The Roanoke Chapter of The Girl Friends, Inc. is part of a national organization of approximately 1500 professional women in forty-seven chapters from coast to coast. The mission of the organization is to exhibit friendship through networking projects across America and to support community, cultural and educational agendas. The Girl Friends, one of the oldest organizations of African American women in the United States, was
founded in 1927 in New York during the creative period of the Harlem Renaissance.
Attached is information on the three scholarships that are being offered to high-achieving, African American students from the following area- Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Lynchburg, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Botetourt, and Salem. Below is a brief summary of each scholarship.
Scholarship applications and details on eligibility are available by clicking below or you can pick them up from Ms. Dwoyer in guidance.
1. The Constance J. Hamlar Scholarship is to assist a student at a community college or a four year accredited institution. The $300.00 scholarship will assist a student with the cost of tuition, books and/or other mandatory fees.
2. The $500.00 Roanoke Chapter’s Girl Friends Scholarship is to assist a student who plans to attend an accredited four (4) year college or university with the cost of tuition and/or fees.
3. The National Chapter’s $1000.00 to $1500.00 Girl Friends Fund Scholarship is to a high school senior that has been accepted to a four-year institution. This award is renewable for up to four years, provided applicable academic requirements are met by the scholar.
Scholarship eligibility requirements are detailed on the applications.
All completed applications must be returned on or before February 13, 2017.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 13, 2017
The NRCC Educational Foundation Scholarship Application is now available at www.nr.edu/sa. Recipients could receive as much as $1,500 for next year's NRCC tuition. The application deadline is February 16, 2017. Applications are submitted online beginning January 5. The application is fairly short and students are asked to write a personal summary (250-400 words). Also required are two reference letters and transcripts. Incomplete application packets are not reviewed; therefore, it is critical to confirm the application packet is complete before the deadline.
Don't delay! Application available at www.nr.edu/sa
Application Deadline is February 16, 2017.
The Lunch Pail Defense Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to students in the New River and Roanoke Valleys who demonstrate the spirit and work ethic embodied in the symbolism of Coach Bud Foster's "Lunch Pail" and his "Lunch Pail Defense." Eligible students must have a 2.5 GPA and submit an application by February 24. Applications are available by clicking here or you can pick one up from Ms. Dwoyer in guidance.
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 24
Mary Tutle was a vibrant business leader who loved life. She believed in the value of building relationships, networking, and living Ut Prosim (VT’s motto - That I May Serve) in business and all aspects of her life. To keep her memory alive, John P. Tutle, has established an annual scholarship of $1000 to be given to a student graduating from a Montgomery County, Virginia high school who has been accepted to the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.
See Ms. Dwoyer in Guidance for a copy of the application.
APPLICATION DUE: February 28, 2017
The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce will award a $1,000 scholarship to a student who will enroll at NRCC and enroll in a Career and Technical Education program of study. See Ms. Dwoyer in the Guidance Office for a copy of the application.
APPLICATION DUE: February 28, 2017
The Community Foundation of the New River Valley awards a number of scholarships to local high school students every year. There are 20 scholarship opportunities for Blacksburg High School Students ranging from $500 - $2,000. To learn more about their scholarships and application process visit their website at https://cfnrv.org/scholarships/. If you need any help filling out your application please stop by guidance to see Ms. Dwoyer.
APPLICATION DUE: FEBRUARY 10
Bell Scholarships are merit-based scholarships intended to enhance recruitment efforts for academically talented students pursuing undergraduate science-related degrees. Eligible students must hold a 3.0 GPA, live in VA (or other selected geographic regions), be accepted at University of Michigan, and plan to persue an undergraduate degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science or another related scientific field in the College of Engineering or the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
For more information and the scholarship application: https://bellscholarship.org/
APPLICATION DUE: FEBRUARY 1, 2017
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