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://www.scholarsapply.org/greatlakes/.

  • 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. Click here for more information. 

    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://tobacco.swcenter.edu

  • 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

  • $1,000 Military Scholarship

    Applicants must be military active duty, honorably discharged, veteran, or a spouse from any branch of the military.

    In order to apply to the Military Scholarship Program, you will be required to submit a 250 word response to the following essay question about your service:

    How has your military service better prepared you to enhance your education?

    The deadline to submit your application is February 28, 2018. Notification will occur on or around May 31, 2018.

    For more information visit https://www.elearners.com/scholarships/military-scholarships/

  • MyLEDLightingGuide’s Scholarship Fund

    MyLEDLightingGuide’s scholarship goal is to provide guidance for business, engineering, and environmental science students. We offer this opportunity for all of those students who relate to the goal of MyLEDLightingGuide which includes those listed above. The winning student will be awarded a $1000 scholarship for their efforts, which can then be used for tuition, books, or living expenses. Before you write or submit your work, please read our “about us” page to better understand our mission and purpose behind MyLEDLightingGuide.


    1. Only students located within the United States. You must be a US Citizen. Only active college students eligible.
    2. Must be registered full time for the Fall 2018 semester.
    3. Content must be original and written by you. No plagiarism.
    4. Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5.
    5. Military academies are ineligible.
    6. Applicant must be enrolled in a program that is two years in length or longer.

    How to Enter
    1. Students are required to write a well researched essay with a minimum of 1000 words on one of the following topics:
    a. Why converting to LED is good for the country and nation. Think of the economic and environmental reasons on why conversion makes sense.
    b. Cost / Benefit Analysis of Converting to LED Lights - What should business owners consider when analyzing the reasons to convert to LED for their businesses. Think in terms of a factory owner, warehouse owner or anyone who spends a lot of money on lights every month.
    c. The benefits to the environment of converting to LED. For example, calculate the reduced energy consumption if people convert their light fixtures from Metal Halide to a LED Retrofit Solution.
    d. Analyze the existing lighting technologies and rate them in terms of performance, savings, reliability and functionality.
    e. How factories and warehouse facilities can dramatically reduce their energy spend by converting over to LED.
    f. Great ideas for making the planet greener - things we can do as individuals or thing corporations can do to help the environment.
    g. Climate Change: Steps we can take as individuals to make a difference.
    2. Submit your essay to scholarship@myledlightingguide.com along with the following information (Due by 1st of August, 2018):
    • First and last name
    • Email address
    • Phone Number
    • Name of school
    • Your current major
    • Current GPA
    • Essay of 1000+ words on one of the listed topics submitted as a text document.

    3. The winner will be chosen by our team on August 15th, 2018. The funds are then sent directly to the winner’s school for collection within 14 days of the announcement. 

  • SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes

    SunTrust is pleased to offer the Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes where high school seniors or current college undergraduate can win a $500 scholarship for education expenses at a 2 or 4 year public or private college/university located in the United States.

    Scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about October 30, 2017 until May 14, 2018.  In all, 30 winners will be chosen at random.

    Registration begins September 12, 2017 and students can enter online once during each entry period.

    Students can enter online at  www.suntrusteducation.com/scholarship-sweepstakes/.