COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 21
January 20, 2006
Patricia I. Wright
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
Granville P. Meade Scholarships
The Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of the Granville P. Meade Scholarship to provide financial assistance to students who have achieved academically, but who are financially unable to attend college. The Granville P. Meade fund provides scholarship awards to worthy and needy Virginia high school seniors to attend one of Virginias public or private colleges or universities. Additional information about the scholarships may be found in Attachment A.
Attachment B contains the scholarship application. Principals of all public and nonpublic senior high schools are requested to assist in making students aware of the scholarship opportunity. In the past year, each scholarship was in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years, provided the student continues to meet the scholarship requirements.
Interested students are asked to submit scholarship applications to their high school principals by March 1, 2006. Each public school principal will submit all applications received to the superintendent of the division. Private schools will submit their applications to their own associations. These applications should be received in the superintendents and associations offices by March 15, 2006.
Each division superintendent will review the applications received and select the five most qualified high school seniors in the division. The division superintendent will forward these five applications to the chairperson of his or her regional study group screening committee (Attachment C) by March 31, 2006. Each chairperson will submit the five best applications to the Virginia Department of Education by April 15, 2006. Private school and home- school associations also will be asked to submit their five best applications to the Virginia Department of Education by April 15, 2006. All applications are to be mailed to:
Dr. Willie Stroble, School Counseling Specialist
Virginia Department of Education
Office of Middle and High School Instruction
Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120
For further information, please contact Dr. Willie Stroble, (Willie.Stroble@doe.virginia.gov), at (804) 786-9377.