Montgomery County Scholarships

The scholarship deadline is Friday, January 14, 2022.

 

Sue Blackwell Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $TBD

Fund provides undergraduate higher education scholarships to those students who will make the best use of the scholarship funds in pursuing their educational goals.

  • Be a graduating high school senior.
  • Be a participating member for the 2021 swim season of the Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association (RVAA). Member pools are as follows: Ashley Plantation, Castle Rock, Elks Lodge, Forest Hills, Hidden Valley, Hunting Hills, Lancerlot, Limestone Park, North Lakes, Our Lady of Nazareth, Olympic Park, Roanoke Country Club, Read Mountain, Stonegate, and Spring Run.
  • Enroll in an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher learning.
  • Demonstrate academic ability to successfully complete a college-level curriculum.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Resume must be submitted with application.
  • ESSAY TOPIC: Why service to others is important to me. (Maximum 500 word paper)

Margaret Jones Irvin Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $1,000

 Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree.

  • Be a Virginia resident.
  • Enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Member One Federal Credit Union – Henry Lee Memorial Scholarship
Typical Grant $1,500

Fund provides college scholarships to graduating seniors who are members at Member One Federal Credit Union and plan to attend a college or university in Virginia.

  • Be a high school senior.
  • Be a current Member One member for at least six months and in good standing.
  • Have an exceptional history of academic achievement and participation in scholastic activities.
  • Plan to enroll in a Virginia college or university as a four-year student.
  • ESSAY TOPIC (Answer both): Explain why you feel you are the best candidate for this scholarship. Member One is a strong community supporter. How does this impact you as a member? (Must be between 250-500 words, double-spaced).
  • Member One employees or children or relatives of Member One employees are not eligible to apply.

Member One Federal Credit Union – Richard L. “Dick” Williams Memorial Scholarship
Typical Grant $5,000

Fund provides college scholarships to graduating seniors who are members at Member One Federal Credit Union and plan to attend a college or university in Virginia.

  • Be a high school senior.
  • Be a current Member One member for at least six months and in good standing.
  • Have an exceptional history of academic achievement and participation in scholastic activities.
  • Have participated in an athletic varsity sport (as recognized by the Virginia High School League) for at least two semesters in high school.
  • Plan to enroll in a Virginia college or university as a four-year student.
  • ESSAY TOPIC (Answer both): Explain why you feel you are the best candidate for this scholarship. How will your participation in athletics during high school help you in your future academic and professional career? (Must be between 250-500 words, double-spaced).
  • Member One employees or children or relatives of Member One employees are not eligible to apply.

Walter M. Otey, III Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $2,000

Fund provides scholarships to talented and needy young men and women to obtain a college education. The Fund perpetuates Mr. Otey’s interest in Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Roanoke College’s Programs and Virginia Western Community College’s Nursing Program.
• Be a Virginia Resident.
• Be a graduating high school senior.
• Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
• Enroll on a full-time basis at one of the following accredited colleges/universities: Roanoke College, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech), or the Nursing Program at Virginia Western Community College.
• Demonstrate financial need.
• ESSAY TOPIC: (CHOOSE ONE) What are your reasons for seeking a college education and why are scholarship funds important? Why is it important for young people to volunteer their time helping others in the community? What are the two most serious challenges facing young people today and how would you address these challenges? (Maximum of three typed pages.)

Dianne E. H. Wilcox Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree.

  • Be a Virginia resident.
  • Enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Jim Barker Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $TBD

Established through the generosity of Mike and Danielle Wise and with the support of Boys and Girls Clubs of SWVA (hereafter “Club”) and many others, this Fund will provide higher educational scholarship assistance to deserving students.

  • Be a graduating senior from a high school within the Boys and Girls Clubs of SWVA service area*
  • Enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or career/technical/trade school; and
  • Have been a member of the Club for at least two years.

*If there is no qualified applicant in a given year, applications from students already enrolled in a post-high school curriculum may be considered by the selection committee.

The scholarship deadline is Friday, January 14, 2022.

NOTE: The scholarship application will open the first week of November – please check back then.

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