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Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region to award more than $145,000 in scholarships

Kaniya Whiting of King George High School won a scholarship from The Jeremy Daniel Hawley Skilled Trades and Technical Education Fund in 2019. She is pictured here with Jeremy Hawley’s parents, Deb and Dan Hawley. / Tina Jackson Photography for The Community Foundation

From The Community Foundation
FREDERICKSBURG – The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region will award more than $145,000 in scholarships to area high school graduates this spring. Seniors are encouraged to apply now through the foundation’s online application portal at www.cfrrr.org/apply/scholarships/. Applications must be submitted on or before 11:00 PM on March 7, 2021.

Atlantic Union Bank established the John C. Neal Scholarship Fund when Mr. Neal retired. He is pictured here with Quinn Evans who won this scholarship in 2016.
/ Tina Jackson Photography for The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation administers more than 40 different scholarship funds on behalf of generous people in our community. We believe that investing in education for area young people is a powerful investment in our community’s future.

Scholarship opportunities are available to local high school seniors that plan to attend a 4-year or 2-year university or college, vocational school or career technical school. Students from Caroline, Fredericksburg, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford may apply. Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria: some support a specific county or school, some are for athletes or musicians, and others are for students in need or pursuing a particular field of study. The online application system helps students navigate the diverse opportunities.
Students may apply for multiple scholarships.

Scholarship Highlight:
The John C. Neal Scholarship recognizes Mr. Neal’s commitment and dedication to our region by supporting the further education of area students with a passion for service to their communities. Students attending any high school in our region may apply.

The Jeremy Daniel Hawley Skilled Trades and Technical Education Scholarship is intended to promote hard work, skilled trades and personal character in the name of Jeremy Hawley. A scholarship will be awarded to a student attending King George High School or Fredericksburg Christian School with a similarly independent spirit to fulfil their aspirations by supporting a technical education, skilled trade certification or related business degree.

About The Community Foundation

For more than 20 years, people who give through The Community Foundation have made a significant positive impact by establishing over 170 funds that collectively give over $2 million each year to local nonprofits, churches and schools.

The Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that manages and distributes charitable giving in the Rappahannock River Region. The foundation promotes greater philanthropy by addressing the challenges faced by donors in a responsible and knowledgeable manner. We distinguish ourselves from other local charities by providing efficient and effective services to build a collection of permanent funds.

One of The Community Foundation’s strategies for preserving and growing the quality of life in our region is supporting higher education for area students.

The Community Foundation offers a spectrum of services for individuals, organizations and businesses that are eager to achieve great results with their charitable actions. For more information call 540 373-9292, email [email protected] or visit www.cfrrr.org.

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