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Scholarship date for Richmond students looming

March 10 is final day to apply for a Richmond Community Foundation scholarship
Last year’s Richmond Community Foundation scholarship winners pose with Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

If you’re a high school student in Richmond, and plan on pursuing post-secondary studies, be sure to circle March 10 on your calendar.

That’s the final day to apply for a Richmond Community Foundation scholarship.

In 2016, the foundation awarded 36 scholarships, together valued at $27,000.

This year, scholarships are available for students in a wide range of fields, from academics, to the performing arts, to apprenticeship programs.

“There’s a myth that scholarships only go to students with the best grades,” said Ed Gavsie, president and CEO of the foundation.

“But in our case, it isn’t true. We look at a number of factors, including community involvement, financial need, and extracurricular activities.

“As such, all students, regardless of GPA, are encouraged to apply.”

Applications can be completed online, at, which is the website of the foundation’s partner organization, Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives.

“This is the first year the application process is entirely online,” said Gavsie.

“For students, it makes things a lot easier.”

Richmond students who are graduating high school in 2017 are eligible to apply, as well as students who have taken a year off before beginning post-secondary studies.

To learn more about the foundation and other scholarship opportunities, visit online at

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


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