Prince George High School 2015-2016 Scholarship Guide



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Prince George High School
2015-2016
Scholarship Guide
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Prince George High School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, handicapping conditions or national origin in its educational programs and activities.


Congratulations!!!!!!! You have reached your senior year of high school! You are about to embark on a very exciting and important time of your life. We have prepared the Prince George High School Scholarship book to assist you with your scholarship search. In an effort to make this booklet easier to understand, you will receive instructions from the guidance office on how to access the enclosed scholarship announcements. Again, congratulations and we wish you the best in your scholarship endeavors.
PGHS is pleased to welcome back Ms. Vera Dixon. Ms. Dixon will be working with the high school guidance office as the GRASP advisor (GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.) one day a week from October through April to help with post secondary education, scholarships and financial aid. Appointments with Ms. Dixon can be made in the high school guidance office.

The Prince George High School Guidance Department

Disclaimer Statement:


This scholarship booklet is prepared before all scholarships applications are received. Therefore, we are compelled to notify you and your parents that the scholarships listed in this publication are based on the scholarships listings that were published last year. Therefore, it is beyond our control if some of the scholarship deadlines are not the same as they were listed last school year. If and when we are notified of a change in deadline date, we will communicate the information via PGTV announcements as soon as we are informed.


****Please be aware that although some scholarships are due to the School Counseling Office, it is your responsibility to mail ALL other scholarships when there is an address provided on the application. Many deadlines are a postmark date so this will ensure that your application is reaching the destination in a timely manner.

MONEY FOR COLLEGE PREFACE


The purpose of this book is to help parents and students locate some of the financial aid funds available, from local, state and national level organizations, for the sole purpose of funding a post-secondary education. This resource provides information about monies available through scholarships, grants and essay contests. As a reference, there are three general types of financial aid available to students:


  1. Grants and scholarships that do not have to be repaid.

  2. Parent and student loans which must be repaid

  3. Work-study jobs which enable students to earn a portion of school cost while enrolled in college.


Some of these awards are distributed through the high school; some through post-secondary financial aid offices; and some directly through clubs and or organizations. Most of these awards are competitive and individualized; therefore, each source has its own deadline, qualifications, and requirements. Parents and students are encouraged to try many sources in fact, try all the sources for which you are qualified.
The following is a list of sources of grants and scholarships:


  1. PRIVATE SOURCES

1. Place of employment 11. Church Affiliation

2. Sororities/Fraternities 12. Companies

3. Nationality 13. Labor Unions

4. Civic Groups 14. College/University

5. Religious Affiliation 15. PTA

6. Foundations 16. Lodges

7. Trust Funds/Wills 17. Special Interests/Talent

8. Handicapped Organization

9. Alumni

  1. Cooperative Education Programs




  1. FEDERAL/STATE SOURCES

    1. Vocational Scholarship

    2. Basic Educational Opportunity Grants (BEOG)

    3. State Department of Education

    4. PSAT/NMSQT

    5. Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

    6. Need-Based Programs

    7. Special Fields Scholarship/Grants




  1. MILITARY

    1. Academics

    2. ROTC Scholarship

    3. Reserve/National Guard Program

    4. Military Medical Program

    5. Military Nursing Program

    6. GI Bill

    7. BOOST Program

    8. Dependents of Deceased Veterans

    9. Dependents of POW or MIA


Each year, weather permitting, a financial aid workshop is offered in the evening for students and parents. In the past federal financial aid forms were available in the guidance office however these forms will only be available via the official online website site, www.fafsa.ed.gov. This year’s Financial Aid Conference will be held in January, (date to be announced) in the PGHS auditorium. All parents are encouraged to attend. A financial aid officer from a local college or financial aid institution will be the facilitator.
Scholarships are announced on PGTV from late September until graduation. Seniors are encouraged to listen to the announcements and to read the morning reports for details. A scholarship bulletin board is maintained in the commons area and all of the school counselors and the guidance registrar can help you with any questions concerning individual scholarships. Senior English and Government teachers are also given a weekly scholarship list to post in their room. The scholarship booklet will be posted on the WEB for your convenience, and in addition new scholarship opportunities will be posted weekly!
This booklet is an attempt to notify you of scholarship and other financial aid opportunities currently available to PGHS students. Applications for these scholarships can be obtained either in the guidance office or via a website or physical address, as they are announced. Please take advantage of this most valuable resource. Good luck on your financial aid searches, Prince George High School Counseling Department.

Accounting Excellence Scholarship
SOURCE: Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

ADDRESS: www.richmondcpas.org

AMOUNT: $500.

DEADLINE: October

FIELDS: Accounting

BASED ON: 3.0 GPA, letter of recommendation, currently taking or have taken an accounting course, essay
Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship
SOURCE: NAACP

ADDRESS: www.poisefoundation.org

AMOUNT: $1500.

DEADLINE: March 17

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Minority seniors attending four year college, 3 letters of recommendation, demonstrated financial need, 2.5 G.P.A. and NAACP membership
Albert James Shoosmith Scholarship
SOURCE: Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association

ADDRESS: www.vnla.org/scholarships

AMOUNT: Varies

DEADLINE: March 31

FIELDS: Horticulture or related agricultural field

BASED ON: 3.0 G.P.A. and a 500 word maximum essay
The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship
SOURCE: National Center for Learning Disabilities

ADDRESS: www.ncld.org/about-us/scholarships-aamp-awards/the-anne-ford-and-allegra-ford-scholarship-award

AMOUNT: $2,500

DEADLINE: December 31

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Current Documentation of Learning Disability, senior attending a 2-

year community college, vocational/technical program, or specialized program for students with learning disabilities in the fall, 2.5 GPA, financial need, realistic career goals, can articulate learning disability and advocate for themselves
Alpha Omega Zeta Chapter Scholarship
SOURCE: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

ADDRESS: Guidance Office

AMOUNT: $500.

DEADLINE: April 30

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Female students, letters of recommendation, essay
Amanda Lynn Seeley Memorial Scholarship
SOURCE: The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central VA

ADDRESS: www.tcfrichmond.org

AMOUNT: $1000

DEADLINE: March

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: A graduating senior from PG, Southampton, Surry or Sussex; Academics, Character, Leadership, Service in faith-based community; 3.5 GPA, Financial Need, Attending a 4-year college or university.

American Association of Blacks in Energy



SOURCE: Same

ADDRESS: www.aabe.org

AMOUNT: $1000

DEADLINE: March 1

FIELDS: Business, Engineering, Technology, Math or Physical Science

BASED ON: African American, Hispanic or Native American students, 3.0 GPA

American Association for Gifted Students



SOURCE: Same

ADDRESS: www.nagc.org

AMOUNT: Varies

DEADLINE: February 1

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Scholarship for identified gifted students

planning to major in math, science, or

economics; School records, test scores
American Chemical Society Scholars Program
SOURCE: Same

ADDRESS: www.acs.org/scholars

AMOUNT: Varies

DEADLINE: March 1

FIELDS: Chemical Studies

BASED ON: Minority students who are pursuing degrees in chemical sciences; 3.0 G.P.A.; financial need

American Fire Sprinkler Assoc. Scholarship



SOURCE: Virginia Chapter of AFSA

ADDRESS: www.afsascholarship.org /Guidance Office

AMOUNT: Varies

DEADLINE: April

FIELDS: All- National program to promote the public’s awareness of fire sprinkler systems.

BASED ON: 700-1000 word essay

American Legion President’s Award



SOURCE: Same

ADDRESS: Dept. Secretary American Legion

Dept. of Virginia

1805 Chantilly St.

Richmond, VA 23230

AMOUNT: Varies

DEADLINE: February 1

FIELDS: Scholarship program for child of WWII, Korean, or Vietnam veteran

BASED ON: Financial need, GPA, leadership, character

American Medical Technologies



SOURCE: Same

ADDRESS: www.americanmedtech.org

AMOUNT: $500

DEADLINE April 1

FIELDS: Medical Technology Scholarship programs for students interested in going into medical technology or dental assistants.

BASED ON: Grades and Financial Need


American Meteorological Society
SOURCE: Same

ADDRESS: www.ametsoc.org

AMOUNT: $5000

DEADLINE: February 6

FIELDS: Atmospheric or oceanic sciences

BASED ON: Academic achievement, letter of recommendation,

SAT/ACT scores and essay
American Nuclear Society Incoming Freshman Scholarship
SOURCE: Same

ADDRESS: www.ans.org/honors/scholarship

AMOUNT: $1000

DEADLINE: February

FIELDS: Nuclear engineering

BASED ON: Academic achievement; letters of recommendation and 500 word

Essay

American Society of Military Comptrollers Scholarship


SOURCE: Same

ADDRESS: Guidance Office

AMOUNT: Varies

DEADLINE: March

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Outstanding seniors with community involvement

letters of recommendation and essay;

Must attend 2 or 4 year college

American Society of Newspaper Editors



SOURCE: Same

ADDRESS: Minority Affairs Director

PO Box 17004, Washington, DC 20041

AMOUNT: Varies

DEADLINE: January

FIELDS: Journalism

BASED ON: Minority seniors with GPA of 2.5 or higher intending to pursue journalism as a major; Academics and financial need



Anderson J. Blevins and Thelma L. Hammond Scholarship
SOURCE: Same

ADDRESS: www.johnrandolphfoundation.org

AMOUNT: $1000.

DEADLINE: February 14

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Financial Need and 3.0 GPA
Anne Ford Scholarship
SOURCE: National Center for Learning Disabilities

ADDRESS: www.ncld.org/about-us/scholarships-aamp-awards/the-anne-ford-and-allegra-ford-scholarship-award

AMOUNT: $10,000

DEADLINE: December 31

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Current Documentation of Learning Disability, senior attending a 4-

year college or university in the fall, 3.0 GPA, financial need, realistic career goals, can articulate learning disability and advocate for themselves

APS Minorities Scholarship



SOURCE: American Physical Society

ADDRESS: www.aps.org/programs

AMOUNT: $2000 and renewable

DEADLINE: February 7

FIELDS: Physics

BASED ON: Program for minority seniors who plan to major in physics and have financial need; Academic record, references, and test scores


Armenian Education Center Scholarship
SOURCE: St. James Armenian Church

ADDRESS: www.armenian-educationcenter.org

AMOUNT: $1000.

DEADLINE: April

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Essay


Army Emergency Relief Scholarship



SOURCE: MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund

ADDRESS: www.aerhq.org

AMOUNT: Varies

DEADLINE: May 1

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Seniors must be dependent children, stepchildren

or legally adopted children of Army soldiers on active duty or after retirement; Must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and is primarily based on financial need.

Army ROTC, Navy-Marine ROTC, Air Force ROTC and Scholarships



SOURCE: Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force

ADDRESS: www.armyrotc.com, www.nrotc.navy.com, www.afrotc.com

AMOUNT: Tuition, text book fees, and allowance of $100 per month

DEADLINE: December 1

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: GPA, class rank, SAT or ACT scores and nomination by a designated school official


AXA Achievement Scholarship Program



SOURCE: AXA Foundation

ADDRESS: www.axa-achievement.com

AMOUNT: $10,000.

DEADLINE: December 15

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Two students from each state will be selected as AXA Achievers; Extracurricular activities, work experiences, academic record
AXA Community Scholarships
SOURCE: AXA Foundation –Branch/Local Level

ADDRESS: www.axa-achievement.com

AMOUNT: $2000

DEADLINE: February 1

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Outstanding achievement, extracurricular activities, work experiences, academic record – up to 12 scholarships given to students in the Richmond area

AYN RAND College Scholarship Essay Contest



SOURCE: Fountain Head Essay Contest

ADDRESS: www.aynrand.org/contests

AMOUNT: Varies

DEADLINE: October

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: The Fountainhead Essay
Barbara Coleman Memorial Scholarship
SOURCE: Hopewell Opti-Mrs. Club

ADDRESS: Guidance Office

AMOUNT: $750

DEADLINE: May 1

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Letters of Recommendation, Volunteer Work, Financial Need, Extra-Curricular Activities, Essay


Benedict Civic Charitable Organization
SOURCE: Same

ADDRESS: Guidance Office

AMOUNT: $500

DEADLINE: March 31

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Personal Statement, Letter of Recommendation

Bobby Owen Memorial Scholarship


SOURCE: John Randolph Foundation

ADDRESS: www.JohnRandolphFoundation.org

AMOUNT: $2000

DEADLINE: February 15

FIELDS: Fire Safety, Law Enforcement, and EMT.

BASED ON: Three letters of recommendation, financial need and an essay; must be pursuing a career in the above fields or be a dependent of someone working in the above fields – Must have 3.0 GPA

Boy Scouts of America Scholarship



SOURCE: Same

ADDRESS: www.scouting.org

AMOUNT: Varies

DEADLINE: February 1

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Must be current or former Boy Scout

Budweiser-USO Scholarship Program



SOURCE: Same

ADDRESS: Director of Programs and Customer Relations

USO World Headquarters, 601 Indiana Ave.

Washington DC 20004

AMOUNT: $1000

DEADLINE: February 1

BASED ON: Must be a dependent of active service member in order to receive this scholarship
Buick Achievers Scholarship
SOURCE: Same

ADDRESS: www.buickachievers.com

AMOUNT: Varies

DEADLINE: February 1

FIELDS: Engineering, technology, design or business with an interest in the automotive industry

BASED ON: Leadership, financial need, attending a 4 year college or university

Burger King McLamore Foundation



SOURCE: Burger King

ADDRESS: www.bkmclamorefoundation.org

AMOUNT: $1000.

DEADLINE: December

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Maintaining a 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, work part-time (average of 15 hours per week; Burger King Employment not necessary), active in community and school activities and have financial need
Burrowsville Ruritan Club
SOURCE: Same

ADDRESS: Guidance Office

AMOUNT: $500

DEADLINE: March

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: County resident, attending a college or trade school, academics


Buster Bynum Scholarship
SOURCE: Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Scholarship

ADDRESS: www.vapt.org

AMOUNT: $1000

DEADLINE: April

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Financial need; A parent/guardian of the student must have been actively employed in public school transportation for the past five years

Carlton F. Figg Memorial Scholarship



SOURCE: Disputanta Ruritan Club

ADDRESS: Guidance Office

AMOUNT: Varies

DEADLINE: April

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Grades, Leadership and financial need

Central Virginia Chapter Blacks in Government (BIG) Scholarship
SOURCE: Same

ADDRESS: Guidance Office

AMOUNT: $500

DEADLINE: May

FIELDS: All

BASED ON: Awards, Activities, Academics, Essay, Recommendations

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