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 Society, Navy 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.
COURSE HERO 2019 Rise Up Scholarship for First-Generation College Students
Award Frequency: One recipient every six months
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Age: 16 and over
- Permanent legal U.S. resident
- A detailed and well-written essay response
- Enrollment in a school listed on the U.S. Department of Education website
- Be the first in your family to attend college
COURSE HERO 2019 Veteran Scholarship
Award Frequency: One recipient every six months
- Permanent Legal U.S. Resident
- Military affiliation:
- Retired, honorably discharged or active duty service members of any branch of the United States military, including the United States Army and Reserves, United States Navy and Reserves, United States Air Force and Reserves, United States Marine Corps and Reserves, United States Coast Guard and Reserves, the National Guard and Air National Guard, or spouses, children or family members of such service members
- At least 16 years old
- Minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
- Currently enrolled full-time or part-time in a two-year or four-year accredited undergraduate or graduate college or university, or vocational, technical or private career institution in the United States, as listed on the U.S. Department of Education website, available at http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx
- Must submit an essay - 500 words or less. (Essay Question located in link below)