Alexandria, VA Area Scholarships

Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 139,966, and in 2016, the population was estimated to be 155,810. Located along the western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately 7 miles (11 km) south of downtown Washington, D.C.

Like the rest of Northern Virginia, as well as Central Maryland, modern Alexandria has been influenced by its proximity to the U.S. capital. It is largely populated by professionals working in the federal civil service, in the U.S. military, or for one of the many private companies which contract to provide services to the federal government. One of Alexandria's largest employers is the U.S. Department of Defense. Another is the Institute for Defense Analyses. In 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office moved to Alexandria, and in 2017, so did the headquarters of the National Science Foundation.

The historic center of Alexandria is known as "Old Town". With its concentration of boutiques, restaurants, antique shops and theaters, it is a major draw for all who live in Alexandria as well for visitors. Like Old Town, many Alexandria neighborhoods are compact and walkable. It is the 7th largest and highest-income independent city in Virginia.

A large portion of adjacent Fairfax County, mostly south but also west of the city, is named "Alexandria," but it is under the jurisdiction of Fairfax County and separate from the city; the city is sometimes referred to as the City of Alexandria to avoid confusion (see the "Neighborhoods" paragraph below). In 1920, Virginia's General Assembly voted to incorporate what had been Alexandria County as Arlington County to minimize confusion.

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Alexandria, VA Area Scholarships

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Legacy of Life Scholarship

Washington Regional Transplant Community

Up to $5,000 March 20, 2020 See Details

Legacy of Life Scholarship

Washington Regional Transplant Community

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Up to $5,000

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March 20, 2020
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Dr. Isaac Shepherd Funderburk Scholarship

Davidson College - Endowed Scholarships

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Dr. Isaac Shepherd Funderburk Scholarship

Davidson College - Endowed Scholarships

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Schools in and around Alexandria, VA

Global Health Nurse Training Services
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $15,430 average out-state tuition; $15,430 average in-state tuition
Saint Michael College of Allied Health
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $16,000 average out-state tuition; $16,000 average in-state tuition
Centura College-Alexandria
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit; $12,720 average out-state tuition; $12,720 average in-state tuition
CET-Alexandria
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private not for profit