The Lee-Jackson Foundation
One $1,000 and one $2,000 scholarships will be awarded in each of Virginia's eight public high school regions, as well as for the top entries from private schools. An additional award of $8,000 will go to the public school, private school, or home-schooled student who authors the essay judged to be the best in the state. This student will be designated as the J. Clifford Miller, Jr. Scholar. In addition, a $1,000 award will be given to a school in each of the nine judging sectors (eight public school regions and one private/homeschooled region) in the name of the high school teacher or adviser who sponsors the most participating students in that sector.
Eighteen awards offered annually.
After applications are received from all the public high schools in the division, each division superintendent will select the best five essays. Division superintendents are encouraged to evaluate all applications submitted. After the five best essays are selected, the division superintendent will forward those applications and essays and the completed Division Superintendent Summary Form to the chairman of his/her regional screening committee. From these applicants, each regional screening committee will select four students to represent the region and will rank them first, second, third, and an alternate. These applications and essays will then be forwarded to the foundation with the completed Regional Screening Committee Summary Form and a copy of each Division Superintendent Summary Form received. A foundation-appointed committee will review private school and home-school applications. Scholarship winners will be notified of their award via U.S. mail to their home address on May 15.
Students may obtain an application form and a complete set of application guidelines, including deadlines, from their school principals or guidance counselors. Complete application forms and guideline ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.