Scholarships

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The Arlington Community Foundation has a well-established Annual Scholarship Program that in 2016 awarded over $473,000 in college scholarships to 78 students. Generous individuals, families, companies and organizations fund the scholarships, which have their own unique eligibility criteria. In the past decade, the Arlington Community Foundation has awarded more than $3.18 million to Arlington students attending college.

There are different scholarships with different criteria but only one application is required to be considered for all the available scholarships.

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FN = Financial Need. All scholarships marked with FN require a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be submitted.

R = Renewable with good academic standing and continued financial need (if applicable)

Scholarships with Academic Requirements

Marjorie D. Buynak Scholarship (4 at up to $5,000; valued at up to $20,000) for Arlington Public Schools high school seniors who are Arlington residents with at least a 3.0 GPA to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. FN/R

Charles M. and Elizabeth S. Munnecke Scholarship (2 at up to $10,000; valued up to $40,000) for high school seniors who are Arlington residents, who have attended an Arlington Public High School during their junior and senior years, to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. FN/R

Macy’s Scholarship (2 at $2,500; valued at up to $10,000) for Arlington Public Schools high school seniors who are Arlington residents with at least a 2.5 GPA, to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. FN for one award. R

Arlington’s Future Scholarship (2 at $2,000; valued at up to $8,000) for APS high school seniors who currently reside in committed affordable housing, as defined by the Arlington County Housing Division, to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. Preference will be given to students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. FN/R

Arlington Women’s Civic Alliance Scholarship (2 at $1,000/$2,000; valued at up to $6,000) for a woman who is a resident of Arlington or who is a graduate of APS, to attend NOVA. This scholarship award may be increased to $2,000 in the third and fourth year if the student continues to pursue a degree at a 4-year college. Requires a minimum GPA of 3.0. R

Community Scholarship ($1,000 each) for previous recipients of ACF Scholarships, who remain in good academic standing at their undergraduate acrredited postsecondary institutions and other scholarships for high school seniors as annually determined. FN

Frank K. Wilson Scholarship (1 at $1,000) for an APS high school senior who has had an Individualized Education Plan and plans to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. FN

Ann and Morton Friedman Scholarship (1 at $2,500 valued at up to $10,000) for an APS senior who is in the first generation of his or her family to attend college. Preference is for a student with demonstrated financial need. R

Warren G. Stambaugh Memorial Foundation Scholarship (1 at $1,500; valued at up to $6,000) for an APS high school senior who has had an Individualized Education Plan and plans to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. FN/R

Gail Nuckols Memorial Scholarship (1 at $1,000) for an Arlington public high school senior who has a B average and plans to attend a 4 year college or university. FN

Kar F. Gong Memorial Scholarship (1 at $4,000; valued at up to $16,000) for an Arlington senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher. FN/R

Jackisch Scholarship (1 at $2,000; valued at up to $4,000) for an APS senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher. FN/R

Athletic Scholarships

Ben Burdetsky Youth-In-Action Scholarship (2 at $1,000; valued at up to $4,000) for APS high school seniors, 1 male and 1 female, to attend an accredited postsecondary school. Consideration will be given to student’s participation in athletics, community service, and leadership. FN/R

Donn and Michael Marston Scholarship (1 at $1,000) for a high school senior who is an Arlington resident who has made a significant contribution to the athletic program in his/her Arlington high school. The student cannot be a recipient of a full college athletic scholarship.

Patrick M. Rockelli Memorial Scholarship (1 at $1,000) for a member of the Yorktown HS Football team.

James T. Schollaert Memorial Wrestling Scholarship (1 at $1,000) for a member of the Yorktown HS wrestling team.

Bill White Tennis Scholarship (1 at $1,000) for a member of the Yorktown HS tennis team.

Community Service and Leadership Scholarships

Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance Scholarship (1 at $2,500) for APS high school seniors who are members of their school’s Gay Straight Alliance or whose accomplishments demonstrate significant support for the Arlington Public Schools’ policies of diversity, fairness, and safety, as demonstrated in an essay.

Encore Learning Scholarship (1 at $1,000) for an APS high school senior who has served the elderly through community service activities and who plans to attend either George Mason or Marymount University. FN

Rich Doud Arlington Chamber of Commerce Scholarship (2 at $2,000) for high school seniors, who are Arlington residents, who have at least a 2.8 GPA, and who demonstrate student and community leadership, to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. FN

Terry Holzheimer Memorial Scholarship (1 at $1,000) for an APS senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher and a strong record of community leadership. FN/R

Scholarship to Study Medical Fields

Dorothy E. Rogers Memorial Scholarship (1 at $2,500, valued at up to $10,000) for an APS high school senior who is pursuing a degree in a medical field. FN/R

Scholarships to Study Nursing

Dolan Family Nursing Scholarship (2 at up to $5,000; valued at up to $20,000) for Arlington residents, either graduating from an Arlington high school, or currently in college, to study nursing at an accredited postsecondary institution. FN/R

Rose Bente Lee Scholarship (1 at $1,000) for an Arlington resident to study nursing at a Virginia college or university. FN

Scholarships to Study the Sciences

David M. Brown Memorial Scholarship (1 at $2,000; valued at up to $8,000) for an APS high school senior who has a demonstrated interest in STEM fields. FN/R

Jerome Evenson Scholarship (1 at $3,000) for an APS high school senior planning to study science, with a preference for a student wishing to become a science teacher, to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. FN

Sue Gillespie Wysor Memorial Scholarship Fund (1 at $2,000; valued at up to $8,000) for APS high school seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA, who have a demonstrated interest in biological sciences. Recipients must attend an accredited 4-year postsecondary institution or a college within the Virginia Community College System. FN/R

Scholarship to Study Business

Emerson G. and Dolores G. Reinsch Scholarship (1 at $1,000) for an APS high school senior with at least a 3.0 GPA to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. Preference is given to a student with entrepreneurial spirit and/or planning to study business. FN

Scholarships to Study the Arts or Fine Arts

Gloria A. Steffan Scholarship (2 at $2,000) is for two APS high school seniors [or two high school seniors who reside in Arlington] who plan to study the fine arts or the performing arts during their college career. FN

Honorable William T. Newman Jr. Scholarship (1 at $1,000) for an Arlington African-American high school senior who resides in Arlington with at least a 3.0 GPA, with an interest in the law or the fine arts, to attend an accredited postsecondary institution.

Scholarships to Attend Community College

Valerie and Allen Kitchens Family Scholarship (2 at $1,000; valued at up to $4,000) for an APS high school senior who will be taking at least twelve credits at a community college. FN/R

Mary Marshall Scholarship (6 at $1,500; valued at up to $4,500) for a graduate of an Arlington High School to attend Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). R

Scholarship to Study Education

Dr. Robert G. Smith Scholarship (1 at $1,000) for an APS high school senior who is interested in pursuing a degree in Education. FN

Scholarships for Students of Immigrant Parents

New Americans Scholarship (1 at $3,500; valued at up to $17,500) for an APS high school senior or college student who is or whose parent is a refugee or immigrant to the U.S. Renewable through undergraduate degree with good academic standing and availability of funding. FN/R

Ernest A. and Virginia C. Karl Scholarship (1 at $1,000; valued at up to $4,000) One scholarship for a student attending Washington-Lee with a parent who is a refugee or immigrant to the U.S. Student must be a citizen or permanent resident. FN/R

Scholarships for Children of Construction Workers

Arlington Builders Scholarship (1 at $10,000; valued at up to $40,000) for high school seniors who have a parent who has been employed full-time as a construction worker for at least 5 years. The student must pursue a four-year degree in a construction-related field at a Virginia public college or university. The strongest candidates will be children of immigrants, in the first generation of their family to attend college, and/or those who have been professional or civically involved in their community. R

Scholarships for Children of Public Safety Employees of Arlington County

Civic Federation 911 Scholarship (5 at $1,000; valued at up to $4,000) for high school seniors or students who have deferred college enrollment for one year and who had a 2.5 high school GPA to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. Applicants must have a parent who has been an Arlington County uniformed public safety employee or dispatcher for not fewer than 10 years, retired from one of the respective departments, been permanently disabled on the job, or killed in the line of duty. R

Scholarships for students of particular schools or programs

Edu-Futuro’s Emerging Leaders Program

Layman Foundation Scholarship (1 at $5,000; valued at up to $20,000) for graduates of Edu-Futuro’s Emerging Leaders Program. The strongest candidates will demonstrate financial need, be the first of their immediate family to attend college, and have well-rounded achievements in academics, activities, etc. FN/R

Arlington Mill High School

Arlington Mill High School Scholarship (2 at $2,000; valued at up to $4,000) for an Arlington Mill HS Student with a GPA of at least 2.5. R

AHC Inc.’s Resident Services Program

Joy Rambert AHC Inc. Scholarship (1 at $2,000; valued at up to $8,000) for an Arlington student who was an active participant in AHC’s Resident Services Program. R

Taylor Elementary School

Ralph Stone/Taylor Pride Scholarship (1 at $1,000) for an APS high school senior who attended Taylor Elementary School to attend a 4-year accredited postsecondary institution.

Glencarlyn/Carlin Springs Elementary School

Glencarlyn/Carlin Springs Scholarship (1 at $1,500; valued at up to $6,000) for an APS high school senior with at least a 2.5 GPA, who attended Glencarlyn or Carlin Springs Elementary School for at least 3 years, to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. FN/R

Wakefield High School

Wakefield Class of 1958 Scholarship (1 at $1,000; valued at up to $4,000) for a Wakefield HS student to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. FN/R

Washington-Lee High School

Barr Scholarship (10 at $1,000) for Washington-Lee HS students to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. FN

Elizabeth P. and Edmund D. Campbell/Verizon Scholarship (1 at $1,000) for a Washington-Lee HS senior to attend a 4-year college or university.

Ernest A. and Virginia C. Karl Scholarship (2 at $1,000; valued at up to $4,000) for Washington-Lee HS seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA. FN

Yorktown High School

Paul Richard Cherney Memorial Scholarship (2 at $1,000) for one Yorktown HS senior male and one Yorktown HS senior female to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. FN

Lillian Day School Spirit Scholarship (1 at $1,000) for a Yorktown HS senior with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, to attend an accredited post secondary institution, who has fostered school spirit through active participation in Yorktown activities for at least 3 years.

Nancy Forkois Yorktown ’72 Scholarship (1 at $1,000) for a female Yorktown HS senior with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and who has a parent or grandparent who saw active duty in, or directly supported, any conflict from 1965 to present through service in the United States Military. FN

Alexis Jackson Memorial SOAR Scholarship (1 at $1,000) for a Yorktown HS Senior who has been an active participant in the SOAR program and has demonstrated concern for the community and strong academics or academic progress.

Yorktown Counseling PTA Scholarship (3 at $1,000) for a Yorktown HS senior who is in the first generation of his or her immediate family to attend accredited postsecondary institution, has made academic improvement, or has overcome adversity during high school. FN

Yorktown High School PTA Scholarship (2 at $1,000) for a Yorktown HS senior to attend an accredited post secondary institution.

Other Yorktown High School see Athletic Scholarships, above.

Patrick M. Rockelli Memorial Scholarship

James T. Schollaert Memorial Wrestling Scholarship

Bill White Tennis Scholarship