind. Why not consider doing something a little different before going back to the classroom?

Verto offers the only international gap year experience that partners with colleges to give full class credits so you can graduate in four years.

Through Verto you can take a semester (or year) to figure out who you are and see the world while earning general education credits. When you are accepted into Verto, you are simultaneously accepted into at least one of Verto’s partner schools with a guaranteed slot for admission in the following spring or fall. That way you don’t have to worry about applying to college or transferring credits when you get back.

Even better, Verto was designed to give students the opportunity to see new countries while graduating in four years at the same cost, if not less, than your typical semester of college. We’ve designed a program where traveling actually saves you money.

When your students apply to Verto for free, they just check off the boxes of each college they’re considering, and we will get them an admissions answer within just a few weeks. Then they (and you) are done!

Even better, enrollment into the Verto Global Scholars Program before November 15results in an automatic $1,000 scholarship toward their degree. Students can confirm their eligibility by applying today.

To speed up the process, share this email with them. They can reply to this email and schedule their interview this week. We’ll talk about how they can make travel the path of least resistance to your college degree.

With Verto, get a:

  • Faster college admissions answer (for free)
  • More affordable freshman year
  • Semester or year abroad with full credit

Just a reminder that your students will receive a $1,000 scholarship by enrolling in Verto before November 15. Our free application should be step 1 in their college admissions process, since it also serves as the expedited application for all of our partner colleges. Students then travel with us for a semester or two knowing that every credit counts toward their degree:

This is the best way to earn a more affordable degree while traveling. Please encourage your students to apply today.

Want to learn more before you recommend Verto? RSVP to join us for an online info session on Thursday, October 11 at 8:30pm ET.




22.  The ESA Foundation



The ESA Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and continues to award numerous scholarships annually. You do not have to be an ESA member to apply for a scholarship, and our application process is 100% online. View a list of last year’s scholarship winners.
The applications for 2019-20 academic year scholarships are open. Submit your application before December 15, 2018 to qualify for one of three Early Bird scholarships.Applications are due February 1, 2019 (11:00 CT). All students will be notified whether or not they received a scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year in May 2019. Sign up for reminders when scholarship application deadlines are approaching.



Scholarship Search Online:







23. Disney Dreamers Academy

About the Academy:
A 4-Day Event, A Lifetime of Success

Let Your Dream Change Your Life

Each spring, 100 exceptional young people arrive at the Disney Dreamers Academy with ambition, excitement and hopes for the future. Four days later, they return home with the motivation, guidance and skills to help make those dreams come true.

Join Us – #Be100

Apply today for our 2019 Academy class (March 21 – March 24, 2019) by October 31, 2018.

Why Attend?

  • Get energized by mentors like Steve Harvey who blazed their own trails to success.
  • Expand your horizons at career workshops.
  • Develop skills—like interviewing, networking and even dressing for success—that give you an edge in the workplace.
  • Receive complimentary airfare, hotel accommodations and theme park tickets for yourself and a parent or guardian.


How Can You Apply?

Applicants must be high school students between 13 and 19 years old.
Completed applications for our 2019 class are due October 31, 2018.

Find out more and apply.

Apply by October 31, 2018




24.  Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship


To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior;
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;
  • Show leadership potential;
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • Present evidence of financial need;
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.

The required components of the Jackie Robinson Foundation application are:

  • The online application, which includes four essay questions;
  • A professional, hi-resolution digital photo (headshots only, in a JPEG format) – you may submit a high school senior graduation photo;
  • One letter of recommendation (e.g. a teacher, a mentor, a guidance counselor, an employer);
  • SAT or ACT scores: If you have taken the SAT or ACT more than once, please enter your best scores from each test. NOTE: JRF does not consider the writing scores as part of your examination.


Apply Online:

Deadline to Apply:  February 1, 2019






25. Burger King Scholars Program

Dollar Amount: Up to $50,000



Applicants must meet the following criteria:

BURGER KING® General Track – Available to all high school seniors who meet the criteria below.
Note: Employees, spouses or domestic partners of employees, and children of employees who meet eligibility requirements for the General and Employee-Based Track will be considered for an award in both tracks, but if selected, will receive only one award.

Applicants must-

  • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2019-20 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico



Please Apply Online:



Deadline to Complete Online Application:  December 15, 2018






26. The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program


Award Amount: $20,000




In order to be eligible for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program, the applicant must:

  • Be entering college in the Fall of 2019 as a Freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree.
  • Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win).
  • Not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director.


Please Apply Online:



Deadline to Apply Online:   December 14, 2018






27. The 2018-2019 Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Program


18 scholarships are available to public, private, and home school 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 Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson.

The Foundation will award one $2,000 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship to students whose essays are judged to be the first place and second place winners in each of Virginia’s eight public high school regions.



Any junior or senior in a Virginia public or private high school or home school may apply. The student should not have received a Lee-Jackson scholarship in the past and must be a resident of Virginia who plans to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the United States as a full-time student. Students who intend to enroll in a community college must plan to enroll in the college transfer program of the community college. The contestant should demonstrate the natural ability to succeed in college and have a sincere desire to attend. Financial need is not a consideration.


Deadline to Submit Application to Mr. Baxter:  January 24, 2019








Award Amount: $1, 500.00

Background Information: Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated™ is a unique organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of African American Veterans whose service during World War II demonstrated to America that the criteria for responsible citizenship are character and achievement rather than ethnic origin. Although incorporated in Washington, D.C., the organization consists of many chapters and a National Museum at Moton Field, AL. The Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation is located in Los Angeles, CA.


Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be students of accredited high schools who have graduated or will graduate in the school year 2018 – 2019. Additionally, applying students must have a GPA of at least three points (3.0) on a four-point scale.



Deadline to Submit Application and Other Information: January 18, 2019





29.  Hollins University Garvel Creative Writing Contest

On behalf of Hollins University, I am pleased to share that Kings Fork High School has been nominated for participation in Hollins University’s inaugural Gravel Creative Writing Contest. Designed to recognize students with an interest in creative writing, the Gravel Creative Writing Contest celebrates multicultural literature specifically. Gravel invites submissions from young women in rising 10th – 12th grade. The deadline to be considered for this opportunity, November 1, is quickly approaching.

Gravel is Hollins University’s multicultural literary magazine that works to create an inclusive environment and focuses on issues related to race, ethnicity, national identity, disability, regionalism, economics, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Three contest winners will be selected and will receive:

  • $5,000 renewable scholarship to Hollins awarded through the Creative Talent Scholarship program
  • Publication in Gravel
  • Private on campus visit sponsored by the Office of Admission which will include the opportunity to read their work at the Gravel Launch Event, an overnight with a current student and Gravel board member, and class visitation curated to represent the English concentration in multicultural literature at Hollins.

Online Submission:

Deadline to Submit Application & Writing: November 1, 2018




30.  46th Annual Debutante-Beautillion Scholarship Program


Scholarship is one of the core principles by which Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded upon on the campus of Howard University in 1920. Your child is cordially invited to participate in the 46th Annual Debutante-Beautillion Scholarship Program sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated- Epsilon Theta Zeta Chapter, Suffolk Virginia. Since 1970, this chapter has donated over $100,000 in scholarships to students across Hampton Roads. Participation in this program provides the opportunity for high school seniors to increase funds for scholarships. Students will also be engaged in workshops and activities that will engage them leadership and community service. If you agree to have your son/daughter participate in this auspicious event, please note the following obligations and expectations:

  • One-time non-refundable participation fee of $125.00 be due on or before December 14, 2018
  • Mandatory participation in one activity/workshop per month (November–April)
  • Plans to attend college or university (verification of acceptance required before receipt of scholarship award)
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.2 (copy of unofficial transcript)
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from teacher, guidance counselor, clergyman, band/choral/orchestra/drama teacher, or coach/athletic director
  • Typed essay from the student detailing his/hers future goals, aspirations and endeavors (not to exceed 500 words)
  • Enclosed application and return it by November 5, 2018.






31. Radford University Nancy Necessary Pridemore and GeorgAnne Voland Buck Freshman Scholarships



Students must present a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale) and combined SAT’s of 1100 (or higher) or an ACT of 24 (or higher) and demonstrate an outstanding level of achievement in theatre through a presentation of an audition or portfolio and interview. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA at RU and good conduct to renew the scholarship each year.


Tuition Award: $3,000
Renewable for three additional years
Total award for over four years: $12,000


Tuition Award: $1,400 (first year only)

Students will be considered for these scholarships if the provide a complete application for admission to the University by mid-January of their senior year in high school. Applicants will be sent a scholarship packet requesting essays, letters of recommendations, and a listing of extracurricular activities, community service, honors, and awards to all qualifying applicants. Selected finalists will participate in an interview process at RU.

Apply Online:


Admissions Deadline:  January 23, 2019





33.  STEM Promise Program at TCC


My name is Jaedda Hall and I am the STEM Promise Program Coordinator at Tidewater Community College. I’m happy to announce that beginning November 1 we will be accepting applications for our 2019 STEM Promise Scholarship Program. As you may recall, the TCC Women’s Center STEM Promise Program is designed to boost the number of women and minority students achieving STEM degrees. Scholarships cover the full cost of tuition for 2 academic years.

The program covers six eligible degree programs in technology, engineering and mathematics-related disciplines. Our 2017 and 2018 scholars are currently working towards degrees in engineering, computer science and information systems technology. Also, to ensure the students get on the right track and stay there, we are also providing specialized advising and Women’s Center programs in STEM career exploration and mentoring.


Up to 20 more students will be awarded scholarships for fall 2019. Please share the attached flyer with students and families! Also, please contact me if there is an upcoming STEM-related event at your school or community where we could spread the word!


Visit for additional details.


Deadline to Apply:  March 1, 2019





Award Amount:  $5,000.00


  1. Scholarship Guidelines
  • You must be a high school senior residing in Chesapeake, Eastern Shore of Virginia, Franklin, Southampton County, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk or Virginia Beach.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must have a demonstrated need for monetary assistance.
  • You must pursue a four-year degree beginning in the fall immediately following your high (Please see VII. “Recipient selection” for information pertaining to two-year school graduation community college.)


Deadline: Applications must be Postmarked or received by March 1, 2019.





35. College Board Opportunity Scholarships

I’m thrilled to introduce the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a $25 million commitment to encourage more students to take the steps necessary to get into college. This first-of-its-kind national scholarship program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Students have the chance to earn scholarships when they:

  1. Build their college list.
  2. Practice for the SAT.
  3. Improve their SAT score.
  4. Strengthen their College list.
  5. Fill out the FAFSA
  6. Apply to College

We hear from students and families across the country that getting into college is an overwhelming and complicated process. They’re hungry for a simple guide that tells them what to do and when to do it. The six steps highlighted by College Board Opportunity Scholarships help students plan by making a good starter list of schools, prepare so they can take their best shot at getting in, and pay for college by earning scholarships and applying for financial aid.

Beginning with the class of 2020, we’ll be awarding scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000.

This isn’t your typical scholarship program. It doesn’t require an essay or an application, and it doesn’t have a minimum GPA or SAT score requirement. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are different. The program is open to all students who attend high school in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories.


The College Board Opportunity Scholarships were designed to save counselors time by providing simple guidance to all kids. By taking each step, students can show college admission officers their resourcefulness and grit beyond test scores alone, while being rewarded along the way.

Our message today to all students, not just those at the front of the class, is that they can be a scholar and that they can go to college. We’re asking all students to step up no matter where they stand, no matter where they’ve been.

Students can begin today by signing up on our site. The first step is to make a starter list of six colleges they want to attend. Just by making that list, they earn a chance for a $500 scholarship.

  1. Build Your College List: $500

Get started by exploring colleges you’re interested in.

  1. Practice for the SAT: $1,000

Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® to get ready for test day.

  1. Improve Your Score: $2,000

Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT score.

  1. Strengthen Your College List: $500

Make sure your college list has a mix of academic safety, fit, and reach schools.

  1. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000

Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid.

  1. Apply to Colleges: $1,000

Apply to the schools you want to attend.

Complete Your Journey: $40,000

Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship.





36. Norwich University Take the Lead Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunity

 Here at Norwich, we want to reward those students who are on top of all things college with a special $2,000 “Take the Lead” Scholarship.

Here’s how it works:

  • Complete an online applicationfor Fall 2019 enrollment.
  • Send in any required supplemental items (i.e. high school transcript, test scores).
  • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and include Norwich University – 00369200.

That’s it! Students that complete these easy steps by December 15, 2018, and are accepted, will earn an additional $2,000 for the next four years. That’s equivalent to $8,000 towards a Norwich education!





38.  Air Force ROTC Scholarship


Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) can offer you a world renowned scholarship for up to four years in college if you have what it takes. Here are the requirements for you to be competitive:

*Be a U.S citizen, and a person of good moral character

* Be a high school senior or graduate with zero college credits

*Attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (from freshman to junior year of high     school)

*Achieve a SAT composite score of 1240 or an ACT score of 26

Contact: Charlotte Gold Bar Admissions & Scholarship Representative 2d Lt Aboubacar Baro (614) 632-7994

Visit  for more information.


Deadline to Apply:  January 31, 2019




39.  Flavorful Futures Scholarship

We are looking for fun and unique candidates for our Flavorful Futures Scholarship. Sparkling Ice® is awarding FIVE $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures. If this sounds like one of your students, tell them to apply today!

The application deadline is February 15, 2019 and winners will be announced in Spring 2019. Apply now at

General Requirements:

Visit for full list of requirements. 

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
  • Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.
  • Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale (high school/home school seniors).
  • We support applicants in a vocational/trade, 2-year, or 4-year program.


Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019






40.  SLT Performing Arts & Education Scholarship 2018-2019 APPLICATION

Award Amount:  $1,000.00

Criteria for Applicants

  1. Must have been accepted or will be attending an accredited two or four year college or university as a full-time student.
  2. Must use the scholarship for the academic year it was awarded; starting with the Fall semester of said year.
  3. Must possess “above average” scholastic, academic and extracurricular achievements.
  4. Must have traits that exemplify high moral character (i.e. honesty, self respect, reliability, self control, personality, service, patriotism and responsibility).
  5. Should also possess leadership ability and be actively involved in school and community activities.
  6. **IF home-schooled, additional criteria may need to be met – including, but not limited to – scholarship funds will be disbursed AFTER the first semester transcript. 7. Applicants may only apply once.




Deadline to Submit Application: March 22, 2019






41.  ECPI High School Merit Scholarship Program


Scholarship Eligibility

All high school seniors planning to attend ECPI University are eligible to apply.

Scholarship Availability

We offer a limited number of scholarships each year to students pursuing an Associate

of Science or Bachelor of Science Degree. Scholarship applications must be submitted

by Recipients may also apply for all other Financial Aid programs.

Application Requirements

Scholarship application must include:

  • Scholarship application (must be complete and legible)
  • Official high school transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a teacher or counselor)
  • Typed personal essay (250 words minimum) explaining your reasons for pursuing

higher education at ECPI University








42.  The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia

 History Essay Contest for College Scholarship


Award Amount:  $3,000




Any Graduating Virginia High School Senior who has been admitted to a four-year college or university in the Commonwealth of Virginia which he or she plans to attend in the fall of 2019, is eligible to enter the essay contest.




Deadline to Submit Application & Essay: March 15, 2019




43. Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association Foundation Scholarship Essay Contest

Award Amouts: $2,500 & $1,000

The Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association Foundation’s mission is to promote the administration of justice, to educate the public about the importance of law in their daily lives, and to enhance the image of the legal profession in our local community. We believe that assisting local students bear the burden of their first year of college expenses provides an excellent opportunity for our organization. We welcome the opportunity to serve our community by giving back to those persons who will hopefully return to the area, becoming leaders and outstanding citizens of Hampton Roads. Your plans to work in the legal field have no bearing on the selection of the winners of the scholarships being offered.

Two scholarships, one in the amount of $2,500 and another in the amount of $1,000, will be awarded to deserving students at the NPBA’s annual meeting normally held in May. I hope you will review the enclosed materials and choose to submit an application. Enclosed is a description of the essay topic and a Scholarship Application. The awarding of this year’s scholarships will be based in part upon your essay and in part by other factors such as financial need, grades, school activities, and extracurricular activities. Your plan or lack of a plan to go into the legal or law enforcement fields has no bearing on the award of the scholarships. Please return your completed Essay and Application (with attached documents – see instructions on the Application) to us by 5 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2019. It is very important that applications be complete when submitted, including a number where you may be contacted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Please read the application carefully and please follow all instructions.

Web Site:

Application & Essay Submission Deadline:  February 28, 2019






44. Radford University Freshman Scholarships…

Nancy Necessary Pridemore and GeorgAnne Voland Buck Freshman Scholarships


Students must present a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale) and combined SAT’s of 1100 (or higher) or an ACT of 24 (or higher) and demonstrate an outstanding level of achievement in theatre through a presentation of an audition or portfolio and interview. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA at RU and good conduct to renew the scholarship each year.


Tuition Award: $3,000
Renewable for three additional years
Total award for over four years: $12,000


Tuition Award: $1,400 (first year only)

Students will be considered for these scholarships if the provide a complete application for admission to the University by mid-January of their senior year in high school. Applicants will be sent a scholarship packet requesting essays, letters of recommendations, and a listing of extracurricular activities, community service, honors, and awards to all qualifying applicants. Selected finalists will participate in an interview process at RU.

Apply Online

Web Site:


Deadline for Submission: January 23, 2019







Any Virginia high school senior, in good standing, who has been domiciled in Virginia since Sept. 1, 2018.


Candidates must be in good academic standing at any high school or equivalent level institution acceptable to the VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation.


NOTE: Children of VSGA, VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation and VSGA Foundation Board members are ineligible.




To Apply Online Go To:



Deadline to Submit Application: February 20, 2019






 46. PIT Student-Athlete Scholarship Program

The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament is pleased to announce the annual PIT Student-Athlete Scholarship Program. Scholarships of $4,000 will be awarded to a student-athlete from each of the Southside Hampton Roads cities, including: Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach. Each school may nominate one (1) student only. (Please include a photo of the nominee).

The scholarships will be awarded to special and unique individuals who:

  • Are definitely going to pursue higher education and have a need for financial aid;
  • Have made significant contributions to athletics;
  • Will not receive any financial assistance in the form of a full athletic scholarship or appointment to one of the military academies;
  • Have the respect of coaches, peers, teachers and community.

The Selection Committee of the PIT will select one individual from each city who best exemplifies the description above. Attributes of athletic participation, leadership, service and character will be considered.

  • Character – Reflects the qualities of honesty, integrity and courage;
  • Leadership – Possesses the capacity to lead and demonstrates the ability to provide direction that results in group achievement;
  • Scholarship – achieves above average grades, evidenced by proof provided by the nominating school that the student will be accepted by an institution of higher learning;
  • Athletic Participation – must have participated in a varsity sport for a minimum of two years including junior and senior years.



Application Submission Deadline:  March 15, 2019





47.  Scholarship Sharing Scholars

Become a Scholarship Sharing



Apply for our foundation awards.

Scholarships Accepted until Feb 28, 2019


Apply Here:




48.  S. Delois Mayes Scholarship Foundation

The S. Delois Mayes Scholarship is $2,000.00.  The amount may vary each year based on contributions and fundraising.

​​​​​​​​​​​Scholarship Criteria

In order to apply for the S. Delois Mayes Scholarship, you must be a high school senior currently attending one of the three public high schools in the city of Suffolk, Virginia.  Students applying for this scholarship may apply to any accredited college or university and major in any subject.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

– Applicants must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 at the time of the application.

– Applicants must submit a personal statement on perseverance and the importance of education (minimum of 300 words).

– Applicants must submit a statement about the cost of education.

– Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation.


Selection Process

– Applications will be available on December 1st each year and must be completed and submitted by February 1st the following year.

– A selection committee will review all applications received by the February 1st deadline.

– Selections will be made by April 1st.

– All Applicants will be notified by May 1st


Submission  Deadline:  February 1, 2019



49. UnderRecruited Preps $2,000 Student- Athlete Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. You may apply for this scholarship if you are currently enrolled and pursuing a high school diploma.
  2. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of your application.
  3. Continuing your athletic career at the next level. D1, D2, D3, NAIA, Junior College, or Prep School.


UnderRecruited Preps, the leading college athletic recruiting platform, is awarding a $2,000 scholarship to a top student-athlete looking to play at the next level.

Click the link below to apply and setup a recruiting profile to be entered into the scholarship sweepstakes.

In addition to a chance to win a scholarship, you can get noticed by over 50,000+ college coaches and use our proven recruiting software to find the college programs that are the right fit for you and make a college team.


Website: UnderRecruited Preps $2,000 Student-Athlete Scholarship


Deadline to Apply : January 6, 2019




50.  Virginia Credit Union Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,500

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicant must be a primary member of Virginia Credit Union (not just any credit union in Virginia) and must have joined VACU by December 1, 2018. Student must be the primary owner of a VACU account, not just a joint owner, and accounts must be in good standing. If you are unsure of your Virginia Credit Union membership status, please call (804) 323-6800 or (800) 285-6609 to verify it.
  2. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or equivalent, or a college student (rising freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior) at an accredited college or university. The applicant may be in an undergraduate program or in an associate’s degree program at a community college. Graduate students are not eligible.
  3. Applicant must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average.
  4. Applicant must take at least nine (9) credit hours per semester for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  5. VACU employees, directors, committee members, other volunteers and their families are not eligible. Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible.




Please Apply Online at:




Deadline to Apply Online:  March 1, 2019





51. The Coolidge Scholarship


The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited American college or university. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program.

Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school. Finalists are flown in for a finalist weekend at the Coolidge Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont where they interview with the Coolidge Scholars Finalist Jury. Recipients of the Coolidge Scholarship are notified of their award late in their junior year, before college application (note: current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Finalists who are not named Coolidge Scholars are eligible to receive a smaller, one-time, college scholarship



Please Apply Online:



Deadline to Apply Online:  January 23, 2019