Because of the affiliation of Emory & Henry College with the United Methodist Church we have added a link to their website. They offer many scholarship opportunities for United Methodist students and would like to make those seeking financial aid more aware of funding that is available to them.
Spouses and dependent children of all Army families, active, retired or survivor, have two scholarship opportunities available for use at Emory & Henry College. Applications for the upcoming academic year are available on request from AER from November through February; or applications can be printed from their website at http://www.aerhq.org/ from November 1 through March 1, or you can apply online during that time. All paper applications and supporting documentation must be mailed with a postmark of March 1. Scholarships include the Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program and the Major General James Urasano Scholarship Fund for dependent children.
Their website also includes other helpful websites to aid students with scholarship searches, including the Air Force Aid Society, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.
Serving Central Virginia: City of Richmond, Counties of Henrico, Chesterfield or Hanover. Students from those areas can visit their website to search for scholarships: http://www.tcfrichmond.org.
GMS is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and was established in 1999 to provide outstanding low income African-American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander American*, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing GMS Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students, who have significant financial need, the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Eligibility: Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:
- Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American.
- Are a citizen/legal permanent resident or national of the United States.
- Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.00 scale (unweighted) at the time of nomination.
- Will be entering a U.S. accredited college or university as full-time, degree seeking freshmen in the Fall.
- Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities.
- Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.
- Have all three required forms (Nominee Personal Information Form, Nominator Form, and Recommender Form) completed and submitted by the deadline.
The Deadline for Submission of Nomination Materials is January 11, 2010 for postmarked paper and online applications. FAFSA must be filed by February 1.
Scholarships awarded based on both merit and financial need. HCF administers multiple scholarship programs including the Sallie Mae Fund's First in My Family Scholarship Program and the ALPFA Scholarship Program. The minimum eligibility criteria for HCF scholarship programs are:
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States
Must be studying full-time in the United States or Puerto Rico
Must have a minimum GPA of a 3.0
To apply for HCF Scholarships you will be required to complete an online application which includes at least one essay, letter of recommendation and resume.
To apply online please visit their secure online application website, http://www.hsf.net. All instructions are available at this site. The application opens in December and the deadline is March 15th.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Foundation awards scholarships to undergraduate transfer students and graduate school students. For more information about these scholarships visit The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website. The campus contact for the graduate student scholarship program is Dr. Christopher Qualls ( Dean of Faculty, who can provide you with information regarding our campus deadline for consideration. )
Offered through the Deseret Trust Company, the Jacobsen Foundation accepts applications for fall (deadline May 31) and spring (deadline October 15) semesters. Students must be members in good standing of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and complete the application process for each semester. The complete application must be mailed in one envelope.
Applicants for initial awards can download the Initial Applicant Criteria (.doc). Students who receive a Jacobsen Fund Scholarship must reapply for additional scholarships using the Renewal Applicant Criteria(.doc). Although the Foundation does offer renewal scholarships, renewal is not guaranteed.
Applicants must be legally blind. Scholarships range from $3,000 to $12,000 per year. Deadline for fall awards is usually March 31. For more information and current deadlines visit www.nfb.org or call Peggy Pinder Elliott, Chairman of the National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Committee at 641.236.3366.
Emory & Henry College makes accessibility to a high quality, private education a priority. Families can earn tuition credits to attend the College, thanks to our participation in the national Savings and Growth for Education (SAGE) Scholars program.
Students can now apply for more than $2 million in scholarships from the Sallie Mae Fund, a charitable organization sponsored by Sallie Mae. Scholarships are available for low-income students as well as students of Hispanic- or African-American heritage.
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Special Operations Warrior Foundation helps provide college education through a scholarship program that provides grants, not loans, to surviving children of veterans who died serving in Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Special Operations during combat or training missions. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation is a non-profit organization began in 1980 and is currently providing scholarship grants to more than 800 students. Go to http://www.specialops.org/?ScholarshipPrograms for more information.
SunTrust Bank, N.A. on behalf of the Blount, Meiler & Rush Scholarship Funds
For Virginia residents attending selected schools in Virginia. Must have a GPA of at least 2.5 and have need based on filing the FAFSA. School nominations are limited to six new applicants each year. In order to be considered for nomination, a student must be an accepted and deposited applicant to E&H or a currently enrolled student, a request must be made in writing to the Director of Student Financial Planning at E&H and the student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid no later than May 1 each year.
An excellent resource for African-American students for information about college funding opportunities.
A state grant for Vermont residents. Must file FAFSA by March 1 in order to be eligible. For more information visit www.vsac.org.
Virginia's Future Leaders VCTA Scholarship sponsored by The Donald A. Perry Foundation. Deadline is usually in April for fall awards. Any citizen of the U.S. and resident of Virginia attending a 2 or 4 year college or university located in Virginia in undergraduate studies is eligible to apply. For current application requirements and information visit their website at www.vcta.com.
The SND offers a $2,500 scholarship to undergraduates enrolled in the following majors: English, Marketing, Mass Communications, and Linguistics. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. For complete eligibility requirements, go to http://www.namedevelopment.com/scholarship/. Application deadline is August 15.