City of Martinsville Scholarships

N.R. Burroughs Educational Award

Typical Grant $1,000-$9,000

 Fund provides scholarship assistance to qualified and deserving young men and women pursuing an undergraduate degree.

  • Be a graduating senior or current college student residing within a 200-mile radius of the Henry County Circuit Court for the entire scholarship period.
  • Enroll part-time or full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have an annual household income of no more than $92,000 if there is one student attending college, or no more than $107,000 if there are two students attending college in the household.

N.R. Burroughs Scholar Award

Typical Grant $10,000

 Fund provides scholarship assistance to qualified and deserving young men and women pursuing an undergraduate degree.

  • Be a graduating senior or current college student residing within a 200-mile radius of the Henry County Circuit Court for the entire scholarship period.
  • Enroll part-time or full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
  • Have a minimum GPA. of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have an annual household income of no more than $92,000 if there is one student attending college, or no more than $107,000 if there are two students attending college in the household.
  • If selected as a finalist, attend personal interviews with Scholarship Committee.

Charity League of MHC Scholarship

Typical Grant $1,000

This Scholarship has an outside committee and is not affiliated with the Community Foundation.

  • Be a graduating senior from of a high school in Henry County or the City of Martinsville, or a previous recipient of the Charity League Scholarship.
  • Must submit a recommendation form filled out by his/her guidance counselor.

Kelsey Nicole Cooper Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $500- $1,000

Fund provides higher education scholarships to deserving men and women pursuing an undergraduate degree.

  • Be a graduating senior, or have graduated from, a high school in Henry County or the City of Martinsville.
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll at an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 as evidenced by the most recent high school and/or college transcripts.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the Martinsville Henry County community through volunteerism, leadership opportunities, and a desire to “improve local lives.”
  • Preference will be given to those who plan to attend, or are currently attending, Virginia Tech and applicants who were, or are involved in the CHILL youth task force.
  • If selected as a finalist, attend personal interviews with Scholarship Committee.

Carolyn and Bill Franck Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $500- $1,000

Fund provides scholarships to young men and women pursuing post-high school education in technical, vocational, academic, or professional fields.

  • Be a graduating high school senior or equivalent of a school in Henry County or the City of Martinsville.
  • Enroll part-time or full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, technical, or vocational school.
  • Have a minimum high school or equivalent GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate financial need as evidences through completion of a FAFSA form or similar evaluation document.
  • Demonstrate academic ability to successfully complete a college-level curriculum.
  • If selected as a finalist, attend personal interviews with Scholarship Committee.

Joel C. and Elizabeth L. Hall Educational Fund

Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides educational scholarships to qualified and needy young men and women.

  • Be a graduating senior, or have graduated from a high school in the City of Martinsville, or the counties of Franklin, Henry, Patrick, or Pittsylvania.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Enroll at least part-time in an educational program at an accredited four-year college or university that is associated with the United Methodist Church.
  • While applicants may pursue any course of study, preference will be given to those studying to become a Methodist minister.
  • Have an annual household income of no more than $92,000 if there is one student attending college, or no more than $107,000 if there are two students attending college in the household.

Mimi Hart Memorial Police Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to deserving men and women who are children, or grandchildren of employees of the Martinsville City Police Department.

  • Be a graduating high school senior, a high school graduate, or current college student (undergraduate or graduate).
  • Be a child or grandchild of an employee of the Martinsville City Police. Department who have been employed for at least five years or was employed with the department for ten years and left in good standing.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Demonstrate the ability to satisfactorily complete college-level studies.

Hooker Educational Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $4,000

Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to deserving men and women who are children or spouses of Hooker Furniture Corporation (HFC). Recipients are eligible to receive a maximum award of $16,000 over a four-year period and may only be used for undergraduate studies.

  • Be the child or spouse of a HFC employee, who, at the time of an initial scholarship grant, is a “full-time” employee and has been continuously employed for two or more years by HFC.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to satisfactorily complete college-level studies as evidenced by high school and/or college transcripts.
  • Demonstrate financial need as evidenced through completion of a FAFSA form.

NOTE: Family members of directors and officers of HFC and former directors and officers of Hooker Educational Foundation are not eligible to apply.

LaPrade Educational Fund

Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides scholarships to further the education of young men and women who appear to be able, deserving, and in real need of financial assistance in his/her post high school education in the fields of technical, vocational, academic, or professional education.

  • Be a graduating high school senior, a high school graduate, or current college student from a high school in the City of Martinsville, or the counties of Franklin, Henry, or Pittsylvania.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to satisfactorily complete college-level studies as evidenced by high school and/or college transcripts
  • Demonstrate financial need as evidenced through completion of a FAFSA form.

Lester Educational Fund

Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides scholarships to help students obtain an education in a profession or vocation.

  • Be a graduating high school senior, a high school graduate, or current college student from a high school in the City of Martinsville, or the counties of Franklin or Henry.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to satisfactorily complete college-level studies as evidenced by high school and/or college transcripts.
  • Financial need is not a requirement but will be considered.

Martinsville Kiwanis Club-J. Lawson Dyer Key Club Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to deserving young men and women.

  • Be a graduating high school senior at Martinsville High School with a preference given to Key Club members.
  • Demonstrate scholastic achievement.
  • Demonstrate good citizenship.

MFP Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides scholarship assistance to deserving men and women pursuing an undergraduate degree in the field of health, business, or religion. This scholarship is renewable for a period of up to four years. Returning recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.5 and may not receive a failing grade in a class.

  • Must pursue a degree/certificate in the area of health, business, or religion.
  • Be enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or a vocational or technical school in the State of Virginia.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to satisfactorily complete college-level studies as evidenced by high school and/or college transcripts.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Rangeley Educational Fund

Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides scholarships to further the education of young men and women pursuing study in technical, vocational, academic, or professional fields.

  • Be a graduating high school senior or a high school graduate from the City of Martinsville or Henry County.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to satisfactorily complete college-level studies as evidenced by high school and/or college transcripts.
  • Financial need is not a requirement but will be considered.

Benny Summerlin Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides scholarships to deserving men and women who are pursuing a career in public safety and/or public service. Applicants can be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate program.

  • Be a graduating high school senior, a high school graduate, or a current college student from a high school in the City of Martinsville, Henry County, or be a current resident in the City of Martinsville or Henry County.
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll at an accredited two- or four- year college or university.
  • Pursue a degree/certificate in the area of public safety and/or public service. Public Safety will include careers in Fire, Police, EMS and closely related occupations. Public Service will include careers in Government or Nonprofit Administration.
  • Demonstrate financial need as evidenced through completion of a FAFSA form.

Demonstrate academic ability to successfully complete a college level curriculum.

 

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