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Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

posted Oct 11, 2018, 9:21 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Nov 26, 2018, 11:51 AM ]

The 2018-2019 Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is now available for Virginia public, private, and home high school juniors and seniors.  $42,000 in college scholarships are available for participating students this year.

Eighteen scholarships will be awarded to Virginia high school juniors and seniors submitting outstanding original, analytical essays on any aspect, positive or negative, of the career, character, or legacy of General Robert E. Lee and/or General "Stonewall" Jackson.  

Scholarship funding is available as follows:

·        The Foundation will award one $2,000 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship to students whose essays are judged to be the first place and second place winners in each of Virginia’s eight public high school regions.

·        In addition, the Foundation will award one $2,000 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship to private school or homeschooled students whose essays are judged to be the first and second place winners from this sector.

·        First place winners from each public school region and the first place winner from the home/private school sector will be judged together as a group by a panel appointed by the L-JEF board to determine the first, second, and third place winners overall from the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Bonus scholarships of $10,000, $4,000, and $1,000 will be awarded to these three students.  The third place winner overall in Virginia will receive a total award of $3,000, the second place winner will receive a total of $6,000, and the first place winner in the Commonwealth of Virginia will receive a total award of $12,000.

A $1,000 award will be given to a school in each of the nine judging sectors in the name of the high school teacher or advisor who sponsors the most participating students in that sector. Advisors must sponsor a minimum of 50 participating students to be eligible for this award.

All application instructions, selection procedures, deadlines, and reporting forms are located on the Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation website at http://www.lee-jackson.org/.  

The deadline for students to submit applications and essays to their high school principals (parent or guardian for homeschool students) is February 1, 2019.  

Winners will be announced May 15, 2019.  

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Stephanie Leech, Scholarship Program Coordinator for the Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation, at leejacksonfoundation@yahoo.com.

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