ABINGDON RURITAN CLUB
RENEWABLE $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA
March 28, 2020 UPDATES DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSING: A REVISED SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM AND REVISED CRITERIA INFORMATION SHEET HAVE BEEN POSTED BELOW.
Abingdon Ruritan Club presents annual scholarships to graduating seniors of Gloucester High School or Gloucester County Home School program. We offer two scholarships. One scholarship 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 full-time and 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, or 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.
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 College/Vocational/Trade School applicants
• Must have demonstrated community service by participating in extracurricular activities:
• In school
• In the community
Must exhibit good citizenship.
Essay must address community service, fellowship, goodwill and good citizenship. It should demonstrate good sentence structure with correct grammar and spelling. It must be at least 250 words, typewritten, double-spaced on plain white paper.
Application – Use filable version if possible. If using a copy of form, print clearly and legibly.
Include an official copy of your high school transcript or home school record. The requirement for GHS students is deleted due to school closing.The GHS Guidance Office will provide your academic transcript to the Abingdon Ruritan Club. Home-schooled applicants must provide home school records.
The following requirements are deleted due to school closing.
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.
FILING CHANGES DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSING:
ALL Completed applications must be postmarked and mailed no later than Friday, April 17, 2020 to:
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
Abingdon Ruritan Club
P.O. Box 22
Bena VA 23018
FILING DEADLINE: Completed applications must be returned to the School Counseling Office no later than 3 pm, Friday April 17, 2020. Applications from home-schooled students should be mailed to Abingdon Ruritan Club, P.O. Box 22, Bena, VA 23018 and must be postmarked no later than April 17, 2020.