5 scholarships local high school seniors can apply to now

Northern Virginia students have the opportunity to start their college journey with less debt by applying for these near-deadline scholarships.

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Scholarship season is right around the corner, especially with early admission decisions creeping closer and closer. If your high school senior is looking for scholarships to apply to, look no further than these five, below.

Discover Student Loans Scholarship
Twelve students from across the country will be chosen for up to $5,000 in scholarship funds by HelloWorld, Inc., an independent judging organization for Discover Bank. Funds can be used to cover college costs and help students avoid more long-term student loan debt. // Deadline: Tuesday, Dec. 31

Top Ten List Scholarship
Open to students who will be applying to an accredited post-secondary institution by Dec. 31, 2025, Unigo will be offering a non-renewable $1,500 scholarship to select students across the country. Checks will be made payable to the chosen college or university for the tuition costs of the students. Unigo also offers a master list of scholarships for students to apply to across the country. // Deadline: Tuesday, Dec. 31

CGSM Fellowship For Talented Minorities
The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM) offers a two-year, full-time fellowship that covers tuition and required fees for chosen students. The merit-based scholarship total is $20,000, with over 300 awards of varying degree given by the organization each year. Specific application requirements can be found on the website. // Deadline: Sunday, Jan. 5

James McPherson Memorial Endowment Scholarship
This non-renewable scholarship for $900 can be applied to college tuition, registration fees, textbooks, dormitory fees and other academic fees for students in Virginia, offered by the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation. Through the organization, there are multiple other scholarships offered to local students of certain disciplines. // Deadline: Friday, Jan. 31

Bunge North America Scholarship
From the Future Farmers of America, this $1,000 scholarship is meant for students studying agriculture, agribusiness, agricultural economics and agriculture-related majors. Eight awards are offered annually by the organization, which hope to help the next generation of farmers persevere in the United States with the help of education and financial support. To see other applicant requirements, check the organization’s website. // Deadline: Friday, Jan. 31

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