COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 35

May 28, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Presidential Freedom Scholarships

 

President Bush announced the Presidential Freedom Scholarships on April 25, 2002. The program updates the Presidents Student Service Scholarships, which have been awarded to more than 20,000 high school students over the last five years.

 

The Freedom Scholarships will award $1,000 to high school juniors and seniors who demonstrate commitment to responsible citizenship through service. Students must have served at least 100 hours over the past 12 months and must also submit a brief essay on the meaning and significance of their service in light of the events of September 11, 2001. An applicant packet was sent to every high school guidance office in April 2002. The deadline to apply is June 28, 2002. More information and nomination forms are available at http://www.nationalservice.org/scholarships.

 

For further information, please contact Vernon L. Wildy (mailto:vwildy@pen.k12.va.us), associate director of secondary instructional services, at (804) 225-2877.

 

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