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Lincoln Lane Scholarships
$5,000
The Lincoln-Lane Foundation welcomes applications from any high school or college student who is a resident of the Tidewater area of Virginia and meets the following guidelines: A) US Citizen or Permanent Resident. A copy of Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151, I-551, or I-551C) is required. B) GPA of 3.0 or higher C) Financial Need D) Applying to, or currently attending, a 4-year college or university in the United States If you meet these qualifications, we invite you to submit an application. APPLICATION In addition to the application, the following items must be submitted: A) 2 letters of recommendation B)...
Deadline
Nov 14, 2022
The Lincoln-Lane Foundation welcomes applications from any high school or college student who is a resident of the Tidewater area of Virginia and meets the following guidelines:

A) US Citizen or Permanent Resident. A copy of Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151, I-551, or I-551C) is required.

B) GPA of 3.0 or higher

C) Financial Need

D) Applying to, or currently attending, a 4-year college or university in the United States

If you meet these qualifications, we invite you to submit an application.

APPLICATION

In addition to the application, the following items must be submitted:

A) 2 letters of recommendation

B) Photograph taken within the last twelve months

C) Essay in your own handwriting as detailed in the application

D) Copy of parent(s)' prior year 1040 federal tax return with any schedules filed and student's prior year tax return, if applicable.

E) Official transcript of your scholastic record with SAT/ACT scores if applicable

F) A copy of your verified Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA

G) Copy of Alien Registration card, if applicable

A paper copy of the completed application and the required items listed above must be submitted to the Foundation by regular U.S. mail postmarked by November 15. (If November 15 falls on a weekend, it is student's responsibility to have the application postmarked prior to November 15.)
Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation Scholarships
$3,000
The Community Foundation is proud to assist deserving students in our area in obtaining financial assistance for attending the college of their choice. We offer several scholarship funds that grant income annually for this purpose. 1) Amherst County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Fund Provides scholarships for Amherst County High School seniors 2) Appomattox County Education Foundation Fund Provides scholarships to Appomattox County High School seniors 3) Altavista EMS Scholarship Fund Provides scholarships to students from Altavista High School, Gretna High School, and Faith Christian Academy who are interested in the field of medicine or pursuing training in a trade 4)...
Deadline
Sep 14, 2022
The Community Foundation is proud to assist deserving students in our area in obtaining financial assistance for attending the college of their choice. We offer several scholarship funds that grant income annually for this purpose.

1) Amherst County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for Amherst County High School seniors

2) Appomattox County Education Foundation Fund

Provides scholarships to Appomattox County High School seniors

3) Altavista EMS Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to students from Altavista High School, Gretna High School, and Faith Christian Academy who are interested in the field of medicine or pursuing training in a trade

4) Barnard Family Health and Wellness Fund

Provides scholarships for area students seeking higher education in health care related fields that support MSK health

5) Bedford County Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors graduating from Bedford County high schools

6) Beth Johnson Boatner Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for E. C. Glass High School seniors

7) Jane Barringer Bowen Educational Fund

Provides scholarships for E.C. Glass High School seniors who pursue studies in Theatre Arts or English

8) Dorothy M. Brooks Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to students at Randolph College who are Lynchburg residents

9) Daniel Christian Nursing Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to Appomattox County High School seniors interested in nursing

10) Leonard and Eudora Coleman Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to Altavista High School seniors

11) George and Gladys Costan Family Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to seniors at Lynchburg City high schools

12) Dunbar High School Legacy Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors from Heritage and E.C. Glass High Schools

13) Donald and Virginia Farmer Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors at Nelson County High School

14) Jill Gardner Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors at E.C. Glass High School who have artistic talent with formal instruction in Art

15) Wally Gilbert Fund

Provides scholarships for senior athletes at Heritage High School

16) Glass/Heritage Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors from Heritage and E.C. Glass High Schools

17) Edward Christian Glass Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors from E.C. Glass High School who are pursuing a degree in Education

18) Mary L. Gregory Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors from Amherst County High School

19) Ted Hapgood Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for full-time employees at C. B. Fleet

20) Sallie Holland and Wesley Peters Hicks Math Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors from Beford County high schools or seniors from Carolina County High school who plan to major in Math or math related fields

21) Edwin Nelson James Jr. Memorial Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors from E. C. Glass High School

22) Troy Kiger Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors from E. C. Glass High School

23) Ella M. Lawless Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to members of Heritage United Methodist Church

24) Edith B. Lee Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships through Lynchburg Retired Teachers Association

25) Dr. Gordon K. Leonard Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors of Amherst County High School who are interested in a career in health care

26) Mario Luongo Memorial Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors of Appomattox County High School participating in a varsity sport

27) Lynchburg Academy of Medicine Alliance Fund

Provides scholarships through the Lynchburg Academy of Medicine Alliance

28) Lynchburg Area Ministerial Association Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors from Lynchburg City Schools

29) Martin Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors at Appomattox County High School

30) Robert J. Miller Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors from Rustburg High School and Heritage High School

31) Walker and Mary Raine Pettyjohn Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to area high school seniors

32) C. W. Seay Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors from Lynchburg City high schools

33) Marguerite F. Singleton Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors at Amherst County High School

34) Brad Sowers Memorial Art Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for art students at Altavista High School

35) Louise L. Terrell Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors from Bedford County high schools

36) Trench Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors from Heritage High School

37) Valley View Residents Scholarship Fund

Provides Nursing Scholarships for Lynchburg College seniors

38) VSU Alumni Chapter of Central Virginia Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for seniors from area high schools
Tom Eaton Scholarship
$1,500
Tom Eaton was an active and invaluable member of the MAHSC board. In his spirit, the Tom Eaton Scholarship was established in 2008 to help defray educational expenses for one exceptional college student pursuing a degree in any horticultural field. This award also includes a three-day registration to attend the following year's MAHSC. Attendance at MAHSC is encouraged, but not mandatory, and travel reimbursement will be made for recipients living more than 50 miles from MAHSC. The scholarship check will be submitted directly to the college to be applied to the student's account; travel reimbursements are payable to the scholarship...
Deadline
Oct 30, 2022
Tom Eaton was an active and invaluable member of the MAHSC board. In his spirit, the Tom Eaton Scholarship was established in 2008 to help defray educational expenses for one exceptional college student pursuing a degree in any horticultural field. This award also includes a three-day registration to attend the following year's MAHSC. Attendance at MAHSC is encouraged, but not mandatory, and travel reimbursement will be made for recipients living more than 50 miles from MAHSC. The scholarship check will be submitted directly to the college to be applied to the student's account; travel reimbursements are payable to the scholarship recipient.
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;The Virginia Horticultural Foundation (VHF) awards College Scholarships for students pursuing careers in the green industries. Students of horticulture, arboriculture, nursery & greenhouse production, floriculture, forestry & urban forestry, landscape architecture/design, turfgrass management, or other horticultural fields are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

A) College student attending an accredited university or college in Virginia (full-time or part-time)

B) Pursuing a degree in Horticulture, Arboriculture, Nursery & Greenhouse Production, Floriculture, Forestry & Urban Forestry, Landscape Architecture/Design, Turfgrass Management or any related horticultural field

C) Accumulated 9 credit hours in this major

D) Minimum GPA of 3.0 or above

E) Previous scholarship recipients of a VHF Scholarship are not eligible

F) Recipient must allow VHF to publicize the student's name, degree pursued and college attendance information and provide a recent photo to be posted on website, Facebook and any other promotional material.

G) This award also includes lodging and a three-day registration to attend the following year's MAHSC.
Kids' Chance of Virginia Scholarships
$1,000
Kids' Chance of Virginia (KCVA) provides college scholarships to the children of Virginia workers who have been killed or severely or fatally injured in a workplace-related accident. KCVA awards as many scholarships as the current year's funding will allow. We encourage any student between the ages of 16 and 25 who fits the eligibility requirements below to apply. Scholarship applications are due by May 1st. Eligibility If you are a student who fits the criteria listed below, please consider applying for a scholarship through Kids' Chance of Virginia! You are: A student between the ages of 16 and 25 A...
Deadline
Apr 30, 2023
Kids' Chance of Virginia (KCVA) provides college scholarships to the children of Virginia workers who have been killed or severely or fatally injured in a workplace-related accident.

KCVA awards as many scholarships as the current year's funding will allow. We encourage any student between the ages of 16 and 25 who fits the eligibility requirements below to apply.

Scholarship applications are due by May 1st.

Eligibility

If you are a student who fits the criteria listed below, please consider applying for a scholarship through Kids' Chance of Virginia!

You are:

A student between the ages of 16 and 25

A child of a parent whose work related injury caused a significant decline in family income and circumstances

A student who plans to pursue a post-secondary or trade school education in the Fall semester

Application

Applications can be filled online, or by submitting the following document in full to info@kidschanceva.org.

To complete your online application, you will still need to email the following documents:

1. Most current transcript of grades and college/technical school transcripts available

2. Student Aid Report (SAR)

3. Brief description of accident

4. Death certificate of deceased parent

5. Current medical reports, including disability slip on injured parent

6. First report of injury of parent

7. Two letters of recommendation
Thomas A. Hughes Scholarship
$1,000
Students may apply for the Thomas A. Hughes Scholarship Award. This scholarship is designed for a student who: A) Is a resident of Virginia B) A graduating senior who has been accepted into a college or university granting a baccalaureate degree C) A current member of a TSA chapter that has demonstrated leadership potential and has the desire to become a educator with certification in technology education. This is a $1,000 scholarship. The Thomas A. Hughes Scholarship Award Application is due February 1st of each year.
Deadline
Jan 31, 2023
Students may apply for the Thomas A. Hughes Scholarship Award. This scholarship is designed for a student who:

A) Is a resident of Virginia

B) A graduating senior who has been accepted into a college or university granting a baccalaureate degree

C) A current member of a TSA chapter that has demonstrated leadership potential and has the desire to become a educator with certification in technology education.

This is a $1,000 scholarship. The Thomas A. Hughes Scholarship Award Application is due February 1st of each year.
Nicholas Braswell Strong Roots Scholarship
$500
The Richmond Defense Firm strives to serve and defend the citizens of the Richmond area and has developed a strong connection with the people and places of eastern Virginia. It takes time, effort, and patience to build a nurturing relationship with one’s community. In today’s world, there are so many opportunities to live a transient life, to move from place to place and never settle down. Many of us seek a sense of community, but there’s usually a small group of people really working to build that sense of unity in the place that we call “home.” As day-to-day life...
Deadline
Aug 30, 2022
The Richmond Defense Firm strives to serve and defend the citizens of the Richmond area and has developed a strong connection with the people and places of eastern Virginia.

It takes time, effort, and patience to build a nurturing relationship with one’s community. In today’s world, there are so many opportunities to live a transient life, to move from place to place and never settle down. Many of us seek a sense of community, but there’s usually a small group of people really working to build that sense of unity in the place that we call “home.”

As day-to-day life becomes increasingly digital and experiences become increasingly “remote,” discussion about what it takes to build healthy communities becomes more and more important. We are proud to sponsor the Strong Roots Scholarship and Essay Contest as a way to promote discussion about the meaning of community in the digital age and as a way to sponsor educational opportunities for individuals who are dedicated to building strong communities where passions and careers can take root.

This essay contest and the associated $500 scholarship is open to individuals throughout the country who are enrolled in any accredited post-secondary institution during the 2021 – 2022 school year.*

Criteria for Eligibility and Selection

To be eligible for the Strong Roots Scholarship, essay contestants must adhere to the following criteria:

A) All candidates must be currently enrolled (or planning to enroll) in an accredited post-secondary program, which includes: community colleges, private or public undergraduate colleges, and universities, private or public graduate degree programs, law programs, and business programs.*

B) All candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.

C) All candidates must possess an interest in community building, as demonstrated by their essay and resumé.
1890 Scholars Program
$40,000
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The program awards scholarships to students to attend one of 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. What does a scholarship under the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program provide? A scholarship under the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program provides: A) Full tuition; B) Employment with the USDA during the summer and after graduation; C) Employee benefits while employed with USDA; D) Fees; E) Books; F) Use of a laptop computer, printer, and software while on scholarship; G) Room and board for...
Deadline
Jan 31, 2023
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The program awards scholarships to students to attend one of 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.

What does a scholarship under the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program provide?

A scholarship under the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program provides:

A) Full tuition;

B) Employment with the USDA during the summer and after graduation;

C) Employee benefits while employed with USDA;

D) Fees;

E) Books;

F) Use of a laptop computer, printer, and software while on scholarship;

G) Room and board for each of the 4 academic years.

What are the eligibility requirements for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program?

Eligibility requirements for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program are as follows: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. certificate and are starting their first year of college for a bachelor's degree. (Note: Since this program is intended to increase the number of students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines at participating institutions, currently enrolled bachelor-level students in these institutions are not eligible to apply.)

Applicant must:

A) Be a U.S. citizen;

B) Be an entering freshman;

C) Hold a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate;

D) Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better;

E) Have a combined verbal/math score of 1,000 or more on the SAT or a composite score of 21 or more on the ACT;

F) Attend one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions;

G) Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines;

H) Demonstrate leadership and community service;

I) Apply for admission to the institution(s) of his or her choice;

J) Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official's signature;

K) Sign all applications (original signature only);

L) All application materials must be postmarked no later than February 1st and sent to the institution(s) selected by the applicant to attend.
Roothbert Fund Scholarships
$7,000
Albert and Toni Roothbert established the Roothbert Fund to assist those in need of financial aid to further their education. Based in New York City, the Roothbert Fund operates as a volunteer organization. Through scholarship, The Fund supports fellows' graduate or undergraduate study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates motivated by spiritual values. A) Seeking candidates whose daily actions are guided by spiritual motives B) Preference for graduate students and undergraduates with one year of college completed C) Preference to candidates who reside in or attend schools in these states: Connecticut, District of...
Deadline
Jan 31, 2023
Albert and Toni Roothbert established the Roothbert Fund to assist those in need of financial aid to further their education. Based in New York City, the Roothbert Fund operates as a volunteer organization. Through scholarship, The Fund supports fellows' graduate or undergraduate study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates motivated by spiritual values.

A) Seeking candidates whose daily actions are guided by spiritual motives

B) Preference for graduate students and undergraduates with one year of college completed

C) Preference to candidates who reside in or attend schools in these states: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

D) Grants are typically $5,000 to $7,000 and may be renewed for subsequent years.

Application At a Glance

While the deadline is February 1st each year, applicants may apply starting November 1st each year. Awards are announced in late April, and grants are mailed to the grantees' institutions in August.

To successfully apply for a scholarship from the Roothbert Fund, applicants must submit the following materials:

A) The Roothbert Fund Application Form

B) A scanned copy of an official transcript from the applicant's current or most recent institution.

C) Three autobiographical essays

D) Three letters of recommendation

The application contains more detailed information. You can save an application in progress.
Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship
$5,000
The Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002 by the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show, Inc. (MANTS). This scholarship serves to memorialize Mr. Akehurst who served the horticultural industry as one of the founders of MANTS. In addition to his thirty plus years as Executive Vice-President of MANTS, Mr. Akehurst serves as Executive Secretary of the Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association, the Maryland Nurserymen's Association Horticulture Research Foundation, Maryland Christmas Tree Growers, American Conifer Society, and Maryland Greenhouse Growers' Association. MANTS, an association formed from the state nursery and landscape associations of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, has established...
Deadline
Sep 01, 2022
The Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002 by the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show, Inc. (MANTS). This scholarship serves to memorialize Mr. Akehurst who served the horticultural industry as one of the founders of MANTS. In addition to his thirty plus years as Executive Vice-President of MANTS, Mr. Akehurst serves as Executive Secretary of the Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association, the Maryland Nurserymen's Association Horticulture Research Foundation, Maryland Christmas Tree Growers, American Conifer Society, and Maryland Greenhouse Growers' Association.

MANTS, an association formed from the state nursery and landscape associations of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, has established this scholarship with the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) with the belief that the strength and future success of the horticulture industry lies in the solid education of today's students. MANTS' establishment of this scholarship is a reflection of Mr. Akehurst's firm belief that education begets one the opportunity to achieve. Through this scholarship, MANTS will provide scholarship opportunity to qualified students to help ensure the continuity of the nursery and landscape profession.

One scholarship up to $5000 is available for the 2022-2023 school year

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must

A) Be a resident of one of the three MANTS member states: Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia. Attendance at an institution within these states is not mandatory

B) Be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate landscape/horticulture program or related discipline at a two or four year institution

C) Be enrolled in good standing and carry a full-time course load at the time of application and during the semesters for which the scholarship is granted

D) Have a minimum grade point average overall of 2.7 based on a scale of 4.0, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 in their major

E) Have at least a junior standing in a four-year curriculum or senior standing in a two-year curriculum as of the fall semester of scholarship application year.

F) Preference will be given to applicants who plan to work within the industry (including nursery operation, landscape/architecture/design/construction/maintenance, interiorscape, horticultural distribution, or retail garden center) following graduation.

G) Previous Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship award winners are eligible for additional funding and may reapply for the scholarship.
Got a Spine Scholarship
$500
To be eligible for the Arctic Chiropractic "Got a Spine Scholarship" a student must: 1) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2023. 2) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2023. 3) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year. 4) Be a U.S. or Canadian resident. 5) Be attending a school in the U.S. or Canada by October of 2023. 6) Submit answers to the essay questions no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day of the deadline. *Note that you can be enrolled...
Deadline
May 01, 2023
To be eligible for the Arctic Chiropractic "Got a Spine Scholarship" a student must:

1) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2023.

2) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2023.

3) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.

4) Be a U.S. or Canadian resident.

5) Be attending a school in the U.S. or Canada by October of 2023.

6) Submit answers to the essay questions no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day of the deadline.

*Note that you can be enrolled in any field of study.
Odenza Vacations College Scholarship
$500
To be considered eligible for the Odenza Vacations College Scholarship you must: 1) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2023. 2) Submit an answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the May 1st, 2023 deadline. 3) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. 4) Be a resident of the United States or Canada. The scholarship winner will be announced roughly 6 weeks after the deadline and will be posted on this website immediately after. All applications must be received by 11:59 pm ET on the day of...
Deadline
Apr 30, 2023
To be considered eligible for the Odenza Vacations College Scholarship you must:

1) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2023.

2) Submit an answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the May 1st, 2023 deadline.

3) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

4) Be a resident of the United States or Canada.

The scholarship winner will be announced roughly 6 weeks after the deadline and will be posted on this website immediately after. All applications must be received by 11:59 pm ET on the day of the deadline. No late applications will be reviewed.
Review It Scholarship
$1,000
Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu are active philanthropists who avidly support a variety of organizations such as: Children Mending Hearts, Cedars Sinai, the American Red Cross, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Children's Action Network, GenArt, AVIVA, Project Angel Food, Center Dance Arts, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Obesity, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Help for Orphans, the American Red Cross, P.S. Arts, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Art of Elysium, Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis, Children's Action Network and the Music Center. Student Eligibility To be eligible for the Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu "Review It" Scholarship...
Deadline
May 14, 2023
Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu are active philanthropists who avidly support a variety of organizations such as: Children Mending Hearts, Cedars Sinai, the American Red Cross, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Children's Action Network, GenArt, AVIVA, Project Angel Food, Center Dance Arts, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Obesity, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Help for Orphans, the American Red Cross, P.S. Arts, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Art of Elysium, Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis, Children's Action Network and the Music Center.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for the Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu "Review It" Scholarship a student must:

1) Be attending college or university no later than September of 2023.

2) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.

3) Be attending or planning to attend a school in the US.

4) Submit answers to the essay questions no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day of the deadline.