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This list is updated about every two weeks and is also available in hard-copy in the Career Center. All of the information on these scholarships, along with electronic copies of the applications, is available on your Family Connection account in the "Colleges" tab by selecting "Scholarship List".

This week's highlighted scholarships are from College Access Fairfax. There are multiple awards available; students can apply for as many awards as they wish - so long as they meet all of the criteria.
College Access Fairfax will award several scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to seniors in Fairfax County Public Schools.
The Bloomquist Family Scholarship – One $5000 scholarship is offered to a graduating senior from Fairfax County Public Schools who has earned a minimum GPA of 3.0, who can demonstrate financial need with SAR documentation, and who has shown through sustained involvement in family, school, and/or community that s(he)has made an “above and beyond” significant difference. An essay is required and finalists will be interviewed.
The Fairfax Eagle Scout Scholarship – One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who has successfully completed his Board of Review for the rank of Eagle Scout by the deadline for this application and has unmet financial need. Proof of rank attainment may include either Eagle number, a letter from the Scoutmaster, or a letter from the Chair of the District Advancement Committee. An essay is required.
The James H. Dillard, II Scholarship – One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student planning to become a public school teacher, preferably, although not required to be, in the subject areas of History or Social Studies. An essay is required.
The Kendrick ‘New Trajectory’ Scholarship – One $5000 scholarships will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated the drive, dedication and work ethic to establish a new trajectory that departs from a historical baseline of poor academic achievement. Students are required to have an Expected Family Contribution of $0-$5000, as reported on the FAFSA Student Aid Report. A personal statement explaining the student’s change in focus and how this scholarship will help the student achieve his/her future goals is required and finalists will be interviewed. This scholarship may be renew for up to three additional years at the discretion of the donor.
“Last Dollar” Scholarships – Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, as shown by the FAFSA Student Aid Report. Priority is given to students whose Expected Family Contribution is $1500 or less. An essay is required
The Leslie Kent Memorial Scholarship – Two $2500 scholarships will be awarded students who have an Expected Family Contribution of $0-$5000, as reported on the FAFSA Student Aid Report. Preference will be given to students who will be the first in their families to attend college. An essay is required.
The Poole Foundation “Overcoming Adversity” Scholarship – Four $1500 scholarships will be awarded to students who have had to overcome a serious obstacle in pursuit of advancing their education and has an Expected Family Contribution of $0-$2500, as reported on the FAFSA Student Aid Report. An essay is required.
The Sharifa Alkhateeb Memorial Scholarship – One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior in Fairfax County Public Schools with a current GPA of 3.0, who has been accepted to a four-year college/ university, and has done at least one of the following: a) Arabic: Completed at least one year of Arabic in Fairfax County Public Schools or b) Social Service: Maintained a successful track record organizing social service events and activities for those in need, such as domestic violence victims, the homeless, etc. and/or c) has undertaken activities which emphasize public service and civic activism. An essay is required.
College Access Fairfax Scholarship applications are due no later than February 15 (includes application, letter of recommendation, scholarship-specific essay, and a transcript). 
For application details and FAQs go to http://collegeaccessfairfax.org/our-scholarships/
College Access Fairfax also hosts Fill-in-the-FAFSA events for students and their families. These workshops provide professional assistance and support in completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required for need-based financial aid at two- and four-year colleges. There are 14 different workshops taking place from January through April at different high schools throughout Fairfax County, including:

  • Centreville High School - Saturday, February 7th from 9am to 12noon (Snow Date: Feb 21)
  • South Lakes High School - Saturday, February 21st from 9am to 12noon

Details for each date/location and pre-registration will be available on the College Access Fairfax website (www.collegeaccessfairfax.org) later this week.
Questions? Contact the CHS Career Center or Career Center Specialist of the school hosting the FAFSA event.
Save the Date: Financial Aid Night at Chantilly High School on Monday, December 1 at 7pm


New Wizard Mobile App Available
Information on careers, colleges, and paying for college plus personal values and interests, college majors and programs of study across Virginia’s colleges and universities, and transferring from a community college to a four-year college or university. The iPhone link is available here. The iPad link is available here.The link for the Android phone and tablet is available here. You must be on a Wi-Fi network during your initial install. Share any feedback at wizard@vccs.edu.





Scholarship Resources


Imagine America Foundation

Scholarships available to anyone who has graduated or will graduate from high school between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 and plans to attend a career college participating in the High School Scholarship Program.

Virginia Scholarships, a new web page which lists and links to virtually every post-secondary educational option in your state. You will also find information on scholarships, on-line colleges, & collegehttp://www.imagine-america.org/sites/default/files/files/2013%20HS%20Student%20Flyer_3.pdfs that offer services for students with learning disabilities.


Financial AID Information Sites



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FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

Search for competition events that are "full of passion, excitement, joy, and sorrow - the thrill of success and the agony of defeat." The FIRST Robotics Competition has grown to 37 regional events and the Championship. Teams from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Great Britain, Ecuador, Israel and possibly additional countries are expected to compete. Visit this website to find out the details.


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Website sponsored by Sallie Mae dedicated to colleges and scholarships.


List of college scholarships updated monthly.

FCPS Scholarship List

List of currently available scholarships from the Fairfax County Public Schools website.

International Education Financial Aid

Financial aid information for international students.

The Financial Aid Information Page

Information on financial aid and scholarship scam alerts.


Advice for graduate students, suggestions, tips and more.

Plato Scholarship Search

Free scholarship search engine.


Find a college, apply online, and search for scholarships.

Links to many other sites, including National Merit and Special Scholarships.

College Savings Plans Network

The College Board

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The Air Force Aid Society

Air Force Dependents scholarships, loans and grants.

The Navy / Marine Corps Relief Society

Navy and Marine Corps active duty and dependents grants and loans.

The Army Emergency Relief

Scholarships and aid for active duty Army soldiers and their dependents.


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