Loudoun Nonprofit Staff/Volunteer Students
Mary B. Tett Healthcare Professionals Scholarship Est. Scholarship: $1,000
Founded by the family of the late Mary B. Tett, a consummate volunteer in her community
Criteria: The Mary B. Tett Healthcare Professionals Fund is intended as a scholarship to benefit current volunteers and/or current staff of any healthcare nonprofit organization in Loudoun County, Virginia, pursuing continuing education, certification, or degrees such as but not limited to nursing, pre-med, medical records, behavioral health, and physician’s assistant. For those pursuing a two- or four-year degree, applicants should maintain a 3.0 GPA. Past recipients may reapply for renewed scholarship funding.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Completed general application form; two- or four-year degree students should include grade transcripts; a letter of recommendation from the nonprofit organization for which you volunteer or work.
Vocational, Associate Degree, and Trade School Students
Blair and Mike Pirrello Vocational Scholarship
Founded by Blair and Mike and their family Est. Scholarship: $500-$2,500
Criteria: Recipient must be a Loudoun County resident and high-school graduate or GED equivalent within the past four years preceding application seeking further education through a vocational trade or apprenticeship. Some emphasis may be placed on financial need. With approval funds received may be used for academic or testing costs, books, and associated trade tools.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Completed general application form; one-page essay sharing “Why trade or vocational school is a good fit for me,” or, “My plans for the future.” FAFSA/1040 required.
Val and Bill Tillett Scholarship
Founded by Bill and Val Tillett Est. Scholarship: $2,000
Criteria: Recipient must be attending Northern Virginia Community College seeking a degree within the school’s Horticulture program. Award priority includes Loudoun County residence as well as financial need; residents of Prince William, Fairfax, Alexandria, and Arlington will be considered. Both full-time and part-time applicants may apply. Once selected, an applicant may apply for a second consecutive year of scholarship support with re-application and at least a 2.5 GPA or C+ or higher.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Completed general application form; 250-words essay sharing “Why a degree in Horticulture Technology or Landscape Design Specialization is a good fit for me,” or, “My financial challenges to attend school;” letter of recommendation from the Program Head or teacher in the NOVA Community College’s Horticulture program; FAFSA/1040, and grade transcripts required.
Graduating High School Seniors and Second-Year Plus Students
Gavin Rupp I Promise 15 Scholarship
Founded by the friends and family of Gavin Rupp Est. Scholarship: $1,500 to $5,000
Criteria: Recipient must be a graduate or graduating from a high school in Loudoun County (within last 12 months) with at least a 3.0 GPA; have a dedicated career interest in allied health medicine with selection preference for students who seek a career in pediatric care and or pediatric cancer treatment (oncology). Award priority is given first-year-students, however, past recipients may be invited to apply for a renewed scholarship in special circumstances.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Completed general application form; 250-300- word essay sharing why you seek to be a healthcare professional; FAFSA/1040, SAT/ACT scores, letter of recommendation; and grade transcripts required.
Stowers Loudoun County High School Scholarship
Founded by Henry C. Stowers Est. Scholarship: $5,000 to $6,200
Criteria: Recipient must be a graduate or graduating from Loudoun County High School in Leesburg, VA, Loudoun County (within last 6 months); offer evidence of financial need, scholastic ability, and participation in school and community activities. One awardee will be selected each year; the award is renewable for a total of four years with annual re-application, continued full-time enrollment; and GPA of 2.5 or higher.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Completed general application form; FAFSA/1040, SAT/ACT scores, letter of recommendation, and grade transcripts required.
Debbie Settle Scholarship Foundation
Founded by the family and friends of Debbie Settle Est. Scholarship: $1,000 to $2,500
Criteria: Recipient must be a graduate or graduating from a Loudoun County high school within the last six months with at least a 3.0 GPA; indicate an intent to study and undertake a future career in music performance or music education, with some emphasis on recipients seeking to pursue choral leadership, such as but not limited to, choral directing, choral education, and choral performance.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Completed general application form; FAFSA/1040, SAT/ACT scores, letter of recommendation, grade transcripts required and 250-300-word essay sharing “how you seek to inspire others through a career in music.”