SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS PLANNING ON ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA:
University Achievement Award:
- have a history of overcoming disadvantage
- be a first-generation college student
- be a memer of an underrepresented minority or ethnic group
- be a member of a moderate to low-income family
- reside in a rural or inner-city location
- have been raised in a single parent housefold
Walter N. Ridley Scholarship:
The Black alumni Association sponsors several scholarships designed to support African American students coming to UVA. Students typically have excelled academically in school and are usually in the top 15% of their class.
The Flagship Ridley Scholaships is for Virginians only.
The 3 scholarships above are automatically considered for these award.
Please check the UVA website for additional information regarding scholarships offered at UVA.
FEDERAL STUDENT AID - A TEACH GRANT
Information is available at http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/teach regarding help for paying for college for those planning to become teachers. The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is different from other federal student grants because it requires the student to take certain kinds of classes in order to get the grant and then do a certain kind of job to keep the grant from turning into a loan. Generally you are required to teach for a certain length of time in a high-need field in a low-income area.
CollegeSteps SweepstakesEnroll at wellsfargo.com/collegesteps and you'll be automatically entered in the CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes. Winners are chosen through random drawings, giving you a chance to win $1,000. Once signed up you are automatically entered in future drawings. For complete information and to enter go online at wellsfargo.com/collegesteps.
WEBSITES FOR SCHOLARSHIPSwww.scholarships.comwww.fastweb.com
www.collegefund.org (Native American)
www.gmsp.org (Gates Millennium Scholars)
www.ocanatl.org (Asian American)
www.uncf.org (African American)TuitionFundingSources.comAs a contestant, each young lady will be judged in three equal categories: personality interview, swimsuit, and evening gown. There is no talent competition. The judges come from varied and exciting backgrounds such as entertainment and professional fields. This can open many opportunities for the contestants. Scholarships available to the winner, runner-ups and semi-finalists. For complete information and applications check out their website: www.missvirginiausa.com or call 276-466-6782.
Age levels are:
Miss Virginia - 18 through 27
Miss Teen - 14 through 19