COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 29

February 6, 2004

 

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 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. Additional information and the application may be found in the attachments to this memorandum. The application form is available in both PDF and Microsoft Word formats.

 

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

 

 

JLD/SG

Attachments

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2004/inf029a.pdf

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2004/inf029a.doc

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2004/inf029b.pdf