What are Scholarships?
Scholarships are gifts. They don't need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.
What kinds of scholarships are available?
How do I find scholarships?
When do I apply for scholarships?
How do I apply for scholarships?
How do I get my scholarship money?
How does a scholarship affect my other student aid?
Avoid These Scholarship Scams
- Any website or organization that requires your social security number. There's absolutely NO NEED for any organization to know this information!
- Any website or organization that requires you to PAY for access to their list of scholarships, or to apply for any scholarships.
- Any website or organization that GUARANTEES your acceptance for any scholarships.
For more details on Scholarship Scams, check out the following links:
Federal Trade Commission: How to Avoid Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams
Searching for Scholarships:
Use the following sites to search for nation-wide scholarships. Keep in mind, some scholarships are for specific schools, grave level, majors/course of study, ethnicity, student's home state, GPA average, etc. Be sure to read all of the eligibility rules!
The U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE Scholarship Search Tool.
CollegeBoard.com: One of the oldest scholarship websites out there. It was around when Ms. Jasmine was applying to college back in 2001!
Scholarships.com: Scholarships.com is your go-to place for finding college scholarships, grants, financial aid info and more, all for FREE!
Fastweb: Fastweb is your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.
Class of 2024: Scholarships Specifically for Riverside High School Students:
(some of these links will open once the organizations have made them live)
Christina Koslowski DeHoux Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Christina Koslowski DeHoux, who passed away on June 14th, 2021. Christina taught French in Loudoun County Public Schools for six years: three years at Tuscarora High School, and three years at Riverside High School. She was the inaugural French teacher when Riverside opened in 2015. Application is now closed.
Quinn William Gorman Academic Scholarship: This memorial scholarship was created in honor and memory of Quinn William Gorman, his parents, Peter and Nikki Gorman, established an academic scholarship to award to a graduating senior at Riverside High School in Leesburg, VA - the high school that Quinn would have attended. The scholarship application is through the Community Foundation. Click on the name of the scholarship to be taken to the Community Foundation website for the application.
Riverside HS PTSO Scholarship: Use the Google Form to apply. Deadline is 5pm on May 10th.
Riverside HS Athletic Booster scholarship: download the application by clicking on the link. You must have played/managed at least 1 sport for at least 1 year at Riverside.
Seldens Landing Elementary School Scholarship: application is now closed.
Belmont Ridge Middle School PTSO Scholarship: application is now closed.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority - Loudoun Co. Alumnae Chapter: Online applications only. Open to African-American female students only.
Military Dependent Scholarships
Did you know that there are special scholarships if you're a military dependent (kid or spouse)?
Come to the Career Center to get a list of scholarships that are JUST FOR YOU!