The Rotary Club of Petersburg (Luncheon) Scholarship

Purpose

To promote continuing education for any course of study by awarding scholarships to individuals attending John Tyler Community College, Richard Bland College, Southside Regional Medical Center School of Nursing and Radiation Sciences and Virginia State University. The individuals must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement and desire.

Background

The Rotary Club of Petersburg (Luncheon) Scholarship Program was established in October 2007. The Rotary Club of Petersburg was formed in 1917 and began awarding scholarships in 1962. The purpose of the Rotary Club of Petersburg (Luncheon) is to promote world peace and understanding and be of service to mankind.

Policy

The primary purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarships. Strong preference will be given to seniors or graduates of Petersburg High School, Appomattox Regional Governor's School and Maggie L.Walker Governor's School who are/were registered at Petersburg High School. Consideration may also be given to seniors attending high schools in the John Randolph Foundation service area. This scholarship is for students pursuing any course of study and attending John Tyler Community College, Richard Bland College, Southside Regional Medical School of Nursing and Radiation Sciences or Virginia State University. 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 John Tyler Community College, Richard Bland College, Southside Regional Medical Center School of Nursing and Radiation Sciences or Virginia State University 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

  • (3 Points) Letters of Recommendation
  • (12 Points)Financial Need
  • (12 Points)Academics
  • (3 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. 1. a student planning to attend John Tyler Community College; 2. a student planning to attend Richard Bland College; 3. a student planning to attend the Southside Regional Medical Center School of Nursing and Radiation Sciences; 4. a student planning to attend Virginia State University; and 5. a senior or graduate of the Appomattox Regional Governor's School or Maggie L. Walker Governor's School who are registered at Petersburg High School and are planning to attend one of the four (4) named institutions.

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 The Rotary Club of Petersburg (Luncheon) 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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