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Recent Scholarships

First Act, First Look Screenplay Contest

First Act, First Look Screenplay Contest – Think your first act has what it takes to captivate an audience? Submit the first 30 pages of your feature script for the chance to win $500 from the Virginia Screenwriters Forum (VSF)!

This competition is open to any screenwriter, 18 or older, who has not earned or won $1,000 or more as a screenwriter or sold or optioned a script. Entering the competition constitutes permission to use the winners’ names and likenesses for publicity and promotions with no additional compensation.

For the contest, VSF is partnering with James River Writers (JRW), an acclaimed organization connecting, supporting and inspiring writers in central Virginia and beyond. JRW provides programming year-round to help writers at all skill levels develop their craft as well as the business side of their work.


The Askew Scholarship Program

The Askew Scholarship Program is provided through the generosity of the
Askew/Harrington families and awarded by Corinth United Methodist Church
Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are awarded annually to individuals who grew up
in or presently reside on the east side of Richmond (i.e.. Eastern Henrico, New Kent,
Varina, Sandston, etc.) who are in degree programs or post degree programs that
address the root causes of violence and create change. This would include, but not be
limited to: the fields of criminal justice, international relations, education, psychology,
interreligious studies, ethics, peace studies, conflict resolution, social work and ministry.


Virginia Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (VMATYC)-Glenn Fox Memorial Mathematics and Computer Science Scholarship

The VMATYC Glenn Fox memorial Mathematics and Computer Science Scholarship Committee is seeking qualified applicants for the 2023-24 academic year. The scholarship award is for $1000 per semester (Fall 2023 and Spring 2024). Applicants must intend to major in mathematics, computer science, or mathematics education and demonstrate potential for success in any of these areas. Preference will be given to those candidates who intend to teach mathematics or computer science. Applicants must complete the application below and provide unofficial transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.


Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association (VCTGA) Scholarship

Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association (VCTGA)
is an association of professional Christmas tree growers
interested in the expansion of the farming industry by
growing and marketing quality trees. Through
support of research and education, they strive to improve the numbers, quality and types of trees
available to the fresh tree market.
Two $1,000 educational scholarships will be awarded annually to students who are furthering their
educations through attendance at accredited colleges or universities. The scholarships are
available to rising juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in forestry or horticulture


The Society of The War of 1812 in Virginia High School Essay Contest

Applicants need to write an essay about a Virginian who supported the US in the War of 1812.  See high school counselor for additional details.


Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Iota Sigma Chapter) – Dr. Jocelyn H. Whitehead Academic Scholarship

Application Eligibility

Each Applicant must:

  • A graduating minority female senior enrolled in a high school located in the Metro Richmond and surrounding areas (Chesterfield & Henrico).
  •  Possess a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher based on a 4.0 scale
  • Accepted to a full-time study at an accredited four-year college or university and provide proof of acceptance.


Virginia PTA Student Video Contest

Create a short video using the contest theme: Tending to Your Mind 



The contest is open to middle & high school students from a local unit PTA/PTSA in good standing.


Videos will be judged on how well they address the topic, as well as the quality of the production and the creativity of the video.

The video should be between 30 seconds – 1 minute long. Videos exceeding the time limit will be disqualified.

No profession


The contest is open to middle & high school students from a local unit PTA/PTSA in good standing.


Videos will be judged on how well they address the topic, as well as the quality of the production and the creativity of the video.

The video should be between 45 seconds – 2 minutes long. Videos exceeding the time limit will be disqualified.

No professional assistance can be provided to produce the video. The format of the video is up to the students (e.g., commercial, news broadcast, music video, etc.) 


Southern Automotive Women’s Forum (SAWF) Scholarship Program

About SAWF Scholarships
The SAWF Scholarship Program, introduced in 2011, provides financial assistance to women enrolled or enrolling in a STEM field at an accredited two-year technical program, four-year undergraduate program or a graduate program with a preference for those interested in the automobile and mobility industry. The amount of each scholarship is dependent upon the number of applicants and ranges from $1,000 to $5,000 each.


Southern Nursery Association – Sydney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund

Purpose: The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund was created in 1989 by the Southern
Nursery Association to aid students from sixteen southeastern states seeking a career in horticulture. The
Scholarship is dedicated to one of the most honored horticultural leaders, the late Sidney B. Meadows.


Virginia Thanksgiving Festival, Inc. Scholarship

The board of Directors of the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival, Inc. shall annually have the exclusive right and privilege to grant and award a monetary award for an academic scholarship on the merit achievement and the record of a student that is a full-time resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The student must attend an accredited College or University for the following academic year as a full-time student, but the College or University can be outside of the State of Virginia.  The College or University shall not include Junior colleges, Community colleges and/or technical schools or trade training programs or such institutions.