DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 18
January 26, 2007
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Granville P. Meade Scholarships 2007
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
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 2, 2007. 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 16, 2007.
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 30, 2007. Each chairperson will submit the five best applications to the Virginia Department of Education by April 13, 2007. Private school and home- school associations also will be asked to submit their five best applications to the Virginia Department of Education by April 13, 2007. All applications are to be mailed to:
Joseph Wharff, School Counseling Specialist
Office of Middle and High School Instruction
For further information, please contact Joseph Wharff, by e-mail at Joseph.Wharff@doe.virginia.gov, or telephone at (804) 786-9377.