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Tyler Wentz Memorial Scholarships

The Tyler Wentz Memorial Scholarship program offers 2 – $2,500 scholarships in memory of Tyler, a former Godwin High School student and Tuckahoe Little League participant, coach, and umpire.

The deadline dates for the 2018 scholarships have not been posted.  More information and criteria for these scholarships can be found on the link below.


Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs Scholarships

Open to college students that are majoring in horticulture and related fields.  The Thelma W. Utt, Rita M. Costello, and Peg Grinus Scholarships are offered to students at any Virginia college.  The Minna D. Adams and The President’s Horticulture Scholarships are awarded to students of Virginia Tech.


American Legion Post 284 and American Legion Department of Virginia Scholarships

American Legion Post 284 offers a number of scholarships for relatives of present and past post members.  They have also supplied links to a number of American Legion Department of Virginia scholarships which may not require one to be related to a particular post member.  See specifics on the link below.


GRASP Last Dollar Scholarships

GRASP scholarship recipients are selected based on both applications and GRASP advisor knowledge of student and family need. At least one student from each high school with a GRASP advisor will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships may also be awarded. Last Dollar Scholarships are dependent upon generous donor support.


o Met with the high school GRASP advisor during his or her senior year

o Possess at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average

o Demonstrate unmet financial need (A college financial aid award letter will be requested before the scholarship is granted.)

o Have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)



Communication Disorders Foundation of Virginia (CDF) Graduate Student Scholarships

The CDF is offering two graduate student scholarships; the Rita Purcell-Robertson Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 and the David H. Narburgh Scholarship in the amount of $1,500.  These scholarships recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding clinical potential.  These awards will be granted to current or rising master’s degree students in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology who are enrolled in one of the following universities in Virginia:  Hampton University, James Madison University, Longwood University, Old Dominion University, Radford University, or the University of Virginia.  See link for application and further requirements.


AFWA Richmond Chapter – Otto and Weinstein Scholarships

The Richmond Chapter of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance considers applications each year for two categories of scholarships.  One scholarship fund, the Alma Otto Scholarship, was named after our chapter’s first president and considers the needs of all types of students studying accounting.  The second fund, the Nancy Anne Weinstein Scholarship, was funded by one of our current and very generous chapter members.  This fund looks at the needs of a non-traditional student, an individual who has returned to school to study accounting.

Both scholarships have the same application form and basic requirements.  While an applicant need not be a current member of ASWA, the applicant:

1. Shall be a part-time or full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting or an equivalent designated post-baccalaureate certificate of accounting.

2. Shall have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours with a declared major in accounting.

3. Shall be attending an accredited college, or university or professional school of accounting.

4. Shall include an application, current transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation.

The chapter will consider the following criteria when making their selections:

  • Career Goals
  • Communication Skills 
  • Financial Needs and Circumstances
  • Grade Point Average
  • Personal Circumstances

Awarded in Spring and Fall of each year. For more information contact local chapter through link.



Robert E. Lee Post 2239 VFW Scholarships

Five scholarships will be distributed.  Four scholarships are reserved, one each for a student from each of the following schools: L. C. Bird, Matoaca, Thomas Dale & Colonial Heights.  Another scholarship will be awarded to a different student at one of these four high schools.  High school seniors planning to attend a post secondary institution on a full time basis are invited to apply.  A list of activities and an essay describing future goals, as well as a letter of recommendation are required.  See high school guidance counselor or more information.


The Community Foundation (TCF) Scholarships

The Community Foundation strives to provide a stronger and more vibrant Central Virginia region.  Approximately 60 scholarships are administered through TCF to promote educational enhancement in this area.  Click on link to access individual scholarship information.  


John Randolph Foundation Scholarships

The John Randolph Foundation offers numerous scholarships for specific areas in Virginia.  Click on individual scholarship links for additional criteria.


Great Valu Great Scholarships for Great Students

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The Great Valu Scholarship Program enables deserving high school seniors through the marketing area to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help defray the cost of their post-secondary education.  To be eligible for the Great Valu Scholarship Program, a student must:

* Be a senior in high school.

* Be planning to enroll (no later than the Fall semester following announcement of awards) in a full-time course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university, or vocational/technical school in the United States..

* Have maintained at least a cumulative 3.0 Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).

* Be a full-time resident of the Great Valu marketing area.

* Students must complete the application and submit it by the deadline.

A $1,000 Scholarship is awarded at every Great Valu location.  See your local store for an application.