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The Belong! Scholarship Fund

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Applications due April 15, 2023. No exceptions.

The Belong! Scholarship Fund has been established to help students with financial need imagine a future that includes further education after high school.

Belong! Scholarship Fund Spring 2022 Winners

Belong! is pleased to announce the three Belong! Scholarship Fund recipients for 2022.

  • Celvin Aragon will attend NOVA to become an air conditioning technician.

  • Halisson Serrano will attend NOVA to study business management and nursing. 

  • Parsa Sarviha attends NOVA and will continue studying business administration in his second year. He also received a scholarship from Belong! Last year.

Please join us in congratulating our 2022 scholarship awardees! We wish both of them educational, professional, and personal success!

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First-Year Applicant

Student Eligibility Criteria

James Madison (JMHS), George C. Marshall (GMHS), or Oakton (OHS) High School Senior or former student of JMHS, GMHS, or OHS with a GPA of at least 3.0 (graduated within the past 3 years from JMHS, GMHS, OHS) planning to enroll part-time or full-time at Northern Virginia Community College or a Certificate Program as part of a trade or technical school (including Adult and Community Education Certificates Programs).

Requirements for First-Year Applicants

  • Completed Google Form.

  • Two letters of recommendation - from school teachers and/or counselor. Letters should be sent directly to scholarships@belongvienna.org.

  • One copy of JMHS, GMHS, or OHS transcript (with a GPA of at least 3.0)

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or if ineligible to complete FAFSA, please complete the Virginia Alternative State Aid (VASA) form and share with us.

  • Resume: Extracurricular activities such as jobs, community involvement, sports, and any (including personal) experience, skills, hobbies, or accomplishments in leadership roles. 

  • Essay questions (See application).

  • Student must agree to meet with a Belong! Scholarship advisor at least twice a semester and attend tutoring sessions if struggling.

Second-Year Applicant

Student Eligibility Criteria

Former James Madison, George Marshall, or Oakton High School Student and first-year recipient of the Belong! Scholarship Fund, currently enrolled part-time or full-time at Northern Virginia Community College or a Certificate Program as part of a trade or technical school (including Adult and Community Education Certificates Programs).

Requirements for Second-Year Applicants

  • Completed Google Form.

  • One letter of recommendation from a professor or advisor. Letter should be sent directly to scholarships@belongvienna.org.

  • Copy of college or certificate transcript (Must maintain a 3.0 GPA per semester)

  • Updated Resume: Extracurricular activities such as jobs, community involvement, sports, and any (including personal) experience, skills, hobbies, or accomplishments in leadership roles. 

  •  Essay questions (See application).

  • Student must agree to continue to meet with a Belong! Scholarship advisor at least twice a semester and attend tutoring sessions if struggling.

Completed Applications and all supporting documents (including recommendation letters) should be submitted to Belong at scholarships@belongvienna.org or mail to 133 Park Street, NE, Vienna, VA 22180 NO LATER THAN APRIL 15, 2023. 

 

Applications for the Belong Scholarship Fund can be downloaded here:

For questions, contact Belong at scholarships@belongvienna.org.

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