Scholarship Opportunities

The 2017-2018 scholarship application is now closed. Please check back next year for more scholarship opportunities! 

Contact Jane Wilson at 540-349-0631 or jbwilson@npcf.org with any questions.

Scholarships below are listed by County

Fauquier County

The Alice and William Johnson Foundation Scholarship

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. Therefore, they established the Johnson Scholarship Fund. 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 Fund

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. In an effort to honor her love for Virginia Tech, a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a varsity athlete at Fauquier High School who will attend Virginia Tech. Qualifying applicants must show active participation in FHS athletics and be accepted to and attend Virginia Tech.

Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce Max Tufts, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

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 Fund

Gerry Henson was as generous and caring as they come. He 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, he always put the needs of his family over his own. 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 scholarships will be awarded to a Fauquier High School senior who will be attending Virginia Tech or Bridgewater College.

The Jimmy Pulchine Civility Scholarship Fund

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 $500 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.

The Kathleen Hitt Mercado Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Kathleen Hitt Mercado Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by her family in memory of a woman who taught in 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 Fund

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 $500 scholarship will be a well-rounded individual who participates fully in activities in school and his/her local community.

The Margaret M. Pierce Memorial Scholarship Fund

This was established in memory of Margaret M. Pierce, who was a dedicated elementary school teacher and principal in Fauquier County and 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 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 (2) $1,000 awards will be given.

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. The scholarship is for $12,000 for four years ($3,000 each year) provided that the student is still seeking a music degree and keeps a GPA of at least 2.7 the first year. Eligible students will compete at an audition held in the spring of their senior year. An eligible student should be well-rounded and display initiative, motivation and leadership.

The Patrick Ryan Gay Memorial JMU Scholarship Fund – Fauquier High School

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 $7,500 scholarship will be awarded to a Fauquier High School senior who will be attending James Madison University.

The Patrick Ryan Gay Memorial JMU Scholarship Fund – Kettle Run High School

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 $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a Kettle Run High School senior who will be attending James Madison University.

The Patrick Ryan Gay Memorial JMU Scholarship Fund – Liberty High School

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 $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a Liberty High School senior who will be attending James Madison University.

The Paul S. Trible Memorial Scholarship Fund

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 Fauquier High School athletic teams and sports medicine trainers. Paul Trible 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. In an effort to honor his beliefs, a scholarship is awarded to a Fauquier High School senior who is pursuing post-secondary education. Qualifying applicants must show active participation to FHS athletic clubs and demonstrate that they spent their high school career learning as much as he or she is able from his or her classes and instructors. Award will range $500 to $1,000.

The Pauline H. Bruce Memorial Scholarship Fund

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 scholarship of $1,000.

The Robyn Teates Bixenman Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is in honor of Robyn Teates Bixenman and will be awarded to a student from Fauquier High School who is planning on pursuing 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. The award of $500 is renewable for subsequent years provided the student maintains a GPA of 3.0.

The Rodgers Family Agricultural Scholarship

This scholarship is for a graduating senior from Fauquier County who intends to seek a degree in an agricultural-related field 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-related degree and keeps a GPA of at least 2.7 for the first year and 3.0 for subsequent years.

The Steve Athey Memorial Scholarship Fund

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. He was instrumental in bringing the Fauquier Gators to the area. To honor Steve Athey’s dedication to baseball, two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to seniors graduating from a Fauquier County public high school who participated in a varsity sport.

The Tyler Devers Memorial Scholarship Fund

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. One $500-$1,000 scholarship will be awarded.

The Warrenton Rotary Scholarship

Applicants must show a desire and aptitude to succeed in their college career. Applicants must be a resident of Fauquier County. Applicants must have excellent leadership skills and a proven record of success in his or her academic field or vocation. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate community involvement and volunteerism. Three scholarships  of $3,500 over two years ($1,750 per year), provided the student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher, will be awarded.

Culpeper County

The Agnes Cunningham Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established to honor Agnes Cunningham Brown. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a senior graduating from a Culpeper County High School.

Celebrate Education! Ruth Lea Davies Fund

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 annual $500 award is presented to a recipient whose professional excellence demonstrates the highest teaching standards and leadership.

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. Applicants must be a resident of Culpeper County. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need for the scholarship. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate community involvement and volunteerism. This application is for a four-year school scholarship, provided the recipient maintains a Grade point average of 2.5 or higher. This $1,000 award is eligible for renewal for all four years.

The Ina Kate Carter Scholarship Fund

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

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 as its purpose the funding of scholarships for higher education and other activities for the youth of Rappahannock County. Mary Beth Williams was killed in an automobile accident on Route 729 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 range is $500-$1,000; more than one award may be given.

The Pauline H. Bruce Memorial Scholarship Fund

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 four-year scholarship of $1,000 per year, provided the recipient maintains a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

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, ccommercial 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 Fund

This scholarship is to honor Reverend Patrick L. Baudhuin. Qualifying applicants must show a desire and aptitude to succeed in their college career. This is a four-year $500 renewable scholarship offered to a graduating senior from Mesabi East High School in Aurora, MN.

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.  The recipient of this $1000 scholarship will benefit a graduating senior who pursues 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.