Scholarships for Virginia Residents

As the first permanent colony in what was to become the Unites States, Virginia is certainly one of the most historically important states in the country. If you live in Virginia, there’s another important thing to know about your state: Your residency could qualify for college scholarships. Many of the available scholarships are made possible by the state of Virginia through programs like the Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program, the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant and the Granville P. Meade Scholarship. Others are funded by individual colleges and universities, like Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, Liberty University and James Madison University. Potential recipients may need to demonstrate financial need, provide official transcripts, meet a minimum grade point average or submit an application essay to qualify. To learn more about scholarships for Virginia residents that you might be eligible for, keep reading below.

Showing 1-20 of 36 scholarships
View Details Lee-Jackson Scholarship Virginia Department of Education
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  • 1,000 - 10,000
  • 27 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Virginia|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The Lee-Jackson Scholarship is awarded to best authors in essay writing. Applicants must be junior or senior in a Virginia public or private high school
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Virginia|
  • School (K-12): |Christiansburg High School, Christiansburg, VA|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|New River community College, Dublin, VA|
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This scholarship fund was established in memory of Marcus Allen Ford to benefit students from Christiansburg High School planning to enroll at any two or four-year college or university in Virginia. Preference is given to students attending New River Community College. Marcus Allen Ford was a person who loved his family, a friend to all, had exceptional academic abilities, and good sportsmanship in the home, at school, and on the playing field, and so applicants for this scholarship should exemplify those characteristics.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Miller/Vicars Scholarship East Tennessee Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Scott, VA|
  • School (K-12): |Gate City High School, Gate City, VA|Rye Cove High School, Duffield, VA|Twin Springs High School, Nickelsville, VA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|Vocational School|Trade School|Not-for-profit|
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This scholarship is open to graduating senior in Scott County, VA (Gate City High School, Rye Cove High School, or Twin Springs High School) who resides in Scott County, VA and will enroll full-time at an accredited, not-for-profit college, university, vocational, or trade school.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details The Gary Wagner, K3OMI, Scholarship American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Foundation, Inc.
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Virginia|West Virginia|Tennessee|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Maryland|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|College| in |North Carolina|
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This scholarship is open to U.S. citizen students that reside in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and the State of Tennessee who will pursue a bachelor degree in any field of engineering and will enroll at an accredited four-year college or university. Applicants must have a license of active Novice Class Amateur Radio License or higher.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details The James Cothran, KD3NI, Scholarship American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Foundation, Inc.
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Virginia|West Virginia|Georgia|Alabama|Pennsylvania|South Carolina|Southern New Jersey, NJ|Western New York, NY|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Delaware|Maryland|Washington|
  • School (College): Attend a college in |North Carolina|Florida|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students with active Amateur Radio License Class. Applicants must be residents of Atlantic Division (DE, MD, PA, Southern NJ, Western NY), the Roanoke Division (NC, SC, VA, WV), the Southeastern Division (AL, FL, GA) or Washington, D.C.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details The L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Foundation, Inc.
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Virginia|West Virginia|South Carolina|
  • School (College): Attend a college in |North Carolina|
  • Major: Study |Electronics|Communications|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunity to students who has an active General Class license or higher and pursuing a bachelor's degree in electronics, communications, or related fields at a school in the ARRL Roanoke Division (NC, SC, VA, WV) .
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details A. Phillip Meadows Leadership Fund River Valley Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Floyd, VA|Giles, VA|Montgomery, VA|Pulaski, VA|Radford, VA|Hinton, WV|
  • School (K-12): |Christiansburg High School, Christiansburg, VA|Eastern Montgomery High School, Elliston, VA|Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, VA|Auburn High School, Riner, VA|Giles High School, Pearisburg, VA|Narrows High School, Narrows, VA|Pulaski County High School, Dublin, VA|Radford High School, Radford, VA|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|School Activities|Church Activities|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students planning to enroll at Virginia Tech. Applicants must be residing in Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski Counties and the City of Radford and Hinton, WV. Students should also demonstrate financial need, strong academic achievement, leadership qualities, potential and active involvement and participation in school, church, and/or community service.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details American Electric Power Scholarship American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Auxiliary, Inc.
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  • 4,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ohio|Michigan|Virginia|Oklahoma|Arkansas|West Virginia|Texas|Tennessee|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Louisiana|
  • School (College): Attend a college in |Indiana|Kentucky|
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The scholarship was established by American Electric Power to award 1 student who demonstrates an interest in power engineering.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship Horticultural Research Institute, Inc.
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  • 4,000
  • 1 award
  • May-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Virginia|West Virginia|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Maryland|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|
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In 2002, the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show, Inc. established a scholarship in honor of Mr. Akehurst which aims to help students pursue a career, degree or profession in the nursery and landscaping field.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details The Juniper Networks Engineering Scholarship Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 10 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +5 More
  • Residence: Live in |Fairfax City, VA|Loudoun, VA|Prince William, VA|Middlesex, MA|Worcester, MA| as a |Permanent Legal U.S. Resident|New Jw|Ontario, Canada|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Santa Clara, CA|San Mateo, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|
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The Juniper Networks Engineering Scholarship provides support to students of California, Virginia, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Canada. The program aims to help students who are pursuing a degree in STEM.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 5,000
  • 8 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +5 More
  • Residence: Live in |Arlington, VA|Fairfax City, VA|Loudoun, VA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Alexandria, VA|Manassas, VA|Prince William, VA|Falls Church, VA|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
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Northern Virginia Urban League Scholarship is a $5,000 fund given to graduating high school seniors who met the eligibility requirements. The scholarship awards up to eight students. The program aims to provide support to students who plan to enroll in a full-time college program.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Drew Smith Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Jul-14-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Virginia|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Delaware|Eastern Shore, MD|Lower Shore, MD|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship fund was started in memory of Drew Smith who was a Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He loved all aspects of the game golf and volunteered to work at golf tournaments in Scotland and other tournaments in the United States. The scholarship aims to benefit a turfgrass management student who has a similar passion for the golf industry.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 2,000
  • 10 awards
  • Apr-30-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Virginia|West Virginia|Pennsylvania|District of Columbia|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Delaware|Maryland|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Scottish|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to college juniors and seniors or graduate students who are Scottish descent and a U.S. citizen residing in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Alice Hinchcliffe Williams, RDH, MS Graduate Merit Scholarship American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) Institute for Oral Health
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Virginia|
  • Organization: Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): |Accredited Dental Hygiene Program|
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The Virginia Dental Hygienists Association Foundation funds the Alice Hinchcliffe Williams, RDH, MS Graduate Merit Scholarship. This scholarship was created in to honor Alice Hinchcliffe Williams who enabled establishment of the VDHA Foundation. The scholarship is open to graduate students pursuing a degree in Dental Hygiene. Applicants must be a Virginia resident with an active DC license.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Tidewater Virginia Section Scholarship American Welding Society Foundation, Inc.
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Virginia|AWS Tidewater Virginia Section Boundary|
  • School (College): Attend |LeTourneau University, Longview, TX|
  • Major: Study |Materials Joining Engineering|Welding|Materials Joining Engineering Technology|
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This scholarship was established by the AWS Tidewater Virginia Section to encourage students to pursue a college degree in Welding Engineering, Materials Joining Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology and Materials Joining Engineering Technology. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and must demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details SWE Region E Scholarship Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |New York|Virginia|District of Columbia|
  • Organization: Society of Women Engineers (Professional Organization)
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Delaware|Maryland|
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This scholarship was established in 2014 to support sophomore through graduate female students attending school within the Region E boundaries such a Delaware, District of Columbia, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia. Applicants must be pursuing study that will lead to a career in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States. Society of Women Engineers membership is required.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Wings Fund River Valley Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Floyd, VA|Giles, VA|Montgomery, VA|Pulaski, VA|Radford, VA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Two-year|Four-year|College|Post-Secondary Vocational School|
  • Major: Study |Education|
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This scholarship aims to support students from the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski, and the City of Radford who will pursue a study in education and will attend college two-year or four-year, university, or post? secondary vocational school.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Kiser Orthodontics Scholarship Fund River Valley Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|Floyd, VA|Pulaski, VA|Radford, VA|Tazewell, VA|Wythe, VA|Bland, VA|Mercer, VA|McDowell, VA| as a |Mongomery, VA|
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Academic Achievement|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students from the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tazewell , Wythe, and Bland, Virginia and the counties of Mercer and McDowell, West Virginia and the City of Radford. Applicants must demonstrate ability and strong commitment to better themselves and have a documented financial need.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Floyd, VA|Giles, VA|Montgomery, VA|Pulaski, VA|Radford, VA|Grayson, VA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Two-year|Four-year|College|
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This scholarship is open to students from the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Grayson and the City of Radford who will pursue a post?secondary degree at a two?year or four-year college or university.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Skip Bishop Scholarship Fund River Valley Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Floyd, VA|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Two-year|Four-year|College|
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The Skip Bishop Scholarship Fund is awarded to a student from Floyd County High School. Applicants must demonstrate participation as athlete in any high school sport
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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