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***Note: First, go create yourself a new “free” email account (Yahoo, gmail, Hotmail, etc). It should be used for replies from scholarship searches & database results; this is in order to keep your personal email account protected. There could be SPAM from some of these sites.

Ron Brown Scholarships---Go to: when your senior year begins. The award: $10,000 per year to a minimum of 10 students. Leadership, community service, all fields. The deadline: November 1st and January 9th of the student's senior year of high school, see the WWW site. This is one of most prestigious scholarships and it's very, very competitive. Full Details are at the site. This site has a significant number of hyperlinks to other scholarship programs!

United Negro College Fund Scholarships---Go to: The UNCF is one of the major scholarship gateways. The awards are of varying amounts, and there are a great many under different names and with an array of requirements. Each scholarship program establishes deadlines, details are at the site.

Hispanic College Fund Scholarships---Go to: Major site for Hispanic students. Award amount varies, (i.e., last year: $2.4 million to over 600 students nationwide). Applications open mid December, and deadline dates range from January to July. Go to the website early & apply online. Also See: Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) - and visit:

Gates Millennium Scholarships---Go to: deadlines are early, act quickly each year to apply. Gates Scholars will receive funds in an amount to be determined by GMS based on financial need. The award will be based on the cost of tuition, fees, books, and living expenses for the academic year, as well as the availability of grants and other scholarships reported on the submitted financial aid award letter. The scholarship, for the undergraduate award, may be renewed annually based on satisfactory academic progress, full-time, and the timely submission of required documents. Support for graduate degrees may be pursued for the following fields: education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, science. Nomination material for the next application year will be available in November. Go to website for details. Deadline: paper=December and online=early January.

Raise the Nation---Go to: Student Loan Repayment Grant: This grant is awarded to professional single parent women with outstanding student loan debt who contribute to their community through volunteer work. Scholarship For Continuing Education: This scholarship is available to single parent women who would like to go to school or continue with their education, but have been denied sufficient resources. Child of a Single Parent Woman Scholarship: This scholarship is designed to reduce the financial burden of paying for college that single parent women face when they still claim their children as dependent on their taxes. There are Fall & Spring application periods, and income limits.

Siemens Foundation---Go to: (click on students) provides more than $2 million in college scholarships and awards each year for talented high school students in the United States. There are three phases to the Siemens Competition, and the initial phase applications are due October 1.

American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships (AICPA)---Go to: Minority undergraduate/graduate students studying accounting at a U.S. college with at least 30 credits completed. Awards up to $5,000, numerous winners annually. Deadline is 1 June. Go to website for GPA requirements and details.

Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships---Go to: (click on: apply online) The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has awarded nearly $23 million to more than 2,750 deserving Scholars between 1989 and 2003. Each year, the Foundation awards $20,000 to 50 National Scholars and $10,000 to 200 Regional Scholars from across the country. Application period=September1 to 31 October.

Ronald McDonald House Charities---Go to: of interest for: African American(RMHC/African American Future Achievers), Asian(RMHC/ASIA), Hispanic students(RMHC/HACER), and all others(RMHC Scholars). Application deadline: early February.

Xerox Technology Minority Scholarship and/or Internships---Go to: (click on Scholarship). This is a good scholarship for strong minority students studying in areas like chemistry, engineering, physics, and "tech" areas. The award amount: $1,000 - $10,000 (depending on tuition balance, academic excellence and classification). All applications must be received at the program office, with a postmark dated prior to 30 September of the current year.

NCAA Scholarships--(National Collegiate Athletic Association)---Go to: This is the major NCAA sports association with which student-athletes are associated. Awards are given in all sports categories, amounts truly vary. See this site for eligibility criteria. Awards are also available for sports-related study (such as sports journalism). Deadlines vary, as do the number of awards each year.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship---Go to: One of the most prestigious scholarships, shaped for students who intend to pursue a career targeted to public service or government. Graduate study should be a goal, with a portion of the funds directed there. You must be at least a college junior, and your college must nominate you. A "nomination package" must be created. The awards can reach as high as $30,000 over the years. Scholars selected are required to work in public service for a period of time following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds. A significant number of students are selected each year. Applications are available for download, and due in very early February.

Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education(VA ACME) ---Go to: Multiple military & family member scholarships each year with varying awards. Deadline: 31 December. Email questions to:

Junior Achievement Worldwide --- Go to: Junior Achievement provides scholarships through its network of nearly 150 offices in the United States. JA scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who have completed JA Economics or JA Company Program. A significant number of awards are included, and award amounts vary.

National Association of Hispanic Journalist---Go to: To help more qualified Hispanic students to move from the classroom to the newsroom. Numerous awards ranging from $1000 - $5000. For High school seniors, undergraduates and first-year graduate students who are pursuing careers as print, photo, broadcast or online journalists. Applications are generally available on the site all year, and deadlines run from Jan thru Mar.

Arts Recognition And Talent Search Awards---Go to: These awards are granted to high school or college students (17, 18 years of age) who show talent in dance, voice, music, art, photography, jazz, visual arts, writing, or other creative areas. You must audition or submit a portfolio or tape. The award is to be used for freshman year in college. Award amounts range from $100 to $10,000. Deadlines begin October 1 & run into spring.

High school juniors and seniors---go to:,,, and, complete the student profile for scholarships.

Society of Women Engineer Scholarships---Go to: SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women (freshmen through graduate students) admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. Last year, 130 new/renewed scholarships valued at more than $300,000. Opens December, deadlines vary for college students and HS seniors entering an accredited program.

Non Commissioned Officers Association--Go to Children and spouses of members of the Non Commissioned Officers Association. $900 - 9 academic awards to children of members; 4 academic awards to spouses of members. $1,000 - From among all applications, 2 special $1,000 grants awarded each year. The Mary S. Barraco Scholarship is presented to the student submitting the best essay on Americanism; the William T. Green Scholarship is presented to the student with the best high school academic record. Students must reapply each year through the Scholarship Fund for renewal consideration. Deadline: March 31.

TROA---Go to: The Retired Officers' Association Applicants for all programs must attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student. All loans, grants, and scholarships are designated for students seeking their first undergraduate degree. Opens: November, deadline: March 1 

FLEET RESERVE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS---Go to: FRA scholarships awarded to FRA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren. Apply at the site for an array of awards that provide varying amounts each. Opens: September, Deadline: 15 April

VADM E.P. TRAVERS SCHOLARSHIP/LOAN PROGRAM---Go to: (click Services, Education Programs) Sponsored by Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society. Grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 for an academic year, interest-free loans from $500 up to $3,000 (for an academic year) to the students' service member sponsors. One application form applies for scholarship and loan. PDF download applications open: October, deadline: 1 March. Also see the site for: Spouse Tuition Aid Program (STAP).

USAF Enlisted Members Dependent Children & USAF Sergeants Association International Auxiliary Members- AF Sergeants Association (AFSA) and the Airmen Memorial Foundation (AMF) joined together to conduct a scholarship program to financially assist the undergraduate studies of eligible, dependent children of the Total Air Force (i.e., Air Force Active Duty (AFAD), Air National Guard (ANG) , and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC)) enlisted members in active duty, retired, or veteran status. Scholarships valued $500 to $3000, students must attend an accredited academic institution, awards based on applicant's academic record, character, leadership skills, writing ability, versatility & potential for success. Financial need is not a consideration, open Nov 1 to 31 Mar

AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY GRANT PROGRAM---Go to The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program provides $2000 grants to selected sons and daughters of active duty, site lists all eligible personnel categories. Opens: November, deadline: mid-March, Awards announced: June. Also see the site for: Spouse Tuition Assistance Program (STAP).

Naval Academy---Go to: The Naval Academy gives young men and women the up-to-date academic and professional training needed to be effective Naval and Marine officers in their assignments after graduation. Look Early.

Army ROTC Four-Year Program---Go to: (follow Scholarships & Incentives) Army ROTC provides college-trained officers for the Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. The Army ROTC program is offered at more than 600 colleges and universities throughout the nation, and is the largest single source of Army officers. Application information and deadlines dates are on the site. For Navy/Marine Corps ROTC: For US Air Force: Or, use the following site to get to ROTC and/or military programs if you run into security issues:

National Youth Cutting Horse Association---Go to: To reward NYCHA youth for demonstrating outstanding leadership abilities, excellence in academics, involvement in school, community, and church, and involvement in the National Youth Cutting Horse Association. Awards vary from $1000-$5,000.

WOW, what a useful “Mega” site!---Go to: This is a good beginning “user friendly” site. The database is easy and large, a site for everyone. College, graduate school & postgraduate financial aid for African Americans, Aleuts, Eskimos, Hispanics, Micronesians, Native Americans, Polynesians, women, etc.

Morris K. Udall Foundation---Go to: US Federally supported program awards 80 undergraduate scholarships of up to $5,000 to juniors and seniors in fields related to the environment, and to Native American and Alaska Natives in fields related to Native health care or tribal policy. 50 students named "Honorable Mentions" to receive smaller awards. Opens: September 30, Nomination deadline: early March.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation---Go to: One year & renewable, scholarships for the children of active duty and retired marines. Deadlines: Early March for this years high school seniors, April 15 for all other applicants who previously graduated from high school. Awarding a record 1,250 scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year, average scholarship award is $3,500

National Merit Scholarship Corporation---Go to: or This site is a “MUST LOOK” for every high school student. An academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Achievement Program and/or the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund---Go to: merit-based scholarship competition, open exclusively to federal employees, their spouses, and their children. More than 400 students from across 26 regions will win scholarships ranging from $250 to $2,500. From this pool of 400, the top students in each region have the chance to win two additional awards: Six top students will win an additional $5,000, and Two students will win an additional $1,000. Dependents must be full-time students; employees may be part-time, in an accredited post-secondary school in a course of study that leads to a two-year, four-year or graduate degree. 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program---Go to: awards to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. NIH can award each student up to $20,000 per academic year, used for tuition, educational expenses and reasonable living expenses. The scholarships are awarded for 1 year and may be renewed. You incur 1 year of obligated service at NIH for each full or partial year of support, maximum service obligation is 4 years. Application deadline: February.

College Savings Plans (by state)---Go to: provided for information on Virginia college savings plans. Also see: from USA Today, or provides good overall info on 529 Plans and state-by-state programs.
Environmental Protection Agency---go to: Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships, and student programs.
The Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship program---Go to: awards up to $1 million in scholarships annually to high school juniors nationwide to support continued education and training beyond high school. State (and District of Columbia) Scholarships: Up to 300 Awards: $2,500 each. National Scholarships: Up to 10 awards: $30,000 each. Opens: December, deadline: early January.
Saul T. Wilson, Jr., Scholarship Program---Go to: veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences. Up to $5,000 per year for undergraduate studies and up to $10,000 per year for graduate studies, for tuition, books, tutors, and laboratory fees, agree to work paid employment during summers and school breaks as a Veterinary Student Trainee. Deadline: March 1
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund (TMSF)---Go to: is the only national organization that provides scholarship, programmatic & capacity building support to Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Merit-based, average approximately $2200 per student per semester, Deadline: late January.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship---Go to: offered three times annually, graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for the award. Seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, voluntarism, and nonprofit organizations. Fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipient’s educational level, financial need, and time commitment. No application form for this fellowship, letter application deadlines are: Spring=15 December, Summer=15 March, Fall=15 July.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)---Go to: scholarship program cosponsored by some 70 LULAC Councils, a variety of scholarships for high school seniors, undergraduate & graduate college students. Visit the site for various links to the array of scholarship programs, and to determine deadline dates. Also visit: and to: is the most comprehensive FREE full-text online resource on all U.S. federal government student financial aid programs. Here you will find detailed and up-to-date information about (1) who can apply, (2) how to apply, (3) full contact info, and much more... for over 130 government loans and grants (scholarships, fellowships, traineeships) related to education!

Back to College --- Go to: site provides information on scholarships, grants, and private organizations and associations that aid adult students returning to college.

Roothbert Fund---Go to: was created by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education, seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values." Grants averaging $2,000-$3,000 are meant to be supplementary. For residents of: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina. The Fund designates a three-month period from Nov 1 to Jan 31 each year in which applications are made available and must be completed.

AXA Achievement Scholarship---Go to: Fifty-two (52) scholarship recipients, known as AXA Achievers, will be selected – one from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. These recipients will receive one-time scholarships of $10,000 each. Ten (10) AXA Achievers will be selected as national recipients from the pool of 52, earning an additional one-time scholarship of $15,000 ($25,000 total), a computer and the offer of an internship at an AXA office. First 12,000 applications received that meet the 15 December deadline, will be considered.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship---Go to: awards $7200 per year to a number of winners, is renewable. Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields. Opens: October, Deadline: March. Full Details are at the site.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program---Go to: Largest private scholarship initiative in US history for community college students interested in pursuing four-year degrees as a transfer student, each year awards approximately 50 scholarships of $30,000 max award. Candidates must be nominated by the CC faculty representative at their two-year institution. Deadline: for nominations is 1 February. There are other types of scholarships on the site.

Scholarships for Military Children Program(DeCA & Fisher House)---Go to: created to recognize contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. The goal is to provide a minimum of one $1500 scholarship at every commissary location where qualified applications are received. More than one scholarship per commissary may be available based on response and funding, for dependent unmarried children. Application forms are available in Oct at commissaries or PDF download or Deadline: COB Feb 20.

Tylenol Scholarship program---Go to: the makers of TYLENOL® are giving away $250,000 in scholarships to students pursuing careers in healthcare. The site will direct you to a scholarship administrator location; use TYLN as your Access Key.

Papa John’s Scholars---Go to: designed to reward high school seniors with scholarships to an accredited college or university of their choice, scholarships range from $1000 down to $100. ONLY SENIORS AT HIGH SCHOOLS SPONSORED BY A SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING PAPA JOHN’S RESTAURANT ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY (You should do your part to make sure that your high school is on the list). Download an application, application deadline is set by the guidance office, students must submit their completed application to their guidance counselor so that the counselor can confirm content and details of the application and complete the counselor's section and mail all applications from their school in one package.

Environmental Protection Agency---go to: Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships, and student programs. Scholarship Award---Go to: available to freshman, sophomore and junior students attending a college or university in the United States or Canada. Must have a minimum 2.3 GPA. Must submit an essay, maximum of 750 words, typical essay question: “Should states enact laws that would require girls to be vaccinated against Human Papillomavirus (HPV)?” All submissions must include college transcripts and essay. Submissions sent through mail, not email. Award Amount: $300.00, Deadline: 30 September.

OP Loftbed---Go to: The OP Loftbed $500 Scholarship Award is awarded by the OP Loftbed Company to a student whom the judges feel provided the most interesting answers to a set of questions. Unlike many other scholarships, we don't want to discriminate based on your GPA, writing skill, involvement in community or service organizations, or other similar criteria to which many students just don't measure up. We don't ask the traditional scholarship type questions because we want our applicants and our judges to have fun. We want to make you think, make you evaluate yourself & we want to see how creative you are

Society for Human Resource Management --- SHRM Foundation awards a total of $100,000 in scholarships to national SHRM members, chapters and state councils, scholarships are awarded through the 5 local SHRM regions. Northeast, Southeast, North Central, Southwest Central, and Pacific West Region each has a total of $20,000 to distribute in scholarships annually that guarantees there will be scholarship winners in every region. 12 certification scholarships of $750 each and 8 academic scholarships of $1375 each will be presented in each group. July 15 application deadline.

Anchor Scholarship Foundation ---Go to: Originally chartered in 1980 by CNSL Officer’s Wives Club to provide financial assistance to academically qualified dependent children & spouses of current and retired members of the Naval Surface Forces, Atlantic. Increased donations over the years, support of Fleet personnel, and successful fundraising events by various spouse clubs and CPO Associations, the Foundation has grown from four $500.00 scholarships awarded in 1981 to recently awarding 35 scholarships totaling $60,000.00. In July 2004, SURFLANT Scholarship Foundation was re-chartered to encompass both commands and provide scholarship opportunities for all Naval Surface Force dependents, & renamed Anchor Scholarship Foundation. Opens: Oct/Nov timeframe, to receive an application, go to the Application Eligibility link and submit required information. Upon verification, an application will be sent to you.

VSGA Scholarship Program of the Virginia Golf Foundation ---Go to: an active interest in golf (ability not important), academic achievement, citizenship, character and financial need, to worthy Virginia high school students who are interested in golf and wish to attend Virginia colleges and universities. Opens late January, Deadline is Feb. 29, 30 plus total scholarships.

Toyota Community Scholars---Go to: program awards 100 scholarships valued at $10,000 and $20,000 over four years to outstanding high school seniors nationwide. Participating high schools may nominate one student who exemplifies outstanding academic excellence, leadership and most importantly - commitment to community service. Timetable: September: Application materials mailed to high schools nationwide. Early December: Applications submitted by schools, February: Semi-finalists notified. April: Scholarship recipients notified. May: Toyota will host recognition event.

Women of the WAVES, WAVES National Scholarship---Go to: WAVES National College Scholarship Two $1,500 scholarships are available for lineal descendants or relatives (male and female) of women who served, or are presently serving in the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps or their reserve components. May enter one or both competitions. Must send proof of the sea service woman’s honorable discharge or her present status in the military. Open to high school seniors or college students, essay of 1,000 to 1,500 words, four copies of each essay, postmarked by March 15.
Lincoln Forum Scholarship Prize Essay Contest---Go to: 1st Prize $1000 2nd Prize $500 3rd Prize $250, previous typical Essay Topic: “Abraham Lincoln — Lawyer in the White House: How did Lincoln’s study and practice of law prepare him for the challenges he would face during his Presidency?” Topic for 2008: “Lincoln at 200: still relevant?” Minimum of 1,500 and a maximum of 5,000 words. The contest is open to anyone, regardless of age or citizenship status, who is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in an American college or university, NOT open to high school students. Deadline: July 31.

Datatel Scholars Foundation ---Go to: scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending a college or university selected from one of Datatel's eligible client sites. Opens: September, deadline: January. Numerous awards up to $2500

Tidewater Builders Association Scholarship Foundation ---Go to: TBA’s foundation is one of the largest private scholarship providers in Virginia. Two-pronged: 10 academic scholarships based on academic excellence, community service and financial need; and awards to six students, plus two to high schools, presented in the Young Designers’ Scholarship Competition. Applications may be downloaded, or get one through high school senior guidance counselors.

Gary B. Multanen/CM Magazine Scholarship ---Go to: to encourage students devoted to starting careers in the composites industry. One candidate will receive a $1000 award, his or her winning research published in CM Magazine and receive one all-expense-paid trip to COMPOSITES & POLYCON. Deadline: June.

ARI Ayn Rand Institute---Go to: For 9th & 10th graders: ANTHEM Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words, typewritten and double-spaced. One entry per student. Deadline: March. For 11th and 12th Graders: The Fountainhead Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words, typewritten and double-spaced. One entry per student. Essay must be solely the work of the entrant. Deadline: April. College Students: Atlas Shrugged Essay must be no fewer than 1,000 and no more than 1,200 words, typewritten and double-spaced. Deadline: September. Essays will be judged on style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning. Multiple awards in each category.

Dale E. Fridell Memorial Scholarship ---Go to: open to anyone aspiring to attend a university, college, trade school, technical institute, vocational training or other post-secondary education program in this academic year. Essay question: “Why is the completion of a postsecondary program important to you, and what do you hope to achieve once you get a degree?” and/or “How will a StraightForward Media Dale E. Fridell Scholarship help you meet your educational and professional goals?” Eligible students may not have already been receiving or awarded a full tuition scholarship or waiver from another source. Award Amount: $1000, Awards Available: 4, deadlines: Jan, Apr, Jul, & Oct.

American Patriot Freedom Scholarship Award ---Go to: for dependent children of all active duty personnel, guard, reserve, retirees, and surviving children of parent(s) killed in the line of duty, who will be pursuing a post-secondary education within the next twelve(12) months. Total of approx. $20,000 (20 or so, awards at $1,000 each), submit essay (max 500 words, on 1 of 4 topics that are named on the site), notification is in late May. Deadline: April.

American Galvanizers Association's “Galvanize the Future” ---Go to: available to full- or part-time, undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at an accredited 4-year college or university only in North America. High school students are not eligible to enter this contest. Qualifying majors include architecture, civil engineering, and structural engineering. Concise and relevant 1000 to 2000 word essay is required. Deadline: March. Prizes include: 1st place-$2500, 2nd place-$1500, and 3rd place-$1,000

Frank O' Neill Memorial Scholarship---Go to: open to anyone attending a university, college, trade school, technical institute, vocational training or other post-secondary education program. Will over-award. Must write an essay of fewer than 750 words how the education of your generation is better or worse than the education of your parent's generation. Deadline: December 31. $1000

Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association---Go to: Virginia’s Future Leaders Scholarship Program. U. S. citizen, resident of Virginia, attending a 2 or 4 year college or university located in Virginia, and in undergraduate studies. A one-time award, awards may vary from $1,000 - $5,000, application deadline: 15 April.

Military Officers Association of America ---Go to: Applicants for all programs must be planning to attend accredited colleges or universities as full-time students. All loans, grants, and scholarships are designated for students seeking their first undergraduate degrees. None for graduate study. The online application opens in November and must be submitted no later than March 1. Includes: American Patriot Scholarship=at least $2500, Base/Post Scholarship=a one-time $1,000 scholarship grant to 25 students, and Special Attention – Grants that include Senior Grants & General John Paul Ratay Educational Fund Grants. High School students of military families also visit:-- for SAT/ACT assistance. Sponsorship order code = 2ad9c5ccfd

A. Patrick Charnon Memorial---Go to: $1,500 scholarships to full-time undergraduate students who have demonstrated their commitment to building communities. Recipients may re-apply each year for up to four years. 2-4 page essay (typed, double-spaced) explaining how community service experiences have shaped your life and how you will use your college educations to build communities in a manner consistent with Pat Charnon's values of compassion, tolerance, generosity and respect. Applications must be postmarked by March 31.
Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association (AFCEA) Hampton Roads Chapter ---Go to: nine $2,500 scholarships, students from Hampton Roads, enrolled full time at a four-year college or university leading to a Bachelor’s degree in one of the hard sciences or engineering disciplines. Deadline: April. In addition to the eight $2,500 scholarships, the AFCEA Hampton Roads Chapter, in partnership with the family of Richard Orin Black will award one $3,000 scholarship. MS Word download application.
National Military Family Association’s Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarships ---Go to: awarded to spouses of Uniformed Services members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors) to obtain professional certification or to attend post secondary or graduate school. Scholarships range in the amount of$500 to $1,000.00, and the number awarded each year varies depending on funding.  Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, and school room and board. Selection is based on essay or completion of some survey questions, sample essay ?=whether increasing education support for spouses would help attract high-quality service members and retain them longer? Generally opens: January, Deadline: 15 March.
ThanksUSA Scholarship Program ---Go to: dependent children, age 24 and under, and all spouses of active-duty U.S. military service personnel are eligible to apply. Selection based on financial need, academic record and demonstrated leadership & participation in school & community activities. Preference will be given to students who have studied a foreign language. ThanksUSA intends to award at least 1,000 scholarships this year, awards range from $1,000 to a max of $5,000, and awards are for undergraduate study at accredited two-year or four-year institutions only, not for graduate study. Apply: 1 April thru mid-May or until 3,000 applications are received.
Careerfitter Scholarship ---Go to: planning to participate in a college, university or graduate school program during the spring/summer/fall term. U.S. citizen or permanent resident, write a max 250 word essay, topic: WHAT IS THE PERFECT CAREER FOR YOU, AND WHY?

Amphibious Officers’ Support Club Charities---spouse or dependent of active duty or retired Navy or Marine Corps service member who has been assigned to a command under Naval Amphibious Group Two for at least one of the past 3 years planning to attend Tidewater Community College. DEADLINE: JULY. **Also check out the NAS Oceana spouse support group scholarship program by emailing: Scholarship ---Go to: current Air Force Club Members/their family members, accepted by/enrolled in accredited college or university, 500 words or less essay-topic: “The Most Important Person in My Life”. deadline: July 1

Horatio Alger Association ---Go to: for veterans, $5000, complete an online application. Must have service under the US Military in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan or Operation Iraqi Freedom beginning September 11, 2001 or later---Go to for H S Seniors, applications must be completed by October. Students must submit an online application, 3 essays, and one letter of support is required.
Tidewater Community College---Go to: In appreciation of those who have stood by our servicemen and servicewomen, TCC will be awarding five one-year scholarships to the sons and daughters of enlisted personnel, one each from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy. Deadline: June, a one-page essay, complete application form, dependent of an active duty enlisted, H S-GPA at least 2.5, community service. Make sure you see a TCC military base representative.
Longshoremen’s Local 1624 ---Go to: Be a current Educational Opportunity Center client, attending a VTC member institution in the upcoming academic year. Approximate application window: April to June, and award(s) will be announced by 31 August. $2000 max award. Academic achievement, financial need, letters of recommendations, EOC counselor’s recommendation and 1-page essay are all used in selection process.

The Association of Old Crows(Tidewater Chapter) ---Email: kparks@WBBINC.COM Tidewater Chapter (Southside) of the Association of Old Crows is offering two $500.00 scholarships to Sailors or Marines in the Tidewater area. Enrolled as an undergraduate at an accredited college or university, in a program that leads to a four-year degree, any college major is acceptable, 3.0 or better GPA, U.S. citizens, must be active duty (including Full-Time Support, FTS). Deadline: August.
Imagine America Scholarship Program includes 3 scholarships to help with funding career training schools: Imagine America Scholarship, Imagine America Promise & Imagine America Military Award Program. Imagine America Military Award Program (MAP) ---Go to: national aid program, established by Imagine America Foundation (formerly Career College Foundation). $1,000 career education award, available to any active duty member or honorably discharged veteran of a United States military service branch for attendance at a participating career college. Start applying on July 1 each year.


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Regional Program Information”

-Find Your State Most states have databases for scholarship searches. Generally, the state’s grant and/or scholarship information is on the state’s WWW site.

Alaska: Sea Services Scholarship, program awards up to four $1,000 scholarships annually to the children or spouses of legal Alaska residents who are serving in the Navy, USMC or USCG (either active or Reserve), retired from those services, or were serving at time of death or mia status. Deadline is March 1

-Boston Taiwanese American Foundation of Boston -, Provides scholarship funds & fellowship grants to individuals or organizations in any field of research related to Taiwan.

-St Louis Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis -, A nonprofit organization providing interest and fee free loans to St. Louis area students, and approximately 40 students are awarded grants from The Scholarship Foundation.

-Florida Florida College Student of the Year Award Statewide scholarship program for Florida college students, honors students who excel academically, support themselves financially, and volunteer in the community and on campus.

Texas Hazlewood Act (TEXAS EDUCATION CODE) Wartime veterans, who were legal residents of Texas at the time they entered military service may be entitled to a waiver of tuition and some fees

Wisconsin Wisconsin G.I. Bill a state program that is entirely separate from the VA's Montgomery G.I. Bill.

Georgia Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally (HOPE) Georgia's unique and nationally recognized program for helping its students succeed.

-Virginia Scholarship Central---Go to: Scholarship Central serves as a resource for locating various scholarships for high school students. State Counsel for Higher Education in Virginia ---Go to: for various Virginia State grants. Actual awards will vary by institution, based on available funds. Norfolk Foundation---Go to: first community foundation in Virginia, competitive Scholarships for Undergraduate Education, Graduate, and Medical Education in multiple areas, deadlines vary.


Military Family Members”

Online Lenders for Education Loans

International- - -Study Abroad”

International Students Scholarships & Aid Help - -

Institute of International Education - -



Fellowships -- American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program - - AICPA Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students - - American Sociological Association Graduate funding - - Corporation for National and Community Service - - Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation - - Bristol-Myers Squibb Fellowships - - Cornell’s Mega list - - Environmental Protection Agency - - James Madison Fellowships - - UNCF/MERCK Science Initiative Fellows


5 FREE military handbooks ---Go to: 1 is a yearly Children's Scholarship Handbook. The site will ask you to complete a mandatory survey in order to ship the book(s). This site is quite advertisement driven.

"NEED A LIFT" You can usually find a FREE copy of this book at your Navy College Office. If you send for a copy at The American Legion, National Emblem Sales, P. O. Box 1050, Indianapolis, IN 46206, it will be $3.00

Peterson’s: The Insider’s Guide to COLLEGE ADMISSIONS” by Thomas C. Hayden, find out what you really need to know about getting into college. Applying, year-by-year academic advice, admission strategies, student athlete information, and how college admissions committees make decisions. ($14.95).

ROCK HARD APPS How to write a Killer College Application” by Katherine Cohen, PH.D. Maximize strengths, compensate for weakness, early application strategies, staying out to the reject pile, & getting into a top school. Many do’s and don’ts, good applications made great. ($16.95).

GREENES’ GUIDES: Presenting Yourself Successfully to Colleges” by Howard R. Greene, M.A., M.Ed., and Matthew W. Greene, Ph.D. How to market your strengths and make your application stand out, and an organized approach to making the most of your college applications. Info on college essays, organizing a resume, composing letters to the right officials, supplementary materials, and making the pieces of the application fit together in a meaningful way. ($14.00).


Allow your Mind to expand the List”

Kodak Film - -

Xerox Corporation - -

Science Service - -

National Society of Black Engineers - -

Single Parents - - (click Adult Education)

The Scholastic, Inc. Art & Writing Awards - -

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation - -

The Point Foundation Scholarship - -

Art, Film, Writing Scholarships List - -

United States Institute of Peace National Peace Essay Contest - -

Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships - -

Wendy’s High School Heisman - -

Dell Scholars Program - -

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - -

Colonel’s Kids Scholars Program - -

Boy Scouts of America - -

Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies - - (Membership, Awards)

Oxford and the Rhodes Scholarships - - “SuperOnda” - -

The Lee-Jackson Scholarship Program - - (HS Juniors & Seniors)

Daughters of the American Revolution - - - -

Virginia Space Grant Consortium opportunities - -

Target?- -Walmart?- -K Mart?- -Jaycees?- -PTA?- -Glamour Magazine?- -Ford?- -Monster?

* * * * * * * * * * Don’t forget to check with your College/University!! * * * * * * * * * *



General Information

All of the following sites are useful tools to plan for both undergraduate and graduate education. These sites cover finding a school, completing applications, information on scams, and applying for financial assistance. Many have databases for you to work with, and some have virtual tours.

Fastweb - -

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Collegeboard - -

Finaid - -

Scholarship News -

College View - -

Embark - -

College Quest - -

Welcome to BrokeScholar - -

Mach 25 Scholarship Search - -

Higher Education Information Center - -

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The Scholarship Coach - -

College - -

College Scholarships and - -

College - -

The Scholarship Page! - -

FRESCH, Free Scholarship Search - -

Wired Scholar - - - -

Scholarships On the Net (1500) Links - -

Gateway List Created by Black Excel - - 100 Minority Scholarships Gateway List

Scholarships and Grants - -

College - -

College - -

Scholarship America - -


College Information Resource Site - -

Fund’s Net Services - -


101 College/University & Scholarship Web Pages - -


U. S. Government Sites

US Department of Education - -

Scholarship Scam Info - -

Funding Your Education - - (Mega Site) - -

Free Application for Federal Student Aid - -

No Child Left Behind - -

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program - -

FSA for Students - -

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