Nancy J. Seavy Memorial Scholarship
To promote continuing education for students pursuing a career in education or the arts or a Bachelor of Arts degree in English , government, journalism or marketing by awarding scholarships for attendance at institutions of higher education to individuals who demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement.
Nancy J. Seavy received a BA degree in English at UNC in Greensboro, N.C. in 1949. Her lifelong activities reflected a love of the performing arts, public relations, marketing and family. Mrs. Seavy was successful at all of life's challenges and opportunities. She exemplified independence and strength at a time in our history when women did not typically do so. She was a business woman, arts advocate, community leader but her most rewarding role was that of a wife, mother and grandmother.
The scholarship program is available to residents of the City of Hopewell and the following localities: Prince George, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Fort Lee, Dinwiddie, Sussex, Surry, Chesterfield (South of Rt. 288 and East of Ironbridge Road), Charles City and Varina (Southeast Henrico, south of I-64). 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
- Express a need and desire for continued education by attending college as a full-time or part-time undergraduate (at least 6 hours per semester);
- Be a well-rounded individual with extracurricular activities;
- Demonstrate scholastic achievement (must have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better);
- Demonstrate active participation in the community;
- Provide verification of financial need;
- Meet the remaining criteria as outlined in the application guidelines and;
- Submit a completed “John Randolph Foundation Scholarship Application” ONLINE to include the required documents which must be uploaded with the application.
- (5 Points) Letters of Recommendation
- (5 Points) Financial Need
- (10 Points)Academics
- (5 Points) Extracurricular Activities
- (10 Points)Community Service
- (5 Points) Statement & Essay
The scholarship amount is $2,000 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 23.
- 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.
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 Nancy J. Seavy 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