The OPHELIA Foundation Class of 2024 Scholarships

The OPHELIA Foundation is pleased to announce its Class of 2024 scholarships.

The OPHELIA Foundation Class of 2024 scholarships support graduating seniors from a high school in the DMV (DC/MD/VA) area. Eligibility requirements and instructions for applying for the 2024 scholarships are outlined below. Only applications received by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, March 31, 2024, will be considered.

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Eligibility Requirements

A Class of 2024 applicant must be:
1. A graduating senior from a high school in the DMV (DC/MD/VA) area.
2. A student with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
3. A U.S. citizen.
4. Accepted as a full-time and first-term matriculating freshman at an accredited college or university (excluding the Army, Navy, or Air Force Academy) or an accredited two-year community college at the time the award is presented.
5. Planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree.
6. Eligible for the scholarship award as determined by the donor’s criteria (refer to the scholarship description for each award for specific criteria).

Application Requirements for the Class of 2024 Scholarships

  1. A completed application with all supporting documentation (excluding the official high school transcript) with all questions answered, and signed by the parent/guardian and the applicant.
  2. The official high school transcript (with school’s seal and in a sealed envelope) for grades through the 2nd quarter of the senior year must be mailed to the Foundation. 
  3. Proof of U.S. citizenship (e.g., certified birth certificate, U.S. Passport).
  4. Two letters of recommendation on the organization’s official letterhead from:
    • Teacher or Counselor and/or
    • Community Leader
  5. Evidence that you have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  6. A copy of your most recent Student Aid Report with your Expected Financial Contribution (EFC) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  7. A typewritten resume listing extracurricular activities (schools, community, church, etc.), jobs, and honors and awards received.
  8. A typed essay consisting of a maximum of 1,000 words. 

Scholarships for the Class of 2024

Please select below all scholarship(s) that you are applying for: *

Student Information

Citizen Status: *
If you are a U.S. Permanent Resident, you must include a letter stating your intent to become a U.S. citizen and a copy of your permanent registration card.

Parent/Guardian Information

School Information

Official Transcript
The official transcript must be mailed or emailed from your High School by March 31, 2024 to:
By Email:
By Mail (with school’s seal and in a sealed envelope):
The OPHELIA Foundation
Attention:  Scholarship Committee
5041 Grand Beech Court
Haymarket, VA 20169

Student Resume

Student Aid Report

Two Letters of Recommendation - The Letters of Recommendation may also be emailed directly to

Scholarship Essay

  1. If you are selected as a scholarship recipient, you or a representative must attend the Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Event. 
  2. You must also sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the OPHELIA Foundation prior to the scholarship funds being disbursed to the educational institution.
  3. Scholarships paid to individuals are generally taxable income to that person. Specific questions regarding the tax treatment of this scholarship should be directed to a tax advisor or the Internal Revenue Service.
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As a recipient of an OPHELIA Foundation Class of 2024 Scholarship, you consent to The OPHELIA Foundation’s use of your name, image, and quotes in still photography for the purposes of advertising, publicity, and promotional materials, including print and electronic communications, but not limited to The OPHELIA Foundation email, website, and social media pages. You agree that The OPHELIA Foundation shall own the copyright to the photography. You hereby release to hold harmless The OPHELIA Foundation for any liability for any violations of any personal right or any rights which you may have arising out of or in connection with The OPHELIA Foundation’s use of photography, but not limited to any errors, blurring, distortion, alteration, or illusion of the photography.
I/we certify the information contained in this application is true to the best of my/our knowledge. *
Student Signature *
Parent/Guardian Signature *