Bo Partin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment


To promote continuing education by awarding scholarships to a deserving student or alumnus from Hopewell High School, Prince George High School, Thomas Dale High School, or Maggie Walker & Appomattox Regional Governor School (home school would have been one of the above mentioned high schools)who plans to major in business/economics. Priority will be given to a student who plans or currently attends VMI. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, an active record of community service and strong leadership qualities.


The Bo Partin Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of Bo Partin by his nephew, Johnny Partin and niece, Allison Partin along with a community of friends to help ensure that Bo’s love of life, community and generous nature will be shared for generations to come by assisting students with their educational endeavors. Establishing this scholarship was a way for Johnny and Allison to honor their special Uncle Bo.

Bo Partin was a very generous, loving, and caring man. Bo Partin began his life of public and community service in his teenage years picking up trash along the streets in Hopewell and in front of Partin Oil Company on Route 10. Upon graduation from Hopewell High School, Bo attended the University of Kentucky and enrolled in the Army ROTC Program. Upon his college graduation, Bo commissioned into the United States Army as Second Lieutenant branching with the Military Police. After 3 years of active duty, Bo transferred into the Virginia National Guard with the Corps of Engineers. Bo Partin retired from the Virginia National Guard after 20 years of service, attaining the rank of Major.

Bo Partin was also very active in the Hopewell, Enon, and Chester communities. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Chester Lodge No. 904. He was a former VHSL Basketball official and taught business and real-estate at John Tyler Community College for many years. He was also the Vice President at Partin Oil Company for many years. After retiring from Partin Oil Company, Bo went on to be the proud owner of Chester Junction Restaurant located at 11931 Centre Street, Chester, VA 23831.

Bo enjoyed helping others and taking care of friends and family. Through this scholarship, the legacy of who Bolling “Bo” S. Partin, Jr. was and his love for this community will be shared for generations to come by assisting students with their educational endeavors. All the way to his last day, Bo consistently gave back to the community. This scholarship will allow Bo to continue to give to the community even in his eternal rest.


This $1,500 scholarship will be available to seniors or graduates of either Hopewell High School, Prince George High School, Thomas Dale High School or Maggie Walker & Appomattox Regional Governor School (whose home school would have been one of the above mentioned high schools). This is a merit based scholarship. Students may continue to reapply for this scholarship as they continue through their educational experience. However, receipt of this scholarship does not guarantee future awards.

Scholarship Applicants Must

  1. Candidates for the Bo Partin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment will be a student who best exemplifies academic achievement, a strong record of community service, and strong leadership qualities. Candidates will also be expected to meet the following minimum criteria:
  2. Available for undergraduate, graduate and terminal degrees with priority given to a student attending or planning to attend the Virginia Military Institute with plans to major in Business/Economics or engineering;
  3. Demonstrate academic success, strong record of community service, and strong leadership qualities along with a short essay describing what type of leader you are, what type of leader you want to be and how do you plan on getting there?;
  4. Submit a completed “John Randolph Foundation Scholarship Application” ONLINE which includes the ability to UPLOAD the required “attachments” requested on the application;
  5. Must have a G.P.A of 2.75 or better.

Criteria Scoring

  • (10 Points)Academics
  • (10 Points)Community Service
  • (20 Points)Attending or planning to attend VMI
  • (5 Points)Majoring in a business or economics or engineering field
  • (5 Points)Statement & Essay


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

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 11:59 PM on January 15.
  • If the above due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, then the deadline becomes the next business day by 11:59 PM.
  • 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.)
  • 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 Bo Partin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment. 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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