Gregg E. Hosack 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 and desire.

Background

The Gregg E. Hosack Scholarship Program was established in December 2003 in accordance with the wishes of Florence Hosack as a memorial to her late husband. Mr. Hosack, born and raised in Pennsylvania, had a career in government service, beginning with the outbreak of WWII and serving in England at the U.S. Embassy. After the war he worked for the Veterans Administration at various VA hospitals as a supply officer. In the early 1960s Mr. Hosack joined the United States Information Agency. His work there sent him around the world.

Mr. Hosack retired in 1971 and settled in his wife's hometown of Hopewell. In retirement, Mr. Hosack embraced his new community and became an active volunteer. He served various organizations, including First Colonial Bank, the Zoning Commission, SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and the Hopewell Hospital Authority Board. Family and friends remember his outgoing personality and his generosity in helping others. Because of Mr. Hosack's volunteer work and his commitment to the health and well being of the people of Hopewell and the surrounding area, Mrs. Hosack created this scholarship as a lasting memorial to her husband.

Policy

The scholarship program is available to residents of the City of Hopewell and the following localities: Prince George, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Emporia, 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

  1. Be attending or express an interest in attending college as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student or graduate 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

  • (5 Points) Letters of Recommendation
  • (10 Points)Financial Need
  • (10 Points)Academics
  • (5 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 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 Gregg E. Hosack 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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