COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120



 
 
 
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 179
September 29, 2000

 

INFORMATIONAL
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
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 leaders, General 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 juniors or seniors submitting the best essays on the career, character, or some other aspect of the life of either General Lee or General Jackson, or both.

The application and reporting forms are located on the Lee-Jackson Foundation website at <http://www.lee-jackson.org>. The deadline for students to submit applications and essays to their high school principals is December 21, 2000. Each high school principal will submit the students’ applications and essays to the local division superintendent. 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 or 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.

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