2016-2017 Academic Year Scholarships


2017 APPLICATION PERIOD NOW CLOSED!

Career Technical - William And Ada Sanderson Memorial Scholarship


Application Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017, midnight

This grant is for post High School vocational training in a program that offers a Certificate of Completion or an Associate degree. This fund is established to encourage and assist graduates of Cumberland High School (CHS) who have attended four semesters, minimum, at CHS to continue their training to develop skills and knowledge, to improve their earning ability and to be of more service to society. (The requirement of attending Cumberland High School for four semesters are waived for GED recipients who have attended the Cumberland Adult Education Program). Applicants should be those that are likely to apply themselves to realistic goals in vocational areas rather than necessarily having attained high academic achievements.


Carla Urqahart Memorial Scholarship Scholarship


Application Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017, midnight

This scholarship is being offered in memory of Carla Urqahart.


Cumberland Clothes Closet Scholarship


Application Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017, midnight

Multiple scholarships are created to continue to give back to the Cumberland community for students who have shown an interest in either community volunteerism or for students who plan to go into the field of nursing.


Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation, Inc. Scholarship


Application Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017, midnight

General


David Goodman Memorial Scholarship


Application Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017, midnight

This grant is established to encourage and assist graduates of Cumberland High School (CHS) who have attended four semesters, minimum, at CHS to obtain an education in a four-year college program.

Each applicant must meet the following criteria:
All documented requirements for the CCPSFI Scholarship
Communicate financial need
Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
Attend a Virginia college or university

A representative of the David Goodman Memorial Scholarship will be allowed to give input to the Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation Scholarship Committee to help select the scholarship winners. Funds not used in the current year may be carried over for future years.


Eldridge W. Sanderson Memorial Scholarship


Application Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017, midnight



Elizabeth W. Dawson Memorial Scholarship


Application Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017, midnight

Elizabeth Watson Dawson, a native of Cumberland County, Virginia, was the youngest of eleven children born to George and Hattie Watson, and the first to attend and graduate from college.

This scholarship is being established in her honor to advance her belief that if everyone would reach back and help someone, the world would be a better place.

Mrs. Dawson matriculated at Virginia Union University, graduating in 1945, as a K-12 English teacher, with a minor in French. She returned home and began her teaching career at Hawk School in Cumberland County. The following year, she was assigned as teacher at the Cumberland Training School to teach English and French. Once the new Luther P. Jackson School was completed, she served as teacher of high school English and French, and later assigned to the Cumberland High School, from which she retired in 1978.

One of her favorite hymns, “If I Can Help Somebody”, personifies her desire to help others in need, and her belief, that education makes a difference in an individual’s life. Therefore, this scholarship is established to provide need-based assistance to deserving students wishing to attain their educational goals. Though the scholarship is not major specific, it is specific to those wishing to matriculate at Virginia Union University, or any one of the many HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).

Two scholarships will be awarded each year to Cumberland County High School seniors. Criteria for eligibility include all application guidelines set forth by the Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation, financial need and academic achievement (must have an overall grade point average no lower than 2.5). Students interested must possess an attitude of seriousness about pursuing a career, a willingness to help others, and must be a native of Cumberland County attending Cumberland County High School. The scholarships will be awarded and applied toward the student’s college tuition or other academic needs.



Eric L. Robinson Sr. Memorial Scholarship


Application Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017, midnight



Joshua I. Smith Memorial Scholarship


Application Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017, midnight

This grant is established to encourage and assist graduates of Cumberland High School (CHS) who have attended four semesters, minimum, at CHS to obtain an education in a four-year college program.

The Joshua I. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to help academically strong, highly motivated graduating seniors pursue a higher level of education at a college of their choice. The ultimate goal is that these students will make a significant contribution to their community and society. These graduating seniors must have demonstrated leadership potential and strong character in keeping with Christian principles. The Joshua I. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund offers the recipient financial assistance toward college tuition. Further factors may be considered such as a desired major in music or religious studies, participation in specific activities such as tutoring or mentoring younger children and work experience.

Each applicant must meet the following criteria:
All documented requirements for the CCPSFI Scholarship
Communicate financial need

A representative of the Joshua I. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund will be allowed to give input to the Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation Scholarship Committee to help select the scholarship winners. Funds not used in the current year may be carried over for future years.


Lineweaver Family Scholarship


Application Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017, midnight

The Lineweaver Family Scholarship is established to lend assistance to Cumberland graduates as they pursue their lifelong learning goals. Applicants should demonstrate high integrity, meaningful goals, good citizenship and leadership qualities. Applicants should meet the general academic requirements established by the Foundation.


Nancy And Garland Sanderson Memorial Scholarship


Application Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017, midnight

Requirements similar to William and Ada Sanderson Memorial Scholarship


Spread Love Scholarship Scholarship


Application Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017, midnight

This grant is established to encourage and assist graduates of Cumberland High School (CHS) who have attended four semesters, minimum, at CHS to obtain an education in a four-year college program.

This scholarship is designated for an African American student with at least a 3.0 GPA that has been accepted into a 4 year college.

Each applicant must meet the following criteria:
All documented requirements for the CCPSFI Scholarship
Communicate financial need

A representative of the Project: Spread Love Scholarship Fund will be allowed to give input to the Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation Scholarship Committee to help select the scholarship winners. Funds not used in the current year may be carried over for future years.

Note: Upon approval from the CCPSF, Inc., additional application requirements may be listed. The Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation Scholarship Committee will establish the appropriate amount of the award based on the cost of the training, funds available and the number of qualified applicants seeking this program. Funds not used in the current year may be carried over for future years.