COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
January 22, 2010
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Virginia 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 Virginia’s 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, 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 5, 2010. 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 19, 2010.
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 2, 2010. Each chairperson will submit the five best applications to the CTE Resource Center by April 16, 2010. Private school and homeschool associations also will be asked to submit their five best applications to the CTE Resource Center by April 16, 2010. All applications are to be mailed to:
CTE Resource Center
ATTN: Granville P. Meade Scholarship
2002 Bremo Road, Lower Level
Richmond, VA 23226
For further information, please contact Joseph Wharff, school counseling connections specialist, via e-mail at Joseph.Wharff@doe.virginia.gov, or telephone at (804) 225-3370.
The Virginia Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the department’s non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Public Instruction, Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120, (804) 225-2023.
For further information on Federal non-discrimination regulations, contact the Office for Civil Rights at OCR.DC@ed.gov or call 1 (800) 421-3481.
You may view Executive Order 1 (2006), (http://www.governor.virginia.gov/initiatives/ExecutiveOrders/2006/EO_1.cfm), which specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. The policy permits appropriate employment preferences for veterans and specifically prohibits discrimination against veterans. You may obtain additional information at the Commonwealth of Virginia’s official website (http://www.virginia.gov/cmsportal2) concerning this equal opportunity policy.