Granville Meade Scholarship


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This scholarship provides financial assistance to student who have achieved academically, but who are financially unable to attend college. This fund provides scholarship to worthy, yet financially disadvantaged Virginia high school seniors to attend one of Virginia’s public or private colleges or universities. Each school may submit as many applications as appropriate. All applicants move forward to the county level. FCPS will review all submissions and will ultimately submit a total of five applications county-wide for consideration.

Please note: Students must submit their completed applications to the SLHS Career Center before 3pm. on March 2nd. All applications received will move forward to the FCPS School Counseling Office before they move upward in the process.

More scholarship background from Department of Education:

o Each year, the Virginia Department of Education will determine the total number of scholarships to award after ascertaining funds available for the award in consultation with the Meade Fund trustee. The Department will award four year scholarships to qualifying students so they are able to continue their college education in subsequent years, on condition that they remain enrolled in a Virginia college or university and maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA for each semester.

o The Department will choose the Granville P. Meade scholarship recipients from the nominees submitted and notify the superintendents in each of the school divisions, as well as the Virginia Council for Private Education and the Home Educators Association of Virginia by May 31 each year. Each scholarship recipient will receive an award letter and a copy of the policy governing payment to Granville P. Meade scholarship recipients.

o Granville P. Meade scholars will be selected based upon financial need and merit. Therefore, applicants will need to demonstrate academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and good character as determined by letters of recommendation and financial need.

Requirements: Official Transcript, at least 3 recommendations (not related to the applicant), official SAT scores, financial need – yes, US citizenship- no, personal essay – no, Virginia resident – yes. Contact Sabrina Boyd at shboyd@fcps.edu with questions.

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