FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Michelle Eberly
Foundation for Roanoke Valley Announces over $100,000 in Scholarships
Roanoke, VA (June 8, 2012) – Foundation for Roanoke Valley announces it has awarded more than $100,000 in educational scholarships during its annual scholarship reception, held at The Patrick Henry Ballroom on May 17.
The Foundation administers 49 endowed scholarship funds, and it received more than 700 applications for scholarships this year. Recipients were selected on a competitive basis using criteria established by donors at the creation of the scholarship endowment.
The Foundation’s largest scholarship, its “Holland Scholar Award,” is always at least $10,000 and is given annually to an outstanding graduating senior from the Roanoke Valley who shows exceptional promise in his or her future college career. For 2012, the scholarship was $14,000 and was presented to Ashley L. Cummings, a senior at James River High School. Cummings will attend Liberty University in the fall.
Other scholarships awarded to Roanoke Valley students include:
The Alphin Family Scholarship Fund: Katla E. Figgatt, Rockbridge County High School.
Cave Spring Lions Club Scholarship Fund: Kacy L. Edsall, William Byrd and Harsh H. Patolia, Hidden Valley.
Lin Chaff Memorial Scholarship Fund: Karina A. Espinal, Patrick Henry and Mary L. Britt, Cave Spring. CITY School Foundation Scholarship Fund: Kathleen P. McEvoy, Patrick Henry and Tram H. Phung, William Fleming.
Christi Crutchfield Memorial Scholarship Fund: Anne B. Bailey, Lord Botetourt. Helen F. Dickson Scholarship Fund: Jeremy A. Evans and Krista L. Humphries, Alleghany; Bryder C. Osbourne, Covington.
Lenna E. Etzler Scholarship Fund: Kaitlin J. Carter, Lord Botetourt. Foundation for Roanoke Valley Dr. George K. Bowers Youth Haven-Sanctuary Scholarship Fund: Stormy D. Martin, William Fleming. Franklin County High School Scholarship Fund: Jacob T. Fanin.
Gilbert-Thompson Memorial Award Fund: Craig W. Walton, Alleghany. Joseph Waskey Gilbert Memorial Award Fund: Erin M. Durham, Alleghany.
Clarence M. Gillis Memorial Scholarship Fund: Derek J. Litvak, William Fleming. Michael Dean Guilliams Memorial Scholarship Fund: David L. Philpott, Franklin County. Margaret Jones Irvin Scholarship Fund: Mason B. Ailstock, Virginia Tech. Melva P. Jones Scholarship Fund: Alyssa M. Melchers, William Byrd. Grace Lovegrove Memorial Scholarship Fund: Anna P. Carson, Patrick Henry. Marion Senior High School Memorial Scholarship Fund for Music, Arts, and the Performing Arts: Emily M. Bruzzo.
Connie Stephens May Scholarship Fund: Hilarie S. Baber, Virginia Western Community College. Ronald L. Mayfield, Jr. Scholarship Fund: Prucheria Kabarenzi, William Fleming. The Louise and Sam McGhee Scholarship Fund: Lauren F. Berra and Autumn M. McCullough, James River. Dorothy and Julien Meyer, Sr., M.D. Scholarship Fund: Anne B. Bailey, Lord Botetourt. The National Honor Society – Felton Pendleton Memorial Scholarship Fund: Megan N. Brittain and Megan P. Dishner, George Wythe. Jean L. Price Scholarship Fund: Anne B. Bailey, Lord Botetourt; Taylor D. Greene and Madelynn P. St. Clair, William Byrd; Rachel L. Hall, Homeschooled, Kambria T. Schoefield, Franklin County.
Dr. Robert A. Pruner Memorial Scholarship Fund: Matthew B. Wood, Patrick Henry.
E. Price Ripley Memorial Foundation Fund: Taylor D. Greene and Madelynn P. St. Clair, William Byrd; Samantha L. Hannabass, Glenvar; Derek J. Litvak, William Fleming. Frank W. (Bo) Rogers, Jr. Scholarship Fund: Hayley C. Field, Glenvar.
Frances Parker Rupert Memorial Fund for Music and the Performing Arts: Krista L. Humphries, Alleghany. Scholarship Fund for Craig County High School Students: Kimsey C. Long. Michael David Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund in Honor of the James River High School Class of 2000: Sheyanne D. Markham.
Frank D. “Bo” Shrader Memorial Scholarship Fund: Savannah L. Altizer, Bath County. Eddie Simpson Scholarship Fund: Derek J. Litvak, William Fleming. The Joyce and Shad Solomon Family Scholarship Fund: Jenna M. Crummett, Bath County.
Samuel “Bo” Terry Scholarship Fund: Karina A. Espinal and Nikita O. Espinal, Patrick Henry. Bryan William Thomas Scholarship Fund: Tyler R. Haynie, Glenvar. H.B. and E.B. Wharton Scholarship Fund: Madelynn P. St. Clair, William Byrd; Tram H. Phung, William Fleming; Elizabeth Williams, Cave Spring.
Dianne E.H. Wilcox Scholarship Fund: Cynthia F. Sears, Virginia Western Community College; Caitlin J. Young, Rockbridge County. Melva Dulaney Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund: Emily L. Wright, Cave Spring.
Foundation for Roanoke Valley, the region’s community foundation, has served the Roanoke Valley for more than 20 years and currently administers over 250 named endowment funds on behalf of the community. For more information about Foundation for Roanoke Valley, visit www.foundationforroanokevalley.org.