Halifax County Scholarships

Scholarship Deadline is Friday, February 14, 2020.

The Bettie Nichols Guthrie Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $TBD

Fund provides educational opportunities that support and encourage students in the pursuit of careers that enhance the quality of life for themselves and their communities.

  • Have graduated from, or be a graduating senior from, a high school in the Cities of Roanoke and Salem, or the Counties of Botetourt, Craig, Halifax, and Roanoke.
  • Have a grade point average among the top ten (10) percent of his/her graduating class.
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university that is classified as a part of the public higher education system of the State of Virginia with an intended major in an accepted field of study.

Margaret Jones Irvin Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree.

  • Be a Virginia resident.
  • Enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Walter M. Otey, III Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $2,500

Fund provides scholarships to talented and needy young men and women to obtain a college education. The Fund perpetuates Mr. Otey’s interest in Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

  • Be a Virginia resident.
  • Be a graduating high school senior.
  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Enroll on a full-time basis in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech).
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • ESSAY TOPIC: (CHOOSE ONE) What are your reasons for seeking a college education and why are scholarship funds important? Why is it important for young people to volunteer their time helping others in the community? What are the two most serious challenges facing young people today and how would you address these challenges? (Maximum of three typed pages.)

Kenneth D. Twitchell Memorial Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $2,500

Fund provides educational scholarships and charitable financial aid.

  • Be a child of an hourly employee of Branch & Associates, Inc.
  • The parent of the applicant must have worked full-time for the company for at least one year as of the date of the application for a scholarship.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

NOTE: Family members of Kenneth Twitchell or of the company founders or executives are not eligible.

Dianne E. H. Wilcox Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree.

  • Be a Virginia resident.
  • Enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Scholarship Deadline is Friday, February 14, 2020.

NOTE:  Scholarship Application will open the first week of December – please check back then.

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