COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 10

February 10, 2004

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

The Granville P. Meade Scholarship

 

The Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of the Granville P. Meade Scholarships to provide financial assistance to students who have achieved academically, but who are financially unable to attend college. The Granville P. Meade fund provides scholarship awards to worthy and needy Virginia high school seniors to attend one of Virginias public or private colleges or universities.

 

Principals of all public and nonpublic senior high schools are requested to assist in making students aware of the scholarship opportunity. In the past, each scholarship was in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years, provided the student continues to meet the scholarship requirements.

 

Interested students are asked to submit scholarship applications to their high school principals by March 15, 2004. Each public school principal will submit all applications received to the superintendent of the division. Private schools will submit their applications to their own associations. These applications should be received in the superintendents and associations offices by March 30, 2004.

 

Each division superintendent will review the applications received and select the five most qualified high school seniors in their division. The division superintendent will forward these five applications to the chairperson of his or her regional study group screening committee by April 15, 2004. Each chairperson will submit the five best applications to the Virginia Department of Education by April 30, 2004. Private school and home school associations also will be asked to submit their five best applications to the Virginia Department of Education by April 30, 2004. The application and further details are available in Superintendents Memorandum, Informational, No. 22, dated January 30, 2004, located at: /administrators/superintendents_memos/2004/inf022.html.

 

All applications are to be mailed to Sylinda Gilchrist, Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120.

 

For further information, please contact Sylinda Gilchrist(sgilchri@mail.vak12ed.edu), school counseling specialist, at 804-786-9377.

 

 

PIW/SG