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Arlington Community Foundation – ARLCF Scholarship

Arlington County Scholarship Fund for Teachers Inc.

Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance College Scholarship Fund

Arlington Public School County Scholarships

County Council of PTAs

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

The Arlington School Administrators Scholarship

Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter (NoVAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The Links Inc. Scholarship

Fort Myer/JBHH Thrift Store Greater Washington Area Scholarship - must be son or daughter of active-duty, retired or deceased Army officer or enlisted soldier

SMYAL LGBT Youth Leadership Awards

Student-Athlete Scholarship for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Students

Northern Virginia Athletic Directors, Administrators and Coaches Association
These scholarships are for qualified senior athletes, managers, trainers and cheerleaders in the DMV region.

Arlington County Board awards to graduates of Arlington high schools who plan to attend Northern Virginia Community College and and pursue careers in public service. For additional information call 703-228-5955 or email

Esperanza Education Fund 

VDOE Granville P. Meade Scholarship

Arlington County Sheriff’s Office Scholarship - Check with your counselor’s office.

VAWI Scholarship Essay Contest For seniors from Arlington County Public Schools-Check with your counselor’s office.

AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship (seniors)

AXA Achievement Scholarship $2,500 (seniors)
U.S. Air Force Dependents
Arlington County Fund for Teachers $2,500 for seniors interested in teaching, counseling, coaching, librarians. (seniors)

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Ira Dorsey Scholarship Fund African American male seniors; Essay Contest

Point Foundation:

Pursuit of Excellence / P.O.E. Family income limit (Wakefield HS Seniors)

HBCU Council Shiloh Baptist Church Attend an HBCU (seniors)

Pursuing a career in teaching, counseling, librarian, social work, Paper application or

Female Juniors or Seniors STEM Essay Contest $5,000

Financial Aid Information

FAFSA ( is the first step for loans and scholarships.

Regional and National Scholarships


Immigrants Rising Scholarship List:  Undergraduate 

Information Systems Security Association Education Fund Applicants must pursue studies in Information/CyberSecurity/Information Assurance.

College and Career Center/Scholarships, from Woodson High School: School-dependent scholarships on a Fairfax high school’s site.

Against the Grain Art Scholarship

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants 

The Jackie Robinson Foundation for graduating minority seniors

ADHD College Scholarship Program + one year of ADHD coaching

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

The Esperanza Education Fund for those born outside the US or have two parents born outside the US, graduating senior from Virginia and be enrolled in an accredited public college or university.

Izaak Walton League of America Scholarship
Scholarship is for a graduating senior pursuing a course of studies leading to either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in environmental science or a related field of study

ESA Youth Scholarship Program for graduating high school senior accepted by an accredited college or university whose mother or father is a full-time paid member of the police, sheriff or fire department or a volunteer member of a fire department.

AFCEADC Scholarship for seniors entering a four-year, degree-granting institution and pursuing degrees fields of electrical, computer, chemical, aerospace or systems engineering; electronics, mathematics, computer science, physics, science or math education; technology management; or management information systems.

Commonwealth Circle of Northern Virginia Scholarship - Contact your counselor; for senior who has demonstrated outstanding talent in the fine arts and plans to actively continue fine art at post-secondary level. Submit portfolio to

NORTHERN VIRIGNIA B’NAI B’RITH SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS for seniors in high school in the counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, Stafford and Loudoun, and in the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church Latine seniors planning on attending a 2- or 4-year post-secondary institution.

Psychology Scholarships

A Guide to Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

Foot Locker Athletes: senior planning on attending Northern Virginia Community College and pursuing studies leading to a public service career. The following documents must be submitted by the deadline; application form, most recent transcript, letter of recommendation, and a personal essay.
The scholarship is $500 – $2,000 per year. Applications must be submitted by May 1.

Young Ambassadors Program for seniors who are Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution.

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program - US Department of Agriculture and 1890 Historically Black Land Grant Universities. US citizen, applied one of eighteen Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions; intend to study agriculture, food, national resources. Demonstrated leadership and community service.

Jewish Social Service Agency Scholarships

Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship - Multiple scholarships offered by TBM (Tomorrow’s Black Men Inc).

WIkibuy for business majors/minors, with a special consideration given to students who are interested in a career in e-commerce

Virginia Mayflower Society $1,620 Scholarship - essay and application. You must be sponsored by a member of the Mayflower Society, or contact Mark Cox at

Legacy of Life Scholarship

VIP 5th Annual Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) Program

Student Insights Student View Scholarship Program

Varsity Tutors

American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program for careers in the personal finance industry.

Special Programs

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations