Scholarships

2024 Scholarship Season

More scholarship information will continue to be added to our page as shared with SPARK, so continue to check for more opportunities. These scholarship opportunities, and many more, can be found through Naviance or by speaking to your school counseling office. Please see specific scholarships for deadline dates.

Scholarship Review Committee Guidelines:

  • No scholarship committee member shall be related to any applicant. Student name and school name are redacted prior to review and selection by the committee.
  • Scholarship awards shall be based on merit and qualifications and shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability
  • The SPARK scholarship committee will utilize the established rubric during the selection process.
  • Please note that the scholarship review committee guidelines apply only to the scholarships that are exclusively administered by SPARK.

 

SPARK is only a part of the selection process for the following exclusively administered scholarships:

All SPARK administered grants can be found on the SPARK Kaleidoscope Marketplace, or by visiting each application individually (by clicking the links below).


Apple Federal Credit Union (Prince William County) Scholarship 
This scholarship awards $3,000 to two (2) graduating PWCS high school seniors who intend to pursue studies in Business and/or Finance.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2024


Ashley Blue Scholarship 
This scholarship awards at least $500 to one (1) graduating PWCS high school senior who has experience as a student-athlete and is attending a 2 or 4-year accredited college or university.
Deadline: 11:59 PM on April 1, 2024


Career & Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship 
This scholarship awards $1,000 to up to three (3) students who have completed a VDOE-approved CTE sequence of courses and plan to continue education through a Professional Certification program, an Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree, an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree, or a Bachelors in a field related to their CTE course studies.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2024


Woodbridge Chick-fil-A Scholarship 
This scholarship awards $2,000 to one (1) graduating PWCS high school senior. 
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2024


Dr. Edward L. Kelly Scholarship
This scholarship awards $1,500 scholarships to up to three (3) graduating PWCS high school seniors who intend to pursue studies to enter the teaching profession.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2024


Lillian M. Orlich Scholarship
This scholarship awards $2,500 to two (2) graduating high school seniors at Osbourn Park High School.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2024


Lockheed Martin Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship
This scholarship awards $1,500 to two (2) graduating PWCS high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field. The recipients will also be eligible to apply for a Lockheed Martin paid internship opportunity. 
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2024


Dr. Robert L. Eichorn Scholarship 
This scholarship awards $1,000 to up to three (3) graduating PWCS high school seniors who have participated in a nontraditional program such as: Independence Nontraditional School, GED/ISAEP, Computer-Based Instruction (CBI), Juvenile Detention Center, or PACE West.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2024


Steven Joseph Real Estate Scholarship
This scholarship awards $1,000 to one (1) graduating PWCS high school senior who plans to pursue a 2 or 4-year degree in Real Estate or Business.
Deadline: 11:59 PM on April 1, 2024

 

UVA Health, Health/Medical Sciences Scholarship
This scholarship awards $2,000 to up to two (2) graduating PWCS high school seniors pursuing a 2 or 4-year degree in a clinical health care related career field. 
Deadline: 11:59 PM on April 1, 2024


Woodbridge Woman’s Club Scholarship
This scholarship awards $1,500 to one (1) graduating high school senior from Freedom High School who plans to attend an accredited community college, or four-year college or university.
Deadline: 11:59 PM on April 1, 2024


Woodbridge Woman’s Club CTE Scholarship
This scholarship awards $1,500 to up to one (1) graduating high school senior from Gar-Field High School who is currently enrolled in the Culinary programs and plans to further their education through a trade school, licensure program, or university program related to Culinary Arts.
Deadline: 11:59 PM on April 1, 2024


YES (Yorkshire Elementary School) Scholarship
This scholarship awards $5,000 to one (1) graduating high school senior that attended Yorkshire Elementary School for at least one year. 
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2024

 

SPARK manages the funds for the following scholarships:

SPARK acts solely as the fiscal agent for the following scholarships and is not part of the selection process, therefore they are not exclusively administered by SPARK. 


Austin Trenum Memorial Scholarship-Brentsville District High School
This scholarship awards $1,000 to one (1) graduating high school senior at Brentsville District High School who plays a sport at a Varsity Level and has a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Please contact the Brentsville District High School counseling department for the application and details.
Deadline: April 1, 2024


David J Cobb Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship awards $1,000 to one (1) graduate of PWCS who plans to pursue a degree in the medical field. Please visit the link to apply.
Deadline: April 1, 2024


Forest Park Black Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship awards $1,500 to two (2) Black graduating seniors in good standing at Forest Park High School. Please visit the link to apply.
Deadline: March 31, 2024


Ryan Trexel Memorial Scholarship-Osbourn Park High School 
This scholarship awards $5,000 to one (1) graduating high school senior at Osbourn Park High School. Please contact the Osbourn Park High School counseling department for further information.

 

Other Scholarship Opportunities offered by our Business and Community Partners:

SPARK is not the fiscal agent, nor a part of the selection process, for the following scholarships.

Ira Dorsey Foundation Scholarships
The Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc. (IDSEF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, as well as awarding scholarships to graduating high school students. 

IDSEF awards two types of scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the Virginia  counties of Prince William, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Stafford, Fauquier, and the independent cities within these counties.

  • The Traditional IDSEF Scholarship is open to any male graduating high school seniors who have earned a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale, and plans to attend a four-year college or university.
  • The Historically Black College or University (HBCU) Scholarship is open to all graduating high school seniors, male and female, who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on 4.0 scale and plan to attend an accredited four-year HBCU.

Applicants may receive only one of the above scholarships.

The IDSEF scholarship application, including eligibility criteria and detailed instructions for completing the application can be found at the link above.

The application must be submitted online, with a copy of your official transcript through the first semester of your senior year and the summary page from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be emailed to IDSEFScholarship@gmail.com.

Deadline: March 31, 2024

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
The STEM Scholarship Program awards $10,000 to 100 recipients studying an eligible STEM major at a 4-year college or university. Recipients may renew the scholarship up to three times for a total potential value of $40,000 per student.
Deadline: April 1, 2024

Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship
Lockheed Martin will be awarding up to $5,000 to as many as 150 recipients this year. The scholarship will fund degrees at accredited vocational-technical schools to prepare students for careers in technology and/or advanced manufacturing that does not require a bachelor’s or advanced degree.
Deadline: April 1, 2024

Payton's Project- Free Bullying Scholarship Application
This scholarship provides up to twenty-four (24) $1,000 awards to eligible high school Seniors, who intend to pursue studies at a higher learning institute, or to current higher learning institute students.
Deadline: April 1, 2024

Prince William Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program raises and provides funds for student scholarships of $2,500 each, to be given to graduating high school seniors who have shown a commitment to academic excellence and community involvement.

Student Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Current Chamber member company employee or the dependent of an employee; this includes all staff & teachers from all Prince William County, Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park schools (elementary, middle & high schools).
  2. Graduating high school senior with plans to enroll in an accredited community college, trade school, college or university;
  3. Demonstrates leadership and commitment to the community, family responsibilities, and/or employment.

Deadline: March 1, 2024