Williamsburg Community Foundation is pleased to announce that TowneBank will sponsor three $1,000 scholarships for local high school seniors, to be awarded in June.
The WJCC Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for students graduating from Jamestown, Lafayette, and Warhill High Schools. Established in 1974 as the Lafayette Education Fund, the WJCC Scholarship Fund is a community-wide effort to recognize the accomplishments of local students as they graduate from high school and support their further educational achievements. In June 2017, 51 scholarships valued at $61,600 were awarded to local students. Funds raised to support scholarship come from individuals, families, high school parent-teacher associations, civic groups and local businesses like TowneBank.
Scholarship is just one of the Community Foundation’s priority areas, which include Arts and Culture, Children and Young Adults, Environment and Conservation, Senior Services, and Health and Community Wellness. The Williamsburg Community Foundation is a collection of gifts from generous local citizens, mostly invested in long-term endowment funds, which will benefit our community forever. Each fund provides grant making dollars for changing community needs. Since 1999, the Foundation has distributed $6.1 million for grants and scholarships combined.
Pictured Above: Bernie Ngo and Michele Orabona (right) of TowneBank present a check to Wilma Sharp (Chair, Scholarship Committee) and Nancy Sullivan and Ginny Gasink of WCF.