2022 SPARK scholarship applications are open
Posted on 02/10/2022
2022 SPARK scholarship applications are openSPARK, the education foundation for Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS), will award numerous scholarships to graduating seniors this year. SPARK also acts as the fiscal agent for other scholarship awards to PWCS graduating seniors.

Applications are now available for the following SPARK administered scholarships:
Chick-fil-A Prince William County Scholarship
This scholarship awards $4,000 to one PWCS graduating high school senior.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2022

Dr. Edward L. Kelly Scholarship
$1,500 scholarship to three graduating PWCS high school seniors who intend to pursue studies to enter the teaching profession.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2022

Lilian M. Orlich Scholarship
$2,500 to a graduating high school senior at Osbourn Park High School.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2022

Lockheed Martin Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship 
$1,500 to two graduating PWCS high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field. The recipients will also be eligible to apply for a Lockheed Martin paid internship opportunity.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2022

Micron Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarship
$1,500 to one or more graduating PWCS high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in a technology, engineering, or mathematics field.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2022

YES Scholarship
This scholarship awards $5,000 to one graduating high school senior who attended Yorkshire Elementary School for at least one year.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2022

SPARK manages the funds for the following scholarships, which are available to students at specific schools:
Applicants must attend the school associated with the scholarship to be eligible to apply. SPARK acts solely as the fiscal agent for the following scholarships and is not part of the selection process, therefore they are not exclusively administered by SPARK.

Austin Trenum Memorial Scholarship-Brentsville District High School
$1,000 to a graduating high school senior at Brentsville District High School. Please contact the Brentsville District High School counseling department for application and details or download the application from the SPARK website.
Deadline: April 1, 2022

Forest Park Black Alumni Scholarship
$1,500 to two Black graduating seniors in good standing at Forest Park High School. Apply online. Deadline: March 15, 2022.

Ryan Trexel Memorial Scholarship
$3,000 to a graduating high school senior at Osbourn Park High School. Please contact the Osbourn Park High School counseling department for further information.

Victor A. Cahoon Scholarship- Osbourn Park High School
$3,000 to a graduating high school senior at Osbourn Park High School. Please contact the Osbourn Park High School counseling department for application and details or download the application from the SPARK website.

The following scholarships in which SPARK acts as the fiscal agent only, are open to all seniors in PWCS, given they meet the scholarship’s requirements:
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship
$1,000 to one graduate of PWCS who completed a Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) approved CTE sequence of courses and plans to pursue a professional certification, an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, or an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. This application is also hosted on Kaleidoscope but is not administered by SPARK or the SPARK scholarship review committee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2022

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Post-Secondary Scholarship
$1,000 to one graduate of PWCS who completed a VDOE approved CTE sequence of courses and plans to pursue a CTE plan of study at a four-year (post-secondary) institute. This application is also hosted on Kaleidoscope but is not administered by SPARK or the SPARK scholarship review committee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2022

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship for Students Attending NOVA
$1,000 to one graduate of PWCS who completed a VDOE approved CTE sequence of courses and plans to pursue a CTE plan of study at Northern Virginia Community College, from the Lake Ridge Rotary.
This application is also hosted on Kaleidoscope but is not administered by SPARK or the SPARK scholarship review committee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2022

David J Cobb Foundation Scholarship
$1,000 to one graduate of PWCS who plans to pursue a degree in the medical field. Please download the application from the SPARK webpage and follow the directions in the application packet for submitting.
Deadline: April 6, 2022

Nursing Scholarship (CTE)
$1,000 to one graduate of PWCS who participated in the Licensed Practical Nursing program and is continuing a plan of study in nursing.
This application is also hosted on Kaleidoscope but is not administered by SPARK or the SPARK scholarship review committee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2022

Payton's Project- Free Bullying Scholarship Application
This scholarship provides up to 20 $1,000 awards to eligible high school seniors, who intend to pursue studies at a higher learning institute, or to current higher learning institute students.
Deadline: April 1, 2022