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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) as soon after January 1 as possible.  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 2016

The following were recognized during graduation weekend as receiving scholarships:  

Academic and Merit Scholarships

Miles A. Merit Scholarship, Virginia Union University (VA)
Kwande B. Merit and Housing Scholarship, St. Thomas Unversity (FL)
Deans Scholarship and Florida Residence Grant, Lynn University (FL)
Florida Residence Grant, University of Tampa (FL)
Presidential Scholarship and Ponce De Leon Scholarship, Flagler College (FL)
 Nathan B. Trustee Scholarship, Dean College (MA)
Hannah B. Faculty Scholarship, Philadelphia University (PA)
Tuition Remission Scholarship, University of Delaware (DE)
Merit Scholarship, Hofstra University (NY)
 Amanda C. HPU Scholarship, High Point University (NC)
Deans Scholarship, Mount Saint Mary’s University (MD)
University Scholarship, Queens University of Charlotte (NC)
Rollins Scholarship Grant, Rollins College (FL)
Brendan C. Merit Scholarship, Radford University (VA)
Merit Scholarship, The King’s College (NY)
President’s Leadership Scholarship and Study Abroad Scholarship, Christopher Newport University (VA)
Frankie C. Academic Founders Scholarship, Daemen College (NY)
 Tara G. Founders Scholarship, Mary Baldwin College (VA)
Aaron G. Merit Based Scholarship, Roanoke College (VA)
Merit Based Scholarship, Loyola University Chicago (IL)
Presidential Award, University of Mary Washington (VA)
Leadership Scholarship, Christopher Newport University (VA)
 Jonathan H. JWU Campus Award, Johnson and Wales University (FL)
Tori L. Trustee Scholarship, Emory and Henry College (VA)
Eagle Award, Bridgewater College (VA)
Brock N. Merit Scholarship, Chowan University (VA)
Ming O. Mother M. Borgia Egan Scholarship and Presidential Scholarship, Mercyhurst University (PA)
Blue and Gold Award, Emory and Henry College (VA)
Merit Scholarship, Daemen College (NY)
Merit Scholarship, Eastern Mennonite College (VA)
 J. Pensak Tartan Scholarship, Presbyterian College (SC)
Academic Scholarship, High Point University (NC)
Academic Tuition Scholarship, Washington College (MD)
Trustee Scholarship, Emory and Henry College (VA)
 Kane S. Gold Crest Scholarship, Hampden Sydney College (VA)
 Christine S. Est. Virginia Tuition Grant and Trustee Award,Roanoke College (VA)
Hollins Scholar Award, Hollins University (VA)
Presidential Scholarship, West Virginia Wesleyan College (WV)
Founders Scholarship, Emory and Henry College (VA)
Merit Scholarship, Guilford College (NC)
Academic Scholarship, High Point University (NC)
Tamsin S. Presidential Award Scholarship, Hollins University (VA)
Presidential Scholarship and Est. Virginia Tuition Grant, Emory and Henry College (VA)
Presidential Award, Roanoke College (VA)
Academic Scholarship, High Point University (NC)
 Tyler W. Academic Achievement Grant, High Point University (NC)
Loyola Merit Award, Loyola University (MD)

Full Athletic Scholarships

Mario K. Mississippi State University
Braxton K. University of Alabama
Rodney M. University of Miami (FL)
Bushe R. Asbury University (KY)
Khadim S. Virginia Tech