Scholarships Instructions and Application

All scholarship applications are due by March 28, 2023 and should be submitted by email to [email protected]. Download the Universal Application Form below.  You must complete a separate application to each scholarship if you apply to multiple scholarships.  Please review each scholarship’s guidelines carefully as they have unique requirements.

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2023 Scholarships Available

Loudoun Nonprofit Staff/Volunteer Students

Mary B. Tett Healthcare Professionals Scholarship 
Founded by the family of the late Mary B. Tett, a consummate volunteer in her community | Est. Scholarship: $1,000

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

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. Once selected, applicants may apply for a renewed scholarship if maintaining the course of study and 2.8 GPA or higher.

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.”

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 have at least a 3.0 GPA (B Average) as (a) a graduate or graduating from a high school in Loudoun County (within last 12 months) or (b) a post-graduate pursuing a degree. Areas of study shall be dedicated to a career interest in allied health medicine with selection preference; post-graduate requirements for students studying pediatric cancer treatment (oncology). Past year recipients pursuing undergraduate degrees may apply for a renewed scholarship; post-graduate student awards are not renewable.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Completed general application form; 250-300- word essay sharing why you seek to be a healthcare professional; FAFSA/1040, SAT/ACT scores (high school grads), letter of recommendation; and grade transcripts required.

Quinn William Gorman Scholarship
Founded by the family and friends of Quinn Gorman |  Est. Scholarship: $2,000

Criteria: Recipient must be a Loudoun-county resident and a graduate or graduating from a Loudoun County high school with an emphasis on Riverside High School with at least a 3.4 GPA with some emphasis on financial need as well community involvement, events and/or sports, and intent to achieve a four-year degree.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Completed general application form; FAFSA/1040, SAT/ACT scores, letter of recommendation, grade transcripts required and 250-300-word essay sharing “Your goals and why you wish to attend higher education.”

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