Grants & Scholarships

Scholarships from the Community Foundation

For Students in Northern Virginia and Beyond

Scholarships from the Community Foundation
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia manages eleven scholarships and administers the funds for sixteen other scholarships that support Northern Virginia students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Each year, the Community Foundation awards over $300,000 in scholarship funds to nearly 100 students.

Volunteer committees review and make scholarship award recommendations for the scholarships managed by the Community Foundation.

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Many of the Scholarship Funds held at the Community Foundation accept donations. Scroll through the list below for more information on each and to make a donation.
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To learn more about each scholarship opportunity and to apply, search through the list below.
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Winners of the Rose and Elizabeth Koury Scholarships describe how donors can leave a legacy through Scholarship Funds at the Community Foundation.



Fairfax

Alex Thomas Effort Award Fund

Supports a Junior or Senior at James Madison High School and member of the Swim and Dive team. The Selection Committee seeks candidates that demonstrate dedication and a positive attitude and who is also a good mentor to younger students.
Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William

AMS Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Northern Virginia for students interested in continuing their education in the STEM fields.
Other

The Anna M. Davison Scholarship Fund

Supports graduating seniors of New Franklin High School in New Franklin, MO, who plan to pursue a degree in nursing.
Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun

Ashworth Grogan Scholarship Fund

The Ashworth Grogan Scholarship Fund was established to benefit high school seniors residing in Northern Virginia and college students at the Northern Virginia Community College advancing their education through the pursuit of an advanced certification or degree in the fields of education and health.
Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Other

Booz Allen Hamilton Vision Scholarship Fund

Supports five scholarships per year for four years for legal dependents of Booz Allen Hamilton employees. Awards are based on demonstrated superior academic achievement, character, and citizenship activities.
Arlington

Cameron and Virginia Dye Scholarship Fund

Supports graduating seniors from Arlington County Public Schools. Awards are based on community or school activities/service, academic achievement and financial need.
Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William

Celebrate Cherie Scholarship Fund

Supports a Northern Virginia resident pursuing a postgraduate degree in physical therapy.
Fairfax, Loudoun

Charles Homer Barton Scholarship Fund

Supports children of police officers in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. Five scholarships are awarded each year.
Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun

Elizabeth Koury Scholarship Fund

Supports a graduating high school senior who lives in Northern Virginia, demonstrates academic excellence, financial need and plans to pursue a career in medicine.
Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun

The Jackie Fassinger Rossell Scholarship

Supports high school seniors that Jackie Fassinger Rossell supported during her career - ELs, or Engligh Language Learners. This fund will is not yet accepting applications.
Fairfax

Jackson Robert Greene Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund

Supports one female and one male varsity athlete from Herndon High School who could be "counted on" both on and off the field.
Fairfax

Jacob Wilens-David Chu Memorial Scholarship Fund

Supports high school seniors of the Bradley Farms Community in Oak Hill, VA who demonstrate the spirit of volunteerism and community spirit.
Fairfax

John Borden Memorial Scholarship Fund

Supports Computer Clubhouse members who are graduating seniors from Fairfax County Public Schools with a STEM-related degree objective and a record of giving back to the Community.
Fairfax

John Franklin Hiller Memorial Fund

Supports seniors at West Springfield High School who have demonstrated interest, skill and promise in the writing of poetry.
Other

The Kathryn Louise Davison Scholarship Fund

Supports a graduating senior from Mansfield High School in Mansfield, MA, who plans to major in English/communications or teaching.
Fairfax, Loudoun

Kelly E. Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund

Supports a graduating senior from Middleburg Academy and a member of St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church/Knights of Columbus, Council 8600. Winners are selected based on artistic, scholastic and spiritual development during the student's senior year.
Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun

Leslie V. Forte Scholarship Fund

Supports minority students attending the Northern Virginia Community College. Awards will be made with consideration for academic achievement and demonstrated loyalty to NVCC through involvement in extra-curricular activities.

Louise Lightner Jamison Teacher Scholarship Fund

Supports high school seniors residing in Prince William County who plan to pursue an undergraduate degree in the field of education.
Fairfax

Michell Merhige Scholarship Fund

Supports a graduating senior attending a Fairfax County public school who has overcome many personal obstacles and plans to pursue a college degree.
Loudoun

Miss Aranetta Memorial Scholarship Fund

Supports a senior in Studio Bleu Dance Center in Ashburn, Virginia who is able to effectively convey how dance has impacted their life.
Fairfax

Reema J. Samaha Memorial Scholarship Fund

Supports graduating seniors from Westfield High School in Chantilly or Herndon High School who will be attending a Virginia state university.
Fairfax

Reston Scholarship Fund

Supports graduating seniors from South Lakes High School in Reston with demonstrated financial need who will be attending accredited two- or four-year degree programs.
Prince William

Robert Spencer Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund

Supports students at Patriot District High School who have Special Needs (as documented in an IEP), and preferably those who are pursuing higher education and a career in technology.
Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun

Rose Koury Scholarship Fund

Supports a graduating high school senior who lives in Northern Virginia, demonstrates academic excellence, financial need and plans to pursue a career in education.
Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun

Vance International, Inc. Scholarship Fund

Supports residents of Northern Virginia pursuing careers in law enforcement or security including the administration of justice.
Fairfax

William J. Foreman Memorial Scholarship Fund

Supports graduating seniors of Fairfax County Public Schools who have overcome significant adversity with priority given to those who have experienced homelessness, were in foster care and/or lacked substantial family support during their high school careers.
Prince William

Woody Marshall Memorial Scholarship Fund

Supports graduating seniors at Brentsville District High School to continue their education and honor, through poetry, someone who deeply impacted their lives.
Fairfax

Yuthud Oberdick Scholarship Fund

Supports a graduating senior at Chantilly High School who demonstrates enthusiasm for learning, resiliency, integrity and love of social studies.