Scholarship Opportunities

NOVA SCHOLARSHIPS –  The deadline for filing is February 14, 2020.


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

Scholarship Opportunities and Research lists 2019-2020. Most scholarships are for graduating seniors and are offered every year. Please see their website for additional details. Arlington Public Schools does not sponsor, endorse, recommend or screen companies whose offers are posted here. Families and students are reminded that they need to complete their own research on these companies to determine if they wish to engage in any of their opportunities or services.

Local Area Scholarships

The Arlington Community Foundation
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia students

Arlington-specific & northern Virginia specific.
Arlington Gay and Lesbian Association
Arlington Rotary Education Foundation
Arlington County Scholarship Fund for Teachers Inc.
Team DC Local LGBGT
Must be interested in being a teacher Arlington Teens
Arlington Optimists


Essay & Oratorical contests  

Granville P. Meade Scholarship
Washington Regional Transplant Authority Scholarship
Local area (not just Arlington) essay or video on encouraging registering as an organ donor.
My Political Hero Essay Contest – front-page-2
Essay required The Huth Scholarship
Recognizing, celebrating and rewarding young people who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to teaching, technology and volunteerism involving the elderly. The Links Inc. Arlington
Encourage minority college achievement, 2.5 minimum Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute
Must be interested in criminal justice The Zonta Club of Washington, D.C.
Women planning a major in business, engineering, healthcare, mathematics, education, technology or the sciences (social or basic). AFCEA Washington   (Educational tab for chapter and national scholarships).
STEM fields of computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry and management information systems. For those who strive to achieve their full potential, who are catalysts for positive change, involved in their schools, and who serve as models for their fellow students.Virginia Hospital Center Nursing Scholarship
For current and future employees of Virginia Hospital CenterFederal Employee Assistance and Education
Children, step-children, and legal dependents of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal workers employed with the federal government 3+ years as well as the employees themselves and their spouses.SMYAL LGBT Youth Leadership Awards 
Jackie Robinson Foundation minority senior 

National Scholarships

AXA scholarships –
Scholarships are proportional by state to numbers of applications received.UNCF scholarships –
For minority students.  Some focus on HBCUs, and on behalf of corporations.P.E.O –
The P.E.O. Sisterhood maintains six educational projects for women in the form of grants, scholarships and loans.Jack Kent Cooke Foundation –
Leadership, persistence, financial need.The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation
HVAC technician trainingVirginia Council on Women
Virginia female junior or senior who will be pursuing a STEM  field. Virginia PTA

                                                               Free Scholarship Searches

The following information was provided through the American Educational Guidance Center.  Arlington Public Schools does not sponsor, endorse, recommend or screen companies whose offers are posted here. Families and students are reminded that they need to complete their own research on these companies to determine if they wish to engage in any of their opportunities or services.Below, you will find links to more than 70 free, online scholarship search sites listing thousands of scholarships and financial aid awards worth billions of dollars. Just visit the sites which seem most appropriate for you and find the scholarships for which you are a good match. 

Career One Stop – An informational and scholarship search website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Chegg – Chegg has a large scholarship data base and is set up so students can save information on the scholarships for which they applied. In addition, Chegg sends scholarship deadline reminders to students who use their site.

College Resource Network – CRN offers an easy interface allowing students to search for scholarships using several categories.

College Find Me College find you based on your profile

Cheap Scholar – Uses a data base containing three million scholarships.

CAPPEX – A data base with $11 billion in listed scholarships.

College Prowler  – Registration required.  Claims a data base of 3.2 million scholarships.

Career Info net  U.S. Dept of Labor site with a data base of 7,000 scholarship and financial aid 

Careeronestop – This site, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, has a searchable data base containing more than 5,000 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and other financial aid opportunities.

College Xpress – Using data provided by Wintergreen Orchard House, their data base includes 1.7 million scholarships worth a total of $7 billion.

CollegeBoard Scholarship Search – The College Board’s free scholarship search utilizes a database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding totaling almost $3 billion in scholarships and aid.

College Data – Scholarship search service sponsored by 1st Financial Bank.

College Funds – Their website says, it helps you hunt down the most ideal student loan, scholarships and other financial aid resources available to you!

College Express – Scholarship info and other services.

CollegeNet/Mach 25 – Allows you to search through 600,000 awards for scholarship matches.

College Scholarship Organization – This scholarship database is maintained by a non-profit organization.

CollegeTool Kit – These folks allow you to search for scholarships by geography, heritage, religion, extracurriculars, family affiliation, high school, or scholarship name.

Discover Nursing Scholarship Search – If you are or will be studying nursing, give this free scholarship search a try. You will probably find more nursing scholarships here than in any other source.

DiversityAbroad – International scholarships and fellowships.

eCampusTours – eCampusTours search uses a database of more than 10,000 scholarship programs that distribute awards worth more than $36 million.

Financial Aid Officer – free scholarship search engine lists scholarships worth $1.45 billion.

FastAid – These folks say they are, “The World’s largest and oldest private sector scholarship database.

FastWeb – One of the older, larger, scholarship search sites.

FinAid  Find scholarships based on your profile.

Find Tuition – This free scholarship search site lists $24 billion in scholarships.

Find the Right Scholarship – Scholarship search run by CollegeBound.

Guaranteed-Scholarships – A list of scholarships offered by individual colleges, to all enrolled students meeting specified criteria.

High Five Scholarships – They imply that they have a data base with “millions of Scholarships” worth $45 billion dollars.  This site was recommended to us by a college scholarship administrator.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund – Search for scholarships for Latino students.

Human Rights Campaign Website – Searchable by state, this site offers a list of scholarships, fellowships and grants for LGBT and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate-level”.

International Scholarships – This scholarship search is fairly unique because it features scholarships for international students and scholarships for study abroad programs.

International Education Financial Aid – The IEFA website was created to be a resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad.

MeritAid – A data base listing scholarships totaling billions of dollars. – This site claims to help students find, “millions of dollars in scholarships and grants exclusively for the military community”.

MoolahSPOT – data base houses 3.2 million scholarships and grants.

My College Dollars – Recommended by an admissions counselor at a university in Texas.

My Scholly – A mobile friendly matching engine that connects you with tailored scholarships.

National Data Base of Scholarships – This free scholarship search sites claims to list scholarships worth more than 10 billion dollars.

Nerd Scholar – Scholarship searches and other info for students.

Outside Scholarships – According to their website, they have a database with a total of $1.6 million dollars in scholarships.

Pacific Northwest Scholarship Guide – A free online scholarship match program maintained by the nonprofit College Planning Network, serving students of the Pacific Northwest.

Princeton Review – A data base containing over 3 million scholarships.

SallieMae’s Plan for College – Salliemae’s scholarship search site. 

The Scholarship Page – Started by a student in 1997, this site primarily featured engineering scholarships, but has since expanded to include others. – This site claims a scholarship database of 3,0000 sources worth up to $3 billion.S

Scholarships101 – A listing of over 800,000 individual scholarship awards valued at more than $2.8 billion.S

Scholarships 360 – This helpful site is run by an admissions officer at Kenyon College.S

Scholarship Auditions Visual and performing arts scholarships.

Scholarship Hunter – Not a great looking site, but a search here might be worth a try.S

Scholarship Owl –  ScholarshipOwl is a scholarship search site with a difference. All you have to do is complete a brief questionnaire and they find scholarships for which you may qualify. Now, here’s the big difference…they apply for the scholarship on your behalf.

Scholarship Library – Well organized with a data base of 230,000 scholarships.

School Soup – Their scholarship data base lists $32 billion in scholarships.

Scholarship Monkey – They claim a data base of one million scholarships with a value in excess of $3.5 billion. If that’s not enough reason to give this site a shot, how often do you get a monkey to talk to you?

Study Abroad Funding – Their website says, “Our comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants can help make your dream of studying abroad a financial possibility and a profound reality.” Scholarship searches can be conducted by country or subject.

SuperCollege – An online scholarship search sponsored by Harvard educated folks who publish books on college planning.

StartClass – search site with numerous variables offering a targeted search.

ScholarshipsOnline – They claim to be “…the largest online directory of legit scholarships…

Student Scholarships – They say they have “the largest scholarship database on the web”, a claim that others make as well.

StudentScholarshipSearch  – They claim to have “the largest database of scholarships online and a speedy scholarship matching tool”.

Tuition Funding Sources – The name says it.

United Negro College Fund Scholarship Search – A free online scholarship search sponsored by the United Negro College Fund.

Unigo/Scholarship Experts – One of the most comprehensive and best scholarship search services.

Worldwide Learn – Unlike many other scholarship search and information sites, this one requires no registration and no contact or personal information.