Nick Anderson Astronomy Scholarship

Requirements/Eligibility of all applicants:
Scholarship award for 2021 is $2000

  • Must be a graduating senior going to a 4 year college or university in the fall of 2021
  • Must take an Astronomy course in one of Virginia Beach's high schools as a junior or senior.
  • Earn an A or a B in Astronomy
  • GPA of at least 3.25 at the time of application
  • Must be a student in Good Standing
  • Mail Application and Essay to:

    VBCPS Planetarium
    3080 South Lynnhaven Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452

    Or Pony application and essay to Charles Dibbs at Plaza Middle School

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY May 21, 2021

  • Scholarship award is sent directly to the recipient's college or university.
  • Astronomy teacher of the recipient will be contacted by the planetarium director.
  • Letters of Recommendation are accepted, but not required.
  • Recipient is determined based on applicant's demonstrated academic success, demonstrated interest in Astronomy, and response on essay.

Last Updated: August 17, 2021