Granville P. Meade Scholarship

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The Granville P. Meade Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have achieved academically, but who are financially unable to attend college. The Granville P. Meade fund provides scholarship awards to worthy and financially disadvantaged Virginia high school seniors to attend one of Virginia's public or private colleges or universities.

Principals of all public and nonpublic senior high schools are requested to assist in making students aware of the scholarship opportunity. In the past year, each scholarship was in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years, provided the student continues to meet the scholarship requirements. 


Applicants must be: 

  • A current senior;
  • Planning to attend a postsecondary institution in Virginia (university, community college, or technical school); and
  • Currently attending a public, private or homeschool in Virginia; however, they do not need to be a U.S. citizen to apply.

Strong applicants:

  • Are academically successful. While there is no minimum GPA requirement; this scholarship is competitive in nature and, typically, recipients are those that have an above average academic record; and
  • Have experienced significant financial hardships.

Application Process and Important Dates

During the application window of March 11, 2024 – April 8, 2024, students can apply for the scholarship. Seniors that believe they meet the scholarship criteria described above can request access to the application.  

  • Public School Students: Contact your school counselor or principal for access to the application. 

  • Homeschool Students: Contact Sheri Payne at the Homeschool Educators’ Association of Virginia at (804) 806-5899, or

  • Private School Students: Contact Grace Turner Creasey at the Virginia Council for Private Education at (804) 423-6435, or  

Educators can find more information regarding the application process in the College and Career Access and Success Group on #GoOpenVA.

Public School Application Contact

Public school applicants should direct application questions to their school counselor or principal.  

Homeschool Application Contact

Homeschool application questions can be directed to the Homes Educators’ Association of Virginia designated chair Sheri Payne, by telephone at (804)806-5899, or by email at

Private School Application Contact

Private school application questions regarding the application process or application can be directed to the Virginia Council for Private Education’s designated chair, Grace Turner Creasey, by telephone at (804)423-6435, or by email at

Application Assistance

Questions regarding the application and or process can be directed to Brittany Everett, Postsecondary Access and Success Specialist, Virginia Department of Education, by telephone, at (804)-750-8128, or by email at