Scholarship Information

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

FAFSA Demo Zoom Link

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

Evaluating Financial Aid Award Letters Presentation 2019-20

The College Place (TCP)

At The College Place, students of all ages can get help planning for college. If you are a student looking for resources to help you polish your college applications and untangle the red tape and paperwork of applying for financial aid, you've come to the right place.

Upon completion of this short student survey, you will also be connected with Kaleidoscope, a public benefit company, where you will be able to find and apply for private scholarships offered by companies and other organizations. Based on information you entered into the TCP Online Sign Up, the system will search all the scholarships on the platform and present the scholarships you may be eligible for. Then, like Netflix, students see tiles on the screen, each with branded logos of the particular organization offering a particular scholarship. Once students click on an option and start filling out the application, the system automatically populates the answers to similar questions on any other application they fill out.
The College Place (TCP) Website Link

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 [email protected] 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:
How to Reach your Student Aid Report
How to Review Your Financial Aid Offers

Diana Dyer Scholarship
Diana J. Dyer was an outstanding athlete at Osbourn High School. She was a teacher and coach at Brentsville District High School for 33 years before retiring in 2002. As a teacher and coach she always promoted good sportsmanship, team spirit & academic excellence. She encouraged her athletes to accept victory and defeat with dignity and humility. The scholarship, which is offered in her memory, is designed to recognize a Brentsville District High School female athlete who demonstrates these characteristics.
$2000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating female senior athlete. Please see attachment for an application: Dyer Scholarship app.2022 (1).doc

Division-Wide Financial Aid Nights:

February 24th @ 6pm Early Planning- Paying for College: This workshop provides helpful information for parents and students on the following topics: college costs in VA, federal and state financial aid, the FAFSA, scholarships, and family conversations about college financial planning—all important areas of focus for preparing to pay for a college education. Elementary and Middle school presentations include guest speaker from VA 529 to learn more about the education savings option. College and Career Planning Website
arch 10th @ 6pm Award Statement Review: This workshop helps seniors and their parents understand the components of a financial aid statement that a college issues them after the student is offered admissions to the school. Participants learn how to calculate their cost of attendance, unpack the various grants, scholarships, and loans that may be included, and determine their financial need gap. This workshop can also be provided as 1:1 support for a student and their parents upon receiving offer letters. College and Career Planning Website

 March 24th @ 6pm Junior Action Plan: This comprehensive workshop focuses on the essential steps rising seniors should be taking now to prepare for the college application process! Students learn about college costs, college application requirements, what to look for in a college, and how to find the best college fit for them as students. College and Career Planning Website

Parent Learning Series
Parent Learning Series Webinars. The Parent Learning Series provides live webinars for students and families to attend.  Below are scheduled webinars that you may join by clicking on the Zoom link provided.  Please visit the Parent Learning Series webpage for instructions on how to access the PLS Canvas Course to view the entire resource library, which includes previous webinar recordings.
Junior Action Plan: March 24, 2022 at 6 p.m.
Rising Seniors - Are you common App Ready?: April 6, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

Scholarships & Awards

Stop by the guidance office for printed copies of Scholarship applications and instructions

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

Hicks vs. Hacks Scholarship Application In honor of Dale Felten. This Scholarship is specific to Brentsville seniors!
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!
Scholarship attached: Hicks vs Hacks Scholarship Application 2022.doc


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 

Leslie Richardson Memorial Swan & Sparrow Scholarship
The Leslie Richardson Memorial Swan & Sparrow Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to benefit students studying musical performance, jazz studies or choral conducting at a historically or predominantly black college or university (HBCU).
Application deadline: May 13
Award amount: $3,000
Scholarship aplication:

Military Dependents in PWCS

Below are scholarship opportunities for our students who are military dependents in PWCS


NACME is responsible for over $3 million in scholarships awarded annually to underrepresented minority (URM) students. NACME expects to support approximately 1,000 underrepresented minority engineering and computer students annually.

Scholarship Eligibility
To be eligible to be named for any of the NACME administered scholarships students must either be a high school senior applying to an engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution, or be currently matriculating in an engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution, a US citizen or permanent resident, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. NACME's mission is to increase representation of Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic-American and Native/American Indian in the fields of engineering and computer science.
Amount of Awards: Varies
Deadline: Varies


National Naval Officers Association Washington, DC Chapter 2022 Scholarship Awards Program
Awards scholarships starting at $1,000.00
An online application form to apply for our scholarships is available here:



NOVA’s scholarship
Scholarship Application Cycle Now Open Apply for Scholarships Through Feb. 25
The NOVA Foundation and the Financial Aid Office are pleased to announce the first scholarship cycle for the 2022-2023 academic year. The scholarship application period closes on Friday, Feb. 25. Students who have applied and plan to enroll this Fall and next Spring are able to submit one application to apply for multiple scholarship opportunities.  For a list of available scholarships and to apply, students should visit NOVA’s scholarship website . Questions or any application issues can be directed to Scholarship Coordinator Darryl Shell [email protected]
Sheila D. Coleman Presidential Scholarship - $10,000
A Salute to Ten Years of Advocacy and Signature Program
November 17, 2022 - November 17, 2022
For more information, click here

Prince William-Fairfax County Farm Bureau Scholarship Application
The Prince William-Fairfax County Farm Bureau is offering two $1500 scholarships to high school seniors or enrolled college students for further study in the fields of agriculture, veterinary sciences, food and/or fiber production sciences, forestry, natural resources or a directly related field.
Attached is the application and pertinent information: Fw__[External]

The Scholarship Committee is committed to offering annual scholarships for high school seniors, an ESP, a current member, future educators, and first-time college attendees.
Scholarship application and more details can be found on PWeA website:

Rita's Firs-Gen Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any high school senior who will be a first-generation college student. Refugees are strongly encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate is a student who has experienced obstacles or sacrifice in pursuit of their education. These obstacles or sacrifices can be in the form of time, money, being away from family, having to care for or support one's family, completing school despite social, religious, familial, or cultural pressure not to, etc.

To apply, tell me about an adversity you have faced in the pursuit of education, how you navigate it, and what you hope to do given this opportunity. I look forward to hearing your story.  
Amount of award: $31,606
Deadline: July 1, 2022
Rita's First-Gen Scholarship


Scholarship Points $10,000 Giveaway

Scholarship Points 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 

VA State Financial Aid- Assistance for students without documentation
Direct information about the "Virginia State Financial Aid" please see this site:


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

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

Scholarships. com

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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