Outside Scholarships

The scholarships listed here are from outside sources. Emory & Henry College has no control or influence over application process or receipt of these scholarships. 

If you receive a scholarship from any outside source, you need to notify the Financial Aid Office at Emory & Henry College of the amount and source of your scholarship to comply with all federal regulations and institutional policies based on the results of your FAFSA and other financial aid.

Non-Expiring Scholarship Listing

  • Army Emergency Relief’s Scholarship Programs (AER)

    Spouses and dependent children of all Army families, active, retired or survivor, have two scholarship opportunities available for use at Emory & Henry College. Applications for the upcoming academic year are available on request from AER and can be printed from their website at http://www.aerhq.org/ or you can apply online. All paper applications and supporting documentation must be mailed with a postmark of May 1. Scholarships include the Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program and the Major General James Urasano Scholarship Fund for dependent children.

    Their website also includes links to other helpful websites to aid students with scholarship searches, including the Air Force Aid SocietyNavy Marine Corps Relief Society and the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

  • Great Lakes National Scholarship Program

    The Great Lakes National Scholarship Program awards up to 750 scholarships of $2,500 each to qualifying individuals. Students who apply for this scholarship must plan to major in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) disciplines. For more information go to https://mygreatlakes.org/educate/knowledge-center/national-scholarship.html.

  • Jacobsen Scholarship Fund

    Offered through the Deseret Trust Company, the Jacobsen Foundation accepts applications for fall (deadline June 1) and spring (deadline October 15) semesters. Students must be members in good standing of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and complete the application process for each semester. The complete application must be mailed in one envelope. For more information, go to http://www.jacobsenscholarshipfund.com.

  • National Federation of the Blind

    Applicants must be legally blind. Scholarships range from $3,000 to $12,000 per year. For more information and current deadlines visit www.nfb.org.

  • SAGE Scholar’s Tuition Rewards

    Emory & Henry College makes accessibility to a high quality, private education a priority. Families can earn tuition credits to attend the College, thanks to our participation in the national Savings and Growth for Education (SAGE) Scholars program.

  • Sallie Mae Fund Scholarships

    Students can now apply for more than $2 million in scholarships from the Sallie Mae Fund, a charitable organization sponsored by Sallie Mae. Scholarships are available for low-income students as well as students of Hispanic- or African-American heritage.

  • Special Operations Warrior Foundation

    Special Operations Warrior Foundation helps provide college education through a scholarship program that provides grants, not loans, to surviving children of veterans who died serving in Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Special Operations during combat or training missions. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation is a non-profit organization began in 1980 and is currently providing scholarship grants to more than 800 students. Go to http://www.specialops.org/?ScholarshipPrograms for more information.

  • SunTrust Bank, N.A. on behalf of the Blount, Meiler & Rush Scholarship Funds

    For Virginia residents attending selected schools in Virginia. Must have a GPA of at least 2.5 and have need based on filing the FAFSA. School nominations are limited to six new applicants each year. In order to be considered for nomination, a student must be an accepted and deposited applicant to E&H or a currently enrolled student, a request must be made in writing to the Director of Financial Aid at E&H and the student must file FAFSA no later than May 1 each year.

  • The Community Foundation of Virginia

    Serving Central Virginia: City of Richmond, Counties of Henrico, Chesterfield or Hanover. Students from those areas can visit their website to search for scholarships: http://www.tcfrichmond.org.

  • The Gates Millenium Scholars (GMS)

    GMS is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and was established in 1999 to provide outstanding low income African-American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander American*, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing GMS Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students, who have significant financial need, the opportunity to reach their full potential.  More information can be found at http://www.gmsp.org/ 

    Eligibility: Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:

    • Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American.
    • Are a citizen/legal permanent resident or national of the United States.
    • Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.00 scale (unweighted) at the time of nomination.
    • Will be entering a U.S. accredited college or university as full-time, degree seeking freshmen in the Fall.
    • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities.
    • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.
    • Have all three required forms (Nominee Personal Information Form, Nominator Form, and Recommender Form) completed and submitted by the deadline.
  • The Hispanic College Fund (HCF)

    Scholarships awarded based on both merit and financial need. HCF administers multiple scholarship programs including the Sallie Mae Fund’s First in My Family Scholarship Program and The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Scholarship Program. The minimum eligibility criteria for HCF scholarship programs are:

    Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States
    Must be studying full-time in the United States or Puerto Rico
    Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale

    To apply for HCF Scholarships you will be required to complete an online application.

    To apply online please visit their secure online application website, http://www.hsf.net. All instructions are available at this site. 

  • The Tobacco Region Scholarship Program

    The Virginia Tobacco Commission established a Bachelor’s Degree scholarship program in 2002 to strengthen the economies of Southwest (SW) and Southside (SS) Virginia through education and training of its citizens. The Tobacco Region Scholarship Program provides assistance with tuition for eligible students who live in one of several specific counties who are enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program at an accredited 4-year college or university, whether public or private, in-state or out-of-state.  To see if the Tobacco Scholarship applies to you, please visit https://www.ticscholarshiploan.org/

  • The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation

    Because of the affiliation of Emory & Henry College with the United Methodist Church we have added a link to their website

    A variety of scholarships are available for United Methodist students who need help with tuition expenses at United Methodist-related schools. In the 2018-2019 academic year a number of scholarships will be provided through the United Methodist Dollars for Scholars program. Students’ United Methodist Churches at home, UM-related institutions of higher education, and UM Annual Conference Foundations partner with UMHEF and together provide students up to $4,000 in tuition expenses for an academic year. Other available scholarships have unique or specific criteria established by the donor. Some awards benefit students attending seminary or planning to serve in ministry, a couple are for persons planning to become military chaplains, and numerous others are specific to a certain state, conference, region, school, or area of study. There is also a scholarship that benefits a student who is deaf, blind, or hard of hearing. Find out if The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation has the perfect scholarship for you. 

  • United Negro College Fund

    An excellent resource for African-American students for information about college funding opportunities.

  • Vermont Student Assistance Program

    A state grant for Vermont residents. Must file FAFSA by March 1 in order to be eligible. For more information visit www.vsac.org.

  • Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA)

    Virginia’s Future Leaders VCTA Scholarship sponsored by The Donald A. Perry Foundation. Deadline is usually in April for fall awards. Any citizen of the U.S.and resident of Virginia attending a 2 or 4 year college or university located in Virginia in undergraduate studies is eligible to apply. For current application requirements and information visit their website at www.vcta.com.

Time-Sensitive Scholarships

  • Ambient Edge Students Affected By Cancer Scholarship
    Ambient Edge Students Affected By Cancer Scholarship
    Deadline for Application: December 31, 2018
    About the Scholarship
    Ambient Edge would like to help high-achieving students who have dealt with—or are still dealing with—cancer in any form. The scholarship will grant $1,000 to one talented, hard-working student to help them reach their dreams.
    About Ambient Edge
    Ambient Edge is a top-rated air conditioning, heating & plumbing company serving Las Vegas and surrounding communities in Nevada and Arizona. A large part of our work involves removing contaminants from a home’s air or its water supply—including many contaminants that are known to cause cancer. In addition, many of us at Ambient Edge have been affected by cancer personally. We have seen coworkers; family members and treasured friends face this dangerous disease.
  • GreenPal $2,000 Small Business Scholarship

    Details can be found here:


    To apply for the GreenPal Scholarship, email your essay (500-1000 words) along with a photo to scholarship @yourgreenpal.com . We will announce the winner on this page by August 1st, 2018.


    Scholarship funds will be awarded on a individual semester basis to the student’s institution, upon evidence of registration in classes and maintenance of GPA. This includes student identification number and correct address of school’s Bursar’s Office.

    Who is eligible to receive the awards? In the spirit of our founder, who founded his own lawn care company GreenPal’s scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior, college freshman or sophomore who owns and operates his/her own small business, or has put together a business plan to start a business while in college. Additionally, the student must enter their freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the Fall of 2018.

  • IntelligenceBank Marketing Scholarship for Women

    At IntelligenceBank Digital Asset Management, we support bright women who are interested in a career in marketing. If you are a high-achieving student studying marketing, commerce, economics, or any IT related field, you may be eligible for this scholarship. The applicants are required to write a 1,000 word essay (in English) on the topic “What are the biggest technology challenges facing Fortune 500 marketing teams?” The quality of the essays will be evaluated on the authors’ use of data and trends, their imagination, and the clarity and persuasiveness of their thoughts and ideas.

    The winner will be awarded USD $500 transferred to a PayPal account of their choice.

    How to Apply:  

    Please email scholarship@intelligencebank.com with the following title: IntelligenceBank’s 2018 Scholarship Submission <insert your submission title>. Please see application instructions below for further submission guidelines.

    Application Instructions:  

    - Must submit a 1,000-word essay written in English on the following topic: “What are the biggest technology challenges facing Fortune 500 marketing teams?”

    - Must be studying in one of the following disciplines: Marketing, Commerce, Economics, or any IT related field.

    - Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. - Must currently be enrolled as a college/university student within the United States of America.

    - The scholarship is open to Citizens of the United States, permanent resident holders, or holders of a valid student Visa, currently residing within a US state.

    - The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work.

    - Essays will only be considered when submitted with a copy of acceptance from your current college/university or your current/upcoming class schedule.

    - Students must be willing to have their photo taken and published on the IntelligenceBank website and our social media platforms.


    Application deadline:

    31st of December 2018

  • North American Van Lines Military Logistics Scholarship

    North American Van Lines Military Logistics Scholarship


    At North American Van Lines, we are committed to improving the future of any and all students throughout the continental U.S. and beyond—we believe that educational quality for everyone is key in fostering a nationwide network of skilled professionals for years to come, from adults seeking continued education to those returning from active service.

    Because of this belief, we are proud for the opportunity to offer our first ever Military Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Operational Management Scholarship to qualifying current or former active duty military and their dependents. Upon the contest’s completion, two winners will be chosen to receive an award of $1,000 each. Read below to bring yourself up to speed on the contest’s rules, deadlines, award process and more.

    Interested? Here’s what you need to know:

    Eligibility Requirements:

      • U.S. Citizen (or permanent resident).
      • Enrolled (or enrolling) as a full time student of an accredited college/university within the United States for completion of an undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field.
      • Limit of one (1) entry per contestant.
      • Applicants must be one of the following below:
        • An honorably discharged veteran or current member of the active military (including National Guard and Reserves).
        • A spouse of a current military service member or honorably discharged veteran.
        • A child (under age 21 or full-time student under age 23) of a current military service member or honorably discharged veteran.
      • Employees, professional affiliates, and agents of North American Van Lines (and their immediate families) are not eligible.
      • The applicant must comply with IRS rules to qualify for the tax-free benefits of the scholarship, including following.  
        • It does not exceed your expenses;
        • It is not designated or earmarked for other purposes (such as room and board), and does not require (by its terms) that it cannot be used for qualified education expense; and
        • It does not represent payment for teaching, research, or other services required as a condition for receiving the scholarship.
      • You must be a Candidate for a Degree. You are a Candidate for a Degree if you:
        • Attend a primary or secondary school or are pursuing a degree at a college or university, or
        • Attend an educational institution that:
          • Provides a program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s or higher degree, or offers a program of training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation; and
          • Is authorized under federal or state law to provide such a program and is accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation agency
      • Eligible educational institution. An eligible educational institution is one whose primary function is the presentation of formal instruction and that normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities. 
      • Qualified education expenses. For purposes of tax-free scholarships and fellowship grants, these are expenses for:
        • Tuition and fees required to enroll at or attend an eligible educational institution; and
        • Course-related expenses, such as fees, books, supplies, and equipment that are required for the courses at the eligible educational institution. These items must be required of all students in your course of instruction.
      • Qualified education expenses do not include the cost of:
        • Room and board, Travel, Research,Clerical help, or  Equipment and other expenses that are not required for enrollment in or attendance at an eligible educational institution.

    Application Requirements:

        • Complete all required sections of our application form below.
        • Applicants must submit a copy of their DD214 (member 4) or a signed letter from Command certifying active duty status.
        • Be sure to attach the following documents to your application form:

    Copy of your most recent transcripts.

    Some verification of enrollment at your college.

    Your Essay.

    Entry Requirements:

        • Submit a brief essay of between 400 and 800 words, detailing why a career in logistics/supply chain management is your college major of choice. A personalized tone, referencing sincere firsthand experience and sentiment, is best—no need to be too formal. We want to know why you truly believe in logistics as the best career path for you!


        • Total award - $1,000; Number of awards given – 1.
        • Maximum award - $1,000 per winner.
        • Award amount will be made out to your school in the form of a check, and mailed to your personal address.


      • Winners will be notified via email, and on our official Logistics Scholarship homepage at (NorthAmerican.com/Scholarship/LogisticsEdu).
  • Visual Arts Fellowships 2019–20

    The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists as well as art and art history students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and, as such, has awarded nearly $5.5 million in Fellowships to Virginians.

    The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg. 2015 marked the 75th anniversary! Offered through VMFA Statewide, Fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment, supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

    2019–20 Fellowship Application

    Apply Now

    A complete application includes:

      1. General Application Form
      2. Resume/CV
      3. Work Samples (Images/videos/papers)
      4. Work Sample Submission Form/list (outlined in How to apply)
      5. Artistic Statement (visual arts only)
      6. Transcript (students only)

    Information on Deadline, Eligibility, Adjudiction, Notification, and Help all outlined below

    See step by step “How to Apply” instructions below.

    The best part? It’s totally free to apply!


    Professional Individual | $8,000

    Professional Collaborative| $8,000

    Professional artists who can clearly demonstrate a history of ongoing collaboration may apply together for one fellowship.

    Collaborating winners will receive one $8,000 fellowship to divide among themselves.

    Graduate (Individual only) | $6,000

    Includes Art History.

    Undergraduate (Individual only) | $4,000

    Individual only. Includes college-bound high school seniors.

    Graduate | Undergraduate Half-year | $3,000 | $2,000
    (Individual only)

    Half-year fall semester Fellowship awards (worth $3,000 for graduate students and $2,000 for undergraduate students) may be considered on a case-by-case basis for full-time students in the final year of a degree program who plan to graduate in December 2018.

    Deadline: 5 pm, November 2, 2018

    Incomplete applications will not be considered

    Applications not received by the deadline will not be considered (please allow the appropriate amount of time based on your upload speed to upload the entire 25MB before the 5pm deadline)

    Each member in a collaborative team must complete and submit his/her own General Application Form and resume/CV.

    Paper applications will not be considered (please contact the Fellowship Office if you are unable to meet this requirement).

    Read more at https://www.vmfa.museum/programs/college/visual-arts-fellowships/#HJ93Ks6FE0JeZbmK.99