Prince George County Emergency Crew Marion B. Williams Memorial Scholarship

Purpose

To promote continuing education at institutions of higher learning for individuals interested in pursuing a course of study in the medical field. Priority may be given to a Junior Crew Member who meets the basic requirements as outlined in the scholarship guidelines.

Background

The Prince George County Emergency Crew Marion B. Williams Memorial Scholarship was established in 2014 to honor the memory of Marion B. Williams.

Marion Burrow Williams was the first woman on the Prince George Board of Supervisors, serving as the chairman for four years. She served on various civic and county boards and was a charter member of the Prince George Woman's Club.

Mrs. Williams was the former owner of Whispering Winds Mobile Home Park and Furniture Company in Prince George, and retired from the Bank of Southside Virginia after 32 years of service where she was the first woman to be on the board of directors. She also served as a director at John Randolph Medical Center and was an honorary member of the Prince George Emergency Crew and Prince George Fire Department, Company #1. Mrs. Williams was a business woman, community leader who touched the lives of many in the communities she served.

Policy

The scholarship program is available to students residing in Prince George County. 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. Be a resident of Prince George County;
  2. Express an interest in pursuing a course of study in the medical field. (Examples include but not limited to: Nursing, EMT, Physician, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Medical Field Technicians and Respiratory Therapist). Students currently enrolled in a medical field course of study are also eligible to apply;
  3. Priority may be given to a Junior Crew Member who meets the basic requirements as outlined in the guidelines;
  4. Submit a completed “John Randolph Foundation Scholarship Application” ONLINE to include the required documents which must be uploaded with the application;
  5. Provide a one page essay answering the question, "Why did I choose the medical field?"
  6. Demonstrate financial need; and
  7. 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
  • (5 Points) Priority given to a Junior Crew Member

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 Prince George County Emergency Crew Marion B. Williams 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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