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Scholarships are awards that do not have to be paid back and are based on student performance and talent. Some scholarships consider financial need when determining eligibility.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014

American Foreign Service Association
The AFSA Scholarship Program is offering a merit scholarship to dependents of Foreign Service personnel to pursue a college education. Send materials to: American Foreign Service Association, 2101 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. For more information visit their website. Deadline varies.

American Society of Civil Engineers
Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter/Club Scholarships are being offered to members in good standing at the time of the application. Send requested information to: American Society of Civil Engineers, Member Scholarships & Awards, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4400. For further information visit the ASCE website.

Arlington County Sheriff’s Office
Together with the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute, the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office has gathered funds for a scholarship program designed to provide opportunity to students who would like to pursue a career in law enforcement or criminal justice. You must be a Arlington resident to be eligible. Submit application materials to: Virginia Sheriff’s Institute, 701 East Franklin Street, Suite 706, Richmond, VA 23219. For further information, call: 804.225.7152.

Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship
The purpose of the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program is to increase access to higher education and to develop student leadership potential for graduating high school seniors who will be attending a Virginia Community College for the first time in Fall 2014. One ($3,000) scholarship will be awarded for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. The filing deadline is Friday, June 27th, 5pm. Learn More

Community College STEM Scholarship
Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) encourages academically talented individuals to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The VSGC offers a limited number of scholarship opportunities to students majoring in STEM at any campus in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). These $2,000 scholarships are competitive awards based on academic merit for students demonstrating an interest in NASA’s missions and STEM related careers. Underrepresented minorities, females and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Learn More

Elks National Foundation
The Elks Foundation offers a program that is open to any prospective student planning to pursue an eligible Vocational/Technical curriculum above and supplemental to high school or preparatory school level. A high school diploma or GED is not required. Completion must result in an associate degree, diploma, or certificate. Full-time enrollment is required. For further information, contact your local Elks Foundation. Elks National Foundation of the United States of America, 2750 N. Lakeview Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614-1889. Call: 312.929.2100.

Generation Hope Scholarship (2014/2015) 
The Generation Hope Scholarship program provides teen parents who are attending two- and four-year colleges in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia with emotional and financial support to help them complete college, pursue a successful career, and create a stable and productive environment for themselves and for their children. Click here for details and application information.

Grainger Tools for Tomorrow
The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program helps students across the country, who are interested in careers in the skilled trades and public safety, realize their educational goals. Outstanding students are recognized with a $2,000.00 scholarship award and a Westward® toolkit upon graduation.
Click here for details and application
Please note on the website the filing deadline is March 21, 2014.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The foundation provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of current or former United States Marines; and to deserving sons and daughters of current or former United States Navy Corpsmen who have served with the United States Marine Corps, in their pursuit of higher education.

National Federation of the Blind
This program offers scholarships in all fields of study. Applicants must be legally blind and studying (or planning to study) full-time at the post-secondary level. Awards are made on the basis of academic excellence, community service, and financial need. Write to: National Federation of the Blind, 814 4th Avenue, #200, Grinnella, IA 50112. For more information, call: 515.236.3366.

National Foundation Scholarships
National Restaurant Association Undergraduate program offers scholarships to full-time students in a food service hospitality degree program. Must have interest and/or work experience in the industry. Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 or “B” average. Fields of major include: hotel, restaurant and institutional management, culinary arts dietetics, food science and technology, and other food service related fields. Award amounts vary form $500-$4,000. Send application materials to: National Restaurant Association Undergraduate Scholarships, 250 Wacker Drive, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60606-5838. For more information, call: 312.715.1010.

Potomac Health Foundation Fellows Program
The core mission of this scholarship program is to help promising, second-year, full-time associate degree health sciences students who attend Germanna or Northern Virginia Community College pursue their academic goals and strengthen their leadership skills. In addition to receiving full tuition, the Fellows participate in a unique curriculum of activities designed to expand their community involvement and cultivate a strong foundation for a successful future. Click here for details and FAQ. The filing deadline is April 23, 2014.

SMPS DC Scholarship
$1,000 for books or tuition, plus an honorary one-year student membership in SMPS. Learn More | Application due by Nov. 8.

Soroptimists International
One finalist from each region wins an additional $2,000. This program recognizes community efforts and achievement, encourages patriotism and effective cooperation in home, community, national and international affairs. The awards are “ awards of Merit” rather than scholarships. Awards range from $1,000 to $3,500. For further information write to: Soroptimist International of the Americas, Suite 1000, Two Pen Center Plaza, Philadelphia, PA 19012-1883. Be sure to inquire about your nearest chapter.

Target Scholarship
The Target All-Around Scholarship is managed entirely by CSFA and CSFA will screen the applications and make final selections. You may be full- or part-time student. You must be 24 years old or younger. Previous recipients and employees are not eligible.

Teacher Education Scholarship Program
Funded through the Commonwealth of Virginia, The Virginia Space Grant Consortium provides scholarships to students working toward a degree in teaching mathematics and science. Maximum amount of awards are $1,000, for full-time undergraduate students. Applicants should submit one original and six copies of all materials to: The Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Old Dominion University Peninsula Center, 2713-D Magruder Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23666.