Scholarships

The Orange County Education Foundation maintains a student scholarship program in order to provide resources, inspire innovation and enhance opportunities for graduates of Orange County High School. The program consists of multiple funds from which scholarships are awarded to support our graduates’ pursuit of post-secondary degrees and/or professional certifications.

Click on the individual scholarship link to learn more about that scholarship and to access the necessary application information.

Applications for the 2019 Orange County Education Foundation Scholarships are now available. Direct inquiries to Sierra Swisher, Orange County High School Counseling Center College Guide.

Complete Directions for Completing Scholarship Application | Online Application Form

NOTE: The following scholarships require the completion of a unique application. Please visit the individual page for that scholarship for more information.

Previous Scholarship Winners

ScholarshipCriteria and AmountSelection
Barbara Bannar Memorial ScholarshipAwarded to student seeking degree in business at a four-year institution, community college or trade school, with special emphasis placed on students who have or intend to start a business. $7,200 (divide by one, two, or three)Chosen by high school scholarship committee
Anne Saunders Boyer and Julian Flint Boyer Scholarship40% financial, 30% academic, 30% leadership. 3 students @ $2,500 eachChosen by high school scholarship committee
Patricia Francis Nursing ScholarshipNursing student who has the need and works hard. $1,000Chosen by donors with assistance of high school scholarship committee
Gordonsville Auxiliary - Fire/EMT ScholarshipOrange County High School Senior who has a 2.5 GPA or better and is going into the field of Fire Fighter or EMT, either at a university, community college or trade school. $250Chosen by high school scholarship committee
Harry R. Graham, Jr. Memorial ScholarshipAvailable to one student; attending a university to study teaching; minimum 3.5 GPA; combination of financial need and grades; scholarship to pay towards tuition, books and fees. $1000Chosen by high school scholarship committee
Taylor and Phyllis Grasty Medical Scholarship(1) Graduate of Orange County High School; (2) pursuing a professional education, in order to become either a nurse, a medical doctor, a veterinarian, or a dentist; (3) enrolled at a medical, nursing, veterinary, or dentist program in the Commonwealth of Virginia.Chosen by high school scholarship committee
John Hawse Memorial ScholarshipAvaialble to one student; attending a four year university to study a science-related field; based solely on academic merit and for recognition of excellence in science. $1,000Chosen by high school scholarship committee
CJM Kyle Scholarship FundMade to one student, not renewable, attending university or community college (online colleges and universities ineligible), based upon both financial need and to the student's promise of completing his or her educational goals. $1,000Chosen by high school scholarship committee
Licata Group Real Estate Team ScholarshipOCHS senior planning to attend Germanna Community College and major in Applied Science Associate degree or certificate. Preferewnce given to students with a 34.0 Grade Point Average or higher; financial need is not a consideration. The scholarship is for tuition and fees. 2 students @ $1,250 eachChosen by high school scholarship committee with involvement from Pat Licata.
Orange County Education Foundation General- Scholarship FundCurrent application criteria are determined at the discretion of the Orange County High School scholarship selection committee with an emphasis placed on providing for needs not described in other scholarships. $5,000Chosen by high school scholarship committee
Ann Mason Head Start ScholarshipStudent who is a former student of the Head Start program and has attended OCPS for all of K-12. The student should be seeking a degree from a four-year institution, community college or trade school. Preference is given to students from Mrs. Mason's Head Start class. $1,000Chosen by donor with assistance from OCHS and Head Start staff.
Darius Minor Memorial ScholarshipOrange County High School senior pursuing college education in political science, history or government. Chosen by a Teachers Committee of 5 Orange County history, government and social studies teachers
Master Sergeant George A. Bannar, Jr. ScholarshipPreference given to a graduating cadet of the Orange County JROTC program that holds a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and intends to pursue a degree from a four-year institution, community college or trade school. Financial needs will be considered. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and fees. $1,000Chosen by high school scholarship committee
Nora Pannill Brooking ScholarshipFinancial need, attending community college, trade school, nursing school, business school, or another trade focused program. $2,000Chosen by high school scholarship committee
Lorraine Ryan Memorial ScholarshipOCHS student who is planning a career in journalism, creative writing, or English and has excelled in these areas throughout high school. $1,000Chosen by by the OCEF Scholarship Committee, OCHS English Department, and the family of Lorraine Ryan
Cleo P. Short Memorial ScholarshipOCHS Senior who plans to attend a college or university. Must hold a minimum 3.6 GPA and demonstrated exemplary character throughout his or her high school experience. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and fees. $1,000Chosen by high school scholarship committee
Joseph Stanley Memorial Soccer Scholarship FundSeparate application; Stanley family chooses recipient. $5,000Selection by family in memory of Joe Stanley; given to a member of the soccer team
Town of Orange ScholarshipStudent who is a resident of the Town of Orange attending a two or four-year college. $1,000Chosen by high school scholarship committee
Lindsay C. Woolfolk Jr. Memorial ScholarshipOCHS Senior who plans to attend a 4-year college or university for the purpose of entering the teaching profession. Must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to applicants with a combination of financial need, high academic achievement, and participation in OCHS athletics.. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and fees. $500Selection by family via separate application provided to OCHS.
Jane Gwyn Robertson Zimmermann Scholarship"(1) Must be enrolled and fully accepted as a full-time student at an institution of higher learning; (2) must graduate from OCHS with no grade below a “B” in any subject during his/her senior year; (3) must be members of the OCHS chapter of Future Teachers of America or its successor organization, and if no such organization exists then the requirement is waived; (4) preference is to be given to students who (a) express a sincere desire to pursue a career in public school teaching, and (b) are in need of scholarship assistance based on the income levels of themselves and their families.
$3,500
Chosen by high school scholarship committee with involvement from family.

Orange County Education Foundation
Taylor Education Administration Complex
200 Dailey Drive | Orange VA 22960
treasurer@ocedfoundationva.org

The Orange County Education Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, religion, national origin or disability in its employment practices or educational program and activities.