DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 18
January 25, 2008
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Granville P. Meade Scholarships 2008
Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of the
Granville P. Meade Scholarships 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 7, 2008. Each public school principal will submit all applications received to the superintendent of the division. Private schools and home-schooled students will submit their applications to their own associations. These applications should be received in the superintendents' and associations' offices by March 21, 2008.
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 April 4, 2008. Each chairperson will submit the five best applications to the Virginia Department of Education by April 18, 2008. Private school and home-school associations are also asked to submit their five best applications to the Virginia Department of Education by April 18, 2008. 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.
b. 2008 Scholarship Application (.doc)
c. Regional Study Group
Screening Committee (.pdf)