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Alice Mahone Business and Professional Women's Scholarship
Sponsor: Bedford Business and Professional Women
c/o Maggie M. Williamson
Mahone Scholarship Chair
1521 Oakwood Street
Bedford, VA 24523
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors at a school located in Bedford County, Virginia. They must demonstrate academic achievement and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must be accepted at a post-secondary institution that is not a community college. Children of Bedford Professional Women (BPW) members are ineligible. Selection is based on class rank, financial need and extracurricular activities.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 6
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript and one recommendation letter are required.
Website: http://www.bpwva.org

Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Horticultural Research Institute
525 9th Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a landscaping or horticultural program at a two- or four-year accredited institution and be residents of Maryland, Virginia or West Virginia.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: May 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.hriresearch.org

Collegiate Shooting Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Eligibility: Applicants must live in Pennsylvania or Virginia, be a high school senior, have at least a 3.0 GPA and have a strong interest in shooting sports and the Second Amendment. Selection is based on the application, essay and letter of reference.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: June 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. A copy of a letter of acceptance to the college or university of choice must be sent with the application.
Website: https://home.nra.org/

Dixie Boys Baseball Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Dixie Boys Baseball
P.O. Box 8263
Dothan, AL 36304
Eligibility: Applicants must plan to pursue undergraduate studies at a college or university. An application, financial statement, two recommendation letters, proof of baseball participation, transcript and essay are required. Selection is based on class rankings, strong school and community leadership and financial need. Programs are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Amount: $1,250
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://baseball.dixie.org

Dixie Youth Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Dixie Youth Baseball, Inc.
Johnny Berthelot, Chairman Scholarship Committee
110 South Bolivar Street
Suite 207
Marshall, TX 75670
Eligibility: Applicants must have been registered on a Dixie Youth Baseball team participating in a franchised Dixie Youth Baseball Inc. league prior to reaching age thirteen. Selection is based on financial need, scholastic record and citizenship. Programs are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Contact your local league officials or a district, state or national director for an application, and applications are also available online.
Website: http://youth.dixie.org/

Fastline Publications FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants may be from Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Ohio, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana or Texas and working toward two-year degrees in agricultural business management, farm and ranch management, livestock management or agricultural sales and marketing. Applicants may also be from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Idaho, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina and working toward four-year degrees in agricultural business management, farm and ranch management, livestock management or agricultural sales and marketing. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: An application form is required.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Frances A. Mays Scholarship Award
Sponsor: Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
7812 Falling Hill Terrace
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors at Virginia colleges or universities pursuing a degree in health, physical education, recreation or dance and be members of VAHPERD and AAHPERD. Students must demonstrate high ideals, good scholarship and professional ethics. Applicants must be nominated by their schools.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: October 1
How to apply: Applications are available from your university's VAHPERD representative. An application form and letter of reference are required.
Website: http://www.vahperd.org

Gary Wagner, K3OMI Scholarship
Sponsor: American Radio Relay League Foundation
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111-1494
Eligibility: Applicants must have an amateur radio license of Novice Class or higher. Students may be pursuing a bachelor's degree in any field of engineering. They must be residents of one of the following states: North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland or Tennessee. Preference will be given to students with financial need.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.arrl.org/the-arrl-foundation

Granville P. Meade Scholarship
Sponsor: Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218
Eligibility: Students must have been born in Virginia, and they must plan to attend a public or private Virginia school. They must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities and good character. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 14
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.pen.k12.va.us

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Jimmy Rane Foundation
P.O. Box 40
Abbeville, AL 36310
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for high school seniors or 2.75 for college students. Selection is based on academic excellence, community involvement, leadership skills, awards and honors and financial need.

Amount: $500-$5,000
Deadline: February 7
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.jimmyranefoundation.org

John R. Lillard VAOC Scholarship
Sponsor: Virginia Department of Aviation
VAOC Scholarship
Attn: Betty Wilson
5702 Gulfstream Road
Richmond, VA 23250-2422
Eligibility: Applicants must be Virginia high school seniors who have an unweighted GPA of 3.50 or higher. They must be accepted into or enrolled in an aviation-related program at an accredited postsecondary institution and must have plans to pursue a career in aviation. Selection is based on academic merit, personal essay, leadership skills and financial need.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: March 13
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal essay, official transcript, verification of college acceptance or enrollment, list of extracurricular activities and up to three recommendation letters are required.
Website: http://www.doav.virginia.gov

Kent Nutrition Group Inc. FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be working toward a degree in one of the following fields: animal science, animal nutrition, dairy science, poultry science, equine/equestrian science, agriculture, agricultural science, agricultural business management, economics, finance or marketing and sales. Applicants must attend college in and be residents of one of the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia or West Virginia. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Lee-Jackson Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Lee-Jackson Foundation
P.O. Box 8121
Charlottesville, VA 22906
Eligibility: Applicants must be juniors, seniors or the equivalent in a Virginia public high school, private high school or homeschooling program and be residents of Virginia who plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. as full-time students. Financial need is not a basis for selection. Applicants must write an essay that demonstrates an appreciation for the character and virtues of Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

Amount: $1,000-$10,000
Deadline: February 6
How to apply: Applications are available online and must be submitted to your school principal or guidance counselor by your school's deadline. Your school must then submit the application by February 6.
Website: http://www.lee-jackson.org

Leo Bourassa Scholarship
Sponsor: Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association
VLWA Scholarship Committee
CH2M HILL
5701 Cleveland Street, Suite 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Eligibility: Applicants must be Virginia residents and students in good standing at an accredited college or university in the state. They must complete at least two semesters of undergraduate study by the award date. They must also be full-time undergraduate or full- or part-time graduate students enrolled in curriculum related to water resources.

Amount: $1,000-$3,000
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.vlwa.org

Lisa Sechrist Memorial Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Lisa Sechrist Memorial Scholarship Selection Committee
c/o Brookfield Residential
Attn: Kim Mackmin
3201 Jermantown Road, Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22030
Eligibility: Applicants must be Virginia high school seniors in the process of applying to an accredited college, university or technical school or who have already been accepted. Members of honor societies and those who participate in sports or other extracurricular activities will receive special consideration. Selection is based on need, integrity, merit and academic potential.

Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: March 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.lisasechrist.com/scholarship.html

Mahindra USA Women in Ag Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, or West Virginia. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required as well as participation in community service, financial need and leadership ability. Majors not accepted include dietetics, food service, public service, packaging, parks and recreation studies, biosciences, technology, engineering, marine biology and natural resource management. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Mary Anne Williams Scholarship
Sponsor: Virginia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy
c/o Ginger Stephens
421 East E Street
Purcellville, VA 20132
Eligibility: Applicants must be Virginia residents who are lineal descendants of a worthy Confederate veteran. They must be undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in pre-medicine or engineering at a Virginia postsecondary institution. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available by request. An application form, proof of Confederate ancestry, a recent applicant photo, an official transcript, two recommendation letters, a personal statement and an endorsement from a Virginia Division UDC chapter are required.
Website: http://www.vaudc.org

Mary Graham Lasley Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria
2121 Eisenhower Avenue
Suite 608
Alexandria, VA 22314
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate music students who are Virginia, Maryland or Washington, DC residents or students at colleges, universities or conservatories in Virginia, Maryland or Washington, DC. Students must be 25 years of age or younger. Prior first place winners may not reenter.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Unknown
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, resume and $25 entry fee are required.
Website: http://www.alexsym.org/

Mary Macon McGuire Scholarship
Sponsor: General Federation of Women's Clubs of Virginia
P.O. Box 8750
Richmond, VA 23226
Eligibility: Applicants must be a female head of household and a resident of Virginia. Students must be currently enrolled in a course of study at an accredited Virginia school. Students must submit an essay and three letters of recommendation. Applicants must show financial need.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.gfwcvirginia.org

Middle School Essay Contest
Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Virginia
1708 Commonwealth Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
Eligibility: Applicants must be middle school students and write an essay on an assigned topic. The essay should be written at the student's desk during school time and will be evaluated based on originality, sincerity and the student's ability to communicate meaning.

Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online and from sponsoring Posts.
Website: http://www.valegion.org

NACA South Student Leadership Scholarships
Sponsor: National Association for Campus Activities
13 Harbison Way
Columbia, SC 29212
Eligibility: Students must hold a significant campus leadership position, demonstrate significant leadership skills and abilities and make significant contributions through on- or off-campus volunteering. Students must attend school in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia or Puerto Rico.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.naca.org

NACE Eastern Area Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International Foundation
15835 Park Ten Place
Houston, TX 77084-5145
Eligibility: Applicants must be a permanent resident of the United States and be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate in an accredited engineering or physical science degree program at a two or four-year college or university. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have a permanent address within the NACE Eastern Area which includes the following states and/or U.S. Territories: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana (excluding Lake, Porter La Porte, Newton and Jasper counties), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: January 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two recommendation forms, an academic transcript and essay scholarship questions are required.
Website: http://nace-foundation.org/

The L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship
Sponsor: American Radio Relay League Foundation
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111-1494
Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a general ham radio license, be residents of and attending school in the ARRL Roanoke Division (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia) and be undergraduate or graduate students in electronics, communications or another related field.

Amount: $500
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available online. Completed applications must be submitted by mail.
Website: http://www.arrl.org/the-arrl-foundation

UDC Virginia Division Gift Scholarships
Sponsor: Virginia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy
c/o Ginger Stephens
421 East E Street
Purcellville, VA 20132
Eligibility: Applicants must be direct descendants of Confederates or indirect descendants who are UDC members. They must receive an endorsement from a Virginia UDC chapter and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, proof of ancestor's Confederate military record, transcript, two letters of recommendation and a personal statement are required.
Website: http://www.vaudc.org

VCTA Virginia's Future Leaders Scholarship
Sponsor: Virginia's Cable Telecommunications Association
1001 E. Broad Street
Suite 210
Richmond, VA 23219
Eligibility: Applicants must be Virginia residents. They must be attending or plan to attend a Virginia two- or four-year college or university, graduate or technical school. Financial need is required.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 25
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.vcta.com

VHSL Allstate Achievement Award
Sponsor: Virginia High School League Foundation
1642 State Farm Boulevard
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Eligibility: Students must be from a Virginia high school in Group 1A through 6A. Applicants must show participation in VHSL activities and other school or community activities. They must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.vhsl.org

Virginia Commonwealth Award
Sponsor: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th Street
10th Floor
James Monroe Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Eligibility: Undergraduate applicants must be admitted to a Virginia public two- or four-year college or university, be enrolled at least half-time, be residents of Virginia, be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens and demonstrate financial need. Graduate applicants must be enrolled full-time in an eligible Virginia graduate degree program. The selection process varies by school.

Amount: Up to full tuition
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Application instructions are available by request from the student's financial aid office.
Website: http://www.schev.edu

Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships
Sponsor: Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution
DAR Scholarship Committee
Dr. Judith Hess Jones, State Chairman
402 Hemlock Drive SE
Blacksburg, VA 24060-5232
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors and U.S. citizens who are sponsored by a Virginia DAR chapter. They may pursue an undergraduate degree in any field except nursing at any Virginia college or university.

Amount: $1,500-$2,500
Deadline: January 15
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, letter of sponsorship, written statement, transcript, financial need form and letter of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.vadar.org

Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program
Sponsor: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th Street
10th Floor
James Monroe Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Eligibility: Applicants must have graduated from a Virginia high school with at least a 2.5 GPA, and they must be enrolled full-time in a two-year or four-year college in the state. Students must be classified as dependents. Preference will be given to students with the greatest financial need.

Amount: Up to full tuition
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.
Website: http://www.schev.edu

Virginia High School League Charles E. Savedge Journalism Scholarship
Sponsor: Virginia High School League Foundation
1642 State Farm Boulevard
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Eligibility: Applicants must be active members of a high school newspaper, yearbook or other publication. Students must be in their senior year and have plans to study journalism in college.

Amount: $500
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.vhsl.org

Virginia Part-Time Assistance Program
Sponsor: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th Street
10th Floor
James Monroe Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Eligibility: Applicants must be Virginia residents. They must attend a school in Virginia's community college system part-time (one to eight credit hours per term) and must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on financial need.

Amount: Up to full tuition
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available from the student's financial aid office. An application form and supporting materials are required.
Website: http://www.schev.edu

Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation College Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation
880 Technology Park Drive
Suite 100
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Eligibility: Applicants must be the dependent children of active police officers on duty in the Commonwealth of Virginia, excluding children of sheriff's deputies and federal officers. They must be working towards their first undergraduate degree and be currently accepted or enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university. Selection is based upon financial need, academic success, 500-word essay and achievements in the community.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, typed essay, official transcripts, college acceptance letter, SAT/ACT scores, questionnaire and photograph are required.
Website: http://www.vapolicefoundation.org/

Virginia PTA Annual Citizenship Essay Project
Sponsor: Virginia PTA
1027 Wilmer Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227
Eligibility: Applicants must be Virginia students in kindergarten through 12th grade who are attending a school that has a PTA or PTSA chapter in good standing. They must submit an essay on a sponsor-determined topic relating to citizenship. Selection is based on essay originality, clarity and grammar.

Amount: $50-$250
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Entry forms are available online. An entry form and essay are required.
Website: http://www.vapta.org

Virginia Ruff Scholarship for Continuing Education
Sponsor: Bedford Business and Professional Women Ruff Scholarship
c/o Jennifer Powers
Ruff Scholarship Chair
1411 Heirloom Road
Bedford, VA 24523
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have been residents of Bedford County, Virginia for at least the past two years. They must be pursuing higher education in order to re-enter the job market, to become economically self-sufficient or to advance their current careers. They must be accepted into an accredited degree program, and must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 22
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal essay, financial need information and two recommendation letters are required.
Website: http://www.bpwva.org

Virginia Sheriffs' Institute Scholarship
Sponsor: Virginia Sheriffs' Institute
951 East Byrd Street
Suite 905
Richmond, VA 23219
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of an eligible Virginia locality. They must be accepted or enrolled at a Virginia college or university and must be majoring in or planning to major in criminal justice. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, letter of recommendation from applicant's local sheriff, personal essay, proof of college acceptance (incoming freshmen only) and standardized test scores (incoming freshmen only) are required.
Website: http://vasheriffsinstitute.org

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program
Sponsor: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th Street
10th Floor
James Monroe Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Eligibility: Applicants must be Virginia residents and enrolled full-time as undergraduate, graduate or professional school students at an eligible private, non-profit Virginia postsecondary institution. Applicants who are enrolled in a religious or theological degree program are ineligible as are graduate students who are enrolled in a degree program that is not related to health care. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Up to $3,200
Deadline: July 31
How to apply: Applications are available by request from the student's college financial aid office. An application form and supporting materials are required.
Website: http://www.schev.edu