James L "Skeets" and Marguerite M. Slagle Memorial Scholarship

Purpose

To promote continuing education for any course of study by awarding scholarships for attendance at institutions of higher education to individuals who demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, community involvement and a strong work ethic. This scholarship is renewable up to three additional consecutive years, assuming the applicant continues to meet all criteria and submits an application for renewal.

Background

The Marguerite M. Slagle Memorial Scholarship Program was established in March 2005 in memory of Marguerite M. Slagle by her sons, Dr. James L. Slagle, Jr. and Gary S. Slagle. Marguerite M. (Maggie) Slagle was a lifelong resident of Hopewell and graduated from Hopewell High School in 1944. Aside from her family, Hopewell was Maggie's love. She spent almost her entire career working for the City of Hopewell, starting as a clerk in the treasurer's office, and then serving as a Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue, before becoming the city's first Real Estate Assessor in 1977, a position in which she served proudly until her death in 2003.

While Maggie was an outstanding student and athlete at Hopewell High School, she never had the opportunity to attend college. However, she didn't let that keep her from becoming an accomplished businesswoman and from working hard to set and achieve both personal and professional goals. Nothing demonstrates this better than her decision at the age of 50 to pursue a new vocation in real estate appraisal and valuation. After countless classes at the University of Virginia, at the age of 60, Maggie became the first woman in Virginia to earn both the CAE and RES professional designations from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). Maggie subsequently served as the secretary, vice president and president of the Virginia Association of Assessing Officers, where she was awarded an honorary membership award for lifetime service and served as the States representative to the IAAO for two years.

In addition to her career pursuits, Maggie was active in the community. She and her husband James L. (Skeets) Slagle were founding members of the Wesley United Methodist Church where Maggie was the junior choir director for years. Maggie was also active in the Hopewell Chapter of the Rotary Club, where she served as president from 1999 - 2000 and was a Paul Harris Fellow.

Since, Maggie knew what she wanted, where she was going and how she was going to get there, it is fitting that this scholarship be awarded to a student who is goal-oriented, a hard worker and committed to the community.

Policy

The scholarship program is available to seniors attending Hopewell High School. 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 a four-year college as a full-time undergraduate student;
  2. Submit a completed “John Randolph Foundation Scholarship Application” ONLINE to include the required documents which must be uploaded with the application;
  3. Hold or have held a part-time job during high school;
  4. Have a G.P.A of 3.0 or better and;
  5. Demonstrate scholastic achievement, participation in the community and financial need

Criteria Scoring

  • (5 Points) Letters of Recommendation
  • (10 Points)Financial Need
  • (5 Points) Academics
  • (10 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 4:00 PM on February 15.
  • If the above due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, then the deadline becomes the next business day by 4:00 PM.
  • 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 James L "Skeets" and Marguerite M. Slagle Memorial Scholarship. 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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