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

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 25
FEBRUARY 23, 2001

INFORMATIONAL
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Request for Nominations of College-Bound Students for the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

The purpose of the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program is to award scholarships to graduating seniors of public and private secondary schools and those who have the equivalent of a high school diploma. The applicants must show promise of continued outstanding academic achievement. Byrd scholars shall be 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. Additional information and the application may be found in the attachment.

Principals of all public and nonpublic senior high schools are being informed of the scholarship and requested to assist in making students aware of the scholarship opportunity.

For further information, please contact Vernon L. Wildy (mailto:vwildy@pen.k12.va.us), associate director for secondary instructional services at (804) 225-2877, or Sheryl Smith (mailto:ssmith@pen.k12.va.us), at (804) 225-2071.

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/administrators/superintendents_memos/2001/inf025a.pdf

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2001/inf025b.pdf