Scholarships for Current College Students

 

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The Benny Summerlin Scholarship Fund:

deserving men and women from the Martinsville, Henry County area who are pursuing a career in public safety and/or public service. Applicants must enroll in or be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate program. 

Eligibility:
The applicant must:

  • Be a graduate of a high school in Henry County or the City of Martinsville or be a current resident of 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
  • Demonstrate financial need as evidenced through completion of a FAFSA form or similar evaluation document
  • Demonstrate academic ability to successfully complete a college-level curriculum

 

Frank W. (Bo) Rogers Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $TBD

Fund provides higher education scholarships.

  • Be a graduating senior from a Roanoke Valley high school.
  • Enroll, or be currently enrolled, in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to volunteer service to benefit the Roanoke Valley community.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Special consideration will be given to an applicant whose parent is an employee of Woods Rogers, PLC and lives within the Foundation’s service area.

Franklin County Ed-U-K8or Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides educational scholarship assistance to needy, deserving individuals.

  • Be a graduating senior or a current college student whose parent(s) is/are employed by Franklin County Public Schools, with a preference to those seniors attending FCHS,
  • Demonstrate financial need based on current family circumstances,
  • Show academic/other merit indicating the capability of satisfactorily completing college-level studies,
  • Preference given to students with the highest need and highest merit; and
  • Enroll, or be currently enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or technical/trade school.

The Hooker Educational Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to deserving men and women who are children or spouses of Hooker Furniture Corporation (HFC) employees. The scholarship is renewable for a period of up to six years and a maximum award of $16,000. Students pursuing a graduate degree may not apply. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • be the child or spouse of an 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 GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate capacity to satisfactorily complete college-level studies as evidenced by high school and/or college transcripts or similar documentation.
  • Demonstrate financial need as evidenced through completion of a FAFSA form or similar evaluation document.

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

The Kelsey Nicole Cooper Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarship assistance to students from the Martinsville Henry County community with an emphasis on volunteerism.

Eligibility:
The applicant must:

  • be a graduate of a high school in Henry County or the City of Martinsville 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 2.5-grade point average as evidenced by the most recent high school and/or college transcripts or similar documentation;
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the Martinsville Henry County community through volunteerism, leadership opportunities and a desire to “improve local lives”.
  • If selected as a finalist, attend personal interviews with the Scholarship Committee.

Jean L. Price Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $TBD

Fund provides financial scholarships to underprivileged students living in the Roanoke Valley.

  • Be a graduating senior from the Roanoke Valley (including the cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, Craig, and Franklin).
  • Be a Roanoke Valley student enrolled full-time in an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher education.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Jefferson College of Health Sciences Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $750

Fund provides higher education scholarships to deserving students attending Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

  • Be a resident of the greater Roanoke Valley, which includes the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke, and the cities of Roanoke and Salem, VA.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to be successful in higher education studies as evidenced by prior academic performance.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Enroll in, or currently be enrolled in, Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

The Joel C. and Elizabeth L. Hall Educational Fund

Provides scholarships to qualified and needy young men and women who will enroll in, or are enrolled in, 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 students studying to become a Methodist minister.  Further, preference will be given to students from the City of Martinsville, and the counties of Henry, Patrick, Franklin, and Pittsylvania. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must be enrolled at least part-time in an educational program at an accredited four-year college or university that is associated with the United Methodist Church.
  • Have an annual household income of no more than $85,000.

Joycelyn “Fudgie” Lee Farrelly Music Education Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $750

 Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to deserving students who intend to pursue a degree in music or music education.

  • Be a graduating senior from a Roanoke Valley high school, or
  • Be a Roanoke Valley resident beginning, resuming, or pursuing his/her higher education.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to be successful in higher education studies as evidenced by prior academic performance.
  • Indicate his or her intentions to pursue a career in music or music education.
  • Enroll full-time in, or be currently enrolled in, an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

The LaPrade Educational 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 their post-high school education in the fields of either technical, vocational, academic, or professional education, with preference given to students from Martinsville, Henry County, Franklin County, and Pittsylvania County. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate capacity to satisfactorily complete college-level studies as evidenced by high school and/or college transcripts or similar documentation.
  • Demonstrate financial need as evidenced through completion of a FAFSA form or similar evaluation document.

The Lester Educational Fund

Provides scholarships to help students obtain an education in a profession or vocation, with preference given to students from Martinsville, Henry County, and Franklin County, Virginia.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate capacity to satisfactorily complete college-level studies as evidenced by high school and/or college transcripts or similar documentation.

Financial need is not a requirement but will be considered.

 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.

The Mimi Hart Memorial Police Scholarship Fund

Provides educational scholarships to deserving men and women who are children or grandchildren of employees of the Martinsville City Police Department. Applicants can be graduating high school seniors, current college students, or intending to begin a program at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or technical/career school, or students in a graduate program. This is a merit-based scholarship.

Eligibility:
The applicant must:

  • Pursue a degree/certificate in the area of health, business or religion;
  • Demonstrate a capacity to satisfactorily complete college-level courses as evidenced by high school and/or college transcripts or similar documentation;
  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • be enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or a vocational or technical school in the state of Virginia

The MFP Scholarship Fund 

Provides scholarship assistance to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in health, business or religion. This scholarship is renewable for a period of up to 4 years. Returning recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.5 and may not receive a failing grade in a class.

Eligibility:
The applicant must:

  • Pursue a degree/certificate in the area of health, business or religion;
  • Demonstrate a capacity to satisfactorily complete college-level courses as evidenced by high school and/or college transcripts or similar documentation;
  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • be enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or a vocational or technical school in the state of Virginia

The N.R. Burroughs Educational Fund

Provides scholarships to qualified and deserving young men and women enrolled at least part-time in an accredited four-year college or university, or an accredited two-year institution conferring an associate’s degree that constitutes an educational organization as defined in section 170(b)(1)(a)(ii) of the Internal Revenue Code. Students pursuing a graduate degree may not apply. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must reside within a 200-mile radius of the Henry County Circuit Court for the entire scholarship period.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have an annual household income of no more than $85,000 if there is one student attending college, or no more than $100,000 if there are two students attending college in the household.

The Rangeley Educational Fund

Provides scholarships to further the education of young men and women pursuing study in technical, vocational, academic, or professional fields, with preference given to students from Martinsville and Henry County.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate capacity to satisfactorily complete college-level studies as evidenced by high school and/or college transcripts or similar documentation.
  • Financial need is not a requirement but will be considered.

The E. Price Ripley Memorial Foundation Fund

Typical Grant $2,000

Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to deserving young people in their chosen field of endeavor.

  • Be a graduating senior from the Roanoke Valley (including the cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, Craig, and Franklin), or
  • Be a Roanoke Valley student enrolled full-time in an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher education or specialized training program.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Demonstrate scholastic achievement.

Dianne E. H. Wilcox 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.

John W. Wilks, M.D. Excellence in Science Memorial Scholarship Fund

Typical Grant $2,800

Fund provides educational scholarship assistance to needy and deserving students.

  • Be a graduating senior from a Roanoke Valley area High School who plans to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university or technical/trade school, with the intention to pursue a career in the medical field; or
  • Be an individual seeking to continue his or her medical studies at the graduate level; and
  • Demonstrate financial need based on current family circumstances; and
  • Show academic or other merit indicating the capability of satisfactorily completing his or her medical studies.
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