SGM (Ret) William T. and Mary Evans Scholarship Endowment


To promote continuing education by awarding scholarships for students who plan to major in a health-related field at institutions of higher education. Scholarships will be awarded to deserving students who demonstrate academic achievement, financial aid and desire. Institutions may include technical colleges, community colleges, and four-year colleges/institutions. Priority will be given to Petersburg High School or Hopewell High School.


The SGM (Ret) William T. and Mary Evans Scholarship Endowment was established in honor of SGM (Ret) William T. Evans Jr. and Mary Evans. This scholarship represents a commitment to support achieving educational goals, and will provide assistance to address financial constraints.

Together SGM Evans and Mrs. Evans raised 5 daughters. SGM Evans had an outstanding military career that covered 30 years of dedication and service. Achieving the highest rank for a Noncommissioned Officer in the United States Army, SGM (Ret) Evans was inducted into the Quarter Hall of Fame in 2000.

SGM (Ret) William T. Evans and his beloved best friend and wife of over 58 years, Mary Stukes Evans, and family extend their support to helping students with educational opportunities.


This $1,000 scholarship is available to citizens of Hopewell, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Sussex, Prince George County, Dinwiddie County, Surry County and Chesterfield County. Priority will be given to citizens of Petersburg and Hopewell. 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. Be attending or express an interest in attending a four-year college as a full-time undergraduate student;
  2. Submit a completed “John Randolph Foundation Scholarship Application” ONLINE to include the required documents which must be uploaded with the application;
  3. Have a 3.0 G.P.A or better on a 4.0 grading scale, or equivalent;
  4. Demonstrate financial need

Criteria Scoring

  • (10 Points) Petersburg and Hopewell Students
  • (10 Points) Financial Need
  • (10 Points) Academics
  • (10 Points) Statement & Essay
  • (5 Points) Letters of Recommendation
  • (5 Points) Extracurricular Activities


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.)
  • 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 SGM (Ret) William T. and Mary Evans 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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