NOTICE 9-18-2020: The Abingdon Ruritan Club, at the present time, will not be awarding the usual 4-year $4,000 Academic Scholarship and the 2-year $2,000 Community College/Trade/Vocational Scholarship for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Club was not able to have its usual fundraising events. This website will be updated when it becomes possible to resume awarding new scholarships.
RENEWABLE $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA
Abingdon Ruritan Club presents annual scholarships to graduating seniors of Gloucester High School or Gloucester County Home School program. We offer three scholarships. Two scholarships will be awarded to a student who plans to attend a four-year College/University and the other to a student who plans to attend a Community College/Trade/Vocational School. College/University: Maximum award is four thousand dollars ($4,000). One thousand will be paid directly to the school for each year the student is enrolled as a full-time student and is in good standing. This is for seniors who will attend a College/University. Community College/Trade/Vocational School: The maximum award is two thousand dollars ($2,000). One thousand dollars will be paid directly to the school for each year the student is enrolled full-time and in good standing. This is for seniors who will attend a Community College, vocational, trade school. Community College students enrolled in a Career Studies Certificate program will be given preference over Community College Students not enrolled in a Career Studies Certificate program. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Must be a 2020 graduating senior of Gloucester High School or Home School Program in Gloucester County. Grade point Average requirement: 3.0 GPA for College/University applicants 2.2 GPA for Community CollegeVocational/Trade School applicants Must have demonstrated community support by participating in extracurricular activities, community activities and community service. Must exhibit good citizenship. Essay must address subject, must demonstrate good sentence structure and spelling and be at least 250 words, typewritten, double-spaced on plain white paper. Application must be filled out clearly and legibly. Include a copy of your high school transcript or home school record. Include three letters of recommendation. Please…no form letters! Typewritten preferred. A recommendation may be obtained from: School official: counselor, principal, teacher, coach (only one) Community leader Present or former employer Each person providing a recommendation MUST state their name and relationship to the applicant.