College of Arts & Sciences
Privately Funded Scholarships
The following awards and fellowships are from external sources.
Amount: $3,000; 6 awards
Eligibility: Chartway Federal Credit Union (CFCU) established a scholarship open to all Chartway, HeritageWest, and SouthWest Community Members who are currently enrolled in varying levels of study, including those pursuing a graduate degree. Each applicant must have his/her own account or be the joint owner of an account prior to submission. The account must be in good standing--meaning owning at least one share of the credit union--by April 18, 2014. To apply or to learn more about this scholarship, please click on the title above.
Deadline: March 31, 2015
Eligibility: The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.
Deadline: June 15, 2015
Application: Application procedure and essay topic found on Abbott & Fenner webpage.
Amount: Varied (up to $2,500)
Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in the 2014/2015 academic year as full-time students in a course of study at an accredited four-year college or university that leads to a Bachelor's degree in one of the Science, Technology, Egineering, or Mathematics (STEM) disciplines that will prepare the student for a professional career supporting AFCEA's focus on military communications, electronics, information technology, and intelligence systems. Online students cannot participate.
Deadline: Applications post-marked no later than April 15.
Type: Essay Contest; Scholarship
Award: 1st Place Prize: $20,000, (3) 2nd Place Prizes: $2,000, (5) 3rd Place Prizes: $1,000, (25) Finalists: $100, and (50) Semifinalists: $50
Eligibility: Must be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student and write an essay based on Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged according to the guidelines.
Deadline: Entry Deadline - October 23, 2015
Application: No Application; submit essay on Essay Contest webpage.
Eligibility: Must be a student athlete and be a high school senior or attend a post secondary institute.
Deadline: June 19, 2015
Eligibility: Provides a $1,000 scholarship to a current undergraduate student who plans to attend law school in 2015. Eligibility criteria is based on the student's academic performance along with the quality of an essay that answers pre-set questions.
Deadline: July 15, 2015
Application: Submit applicatoin and essay online at The Clark Law Office website and review more detail on eligibility criteria.
Award: Varied; Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Information: visit CollegeScholarships.org
Amount: $2,500 (5 winners selected on each of 4 different dates: June 8, 2015, September 7, 2015, December 7, 2015, and March 7, 2016)
Eligibility: High school seniors or undergraduate students who plan to attend or continue attending an eligible college or university. Students only need to sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college to be automatically entered into the contest.
Deadline: Enter now through February 29, 2016.
Eligibility: This program benefits financially needy dependent children, spouses, and domestic partners of 9/11 victims. Only individuals registered with the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund are eligible to apply. For detailed information, review the Eligibility Guidelines and FAQs.
Deadline: Option 1: May 15 for full-time, full-year students; Option 2: Rolling Deadline - see Scholarship Webpage for more details.
Application: Submitted online with Families of Freedom ID on the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund webpage.
Type: Essay Contest; Scholarship
Amount: Five (5) winners. 1st prize: $5,000; 2nd through 5th prize: $1,000 each
Eligibility: Currently enrolled undergraduate college students are invited to apply by submitting an essay. Graduate or law students and high school seniors are not eligible to apply.
Deadline: December 15, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Application: Submit the entry form on the Scholarship Program webpage. Review essay topic on the webpage and complete an essay no shorter than 800 words and no longer than 2,000.
Type: Essay; Scholarship.
Amount: $1,000 - awarded twice per year.
Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in an accredited online degree program located in the USA with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Deadline: March 15 or October 15
Application: Download an official application from the GetEducated Online webpage.Write a 500-word essay on "What an Online College Degree Means to Me." Attach a copy of your most recent college transcript and a copy of your most recent FAFSA or 1040 tax return. Address for submission is on the application.
Award: $500 - $1,000
Eligibility: Current Undergraduate or prospective graduate students who will be enrolled in a communications-related field of study.
Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2015 for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Application: College Media Scholarship Application
Hazel Stone Memorial Scholarship (no webpage)
Award: Information on award amounts provided by scholarship organization.
Eligibility: Program assists Jewish, Christian women interested in evangelism. Applicants must have committed their life to serving Jesus Christ, be committed to going to Bible college or seminary and must display a financial need in affording college costs.
Deadline: Deadlines provided by awarding institution at the time of application.
Application: Applications are available by contacting Hazel Stone Memorial Scholarship, c/o Jews for Christ, 60 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94102.
Institute for Humane Studies
Eligibility: Students must major or minor in theatre or theatre education. Student must use the scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year following graduation from high school. Must be attending an accredited college or university to receive the award. It is understood that you may not have yet been accepted to college or university at the time of the application deadline; however, prior to prior to payment, you must show proof of acceptance to an accredited college or university. Payment is made directly to the college or university, not the student.
Deadline: March 27, 2015
Eligibility: All applicants must be currently pursuing a law related degree or be accepted into a legal program, must currently hold or anticipate a high school diploma or GED within the 2015-2016 school year, and currently hold a 3.0 or higher GPA.
Deadline & Additional Info: Completed applications must be submitted no later than June 15, 2015.
Application Materials: All applicants must complete the Legal Leaders Application and submit a 300 to 600-word essay on one of the following: (a) How will you make an impact on society once you earn your degree? (b) If you had the power to change a law: which would it be and why? (c) A defining moment in your life that made you want to pursue a law-related career. (d) A recent publicized verdict, settlement, or case in the news that you think was unfairly solved or portrayed. How would you have changed it? Additional documentation must be submitted with the application and essay. Review the http://www.consoleandhollawell.com/law-scholarship-2015/ for more details and a thorough FAQ.
Award: Two $1,000 scholarships per semester.
Eligibility: For any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in the fall, spring, or summer semester at any accredited American college, university, or institution of higher education.
Deadline & Additional Info: Applicants should email their essay of 400 words or more to LeScholarship@gmail.com. Submission deadlines are December 15 and May 15 every year.
Award: Amounts vary
Eligibility: Applicant must be diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder. Must currently be receiving medical treatment, including medications and psychiatric follow-ups. Must be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts, or school enrollment. NOTE: Correspondence and distance learning courses, online courses and non-credit courses are not covered under this scholarship. This scholarship is only available to U. S. citizens attending classes within the United States.
Deadline: Passed for 2015-2016.
Application: Completed application package includes an application form, essay, transcripts, recommendation forms from three references, and school financial requirements including a completed FAFSA. The application can be downloaded by clicking on the title. If you have any questions you may e-mail them at email@example.com. If you do not have internet access or you may contact them by calling 1-800-809-8202.
Lois Roulston Beach Suburban Republican Women's Club Single-Parent Scholarship
Eligibility: Must be a single parent continuing his/her education.
Deadline: April 15, annually
Additional info: submit completed Scholarship Applications to firstname.lastname@example.org, or email to Tonya Jones, Beach Suburban Republican Women's Club, 3845 Liberty Ridge, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.
Marine Corps Scholarships
Award: Contact for more details
Eligibility: The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides financial assistance to deserving sons and daughters of current or former United States Marines and to deserving sons or daughters of current or former United States Navy Corpsmen who have served with the United States Marine Corps, in their pursuit of higher education
Deadlines: For additional information please click on the title.
Application: For additional information please click on the title.
National Black MBA Association, Inc.
The NBMBAA Scholarship Program awards undergraduate students who demonstrate academic excellence and exceptional leadership potential and are actively involved in their local communities through service to others.
Award: up to $5,000
Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college and be recommended by a faculty advisor.
Deadlines: Deadlines have not been published, but the award application process for 2015-2016 opens on April 1, 2015.
Application: Please review the full details of eligibility and application requirements on the Scholarship Webpage.
Award: $10,000; $5,000; and $2,500
Eligibility: The Ron Paul Patriot, Liberty, and Freedom Scholarships are available to liberty-minded undergraduate students (excluding seniors) and high school seniors who have been accepted for the fall of 2015. Strict requirements apply, so be sure to review the Requirements Document.
Deadlines: March 23, 2015
Application: Applications will not be accepted prior to December 1, 2014. Any application postmarked before that date will not be considered. Any application received with a postmark after the deadline will not be eligible. Winners and award recipients will be announced on May 18, 2015 but will be notified in writing prior to that date. Studets must complete two essays from two separate sections.
Award: Matches Pell Grant maximum for approved aid year.
Eligibility: You are eligible for a Segal Americorps Education Award if you successfully complete your term of service with one of the following approved AmeriCorps programs in accordance with your member contract: (1) AmeriCorps State and National; (2) AmeriCorps VISTA; or (3), AmeriCorps NCCC. There are many more detailed eligibility criteria on the AmeriCorps website.
Deadline: No Application Deadline; completion of AmeriCorps service required.
Application: No Application; review the Segal AmeriCorps Education Program FAQs for more details on utilizing this award.
Type: Scholarship (Essay Contest)
Eligibility: Single mother enrolled in an accredited college or university.
Deadline:Passed for 2015-2016
Application: For information on eligibility criteria and access to the application, please visit the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers webiste.
Award: Contact for more details
Eligibility: Must be an incoming freshmen or current undergraduate student in any field of study. Recipients of the scholarships will be determined based on quality of work submitted.
Deadlines: For complete information on this program please click on the title.
Application: For complete information on this program please click on the title.
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship Program
Award: Contact for more details.
Eligibility: Program is open to high school seniors or individuals who plan to enroll or are enrolled in full or half-time undergraduate or full-time graduate coursework at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school. Students must be enrolled through Feb. 1 of the upcoming year. Applicants must have an annual adjusted income of $35,000 or less, and be a U S citizen or eligible non-citizen. Applicants must not currently be in default on any student loans.
Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title or call 1-800-537-4180; To download an application click here.
Award: Multiple $1,000 scholarships.
Eligibility: There are five different scholarship categories. Please review the VA-ACME Flyer for more information and details.
Deadlines and additional info: Deadline passed for 2015-2016. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Winners will be notified in March 2015 by phone and email.
Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA) and Donald A. Perry Foundation
Award: $1,000 to $3,000
Eligibility: Program awarding those students who demonstrate potential as a future leader in Virginia.
Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title or call 1-877-648-VCTA (8282).
Award: Three (3) $1,000 awards to undergraduate or graduate students.
Eligibility: Students must be enrolled at an accredited Virginia college or university studying government, political science, or law. The purpose of the scholarship is to reflect on the cause of good government and to promote political activism and savvy.
Deadlines & Additional Info: For 2014-2015, applications and essays must be submitted by March 14, 2015. Submit the Political Studies Scholarship Application Form, a 500-word, typed essay entitled, "Political Activism and the Role of the Republican Woman.", and a copy of your resume listing any relevant educational and professional interests and achievements.
Award (annual): $8,000 for Professionals; $6,000 for Graduate students; $4,000 for Undergraduate students.
Eligibility: Must be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists and art students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline.
Deadlines & additional info: Deadline passed for 2015-2016. For more information on eligibility criteria, please click on title.
Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP) – VTSLP’s primary purpose is to provide financial support to eligible students who are preparing to teach in one of Virginia’s critical shortage fields. For complete information on this program please click on the title.
White House Fellowships
Eligibility, advantages, deadlines & additional info: For more information please click on the title.
Deadline: Passed for 2015-2016
Eligibility: Must be a high school senior or college-age student whose permanent home is in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, active in church, and attained a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Deadlines & additional info: Applications due on the 15th of the month to be eligible for the following month's contest. Please click on the title for more details.