Scholarship Opportunities

ABINGDON RURITAN CLUB
RENEWABLE $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

Note:  Application forms for the 2019-2020 school year are not yet available but will be posted later in that school year.

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 students who plan 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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

 Must be a 2020 graduating senior of Gloucester High School or Home School Program in Gloucester County.
 Must be accepted by a college, community college, technical or vocational school
 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 must be filled out clearly and legibly.
 Include an official 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.

FILING DEADLINE: Completed applications must be returned to the School Counseling Office. Home schooled students may submit applications directly to the Abingdon Ruritan Club. The filing deadline for the 2020 scholarship applications will be posted here later in the school year.

Links to both last year’s the criteria and the application form are below, for your information. (The filing deadline for 2019 has passed.)

Scholarship Criteria – 2019-20

Scholarship Application for 2019-20

Fellowship – Goodwill – Community Service