Newport News

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

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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...

CollegeXpress Scholarship

Deadline: Sep 30, 2022
$10,000
Since 1995, our mission has been to help connect students with the right schools for them. Carnegie Dartlet, the organization that houses CollegeXpress, is an educational publisher and higher education marketing agency. Every year, thousands of students across the United States and around the world discover their colleges using our websites, magazines, and services. To be eligible for the CollegeXpress...

For School Specific Scholarships, select one of the schools below:
Achievable Dream High
Achievable Dream Middle
B. T. Washington Middle
Crittenden Middle
Denbigh High
Ethel M. Gildersleeve Middle
Heritage High
Homer L. Hines Middle
Huntington Middle
J. M. Dozier Middle
Mary Passage Middle
Menchville High
Reservoir Middle
Warwick High
Woodside High

Newport News, Virginia supports a population of more than 180,000 inhabitants in the southwestern section of the Virginia Peninsula. The city is one of Virginia's biggest cities. It is part of the Norfolk - Virginia Beach - Newport News metropolitan area.

The city's airport is the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. Norfolk International Airport is nearby in the city of Norfolk.

Since 1621, when Newport News was settled, it was only a small rural community referred to as "Newportes Newes." The names origin is not certain. The area was the location of the 1862 Peninsula Campaign during the Civil War. In the 1890s, the city of Newport News became a railroad town when the eastern terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Railway located here. The city of Newport News was incorporated during the year 1896, and during 1958, the neighboring city of Warwick was consolidated along with Newport News.

Newport News supports numerous industries including military, shipbuilding and aerospace. In the region, military bases are located, supplying the city with many defensive industry suppliers. Numerous locals are employed in these industries, and in the shipyard and within different harbor-related vocations. Newport News Shipbuilding is owned by Huntington Ingalls Industries. Coal piers are supplied by Fortune 500 railroad company CSX Transportation, the modern successor to C&O. The James River Bridge and Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel are part of the Hampton Roads Beltway.

The maritime industry plays a key part within the city of Newport News. Container cranes and heavy-lift cranes can be seen operating at the busy Newport News Marine Terminal, at the end of the CSX railroad tracks. The Marine Terminal has 0.57 km2 of warehouses.

By far the city's largest employer is Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding, employing more than 15,000 people. Fort Eustis employs more than 10,000. The 3rd largest employer is Newport News School System, with around 5000 workers.

The Peninsula's Fine Arts Center is part of Newport News' strong cultural sector. This center features a diverse art collection and hosts regular exhibitions. The Hands On For Kids gallery, is a popular gallery for children to enjoy an interactive and fun space for art-making. Kids likewise like seeing the African mandrill, Siberian tiger and black leopard at the Peninsula S.P.C.A. Exotic Sanctuary. The Petting Zoo has chickens, a peacock, deer and goats. The U.S. Army Transportation Museum has dioramas and models of historic transportation machines, as well as a full-size collection. The outdoors could be enjoyed in any of the city's 30 public parks.