Scholarship Opportunities

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Scholarships below are listed by county.

Culpeper County

The Agnes Cunningham Brown Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor Agnes Cunningham Brown. One scholarship will be awarded to a senior graduating from Culpeper County High School or Eastern View High School. Successful applicants should demonstrate academic excellence, have community service experience, and display leadership and initiative. Students should demonstrate financial need. This $3,000 award is eligible for renewal for all four years provided the student maintains a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and submits transcripts annually.

Celebrate Education! Ruth Lea Davies
The Celebrate Education! Ruth Lea Davies Fund provides financial assistance to outstanding Culpeper County public and private school teachers to enable them to participate in conferences, seminars, workshops or cultural programs to further their professional development. Financial assistance is also available for necessary school supplies or to sponsor a speaker to present at the teacher’s school. This $500 award is presented to a recipient whose professional excellence demonstrates the highest teaching standards and leadership. Please email assistant@npcf.org for instructions on how to apply.

Culpeper Rotary Foundation Scholarship for Two Year Degree
Established by the Rotary Club of Culpeper. Qualifying applicants must show a desire and aptitude to succeed in their college career. Applicants must be a resident of Culpeper County and have been accepted at an accredited post-secondary institution such as technical school, trade school, certificate program or 2-year college or university. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need for the scholarship. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate community involvement and volunteerism. This is a one-time $500 award.

Culpeper Rotary Foundation Scholarship for Four Year Degree
Established by the Rotary Club of Culpeper. Qualifying applicants must show a desire and aptitude to succeed in their college career, and must be a resident of Culpeper County. Applicants must plan to enroll in a 4-year institution, and must demonstrate a financial need for the scholarship. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate community involvement and volunteerism. This $1,000 award is eligible for renewal for all four years provided the student maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and submit transcripts annually.

The Culpeper Wellness Foundation Health & Wellness Scholarship
This scholarship was established by The Culpeper Wellness Foundation to benefit students of any age who are residents of Culpeper, Madison or Orange counties. Applicants must be accepted into a health or wellness-related certificate or degree program at Germanna Community College. All health fields will be considered. Applicants should demonstrate good academic standing, have community service experience, possess an academic record that displays leadership and initiative, show a commitment to their chosen field of study, and demonstrate financial need. This is a one-time $1,000 award.

The Ina Kate Carter Scholarship
This scholarship in honor of Ina Kate Carter will be awarded to a female senior graduating from Culpeper County High School who has also participated in Varsity athletics. Qualifying applicant must show financial need and be in good academic standing. A one-time $500 scholarship will be given.

The St. Luke’s Foundation Scholarship Fund
The St. Luke’s Foundation Scholarship is open to seniors who are residents of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, or Rappahannock counties, and are alumni of any private school in Culpeper County, VA (although priority is given to St. Luke’s alumni). The qualifying candidate should possess a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrate good academic standing, have community service experience and possess an academic record that displays leadership and initiative. Up to three scholarships are available for $1,000 – $2,000 depending on GPA. This award is renewable for all four years provided the student maintains a grade point average of 3.0 and submits transcripts annually to NPCF.

Fauquier County

The Alice and William Johnson Foundation Scholarship (Fauquier public schools only)
Alice and William Johnson strongly valued education and commitment to excellence. As Fauquier residents for more than 30 years, they desired to help students in their community. They felt strongly that one’s financial situation should not hinder their pursuit of the career of their dreams. Qualifying applicants must be seniors graduating from a Fauquier County public high school and must show a desire and aptitude to succeed in their college career. Award amounts vary.

The Debbie P. Hoysa Hokie Club Memorial Scholarship (Fauquier High School only)
Debbie Pearson Hoysa, a Fauquier native, graduate of Fauquier High School and Virginia Tech, was often quoted as saying the best four years of her life were spent in Blacksburg at Virginia Tech. Qualifying applicants must show active participation in FHS athletics and be accepted to and attend Virginia Tech. In an effort to honor her love for Virginia Tech, a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.

Dr. Eric J. Maybach Memorial Scholarship (Resident of Fauquier County)
This scholarship was established in memory of a local family practitioner, Dr. Eric J. Maybach. Dr. Maybach treated countless residents of Fauquier County, and in his honor, a scholarship was created. Qualifying applicants must be a resident of Fauquier County, and must be pursuing a degree in the medical field. Award amount varies.

Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce Max Tufts, Sr. Memorial Scholarship (Fauquier public and private schools)
This scholarship was created in memory of Maximilian A. Tufts Sr. who was an energetic community volunteer. He was committed to many organizations including the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce, Highland School, Fauquier Community Action Committee, Fauquier Human Relation Committee, Warrenton Rescue Squad, the Meadows Outdoors Foundation and the Airlie Foundation. Eligible to graduating seniors from any Fauquier County public or private high school. Two (2) $1,000 awards will be given.

The Gerry Henson Memorial Scholarship (Fauquier High School only)
Gerry Henson was as generous and caring as they come, and was especially passionate about youth sports. He was the recipient of multiple Athletic Achievement Awards from Fauquier High School for his dedication and commitment to high school sports. A loving father and husband, his favorite thing to do was watch his two boys play sports. Whether it was at a baseball diamond or football field, Gerry could always be found leaning against the fence wearing a smile. In honor of Gerry’s memory, two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to a Fauquier High School senior who will be attending Virginia Tech or Bridgewater College.

The Jimmy Pulchine Civility Scholarship (Fauquier High School only)
This fund is established in honor of Jimmy Pulchine, who was a football and strength training coach in Fauquier County for more than 44 years. This scholarship honors his memory and assists those showing particular aptitude and excellence in sports, community service and leadership. All students applying must possess the attribute of civility with great relationship skills. Eligible to students from Fauquier High School. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.

The Kathleen Hitt Mercado Memorial Scholarship (Fauquier High School only)
The Kathleen Hitt Mercado Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by her family in memory of a woman who taught in the Fauquier County Schools for 35 years. The purpose of the scholarship fund is to support a post-secondary educational scholarship for qualifying graduates of Fauquier High School who will pursue a mathematics degree. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.

The Laura Bagshaw Memorial Scholarship (Fauquier High School only)
The Laura Bagshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of a young woman who demonstrated the qualities of school spirit, athleticism, community service, compassion and leadership. The purpose of the scholarship fund is to support post-secondary educational scholarships for qualifying graduates of Fauquier High School. The recipient of this scholarship will be a well-rounded individual who participates fully in activities in school and his/her local community. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.

The Margaret M. Pierce Memorial Scholarship (Liberty High School only)
This scholarship was established in memory of Margaret M. Pierce, a dedicated elementary school teacher and principal in Fauquier County who inspired many with her enthusiasm for education. This scholarship honors her memory and assists those she loved – the students of Margaret M. Pierce Elementary School. Qualified applicants must have attended Margaret M. Pierce Elementary School and must be a candidate for graduation from Liberty High School at the end of the current academic year and plan to enroll in an institution of higher education in the continental United States the following academic year. Up to two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation Music Scholarship (Fauquier public schools only)
This scholarship is for a graduating senior from a Fauquier or Rappahannock County public school who intends to seek a degree in Music at an accredited two- or four-year institution. An eligible student should be well-rounded and display initiative, motivation and leadership, and will compete at an audition held in the spring of their senior year. The scholarship is for $12,000 for four years ($3,000 each year), or $6,000 for two years, provided the student is still seeking a music degree and keeps a GPA of at least 2.7 the first year.

The Patrick Ryan Gay Memorial JMU Scholarship – Fauquier High School (Fauquier High School only)
Patrick Ryan Gay was a 2003 graduate of Fauquier High School and a 2007 graduate of James Madison University. In an effort to honor Patrick’s memory, a scholarship will be awarded to a Fauquier High School senior who will be attending James Madison University. One $15,000 scholarship will be awarded. The recipient will receive $7,500 for his/her first year of school, and $2,500 for subsequent years, provided the student is still at JMU and maintaining a satisfactory GPA.

The Patrick Ryan Gay Memorial JMU Scholarship – Kettle Run High School (Kettle Run High School only)
Patrick Ryan Gay was a 2003 graduate of Fauquier High School and a 2007 graduate of James Madison University. In an effort to honor Patrick’s memory, a scholarship will be awarded to a Kettle Run High School senior who will be attending James Madison University. One $3,000 scholarship will be awarded.

The Patrick Ryan Gay Memorial JMU Scholarship – Liberty High School (Liberty High School only)
Patrick Ryan Gay was a 2003 graduate of Fauquier High School and a 2007 graduate of James Madison University. In an effort to honor Patrick’s memory, a scholarship will be awarded to a Liberty High School senior who will be attending James Madison University. One $3,000 scholarship will be awarded.

The Paul S. Trible, Sr. Memorial Scholarship (Fauquier High School only)
Paul S. Trible Sr., a Fauquier native and graduate of Virginia Tech, was a local business owner and father of four Fauquier High School graduates. He was a devoted supporter of FHS athletic teams and sports medicine trainers. Paul loved sports, but he felt strongly that any athletic participant ought to give as much effort to his or her schoolwork as to his or her team. Qualifying applicants must be eligible for graduation from Fauquier High School, show active participation in FHS athletic clubs, and demonstrate that they spent their high school career learning as much as possible from classes and instructors. Award will range from $500 to $1,000.

The Pauline H. Bruce Memorial Scholarship (Fauquier public schools only)
This scholarship honors Pauline Bruce, a woman who taught in both the Rappahannock and Fauquier public schools for more than 40 years. Qualifying applicants must show a desire and aptitude to succeed in their college career. One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded.

The Robyn Teates Bixenman Memorial Scholarship (Fauquier High School only)
This scholarship honors Robyn Teates Bixenman and will be awarded to a student from Fauquier High School who plans to pursue a career in the field of nursing, music or veterinary medicine. Qualifying students must show a desire and aptitude to succeed in their college career. One scholarship of $500 will be awarded.

The Rodger H. Baker Scholarship (Fauquier public schools only)
This scholarship is for a graduating senior of Fauquier County who plans to pursue a career in the health field at a 2 or 4-year institution. Preference will go to students pursuing a nursing degree, but all health fields will be considered. The ideal candidate will demonstrate good academic standing, have community service experience, display leadership and initiative, and show a commitment to their chosen field of study. Award amount varies.

The Rodgers Family Agricultural and Civil Engineering Scholarship (Resident of Fauquier County)
This scholarship is for a graduating senior from Fauquier County who intends to seek a degree in an agricultural-related field or in Civil Engineering at an accredited two- or four-year institution. The scholarship is for $10,000 for four years ($2,500 each year), provided the student is still seeking an agricultural or civil engineering degree and keeps a GPA of at least 2.7 for the first year and 3.0 for subsequent years. At least two scholarships will be awarded.

The St. Luke’s Foundation Scholarship
The St. Luke’s Foundation Scholarship is open to seniors who are residents of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, or Rappahannock counties, and are alumni of any private school in Culpeper County, VA (although priority is given to St. Luke’s alumni). The qualifying candidate should possess a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrate good academic standing, have community service experience and possess an academic record that displays leadership and initiative. Up to three scholarships are available for $1,000 – $2,000 depending on GPA. This award is renewable for all four years provided the student maintains a grade point average of 3.0 and submits transcripts annually to NPCF.

The Steve Athey Memorial Scholarship (Fauquier public schools only)
The Steve Athey Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the Athey family in memory of a man who was passionate about baseball and especially about building a baseball community in Fauquier County. Mr. Athey was instrumental in bringing the Fauquier Gators to the area. To honor his dedication to baseball, scholarships are awarded to seniors graduating from a Fauquier County public high school who participated in a varsity sport. Two scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded.

The Tyler Devers Memorial Scholarship (Fauquier High School only)
The Tyler Devers Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Tyler Devers, a 2016 Fauquier High School graduate. Tyler’s passion for business led him to compete at the local, state and national levels in Future Business Leaders of America competitions. The purpose of this scholarship fund is to support a post-secondary educational scholarship for qualifying graduates of Fauquier High School. The recipient must have been involved in the Future Business Leaders of America for at least one year, and have a minimum 2.8 GPA. Award amount varies.

Madison County

The Culpeper Wellness Foundation Health & Wellness Scholarship
This scholarship was established by The Culpeper Wellness Foundation to benefit students of any age who are residents of Culpeper, Madison or Orange counties. Applicants must be accepted into a health or wellness-related certificate or degree program at Germanna Community College. All health fields will be considered. Applicants should demonstrate good academic standing, have community service experience, possess an academic record that displays leadership and initiative, show a commitment to their chosen field of study, and demonstrate financial need. This is a one-time $1,000 award.

The St. Luke’s Foundation Scholarship
The St. Luke’s Foundation Scholarship is open to seniors who are residents of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, or Rappahannock counties, and are alumni of any private school in Culpeper County, VA (although priority is given to St. Luke’s alumni). The qualifying candidate should possess a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrate good academic standing, have community service experience and possess an academic record that displays leadership and initiative. Up to three scholarships are available for $1,000 – $2,000 depending on GPA. This award is renewable for all four years provided the student maintains a grade point average of 3.0 and submits transcripts annually to NPCF.

Rappahannock County

The Cooley, Dearing and Rinker Foundation Scholarship
Qualifying applicants must show a desire and aptitude to succeed in their college career. Applicants must be a successful graduate of a public school in the City of Winchester, Frederick County, Rappahannock County or Warren County, and demonstrate a financial need. Award amounts vary.

The Mary Beth Williams Memorial Scholarship
The memorial fund established in Mary Beth Williams’ name has the purpose of funding scholarships for higher education. Mary Beth Williams was killed in an automobile accident on May 14, 1997. She was interested in higher education and agriculture and the fund was established as a memorial to her and her dreams. Qualifying applicants must be residents of Rappahannock County, candidates for graduation from high school, demonstrate a financial need for the scholarship, and must be enrolling in a two or four-year accredited college or university. Preference will be given to applicants who are majoring in agriculture or a related field of study and or active participants in the Rappahannock 4-H program. Award amount varies.

The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation Music Scholarship
This scholarship is for a graduating senior from a Fauquier or Rappahannock County public school who intends to seek a degree in Music at an accredited two- or four-year institution. An eligible student should be well-rounded and display initiative, motivation and leadership, and will compete at an audition held in the spring of their senior year. The scholarship is for $12,000 for four years ($3,000 each year), or $6,000 for two years, provided the student is still seeking a music degree and keeps a GPA of at least 2.7 the first year.

The Pauline H. Bruce Memorial Scholarship
Pauline Bruce taught in both the Rappahannock and Fauquier public schools for more than 40 years. Qualifying applicants must show a desire and aptitude to succeed in their college career. This is a one-time scholarship of $1,000.

The St. Luke’s Foundation Scholarship Fund
The St. Luke’s Foundation Scholarship is open to seniors who are residents of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, or Rappahannock counties, and are alumni of any private school in Culpeper County, VA (although priority is given to St. Luke’s alumni). The qualifying candidate should possess a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrate good academic standing, have community service experience and possess an academic record that displays leadership and initiative. Up to three scholarships are available for $1,000 – $2,000 depending on GPA. This award is renewable for all four years provided the student maintains a grade point average of 3.0 and submits transcripts annually to NPCF.

Vocational and Technical Education Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a degree, certificate, or credential in a vocational, technical or trade education program. Examples of such programs include, but are not limited to, automotive technology, welding, industrial maintenance, commercial truck driving, masonry, carpentry, HVAC, plumbing, or diesel and heavy equipment repair. The award is for $3,000 and may be renewable for an additional year.

 

Frederick County, Warren County, City of Winchester

The Cooley, Dearing and Rinker Foundation Scholarship
Qualifying applicants must show a desire and aptitude to succeed in their college career. Applicants must be a successful graduate of a public school in the City of Winchester, Frederick County, Rappahannock County or Warren County, and demonstrate a financial need. Award amounts vary.

 

Other

The Reverend Patrick L. Baudhuin Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Reverend Patrick L. Baudhuin. Qualifying applicants must be a graduating senior from Mesabi East High School in Aurora, MN, and show a desire and aptitude to succeed in their college career. One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded. Scholarship may be renewable for up to three additional years provided the student submits transcripts.

Jason C. Heim Memorial Scholarship
The Jason C. Heim Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of a young man who was a 1998 graduate of Brentsville District High School and had a wonderful artistic talent.  This scholarship will benefit a graduating senior pursuing a major in art at any higher education institution and demonstrates a financial need for the scholarship. The student must be a candidate for graduation from Brentsville District High School. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.

 

Contact Brittany Dwyer at 540-349-0631 or assistant@npcf.org with any questions.