COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 207

October 15, 2004

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 the historical legacy of two of Virginias most outstanding military figures, General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in each of Virginias 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 17, 2004. 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.

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

For further information, please contact Stephanie Leech, scholarship program coordinator, at 434-974-6083; the chairman of your regional screening committee listed on page 11 of the application; or Maureen B. Hijar (mhijar@mail.vak12ed.edu) , director of secondary instruction, at (804) 225-2880.

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