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February 12, 2014
WEDNESDAY CLUB MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

The Wednesday Club provides merit scholarships for senior students in Danville and Pittsylvania County public schools.
Eligibility: The student must:

Award amount: $1,000

How to Apply: Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.

Deadline: Postmark no later than March 24, 2014
DANVILLE CHAPTER OF CHUMS, INC

The Danville Chapter of Chums, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that promotes charitable, educational, and religious activities in the community.
Eligibility: The applicant must:


  • A senior

  • Be planning to further their education after high school

Award Amount: Two $500.00 scholarships

How to Apply: Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.

Deadline: The completed application and all requested items are due to Chums

by Monday April 15, 2014.


DANVILLE PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION

The Danville Professional Women’s Association promotes and mentors professional women through educational programs, and networking, and providing scholarships.
Eligibility: The applicant must:

Award Amount: To be determined

How to Apply: Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.

Deadline: Due to the organization no later than February 28, 2014

THE LINKS, INC. DANVILLE CHAPTER MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOR MINORITY STUDENTS

The Danville Chapter of Links, Inc. offers annual merit scholarships to minority high school seniors.
Eligibility: The student must:


  • Be a minority high school senior

  • Have been or anticipate being accepted into an accredited post-secondary institution

  • Have a 2.5 GPA

  • Be planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited four year college or university

Award Amount: To be determined

How to Apply: Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.

Deadline: Applications are due to Links no later than March 17.
DANVILLE ALUMNAE CHAPTER DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: The applicant must be a graduating senior who will enroll in an accredited college for fall 2014.

Award Amount: To be determined

How to Apply: Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.

Deadline: March 24, 2014.


DANVILLE CHARTER CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION

Eligibility: The applicant must be:



Award Amount: To be determined

How to Apply: Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.

Deadline: March 7, 2014
JAZZY JAZZ SOCIAL CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

The Jazzy Jazz Social Club sponsors two scholarships to students in the Danville area.
Eligibility: The applicant must:


  • Enroll in a two or four year institution fall 2014

  • Be a resident of the Danville surrounding area

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Be African American

Award Amount: 1st place award - $1,000

2nd place award - $ 500

How to Apply: Applications are available in the scholarship file in Guidance.

Deadline: March 31, 2014


MID-ATLANTIC BROADBAND COOPERATIVE SCHOLARSHIP

Mid-Atlantic Broadband (MBC) is a broadband internet provider committed to bringing economic revitalization to Southern Virginia. MBC will award five scholarships for $4000 to high school seniors who plan to further their education by attending an accredited institution of higher learning in Virginia.
Eligibility: The applicant must:

  • Be a graduating senior who is pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in Virginia with a focus in science, technology, engineering or math

  • Have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA

Award Amount: $4000

How to Apply: Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.

Deadline: Completed applications and all supporting documents must be returned to MBC’s corporate office by April 4, 2014.
THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE DAN RIVER REGION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Community Foundation provides 37 separate scholarships established by individuals or organizations.
The application has changed to an online system. Once a student has applied online, the application system automatically matches the students to the scholarship(s) and students may need to answer additional questions, dependent on the scholarship.   You may update your application at any time until the day of the February 26 deadline.  After February 26, students can no longer make changes to the application.


  1. The Community Foundation has two types of scholarships — one type does not require students to submit the GWHS Local Universal Scholarship Application (LUSA). The second type you will see guidance nominated after the scholarship name. For the second type, you must complete the online application and the GWHS Local Universal Application (LUSA). The LUSA is due to Ms. McKinnie no later than noon February 13, 2014. The LUSA is located on the GWHS website and in the scholarship file in Guidance.

  2. Student applications, including the essay, recommendation letters, transcripts and any other supporting documents should be received by February 26 deadline.

  3. The Community Foundation will not review incomplete applications or those received after the deadline.

How to Apply: The application is located at www.cfdrr.org. Click on the Receive tab.

Deadline: Student applications, including the essay, recommendation letters, transcripts and any other supporting documents are due by the February 26, 2014 deadline. For the second type of scholarship, the LUSA is due to Ms. McKinnie by noon February 13, 2014.
SONY KINGOFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

In honor of Sonny Kingoff, a longtime supporter of academics and athletics at GWHS, a scholarship opportunity is available to a graduating senior who has participated in varsity sports (including cheerleading).
Eligibility: The applicant must:


  • Be a graduating senior

  • Have participated in any sport, including varsity cheerleading.

  • Have shown high moral character, have maximized his or her ability in sports endeavors, and have exhibited leadership

  • Have achieved academically to the best of his or her abilities

Award Amount: $1,500.00

How to Apply: Complete the GWHS Local Universal Application (LUSA), located in the scholarship file in Guidance and on the GWHS website. The completed LUSA is due to Ms. McKinnie in Guidance no later than March 12, 2014.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by 12:00 noon
ALPHA PHI OMEGA CHAPTER ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC. SCHOLARSHIP

Alpha Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated provides support to outstanding high school seniors.

Eligibility: The applicant must:



  • Be graduating high school seniors for the class of 2014

  • Plan to enroll in an accredited college or university

  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Demonstrate participation in community service and/or extra-curricular activities

Award Amount: To be determined

How to Apply: Applications are located in the scholarship file in the Guidance.

Deadline: Postmark deadline for the completed application is February 21, 2014.

RHO IOTA CHAPTER OF OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: The applicant must:


  • Be a graduating senior

  • Planning to enroll in a two or four year college fall 2014

Award Amount: To be determined

How to Apply: Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.

Deadline: Applications and requested documents are due by April 19, 2014.
VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) and corporate partners sponsor four scholarships for college bound seniors.
Andrew Mullins Courageous Achievement Award

The Andrew Mulling Courageous Achievement Award recognizes a female or male student who had made significant contributions to one or more VHSL athletic and/or academic activities. The student currently has or has overcome a serious illness, injury or disability, has overcome great adversity, such as challenging social or home situations in a positive way; or other extraordinary situations, where the student has displayed tremendous courage against overwhelming odds. The award requires the student to have (1) a minimum 3.0 GPA (2) won at least one varsity letter or the equivalent in the VHSL sport/academic activity, involvement in other school sponsored activities, and (3)involvement in activities outside of school (work, charities, etc.). Application information is located in the scholarship file in Guidance. Return the application and all required documents to Ms. McKinnie in Guidance by noon, Friday, February 14.




Allstate Foundation/VHSL Achievement Award

The award requires the student to have (1) a minimum 3.0 GPA (2) won at least one varsity letter or the equivalent in the VHSL sport/academic activity (3) involvement in other school-sponsored activities and (4) involvement in activities outside of school (work, charities, etc.). Application information is located in the scholarship file in Guidance. Return the application and all required documents to Ms. McKinnie in Guidance by noon, Friday, February 14.


Wells Fargo Citizenship Award

Students must have participated in one or more of the following VHSL activities to be eligible for the Wells Fargo Citizen Award. These include creative writing, debate, drama, forensics, magazines, newspapers/newsmagazines, scholastic bowl, yearbook, sportsmanship summit/committee, leader’s conference, baseball, basketball, cheer, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track (indoor and outdoor), volleyball and/ or wrestling. The award requires the student to have a minimum 3.0 GPA, won at least one varsity letter or the equivalent in the VHSL sport/academic activity, involvement in other school-sponsored activities, and involvement in activities outside of school (work, charities, etc.). Application information is located in the scholarship file in Guidance. Return the application and all required documents to Ms. McKinnie by noon, Friday, February 14.



VIRGINIA PTA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Virginia PTA offers scholarships to graduating Virginia high school students who are planning to enter teaching or other youth-serving professions.
Eligibility: The applicant must:

  • Attend a school that has a PTA or PTSA association in good standing

  • Reside in Virginia and graduate from a Virginia public high school

  • Plan to pursue a career in teaching or qualify for service with a youth serving agency

  • Enter a Virginia college or university in September following the date of application for the scholarship

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better

  • Provide evidence of financial need and academic achievement

Award Amount: $1,200.00 scholarship memorializing M. Frieda Koontz

$1,200.00 scholarship honoring S. John Davis

$1,000.00 scholarships

How to Apply: Applications are available at www.vapta.org and are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.

Deadline: Return the completed application and required documents to Ms. McKinnie in Guidance by noon, February 18, 2014.
STAN PARKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – ROANOKE VALLEY WRESTLING ASSOCIATION

The Roanoke Valley Wrestling Association awards an annual scholarship in memory of Stan Parker.
Eligibility: The applicant must:


  • Be a senior from the Blue Ridge, River Ridge, Three Rivers, Pioneer, Piedmont, Western Valley or one of the independent schools of Roanoke Catholic or North Cross

  • Attend a junior college, state or private college, or university

  • Be active in wrestling and student activities or the son or daughter of a coach, official, or connected to wrestling.

  • Have maintained a “C” average

Award Amount: $1,000.00

How to Apply: Applications are available in the scholarship file in Guidance.

Deadline: Applications are due to the Roanoke Valley Wrestling Association by March 28, 2014.
VIRGINIA SHERIFF’S INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP

The Virginia Sheriff’s Institute Scholarship program provides an opportunity for young people in Virginia to pursue an educational curriculum in law enforcement or criminal justice. The scholarship is available to students in jurisdictions where sheriffs participate in the scholarship fundraising efforts. Students in this jurisdiction are eligible to receive the scholarship.
Eligibility: The applicant must:


  • Live in a locality where the sheriff is a member of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute and has authorized the Institute to conduct a direct mail special appeal to raise funds for the scholarship program

  • Major in the criminal justice field (those majoring in law or pursuing a career as a lawyer will not be considered as a criminal justice major)

  • Attend a Virginia college

Award Amount: To be determined

How to Apply: Applications and information is located in the scholarship file in Guidance.

Deadline: Return the completed application and all supporting documents to Ms. McKinnie in Guidance by April 1, 2014.
JOHN R. LILLARD VIRGINIA AIRPORT OPERATORS COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP

The John R. Lilliard Scholarship program is to assist future aviation leaders and to honor John R. Lillard.
Eligibility: The student must:


  • Be a Virginia high school senior

  • Have a minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA

  • Be planning a career in the field of aviation

  • Be enrolled or accepted into an aviation related program at an accredited college

Award Amount: $3,000

How to Apply: The application and information is located at www.doav.virginia.gov and in the scholarship file in Guidance.

Deadline: March 14, 2014
WILLIAD G.PLENTL AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Willard G. Plentl Aviation Scholarship provides an award for Virginia High School senior that is planning an aviation career in a non-engineering area.
Eligibility: The applicant must:


  • Be accepted into a non-engineering, aviation-related postsecondary education program

  • Have an un-weighted GPA of a minimum of 3.5

Amount: $1,000

How to Apply: Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.

Deadline: March 14, 2014
THE ARMENIAN EDUCATION CENTER /SCHOLARSHIP

The Armenian Education Center provides a scholarship to one Virginia high school student. The competition is open the ninth through twelfth grade students.
Eligibility: The competition is open the ninth through twelfth grade students.

How to Apply: Information is located in the scholarship file in Guidance and at the Armenian website, www.armenian-educationcenter.org.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Hard copies of essays must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2013. Essays must also be emailed by April 1, 2014.


BUICK ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program funded by the GM Foundation provides scholarship to high school seniors and undergraduates who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business with an interest in the automotive industry. The foundation will award scholarships, including renewable scholarships of up to $25,000 per year. First-generation college, female, minority, military veterans or a dependent of military personnel receive special consideration.
Eligibility: The applicant must:

  • Have an excellent academic record

  • Have financial need

  • Have participation and leadership in community and school activities, work experience and interest in pursuing a career in the automotive industry

Award Amount: Up to $25,000 renewal up to four years for 100 first-time freshman and $2,000 one-time awards for an additional 1,000 students

How to Apply: The application and related information is located at www.buickachievers.com

Deadline: February 28, 2014
DANVILLE RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP (DRTA)

The Danville Retired Teachers Association scholarship is given to a chosen candidate enrolled in a college to become a teacher.
Eligibility: The applicant must:


  • Be a senior planning to attend college for a career in teacher

  • Have maintained grades of a “C” average or better

Award Amount: To be determined

How to Apply: Applications are located in the scholarship file in the Guidance.

Deadline: Return your application packet to Ms. McKinnie Guidance no later than 3:00p.m. April 7, 2014.

MARY JORDAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Mary Jordan Memorial Scholarship established in memory of Mary Wescott Jordan who died at the age of 23 following heart surgery. The award is sent directly to the educational institution of the recipient’s choice.
Eligibility: The applicant must:


  • Be a graduating senior

  • Attend a college, university or seminary

Award Amount: To be determined

How to Apply: Follow the instructional page for the Mary Jordan Memorial Scholarships located in the scholarship file. The GWHS Local Universal Scholarship Application (LUSA) is located in the scholarship file in Guidance and on the GWHS website.

Deadline: Completed applications are due to Ms. McKinnie in the Guidance by noon Monday, March 31, 2014.
THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY DAN RIVER UNIT 325 SCHOLARSHIP

The American Legion Auxiliary Dan River Unit 325 offers a scholarship to a direct descendant; child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. or a legally adopted child or a child/children of a spouse by prior marriage or dependent as defined by the United States of America Armed Services for Veterans of the United States military and National Guard.
Eligibility: The applicant must:


  • Plan to attend an accredited college/university

  • Be a citizen of the United States and legal resident of Virginia or North Carolina

Award Amount: To be determined by the auxiliary

How to Apply: Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.

Deadline: April 15, 2014
THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY DAN RIVER UNIT 1097 SCHOLARSHIP

The American Legion Auxiliary Dan River Unit 1097 offers a scholarship to a direct descendant; child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. or a legally adopted child or a child/children of a spouse by prior marriage or dependent as defined by the United States of America Armed Services for Veterans of the United States military and National Guard.
Eligibility: The applicant must:


  • Have at least a GPA of 3.0

  • Plan to attend an accredited college/university

  • Be a citizen of the United States and legal resident of Virginia or North Carolina

Award Amount: To be determined by the auxiliary

How to Apply: Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.

Deadline: March 3, 2014
THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY DAN RIVER UNIT 1097 CHILDREN OF WARRIORS NATIONAL PRESIDENTS’ SCHOLARSHIP

The American Legion Auxiliary Dan River Unit 1097 offers a scholarship to a direct descendant; child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. or a legally adopted child or a child/children of a spouse by prior marriage or dependent as defined by the United States of America Armed Services for Veterans of the United States military and National Guard.
Eligibility: The applicant must:


  • Be a senior in high school

  • Plan to attend an accredited college/university

  • Be a citizen of the United States and legal resident of Virginia or North Carolina

Award Amount: The three scholarships are in the amount of $3,500, $3,000, and $2,500

How to Apply: Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.

Deadline: The complete application is due to the American Legion Auxiliary Dan River Unit 1097 on or before

March 1, 2014.


PETER PASULA STUDY HABITS SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: The applicant must:

  • Be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2014

  • Enrolled at any level in any program that is two years in length or longer

Award Amount: $500

How to Apply: Application information is located at http://www.mortagebrokerscoquitIam.com

Deadline: April 1, 2014
MAPLE LEAF DENTISTRY SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: The applicant must:


  • Be attending school at the undergraduate level in a 2 or 4 year college or technical school fall 2014

  • Have completed at least 100 hours of volunteer work over the last 2 years

  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Award Amount: $500

How to Apply: Application information is located at http://peterboroughdentists.com

Deadline: May 30, 2014

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SSSSS S SUNTRUST OFF TO COLLEGE SWEEPSTAKES

One winner is chosen every two week beginning October 25 through May 9, 2014.
Eligibility: The applicant must be a high school senior

Award Amount: $1,000

How to How to Apply: Apply at offtocollege.info or suntrusteducation.com

Deadline: May 9, 2014


JT - MINNIE MAUDE CHARITABLE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP

The trust’s primary goal is to provide higher education opportunities through financial assistance to deserving and needy students in the Danville and surrounding area. Scholarships selection is based on academic achievement and promise, financial need and other related selection criteria.
Eligibility: The applicant must:

  • Be a resident of Pittsylvania, Halifax, Henry Counties and all of the cities located in these counties for a minimum of twelve months at the time of the application

  • Attend an accredited public or private, two or more year college or university, or an institution offering a one year certificate degree

  • Have a 2.5 GPA if enrolling in a two or more year college

  • Have a 2.0 GPA if enrolling in a technical/trade college

Award Amount: Varies up to and including a possible full scholarship

How to Apply: Visit the website www.jtmm.org for details or contact the J.T Minnie Maude organization at 434 797 3330.

Deadline: Applications are available for submission in January 2014 and should be received or postmarked by

April 8.
The University of Richmond provides a financial aid package equal to full-time tuition and standard room and board (without loans) to Virginia residents who:



  • Are submitting a first year admission application for the first time for fall 2014

  • Qualify for admission as first time students

  • Have a total family income of $60,000 or less

  • Qualify for need-based financial aid based on Richmond’s need analysis formula

  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent resident’s

  • Domiciled residents of Virginia



BIG SUN SCHOLASHIP

The BigSun Organization provides scholarship assistance to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits by offering an annual scholarship. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of the sport in which they are participants.
Amount of Award: $500

How to Apply: Visit http://www/bigsunathletes.com

Deadline: June 20, 2014
VSGA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OF THE VIRGINIA GOLF FOUNDATION

The Virginia Golf Foundation sponsors the VSGA scholarship program. The VSGA scholarships provide college scholarships to worthy Virginia high school students who have an interest in golf and will attend college within the commonwealth. Academic achievement, an interest in golf (skill level not important), character and financial need are the bases for the scholarship.
Eligibility: The applicant must:


  • Be a Virginia high school senior

  • Domicile in Virginia since September 1, 2013

  • Be in good academic standing acceptable to the Virginia Golf Association

  • Have an interest in golf (skill level not important)

  • Be a person of character

Award Amount: To be decided

How to Apply: Apply online at scholarships.VSGA.org

Deadline: Postmarked by Monday February 24, 2014 or submitted online and received online by midnight

Thursday, February 27, 2014.


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www.Cappex.com

www.scholarshipsonline.org

www.scholarship4students.com

www.scholarshipexperts.com

www.fastweb.com

www.Free-4U.com

www.MeritAid.com (database for merit scholarships from colleges across the county)

zinch.com

findtuition.com


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