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Three scholarships offered

Individuals who are residents of Middlesex County and who are graduating or have graduated in past years may make applications for the Elliott and Elizabeth Richardson Memorial Scholarship, and/or the Frances R. Parker Memorial Scholarship, and/or the James Welton Taylor Memorial Scholarship (only one available this year for $1,500).

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

Generic scholarship applications are available at both Middlesex High School Guidance Office and Urbanna United Methodist Church Office. Current recipients must reapply each year.

The Richardson Scholarship Fund generally provides for 5 to 8 scholarships each year in varying amounts from $1,500 and up, and is judged heavily on need. The Parker Scholarship Fund is now offering 4 to 6 scholarships of $1,500 and is judged equally on scholastics and need.

The James Welton Taylor Memorial Scholarship is new this year in memory of James Welton Taylor, former Urbanna barber and husband of Dolly Taylor, a long-term member of the Urbanna United Methodist Church. This scholarship is judged equally on scholastics and need.

All applications must be complete and submitted as one package no later than May 10. Applications may be taken to the high school guidance office or mailed to: Scholarship Funds at Urbanna United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Urbanna, VA 23175.

posted 04.17.2013

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