CFG ScholarBank

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Recent Scholarships

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.



NOT4ME Video Contest

WTVR CBS 6, is sponsoring the return of NOT4ME — a video contest for high school students aimed at discouraging underage drinking and vaping.

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.


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. from March 7 through March 14, 2020.

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 2019-2020 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 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.  See high school counselor for more information.


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 3.3 GPA or higher is required along with an essay on a chosen topic.  Contact high school counselor for application information.


Southside Area Democratic Women & Associates Club Rose King Scholarship

Applicant should be a graduating high school senior from one of the SADWC areas listed who is planning to attend and can prove acceptance to a college or university in the fall.  A recommendation, transcript, and essay on a specified topic must accompany the official application.


Tronfeld West & Durrett Step-By-Step Scholarship

Make a video or write an essay about your future goals and how you will achieve them and you could win one of the five $1,500 scholarships offered to Richmond/Petersburg students.  Applicants should be high school seniors planning to attend college or current college students.  See link for further details.


Virginia War Memorial Veterans Day Essay Contest

This contest is open to all middle and high school public, private, or homeschooled students living in Virginia. A winning entry will be chosen from each age group.

First place winners (in the grades 6-8 and 9-12 categories) will receive $250 and their teacher will receive $100 to be used in the classroom. Winners will also be invited to read their winning essays aloud at the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2019.