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Bath County Scholarships

These scholarships are administered by Foundation for Roanoke Valley. There are two deadlines:
1. FEBRUARY 24, 2017 - This is the deadline to submit your application online.
2. MARCH 3, 2017 - This is the deadline for any third parties to submit transcripts and letters of recommendation. Instructions on this can be found in the online scholarship application. If your school does not permit the release of transcripts online, transcripts would need to be mailed and received by the deadline. NOT A POSTMARKED DEADLINE.

Margaret Jones Irvin Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree.
• Be a Virginia resident.
• Enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
• Must submit your Student Aid Report (SAR) to be eligible.

Joyce and Shad Solomon Family Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to graduating seniors.
• Be a graduating senior from Bath County High School.
• Enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university in any field of study.
• Academic achievement, financial need, and participation in team sports will be considered.

Walter M. Otey, III Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $2,000

Fund provides scholarships to talented and needy young men and women to obtain a college education. The Fund perpetuates Mr. Otey’s interest in Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Roanoke College’s programs.

• ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ROANOKE COLLEGE APPLICANTS:
• Be a Virginia Resident.
• Be a graduating high school senior.
• Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
• Enroll on a full-time basis at Roanoke College and either be a music major or perform in one or more of Roanoke College’s recognized choral or instrumental ensembles.
• Demonstrate financial need.
• ESSAY TOPIC: (CHOOSE ONE) What are your reasons for seeking a college education and why are scholarship funds important? Why is it important for young people to volunteer their time helping others in the community? What are the two most serious challenges facing young people today and how would you address these challenges? (Maximum of three typed pages.)

• ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR VIRGINIA TECH APPLICANTS:
• Be a Virginia resident.
• Be a graduating high school senior.
• Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
• Enroll on a full-time basis in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech).
• Demonstrate financial need.
• ESSAY TOPIC: (CHOOSE ONE) What are your reasons for seeking a college education and why are scholarship funds important? Why is it important for young people to volunteer their time helping others in the community? What are the two most serious challenges facing young people today and how would you address these challenges? (Maximum of three typed pages.)
• Students must have already submitted a FAFSA form and received a Student Aid Report (SAR) which reports your “Expected Family Contribution”.

Frances Parker Rupert Memorial Fund for Music and the Performing Arts
Typical Grant $1,100

Fund provides college scholarships to gifted students. Applicants will be considered based on their potential to develop an existing talent in music and/or the performing arts and their desire to enhance that ability. Evidence of usage of the applicant’s music and/or performing arts abilities and financial need will also be considered.
• Be a graduating senior from a high school in Alleghany County, Bath County, Covington, or Clifton Forge.
• Enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
• Pursue a degree in music or the performing arts.
• ESSAY TOPIC: Explain how the grant will help you achieve your goals in music and/or the performing arts. (Maximum two double-spaced pages.)
• If selected as a finalist, the applicant may be required to attend a personal interview and a possible audition with the scholarship committee.

Frank D. “Bo” Shrader Memorial Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $800

Fund provides scholarships to deserving students for attendance and participation in vocational or mechanical education and training.
• Be a graduating senior from Bath County High School or a Bath County High School graduate living in Bath Co.
• Attend a program, college, or technical school in the vocational arts and desire to return to Bath County upon completion of those studies.

Eddie Simpson Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $1,400

Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to very deserving young men and women pursuing an undergraduate degree.
• Be a graduating senior from a high school in the Foundation’s service area.
• Enroll full-time in a two- or four-year college or university.
• Demonstrate the ability to successfully complete a college-level curriculum.
• Demonstrate financial need.

Kenneth D. Twitchell Memorial Scholarship Fund- (Deadline: May 19, 2017)
Typical Grant $2,300

Fund provides educational scholarships and charitable financial aid.
• Be a child of an hourly employee of Branch & Associates, Inc.
• The parent of the applicant must have worked full-time for the company for at least one year as of the date of the application for a scholarship.
• Demonstrate financial need.

NOTE: Family members of Kenneth Twitchell or of the company founders or executives are not eligible.

The Dianne E. H. Wilcox Scholarship Fund
Typical Grant $1,000

Fund provides higher education scholarship assistance to students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree.
• Be a Virginia resident.
• Enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.