Below is a list of non-institutional scholarships available to both incoming and current students.
Jacobsen Scholarship Fund · Amount Varies
Recognizes worthy Latter-day Saints who demonstrate a commitment to serve others through education.
Founded and funded by Florence S. and Ted C. Jacobsen, the Jacobsen Scholarship Fund is intended to assist worthy Latter-day Saint students who are citizens of the United States and demonstrate a need for assistance and a commitment to serve others through education.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in good standing
Although the Foundation does offer renewal scholarships, renewal is not guaranteed. Students who receive a Jacobsen Fund Scholarship must reapply for additional scholarships using the Renewal Application.
ROTC Scholarship · Amount Varies
Available to Southern Virginia students through a partnership with the Virginia Military Institute.
- Covers 100 percent of tuition and fees at Southern Virginia
- $1000 annually for books
- $300 to $500 stipend per school month for living expenses
- Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA or above
- Pass the Army Physical Fitness Test
- Be medically qualified
Contact Mr. Thomas Atkinson at 540-464-7680
Annual award, does not need to be renewed
SunTrust Scholarship · Approximately $1,500
Available to Virginia residents attending selected schools in Virginia through SunTrust Bank on behalf of the Blount, Meiler & Rush Scholarship Funds.
Award amounts for the 2012-2013 academic year were $1,500 per year and are anticipated to be similar for 2013-2014.
- Be a Virginia resident
- Be an accepted or enrolled full-time student at Southern Virgina University
- Demonstrate financial need by filing a FAFSA
- Have at least a 3.0 GPA for freshmen, at least a 3.25 for sophomores, juniors and seniors
Awardees must re-apply to be considered for subsequent years.
The Daniels Fund · Amount Varies
Available to Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming residents.
Bill Daniels had a passion for investing in deserving students to help them obtain a college education. The Daniels Scholarship carries on this legacy by offering scholarship funding to deserving students who are at risk of not being able to afford a college education.
- Current high school student with an expected graduation during the 2011-2012 academic school year from any high school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming
- Current resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming
- At the time of application, be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident of the U.S., or have refugee or asylum status in the U.S.
- Demonstrate financial need
- Take the ACT by October 25, 2011 and achieve an exam composite score of 17 or higher, or take the SAT by October 4, 2011 and achieve a combined math and verbal score of 810 or higher
*A listing of Referral Agencies is available at Daniels Scholarship Referral Agencies.
- Be nominated by a designated Referral Agency—an organization serving high schools and youth responsible for finding and nominating eligible candidates who fit the Daniels Scholarship criteria*
- All candidates must go through an application process in which they are evaluated on strength of character, academic promise, leadership potential, potential to contribute to one’s community and well-rounded personality
Awardees must reapply to be considered for subsequent years.
For more information, please visit the Daniels Fund website.
The Milton G. Wright Scholarship · $500
Both currently enrolled and college-bound students can visit the Milton G. Wright Scholarship website in order to enter a monthly drawing to win $500.
The BYU Management Society Scholarship - Richmond Chapter · Minimum of $1,000
The Richmond Chapter will be awarding four scholarships in 2013 to high school seniors who demonstrate academic scholarship, leadership, positive community or religious service and financial need. Visit the website for more information and application procedures.
TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship · $1,000-$5,000
Citizens Bank wants to reward student leaders who have invested time and energy into making their community a better place. There are currently (1) $5,000 grand prize, (4) $2,500 second prizes and (35) $1,000 third prizes. Enter for a chance to win by submitting a short essay or video explaining what you do to help others in your community and in the world.
Scholarship entries will be accepted April 1-30. Go to http://www.citizensbank.com/scholarship for the application and further information.
MassMutual Scholars · Amount Varies
A national program for high-achieving African American, Asian / Pacific Islander and Hispanic scholars interested in careers in the insurance and financial services industry. Learn More
- Open to students of African American, Asian / Pacific Islander or Hispanic descent.
- Must show proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency with a permanent resident card of passport stamped I-551 (not expired)
- Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Plan to attend a degree-seeking program, full-time at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the 2013-2014 academic year
- Will be entering sophomore, junior, senior or 5th-year senior year at an accredited college or university
- Students of all majors will be considered
- Preference will be given to students who demonstrate:
- An interest in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry
- Leadership and participation in extracurricular activities
- Must apply for federal financial aid
The application deadline is May 3, 2013. Apply online at: www.act.org/massmutual.
If The Shoe Fits Birkenstock Scholarship · $1,000
Annual Scholarship offered by Footwear University for creative humor writing. The Scholarship award is $1,000. Anyone is eligible to apply. The application deadline is December 16, 2013. Apply online at birkenstocks.sandals4less.com.
Domo Scholarship for Business Management · $2,500
For the 2013-14 academic year Domo is providing two $2,500 scholarships for college students who are studying business management and who show an interest in analytics. To apply visit domo.com and click the scholarship link at the bottom of the page for further instructions.
Disability Awareness Scholarship · $1,000
MilitaryVALoan.com offers a $1000 dollar scholarship to prospective or current college student. Applicants must submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words about how they or someone they knew overcame disability to do something great.Learn More
- Prospective or current student at least 17 years old
- 3.0 GPA based on the previous year's academic performance
January 10, 2014
Please visit MilitaryVALoan.com for more information.
Drive to Learn Scholarship · $1,000
This scholarship offered by Shift Insurance is available to all full time students. It is awarded based on a written response of between 750 and 1000 words to a prompt about experiences as a driver or passenger.
Take a moment to think about your most memorable experiences — both good and bad — as a driver or as a passenger. Whether or not you noticed it at the time, they probably helped you learn something about yourself, others, or life in general. Shift Insurance is offering the Drive to Learn scholarship to honor the learning done in and outside of classroom walls.
- Applicants must be enrolled full time (at least 12 credits).
- U.S. citizens or non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
Follow the instructions at the Shift Insurance website to apply.
March 1, 2014
The CoachUp Scholarship · $2,500
Scholarships will be awarded to three spectacular student-athletes, either currently enrolled or accepted into a US college or university. Recipients will receive a $2,000 scholarship AND $500 towards private coaching sessions. Scholarship details, application requirements, and terms & conditions can be found at the CoachUp website. Deadline to apply is August 16, 2013.
The ACT Second-Year Scholarship Program · $1,000
The Account Control Technology Foundation will award 25 $1,000 scholarships to college sophomores. For more information and to apply, visit the ACT Foundation website. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2013.
Buildium Build U. Scholarship · $2,000
Buildium gives away one $2,000 prize each semester to the product design, interaction design, engineering, or computer science student who best explains how having a shared set of beliefs is important for building a great company.
You have 1,000 words. Keep it short and sweet, but make it powerful and compelling. Then email your essay to firstname.lastname@example.org. Buildium will read all the essays and pick the one that best exemplifies how shared beliefs can build a better company.
- Two $2,000 cash scholarships will be awarded.
- One scholarship will be awarded in the fall, another in the spring.
- Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of members of the Buildium Marketing team, with input from other teams. The decision of the committee will be based on originality and quality of writing.
- College or university student in good standing at an accredited public or private university. (Please attach a copy of your unofficial transcript to your email in PDF format for verification.)
- Must be enrolled in a Product Design, Interaction Design, Engineering, or Computer Science program.
- Student must be at least 18 years of age.
- One entry per student per semester.
- Please submit through email. The subject line should read “Scholarship Essay” and students should include their first and last name, email address, and phone number.
- Please use an easily legible font such as Arial, Times New Roman, etc.
- Someone already wrote War and Peace. Please keep it to 1,000 words.
- October 1, 2013 (fall) and April 1, 2014 (spring).
- Winners will be notified via email by October 31, 2013 and April 30, 2014.
For more information visit Buildium.com.
Mary Blackwell Barnes Memorial Scholarship · $1,000-$5,000
For Returning students. Virginia Women in Public Finance has a scholarship program that provides, annually, up to five recipients with a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to $5,000.
The scholarship is named in honor of Mary Blackwell Barnes, a dedicated servant of public finance. Mary passed away in 2009 at the age of 44, but her memory lives on through
the contributions she made to public finance in Virginia. The purpose of The Mary Blackwell Barnes Memorial Scholarship program is to:
- Recognize enrolled female college or graduate level students who have exhibited scholastic achievement and demonstrated leadership skills;
- Encourage the consideration of careers in finance and, more specifically, public finance; and
- Provide an opportunity for award recipients to meet women established in the public finance area and expose women to various career options and opportunities.
To apply, download and follow the instructions on the Mary Blackwell Barnes Memorial Scholarship Application.
Great Lakes National Scholarship · $2,500
Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. is offering $2,500 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students enrolling in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) programs. Up to 750 awards will be granted to qualified students from across the country. Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Visit scholarsapply.org/greatlakes for more information and to apply.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship · $4,000
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is now accepting applications for 2014-15 Visual Arts Fellowships.Learn More
VMFA is now accepting applications for the following 2014-2015 fellowships:
- $8,000 Professional Artists
- $6,000 Graduate Students in Visual Arts and Art History
- $4,000 Undergraduate Students in Visual Arts (includes college-bound high school seniors)
The application deadline is November 9, 2013. Visit www.vmfa.museum/fellowships for details about eligibility criteria and an application.
Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program · $5,000-$10,000
The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for the Fall 2013 semester includes two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field.Learn More
To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college for university for the Fall 2013 semester. In addition to these qualifications, students must also be legal United States residents, meaning that students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the United States are also eligible.
Students may apply for the scholarship through the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship website. Each application will be reviewed and evaluated by a scholarship committee and announced to the chosen recipients by January 8, 2013. We strongly encourage all students that meet the scholarship award criteria to apply for this great scholarship!
Deadline 11:59:59 p.m. CT on July 31, 2013.
Please review Southern Virginia University's Scholarship Policies to become familiar with regulations regarding institutional scholarships.View More Non-Institutional Scholarships