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Dick Glover Virginia Wrestling Scholarship Fund

The Dick Glover Virginia Wrestling Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 for the purpose of supporting academic and athletic pursuits of young wrestlers.  This will be done through post-secondary educational scholarships for qualifying graduates of public or private high Schools in Virginia, attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year community college, college or university in the United States. 

A teacher, coach, and mentor, Dick Glover dedicated his life to mentoring student athletes as a high school wrestling coach at the Woodberry Forest School and the Blue Ridge School.  Coach Glover is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (Virginia Chapter) and founder of the Virginia Independent School Wrestling Association.  His teams won 25 league championships, 13 state championships, and a National Prep Championship.  

 

Award Amount

$1,000

Renew or Reapply?

No

Deadline

March 1, 2018

Eligibility

An eligible student must be a graduating high school senior of a public or private high school in Virginia.

An eligible student must be, or must have been, an active member of Virginia Wrestling Association (VAWA) during their high school years.

An eligible student must be a candidate for high school graduation at the end of the current academic year, and plan to enroll in an accredited 2-year or 4-year community college, college or university in the continental United States the following academic year.

An eligible student must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, community commitment, and financial need.

Selection Criteria

Academic achievement will be evaluated based on grade point average and test scores (SAT and/or ACT).

Financial need will be evaluated on the basis of the completed student financial forms and information regarding pending scholarship applications, if any.

Leadership in school activities and community service evaluated on the basis of the student's extracurricular involvement, academic standing, honors and awards, and involvement in the community through public service. 

Response to personal statement.

Personal Statement Topic: Share about one or more relationships that have positively shaped you during your high school career.

Type of Student

Graduating High School Senior

Group/Work Affiliations

Virginia Wrestling Association


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