Superintendent's Memo #007-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

January 16, 2009
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: 2009 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 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 6, 2009. 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 20, 2009.

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 3, 2009. Each chairperson will submit the five best applications to the CTE Resource Center by April 17, 2009. Private school and homeschool associations also will be asked to submit their five best applications to the CTE Resource Center by April 17, 2009. 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, or telephone at (804) 225-3370.



a. Granville P. Meade Scholarship Program 2009 Procedures for the Selection of Recipients (PDF)

b. Virginia Department of Education 2009 Granville P. Meade Scholarship Application (Word)

c. State Superintendent’s Leadership Advisory Council 2008-2009 (PDF)