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Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the River Counties Community Foundation participates in the scholarship program administered by The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia. Several scholarships, as noted below, were made possible through the generosity of local philanthropists who chose to support the educational pursuits of students from the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. Other scholarships established with broader criteria may provide additional opportunities.

Featured Local Scholarships

Father John D. Boddie Memorial Scholarship

Established by members of the Church of the Visitation in Middlesex County, this scholarship provides support for qualifying church members who are active in worship and other parish activities. Award Size: $1,000

Alice Haynie Dameron Scholarship

Established by and named for a longtime Northern Neck educator, this scholarship benefits students residing in Northumberland County. Preference is given to members of First Baptist Church and Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville and Shiloh Baptist Church in Burgess. Award Size: $2,000

Dollars for Scholars Scholarship

This scholarship supports graduating seniors from Northumberland High School who demonstrate financial need and academic achievement. Award Size: $6,000 and renewable for up to 4 years of undergraduate study

Maria Laqueur & Jerry Hamm Scholarship

This scholarship supports graduating seniors from Lancaster High School who demonstrate academic achievement, financial need and a commitment to community service. Award Size: $1,000

Grace Lowery Memorial Scholarship

Established with a generous gift from the Northumberland Elementary School Reading Partners, this scholarship supports graduating seniors from Northumberland High School planning to attend trade school, community college or 4-year college or university. Award Size: $2,000

Northern Neck Civic Center Scholarship

This scholarship benefits graduating seniors from Northumberland High School who demonstrate outstanding commitment to academics, as well as school and community activities. Award Size: $1,000

Northern Neck Rotary Scholarship

Established by members of the Northern Neck Rotary Club, this scholarship supports graduating seniors from Northumberland High School or Lancaster High School. Students attending Northern Neck Technical Center are also eligible if their home school is Northumberland or Lancaster High School. Award Size: $1,000

E.C. Joe & Viola C. Rice Scholarship

This scholarship supports graduating seniors from Northumberland High School and gives preference to students whose families are involved in agriculture, defined as the practice of cultivating land or raising stock.  Award Size: $1,000

Rebecca Reed Smiley Scholarship

This scholarship supports graduating seniors from Lancaster and Northumberland High Schools who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to community service. Award Size: $2,000 and may be renewable

Continue Your Search

Scholarship applications are available online in January of each year. Please visit the comprehensive scholarship directory offered by The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia to determine specific requirements of these featured scholarships or to broaden your search.

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