Category Archives: Scholarships

Blue Ridge Council of Teachers of Mathematics scholarship

Blue Ridge Council of Teachers of Mathematics scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded to a senior planning on entering the field of mathematics education. It is $500 and is renewable for 3 years (a total of $2000) provided the student continues in mathematics education and is a student in good standing.
The guidelines and application are online at  If a student has any technical difficulties with the application or recommendation forms, please email me asap. The deadline for submission of an application is April 27th.


The Virginia Department of Education announces the Granville P. Meade Scholarship which provides financial assistance to students who have achieved academically, but who are financially unable to attend college.  The Granville P. Meade fund awards scholarships to eligible Virginia high school seniors to attend one of Virginia’s public or private colleges or universities.

Principals of all public and nonpublic high schools are requested to assist in making students aware of this scholarship opportunity.  It is anticipated that the scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years, provided the student continues to meet the scholarship requirements.

The application and selection timeline is as follows:

  • March 16, 2018 – Deadline for public and private school students to submit scholarship application to their high school principal.


Charles J. Colgan Scholarship

The Virginia Aviation Business Association is the sponsor of the annual Charles J. Colgan Scholarship. We provide an award in the amount of $2,000 (Two Thousand Dollars) to a well deserving Virginia resident High School,Technical School Senior or College/University Undergraduate who is pursuing an aviation or aerospace related career at an accredited institution. The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution in the name of the awardee.  Application Below

Deadline: March 30, 2018
  • Completed and signed application and all supporting documents received by the deadline.
  • Attained a Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in their last full year of study.
  • Completed essay, typed, double-spaced between 250-500 words on the subject: “Why I Wish to Pursue a Career in Aviation” or “Why Aviation is Important to the Commonwealth of Virginia”.
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation, preferably from at least one person in the Aviation industry.
  • Proof of acceptance into an aviation-related post-secondary education program. Examples of aviation careers include (but are not limited to) pilots, aviation maintenance technicians, aviation managers, Air Traffic Control, Aerospace Engineering, Aviation Management studies, etc.
Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria: Academic performance (30%), Essay (30%), Recommendations (20%), and Subjective (20%).
Having read the requirements, complete the following steps to apply for the VABA Charles J. Colgan Scholarship.
  • Complete and sign the VABA Scholarship application form.
  • Have your guidance counselor or other high school official sign all required certifications.
  • Attach an official copy of your current high school transcript and a copy of acceptance letters or other verification of enrollment.
  • Have the individuals providing the recommendations put their recommendation letters in a sealed envelope, with their signature across the back sealed fold.
  • Mail all documents together to arrive by the deadline of March 30, 2018 to:​​
VABA Scholarship (Attn: S. Williams)
c/o Virginia Aviation Business Association