Alexandria

There are many scholarships for Alexandria students. If you are searching for scholarships for a particular high school located in Alexandria, please select the appropriate school from the list below. The scholarship database contains scholarships for Alexandria students in the following categories:

Alexandria High School Scholarships
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Scholarships

"No Essay" Nitro Scholarship

Deadline: Aug 31, 2022
$2,000
To be eligible for the "No Essay" Nitro Scholarship you must be: A) A student who is currently enrolled as a high school senior or in an accredited college or university located within the United States; B) A parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited college or university located within the United States; C) A parent who...

Niche $50,000 Scholarship

Deadline: Sep 30, 2022
$50,000
Covering the cost of college expenses for four years without writing a single essay? Sounds too good to be true! It isn't with Niche. We are giving one student $50,000 (our biggest scholarship yet!) to help pay for tuition, living expenses, books, and other educational expenses! Who Can Apply All high school and college students, as well as anyone looking...

"No Essay" Smart Owl Scholarship

Deadline: Aug 29, 2022
$7,000
To be eligible for the No Essay Smart Owl Scholarship: A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories B) You must be 16 years of age or older C) You must either be enrolled in a college/university or registered in a qualified high school D) You must be located...

Be Bold Scholarship

Deadline: Sep 01, 2022
$25,145
The $25,050 "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply. To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most accomplished". Being bold means being: A) Earnest B) Determined C) Moving The scholarship will be awarded to the student whose profile is most...

To be Eligible: 1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. 2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. The ScholarshipPoints program was created in 2006 to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing...

BigFuture Scholarship

Deadline: Aug 31, 2022
$40,000
The Scholarship Program is open to seniors in high school who meet the eligibility requirements. If you are an eligible student, by completing a college planning step using your College Board account, you will automatically earn a chance to win a $500 scholarship and an additional chance to win a $40,000 scholarship. There are no essay, minimum GPA, test score,...

For School Specific Scholarships, select one of the schools below:
Bryant Alternative High
Edison High
Francis C Hammond Middle
George Washington Middle
Glasgow Middle
Hayfield Secondary
Holmes Middle
Mount Vernon High
Sandburg Middle
TC Williams High
Thomas Jefferson High
Thomas Jefferson High School
Twain Middle
West Potomac High
Whitman Middle

Alexandria is an independent city situated within the Commonwealth of Virginia. The population as of the year 2009 was 139,966. The city is situated 9.6 km or around 6 miles south of downtown Washington, D.C. and is located on the Western bank of the Potomac River.

Similar to the rest of northern Virginia, present day Alexandria has been modeled by its nearness to the nation's capital. Many of the residents there are professionals working for the federal civil service, the US military or one of the many private businesses that contract to provide services to the federal government. Locally, the latter are referred to as "beltway bandits," named after the Capital Beltway which is an interstate highway which circles Washington, D.C.

The DoD or the United States Department of Defense is among the cities biggest businesses. Other large scale employers are the Center for Naval Analyses and the Institute for Defense Analyses. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office moved 7100 workers from 18 separate buildings within nearby City of Crystal into a new head office within the city of Alexandria during the year 2005.

Old Town is the historic center of Alexandria. There is a big concentration of antique shops, theatres, boutiques and restaurants in this part making it a main tourist location. Several neighborhoods in Alexandria are walk-able, compact, high-income suburbs of Washington, D.C. In Virginia, the city of Alexandria is the 7th biggest and highest income independent city.

During the year 1695, the first settlement was established in what was at that time known as the British Colony of Virginia. There was a comprehensive Tobacco Inspection Law of 1730 which mandated that all tobacco grown within the colony should be delivered to designated public warehouses for inspection prior to sale. Among these local places that were designated for a warehouse was located on the upper Potomac River at the mouth of Hunting Creek. Because the ground at this particular site was unsuitable, the warehouse itself was established a half mile up river. Here the water ran deeper near the shoreline.

The top public employers within the city of Alexandria, based on the 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report were: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, employed 9000 employees; the United States Department of Defense employed 7500 employees; the City of Alexandria had 2500 employees; Alexandria City Public Schools employed 1900 employees; the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has 1400 people and the Northern Virginia Community College with 800 employees.

Within the city, the top private businesses consist of: Inova Alexandria Hospital 1800; ABM Industries 1000 employees; Institute for Defense Analyses has 900 workers; the Center for Naval Analyses has 700 staff; Gali Services Industries 750; Grant Thornton LLP 750; the United Parcel Service 750 and Oblon Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt 750 employees. VSE and the Pentagon Federal Credit Union are other businesses additionally located within Alexandria.

In the city of Alexandria, there are lots of charities, trade associations and non-profit organizations. The most visible organizations comprise: United Way, the American Diabetes Association, Gifts In Kind International, Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army, Islamic Relief USA, Global Impact and Volunteers of America. The Society for Human Resources management, the American Coalition for Clean Electricity and the National Beer Wholesalers Association are some of the other organizations in the city of Alexandria.