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Donald W. Colbert Scholarship

The Donald W. Colbert Scholarship was established in 2006 by S&K Famous Brands in memory of their friend, colleague and leader, Donald W. Colbert. The purpose of the fund is to award educational scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Richmond City Public Schools who plan to attend a 4-year college or university, community college or vocational school. Preference will be given to students who have an interest in pursuing a career in retail, or whose parents are currently employed in the retail industry.

Award Amount

$2,000

Renew or Reapply?

No

Deadline

March 7, 2019

Eligibility

An eligible student must be a high school graduate of a public high school in Richmond City.

An eligible student must demonstrate scholastic commitment, academic promise, commitment to serving his or her community, and financial need.

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 4-year college or university, community college or vocational school the following academic year.

Preference will be given to students who express an interest in pursuing a career in retail, or whose parents are employed in the retail industry.

Selection Criteria

Scholastic commitment and academic promise will be evaluated based on regular attendance, grade point average and SAT scores.

Commitment to community service will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s involvement in the community through public service, for example, involvement in service organizations like the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.

Financial need will be evaluated on the basis of the completed Student Financial Information Form and information provided in the student’s personal statement.

Response to personal statement. 

Personal Statement Topic: Why is further education important to you and what are your goals for the future?  Please identify any connection to the retail industry (either your interest or parent’s employment) in your personal statement.

Type of Student

Graduating High School Senior


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