The candidates for the LFR scholarship must be a high school senior in either the Williamsburg-James City County School Division, York County School Division or a home school senior in one of those counties.
Candidates must also carry a 2.5 grade point average and have plans to pursue a post secondary degree at a community college, trade school or four-year institution.
In selecting the winner, LFR has divided the competition into two rounds. The first round consists of submitting a research-based essay that answers a writing prompt as well as attending a writing and research workshop.
Those applicants who are selected to move on to the second round will attend an oral presentation workshop. They will then recite the essay they turned in as a speech.
The student who earns first place will receive a grand prize of $3,000 and $1,500 will go to the runner up.
Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2022.
For more information on applying, go to the LFR scholarship website.
LFR a group committed to preserving the history of the Historic First Baptist Church of Williamsburg. In applying for the scholarship it is the LFR’s hope that applicants gain knowledge of African American history through writing, research and public speaking.