Quota International of Harrisonburg Scholarship

Quota International, Inc. is an international service organization of executives and professionals united in service and consist of Quota Clubs throughout the world. One aspect of Quota’s service program is focused on raising the public’s awareness of help and hope available to individuals with speech and hearing impairments.


To be eligible students must meet the following requirements:

  • Student must be an individual with a hearing or speech impairment who is currently, or plans to be a full time student at any accredited college or university. The student may pursue any course of study which leads toward a degree or;
  • The student must currently, or plan to be a full time student pursuing a course of study leading toward a degree which will prepare them to work with hearing or speech impaired people.


Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.


Application deadline is April 15, 2015


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George W. Shreckhise Memorial Scholarship

The Community Foundation is accepting applications for the George W. Shreckhise Memorial Scholarship.  The purpose of this scholarship is to support qualifying students who would like to pursue post-secondary educational opportunities in the area of horticulture, or arboriculture.  Past scholarship awards have been between $500 – $3,000 to one to three students.  Scholarships may be awarded on a competitive basis to Virginia students who have been admitted to or are currently enrolled in or at:

  • Blue Ridge Community College who intends to major in Horticulture/Arboriculture and who plan to work in the field upon completion of their studies.


  • Blue Ridge Community College who will transfer to Virginia Tech to attain their Bachelor of Science in Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


  • Virginia Tech and plan to attain their Bachelor of Science in Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


The deadline is April 30th 4pm


Click here for detailed information  https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/16001-The-Community-Foundation-Of-Harrisonburg-And-Rockingham-County


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Community College STEM Scholarship

The Community College Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Scholarship Program provides $2,000 award to students enrolled at a Virginia Community College and pursuing a degree in a STEM field. Students must have completed at least one semester of coursework and have an interest in a career in STEM that supports aerospace. Minimum 3.0 GPA is required.


More information about Virginia Space Grant Consortium’s Scholarship programs, including a link to the online application can be downloaded from the web site at: Community College STEM Scholarship Program and Application


Application deadline is March 16, 2015.

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Rosetta Walton Harris Honorary Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a mature adult who is returning to school to complete or improve his/her education or training in any field of study. The minimum amount of this scholarship for an individual will be $500.


To qualify you must:

  • Be a resident of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County;
  • Have plans for improving competencies in present areas of employment or developing skills for gainful employment in a chosen field;
  • Have plans to attend a Virginia School offering accredited courses;
  • Be in need of financial assistance.


Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.


Deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.

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Mrs. Guy Roop Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a mature adult who is currently in school or who has been accepted for the first time to complete or improve education in any field. The minimum scholarship shall be $1,000.


To be eligible you must:

  • Be a S. citizen and a resident of Virginia.
  • Have plans for improving competencies in present areas of employment or developing skills for gainful employment in a chosen field.
  • Have plans to attend an accredited Virginia
  • Be in need of financial assistance.


Applications available in the Financial Aid Office.




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Virginia Credit Union – Dorothy J. Hall Memorial Scholarship

The Dorothy J. Hall Scholarship Program was established in 1991 to help Virginia Credit Union members working toward their first undergraduate degree.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a primary member of Virginia Credit Union and must be in good standing.
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or equivalent, or a college student taking at least nine credit hours per semester.
  • Applicant must have a 3.0 minimum GPA


Download and print an application online at www.vacu.org


Deadline to apply is March 31, 2015.

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Angela Nies Memorial Scholarship

The Harrisonburg Women’s Service League is pleased to announce the availability of one scholarship up to $2,000, for a woman seeking to improve her job skills and training through higher education. This scholarship, made available through the League’s service account, can be applied to the summer 2015 OR fall 2015 semester. To comply with the scholarship selection criteria, applicants must be:

  • A Virginia resident
  • Enrolled currently or have been accepted for enrollment as a student by an educational institution beyond high school
  • Enrolled in a course of study that will qualify the applicant for employment in a specific field or will improve the applicant’s skills in her present area of employment
  • Able to demonstrate need for financial assistance




Any individual interested in obtaining more information about scholarships through the Harrisonburg Women’s Service League should contact their financial aid office or the HWSL Scholarship Chairwoman at hwslscholarship@gmail.com. Nontraditional students are encouraged to apply.

Applications are available in the financial aid office

Applications must be received at hwslscholarship@gmail.com by Friday, February 27, 2015.


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STEM Takes Flight Scholarships

Virginia’s community college students pursuing studies in science,

technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields statewide have

access to new scholarships, research experiences, internships and courses

thanks to a two-year NASA grant to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.

Community College faculty in STEM fields will have access to professional

development at NASA.

The Consortium’s new program, STEM Takes Flight at Virginia’s Community

Colleges, provides $5,000 mentored scholarships, paid industry internships,

NASA research experiences, and new courses to foster STEM career

awareness and workplace skills. The goal is community college retention

in STEM academic tracks through graduation with an associate’s degree or

transfer to a four-year institution.

The STEM Takes Flight website at www.vsgc.odu.edu/stemtakesflight

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StudentScholarships.org is a database for students to search hundreds of scholarships for free.  Visit their website to learn more information about this scholarship database.

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ScholarshipExperts.com is a free scholarship matching service with a datbase of over 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion. Visit their website to learn more information on how to use this free scholarship resource.

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Associates Degree Scholarship Program

Computer Science and Computer Engineering degrees- A $1,000 award is given to a student pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. http://education-portal.com/pages/Computer_Science_Academic_Scholarship.html

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Degrees- A $500 award is given to a student pursuing any associate or bachelor degree emphasizing a Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement concentration. http://education-portal.com/pages/Criminal_Justice_and_Law_Enforcement_Degrees_-_Undergraduate_Academic_Award.html

Liberal Arts and General Studies Degree-  A $500 award is given to a student pursuing an associates or bachelor degree emphasizing Liberal Arts, General Studies, or Humanities. http://education-portal.com/pages/Liberal_Arts_and_General_Studies_Degrees_-_Undergraduate_Academic_Award.html

Architecture and Drafting Degrees- A $500 award is given to a student pursuing an associates or bachelor degree emphasizing Architecture, Architectural Drafting, Architectural Design, or Architectural Engineering. http://education-portal.com/pages/Architecture_and_Drafting_Degrees_-_Undergraduate_Academic_Award.html

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PEO – Educational Loan Fund

This is a loan and is based on financial need as determined by the PEO chapter.

Eligibility requirements for this loan:

  • Must be a resident and citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Enrolled in an accredited school
  • Must be within 2 years, but not less than 6 months, of completing course of study when loan is disbursed

Applications are processed year-round. To apply contact BRscholar@comcast.net.

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PEO – Program for Continuing Education

PEO provides grants to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to resume studies due to changing demands in their lives. This is a need based grant to be used for educational expenses (e.g., tuition, books, transportation, childcare).


  • Citizen of U.S.
  • Studying in U.S.
  • Has had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in her adult life
  • Must be within 24 consecutive months of completing her educational goal
  • Cannot be enrolled in a doctoral degree program (e.g., educational, law, medical or clinical).

Application deadline:

  • Applications must reach the PCE office 10 weeks prior to the beginning of the term for which the grant is requested
  • Applications will be considered no more than 4 months prior to date of need

To apply you must send an e-mail to BRscholar@comcast.net for further instructions and the application.

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