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Margaret Feldman sends out a scholarship email each month to keep families in the loop about upcoming local and national scholarship opportunities in addition to the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria. Many of the scholarships in each month’s email have been won by T.C. students in previous years. Please click here to sign up for Ms. Feldman’s scholarship newsletter.

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SFA March 2020 Monthly Scholarship Newsletter

Dear ACPS Students, Families, and Alumni,

The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria is open 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. In addition to helping with scholarship questions, we’d also love to support your family with college, career, or financial aid planning! Please feel free to stop by and see me in room A-115 or Mr. Waters in room A-117.  We look forward to meeting you and supporting your college dreams!

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from the SFA monthly scholarship newsletter, please reply to this email with “unsubscribe” or send an email containing “unsubscribe” directly to college@acps.k12.va.us .

12th GRADE FAMILIES:

  • Make sure you have submitted FAFSA –  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Every senior who is even considering pursuing education after high school should submit the FAFSA as soon as possible. Funds are awarded first come, first served by many colleges. Most students receiving free/reduced lunch will qualify for $6,195 per year.. Even if you don’t get free/reduced lunch you may still receive thousands in state and college aid. FAFSA doesn’t look at your grades, doesn’t require essays, and doesn’t obligate you to take out loans. FAFSA money can be used at 4-year colleges, NOVA, and most career/technical schools. There’s no reason not to fill it out!!

 

  • Financial aid verification – If you have been accepted by a college and are considering attending that school-begin to regularly CHECK your student portal AND your student email account. Have you gotten an email from IDOC or the School Servicing Center (sscwp.org) or Inceptia? These are not spam! Many colleges require submission of tax documents to verify that you completed the FAFSA accurately. Colleges often contract with third party vendors to collect these documents. Be sure to respond to all verification requests in a timely manner. Since financial aid dollars are often awarded first come, first served, any delays in submitting verification materials can cost you thousands of dollars in potential aid. Please contact me if you have any questions or need assistance with the verification process!

 

  • Compare your Financial Aid Awards to see which college is offering the best package and which schools will have the lowest net price. If you need assistance please stop by A-115. Check out The College Board Fin Aid Award comparison calculator OR The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau comparison tool.

 

  • CSS Profile is past due for W&M, UVA, and more… – Are you applying to any colleges that require the CSS Profile? The CSS Profile is College Board’s (more complicated) version of the FAFSA. See this link for a list of the colleges that require the CSS Profile, and make an appointment to complete it with me ASAP.  If you fail to complete the CSS Profile in addition to the FAFSA, you will not receive any institutional aid from that college.

 

  • Turning 18? Have you registered to Vote? Check out “VOTE 411” by the League of Women Voters Education Fund to register to vote, check your registration status, learn what is on the ballot or just learn more about voting (in each state).

 

  • Senior Experience 2020: Monday, May 18 through Friday, June 5 plus the Exit Seminar on Monday, June 8 (9:00 – 10:30 in the King Street cafeteria). If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Hawn in Room A119. Application due by March 13. Senior Experience Handbook.

 

  • Seniors starting at NOVA this fall (and who are NOT in the Pathway program)-should sign up to attend the 3/25 NOVA Orientation. A bus will take students from TCW to NOVA. Students will attend orientation and meet with academic advisors to choose classes. Sign up in Naviance and pick up a permission slip from Ms. Morris in the College and Career Center. All students attending the 3/25 orientation should take the NOVA English AND Math placement test on 3/23 and 3/24 at TCW (at TCW, sign up in Naviance). To see if you may be exempt from the English or Math placement test please go here: https://www.nvcc.edu/Catalog/cat2018/placement.html or stop by the SFA office to speak to Ms. Harrington (A-115).

 

  • College Fly-IN and Diversity Programs: Campus visits are a great way to learn about a college’s culture and determine whether it’s the right fit for you. Unfortunately, not every student can afford to visit every college on their list. For high-achieving, underrepresented students, there is an alternative. Some colleges offer fly-in or multicultural programs to high-school seniors who are low-income, first-generation, and/or students of color. College fly-in programs are highly competitive college visitation programs for underrepresented students. Institutions fly students in to stay at their campuses for two or three days, allowing students who might not get a chance to visit otherwise to get a feel for the college and campus. In most cases, the college covers costs including transportation, room, and board or offer to reimburse you for some of your expenses associated with visiting their campus. Most colleges fly in admitted students, but some offer the opportunity to prospective students. To learn more please go to: https://blog.collegevine.com/college-fly-in-and-diversity-programs-a-complete-list/

 

11th GRADE FAMILIES:

  • SAT School Day is Tuesday, April 14 –  All juniors will be taking the SAT during the school day on Tuesday, April 14. This will be an official SAT score that students may send to colleges. There is no advance registration required, and the test is free for all TCW juniors.

 

  • Apply now for QuestBridge College Prep Summer Program –  Students with high financial need (household income of $65,000 per year or less) who have a 3.75+ GPA and are enrolled in AP/DE courses should consider applying to QuestBridge College Prep Scholars summer program (including undocumented or DACA students). This all-expense-paid summer program will give students a leg-up in applying for QuestBridge College Match, a 4-year full-ride scholarship to top ranked partner colleges. Applications are due March 20th for the summer program and late September for the college scholarship. If interested, please see Ms. Harrington in A-115  ASAP!  

 

  • Save the Date for College Planning Meeting for Juniors-date TBD! – We will offer the meeting/presentation during the school day and in the evening. All juniors and their families should attend to learn more about how to choose the right colleges for you, how to package yourself for success in the application process, and for information about applying early action/early decision.
  • Academic Common Market: The Academic Common Market (ACM) is a tuition-savings program that is administered by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and 15 member states. The arrangement allows students to pay in-state tuition rates at out-of-state public institutions while studying in select programs not available in their home state. The following states are partners – Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Learn how to use the Academic Common Market to afford an out of state Historically Black College & University (HBCU). Also take a look at the HBCU’s that eliminate or waive out of state fees; regardless of academic program.

 

9th – 10th GRADE FAMILIES:

  • Don’t miss the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s College Night Virginia at 6pm WEDNESDAY, March 18th – What are your goals for life after high school? Are you on track to achieve those goals? What can you do now to make sure you’ll be a great college applicant?

    9th and 10th grade families, come to College Night Virginia for an interactive presentation with experienced college and financial aid advisers and current college students. Learn how to navigate the college process and make college affordable for your family. Attendees will be entered into a $1,000 scholarship drawing.

    Join us for free refreshments at 6:00pm in the cafeteria; the presentation and discussion session will begin at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Interpretation will be provided with FACE Center registration.  Please contact Mr. Waters with any questions in room A-117, email darien.waters@acps.k12.va.us or call (703) 824-6730!

 

9th-12th Grade Families

  • SAT Subject Tests: The SAT Subject Tests that you take should be based on your interests and academic strengths. The tests are a great way to show colleges your interest in specific majors or programs of study (e.g., engineering, pre-med, cultural studies), and to highlight your strong points. If you want to take an SAT Subject Test, College Board recommends taking tests right after you have completed the recommended classes, because the material will still be fresh in your mind. In some cases, this may mean spring of your freshman or sophomore year. For the language tests, however, it’s best to take these tests after you’ve studied the language for at least two years.

 

Interesting Higher Education news:

Below is a list of upcoming scholarships. Local scholarships are indicated by pink text.

March

 

  1. AFOSC - March 2, 2020 – Merit-based scholarships for eligible US Air Force dependent children who are graduating high school seniors with 3.0+ GPAAND for current college students with a 2.75+ GPA
  2. American Chemistry Society – March 1, 2020 – $2,500 renewable scholarships for underrepresented minority students who want to enter chemistry-related fields; open to current high school seniors as well as college students
  3. Virginia PTA Scholarship – March 2, 2020 – $1,000 scholarship open to high school seniors with 2.5+ GPA, commitment to community service, and financial need
  4. National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity – March 1, 2020 – $2,500 renewable scholarship open to high school seniors with 3.0+ GPA and plans to pursue a career bringing diversity to journalism
  5. Zimmerman Journalism Scholarship – March 1, 2020– $5,000 non-renewable scholarship open to high school seniors with 3.0+ GPA and plans to pursue a career in journalism
  6. NVADACA - March 2, 2020 – Open to northern Virginia high school seniors who have participated in a sport
  7. Asian Pacific Fund – March 2, 2020 - The Asian Pacific Fund administers 10 scholarship programs, from $1,000 to $10,00, open to both high school seniors and current college students (undergrad and grad) with 3.0+ GPA. See site for details about each scholarship. Deadlines run from early March to mid-April.
  8. HI USA Travel Scholarship - March 1, 2020- $1,000 scholarship & 7 free overnights at approved hostels. For students with demonstrated need. Must be 8-30 years old and need help financing US travel
  9. Religious Liberty Essay Contest - March 6, 2020 – $2,000 essay contest open to high school juniors and seniors. Write an essay in the form of a letter to your state representative, encouraging them to adopt or oppose legislation mandating the prominent placement of “In God We Trust” in public schools.
  10. Kenneth R. Scott Virginia Aviation Scholarship Program - March 6, 2020 – $3,000 scholarship for a Virginia high school senior with 3.5+ GPA planning a degree in the field of aviation 
  11. John R. Lillard Virginia Aviation Scholarship Program - March 6, 2020 – $3,000 scholarship for a Virginia high school senior with 3.5+ GPA planning a degree in the field of aviation 
  12. Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships: TMCF offers merit, plus need-based scholarships to address the financial needs of students attending a TMCF member school or other accredited university.
    • Ford Blue Oval Scholarship: March 9, 2020, $6,200, African American male, with leadership experience. 3.0 or higher GPA. Be enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior at a TMCF member-school during the 2020-2021 academic school year.
    • National Black McDonald’s Operators Association (NBMOA): March 9, 2020-12, $5,000 scholarships. Provide proof of enrollment as a full-time student as a sophomore, junior or senior at a TMCF member-school during the 2020-2021 academic school year. 3.0 or higher GPA. Demonstrated leadership. Merit based.
    • Wells Fargo, March 9, 2020. $5,000. Be enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior or senior at a TMCF member-school during the 2020-2021 academic school year. 3.0 or higher GPA and financial need.
    • Thurgood Marshall College Fund All Around Scholarship, March 30, 2020. Enrolled as a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior for the 2020-2021 school year at a TMCF 47 member-schools. 3.0 or higher GPA. Demonstrated leadership and financial need.
    • NAF: Be Future Ready, March 9, 2020. $1,500 for 15 students. Rising college Freshman at 2 or 4 years. 3.0 or higher GPA and financial need.

 

  1. Willard G. Plentl Aviation Scholarship - March 13, 2020 – $1,000 scholarship for a Virginia high school senior with 3.5+ GPA planning a non-engineering degree in the field of aviation
  2. AFS and BP Global STEM academies scholarship; March 9, 2020. Full merit scholarship for study abroad. Born between Dec 1 2002 and June 1 2005, ability to participate fully in a classroom and program conducted entirely in English, demonstrated interest in STEM, study abroad, and interacting with different culture, willingness to attend Academy destinations – Brazil, Egypt, or India
  3. Blacks In Government-Department of Labor Chapter - March 15, 2020 - Open to graduating high school seniors from the DC area with 2.0+ GPA
  4. AFS and BP Global STEM academies scholarship; March 9, 2020. Full merit scholarship for study abroad. Born between Dec 1 2002 and June 1 2005, ability to participate fully in a classroom and program conducted entirely in English, demonstrated interest in STEM, study abroad, and interacting with different culture, willingness to attend Academy destinations – Brazil, Egypt, or India
  5. Blacks In Government-Department of Labor Chapter - March 15, 2020 - Open to graduating high school seniors from the DC area with 2.0+ GPA
  6. Old Town Alexandria Connections Scholarship - March 15, 2020 – Open to Alexandria high school seniors who display an understanding of the responsibility business leaders owe the community in which they work
  7. AOPA High School Flight Training Scholarship, March 15, 2020. 80 high school students, ages 15 to 18, each will receive a $10,000 scholarship in 2020. Scholarship recipients will be able to use the money for direct flight training expenses to pursue a primary pilot certificate, such as a private, sport, or recreational pilot certificate. They must also complete a flight training milestone, achieving either solo or earning a primary pilot certificate, within one year of receiving a scholarship.
  8. Boule’ Foundation Scholarship - March 16, 2020 – $4,000 merit based scholarship for African American high school seniors with 3.0+ GPA
  9. American States Utility Services (ASUS) Inc. Scholarship-March 16. 2020-Up to seven, $2,500 awards. For dependent children of active, full-time U.S. Military members and dependent children of honorably discharged veterans at ASUS-served locations who are current high school seniors, graduates or current undergraduates planning to continue their education in college or vocational school programs in the fields of environmental science, technology, environmental engineering, biology, chemistry, medical sciences, mathematical sciences, business management or acquisition and contract management. Renewable scholarships available.
  10. WISER - March 27, 2020 - Two $1,500 scholarships open to high school seniors with community service experience and a documented learning challenge
  11. Virginia Mayflower Society - March 16, 2020 – $1,620 scholarship open to high school seniors from Virginia with a B average or higher
  12. AFS Visual Storyteller Scholarship; March 23, 2020. Full merit based scholarship for 15-18 year old, high school students or recent graduates with a passion for crafting compelling stories through visual arts and a variety of media. Experience with a digital SLR camera is preferred, but not required. Trips to Argentina, Columbia, Hungary and Kenya.
  13. Flag House Scholarship - March 27, 2020- $1,812 scholarship awarded to high school senior for 300 word essay contest
  14. Booz Allen Hamilton - March 23, 2020 - $3,000 renewable scholarship open to children of Booz Allen Hamilton employees
  15. USPAAC - March 27, 2020 – $3,000-$5,000 scholarship open to high school seniors of Asian Pacific Island heritage, 3.3+ GPA, community service experience, and financial need
  16. Legacy of Life Scholarship – March 31, 2020 - Write a 1,000 word essay or produce a video persuading the audience to become registered organ donors; $5,000 first prize in both categories
  17. CommonWealth One Kathryn Coleman Scholarships  March 31, 2020 - Two $2,500 scholarships open to current college students and high school seniors who are members of CommonWealthOne Federal Credit Union 
  18. Foster Care 2 Success - March 31, 2020 - $2,500 -$5,000 renewable scholarship open to students who have been in public or private foster care for the 12 consecutive months leading up to and including their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship after their 16th birthday; OR have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday and not subsequently adopted
  19. Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship - March 31, 2020- Scholarship for high school seniors and current college students planning a career in the automotive industry
  20. GWSCPA Scholarship - March 31, 2020 – $3,000-$5,000 scholarship open to current college juniors studying accounting (at accredited school to sit for CPA)at a college within 25 miles of the White House. 3.2 GPA or higher.
  21. VSU NOVA Scholarship - March 31, 2020 - Open to graduating high school seniors from Northern VA who plan to attend VSU. Financial need. 2.5 or higher GPA.
  22. QuestBridge College Prep Scholars– March 24, 2020 –  Students with high financial need (household income of $65,000 per year or less) who have a 3.75+ GPA and are enrolled in AP/DE courses should consider applying to QuestBridge College Prep Scholars summer program (including undocumented or DACA students). This all-expense-paid summer program will give students a leg-up in applying for QuestBridge College Match, a 4-year full-ride scholarship to top ranked partner colleges. Applications are due March 24th for the summer program and late September for the college scholarship. If interested, please see Ms. Feldman in A-115  ASAP!  
  23. Myer Thrift Shop ScholarshipMarch 28, 2020- Merit-based scholarship for children of active duty, retired or deceased U.S. Army personnel
  24. Ira Dorsey Scholarship (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity)– March 29, 2020 – $1,500 scholarship open to male high school seniors from the DC metro area with 2.5+ GPA who plan to attend a 4-year college in fall 2020
  25. VSU NOVA Scholarship March 31, 2020 – Open to graduating seniors from Northern VA who plan to attend VSU

 

April

  1. Esperanza - April 1, 2020 - $5,000 – $20,000 scholarships open to students who were born outside the US (including undocumented or DACA students) or students who had two parents born outside the US
  2. Project Yellow Light Scholarship Competition-Radio- April 1, 2020, $2,000, Competition is open to high school juniors and seniors and current undergraduate students. Applicant must create a radio recording of 20 second that discourages distracted driving.
  3. Project Yellow Light Scholarship Competition-Video-April 1, 2020, $8,000-Competition is open to high school juniors and seniors and current undergraduate students. Applicant must submit a video that encourages friends to avoid distracted driving.
  4. ABF Scholarship, April 1, 2020-$3,500-Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are legally blind. Applicant must be studying computer science, engineering, life sciences, Music, or a field related to the rehabilitation or education of personals who are blind or visually impaired.
  5. ANS Scholarships, April 1, 2020-$5,000-Scholarships are open to incoming college freshmen and current two-year college students pursuing a degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field.
  6. Southeastern Theatre Conference, Inc. Scholarship, April 1,2020, varies-: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students attending school in the 10 state region of SETC (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia). Applicant must be studying or planning to study theater or a closely related field.
  7. Student with Self Employment Experience Scholarship-April 1, 2020-$1,000-Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a degree program at any accredited American institution with self employment experience. Examples of self employment include mowing lawns for neighbors, tutoring students, and babysitting.
  8. Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship in Communication and Journalism, April 1, 2020-$500-Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students pursuing Communications or Journalism related majors.
  9. CarBrain Scholarship-April 1, 2020, $1,000-Scholarship is open to students who will be attending a college or university on a full-time basis for the 2020 school year. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to disruptive technology and how artificial intelligence could change the automotive industry in the next ten years.
  10. Curtis E. Huntington Scholarship – April 1, 2020 – $3,000 scholarship awarded annually to undergraduate Seniors who are enrolled as a full-time student at a U.S. accredited educational institution, have successfully completed at least one actuarial examination, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale) and must be nominated by a professor at their school. Each year, selected students receive a $3,000 scholarship award.
  11. NOVA Pan-Hellenic Council April 1, 2020 –two (2) $1,000 scholarships to two high school graduating seniors who plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university upon graduation. $1,000 scholarship for local high school seniors with 3.2 GPA
  12. Davis Putter Scholarship – April 1, 2020, $15,000 scholarship open to high school seniors and current college students who actively participate in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues (including undocumented or DACA students).
  13. Generation Hope – April 1, 2020 – $1,200- $2,400 scholarship and mentoring open to high school seniors and current college students with 2.5+ GPA who are teen parents attending college in the DC metro area (including DACA students) 
  14. Naval Officer’s Spouses Club – April 1, 2020 – Merit-based scholarship for children of active duty, retired, or deceased US Navy service members living in the DC area
  15. Education Theatre Association Scholarships-April 1, 2020, varies-Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are active members of the International Thespian Society. Most scholarship require an audition. There are multiple scholarship opportunities, so check website for specific requirements
  16. Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship, April 1, 2020-$2,000-Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college freshman, and students transferring who are enrolled, or plan to enroll, full-time at a four-year college or university. Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, financial need, and a commitment to public service.
  17. Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarships-April 1, 2020-up to $5,000-Scholarships are open to current graphic communications workers with plans on taking courses related to advising their career in graphic communications AND graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are planning on pursuing a career in graphic communications.
  18. InvestmentZen Financial Future Scholarship, April 1, 2020-$1,000-Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on one of three given topic related to personal finance.
  19. Frame My Future Contest-April 1, 2020-$5,000-Contest is open to legal U.S. residents who will be a full-time student at a U.S. college or university in the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicant must share how they envision their future. Student can choose to share through poetry, photography, ink, collage, painting, mixed media, or graphic design – as long as it is an original creation.
  20. Herbert Lehman Scholarship -April 1, 2020- $2,000 per year renewable scholarship open to high school seniors and current college freshmen; must have family income below $65,000 per year. The mission of the Herbert Lehman Education Program is to help transform the promise of racial equality into a social, economic, and political reality by supporting talented undergraduate students with financial need to stay in school and successfully complete their bachelor’s degree.
  21. Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship, April 1, 2020-$2,500-Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited college that awards Bachelor of Science or Arts degree who are residents of Virginia. Applicant must be majoring in Engineering, Math, or Biological or Physical Sciences, or Science Fiction as Literature.
  22. The Leslie V. Forte Scholarship Fund, April 2, 2020-$2,000. Full-time, minority student attending Northern Virginia Community College. GPA 2.5 or higher.
  23. The Elizabeth Koury Scholarship, April 2, 2020, $5,000 for 4 years-total of $20,000. For Northern Virginia High School Seniors who plan to enter the field of medicine. Must have demonstrated financial need and enroll in college full-time.
  24. The Rose Koury Scholarship, April 2, 2020, 5,000 for 4 years-total of $20,000. For Northern Virginia High School Seniors who plan to enter the field of early childhood education. Must have demonstrated financial need and enroll in college full-time.
  25. The Vance International, Inc. Scholarship, April 2, 2020, $500-$2000. For a Northern Virginia student, with a 2.5 or higher GPA pursuing a career in law enforcement or security, including the administration of justice. Can be full or part-time student.
  26. Ashworth Grogan Scholarship - April 2, 2020 – $5,000 scholarship open to current high school seniors from Northern Virginia and current NOVA students with a 2.5+ GPA
  27. Charles Homer Barton Scholarship– April 2, 2020 – FIVE, $4,000 scholarship open to legall dependent of children of police officers or sheriff deputies who are employed by Fairfax, Loudoun, Leesburg, Middleburg, Purcellville, VA Police Department, or VA Sheriff’s Department. Primary attention will be given to children of police officers who have been killed in the line of duty. The scholarship is for undergraduate education at a two or four year accredited college or university.
  28. ABA Foundation Diversity Scholarships-April 2, 2020-$5,000- Scholarship is open to traditionally underrepresented students who have completed, at a minimum, their first year of college at an accredited university. Applicant must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industry and applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
  29. NBC University Student Veterans of America Scholarship-April 2, 2020, $12,000-Scholarship is open to student veterans who are pursuing an associate’s, bachelor’s or graduate degree from an accredited two-year or four-year institution during the 2020-2021 academic year.
  30. Walmart Dependent Scholarships, April 2, 2020-$13,000-Scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens and legal residents who are dependents of a Walmart associate who has been actively employed within any division for at least six consecutive months as of April 2, 2020. Applicant must be a graduating high school seniors with at least a 2.0 GPA.
  31. Congressional Black Caucus Visual Arts Scholarship - April 3, 2020 - $3,000 scholarship open to graduating African American seniors and current college students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts; GPA of 2.5 or higher
  32. Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Scholarship, April 3, 2020-$3,000-Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens enrolled in a four-year bachelor degree program in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering, Construction Technology, Construction Management, Construction Information Technology, or a related educational program.
  33. Congressional Black Caucus Performing Arts Scholarship - April 3, 2020- $3,000 scholarship open to graduating African American seniors and current college students who are pursuing a degree in the performing arts; GPA of 2.5 or higher
  34. DC Phi Beta Kappa – April 5, 2020 – $1,000 merit scholarship open to DC area seniors with 3.5+ (unweighted) GPA
  35. Virginia ESL Scholarship - April 5, 2019 – Scholarship for current high school seniors from Virginia with 3.0+ GPA who was enrolled in an ESL program for at least 1 year in grades 6-12 (no citizenship requirement)
  36. National High School Essay Contest - April 6, 2020 – $2,500 scholarship and all-expense-paid semester at sea for winner of  essay contest on why diplomacy and peacebuilding matter; runner up receives $1,250. open to 9th-12th graders
  37. TMCF Scholarships-American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (AIPLEF), Sydney B. Williams Scholarship: April 6, 2020. $30,000 over 3 years. For students entering law school to study patent law (ABA curriculum). Have financial need and leadership/service record. Proven academic performance.
  38. Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarships: April 10, 2020, $5,000, renewable. For high school seniors of African descent (African American or African), with a 3.3 GPA or higher and will enroll fulltime in fall 2020 at a university. Demonstrate passion for technology and financial need.
  39. 2020 Porch Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships; April 16, 2020 (four deadlines per year, April 16 is the winter scholarship deadline). $2,000. Be at least 18, 3.4 or higher GPA and be enrolled in a high school, community college, undergrad, grad or technical college or vocational program, pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology or start a small business related to home services offered by Porch.
  40. National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) April 15, 2020 – THREE, $1,500 to $2,500 scholarships. Each scholarship is a one-time award offered to a graduating high school senior who is committed to a career in law enforcement or criminal justice. The person selected for this award will be committed to becoming a sworn law enforcement officer, Special Agent or work in a related position or field.
  41. Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes – April 15, 2020 – $10,000 scholarship honors young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our environment via service.
  42. Leak Street Scholarship -April 30, 2020 – $500 scholarship high school seniors with 2.5+ GPA or current college students with 3.0+ GPA
  43. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship-Colonel Charles E Young Memorial Scholarship Essay – April 24, 2020 – Essay contest open to seniors from DC metro area. Students should write their essay on the following topic: Women and African- Americans experienced hard fought battles to earn the right to vote via the 15th and 20th Amendments respectively.It took the voting rights act of 1965 to remove barrier to allow the majority of African-Americans to vote in the South. Statistically both of these groups saw a decline in participation during the 2016 Presidential Election.
  44. Joshua David Gardner HBCU Scholarship – April 30, 2020 – TWO, $2,000 scholarship open to seniors and current college students with 2.8+ GPA who will be studying at an HBCU. Students should have ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 1200. Unofficial test score copies are acceptable. A 500-word essay on the topic of, “What is the importance of participating in political and social change processes?”
  45. Alfred Street Baptist Church ScholarshipJune 30, 2020 (scholarship opens March 2020)– $1,000-$20,000 scholarships open to high school seniors from the DC metro area with 2.75+ GPA, combined SAT scores (reading/writing and math) of 850 or above /or composite ACT score of 19 or higher, community service involvement, and financial need

Monthly Drawings or Scholarships

  • $2,000 No Essay Scholarship
  • $1,000 Cappex Easy Money Scholarship
  • Schmidt Vocal Scholarships-$1000-$2500; deadline is two weeks prior to competition. Competitions throughout the year. High school sophomores, juniors, or seniors recommended by their choral directors or vocal teachers are eligible to compete. Singers are allowed to enter only one Schmidt Vocal Competition per competition season. To be eligible for cash awards, contestants must have a United States Social Security Number and must be United States citizens, Green Card holders, or have DACA approved status.

Have a wonderful March, and please feel free to contact me with any questions!  Stop by room A-115 for help with any of the following:

  • Scholarships and financial aid
  • Finding a good college fit
  • Writing college and scholarship essays
  • SAT/ACT preparation
  • Building a résumé
  • Financial aid options for undocumented students
  • Completing the Scholarship Fund Application

Best,

Ms. Melissa Harrington