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Virginia Scholarships

Virginia (/vərˈdʒɪniə/ (listen)), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as the first English colonial possession established in mainland North America and "Mother of Presidents" because eight U.S. presidents were born there, more than any other state. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2017[update] is over 8.4 million.

The area's history begins with several indigenous groups, including the Powhatan. In 1607 the London Company established the Colony of Virginia as the first permanent New World English colony. Slave labor and the land acquired from displaced Native American tribes each played a significant role in the colony's early politics and plantation economy. Virginia was one of the 13 Colonies in the American Revolution. In the American Civil War, Virginia's Secession Convention resolved to join the Confederacy, and Virginia's First Wheeling Convention resolved to remain in the Union; that led to the creation of West Virginia. Although the Commonwealth was under one-party rule for nearly a century following Reconstruction, both major national parties are competitive in modern Virginia.

The Virginia General Assembly is the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World. The state government was ranked most effective by the Pew Center on the States in both 2005 and 2008. It is unique in how it treats cities and counties equally, manages local roads, and prohibits its governors from serving consecutive terms. Virginia's economy has many sectors: agriculture in the Shenandoah Valley; federal agencies in Northern Virginia, including the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); and military facilities in Hampton Roads, the site of the region's main seaport.

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Virginia College Scholarships

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PMI North Carolina Chapter Scholarship

Project Management Institute Educational Foundation

Up to $2,500 May 01, 2019 See Details

PMI North Carolina Chapter Scholarship

Project Management Institute Educational Foundation

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Up to $2,500

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May 01, 2019
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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

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Matching Virginia Colleges

University of Virginia-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $44,230 average out-state tuition; $13,420 average in-state tuition
Virginia Commonwealth University
Four or more years; Public; $29,824 average out-state tuition; $10,972 average in-state tuition
George Mason University
Four or more years; Public; $31,118 average out-state tuition; $8,672 average in-state tuition
Liberty University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $15,734 average out-state tuition; $15,734 average in-state tuition
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Four or more years; Public; $28,273 average out-state tuition; $11,093 average in-state tuition
James Madison University
Four or more years; Public; $22,064 average out-state tuition; $6,250 average in-state tuition
Old Dominion University
Four or more years; Public; $23,955 average out-state tuition; $6,630 average in-state tuition