James River Ball Patrons Committee Scholarship in memory of Audrey Eliades


To promote continuing education for persons pursuing a career in any art discipline or in the field of education by awarding scholarships for attendance at institutions of higher education to individuals who demonstrate academic achievement, extracurricular activities and community involvement. Priority may be given to a child/grandchild of a James River Ball Member.


The James River Ball Patrons Committee was established in 1962 for the purpose of bringing the arts into the Hopewell Public School System. Through various fundraising venues, namely the James River Ball, funds were raised to sponsor events such as ballets, symphonies and plays in Hopewell Public Schools.


The scholarship program is available to seniors of Hopewell High School or to seniors attending Appomattox Regional Governors School for the Arts that are Hopewell residents. 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 a need and desire for continued education and wish to pursue a career in any art discipline or in the field of education;
  2. Be a well-rounded individual with extracurricular activities;
  3. Demonstrate scholastic achievement;
  4. Demonstrate active participation in the community;
  5. Meet the remaining criteria as outlined in the application guidelines;
  6. Submit a completed “John Randolph Foundation Scholarship Application” ONLINE to include the required documents which must be uploaded with the application;

Criteria Scoring

  • (10 Points) Letters of Recommendation
  • (10 Points)Academics
  • (5 Points) Extracurricular Activities
  • (15 Points)Statement & Essay
  • (5 Points) Priority may be given to a child/grandchild of a James River Ball Member


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.

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 River Ball Patrons Committee Scholarship in memory of Audrey Eliades. 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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