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Financial Aid                                                 

•For any type of federal student aid, and to initiate the financial aid process from college financial aid offices, students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) any time after October 1, and it is advisable to complete the form early. Pay careful attention to state and college deadlines. Completing the form online is MUCH preferred and can be done at

•Carefully review the websites and publications from the colleges in which you are interested to learn of college-specific opportunities; they often have separate scholarships for which you must apply.  Some of these deadlines are in the fall, even if the final admissions deadlines are later.  In other cases you will automatically be awarded scholarship money based on factors such as your academic performance or leadership.  Once you are accepted, the admissions office will send you a financial aid letter which shows the grants, loans and scholarships for which you are eligible.

•Contact local civic organizations, churches to which you are connected, or parents’ places of employment to learn of local/regional scholarship opportunities.  The guidance counselor at the public school in your county might have a list.  Also contact your state’s higher education agency for state aid.

•For a variety of national scholarships from many sources, access a website such as or  These are national databases, so you must use narrow criteria in order to find realistic opportunities.  You do not need to pay anyone to search for scholarships for you.

•Other websites that might be of assistance: (also includes links for minority scholarships)


Academic, Athletic and Merit Scholarships Awarded to the Graduating Class of 2017

The following were recognized during graduation weekend as receiving scholarships:  

Academic and Merit Scholarships

Nahum B. Scott-Ellis Scholarship, Admin. and Out-of-State Scholarships, Campbell University (NC)
Umberto B. Aloysia Lowe Scholarship, Seton Hill Unversity (PA)
President’s Scholarship, University of the Sciences in Phila. (PA)
High Honor Scholarship, Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)
Presidential Scholarship, Caldwell University (NJ)
Academic Scholarship, High Point University (NC)
Faculty Scholarship, Philadelphia University (PA)
Technology Panther Fund Scholarship, Florida Institute of Technology
Danforth Scholarship, Florida Southern College
Dean’s Scholarship, University of Tampa (FL)
Presidential Scholarship, John Cabot University, Rome, Italy
Presidential Scholarship, New York Institute of Technology
Connor C. Eagle Scholarship and BC General Grant, Bridgewater College (VA)
Josh D. Merit Scholarship, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Alpha D. President’s Scholarship, Manhattanville College (NY)
Hatter Scholarship, Stetson University (FL)
 Andrew E. Dessault Scholar Award, Gonzaga University (WA)
St. Vincent de Paul Scholarship, DePaul University (IL)
Xavier Scholarship, Xavier University (OH)
Academic Scholarship, Marquette University (WI)
Academic Scholarship, University of Dayton (OH)
Chris E. Merit Scholarship, Radford University (VA)
Shamar H. Gael Scholarship, Iona College (NY)
Camden H. Presidential Scholarship, Emory and Henry College (VA)
Nick K. Presidential Scholarship, Hampden-Sydney College (VA)
Sam L. Presidential Scholarship, Emory and Henry College (VA)
Kelly M. Eagle Scholarship, Bridgewater College (VA)
Regent’s Award,  Concordia University Wisconsin
Choral Scholarship, Emory and Henry College (VA)
 Graeme M. Achievement Award, Utica  College (NY)
Academic Promise Scholarship, St. John’s University (NY)
Xavier Award, Xavier University (OH)
Benedictine Scholarship and Travel Grant, College of St. Scholastica (MN)
Shadowlawn Grant, Monmouth University (NJ)
 Ian M. Trustee Scholarship, Susquehanna University (PA)
Presidential Scholarship, Hampden-Sydney College (VA)
GC Grant, Gettysburg College (PA)
Bello R. Leaders Scholarship and Residency Scholarship, University of Mount Olive (NC)
Shawn R. Merit Scholarship, Lynn University (FL)
 Aidan S. Founders Scholarship, Lynchburg College (VA)
Watson Scholarship, Florida Southern College
Dean’s Award, Commonwealth Award, and Roanoke Area Award, Roanoke College (VA)
J. Floyd Moore Scholarship, Guilford College (NC)
 Alex S. Ordway Scholarship, Florida Southern College
Dean’s Award, Commonwealth Award, and Roanoke Area Award, Roanoke College (VA)
 Sammy S. York Achievement Award, York College of Pennsylvania
Wesleyan Grant, West Virginia Wesleyan College
Tsehaye V. Dean’s Scholarship, Travel Scholarship, and Achievement Award, Stetson University (FL)
Academic Excellence Award, Virginia Commonwealth University
Natalie Z. Academic Excellence Award, Virginia Commonwealth University

Full Athletic Scholarships

Ty-Shon A. Creighton University
Matt C. University of Texas
Oliver L. Houston Baptist University (TX)
Devontae S. University of Mississippi
Lindell W. Iowa State University