Scholarships

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The scholarship application for the 2023-2024 school year opens on December 12, 2022 and closes on February 6, 2023. During that time, submit your application here or at the button below.

Arlington Community Foundation has a well-established Annual Scholarship Program that in 2022 awarded nearly $600,000 in college scholarships to 92 new students, with a total of 203 recipients including renewal scholarships. In the past decade, Arlington Community Foundation has awarded more than $5 million to Arlington students attending college. Generous individuals, families, companies and organizations fund the scholarships, which have their own unique eligibility criteria. If you are an individual or with a company that might be interested in starting a scholarship fund, please send us an email at any time.

A Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA is encouraged but NOT required to apply for scholarships. If you are not eligible to submit the FAFSA, you may also submit the VASA Application Report (VAR) from the VASA. Students also have the option to submit other financial documentation if they are unable to complete the FAFSA or VASA. See the FAQs below for more information.

Se recomienda obtener un Informe de Ayuda Estudiantil (SAR) de la FAFSA, pero NO es requerido para solicitar becas. Los estudiantes también tienen la opción de presentar la VASA o otra documentación financiera si no pueden completar la FAFSA. Consulte las “Preguntas Frecuentes” (FAQs) que aparecen a continuación para obtener más información.

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Available Scholarships

We offer approximately 100 new college scholarships each year, with many differing criteria for eligibility, but only one application is required to be considered for all the available scholarships. For those students who choose to attend Marymount University, Marymount will match our scholarship award up to $3,000. At the end of each scholarship description, you will notice:

FN = Financial Need. For all scholarships marked with FN, a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA is encouraged but NOT required. Students also have the option to submit other financial documentation if they are unable to complete the FAFSA.

R = Renewable with good academic standing

Braylon Meade Memorial Scholarship (3 at $2,500; valued at up to $10,000) awards three different scholarships to students who meet the following criteria: 1) for a Washington-Liberty high school senior who was on the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team for at least one year, has financial need (FN), and a GPA of 2.0 or higher 2) for a Washington-Liberty high school senior who has participated on any W-L sports team, has financial need (FN), and a GPA of 2.0 or higher 3) for an Arlington Public School student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. R

Marjorie D. Buynak Scholarship (4 at up to $5,000; valued at up to $20,000) for 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 (4 at up to $5,000; valued up to $20,000) 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

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 $2,000; valued at up to $8,000) for a woman who is a resident of Arlington or who is a graduate of APS, to attend NOVA. Can be renewed up to three times at either NOVA or a 4-year school. Requires a minimum GPA of 3.0. R

Community Scholarship ($1,500 each) for previous recipients of ACF Scholarships, who remain in good academic standing at their undergraduate accredited 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

Warren G. Stambaugh Memorial Foundation Scholarship (1 at $2,000; valued at up to $8,000) for an APS high school senior who has had an Individualized Education Plan and plans to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. R

Tony Young Memorial Scholarship (1 at $2,500; valued at up to $10,000) for an APS high school graduate, or an Arlington resident with high school equivalent degree (ex: GED). To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must have a physical, cognitive or sensory disability. 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 $2,000; valued at up to $8,000) for an Arlington senior who currently resides in committed affordable housing, as defined by the Arlington County Housing division. FN/R

Jackisch Scholarship (1 at $1,500; valued at up to $6,000) for an APS senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher. FN/R

Van Riswick Family Scholarship (1 at $1,500) for an Arlington resident who is an APS high school graduate (attended an APS high school during their junior and senior years), or for an Arlington resident with high school equivalent degree (ex: GED), to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. FN

University of Management and Technology Scholarship (3 at $2,000; valued at up to $6,000) for Arlington students with at least a 3.0 GPA. Awards can be made to applicants who are returning to school or enrolling for the first time as an adult. Renewable for only two additional years. Students can reapply for extensions beyond the 3-year term of the award. R

Wilkerson Family Scholarship (3 at $2,000; valued at $8,000) is for a deserving Arlington high school student. FN/R

Bharati and Lincoln Jain Scholarship is for a renewing student entering their 4th year who needs the funds to persist and finish their degree. Preference for a student studying medicine, business, or engineering. FN

Shay Family Scholarship (up to $4,000) for a new or renewing student to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. FN

Braylon Meade Memorial Scholarship (3 at $2,500; valued at up to $10,000) awards three different scholarships to students who meet the following criteria: 1) for a Washington-Liberty high school senior who was on the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team for at least one year, has financial need (FN), and a GPA of 2.0 or higher 2) for a Washington-Liberty high school senior who has participated on any W-L sports team, has financial need (FN), and a GPA of 2.0 or higher 3) for an Arlington Public School student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. R

Ben and Irene Burdetsky 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.

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 an APS wrestling team.

Bill White Tennis Scholarship (1 at $2,000) for a member of the Yorktown HS tennis team.

Christopher M. Cooper Memorial Scholarship (1 at $1,500) for a graduate of an Arlington high school (public or private) or Arlington Resident with a high school equivalent degree (e.g., GED), with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who played on the varsity or junior varsity baseball or softball team at one of Arlington’s high schools. FN

Tiffany May Joslyn 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 APS policies of diversity, fairness, and safety, as demonstrated in an essay.

Arthur W. Gosling Scholarship (1 at $2,500) for an APS high school senior who has a strong record of community service 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; valued at up to $4,000) for an APS senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher and a strong record of community leadership. FN/R

Godfrey & Glynis Simpson Scholarship (1 at $2,000; valued at $8,000) For a first generation college student of Latino decent with a minimum 2.8 GPA with a preference for those of Caribbean decent, and those interested in studying finance, engineering, or medicine. Students should demonstrate a sense of service to family and community through acts of sharing knowledge, time, and limited resources without an expectation of reward. FN/R

John Carroll Whitener Scholarship (1 at $2,000; valued at up to $8,000) for an APS high school senior who is a member of their school’s Gay Straight Alliance and have documented achievements in leadership. FN/R

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

Patricia Blaine Memorial Scholarship (1 at $1,500) is for an Arlington high school student planning to pursue a career as a registered nurse or other healthcare professional. FN

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

Patricia Blaine Memorial Scholarship (1 at $1,500) is for an Arlington high school student planning to pursue a career as a registered nurse or other healthcare professional. FN

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 Arlington public high school senior planning to study science, with a preference for a student wishing to become a science teacher, to attend a four-year college or university. FN

Wang Family Scholarship (2 at $5,000; valued at $25,000) for an APS high school female student who wishes to pursue STEM studies. FN/R

Martin Less Health Science Scholarship (1 at $2,000; valued at $8,000) for a student pursuing a major in the health field or health science. Preference is for a student attending a Virginia public college. FN/R

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

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. FN

Music, Film, and Theater Scholarship (1 at $2,000; valued at up to $8,000) for an Arlington high school senior pursuing a degree in music, filmmaking, theater, or affiliated areas of production and management. R

Dr. Robert G. Smith Scholarship (1 at $2,000; valued at $8,000) for an APS high school senior who is interested in pursuing a degree in Education. FN/R

Jack Wilson Arlington Retired Teachers Association Scholarship (1 at $2,500; valued at $12,500) for an APS high school senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, who is interested in pursuing a degree in Education. FN/R

Joan LeBeau Anderson Scholarship (1 at $1,000) is for an Arlington high school student planning to pursue a career in education.

Arthur Gosling Educational Leadership Scholarship (1 at $1,500) is for an APS graduating senior who has demonstrated leadership and plans on a career in education. FN

The Arlington School Administrators (ASA) and the Arlington School Administrator Associates (ASAA) Scholarships (9 at $1,500) provide support annually to students planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college or university. Students are selected based on their demonstration of success and perseverance in the face of obstacles or difficult circumstances. Preference will be given to students who are pursuing a career in education and who have a long history of attendance in the Arlington Public Schools. FN

Future Educators Scholarship (1 at $2,500; valued at $12,500) for an APS high school graduate interested in becoming a teacher or studying education at an accredited institution of higher education. R

Michael A. Musto Memorial Scholarship Fund (1 at $2,000; valued at $8,000) for an APS graduate planning to attend an accredited postsecondary institution and pursuing a degree in education. Preference will be given to a student wishing to become a secondary level history teacher. FN/R

Northern Virginia Building Industry Association Scholarship (1 at $2,500) for a student planning to pursue a degree in a construction-related field. Awarded student must be attending a 2- or 4- year public college or university or accredited institution in Virginia. FN

John and Priscilla Becker Scholarship (1 at $2,500; valued at $10,000) for a public school student interested in international relations, political science, government, and/or history OR music. FN/R

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) for a graduate of an Arlington High School to attend Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA).

Arlington Education Association/AEA Retired Scholarship (2 at up to $5,000; valued at up to $10,000) for a APS high school senior to attend NOVA. Renewable for two additional years. R

New Americans Scholarship (1 at $5,000; valued at up to $25,000) 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. FN/R

Ernest A. and Virginia C. Karl Scholarship (1 at $2,000; valued at up to $8,000) for a Washington-Liberty High School senior with at least a 3.0 GPA and a parent who is a refugee or immigrant to the U.S. Student must be a citizen or permanent resident. Renewable with good academic standing. FN/R

Civic Federation 911 Scholarship (3 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

Arlington Community High School

Arlington Community High School Scholarship (2 at $2,000; valued at up to $4,000) for an Arlington Community HS Student with a GPA of at least 2.5. Renewable for 2 additional years. 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 Arlington resident 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 (2 at $1,000) for a Wakefield High School student to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. FN

Washington-Liberty High School

Braylon Meade Memorial Scholarship (3 at $2,500; valued at up to $10,000) awards three different scholarships to students who meet the following criteria: 1) for a Washington-Liberty high school senior who was on the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team for at least one year, has financial need (FN), and a GPA of 2.0 or higher 2) for a Washington-Liberty high school senior who has participated on any W-L sports team, has financial need (FN), and a GPA of 2.0 or higher 3) for an Arlington Public School student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. R

Barr Scholarship (up to 7 at $1,500) for Washington-Liberty HS students to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. FN

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

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

Yorktown High School

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.

Other Yorktown High School see Athletic Scholarships, above.

Patrick M. Rockelli Memorial Scholarship 

Bill White Tennis Scholarship

Chu-Piper Family Career and Technical Education Award (1 at $10,000; valued at up to $20,000) for an Arlington resident pursuing a career or technical education accredited program, within a high-growth career, that will be completed within two years. FN/R


Application

When you apply to our scholarship program, you will be considered for every scholarship for which you are eligible.

Cuando usted aplica para una beca con nosotros, usted es considerado para todas las becas por la cual usted es elegible.

If you are a new applicant this year, or you have never received a scholarship from the Arlington Community Foundation, then you need to complete an online scholarship application when it becomes available on December 12, 2022. The application will close on February 6, 2023.

You will also be required to submit the following required documents:

  • – Current High School Transcript
  • – One or two letters of recommendation – from someone that knows you well other than a family member

To be considered for financial-need based scholarships, you may be required to submit the Student Aid Report from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are not eligible to submit the FAFSA, you may be asked to provide other information regarding your financial status.

Note: Your application will be considered complete only after the Foundation has received your letter of recommendation and your current high school transcript. Please direct any questions to scholarship@arlcf.org, or call us at (703) 243-4785.

Si usted es un nuevo solicitante este año, o nunca ha recibido una beca de la Fundación Comunitaria de Arlington, entonces debe completar un formulario de solicitud de beca en línea, en inglés, (online scholarship application form) entre el 12 de diciembre del 2022 y el 6 de febrero del 2023.

También deberá presentar los siguientes documentos requeridos antes del 10 de febrero del 2023:

  • -Certificado de calificaciones de la escuela secundaria.
  • -Una o dos cartas de recomendación – de alguien que le conozca bien y que no sea un familiar.

Para ser considerado para las becas basadas en la necesidad financiera, es posible que tenga que presentar el Informe de Ayuda Estudiantil (SAR) de la Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes (FAFSA) o la Solicitud de Ayuda Financiera del Estado de Virginia (VASA) antes del 1 de Marzo del 2023. Si usted por alguna razon no es elegible para completar la FAFSA o la VASA, es posible que se le pida otra información sobre su situación financiera.

Nota: Su solicitud es considerada completa sólamente después de que la Fundación haya recibido su carta de recomendación y su certificado de calificaciones de la escuela secundaria. Por favor, dirija cualquier pregunta a scholarship@arlcf.org, o llámenos al (703) 243-4785.

If you previously received a scholarship from Arlington Community Foundation, all you need to do is complete an online application form when it becomes available on December 12 and submit the following materials:

Renewal Scholarship Applications

  • – College Transcript – required

Nonrenewable and Community Scholarship Applications

  • – College Transcript – required
  • – Student Aid Report from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) OR the VASA Application Report from the Virginia Alternative State Aid Application (VASA). If you are not eligible to submit the FAFSA or VASA, we will ask you to submit other financial documentation.

Not sure if you need to submit a Student Aid Report? Call us at 703.243.4785 or email scholarship@arlcf.org.

Si usted ha recibido anteriormente una beca de La Fundación Comunitaria de Arlington, lo unico que tiene que hacer es completar un formulario de solicitud en línea, en inglés, ( complete an online application form) y presentar los siguientes materiales entre el 12 de diciembre del 2022 y el 6 de febrero del 2023.

  • Solicitudes de Renovación de Becas
    • Certificado de Calificaciones mas recientes – requerido
  • Solicitudes de Becas No Renovables y Comunitarias
    • Certificado de Calificaciones – requerido
    • Informe de Ayuda estudiantil de la Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes (FAFSA) o la Solicitud de Ayuda Financiera del Estado de Virginia (VASA). Si no es elegible para completar la FAFSA o la VASA, le preguntaremos si usted vivió en vivienda de renta asequible y/o si recibió almuerzo gratuito o reducido en la escuela secundaria.

¿No está seguro de si debe presentar una Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes? Llámenos al 703.243.4785 o envíe un correo electrónico a scholarship@arlcf.org.


Scholarship FAQs

The 2023-2024 application period will open December 12 and close February 6, 2023. We will make the announcement and other updates on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. Sign up to receive email updates.

For new applicants, the online application usually takes 30 to 60 minutes to complete and requires a brief personal statement. The application also requires one letter of recommendation and your high school transcript. The Student Aid Report from the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) or other proof of financial need may be required for financial need-based scholarships.

No. Arlington Community Foundation is no longer requesting SAT or ACT scores.

A Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA OR the VASA Application Report from the Virginia Alternative State Aid Application (VASA) is encouraged but NOT required. If you are not eligible to submit the FAFSA or VASA, we will ask you to submit other financial documentation.

For questions regarding the FAFSA, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 1-319-337-5665. If your family’s taxes are not final when you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a preliminary “Expected Family Contribution” amount that can be submitted to the Foundation.

If you are not eligible to submit the FAFSA, please check to see if you are eligible to submit the Virginia Alternative State Aid Application (VASA). If you are not eligible to submit the FAFSA or the VASA, you may still apply and we will ask you to provide other information regarding your financial status. You will also be considered for our non-financial need-based scholarships. In addition, there may be other scholarship programs to which you can apply; contact your school’s counselor for more information. Websites like FastWeb and FinAid are good search engines for scholarships of all types.

We anticipate notifying selected applicants of their scholarship match and amounts by the end of April to allow time for this offer to be incorporated into college acceptance plans. There will be an evening reception for all recipients at the beginning of June. Checks are mailed directly to universities and colleges in July.

Preguntas Frecuentes sobre Becas

El periodo de solicitud 2023-2024 se abrirá el 12 de diciembre del 2022 y se cerrará a las 23:59 del 6 de febrero del 2023. Haremos el anuncio y otras actualizaciones en FacebookLinkedInTwitter, and Instagram.

Para los nuevos solicitantes, la solicitud en línea suele tomar entre 30 y 60 minutos para completar y requiere una breve declaración personal. La solicitud también requiere una carta de recomendación y un certificado de calificaciones de la escuela secundaria. El Informe de Ayuda Estudiantil de la Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes (FAFSA), la VASA, o otra prueba de necesidad financiera puede ser requerida para las becas basadas en la necesidad financiera.

No. La Fundación Comunitaria de Arlington ya no solicita los resultados de los exámenes SAT o ACT.

Se recomienda un Informe de Ayuda Estudiantil (SAR) de la FAFSA o la VASA, pero NO es obligatorio. Los estudiantes también tienen la opción de presentar otra documentación financiera si no pueden completar la FAFSA o la VASA.

Si usted tiene preguntas sobre la FAFSA, llame al Centro de Información de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes al 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) o al 1-319-337-5665. Si los impuestos de su familia no han sido finalizados cuando presente la FAFSA, recibirá una cantidad preliminar de “Contribución Familiar Esperada” que puede presentar a la Fundación.

Si no puede completar la FAFSA, los estudiantes también tienen la opción de presentar la VASA. Si no puede completar la FAFSA ni la VASA, usted todavía puede presentar una solicitud y le pediremos que proporcione otra información sobre su situación financiera. También será considerado para todas nuestras becas que no son basadas en la necesidad financiera. Además, es posible que hayan otros programas de becas a los cuales puedas aplicar; pónganse en contacto con el consejero de su escuela para obtener más información. Sitios web como FastWeb y FinAid son buenos lugares de búsqueda para becas de todo tipo.

Anticipamos que notificaremos a los solicitantes seleccionados con el tipo de beca y las cantidades a finales de Abril para dar tiempo a que esta oferta se incorpore a los planes de aceptación de las universidades. A principios de Junio se celebrará una recepción para todos los beneficiarios. Los cheques se envían directamente a las universidades y colegios en Julio.


Additional Scholarship Opportunities and Helpful Resources

If you are planning to enroll in a career and technical education program at a community college in Virginia, you may qualify for G3 tuition assistance.

G3 tuition assistance is for students living in Virginia who qualify for state financial aid with a household income that’s less than $100,000. G3 is available for select programs in five of Virginia’s most in-demand industries, including Early Childhood Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, Public Safety and Skilled Trades (construction and manufacturing). Click here to learn more!

The Dream Project offers a $3,000 scholarship, renewable annually for up to five years. Click here for more information and to learn how to apply. The Dream Project also hosts a mentor program for Virginia high school seniors. Click here to learn more about the mentor program.

The main purpose of the Wakefield High School Education Foundation, Inc. is to provide scholarships to graduating Wakefield seniors. Each spring a selection committee consisting of alumni from various Wakefield classes and current and retired staff members review the scholarship applications and select award winners. Click here to learn more!

If you are not eligible to submit the FAFSA, you may be eligible to submit the VASA. Who should file the VASA Application? Virginia students who are undocumented, have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, have certain non-immigrant status, or are otherwise ineligible to file the FAFSA and would like to be considered for state financial aid. Click here for more information.

On April 13, 2017, Samuel Kwarteng lost his life due to senseless gun violence. Acquiring Knowledge for Transcendence was started as a non-profit not only to honor his memory but to inspire others to reach their full potential. Sam saw how education and perseverance were tools needed to rise above what statistics project. He wasn’t one to think small or one to settle and there wasn’t a challenge you could put in front of him that he wouldn’t take. We hope that we can instill the same fire that Sam had in our upcoming youth with our organization. We want our youth to believe that there is no limit to what they can do as long as they put their heart and mind into it. This award is for high school seniors attending Fairfax, Prince Williams, Alexandria, Arlington, Prince George, Montgomery County and D.C. Public Schools and may only be used at an accredited two or four-year college or university to help aid the expenses of higher education. Click here to learn more and apply.

Oportunidades de becas y recursos adicionales

Si planea inscribirse en un programa de educación profesional o técnica en un colegio comunitario en Virginia, puede calificar para la asistencia de matrícula G3.

La asistencia del programa G3 es para estudiantes que viven en Virginia que califican para ayuda financiera estatal con un ingreso familiar menos de $ 100,000. G3 está disponible para programas selectos en cinco de las industrias más solicitadas de Virginia, que incluyen educación infantil temprana, atención médica, tecnología de la información, seguridad pública y oficios especializados (construcción y fabricación). ¡Clic aquí para aprender más!

El Dream Project ofrece una beca de $3,000, renovable anualmente por hasta cinco años. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información y aprender cómo aplicar. El Dream Project también alberga un programa de mentores para estudiantes de último año de secundaria de Virginia. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información sobre el programa de mentores.

El objetivo principal de la Fundación de la escuela secundaria Wakefield es proporcionar becas a los estudiantes de último año de Wakefield que se gradúan. Cada primavera, un comité de ex alumnos de varias clases de Wakefield y maestros jubilados revisan las solicitudes de becas y seleccionan a los ganadores de los premios. ¡Clic aquí para aprender más!

Si no es elegible para completar la FAFSA, puede ser elegible para enviar la VASA. ¿Quién debe presentar la solicitud VASA? Estudiantes de Virginia que son indocumentados, tienen estatus de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA), tienen cierto estatus de no inmigrante o no son elegibles para presentar la FAFSA y les gustaría ser considerados para recibir ayuda financiera estatal. Haga clic aquí para más información.

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