News For Juniors/Seniors

News for Juniors/Seniors


Attention Seniors of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent: 

There are numerous scholarship resources for you at the NAAP website. Check here for ones that may fit for you!
NAAAP Scholarship Resources

(posted 11-20-2018, updated 03-14-2022)



45+ College Scholarships for Minority Students plus tips for applying for scholarships  -

(posted 12-06-2022)


Guides to Financial Aid
& Scholarships for College

Best Online Guide to Financial Aid for College Students -

Best Online Guide to Scholarships for Public Service Students


(posted 11-10-2022)

More Available Scholarships
(please take notice of deadlines)


Check this space for new additions in the fall/winter of 2023.

(posted 12-20-2022; updated 06-05-23)



Whittel & Melton Magna Carta College Scholarship

The law firm of Whittel & Melton is donating a $1,215 college scholarship to commemorate the signing of the Magna Carta.

The Whittel & Melton Magna Carta Scholarship has a brief submission process. The applicants will be judged on their ability to answer in a clear and concise manner one of the questions below.

The essay should be no more than seven (7) paragraphs and 750 words.

Applicants shall apply via email [email protected]. Qualified applicants will be currently enrolled in an accredited College or University. Further, the applicant must attend a college or university the following academic semester. Graduate students are welcome to apply.

Your email to [email protected] needs to clearly state:

  1. Your full name
  2. Name of College or University
  3. Mailing address
  4. Phone number
  5. Major or Subject Concentration
  6. Dream Job when out of school


How has the Magna Carta shaped your daily life on campus?

What is the Rule of Law and why is it important in our daily lives?

How has a jury trial has made an impact on you or someone you know?

Does a criminal justice system that revolves around plea-bargaining embrace our forefathers’ vision of a right to a jury trial by a group of his or her peers?

The Magna Carta is credited with the first mention of “no taxation without representation.” How does this notion apply to contemporary society?

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is December 15th of each year.

For more information, visit: Whittel & Melton Scholarship

(posted 10-18-2022)

University of Virginia Scholarships

The University of Virginia offers several scholarship opportunities for incoming students.  Review each scholarship below.

University Achievement Award – Full tuition & fees scholarship that is renewable for four years for eligible students from Virginia. Learn more about eligibility here.

Oliver Linwood Perry Jr. Scholarship – The Oliver Linwood Perry Jr. Scholarship is for a student attending UVA who has demonstrated a history of service with Native American and Indigenous communities. For a more detailed description of the scholarship, click here.  

Blue Ridge Scholarship – Scholarship ranges from $1,000 to $7,000 per year and may replace the loan or work study component of a financial aid package. All students with significant financial need are automatically considered for this award.

Ridley Scholarship Program – Full tuition & fees scholarship that is renewable for four years. The Ridley Scholarship Program seeks to attract Black and African-American identified students of the highest academic caliber and build a community of learning, leadership, and legacy for Black students at UVA. Visit the Ridley Scholarship website for information about the selection process.


ROTC Scholarship – The University of Virginia participates in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) programs for training commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces. Please use the links below to learn more about the ROTC programs and scholarships available at the University of Virginia - Army, Navy, Air Force.

Alumni Scholarships -- The alumni association sponsors several scholarships for both incoming and current undergraduate students. The University of Virginia Alumni Association administers more than 250 different scholarships ranging from modest stipends to full tuition, room and board. Many of these scholarships are available through an application process independent of the University’s financial aid process while others are based on other criteria such as regional areas. For more information, visit their website here.

Outreach Office 

Phone number: 434.982.3377 

Email: [email protected] 


(posted 10-14-2022)


WebstaurantStore Scholarships

--> Webstaurantstore - Foodservice & Hospitality Scholarship - $5,000 grant to be awarded to any student seeking an education in the culinary arts
--> Webstaurantstore - Diversity Scholarship - $5,000 grant to be awarded to ethnic minority students seeking an education in the culinary arts

Bi-Annual Deadlines: June 15 & December 1st

Apply online today at

(posted 03-24-2022)

 Discover Gap Years!

Curious about Gap Years? Ever wondered if taking a Gap Year is right for  you? The Gap Year option continues to grow.
Students are embracing the opportunity to step off the traditional academic track and engage in experiences which increase confidence, independence, maturity and college readiness.
Join Katherine Stievater,  Founder of Gap Year Solutions, for a presentation and Q&A about the benefits of Gap  time, and how to plan a transformational and purposeful Gap Year on any budget.
For more information, visit:

(updated 01/24/2022) 

Mattress Nerd has been paying attention to the many voices of students across the globe who have recently been calling for a change in our living habits and the way we consume and recycle.


They are working in an industry where new technology is being developed all of the time to ensure that mattresses will be longer-lasting and produced with more environmental materials, and we want to ensure that our readership understands the options available to them to be mindful with their mattress disposal. 


They would love to hear from more students with a dedication to sustainability and conscientious buying so we can build on our own knowledge and be a contributor to offering an insight on how people can live more environmentally friendly. 


The best essay will be awarded a $1000 scholarship for their contribution to this important cause. For more information and to apply, visit:

Applications must be submitted by April 1st, annually.
Winners are selected and notified by email by April 6th.

(posted 12/02/2019, updated 05/19/2021)


Reminder to all Seniors: 

Please see Mrs. Mulkern in the Guidance office to pay for your transcripts.

(posted 02/05/2020, updated 09/22/2022)

Attention All Seniors: 

Scholarship resources are slowly coming into the Counseling department Office and will pick up greatly in December and January. Here's a few reminders for you: 

--> There are many scholarships already posted to Naviance. Log into Naviance, click on "Colleges", then scroll to "Scholarships and Money", then click on "Scholarship List". 
--> Check out - great scholarship search engine 
--> We keep paper copies of local scholarships that come into our office in the Counseling department too. 
--> If you and your parents have applied for financial aid, and you have demonstrated need, remember that the Wayland Scholarship Association application is available on line and is mid spring (date TBD). More information on the
WHS Scholarship Website

Stop by the Counseling department on a regular basis and check out our file cabinet of scholarships

(posted 11-20-2018; updated 09-22-2022)

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