Home for the offices of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defence and many other government departments, Virginia's economy is mostly funded by the federal government. As the place of the second oldest higher education institute in the country, the College of William and Mary, education has always been an integral part of the state of Virginia. There are over 130 educational institutions including schools, colleges, universities and trade schools. The students have a wide range of choices of universities and colleges that comprise of Old Dominion University, Virginia State University, James Madison University, and the University of Virginia. The Emory and Henry College and Lynchburg College and other similar colleges differ from the universities in the infrastructure and these colleges offer a better learning environment for individuals.

The state of Virginia has the majority of income from various fields like agriculture, technology, and commerce. There is a huge array of scholarships awarded to students who are residents or attending college in the state. These scholarships are a great way of funding the education as the students do not have the responsibility of paying the money received as scholarship unlike grants and loans hence releasing them of the financial pressure. These scholarships cover your complete college costs including tuition and fees, accommodation and other major educational expenses. The scholarships are offered by the state and private organizations on the basis of gender, ethnicity, academic grades and services to the community.

The scholarships are awarded to students who are pursuing a career in engineering, nursing, broadcasting, education, animal science and so on. A number of scholarships are awarded to the students who are residing in the state or who are enrolled in accredited universities, college and other institutions in Virginia of which some are given below:

  • Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP): To students who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching in the areas of the state where teaching is in critical shortage. The scholarship is offered by the Virginia Department of Education.

  • Virginia Smiles Katie Higgins Memorial Scholarship: The students of Virginia who are eligible based on the given criteria are given the Virginia Smiles Katie Higgins Memorial Scholarship as financial support to complete their education without having to face any financial issues.


Many scholarships are awarded to students who are pursuing an education in different backgrounds and majors.

Application Deadline

January 31st, 2021

Award Amount

$1,500

Awards Available

1

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info@thecollegemonk.com

Contact Number

(720) 789-2907

Application Deadline

March 31st, 2020

Award Amount

$500

Awards Available

1

Email Address

info@thecollegemonk.com

Contact Number

(720) 789-2907

Application Deadline

March 31st, 2020

Award Amount

$500

Awards Available

1

Email Address

info@thecollegemonk.com

Contact Number

(720) 789-2907

Application Deadline

June 30, 2019

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

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Link

Contact Number

800 788-3368

Application Deadline

December 07, 2018

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

comcast@applyists.com

Contact Number

855-670-4787

Application Deadline

March 16, 2019

Award Amount

$3,500

Awards Available

4

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Link

Email Address

jacinda@niada.com

Contact Number

800-682-3837

Application Deadline

December 01, 2018

Award Amount

$10,628

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

(804) 225-2600

Application Deadline

March 11, 2019

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarship@ulmanfund.org

Contact Number

410-964-0202

Application Deadline

February 15, 2019

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

2

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

Application Deadline

June 01, 2019

Award Amount

$10,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

prom@ducktapeclub.com

Contact Number

440-937-7096

Application Deadline

May 15, 2019

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

knowlesme@tviw.us

Application Deadline

Varies

Award Amount

$10,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Application Deadline

November 02, 2018

Award Amount

$8,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

vmfafellowships@vmfa.museum

Contact Number

804-204-2685