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Urbanna United Methodist offers memorial scholarships

Individuals who are residents of Middlesex County and who are graduating this year or have graduated in past years may make application for the Elliott and Elizabeth Richardson Memorial Scholarship, and/or the Frances R. Parker Memorial Scholarship, and/or the James Welton Taylor Memorial Scholarship.

These scholarships are available to individuals who are pursuing a higher education, have exhibited a potential for becoming a self-supporting and productive citizen, and are in need of financial assistance to make this possible.

Generic scholarship applications are available at the Middlesex High School guidance office and the Urbanna United Methodist Church office. Current recipients must reapply each year.

The Richardson Scholarship Fund generally provides for 8 to 10 scholarships each year in varying amounts from $1,500 and up, and is judged heavily on need. The Parker Scholarship Fund is now offering 5 to 7 scholarships of $1,500 and up and is judged equally on scholastics and need.

The James Welton Taylor Memorial Scholarship is in its fourth year in memory of James Welton Taylor. This scholarship is judged equally on scholastics and need, and there could be 1 to 2 available.

All applications must be completed and submitted as one package no later than May 8. Applications may be taken to the Middlesex High School guidance office, or mailed to: Scholarship Funds, Urbanna United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Urbanna, VA 23175.

posted 04.19.2017

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