Scholarship Information

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Free Money! From the Federal Government - visit the FAFSA website for all the information

View the Northern Virginia Community College Financial Aid Night presentation (PDF)  from September 2020. 

View the Northern Virginia Community College Financial Aid Night presentation (Zoom). from September 2020.

Evaluating Financial Aid Award Letters Presentation 2019-20

Financial Aid

Tomika Brown, Director of The College Place-Alexandria, is proud to present virtual workshops on Paying for College specifically for PWCS families. Please see the registration links below for 3 different date options, each as 6:00 pm. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

October 1

October 6

October 8


Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Prince William County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific PWCS school. Numerous outside organizations are utilizing Zoom to provide services and resources to students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-PWCS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for Zoom before participating.

Scholarships & Awards

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For a comprehensive list of all scholarships available, log into Naviance Student and Click on the Scholarships tab.

Questbridge College Match

Are you a low-income high school senior who has excelled academically, but feels that the nation’s best colleges are financially out of reach? The QuestBridge National College Match can be your pathway to a top college. Through this college and scholarship application process, you can apply for free to the nation’s best colleges and be considered for early admission and a full four-year scholarship from the college.
Amount of Award: Varies
Deadline for entry: September 29, 2020

Questbridge College Match Website

OppU Achievers Scholarship

The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunities for themselves and others.  Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.
Amount of award: $2500
Deadline for entry:  September 30, 2020, December 31, 2020, March 31, 2021, and June 30, 2021.
OppU Achievers Scholarship Website

AES Scholarship

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study. We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.
Amount of award:   $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 5, 2020
AES - Scholarship 2020 Website

Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program

The Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.
Amount of Award: $25,000
Deadline for entry: October 25, 2020

Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program Website

WiseGeek Lifelong Learners Scholarship

The WiseGeek Lifelong Learners Scholarships is a $500 scholarship open to anyone who has student debt or expects to in the future, including those who are no longer in school or who have student debt from funding the education of a family member.
Amount: $500
Deadline: October 31, 2020

WiseGeek Lifelong Learners Scholarship

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors middle level and high school students for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  Now through November 10, 2020, students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2021 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have volunteered within the past year. Top honorees earn cash awards and an invitation to the programs national recognition events. Qualifying honorees also receive President’s Volunteer Service Awards.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Website
Amount: Varies
Deadline: November 10, 2020

McCann Systems STEM Scholarship

At McCann Systems, we are proud to offer a scholarship program for students in the process of pursuing a college degree in STEM. The awarded student will receive $1,000 to be used towards expenses for his or her degree.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: November 30, 2020
McCann Systems STEM Scholarship Website


Army ROTC offers generous merit-based scholarships to qualified students. They can defray the full cost of tuition, and provide additional tax-free allowances for books, supplies, equipment, and necessary fees. 
ARMY ROTC Scholarship Website

Guided Pathway Support Program

An initiative of the Ron Brown Scholar Program, the Guided Pathway Suppor Program is a free college and scholarship application advising program for African American students.  GPS engages students and parents through an online college access community that offers unlimited application advising services and mentorship from Ron Brown Scholars and Captains. 

Amount: Varies
Deadline:  No deadline, students are accepted and served throughout the calendar year. 
Guided Pathway Support Program Website

Scholarship/Financial Aid Database Links


Fastweb is your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.
Fastweb Website

CollegeBoard BigFuture

CollegeBoard BigFuture Website

U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency Center

College of Affordability and Transparency Center Website

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Search Over 3.7 Millison College Scholarships & Grants Website

Raise Me

Get micro-scholarships from colleges for your achievements!  Add high school achievements to your portfolio--course grades, clubs, sports, volunteer activities--then earn scholarships for each achievement from colleges which you'll be awarded when you attend that college.
Raise Me Website

Virginia Department of Education

Virginia Department of Education Scholarship Website