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The following list includes all scholarships announced last year. As new scholarships come to our office, they will be posted on the bulletin board. Deadlines on this paper are not official and are subject to change at the discretion of the awarding agency. If the awarding agency does not have funds to award the scholarship, I sometimes am not notified. Local scholarships will be announced if funds are available and I am authorized by the awarding agency to seek applications. Other scholarships in the area are awarded without going through the Guidance Department. For instance, Lee Regional Hospital awards scholarships by seeking applications through announcements in the local paper. Remember to inquire to see if your parent/guardian’s place of work has scholarships for dependents.

  • American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program – “A Constitutional Speech Contest”- For more information, call 317.630.1249 or e-mail acy@legion.org. Scholarships range from $500 to $18,000 for 1st place. Must have 8-10 minute speech on assigned topic. This is a national contest.
  • American Legion Legacy Scholarship – for a student whose parent died in active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Deadline is usually in April.
  • American Legion Scholarship—awarded by the local American Legion post; preference to Veteran’s dependent
  • Auxiliary to Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital Scholarship – essay required, must pursue a career in health care, and appear for a personal interview. Deadline is usually early May.
  • AXA Foundation Achievement Scholarship - www.axa-achievement.com; deadline is usually in December.
  • Best Buy Scholarships - www.bestbuy.com/scholarships. Applications accepted during January and February.
  • Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Scholarship Award – essay required; deadline is usually in December.
  • Bill Gates Millennium Scholars nomination forms are available in Guidance. To qualify, you must be an African American, Asian Pacific Islander American, American Indian/ Alaskan Native, or Hispanic American. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.3 GPA, have demonstrated leadership qualities, and be nominated by the school. Deadline is in January.
  • Blankenship Justice Scholarship Fund - must be a dependent of a coal miner or seeking a degree in a field reasonably related to the promotion of coal mine safety and health; deadline is March (a search online will give you more available scholarships; this is the only scholarship that sends information to Lee High).
  • Burger King Scholarship - BK Scholars Program is accepting applications until February 1. Applicants must work at least 10 hours per week, maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher, demonstrate financial need, and be actively involved in community service. Log on at http://www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/burger_king_scholars_program.html. The access key is BKS.
  • Cam Matlock Masonic Scholarship - essay required; deadline is in April.
  • Cancer Outreach Foundation Scholarship - student who has a parent/guardian or sibling who has/had cancer or have/had cancer themselves; essay required; Deadline is in April.
  • Carson-Newman College has a scholarship in memory of Steven Rowlett. The scholarship is for a Lee County resident and has been unused for the past few years. For more information, contact the financial aid office at Carson-Newman College.
  • CITE-VA Scholarship – student must be African American; Deadline is usually in April.
  • Coca Cola Scholarship - www.coca-colascholars.org or call 1.800.306.2653.
  • College Scholarships – every college has its own listing of scholarships available to qualifying students. These are awarded through the college and Lee High is usually not included in this award.
  • Communications Disorders Foundation of Virginia Scholarship – student must be hearing impaired; deadline is in May.
  • DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Scholarship—awarded and announced through local agency; others are available on the internet; various deadlines.
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship—available to a female who plans to enter the education field; Deadline in April; awarded based upon availability of funds.
  • East Tennessee State University Roan Scholars Leadership Program – October deadline; essay required.
  • East Tennessee State University Scholarship - student must major in engineering; The scholarship is valued at $2,000 the 1st year, $2,500 the 2nd year, $3500 the 3rd year, and $5000 the fourth year; Deadline is in March.
  • Eastern Star Scholarship—awarded by the Local agency; applications do not go through guidance Emory and Henry College Greever Crouse Memorial Scholarship – Deadline is usually in May.
  • Ella G. Agnew Scholarship—for a student entering a medical profession; due May 1.
  • Employer Scholarships—Parent and student employers sometimes have scholarships available. For instance, Food City, Verizon, many of the coal companies, and other employers have scholarships available. ASK!
  • Ford C. Quillen Scholarship sponsored by the Chambers of Commerce of Lee, Scott, and Wise Counties – must attend UVA-Wise or MECC; deadline is usually in April.
  • Granville P. Meade Scholarship - deadline is usually in March.
  • Harry F. Byrd Leadership Award – deadline is usually mid-November; essay required.
  • Jack Kent Cook Foundation – awards scholarships to graduates; for more information search the www.jackkentcookefoundation.org website. No other information comes to Guidance; usually due in May.
  • John & Lillian Richmond Scholarship – not awarded every year; dependent upon the availability of funds; deadline is usually in May
  • Jonesville Woman’s Club Scholarship - student must reside in the Jonesville area, must not be a family member of a Jonesville Woman’s Club member; Deadline is usually in April.
  • Keokee Alumni Association Scholarship – student or parent must have attended Keokee Elementary School; short essay required; deadline usually early May.
  • KFC Scholars Program-- Lee County Education Association Scholarship - must enter the education field; usually due in April.
  • Lee County Farm Bureau Scholarship - the student (parents/guardian) must have an active membership with Farm Bureau and plan on a career in agriculture; deadline is usually in May.
  • Lee County Optimist Club Scholarship - essay required; deadline is in April.
  • Lee County Redevelopment & Housing Authority has 3 different scholarships for graduates living in homes served by Public Housing or the Rental Assistance Program; Deadlines are usually in April.
  • Lee-Jackson Scholarship – essay required; deadline to have the application to Guidance is usually in January.
  • Lee Regional Medical Center Auxiliary—information is available through the Powell Valley News
  • Maude E. Wallace Scholarship—any senior going into any field may apply; deadline May 1.
  • MECC Scholarships, including AIMS scholars—given for GPA, particular courses taken during high school with no final average below C in those specified courses, and other factors determined by the college; students are considered for scholarships upon acceptance and attendance to the college; R. V. Chadwell Scholarship is available to a Lee County student entering the Criminal Justice program. MECC also has an Americorps program which allows students to work and earn money for tuition.
  • Mercedes-Benz Scholarship – student must be a first generation college student (neither of your parents has a four-year degree); Deadline is usually in February.
  • Micron Science and Technology Scholars Program Scholarships – minimum combined SAT scores on verbal and Math of 1350, or ACT Composite of 30; must major in Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Material Sciences, or Engineering. Deadline is in January.
  • National Commission for Cooperative Education Scholarship - www.co-op.edu. Deadline is in February.
  • Patrick Molony Scholarship – requires essay; student must be a dependent of Lee Regional Medical Center employee; deadline is in April.
  • Pennington Woman’s Club Carol Jane Fouts Scholarship - student must be enrolled in a two-year program at the Lee County Career and Technical Center and have completed his/her first year. Deadline is May 1.
  • Pennington Woman’s Club Scholarship – deadline is May 1.
  • Robert Byrd Scholarship – deadline varies; usually in March.
  • Ron Brown Scholar Program – must be African American, list extracurricular/community involvement; no more than 500 word essay required; November 1 postmark deadline for priority; January 9 final postmark to be considered ONLY for Ron Brown Scholar program. For more information, www.ronbrown.org
  • SAE Engineering Scholarships – must intend to earn a degree in engineering or a related science, meet minimum GPA and SAT/ACT requirements, for more information and application, go to www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm.
  • SAMMY Scholarship - www.whymilk.com; applications accepted for specified time; 25 winners in this nationwide campaign.
  • Scholarship Program of the Virginia Golf Foundation Scholarships - http://www.vsga.org/article.asp?ID=3925; mailed directly to the scholarship program.
  • Sister Anne Christina Trust Fund – essay required; students must enter medical arts field and attend UVA-Wise or Mountain Empire Community College; deadline is in March.
  • Slemp Foundation Scholarship – Deadline is usually October 15; Renewable; students may reapply each year while in college even if they are not awarded the scholarship initially; Ms. Parsons must complete a recommendation form for EVERY student; the deadline to have the form to her is one week prior to the Slemp deadline. Application available at www.slempfoundation.org & guidance but must be submitted by postal service. NOW AVAILABLE IN GUIDANCE
  • Southwest Virginia Alumni Association for Lincoln Memorial University – essay required; deadline is usually in April.
  • St. Charles Alumni Association Scholarship - Applicants must have attended St. Charles Elementary School; deadline is usually in May. (There are two different alumni associations that offer scholarships).
  • Steven Rowlett Memorial Endowed Scholarship at Carson-Newman – may be renewable; deadline varies; usually March or April.
  • Sun Trust - Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes is now accepting online applications at http://offtocollege.info/. One winner will be chosen every two weeks from October 30 through May 14.
  • The College of William & Mary College Scholars program –Deadline is usually November or December; essay required.
  • The Grand Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, of Virginia renewable - application is submitted directly to the state organization and deadline is usually March; essay required.
  • The Society of Cincinnati in the State of Virginia History Essay Contest - the deadline is in February.
  • The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Scholarships - General Scholarship is February 1; the priority deadline for the Chemistry Scholarship is March 15; the priority deadline for the Miner’s Family Scholarship is April 1, usually.
  • Thomas S. Ely American Legion Scholarship - the deadline is in April.
  • Toyota Community Scholars Scholarship – deadline is usually mid-November.
  • University of Virginia at Charlottesville Jefferson Scholar – deadline is usually mid-October; essay required.
  • University of Virginia at Charlottesville Scholarship - information, contact Molly Bass at the following e-mail address: mcb7k@virginia.edu or 434-243-9019; not available until Spring.
  • VA Tech Joseph E. Harman Memorial Scholarship – essay required; students must have plans for a career in an agriculture related field; deadline is usually in April.
  • Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts Educational Foundation, Inc.– one student is selected to compete at the state level for a $1,000 scholarship. Information disbursed through Jonesville Office (346.1658, Ext. 3) Must have interest in Agriculture and soil conservation.
  • Virginia Athletic Trainers Association Scholarship - student must pursue a career in the Allied Health Profession of Athletic Training; deadline is usually April.
  • Virginia Chapter of the American Fire Sprinkler Association – essay required with bibliography; deadline usually March.
  • Virginia Farm Bureau Scholarships – for students in four areas: male athlete, female athlete, academic activity, and courageous achievement; essay required; deadline is in March.
  • Virginia Smiles Scholarship – for a student who was born with cleft lip and/or cleft palate. Deadline is usually in May.
  • Virginia Tech Pamplin Leaders Scholarship – deadline varies; usually sometime in April.
  • Virginia Tobacco Commission Scholarships – deadline varies; usually May with applications received March/April.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation has scholarships available to students with disabilities. Patricia Gibson is our representative and contacts special education students. For more information, call 800.552.5019.
  • Wal-Mart Foundation Scholarship - www.walmartfoundation.org; deadline listed on website.
  • White-Williams Scholarship is available for a student with a disability who plans to attend MECC. Contact MECC foundation office for more information.
  • Willard Brewer Memorial Scholarship –awarded to a student who plans on majoring in education; deadline usually in May.
  • Woodway Ruritan Club Scholarship – Recipient does not have to reside in Woodway; deadline is April 1.
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