CFG ScholarBank

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Recent Scholarships

Hanover CREW (Crisis Relief for Emergency Workers) Foundation Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for financial assistance for spouse and legal dependents
seeking scholarship(s) from the Hanover CREW Foundation.  Applicants should provide:

A completed Hanover CREW Foundation Scholarship application form, to include
affidavit of association with one of the Hanover affiliate Emergency Response entities
(Fire/EMS, Hanover Sheriff’s Office, Ashland Police Department, and/or Hanover

An official copy of the school transcript and grade report from the school currently attending
or most recently attended. The official school transcript should list all grade points earned and
academic course work completed to date.

A brief statement (minimum 200 words & maximum 600 words) prepared by the applicant
which indicates their reasons for wanting to continue their education, future career goals, and
how it will support the Emergency Response Community.

Two (2) letters of recommendation:
a. Letters of recommendation should be from a teacher, school administrator, counselor, work
supervisor, or military supervisor who can address the qualifications and academic aptitude
of the scholarship applicant.
b. The required letters of recommendation may not be from the immediate family members,
close family friends, blood relatives, or relationships by marriage.

A statement of community involvement and extracurricular activities in school and outside of


Esperanza Education Fund Scholarships

The Esperanza Education fund will award scholarship for students to attend public colleges or universities or community colleges. The scholarships range from $5000 to $20,000, depending on financial need. Scholarships will be disbursed directly to the recipient’s educational institution. The award represents the total amount of money that will be disbursed over the student’s college education (i.e., if a student had a $10,000 award for a four year public university, they would receive $2,500 a year).


  • Applicant must be born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S.
  • Applicant must be planning to enroll full-time at an accredited public college or university in the academic year the award is offered.
  • Applicant must be either a graduating senior at a high school in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia or a recent GED grad residing in DC, Maryland or Virginia.
  • Applicant must have a family income of less than $100,000 in 2020.


Chesterfield Cheerleader League Scholarship

The Chesterfield Cheerleader League may award scholarships annually to seniors graduating in the current year. CCL scholarships are not awarded on a need basis.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for one of the these scholarships:

1. Minimum of 4 years participation in CCL cheerleading between the ages of 5-17 (this can be basketball or football) and a minimum of 2 years/seasons volunteering as a helper for a CCL recreation association.

2. Acceptance at or plans to attend a two or four year college, business school, nursing school etc. as a student.

Applicants do not need to be a current high school cheerleader to be eligible for this scholarship.

Applicants must complete the CCL Scholarship Application and submit an essay.


Hanover Community Support Services – Community Scholarship

Application requirements:

– GPA of a 3.0 or higher

– Be a Hanover County Resident

– Attend a Hanover County Public School (i.e. Atlee, Hanover, Lee-Davis or Patrick Henry High School)

– Have community service or work experience with people who have developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and/or substance use disorder

– Plans to pursue a degree in one of the following: Special Education, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Early Intervention, Adapted Physical Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Therapeutic Recreation, etc.



Commonwealth Law Group – Pursuing a Positive Impact Scholarship

This scholarship will go to a student who has dedicated his or her time to their community while also pursuing a post-secondary education and meeting the following requirements:


  • The Pursuing a Positive Impact Scholarship is available to students enrolled in a community college, undergraduate college or university, graduate program, business school, or law school in the United States. High School seniors who will be attending college or university next semester are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who apply for this scholarship must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.


Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Iota Sigma Chapter) Dr. Elizabeth J. Johnson Scholarship

This scholarship is available for a female high school senior who intends to further her education at a four-year college.  The applicant should have a 3.0 GPA or higher and submit two letters of recommendation.  An essay is required. Contact high school counselor for further information.


Smithfield Foundation Scholarship – Christopher Newport University

The Smithfield Foundation is proud to provide educational scholarships to the dependent children and grandchildren of full-time and retired employees of Smithfield Foods.  You must first apply and be accepted to be awarded a Smithfield Foundation scholarship.


Smithfield Foundation Scholarship – Radford University

The Smithfield Foundation is proud to provide educational scholarships to the dependent children and grandchildren of full-time and retired employees of Smithfield Foods.  You must first apply and be accepted to be awarded a Smithfield Foundation scholarship.


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority HBCU Scholarship

Historical Black College University Award – candidate must be a high school senior
with a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher. Candidate will enroll and attend a
HBCU, failure to do so will result in the award being rescinded.


Virginia Higher Education Fund – Momentum Scholarship

VHEF gives students who have experienced adversity the momentum to push past obstacles and achieve success in higher education.  Applicants should have at least a 2.8 GPA and must file the FAFSA.  An essay is also required.