• Scholarship Opportunities

    York County School of the Arts does not endorse nor have any connection with the scholarships listed below. This list is compiled merely as a resource for our students. 

    Finance-Based/YCSD/Other

    • 2021 Granville P. Meade Scholarship
      The Granville P. Meade Scholarship that provides financial assistance to students who have achieved academically but who are financially unable to attend college. The fund awards scholarships to eligible Virginia high-school seniors to attend one of Virginia's public or private colleges or universities. See Superintendent’s Memo 017-21 for additional details and deadlines. online application portal
    • 2022 York Foundation for Public Education
      Senior Scholarships are for graduating YCSD seniors who are in need of financial aid for post-secondary education. There are 6 scholarships available (Grafton Kiwanis Club Scholarship $1000, Mike Tylavsky Scholarship $500, Joseph Levi Scholarship $500, Julie M. Sager Scholarship $1,000, Thomas W. Doggins Memorial Scholarship $500, Lee Galloway, Jr. Memorial Scholarship $2,500, and the Trevor J. McLaughlin Scholarship $1000). All applications and their eligibility requirements are listed on our website at Senior Scholarships / Home (yorkcountyschools.org). Deadline for these scholarships are APRIL 15, 2022, no later than 5:00 pm.
    • Spotlight News Scholarship
      Students will have until February to interview a professional in their intended field of study, and write a 750-1,000 word essay, including a quote from said professional, and provide 1-2 original photos or pieces of original artwork supporting their essay. The essay will relate something about the Hampton Roads area to the subject or trade they plan to study. Due Feb. 18, 2022. Website

    Theatre

    • Christopher Newport University Theatre & Dance Scholarships
      Every year this program provides tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to incoming students, both performers and non-performers, including stage managers, designers, technicians, aspiring directors, dramatrugs, and arts administrators!
    • Jenny Bradley Memorial Scholarship
      Any high school senior who has participated in Forensics, Theatre, and/or Debate is eligible to apply for the award. The applicant must be enrolled at a VAFTDC member school and must submit an official application. https://sites.google.com/view/vaftdc/jenny-bradley-scholarship
    • John Raynes Memorial Scholarship
      To be eligible a student must be graduating this year from a certified high school on the Peninsula. This includes students from Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and York County. The student must have been accepted by an advanced school or college for the upcoming fall semester, with a concentration in acting, directing, technical production, musical theatre, and/or theatre production. http://pctlive.org/scholarship.html
    • McCulley-Scammon Scholarship
      The McCulley-Scammon Scholarship, a $4,000 scholarship payable over 4 years, is available to Greater Virginia Peninsula residents meeting the following requirements: 1. Be a senior at, or have graduated within three years of the due date of the Application from, an accredited high school on the Greater Virginia Pennisula; 2. Have maintained a cumulative B average throughout the four years of high school; 3. Have been accepted as a student to a college, university, or professional school in an academic degree program in theatre, musical theatre or dance. The Board of Directors of the Williamsburg Players may accept alternative curricula which meet high professional standards. http://williamsburgplayers.org/wp/support/scholarships.php

    Dance

    • Christopher Newport University Theatre & Dance Scholarships 
      Every year this program provides tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to incoming students, both performers and non-performers, including stage managers, designers, technicians, aspiring directors, dramatrugs, and arts administrators!
    • McCulley-Scammon Scholarship
      The McCulley-Scammon Scholarship, a $4,000 scholarship payable over 4 years, is available to Greater Virginia Peninsula residents meeting the following requirements: 1. Be a senior at, or have graduated within three years of the due date of the Application from, an accredited high school on the Greater Virginia Pennisula; 2. Have maintained a cumulative B average throughout the four years of high school; 3. Have been accepted as a student to a college, university, or professional school in an academic degree program in theatre, musical theatre or dance. The Board of Directors of the Williamsburg Players may accept alternative curricula which meet high professional standards. http://williamsburgplayers.org/wp/support/scholarships.php

    Writing & Literature

    • The Virginia Writers Club
      In keeping with the Club’s vision to foster the art, craft, business and advocacy of the literary arts, the Virginia Writers Club (VWC) awards no less than one college scholarship each academic year. For 2021, there will be a single $2,000 College Scholarship Award to be presented by August 1, payable to the college in the awardee's name. Applicant must currently be a high school or a home-schooled senior who will be enrolled at an accredited college or university during the next academic year and studying a field related to writing (English, journalism, creative writing, etc.) Must have a GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. https://www.virginiawritersclub.org/2021-Scholarship

    Music

    • Virginia Choral Society
      As part of the mission of the Virginia Choral Society, we are committed to supporting music education in our community. The VCS Music Scholarship Fund was created in 2009 to award a scholarship to talented young vocal musicians who plan to study music at the college level. The deadline to submit applications for 2021 scholarships is Midnight, Friday, April 9. https://vachoralsociety.org/scholarship-application/