COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 16

February 17, 2004

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Request for Nominations of College-Bound Students for the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

 

The Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship to provide financial assistance to students who have achieved academically and show promise of continued outstanding academic achievement. The Robert C. Byrd fund provides scholarship awards to worthy Virginia high school students who will graduate by July 2004, and have applied or been accepted for enrollment at a public or private institution of higher education. Byrd scholars are selected in such a manner that all areas of the commonwealth are fairly represented. We request that you emphasize activities that will assure that students from low-income and moderate-income families have access to the information about the opportunity for full participation in the scholarship program. Principals of all public and nonpublic senior high schools will be informed of the scholarship and requested to assist in making students aware of the scholarship opportunity.

 

The application and further details are available in Superintendents Memorandum, Informational, No. 29, dated February 6, 2004, located at:

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2004/inf029.html.

 

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

 

 

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