SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 177
September 17, 1999
|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 outstanding leaders, Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Three $1,000.00 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 17, 1999. 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 this agency. 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 opportunity. For further information, please contact Vernon L.Wildy at the Virginia Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120, (804) 225-2877 or the chairman of your regional screening committee. PDS/VLW/eh Enclosure: A hard copy of this memo and its attachment will be send to the superintendent's office.