Scholarship Information

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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.

World Wide Learn Scholarships, Grants, Student Loans, and Other Financial Aid Resources Website

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Through June 30th, Class of 2021 and 2020 students can go to for 1-on-1 virtual FAFSA help.  Schedule a meeting, and they will be connected with an access provider from Access College Foundation, ECMC’s The College Places, GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP), the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA), or the Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC).
Deadline: June 30, 2021

Here’s a schedule of next week’s college prep events from The College Place:

If the scheduled time for FAFSA Help and Aid Statement Review doesn’t work with your schedule, please contact me via email at to schedule a 1:1 meeting at a date and time that would work for you!

We also created recorded resources to help with reviewing the Student Aid Report (SAR) and financial aid offers:
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Scholarships & Awards

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

Esports College Scholarships

One of the fastest-growing sports in the world is played on a computer. Short for electronic sports, esports are team-based video game competitions watched in person or online by spectators on Twitch. Like traditional sports, players wear team jerseys, compete in arenas and communicate with teammates and coaches as the game unfolds. In 2019, the global esports industry is expected to hit $1.1 billion and capture a fanbase of 454 million.

NCSA is built on the belief that all sports—including esports—can help create the path to college and lifelong success. We are the Official Recruiting Services Partner of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). As the only official governing body for varsity esports, NACE currently has 151 member schools across the country. In this capacity, NCSA works closely with college esports coaches and industry leaders to provide all the information gamers need to successfully navigate the esports recruiting process and find the right college fit.
Esports Scholarships Guide Link

LA Tutors 123 

At LA Tutors 123, we believe that it’s more than just the grades that make a great well-rounded student. Each one of you is creative in his or her own way: some of you blog; others curate documentary photography on Instagram; still others find imaginative ways to solve problems in their public and private lives. Creativity is the air each one of us breathes, but sometimes we get so concerned with grades that we forget that imagination is our natural problem solver.  We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, we have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria. Amount of
Amount of Award: $500
Deadline: 20th of each month
LA Tutors 123 Scholarship Website

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Giveaway

ScholarshipPoints awards $10,000 for signing up and earning points — no essay or application needed! Earn points by taking surveys, reading articles, interacting on social media, and playing games. Each point is an entry to win the monthly scholarship drawing. The more points you earn, the more entries you have to win. There’s a new winner each month and multiple chances to score a scholarship.
Award: $10,000
Deadline: Monthly drawing
Start by creating a ScholarshipPoints profile 

Woodbridge Rotary Scholarship Program

The Woodbridge Rotary Scholarship Program provides a $2,000 scholarship award for a High School senior graduating in 2021 from a Prince William County High School. Students must commence studies between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 and expend the scholarship funds within 12 months of starting studies. This scholarship is available for college bound students and trade school bound students as well. Funds will be given directly to the school that the student plans to attend. Eligible applicants will have a demonstrated record of achievement and financial need.
Amount of Award: $2000
Deadline: May 14, 2021
Woodbridge Rotary Scholarship Application (PDF)

The Crew Scholarship Fund

The Crew Scholarship Fund rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving students who seek to attend a two/four-year university or technical school. Our $500 scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance and academic support to high school graduates and undergraduate students pursuing post-secondary education. The $500 scholarship can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living.
Amount of Award: $500
Deadline: May 15, 2021
The Crew Scholarship Fund Website

The National Council of Negro Women

The National Councilof Negro Women, Northwest Virginia Section, is inviting African-American high school seniors to compete for out annual scholastic achievement awards.  This year we will present awards in the amount of $1,000 and $500.
Amount of Award: Up to $1000
Deadline: May 17, 2021
The National Council of Negro Women Application (PDF)

Bryan Cameron Impact Scholarship

The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a merit-based undergraduate scholarship awarded each year to 10-15 exceptional high school seniors. The scholarship covers four years of full tuition, fees, and books at an accredited U.S.-based college or university. Recipients must demonstrate high achievement in academics, extracurriculars, leadership, and community service. 

There are two application deadlines: 
The early application deadline is May 21, 2021.
The final application deadline is September 10, 2021.
Award: Full tuition
Deadline: Early application May 21, 2021
How to apply: Submit an application for the Cameron Impact Scholarship

Hicks vs. Hacks Scholarship In honor of Dale Felten

Dale Felten was a dedicated Social Studies teacher at Brentsville for over three decades. His decorated career also included coaching football, basketball and golf. For us, he was our Government teacher, golf coach and a good friend. We want to award this scholarship in his name in order to demonstrate our appreciation for all of the hard work and hours upon hours that he dedicated to the students and athletes at Brentsville High School when he could have been in Minnesota ice fishing!
Hicks vs. Hacks Scholarship Application
Amount of Award: Varies
Deadline: May 17, 2021
Hicks vs Hacks Scholarship Application (PDF)

2021 Fourth Circuit Essay Contest

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking submissions for its 2021 essay contest.  Students are invited to consider and share their thoughts on the question: "What are the responsibilities of citizenship, and how do those responsibilities support and reinforce the rule of law?"  The contest is open to all students currently in grades 9 through 12 from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

 Students have the opportunity to win one of three cash prizes: first place, $2,000; second place, $1,500; and third place, $1,000.  Winners will be announced in the summer, and travel will be provided to the court’s Essay Awards Program in September 2021.

 For additional information and instructions on how to submit an essay, visit
Amount:  Up to $2000
Deadline: May 28, 2021
2021 Fourth Circuit Essay Contest Flyer

AFCEA Educational Foundation

The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering competitive based scholarships of $2,500 each to students actively pursuing a graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) subjects at a U.S. school in grades K-12.  The scholarships are made possible by generous contributions from ManTech International and AFCEA International.
Amount of Award: $2500
Deadline: May 31, 2021
AFCEA Educational Foundation Website

Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

Despite living in the most prosperous and interconnected time in history, rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide are on the rise. In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death. It kills someone every 12 minutes.  The Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship is dedicated to my mom, a wonderful woman who taught me the power of authenticity, belief, and compassion.  My hope is that the scholarship inspires greater awareness about mental health and fuels innovative solutions that help the millions of people who are suffering.  The scholarship is open to students at any educational level and field of study. The only application requirement is that students have personally experienced challenges with mental health or have had people close to them who have experienced mental health challenges.
Amount of Award: $500
Deadline: May 31, 2021

Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship Website

Full Circle Scholarship

The American Indian College Fund supports American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking technical, undergraduate and graduate degrees at tribal colleges and other nonprofit, accredited schools.
Amount of Award: $15,000
Deadline: May 31, 2021
Full Circle Scholarship Website

SILA Foundation Scholarship

The Securities and Insurance Licensing Association Foundation, Inc. (SILA Foundation) is proud to announce the availability of ten (10) two thousand and five hundred dollar ($2500.00) scholarships to students focused on careers in the insurance and securities industry for use at an accredited post-secondary college or university.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: May 31, 2021
SILA Foundation Scholarship Website

AGC Workforce Development Scholarships

In 2015, the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and its Build Your Future initiative made a generous contribution to help fund the first Workforce Development scholarships for students pursuing craft and technical programs, allowing 19 applicants to receive the inaugural scholarships.  The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET(link is external) or ACCE(link is external)-accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: June 1, 2021
AGC Workforce Development Scholarships Website

Fraternal Order of Police Battlefield Lodge Charitable Foundation, Inc.

The Continuing Education Grant Scholarship is a local scholarship that is specifically for any seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in Law Enforcement.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: June 1, 2021

Fraternal Order of Police Battlefield Lodge Charitable Foundation, Inc. Application (PDF)

Stuck At Prom® Scholarship Contest

Looking for an unusual scholarship? Check out the Stuck At Prom® Scholarship Contest, sponsored by Duct Tape. Students must use duct tape to create an original prom outfit with accessories, snap a picture, and vote online for the next winner.   To apply, create and wear an original promwear design using Duck® brand duct tape or crafting tape. Take a high-resolution picture of your outfit. Fill out an entry form and upload the picture of you in your prom wear. Register and vote online for your favorite designs. 
Award: $500 – $10,000
Deadline: June 9, 2021
How to apply: Upload a picture for the Stuck At Prom® Scholarship

Kylee Kares

Kylee Kares, a non-profit organization in Prince William County, Virginia is proud to announce that we will award college scholarships to two Prince William County graduating seniors in the amount of $500.00 each. These scholarships are being provided in memory of Kylee Langaigne. Kylee was passionate about helping youth overcome obstacles such as self-identity issues, peer-pressure and low self-esteem. If this mission resonates with you, please complete and submit this application with the required supporting documents.
Deadline: June 11, 2021
Amount of Award: $500
Kylee Kares Scholarship Application (PDF)

The Girls Impact the World Scholarship Awards

The Ian Somerhalder Foundation collaborates each year with the Girls Impact the World Film Festival, presented by the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC) and Connecther. The Girls Impact the World Film Festival, is a film festival and scholarship program in which high school and undergraduate college students submit 3-6 minute short films that focus on a variety of global women's issues. ISF awards the “Green IS” award and scholarship to films which bring awareness and/or propose solutions to environmental issues which impact women and girls.

“Your films will tell stories about girls and women that raise awareness, envision in film the possibilities of our time for females globally, and propose solutions, all the while providing the young adult voice an outlet in a compelling medium.”  -
Amount of Award: (12) $5000
Deadline: June 15, 2021
The Girls Impact the World Scholarship Awards Website
The Girls Impact the World Scholarship Awards Entry Rules

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a financial needs-based opportunity for students to receive a scholarship to attend an accredited college or university on a full-time basis and work at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during summer breaks. Recipients will be exposed to meaningful work that relates to their college major. For example, a foreign language major might translate documents for U.S. policymakers while a finance major might develop and analyze budgets for a worldwide operation.
Award: $18,000 – $25,000 per year
Deadline: June 18, 2021
How to apply: Submit an application for the CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.
Deadline: June 19, 2021
Amount of Award: $500 and $2000

BigSun Scholarship Website

Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Fund

The Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Fund was created in 2008 to support college-bound high school seniors in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The purpose of the fund is to find and then assist youngsters with few financial resources in their pursuit of higher education and a much-desired college degree.
Amount of Award:  Up to $4000
Deadline: June 25, 2021
Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Fund Website

Cirkled In The "No Sweat" Scholarship

Our team here at Cirkled In is excited to share our scholarship opportunity with you.  It is a simple application process; students simply create a free Cirkled In profile and then click on the apply button at the top of the page.
Amount of Award: $2500
Deadline June 30, 2021
Cirkled In The "No Sweat" Scholarship Website

Growth scholarship

This scholarship program aims at students in Virginia belonging to the underprivileged community passionate about mental health, volunteering, and community service.  The scholarship is open to high school seniors applying to colleges to major in psychology. I will award a $500 scholarship to the winner.  I believe that volunteerism and such small acts of charity bear enormous potential to initiate change. Students — and all young people — will play an essential role in shaping the world’s future. By engaging with your community through volunteering, students can help build a more generous and caring society.  I want to help you turn your passion into action, and I invite students to work for the issues they believe in.  I am committed to investing in young people, and I believe that every act of volunteerism — even a small one — helps turn the world into a better place. I hope that this scholarship will encourage students to volunteer in their communities and inspire them to take pride in volunteering, and encourage others to do so.
Deadline: June 30, 2021
Amount of Award: $500
Growth scholarship Website

Huntington’s College Scholarship Sweepstakes

College-bound students should apply to this easy $4,000 college scholarship sweepstakes. All you have to do is submit an official online entry form by the June deadline. That’s it — good luck!
Award: $4,000
Deadline: June 30, 2021
How to apply: Submit an entry for the Huntington’s College Sweepstakes

OppU Achievers Scholarship

The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity 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: $2,500
Deadline: June 30, September 30, December 31, and March 31
To Apply: Students submit a short response to the question "What makes you an achiever?"

Cyber Security College Scholarship

As cyber crime increases, the demand for experts in the field is also going up. So we are here to help those that are looking to get into the cyber field. Paying for your school on top of your everyday expenses can be hard, and every little bit can help!  Some schools offer cyber security degree programs. While others, may offer a similar degree paths in network security, IT security, info sec, computer forensics or health information security.  We are offering a scholarship worth $1,000 to eligible students seeking one of these degrees. We hope to help offset the costs associated with earning a degree.  When awarded, the recipient can use the $1,000 tuition voucher for any cost associated with his or her school bursar’s office (some restrictions may apply based on the school).
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline:  July 15, 2021

Cyber Security College Scholarship Website

Journalism Education Association

The Journalism Education Association sponsors up to two $1,000 scholarships for education majors who intend to teach scholastic journalism. Each recipient must be a college junior, senior or master’s degree student in a program designed to prepare him/her for teaching at the secondary-school level. Current secondary-school journalism teachers who are in a degree program to improve their journalism teaching skills also are eligible.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: July 15, 2021
Journalism Education Association Website

Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award

In May of 2019, the HIV/AIDS world lost its most promising poet, advocate, author, singer and young person living with AIDS, Mary Bowman. Mary was 30 years old. Born with HIV, she lived out her experiences of growing up and living with HIV (and losing a mother to AIDS) through her art. As a young, out woman of color, she was a dynamic, vital voice for the next generation of individuals living with HIV—proud, willing to speak of her own challenges with not just her own health needs (mental health, social support) —but also a fierce advocate for other young people with HIV for whom a voice was lacking. For Mary, the arts gave her the platform and voice to channel her creative energy, her passion, her truth.

To honor Mary’s legacy and support other accomplished young artivists like her, ViiV Healthcare and the National AIDS Memorial have partnered to create the Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award. This $5,000 award is intended to support one young artivist (27 years of age or younger) each year who exemplifies Mary’s passion for the arts as the vehicle for their own HIV/AIDS community activism and expression.
Amount of Award: $5,000
Deadline: July 15, 2021
Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award Website Link

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship

Dedicated to continuing the legacy of AIDS educator and activist Pedro Zamora, the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship seeks to support the academic efforts of young activists working in their communities today. Using the HIV/AIDS activism movement as an example, the scholarship supports those taking up social justice work in its many forms and working at the intersection of these movements with their communities to drive progress.
Amount of Award: $5,000
Deadline: July 15, 2021
Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Website Link

Learner Education Women in Mathematics Scholarship

Eligibility: Be a current high school senior who plans to study mathematics or related fields or an undergraduate currently studying in these fields. Must be a US Citizen or permanent legal resident. All GPAs and majors are encouraged to apply.
Amount of Award: $1,000
Deadline: July 31, 2021
Learner Education Women in Mathematics Scholarship Website

The Asian American/Pacific Islander Scholarship

Asian American and Pacific Islanders make up a diverse, vibrant group of people with backgrounds of more than 50 countries and regions, celebrating rich cultural diversity and cultural traditions.

Students who are Asian American or Pacific Islander make up around 8% of those attending universities and colleges within the US. Enrollment among students in this group is up nearly one-third since 2000, however, a majority of the members are underserved in their overall needs, particularly when it comes to getting a 4-year degree at a major college or university.

The bi-annual Asian American/Pacific Islander Scholarship is meant to encourage diversity in academia. This $750 award will help current or aspiring students who are Asian American/Pacific Islander pay their tuition or student loans.
Amount of Award: $750
Deadline: August 1, 2021
The Asian American/Pacific Islander Scholarship Website

Richmond Injury Attorneys Scholarship Contest

The attorneys at Lantz & Robins, P.C. believe that an important key to success begins with a quality education.  We understand how pursuing an education while trying to take on other activities can often times become cumbersome.  That is why we want to hear from students about the challenges they’ve dealt with and how that’s impacted who they are today.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: August 1, 2021
Richmond Injury Attorneys Scholarship Contest Website

The University of Arizona 

We want to reward you for your hard work, which means you may be eligible for additional merit aid.  Learn more about additional funding opportunities plus our merit aid terms and conditions.
The University of Arizona 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 Support 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 of Award: Varies
Deadline:  No deadline, students are accepted and served throughout the calendar year. 
Guided Pathway Support Program Website

Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship

The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergraduate student in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: December 20, 2021

Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship Website

Gannon University Cyber Award

Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania currently has an additional $3,000 Cyber Award available to any student who applies to the BS Cybersecurity or BS Cyber Engineering programs for Fall 2021 entry.  In addition to the merit scholarship every student is awarded, this brings the total scholarship for each student to minimum $18,000-23,000 per year.  You can find out more about our programs here:

Amount of Award: $3000

Scholarship/Financial Aid Database Links


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