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                      SCHOLARSHIP NEWSLETTER




                                               January 26, 2011

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE DAN RIVER REGION LOCAL
SCHOLARSHIPS
Listed below is the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region scholarships. Complete a “Local
Scholarship” application for each scholarship of interest and return to Ms. McKinnie in the Guidance and
Counseling Office by February 22, 2011.
               John R. and Betty B. Eggleston Scholarship–for graduates in Danville, Pittsylvania or Caswell
                County
                Stuart Harris Drama Scholarship – for outstanding drama students.
               Irene L. Pritchett Memorial Scholarship – for qualified black graduates from Danville or
                Pittsylvania County.
               Spiro Skenderis Memorial Scholarship – for students who have overcome a hardship.
               Eileen and Joseph Stendig Scholarship – for deserving students with a financial need.
               Louise P. Surles Scholarship – for students attending the University of Virginia.

How to Apply:          Complete a Local Universal Scholarship Application found in the Guidance and Counseling
                       scholarship file. Write the name of the scholarship on the appropriate section of the Local
                       Universal Scholarship Application and return to Ms.McKinnie.
Deadline:              February 22, 2010 – Applications are due to Ms. McKinnie February 22, 2011.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE DAN RIVER REGION SCHOLARSHIPS
Listed below is additional Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Scholarships.
               John Watson Daniel Scholarship – for graduates in Danville, Pittsylvania, or Caswell County.
                Eligible students who are descendants of employees or retirees of John W. Daniel Construction
                Company may receive priority consideration.
               Danville Regional Medical Center Auxiliary/Volunteers Scholarship – for Danville Regional
                Medical Center employees, volunteers, and their immediate families.
               Roy L. and Mary G. Doss Scholarship – for graduating seniors of Danville and Pittsylvania
                County.
               GW Class of 1957 Scholarship – for graduating seniors of George Washington High School.
               Gantsoudes Scholarship Fund – for graduating seniors of George Washington High School
                attending college in North Carolina or Virginia.
               
               John B. Grubb Scholarship – for Danville and Pittsylvania County Public School graduates.
               
               Ray M. Harris Scholarship – for graduates of public and private schools in Danville or
               Pittsylvania County.
            Main Street United Methodist Church Scholarship – for local seminary students, with a
               preference for United Methodist applicants.
            Robert and Bernice Milam Scholarship – for active members (or students whose parents or legal
               guardians are active members) of Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church.
            Arnold B. Porter & Elizabeth J. Porter Scholarship – for members of Fairview United
               Methodist Church who demonstrate a reasonable need for financial aid.
            Alger Pugh Memorial Scholarship – for GW High School athletes, with a preference given to
               football players.
            Percy and Velna Scearce Scholarship – for graduates in Danville, Pittsylvania or Caswell, who
               actively support their religious convictions, are merited and have financial need.
            Andy Warren Memorial Scholarship – for GW athletes, with a preference given to football
               players.
        How to Apply:         Complete “The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region 2011 Scholarship
                              Application” located in the Guidance and Counseling scholarship file. The last
                              page of the application must be completed and sent in advance to each college being
                              considered. Students are to return the completed application to the address listed on
                              the application.
        Deadline:             Must be postmarked or delivered by Thursday, March 3, 2011

THE FRIENDSHIP CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Eligibility:           The applicant must:
                           Enter post-secondary training during their year of graduation
                           Graduate in the upper one-third of the class
                           Be in need of financial assistance
                           Be a person of good moral character who exhibits a healthy, wholesome, and
                              industrious attitude
Award Amount:          $500.00
How to Apply:          Applications are located in the scholarship file in the Guidance and Counseling Office.
Deadline:              The Scholarship Committee of The Friendship Club must receive the complete application
                       by April 1, 2011.

THE WEDNESDAY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
The Wednesday Club provides merit scholarships for deserving seniors in public high schools in Danville
and Pittsylvania County. The applicants are not required to be related to members of the Wednesday Club.
Eligibility:           The student will be judged mostly on academic excellence. Financial need and leadership
                       characteristics will also be considered.
Award amount:          $1,000
How to Apply:          Applications are located in the scholarship file in the Guidance and Counseling Office.
Deadline:              Postmarked no later than March 1.




ROBERT C. BYRD HONORS SCHOLARSHIP
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The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship is designed for graduating high school seniors who have
demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. It is a program that promotes student excellence and
achievement and recognizes exceptionally able students who show promise of continued excellence.
Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                          Be a 2011 high school graduate
                          Be a legal resident of the state of Virginia, US citizen or national of the US or have
                            permanent residence or is in the US for other than temporary purpose
                          Have applied or been accepted for enrollment at an institution of higher learning
                          File with the school that he or she plans to attend, a Statement of Selective Service
                            Registration Status. A student attending a military academy is ineligible to receive a
                            Byrd scholarship.
Award Amount:        $1,500.00 renewable for four years
How to Apply:        Applications are located in the Guidance and Counseling Scholarship file.
Deadline:            Completed applications and all supporting documents are due to Ms. McKinnie in the
                     Guidance and Counseling Office no later than March 15.

GRANVILLE P. MEADE SCHOLARSHIP
The Granville P. Meade Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have achieved
academically, but who are financially unable to attend college. Granville P. Meade scholars will be selected
based upon financial need and merit. This scholarship provides awards to seniors to attend one of
Virginia’s public or private colleges or universities.
Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                          Be a graduating senior
                          Upon graduation attend a Virginia public or private public university or college
                          Have financial need
                          Have demonstrated academic achievement
Award Amount:        $2,000 per year renewable for four years
How to Apply:        Applications are located in the Guidance and Counseling Scholarship file
Deadline:            March 4, 2011 - Completed applications with all supporting documents are due to Ms.
                     McKinnie in the Guidance and Counseling Office.

ALPHA PHI OMEGA CHAPTER ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC.
SCHOLARSHIP
Alpha Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated provides support to outstanding
young women through a scholarship funds for female students who will enter college in the fall of 2011.
Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                         Be graduating high school seniors for the class of 2011
                         Plan to enroll in an accredited college or university
                         Demonstrate financial need
                         Demonstrate participation in community service and/or extra- curricular activities
Award Amount:        To be determined
How to Apply:        Applications are located in the scholarship file in the Guidance and Counseling Office
Deadline:            Postmark deadline for the completed application is April 15, 2011



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THE CAROLE JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Carole Johnson Memorial Scholarship was established in 1963 by friends to memorialize a young
woman who was devoted to a variety of academic, community, and extra-curricular activities at George
Washington High School. The purpose of the fund is to recognize young women who are regarded as
showing promise of future achievement and service. Students for the scholarships will be selected on the
basis of Christian character, unselfish service to others, and potential for future contributions to the human
community, extra-curricular activities, academic achievement and personality. Scholarship recipients will
be students who best exemplify Carole Johnson’s commitment to academics, school and community service
activities, and dedicated to unselfish service to others. Scholarship funds will be awarded on a competitive
basis to a student or students who have been admitted to an accredited four-year college or university.
Eligibility:         The student must:
                          Be a senior female graduating from GW in June 2011
                          Demonstrate outstanding commitments to academics, school and community
                             activities, unselfish service to others and potential for future contributions to the
                             human community
                          Plan to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university in the continental
                             United States the following academic year
Award Amount:        $6,500 (approximately)
How to Apply:        Complete the GW Local Universal Scholarship Application located in the Guidance and
                     Counseling Office and return to Ms. McKinnie
Deadline:            April 1, 2011. Completed GW Local Universal Application and all supporting documents
                     due to Ms. McKinnie

DCC DANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC
Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                          Have applied for admission by March 16, 2011
                          Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in a Curriculum at DCC
                          The grade point average for each scholarship varies according to the specific
                            guidelines of the individual scholarship.
Award Amount:        To be determined by DCC
How to Apply:        The DCC Foundation prefers for students to apply on the web, however the application is
                     available in printed form in the Guidance and Counseling scholarship file and at the
                     the DCC website http://www.dcc.vccs.edu/Foundation/Apply.htm or in the Guidance and
                     Counseling Scholarship file.
Deadline:            March 16, 2011

JAZZY JAZZ SOCIAL CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
The Jazzy Jazz Social Club sponsors two scholarships to help prospective students enjoy the benefits of
quality education.
Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                          Be enrolling in a two or four year institution
                          Be a resident of the Danville surrounding area
                          Be a U.S. citizen
                          Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
                          Be African American
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Award Amount:        1 place award - $1,000
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                    2nd place award - $ 500
How to Apply:       Applications are available in the Guidance and Counseling Scholarship File
Deadline:           Postmarked February 1, 2011

THE LINKS, INC. DANVILLE CHAPTER MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOR MINORITY
STUDENTS 2011-12
The Danville Chapter of Links, Inc. offers annual Merit Scholarships to be awarded to minority high school
seniors.
Eligibility:        The student must:
                         Be a minority high school senior
                         Have been or anticipate being accepted into an accredited post-secondary institution
                         Have a 2.5 GPA
                         Be planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited four
                            year academic program
Award Amount:       To be determined by Links
How to Apply:       Applications are located in the Guidance and Counseling Office scholarship file
Deadline:           March 18, 2011

VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN JUDGES SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
The Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Women Judges supports the Virginia Association of
Women Judges Scholarship Award Competition. This competition involves the submission of a five
hundred-world essay on the topic: Why should women serve in the legislature or in the judiciary?
Eligibility:        The student must:
                            Be a senior in the Western and Central judicial districts
                            Essay must be written by the student
Award Amount:       $500
How to Apply:       Applications and information is located in the Guidance scholarship file.
Deadline:           March 15, 2011

STAN PARKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – ROANOKE VALLEY WRESTLING
ASSOCIATION
The Roanoke Valley Wrestling Association awards an annual scholarship in memory of Stan Parker.
Eligibility:        The applicant must:
                         Be a senior from the Blue Ridge, River Ridge, Three Rivers, Pioneer, Piedmont,
                           Western Valley or one of the independent schools of Roanoke Catholic or North
                           Cross
                         Attend a junior college, state or private college, or university
                         Be active in wrestling and student activities or the son or daughter of a coach,
                           official, or someone involved in the wrestling community
                         Have maintained a “C” average
Award Amount:       $1,000.00
How to Apply:       Applications are available in the Guidance and Counseling scholarship file.
Deadline:           Application must be received by March 31, 2011




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EDDIE MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP
The Eddie Martin Scholarship is in memory of Ed Martin who was the football coach at GW from 1986-
2000. It is given to a football player that shows dedication to the team, character, and academic
achievement.
Eligibility:        The student must:
                         Be a graduating senior and a member of the GW football team
                         Have shown dedication to the team
                         Be a person of character
                         Have been academically successful in high school
Award Amount:       $500.00
How to Apply:       Complete the GW Local Universal Application and return to Ms. McKinnie
                    in Guidance.
Deadline:           April 11, 2011

AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION VIRGINIA PIEDMONT CHAPTER
SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility:        The applicant must:
                        Reside in Danville or the surrounding area
                        Be a citizen of the United States
                        Be a graduate of an accredited high school
                        Have a documented GPA of 2.5 or above
                        Have personal qualities which show promise of success
                        Have well-defined career goals.
Award Amount:       To be determined
How to Apply:       Applications are available in the Guidance scholarship file.
Deadline:           March 15, 2011

ELECTRIC SECURITY ASSOCIATION (ESA) SCHOLARSHIP
In 1996, the Electronic Security Association launched the youth scholarship program to promote goodwill
among the electronic systems industry and police and the fire officials by providing college scholarship
awards to their deserving sons and daughters.
Eligibility:        The applicant must:
                                Be the son or daughter of mother, father, or natural guardian of a full-time
                                   paid or volunteer member of the police or sheriff’s department or fire
                                   department or public safety officer. Children of the administrative staff do
                                   not qualify.
                                Be at least 15 years of age and not older than 20
                                Be a graduating senior
Award Amount:       $1,000.00
How to Apply:       Applications are located in the Guidance scholarship file.
Deadline:           March 21, 2011




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BEST BUY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Eligibility:          The applicant must:
                           Be a student in grades 9-12 living in the U.S.
Award Amount:         1,000 scholarships for a value of $1,000 each
How to Apply:         Visit bestbuy.com/scholarships or www.at15.com or www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com
Deadline:             February 16, 2011

THE VIRGINIA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND CAPITAL ONE
SCHOLARSHIP
The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Capital One supports two $5,000 scholarships to two graduating
Latino high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, community involvement, academic excellence and extracular
involvement.
Eligibility:          The applicant must:
                           Be of Latino orgin
                           A graduating senior
                           Demonstrate leadership, community involvement, academic excellence and
                             extracurricular involvement
Award Amount:         $5,000
How to Apply:         Applications are located in the Guidance scholarship file or may be found at www.vahcc.com
Deadline:             March 1, 2011

THE SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA HISTORY ESSAY
CONTEST FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia sponsors an essay contest for any Virginia high school
senior who will attend any four-year college or university in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Eligibility:          Graduating senior who has been admitted to, and plans to attend, a four year college or
                      university in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Award Amount:         $3,000.00
How to Apply:         Applications and information are located in the Guidance and Counseling scholarship file.
Deadline:             March 15, 2011

THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY DAN RIVER UNIT 1097 SCHOLARSHIP
The American Legion Auxiliary Dan River Unit 1097 offers a scholarship to a direct descendant ( child,
grandchild, great grandchild, etc or a legally adopted child) of a US wartime veteran who served on active
duty during one or more of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for membership in
The American Legion by the United States Government.
Eligibility:          The applicant must:
                                  Have a GPA of 3.0
                                  Plan to attend an accredited college/university
                                  Be a citizen of the United States and a legal resident of Virginia or North
                                     Carolina
Award Amount:         To be determined by the auxiliary
How to Apply:         Applications are located in the Guidance and Counseling office scholarship file
Deadline:             March 1, 2011



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SAMMY SCHOLARSHIP – THE SCHOLAR ATHLETE MILK MUSTACHE OF THE
YEAR AWARD PROGRAM
The American Milk Processors and USA Today with the support of the American Association of School
Administrators, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, the American School Counselor
Association and the National School Public Relations Association sponsors the SAMMY Award Program to
provide high school scholar athletes in grade 12 with the opportunity to earn college scholarships. SAMMY
is seeking nominees who have succeeded in academics, athletics, service and citizenship. Teachers, coaches,
principals, guidance counselors, athletic directors, parents, and relatives are encouraged to nominate a
student athlete. Students are encouraged to nominate themselves.
Eligibility:        The applicant must be:
                         A scholar and an athlete
                         A graduating senior
Award Amount:       $7,500.00
How to Apply:       Visit the website bodybymilk.com
Deadline:           March 4, 2011

SONY KINGOFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
In honor of Sonny Kingoff, a longtime supporter of academics and athletics at GWHS, a scholarship is being
offered to a graduating senior who has participated in varsity sports (including cheerleading).

Eligibility:        The applicant must:
                         Be a graduating senior
                         Have participated in any sport, including varsity cheerleading.
                         Have shown high moral character, have maximized his or her ability in sports
                           endeavors, and have exhibited leadership
                         Have achieved academically to the best of his or her abilities
Award Amount:       $1,500.00
How to Apply:       Use GWHS Local Universal Application (LUSA), which can be found in the Guidance
                    Department. Bring the completed LUSA is to Ms. McKinnie in Guidance.
Deadline:           March 2, 2011


SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA TOBACCO LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM
The Southside Virginia Tobacco Loan Forgiveness Program is designed to provide a stimulus for economic
revitalization within Southside Virginia by encouraging native Southside Virginians to complete a degree,
then return to, and settle in a locality within Southside Virginia. The program assists with tuition and
academic fees. Upon returning to Southside Virginia and work full time the money you borrowed is
forgiven with one year of employment representing one year of forgiveness
Eligibility:        The applicant must:
                         Be a resident of the Southside Virginia and have resided in Southside Virginia for
                           12 months
                         Be a United States citizen
                         Have a 2.0 GPA
                         Be seeking a Bachelor’s degree
Award Amount:       To be determined
How to Apply:       Information may be found at http://tobacco.swcenter.edu


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VIRGINIA PTA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Virginia PTA offers scholarships to graduating Virginia high school students who are planning to enter
teaching or other youth-serving professions.
Eligibility:        The applicant must:
                         Attend a school that has a PTA or PTSA association in good standing
                         Reside in Virginia and graduate from a Virginia public high school
                         Plan to pursue a career in teaching or qualify for service with a youth serving agency
                         Enter a Virginia college or university in September following the date of application
                            for the scholarship
                         Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better
                         Provide evidence of financial need and academic achievement
Award Amount:       $1,200.00 scholarship memorializing M. Frieda Koontz
                    $1,200.00 scholarship honoring S. John Davis
                    $1,000.00 scholarships
How to Apply:       Visit www.vapta.org or applications are located in the Guidance and Counseling Office
                    scholarship file
Deadline:           Completed application and three letters of recommendation and official transcript with test
                    scores are to be returned to Ms. McKinnie by 3:30 February14, 2011.

MARY JORDAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Mary Jordan Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Mary Wescott Jordan who died at
the age of 23 following heart surgery. The award is sent directly to the educational institution of the
recipient’s choice.
Eligibility:        The applicant must:
                         Be a graduating senior
                         Attend a college, university or seminary
Award Amount:       To be determined by the Advisory Committee of the scholarship fund
How to Apply:       Follow the instructional page for the Mary Jordan Memorial Scholarships located in the
                    scholarship file and complete the GWHS Local Universal Scholarship Application form
                    located on the scholarship file cabinet.
Deadline:           Completed applications are due to Ms. McKinnie in the Guidance and Counseling Office
                    by noon April 4, 2011.

JT - MINNIE MAUDE CHARITABLE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP
The trust’s primary goal is to provide higher education opportunities through financial assistance to
deserving and needy students in the Danville and surrounding area. Scholarships will be selected based on
academic achievement and promise, financial need and other related selection criteria.
Eligibility:        The applicant must:
                        Be a resident of Pittsylvania, Halifax, Henry Counties and all of the cities located in
                           these counties for a minimum of twelve months at the time of the application
                        Attend an accredited public or private, two or more year college or university, or an
                           institution offering a one year certificate degree
                        Have a high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for a two or more year college and
                           applicants attending a technical/trade school must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a
                           4.0 scale
Award Amount:       Varies up to and including a possible full scholarship

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How to Apply:        Visit the website www.JTMM.org for details after January 1, 2011.

THE GLORIA AND CARLOS R. BELL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR THE
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Gloria and Carlos R. Bell longtime, residents of Gloucester County, Virginia created a trust fund to provide
scholarship support to advance the careers of students pursuing degrees in engineering, mathematics,
physics, computer science or another related scientific field at the University of Michigan. The scholarship is
based on academic accomplishments rather than financial need. The scholarship will provide financial
support to students selected from the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a preference given to residents of the
Gloucester, Virginia area.
Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                         Have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
                         Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Award Amount:        $80,000 ($20,000 yearly for four years)
How to Apply:        The application and information may be found at www.bellscholarship.org.
Deadline:            February 1, 2011

THE DOZORETZ NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICS AND APPLIED
SCIENCE
The Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Science (DNIMAS) at Norfolk State
University (NSU) is a rigorous honors program for students who major the basic and applied sciences
(biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, or physics). The objective of DNIMAS is
to address the shortage of scientist by producing graduates who are capable of entering and successfully
completing graduate studies in the basic and applied sciences. The key features of the Institute are a
national competition for full four-year academic scholarships, which include tuition, room, board, textbook
allowance, specialized curricula internships, research experience, career counseling, seminar, and a peer
mentor-tutoring program.
Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                          Have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
                          Have a combined SAT score of 1500 or 22 composite ACT score
                          Have four units in science and four units in math (calculus, chemistry, computer
                            science and physics are strongly recommended)
                          Be a U.S. citizen
Award Amount:        Scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees, room and board and book allowance.
How to Apply:        Complete the Norfolk State application for admission by January 31, 2011. Online
                     applications can be completed at www.nsu.edu/admissions. The DNIMAS application can
                     be found online at www.nsu.edu/dnimas or in the scholarship file in the Guidance and
                     Counseling Office.
Deadline:            January 31, 2011

VIRGINIA TUITION ASSISTANCE GRANT (TAG)
TAG is a program of the Commonwealth of Virginia, providing annual grants to any Virginia resident who
is a full-time student at any eligible nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state of Virginia.
Students do not have to pay TAG monies back, do not have to demonstrate financial need or file a financial
statement. The estimated undergraduate award for 2010-11 is $2,600. To receive a TAG award you must
submit a completed application to the financial aid officer at the private institution you plan to attend.

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Applications may be found at the private college you plan to attend or by consulting the following website –
www.virginiaprivatecolleges.org/taginfo. You must apply for the TAG by July 31, 2011.

THE LEE-JACKSON EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Lee-Jackson Foundation in coordination with the Virginia Department of Education sponsors the Lee-
Jackson Scholarship Program. The objective of the program is to acquaint young people with the historical
legacy of two of Virginia’s most outstanding military figures, General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas J.
Stonewall Jackson.
Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                          Be a high school junior or senior in the state of Virginia
                          Plan to attend a four year college or university or attend a community college and
                             transfer to a four year college or university
                          Write an essay as described in the application materials
Award Amount:        One $10,000, eight $2,000, nine $1,000 scholarships. The awards are as follows:
                          $2,000 for the first place essay, and $1,000 for the second place essay, submitted in
                             each of the state’s public high school regions.
                          A bonus award of $8,000 will go to the single essay that is judged to be the most
                             outstanding in the state. The winning essay will be awarded a total of $10,000 and
                             the winning essayist will be designated as the J. Clifford, Jr. Scholar.
How to Apply:        Information on the essay requirements and the application are located in the scholarship file
                     in the Guidance and Counseling office. You are encouraged to visit the website at
                     www.lee-jackson.org. Last years winning essay can be found on the website.
Deadline:            The application and completed essay is due to Ms. McKinnie in the Guidance and
                     Counseling Office no later than February 7, 2011.

JANICE M. SCOTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Mrs. Janice Marie Scott was killed during one of the three terrorist attacks on the morning of September
11, 2001. She was among the 125 individuals who perished in the Pentagon when terrorists crashed
American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon. In honor of Mrs. Scott’s commitment to the children of her
community, the family created the Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund in October 2001. Six $2,500
scholarships will be made available for high school seniors who graduate in 2011.
Eligibility:         Students are selected based on four categories, financial need (40 points), academics (25
                     points), community service (25 points), and writing skill (10 points) for a total of 100 points.
                     The student must:
                                 Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
                                 Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
                                 Be a high school senior planning to attend an accredited four-year U.S.
                                    college
                                 Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community
                                    service or other extra curricular activities
                                 Combined adjusted income of parents cannot exceed $100,000
Award Amount:        $2,500
How to Apply:        Applications are located in the scholarship file in the Guidance Department.
Deadline:            The application and requested documents must be received or postmarked on or before
                     March 31, 2011.



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VSGA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OF THE VIRGINIA GOLF FOUDATION
The scholarship program is administered by the Virginia Golf Foundation, which the VSGA was created for
funding college scholarship to worthy Virginia high school students who have an interest in golf and will
attend college within the commonwealth. The criteria for the scholarship are based on academic
achievement, an interest in golf (skill level not important), character and financial need.
Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                         Be a Virginia high school senior
                         Be in good academic standing acceptable to the Virginia Golf Association
Award Amount:        To be decided
How to Apply:        The application can be found at www.vsga.org
Deadline:            February 25, 2011



SUNTRUST OFF TO COLLEGE SWEEPSTAKES
One winner will be chosen every two week beginning registering September 17, 2010. One winner will be
chosen every two weeks from October 29, 2010 to May 13, 2011. Only one entry per person for each
drawing; however, students can register after each drawing for the next scheduled drawing.
Eligibility:         Applicant must be a high school senior and eligibility is not based
                     GPA or financial need
Award Amount:        $1,000
How to Apply:        Apply at offtocollege.info
Deadline:            May 13, 2011

NAVY-Marine Corps ROTC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Navy-Marine ROTC provides significant financial assistance at over 150 universities and colleges
throughout the United States. The scholarship includes money for almost all areas of school expenses
including tuition, books, fees and uniforms, along with extra cost associated with being a full-time student.
Upon graduation from college and successful completion of the program, participants will earn a
commission as an officer. The process of applying may be started during the second semester of the junior
year of high school.
Eligibility:         The applicant must be:
                         A US citizen
                         A high school junior or senior
                         In the top10% of their class or have SAT verbal score of 530 and math of 520, ACT
                             English 22, math 21 for the Navy
Award Amount:        $180,000 of which covers tuition, fees, and books and provides a monthly stipend of $250-
                     $400 for 4 years of college
How to Apply:        Please see Ms. McKinnie in Guidance Information can be found www.nrotc.navy.mil
Deadline:            January 31, 2011


ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS
Army ROTC enrolls well-rounded students with the proven ability to set goals and achieve high standards
of excellence in academics, fitness and leadership in their schools and communities
Eligibility:         US citizen SAT or ACT taken by November of the year you

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                      apply, good grades, participation in extra curricular and athletic
                      activities (or part-time job), meet physical standards, army
                      approved major
Award Amount:         Students may be eligible for merit-based, full-tuition, and annual
                      Stipend of up to $5,000.00, plus allowances for books and fees.
How to Apply:         Visit the website at armyrotc.com


                                            Scholarship Websites

     The websites below provide outstanding scholarship links.
           www.scholarship4students.com
                  Free scholarship searchable database
           www.scholarshipexperts.com
                  Free scholarship searchable database
           www.fastweb.com
                  Free scholarship searchable database
           www.Free-4U.com
                  Free scholarship searchable database
           www.MeritAid.com
                  Free source for merit scholarships from colleges across the county
           www.Cappex.com
                  Free scholarship searchable database

                                               Scholarship Tips

 1. Apply for every scholarship that you feel you might have a chance to win. Do not limit
    yourself to the large awards. If you are eligible for several small awards, apply for them.
    They can add up.
 2. Search for scholarships at the colleges you are applying.
 3. Meet all deadlines. Do not underestimate the amount of time that it may take to complete an
    application.
 4. Search free scholarship databases. Start using the databases listed in the Scholarship
    Newsletter today.
 5. Be aware of scholarship scams. They can be avoided.
 6. Do not pay to get money for college.
 7. Do not pay to register on a scholarship database. Scholarship information is and has always
    been public information. The fee services build their database from public information. Do
    not pay a fee when you can search for free.

Don’t Pay for Help to Find Money for College
Commercial financial aid advice services can cost well over $1,000. You might have heard or seen these claims at
seminars, over the phone from telemarketers, or online:

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      "Buy now or miss this opportunity." Do not give in to pressure tactics. Remember, the “opportunity” is a
       chance to pay for information you could find yourself for free.
      “We guarantee you’ll get aid.” A company could claim it fulfilled its promise if you were offered student
       loans or a $200 scholarship. Is that worth a fee of $1,000 or more?
      “I’ve got aid for you; give me your credit card or bank account number.” Never give out a credit card
       or bank account number unless you know the organization you are giving it to is legitimate. You could be
       putting yourself at risk of identity theft. For tips on avoiding identity theft, see “Save Your Identity.” (U.S.
       Department of Education)

Don’t Pay for the FAFSA
Several Web sites offer help filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for a fee. These sites are
not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education. We urge you not to pay these sites for
assistance that is provided free elsewhere. The official FAFSA is at www.fafsa.ed.gov and you can get free help
from
     the financial aid administrator at your college;
     the FAFSA’s online help at www.fafsa.gov; and
     the Federal Student Aid Information Center.
     Mr. Thurman Winfrey, College Guide at GW is here most days and is willing to help with the
        financial aid process and the FAFSA. Parent is encouraged to contact Mr. Winfrey for assistance
        with the FAFSA.

If you are asked for your credit card information while filling out the FAFSA online, you are not at the official
government site. Remember, the FAFSA site address has .gov in it! (U.S. Department of Education)

Save Your Identity (Keep Your Information Safe)
How Does Identity Theft Happen?
Criminals gain access to personal data such as names, Social Security numbers, and bank and credit card
information. Using the stolen data, the criminal can fraudulently obtain credit cards; establish cellular phone
accounts, and more.

Reduce Your Risk When Applying for Aid
   After completing the FAFSA online, exit the application and close the browser, any cookies created during
     your session will be deleted automatically.
   Don’t tell anyone your Federal Student Aid PIN, even if that person is helping you fill out the FAFSA.
   Review your financial aid award documents and keep track of the amounts applied for and awarded.
   Never give personal information over the phone or Internet unless you made the contact. If you have
     questions about a solicitation or about your student loan account, call 1-800-4-FED-AID.
   Federal Student Aid securely stores your information on the National Student Loan Data System. However,
     if you complete or even request a student loan application from a lender, you may be granting the lender
     permission to access your file. Before providing personal information to an organization, review its privacy
     policy.
   Shred receipts and documents with personal information if they are no longer needed.
   Immediately report all lost or stolen identification to the issuer and to the police, if appropriate. (U.S.
     Department of Education)


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