January 19, 2021

If you’re a high school senior or current college student looking for funds to help cover the cost of college, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is accepting applications for college scholarships for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Eligible students include high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students in Northern Virginia.

Community Foundation manages twelve scholarships and administers the funds for 18 other scholarships that support Northern Virginia students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Last year the annual program awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to help 110 area Northern Virginia students attend the college of their choice. Each scholarship has different selection criteria, allowing opportunities for a diverse range of students.

“All interested students are welcomed to apply,” said Eileen Ellsworth, President and CEO, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. “We all know the challenges of paying for college. These scholarships provide valuable support to students from our community as they pursue their academic dreams.”

Here’s a list of available scholarships:

  • Alex Thomas Effort Award Fund
  • AMS Opportunity Scholarship Fund*
  • The Anna M. Davison Scholarship Fund
  • Ashworth Grogan*
  • Bentley Family Scholarship Fund*
  • Booz Allen Hamilton Vision Scholarship*
  • Cameron and Virginia Dye Scholarship*
  • Celebrate Cherie Scholarship Fund
  • Charles Homer Barton Memorial Scholarship*
  • Elizabeth Koury Scholarship*
  • The Jackie Fassinger Rossell Scholarship**
  • Jackson Robert Greene Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund
  • Jacob Wilens-David Chu Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • John Borden Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • John Franklin Hiller Memorial Fund
  • The Kathryn Louise Davison Scholarship Fund
  • Kelly E. Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Leslie Richardson Memorial Swan & Sparrow Scholarship Fund
  • Leslie V. Forte Scholarship*
  • Louise Lightner Jamison Scholarship*
  • Michell Merhige Scholarship Fund
  • Miss Aranetta Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Northern Virginia First Responders Scholarship Fund
  • NVTC Foundation Kilberg Scholarship Fund*
  • Reston Scholarship Fund
  • Robert Spencer Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Rose Koury Scholarship*
  • Vance International, Inc.*
  • William J. Foreman Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Woody Marshall Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Yuthud Oberdick Scholarship Fund

* Scholarships managed by the Community Foundation
**This scholarship is not yet accepting applications at this time.

The applications for scholarships managed by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia are due by 5 p.m. on April 2, 2021. Additional scholarships are available, with deadlines throughout the spring. To learn more about each scholarship opportunity and to apply visit: cfnova.org/grants-and-scholarships.