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Rappahannock Industrial Academy Alumni Association Scholarship

Rappahannock Industrial Academy Alumni Association Scholarship Fund was established in 2004 by the Academy’s alumni to provide educational scholarships to qualifying African American students residing in one of the following counties: Essex, King and Queen and Middlesex. Students may attend public or private school.  Recipients will be encouraged to use this educational opportunity to enrich the lives of others in their home community. The Rappahannock Industrial Academy opened its doors on January 1, 1902 to provide secondary education for African American residents in the area. The Alumni Association has for many years awarded scholarships to students from Essex, Middlesex, and King and Queen Counties.

Award Amount

$1,000

Renew or Reapply?

Yes

Deadline

March 7, 2019

Eligibility

An eligible applicant must be an African American graduating high school senior residing in one of the following counties: Essex, King and Queen or Middlesex.  Applicants may attend public or private school.

An eligible applicant must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and a commitment to serving his or her community.

An eligible applicant must plan to enroll in an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university, or technical school in the continental United States.

Selection Criteria

Academic achievement will be evaluated based on grade point average and SAT scores.

Financial need will be evaluated on the basis of a statement of financial need, the completed Student Financial Information Form and information regarding pending scholarship applications, if any.

Commitment to community will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s response to the required personal statement.

Personal Statement Topic: How will you use this educational opportunity to enrich the lives of others in your community?

Type of Student

Graduating High School Senior

Religion/Heritage

African American


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