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WJCC Scholarship Fund Offering Over 60 Scholarships For Spring 2022

(Courtesy of Williamsburg Community Foundation)


WILLIAMSBURG-JAMES CITY COUNTY – The WJCC Scholarship Fund from the Williamsburg Community Foundation is providing over 60 scholarship opportunities for students graduating from Jamestown, Lafayette, and Warhill high schools.

Any student who is a member of the 2022 graduating class is eligible to apply.

Scholarships are awarded without discrimination, and certain factors are considered:

  • Curriculum Difficulty
  • Class Rank
  • Extra-curricular activites
  • Application Essay
  • Financial Need

It’s important to note that it is not necessary for a student to show financial need in order to be eligible for a scholarship (with the exception being if the particular scholarship contains need-based criteria).

The fund was established in 1974 as the Lafayette Education Fund. Each year, it is a community-wide effort to recognize the accomplishments of the community’s students as they graduate from high school. The fund provides a way to support students’ further educational achievements. Last year, 73 students were selected to receive scholarships totaling over $114,000.

This year there are several new scholarships being offered including:

  • the Kiwanis Club of the Colonial Capital Scholarship
  • the League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area Scholarship
  • the Dan Barner Leadership, Integrity and School Spirit Scholarship
  • the William J. Lennarz Endowed Science Scholarship
  • the Lauren R. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship

To apply for a scholarship students can visit the Williamsburg Community Foundation website and on the menu click on “receive” then “scholarships”. The application will come online in early February, but students who are interested in applying for one of the scholarships are encouraged to sign up on the website so that they can receive an email reminder. and the deadline is March 6, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

A full list of all the scholarships being offered to local students can be found at the website for the Williamsburg Community Foundation.

Further questions can be emailed to: office@williamsburgcommunityfoundation.org



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