1. Saint Paul’s College: Southside Virginia Tuition Grant (up to $3,000) to any student with a 2.0 or better grade point average.
  2. Burger King Scholars Program: available to all eligible high school seniors and Burger King employees. Details and how to apply at Deadline: Jan. 10
  3. KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program: requires a minimum 2.75 GPA, plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree, demonstrate financial need. Apply online at Deadline: Feb. 9
  4. The Blanco Foundation provides scholarships for students with a minimum 2.5 GPA who plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college and pursue a degree in nursing or education. To download an application visit  Deadline: Feb. 1
  5. Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship: students will submit an essay on either General Robert E. Lee or General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. More info and application can be found a This essay contest is open to juniors and seniors. Deadline: Feb. 15
  6. Gloria Wille Bell and Carlos R. Bell Scholarship Program: for students who plan to attend the University of Michigan and major in engineering, math, physics, computer science or other related science fields. Application can be found at Deadline: Feb. 1
  7. Virginia State Golf Association Scholarship Program: for students who have an interest in golf. Awarded based on academics, character & financial need. Applicant must submit a reference letter from a VSGA member club. More info and application forms can be found at Deadline: Feb. 25
  8. Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship: applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, plan to attend a 4-year college & parents’ income cannot exceed $100,000-leadership and community service will be important considerations. Deadline: Mar. 31
  9. J. Theron “Tim” Timmons Scholarship: applicant’s parents/guardians must be members of AAA Tidewater Virginia. Requires a 3.0 GPA and an essay on “How You Plan to Use Your Education”. Deadline: Apr. 15
  10. Intermarkets-Lucido Scholarship: for students who plan to study journalism. For more info and to get the application go to Deadline: Apr. 1
  11. Sweet Briar College: need and merit based scholarships for young women who plan to study engineering. Applications can be found at
  12. The Gates Millennium Scholars Program: open to African American, American Indian/Alaskan native, Asian Pacific Islander or Hispanic Americans who have a 3.3 GPA and are interested in computer science, education, engineering, library science, math, public health or science. They must have demonstrated through participation in community service & extracurricular activities. Must meet federal Pell Grant criteria. Applications are available at Deadline: Jan. 10
  13. American Fire Sprinkler Association: Essay contest (700-1000 words) – Write a creative, interesting and convincing essay on why installing automatic fire sprinklers makes good economic sense. Applications can be found at Deadline: Feb. 1
  14. The Society of the Cincinnati: History essay contest - $3000 award – topic: The United States Constitution maximum 1,500 words. Judging criteria is available in the guidance office. Deadline: Feb. 10 (postmark)
  15. The Billie Jo Dickens Memorial Educational Scholarship: Open to residents of Greensville County and the City of Emporia. A family member or member of Aberdour Presbyterian Church may also apply. Financial need will be a strong consideration. Deadline: May 1
  16. Southside Tobacco Loan Forgiveness Program: for Virginia residents seeking a four-year degree One year of documented full time employment in one of the 24 Southside Virginia localities qualifies as one year of loan forgiveness. For more info visit Under “Educational Opportunities” click on Virginia Tobacco Commission. The program coordinator, Paul A. “Arnie” Farrar can be reached at (434) 572-5484 or APPLY EARLY!
  17. Radford University School of Dance and Theatre: Applicants must have a 3.3 GPA, 1100 SAT score and demonstrate an outstanding level of achievement in theatre through the presentation of an audition or portfolio and interview. To be considered apply to Radford by Jan. 21, 2011.
  18. AXA Achievement Community Scholarships: Applicants must possess the qualities of ambition & drive, determination to set & reach goals, respect for self, family & community and ability to succeed in college. Download an application at Deadline: Feb. 15
  19. Randolph College: scholarships based on academic merit as well as financial need. February 1 is the priority deadline for filing the FAFSA to be eligible for need-based and merit-based awards.
  20. Sweet Briar College – CLIMB Scholarships: for students who pursue engineering science or engineering management – awarded based on need and merit.
  21. The College of William and Mary—Harriett Pittard Beales Scholarship: awarded based on academic success, service, leadership, character and other personal achievements. Selection will be made in late spring following the admission of new students to the College. If two or more applicants are equally qualified, preference will be given to residents of Mecklenburg County.
  22. RMHC Scholars (Ronald McDonald House Charities): applicants should have a large degree of community involvement, ambition and plan to attend any type of higher education. GPA of 2.7 is required. Application can be found at Deadline: Jan. 28 (postmark)
  23. Joshua David Swinson Memorial Scholarship: applicant must have a documented physical, emotional or learning disability and prepare an essay “expressing how your disability has impacted your life.” Download an application from Deadline: Jan. 28 (postmark)
  24. TAG (Tuition Assistance Grant): for Virginia residents who attend a Virginia private college. An application can be found at or contact the college’s financial aid office. The application will be submitted to the college’s financial aid office. Amount of the grant may vary from year to year.