P. O. BOX 2120
October 9, 1998


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: The Lee-Jackson Scholarship Program 

  The Department of Education is pleased to announce the
  Lee-Jackson Scholarship Program sponsored by the Lee-Jackson
  Foundation of Charlottesville. The objective of
  the program is to acquaint young people with two of
  Virginia's greatest leaders, Generals Robert E. Lee and
  Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Three $1,000 scholarships
  will be awarded in each of Virginia's eight school
  regions to the three juniors or seniors submitting the
  best essays on the career, character, or some other
  aspect of the life of either General Robert E. Lee or
  General Stonewall Jackson, or both.

  An application and other materials describing this
  program are enclosed. The deadline for students to submit
  applications and essays to their high school principals
  is December 18, 1998. Each high school principal will
  submit the students' applications and essays to the
  division superintendent in the school's county or city of
  residence. Each superintendent will select the best five
  essays and forward the applications, essays, and the
  completed Division Superintendent Summary Form to the
  chairman of his/her regional screening committee listed
  on page 11 of the application.  The Department of
  Education does not implement this scholarship, therefore,
  no information should be returned to the Department.

  Under separate cover, an application and other materials
  describing the program are being sent to the principals
  of each public and nonpublic senior high school. The
  Department of Education is requesting these persons to
  assist in making students aware of the scholarship

  For further information, please contact Vernon L. Wildy
  at the Virginia Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120,
  Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120, (804) 225-2877 or the
  chairman of your regional screening committee.


  Enclosure:   A hard copy of this memo and its
               attachment will be sent to the 
               superintendent's office