The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria


2015 Scholarship Application Timeline

The application is online and the link can be accessed through our website,, on the homepage starting November 1, 2014. The deadline is 5:00 p.m., Sunday, February 8, 2015.

This is a competitive process and not all applicants will receive scholarships. However, for the Class of 2014, 1 in 2 students received a scholarship.

How to Apply:


Submit the online application! You can access it through the SFA website: You will create a username and password, so you can access your application to edit and update throughout the application period. You will need information from your transcript to complete the application.

You will include or upload the following information to your online application:

  • Résumé- A template can be found on BlackBoard. Formatting is important!
  • Personal Statements: Prompts will be available on BlackBoard by October.
  • SAT/ ACT Score Report: These reports are optional to include, but can only increase your score!
  • Student Aid Report (SAR)—The SAR will help us determine whether you qualify for a scholarship based on financial need.
  • 2 Recommendation Requests: You are able to request recommendations online. These recommendations can be from your teachers, counselors, or any adult who can recommend you and speak to your character. Your counselor is not required to be a recommender!
    Recommendations are due on February 20, 2015.
  • Select the option in the application that gives the Transcript Office permission to provide us with your transcript. Your application will be considered incomplete without it!
  • Edith Powell Scholarship Application: This document is available for download through BlackBoard and can be uploaded to the online portal. This is optional, but also is a renewable scholarship!


November 1, 2014 to February 8, 2015 - Submit ALL components of your online application. At 5:00PM on Sunday, February 8, the online portal will close and you will no longer be able to update your application or make changes.

March 2015 – Application packages will be read and scored (in the blind) by a committee of 50+ citizens. Applicants are ranked by score and matched with the “best” scholarship for which they are eligible.

April 2015 - Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been selected to receive a scholarship.

Please Note: Need-based awards are intended to help fill the GAP between the cost of college attendance less any other grants and your EFC (Expected family Contribution). Students may receive up to the face amount of their award, but may not be over-awarded (i.e., receive more money than it costs to attend college).

June 3, 2015 – Awards Night – All recipients are required to attend.

June 25, 2015 – After graduation is verified, and all documents are submitted, scholarship checks are mailed to colleges.

Questions? Please contact the SFA Office!

T.C. Williams High School, Room A121

3330 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302


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