Scholarships & Financial Aid

Businesses or Interested Scholarship Providers

If you are interested in contributing to the Deputy Chief William A. Allen Memorial Scholarship by providing additional funds or establishing a new Falls Church Academy scholarship contact Academy Administrator:  Bill McGreevy at 703-207-4181 or @email

Looking for Scholarships?

Remember FCPS has an online scholarship database through Family Connections in Blackboard. Remember that some scholarships are time sensitive and must be submitted ON TIME! Better to apply early than late.

Warning signs for scholarship scams:

Don't apply if there is a request for scholarship "fees" There are never any "Guaranteed" money so don't be scammed by this ploy.

Deputy Chief William A. Allen Memorial Scholarship - A scholarship fund only for students who are currently enrolled or have successfully completed the Criminal Justice Level II course at Falls Church Academy. Financial Aid for College for Military Dependents For dependents of disabled veterans or service members, there are state and federal programs. 1.Virginia Military Service Dependents Education Program for dependents of deceased and 90% disabled Virginia veterans http://www.dvs.virginia.gov/vmsdep.shtml 2. Federal Program - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA) (chapter 35 of title 38, U.S. Code) - This program is for dependents of veterans or service members who are 100% disabled.  http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/survivor_dependent_assistance.asp . This benefit does not cover 100% of tuition and fees, but pays $1003.00 per month to the student and is to be used to pay tuition. Established Scholarship/Financial Aid Sites

FCPS Resources

http://www.fcps.edu/is/schoolcounseling/fafsa.shtml http://www.fcps.edu/is/schoolcounseling/careerconnections/familyconnection.shtml Other resources

College Savings Plan Network Health Career Connection - HCC inspires and empowers undergraduate students and recent graduates to choose and successfully pursue health careers that best suit their talents and goals. The College Board - SAT information, college search apply on-line, scholarship search The Air Force Aid Society - Air Force Dependents scholarships, loans and grants The Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society - Navy and Marine Corps active duty and dependents grants and loans The Army Emergency Relief - Scholarships and aid for active duty Army soldiers and their dependents. AmeriCorps Job Corps Virginia Wizard - Has great information on careers, colleges, and paying for college plus personal values and interestes, college majors and programs of study across Virginia's colleges and universities, and transferring from a community college to a four-year college or university. Imagine America Foundation CSS/Financial Aid Profile Federal Student Aid Mapping Your Future Federal Student Aid: Office of US Department of Education Federal Direct Loans Virginia Scholarships - this web page lists and links to virtually every post-secondary educational option in the State of Virginia. US Department of Education Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Virginia Private Colleges www.FastWeb.com/scholarships CollegeNET CollegeView - Features a scholarship search with more than 600,000 scholarships in the database collegefunds.net www.collegenet.com/mach25/app http://www.college-scholarships.com/ www.FinAid.org Financial Aid for students with disabilities - http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/ld.phtml http://www.princetonreview.com/scholarships-financial-aid www.scholarships.com http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/ http://www.supercollege.com/ http://www.thesalliemaefund.org CollegeAnswer - Website sponsored by Salie Mae dedicated to collleges and scholarships International Education Financial Aid Plato Scholarship Search https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/ Under the “Pay for College” button Don’t limit yourself to what is listed above as there are countless organizations that have scholarships available for people just like you! Just remember - never pay for scholarship searches.