Financial Aid and Scholarships
Scholarship Information - Below is a listing of some scholarships available through LCPS. For a complete listing, please follow the link: LCPS Scholarship Link
The Committee for Dulles Community Outreach have given us information for eight (8) $2,000 and two (2) $2,500 scholarships that they are offering to this year’s graduating seniors. Applicants must be an employee, volunteer of, or the dependent of an employee or volunteer of a business or agency operating in the Washington Dulles Airport community (inside the fence that surrounds airport property). The applicants must enroll in an accredited community college, trade school, college, or university. The applicant must demonstrate leadership and commitment to the community through involvement in extracurricular and/or volunteer activities. The two Academic/Community Service scholarship awardees will demonstrate considerable community service. Applicants must submit a completed application form, student essay, recommendation letter from a teacher, and a copy of high school transcript. NO financial disclosure is required and scholarship is not based on need. The scholarship may be used for tuition and other related expenses. The scholarship must commence within 12 months of the award or will be forfeited. Application packages are to be turned in to the Career Center Assistant by the deadline for this scholarship is April 3, 2019.
Dulles Greenway Citizenship Award – 1 per high school @ $2,000 is being offered again this year for graduating seniors of Loudoun County Public Schools - This scholarship is for students who exemplifies extraordinary, consistent support of family, school, community, and/or environment that contributes to beneficial and productive results. This award is character-based, and financial need is not a consideration. This scholarship requires no more than two letters of recommendation which are in important part of the scholarship. Please consider your recommender carefully and look for those that are familiar with you and your activities and is aware of your community service/activities background. (Only one recommendation may be from a teacher.) Deadline to have your application package to the Career Center Assistant is April 3, 2019.
Ryan Bartel Foundation Acceptance of Other Scholarship Award - up to 5 @ $1,000 each. This scholarship is being offered to all LCPS high schools for their graduating seniors who will be continuing his/her education. Also, if chosen as a winner, the award can be held up to three (3) years if the winner decides to postpone their further education. Please note that this scholarship is for a student who is nominated for the award by another peer from any grade or members of the school. The Scholarship can be found on our Countywide Scholarships page at: https://www.lcps.org/page/1914. Please see the write-up below. Deadline: April 4, 2019. Return completed nomination package to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Culinary Event Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship – Visit Loudoun – 4 @ $2,500. Applicant must be a graduating senior planning to enter the hospitality field. Applicant must be enrolled or accepted into an accredited learning institution taking classes directly related in the tourism/hospitality disciplines either full- or part-time. There is not minimum GPA requirement. No FAFASA or SAR is required. The completed application package must be returned to the Career Center Assistant by the deadline date of April 3, 2019.
Loudoun County Chapter of Izaak Walton League Conservation Scholarships – 4 @ $1,000 - Applicants must be the child or grandchild of a member of the LCC-IWLA who has been a member in-good-standing for at least three years prior to the application. Applicant must be a permanent resident of Loudoun County for at least 3 years. Applicant must have graduated or will graduate during the current academic year from a Loudoun County public or private high school. Applicant must be enrolled or be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college for the upcoming academic year. Two letters or recommendation, including one from the parent/grandparent listed as sponsoring them. Transcript is required. Deadline: April 15, 2019.
A Servant’s Heart Essay & Video Scholarships - 3 @ $1,000 – Applicants must be a senior who both legally resides in and attend high school (public, private or homeschool) in Loudoun County. The essay or video format must be on the theme “A Servant’s Heart: Choosing to Serve”. Essays are to be no more than 1500 words and video not more than two minutes in length. At least one but not more than two letters of recommendation (500 words or fewer) from community service organizations should be included along with the Entry Form and a photo of the applicant (headshot). Video submissions must be uploaded to YouTube and the link must be included in the email submission to the donor. Submission deadline for the scholarships is April 15, 2019 to Joshua’s Hands – info@Joshuashands.org.
Master Singers of Virginia will offer a scholarship to a graduating senior from Loudoun County Public Schools. Applicants must be accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning. The applicant’s planned field of study must relate to vocal music and may include: vocal performance, choral conducting, or choral music education. Letters of recommendation from music teachers (high school or private music teachers) and choral directors are encouraged. A copy of the applicant’s FAFSA or SAR required. The complete scholarship package are to be mailed to the sponsor by the deadline date of April 3, 2019 as indicated on the application form.
The Loudoun County Deputy Sheriffs Association Scholarships are available for graduating seniors for the 2018-2019 school year. This scholarship is open to students looking to pursue a degree in law enforcement or public service related field. Items considered for the scholarship include academic and extracurricular performance, achievements, community service, and leadership in high school. Financial need will also be considered. The scholarship package also required a copy of the students FAFSA or SAR. The completed scholarship package will be returned to the Career Center Assistant at each high school before the deadline date of April 3, 2019.Gloria Wille Bell and Carlos R. Bell Charitable Trust Scholarship is a $20,000 renewable scholarship open to graduates from a Commonwealth of Virginia high school who are planning to attend University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2019-2020. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Those applying must be pursuing a degree program in engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science or another related scientific field. The application is found online only at: https://bellscholarship.org/. Deadline is February 1, 2019.
The Jewel College Scholarship offered by the Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Education and Charitable Foundation is open to high school graduating seniors from Northern Virginia and other places in the Greater Metropolitan DC area. Applicant must complete and submit the application form which can be found on the LCPS website or at www.jghfdn.org. Applicant must write a two-page, double-spaced essay describing “Who am I, and what this scholarship will mean to me”. Two letters of recommendation are required along with a transcript. A detailed description of community service and volunteer projected are required. This scholarship may be sent to the donor by online application form, email to EDUCATION@JGHFDN.ORG, or by mail. Deadline: March 2, 2019.
The Legacy of Life Scholarship is open for graduating seniors to participate. Applicants must write a persuasive essay and/or produce and video that educates, then motivates, and audience to become registered organ, eye and tissue donors. Applicants must complete and entry form and included in your submission as a separate attachment. Essay submissions are to be sent to : email@example.com and video submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for this scholarship is 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2019.
Lee-Jackson Foundation Scholarship is offered to acquaint young people with the historical legacy of two of Virginia’s most famous military figures. Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. ”Stonewall” Jackson. Applicants to this scholarship must be a Virginia resident, classified as a junior or senior in a Virginia public, private or home high school. The applicant must plan to attend a four-year accredited U.S. college, and plan to enroll as a full-time student. Students who have won a Lee-Jackson scholarship before are not eligible. This scholarship has no consideration of financial need. The basis of the scholarship is an original, well-written, and thoroughly researched analytical essay written by the applicant. The essay has very strict guidelines that are mentioned throughout the application packet so it is strongly suggested that applicants review the packet completely. Deadline: the Application Form (page 7) and essay are due to the Principal (Career Center Assistant) by February 1, 2019.
American Massage and Bodywork Institute for scholarships they are offering to graduating seniors interested in attending their Institute on a full-time basis (25 hours per week) to obtain licensure to become a massage therapist. They are offering four (4) quarter scholarships, valued at $2,500 each and ten (10) scholarships valued at $1,000. Applicants must complete the scholarship application form, complete any essay entitled: “Why I want to become a massage therapist, and how this profession fits in with my career goals”, at least one letter of reference, and a high school transcript. Scholarship candidates will then be required to come in for a tour of the campus and a personal interview, with their parent or legal guardian by May 15, 2019. Deadline for this scholarship is April 15, 2019.
The Jeffrey C. Fowler Memorial Scholarship will be offered again this year. Applicants for this scholarship must be a graduating senior from a LCPS high school and planning to become a full-time student at an accredited college or university. The applicant must carry at least a 2.5 grade point average. A 500 word essay on “How My Passion for Sports Has Influenced My Life” must be completed as part of the application. Two letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches or administrators must be submitted as digital PDF file to the recommendation portal. Information and the online application form can be found at https://www.locosports.info/. Deadline for this scholarship is March 28, 2018.
The GE-Regan Foundation Scholarship is open for applications. This scholarship offers numerous college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient).
GE-Reagan Foundation scholarship candidates must:
- demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
- demonstrate strong academic performance (3.0 or greater GPA/4.0 scale or equivalent);
- be a citizen of the United States of America;
- be a high school senior attending high in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible; and
- plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study while pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
Applicants with questions about the application process my contact the programs administrator, Scholarship America at 1-844-402-0354 and ask for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship program or email email@example.com
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority – Loudoun County Alumnae Chapter Scholarship has opened for applications. This organization is planning to award scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $5,000 to chosen African-American female students who demonstrate a high degree of scholarship, leadership, and community service. Applicants must be residents of Loudoun County, Virginia and a graduating high school senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. A complete application will include an essay, photo, recommendations, transcript and application declaration. Completed applications are to be mailed to the donor and postmarked no later than Friday, February 1, 2019. Please note that the application states that handwritten applications will not be accepted. Application and information can be found at: https://www.lcacdst.org/calendar-of-events.
Apple Scholar Scholarships from Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation will award 25, $5,000 scholarships to deserving students who will graduate from high school in 2019 and are Apple Federal Credit Union members. Scholarships will be given for attendance at both four-year and two-year colleges and universities. Students receiving the two-year scholarship must use the award to attend any accredited community college, trade school or technical school. Applicants must be a member of Apple Federal Credit Union and graduate from high school in 2019. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or above for the four-year scholarships or a GPA of 2.5 or above for a two-year scholarship. For further information and access to the scholarship links, please review the information at: https://www.afcufoundation.org/scholars.aspx#. Deadline for the scholarship is February 13, 2019.
The Dream.US Scholarship has opened for applications from highly motivated DREAMers with significant, unmet financial need. Applicants must have graduated or will graduate with a high school or GED diploma by the end of the 2018-19 academic year. Applicant must graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Student must not have previously been enrolled in a four-year institution or bachelor program and have not earned more than 21 credits in a community college (not counting credits earned in a pre-college or dual enrollment program in high school). Applicant must intend to enroll full-time in an associate degree program at a Partner College no later than the Spring term of 2019-20. Applicant must be eligible for in-state tuition. Applicant must have current DACA or TPS or certify that you meet the DACA immigration eligibility and arrived in the United States before reaching 16th birthday. Applicant must have significant unmet financial need. Application and information can be found at: https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. PST, February 28, 2019.
Tronfeld West & Durrett Step by Step Scholarship – Applicant must be a high school senior or college student in Virginia. Applicant must be enrolled in a two-year to five-year institution for the impending school year. There is no minimum GPA. Applicant must submit a 3-5 minute video or essay on “What Your Dreams Are and What Goals Are You Setting”. Instructions can be found at https://twdinjurylaw.com/scholarship/instructions/. Application and video or written essay is to be submitted to the donor per instructions. Deadline is May 31, 2019.
Bow Tie Strategies – 1 @ $1,000 This scholarships is for graduating seniors who come from a single-parent household. Applicants must be a graduating senior who is planning on continuing their education next year at a college, community college, university or trade school. The only item required is a letter of nomination, which can be from an applicant or other, that answers the questions “Why does this student deserve this scholarship?” Deadline for this scholarship is December 28, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. by which the nomination must be submitted to the email address of firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loudoun Retired Educators Association Education Scholarship to the County Wide Scholarship page of our website and to Naviance. This organization is offering four, $1,000 scholarships to applicants that are Loudoun County graduating seniors interested in a career in public education. The applicant must include extracurricular activities, school honors, and community service and activities. An essay of two hundred words, (no more than one page) on Why I have Chosen Teaching in Public Education as a Career is required. Two letters of recommendation, one from a teacher is required. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better and include a transcript with the application package. Deadline for this application is April 3, 2018 to be submitted to the Career Center Assistant at the high school, who will in turn forward on to District School Counseling Office. (Disposition has been changed from previous years.)
Sigma Mu Mu Chapter of the Omega Psi Phy Fraternity is offering a scholarship of $500 to a graduating senior from Loudoun County who is planning on attending college. Applicants are required to submit a 700-750 word essay (double-spaced and in Word form) on the topic: How has social media impacted today’s youth, and what influence does it have on their future? Online submission is preferred but the sponsor will accept proper applications by email or mail. Application and information can be found at: http://loudouncountyques.org/~loudoun/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=frm_forms_preview&form=dcy39. Deadline: October 19, 2018. **Please be aware that the winner of this scholarship may be eligible for an Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International High School Essay Contest Scholarships which is $5,000 for 1st, $3,000 for 2nd, $2,000 for 3rd, or $1,000 for 4th.