Appomattox Regional Governor's School for the Arts and Technology

Purpose

To promote continuing education by awarding scholarships for any course of study at institutions of higher education to individuals who demonstrate academic achievement, commitment to community service and demonstrate financial need.

Background

The Appomattox Regional Governor's School for the Arts and Technology (ARGS) Scholarship was established in November 2008 by the Appomattox Educational Foundation, which was responsible for overseeing the efforts to extensively renovate the building that formerly housed Petersburg High School. Established on September 7, 1999, ARGS graduated its first senior class in June 2002. The school seeks to nurture gifted and talented creative thinkers, leaders, artists, innovators and pioneers in the fine, performing and technological arts. Alumni of the school have enrolled in many prestigious colleges and universities, including Bard College, Duke University, Harvard University, Howard University, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts and Virginia Tech, to name a few. This scholarship will assist graduates of ARGS who wish to build on the strong academic foundation that they have gained at the school.

Policy

The scholarship program is available to seniors and graduates of The Appomattox Regional Governor's School for the Arts and Technology. Student interns working for John Randolph Foundation are eligible to apply; however, foundation trustees, other foundation employees and their immediate families (parents, spouses, brothers, sisters, and anyone claimed as a dependent for tax purposes) are not eligible to apply.

Scholarship Applicants Must

  1. Express an interest in attending college as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student (at least 6 hours per semester);
  2. Submit a completed “John Randolph Foundation Scholarship Application” ONLINE to include the required documents which must be uploaded with the application;
  3. Demonstrate financial need and;
  4. Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better.

Criteria Scoring

  • (5 Points) Letters of Recommendation
  • (10 Points)Financial Need
  • (10 Points)Academics
  • (5 Points) Extracurricular Activities
  • (10 Points)Statement & Essay

Procedure

The scholarship amount is $1,000 and will be paid directly to the school for current year tuition, fees, books purchased through the institution attended, and on-campus dormitory and meal plan expenses. The scholarship committee will review and evaluate all applications and announce awards each spring. The committee will also review and revise the scholarship policy and criteria as necessary.

The application must be submitted online at johnrandolphfoundation.org.

The deadlines are as follows:

  • The application must be completed online. All required documents must be attached to the online application. Any documents mailed or dropped off at the John Randolph Foundation will not be accepted and the application will be deemed incomplete.
  • The deadline for the submission of the online application is on .
  • If the above due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, then the deadline becomes the next business day by .
  • Direct any questions to the foundation office at 458-2239.

Required Documents

All required documents must be uploaded with the application. Any mailed or hand-delivered documents will not be accepted.

  • Academic Transcript(s) (High School or College whichever applies.)
  • SAT Scores or Relevant Test Scores (GRE's, ACT, MCATS, etc.) - Check to see if SAT Test Scores are listed on your official high school transcript. If so, no need to submit separately.
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) – Submit pages 1 & 2 of the SAR Report which provides the EFC# (Expected Family Contribution) and Student’s Information – SAR and EFC# is generated from the completed FAFSA Application
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (Current)

Failure to submit the online application with all documents attached to the application by the deadline will disqualify an applicant from consideration for the Appomattox Regional Governor's School for the Arts and Technology. The John Randolph Foundation Scholarship Committee reserves the right to interview applicants in the final stages of selection.

The decision of the scholarship committee in all matters regarding scholarships is final. Canvassing a scholarship benefactor, any John Randolph Foundation trustee or employee shall result in immediate disqualification. Scholarship awards are subject to the availability of funds, meeting the criteria as outlined in the guidelines of the individual scholarship program and contingent upon acceptance and enrollment in an approved program.

John Randolph Foundation respects the privacy of scholarship applicants. Any personal or financial information will be used for the purpose of assessing the scholarship application and will be made available solely to the Foundation's staff and scholarship selection committee. We make every effort to maintain your confidentiality.

John Randolph Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Organization

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