CFG ScholarBank

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Recent Scholarships

Scholarship Sharing Scholarship Program

Scholarship Sharing, a non-profit organization, is offering a number of scholarships from various sponsors.  Scholarships for high school, college and graduate students are listed, as well as for adult learners.  Visit the link to view the varied scholarship opportunities and criteria for each.

 

Better Future Fund

This is an essay contest for 5th grade students in the following public school systems:

  • Chesterfield
  • Colonial Heights
  • Charlottesville
  • Hanover
  • Henrico
  • Hopewell
  • Petersburg
  • Richmond

Students have a chance to win money to be put into a $529 account and other prizes as outlined in the application link.

 

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.

 

NOT4ME Video Contest

WTVR CBS 6, in collaboration with Loveland Distributing, is sponsoring the return of NOT4ME — a video contest for high school students aimed at discouraging underage drinking.

Any actively-enrolled high school student in the Richmond Metro Area may enter the NOT4ME contest by submitting an original (20-second) PSA video around the “NOT4ME” theme.

 

Virginia DMV “Take Action Against Distraction” License Plate Design Contest

The “Take Action Against Distraction” License Plate Design Contest aims to start the conversation and raise awareness about distracted driving.  Students grade 9 through 12 may enter.  Design a license plate depicting distraction-free driving, and you could win cash, bragging rights, and save a life!

 

United States Senate Youth Program Scholarships

The Virginia Department of Education will select two student delegates to represent Virginia in the United States Senate Youth Program sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Each delegate will receive a $10,000 scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the week of March 3-10, 2018.

Each public and private high school may submit one nominee. That nominee will take an examination that tests the individual’s knowledge of the United States Constitution and the government, including current government officials. The administration of the examination must be supervised by a teacher or administrator at the student’s school. The completed examination will be sent to the Virginia Department of Education where it will be scored. Two state delegates and two alternates will be selected based on the results of their examinations and information included in their applications. A panel of judges appointed by the Virginia Department of Education will select the delegates and alternates. The examination results, outstanding academic ability, and demonstrated qualities of leadership and community service will be considered when selecting the two state delegates and two alternates.

Nominees must be juniors or seniors who have not previously been delegates are eligible to apply provided they are currently serving, for the entire 2017-2018 academic year, in an elected or appointed capacity in any one of the following student government, civic or educational organizations: student body president, vice president, secretary or student council representative, student representative elected or appointed (appointed by a panel, commission, or board) to a district, regional, or state-level civic and/or educational organization.

The nominees should possess the following qualities:

  • leadership ability;
  • high scholastic standing and demonstrated ability to achieve;
  • clear speech and logical thought processes;
  • community involvement; and
  • participation in a wide selection of activities on and off campus such as sports, arts, and politics
 

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity – Alpha Kappa Sigma Scholarship

Eligible applicants must be a male, high school senior who has achieved a 3.0 or higher GPA.  An official transcript along with two letters of recommendation are required.  The applicant should have participation in extracurricular activities and supply a personal statement.  They also need to be a resident of one of the localities listed below.

 

 

 

 

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Student Scholarship

The DHCD is offering this scholarship opportunity to high school juniors and seniors, as well as college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.  Applicants must complete an essay of 1,000 words or less that describes how code officials promote community safety and economic growth in their community.

 

American Institute of Architects (AIA)-Richmond Chapter Scholarship

High school seniors who have been accepted into a college or university and plan to pursue a degree in architecture, planning, or historic preservation are eligible for this scholarship.  A 3.0 GPA or higher is required along with an essay on a chosen topic.

 

Marks & Harrison Scholarship Program

Make a video or write an essay about the dangers of distracted driving and you could win this scholarship.  High school juniors, seniors, and college students are eligible to apply.