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Fairfax County Council of PTAs

Serving Fairfax County PTAs and PTSAs

Student Senior Scholarship Application (Deadline March 31, 2015)

Online Application | Optional Download Form

The Fairfax County Council PTA (FCCPTA) is awarding $1,000 scholarships to graduating Fairfax County high school students planning to attend an accredited college/university for the 2015/16 academic year.

The FCCPTA Scholarships will be awarded to students who, among other traits, demonstrate responsibility, character, and leadership during their high school career. For example, students participate in school clubs or school sports teams, support family goals, are active in non-profit organizations, or volunteer in the community.  

Scholarship Criteria: 

In order to apply for the FCCPTA Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current member of your school’s PTSA (PTSA participation will be verified)
  • Participate in community service. Special consideration will be given to applicants who volunteer for any PTSA
  • Attend an accredited college or university during the 2015/16 academic year
  • Be a current high school senior
  • Earn a minimum 2.5 grade point average on a scale of 4.0
  • Have a financial need to attend college/university
  • Demonstrate responsibility, character, and leadership

Scholarship Application and Deadlines

Completed Application Checklist:

  • Typed 250-Word, Double-Spaced Essay, 12 font (upload file during online application submission)
  • Supporting documents*
    • Two letters of recommendation. If you volunteered for a PTSA, include a letter of recommendation from the PTSA
    • Official high school transcript

Important dates

  • January 1, 2015 Application Opens Online
  • March 31, 2015  Submission Deadline date
  • May 1, 2015       Selections determined
  • June 1, 2015      Students confirm college/university
  • June 30, 2015    Scholarship funds sent to college/university


FCCPTA Scholarship Program
Cathy Belter Memorial Scholarship
P.O. Box 3535
Merrifield, VA 22116-3535

Online Scholarship Application Form

*All fields are required

*If submitting application online, send supporting documents to address above. If completing a paper applications, send complete application package to address above. All supporting documents must be received by deadline date.

Include City, State, Zipcode

List below volunteer/community service:


Please attach an essay (250 words or less) which details your plans for use of the education which you would receive as a result of this scholarship. Describe any factors that influenced your decision to pursue this career.

Disclosure: I have read the requirements pertaining to this application. I have reviewed the application and to the best of my knowledge, all information is accurate. If awarded a scholarship and change my enrollment at designated institution, I will inform FCCPTA about the change of plans in order for: 1) the scholarship payment to be awarded to my new accredited institution or 2) the scholarship to be withdrawn due to non-enrollment in accredited institution. Your electronic signature below is your acceptance of these guidelines.


Applicants must have TWO reference forms completed: Acceptable references: teacher, counselor, administrator, mentor, supervisor, sponsor, advisor, or coach. If you volunteered for a PTSA, include a letter of recommendation from the PTSA. Thank you for your time and assistance. Please download and return this form to the applicant so he/she may submit by March 31, 2015.