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Scholarship Information

GHS Scholarship Information

The York County School Division compiles a monthly bulletin with information about both local and national scholarships.  Check back regularly for updates! 

Scholarship Advice:

1. Request transcripts at least 5 business days in advance     (utilize Parchment whenever possible!).
2. Request letters of recommendation at least 3 weeks in advance.
3. Ensure that your application in complete! Whether you are submitting online or to the GHS Counseling Office, it is YOUR responsibility to ensure ALL of your materials are included with your application.
4. Focus on the DETAILS! Make sure you follow ALL the requirements in the scholarship criteria.
5. PLAN ahead (deadlines are firm!) and stay ORGANIZED!
6. Check your school email REGULARLY for more information about scholarships from the GHS Counseling Department!  

Highlighted Scholarships! 

Hampton Roads Community Foundation Scholarships

Each year, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation (HRCF) collects numerous scholarships for graduating Seniors in the greater Hampton Roads Area. For 2023, over 80 undergraduate scholarships are partnering with the HRCF to provide community members with access to these funding opportunities through one website. These scholarships have varying qualifications & requirements, which can be explored by clicking this link: 80+ Hampton Roads Community Foundation Scholarships. Interested and qualifying students can create an account here: Scholarship Application Portal and complete the scholarship requirements for each award that they qualify for. Deadlines and Scholarship amounts also vary with each scholarship, so take a look at the list of awards, see what you qualify for, and apply today! Scholarship Applications are due on March 1st, 2023

The Society of the Cincinnati in the State Of Virginia

The Society of the Cincinnati (SoC) in the State of Virginia  is pleased to announce this year's Scholarship awards for the High School Class of 2023. Multiple Scholarships will be awarded this year, with amounts ranging from $4000-$6000. Each year, The SoC hosts an essay contest for graduating Seniors in the Commonwealth of Virginia who plan on attending a four-year Virginia College/University

 The 2023 SoC Essay topic is The Proclamation of 1763. Essays must be less than 1500 words, typed with double spacing, and 1 inch margins. Any cited quotations, paraphrases, or sources must be included in the footnotes. 

Two printed copies of the essay and a completed Application by March 10th, 2023 to : Mr. Frank Sutton, IV at 1209 Balustrade Blvd, Richmond, VA 23226.

See your Counselor for more informaiton   

Virginia Tech Pamplin Leadership Award

Opening on November 1st, 2022, the Pamplin Leadership Award (PLA) is a $5000 Scholarship for Virginia Tech Applicants. Grafton will be selecting one nominee for the award. The Pamplin Leader award seeks students who demonstrate superior intellectual promise and academic performance, dedication to their communities, interest and success in physical fitness and health, and unimpeachable integrity. Students who accept this award must also agree to join the Honors College and work toward an Honors Laureate Diploma. 


Applicants should be members of the Class of 2023 planning to attend Virginia Tech for their 4-year Degree.

Applicants must have over a 3.8 Cumulative Grade Point Average

Applicants must submit an essay to their School Counselor by Friday, January 6th, 2023 that meets the following criteria:

In 500 words or less, describe your understanding of effective leadership, including some qualities of effective leadership and how you measure the success of an effective leader. Additionally, describe the qualities of one effective leader you know, including how they exemplify these qualities. As you develop your own leadership roles, how do you plan to apply these qualities?

Link to Scholarship details can be found here: