Applications being taken for Richmond student scholarships

The Richmond Community Foundation has begun accepting applications for its 2019 high school scholarships.

The scholarships are offered to Richmond students who are graduating this year and plan on pursuing post-secondary studies.

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Criteria such as community involvement, extracurricular activities and financial need will be considered, along with academic performance.

“Our message to students is always the same: it never hurts to apply,” says Julie Halfnights, chair of the foundation’s scholarship committee.

“Not only does a scholarship provide a financial boost, it also looks great on your resumé. It’s well worth the effort to submit an application.”

Scholarships are available to students who plan on studying social sciences, the humanities, performing arts, and various skilled trades.

“We recognize that every student’s educational journey is different,” added Halfnights.

“There are countless paths to a successful, rewarding career. By offering scholarships across multiple fields of study, we can encourage students to follow the path they’re most passionate about.”

In 2018, the foundation awarded 47 scholarships to Richmond high school students, worth a combined $27,650.

“At the foundation, we’re committed to working with fund holders and community members to grow our scholarship funds, so future generations of students can benefit,” said Dave Frank, the foundation’s chair.

Visit RichmondFoundation.org to apply for a scholarship. The final day to submit an application is March 11.

Founded in 1990, the foundation manages nearly 50 forever funds, from which it awards grants and scholarships to local non-profit organizations and students.

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