The Williamsburg-James City County Scholarship Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation awarded 54 scholarships to graduating seniors of Lafayette, Jamestown, and Warhill High Schools at a reception on June 3rd at Warhill High School. The Scholarship Fund awarded a total of $73,640 with funds raised from contributions from individuals, businesses, high school parent-teacher-student associations, and civic groups. 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. 2018 marks the 44th year that these scholarships have been awarded.
Each scholarship, for $1,000 or more, is for students’ post-high school educational pursuits. Scholarships were awarded in consideration of these factors: curriculum difficulty, class rank, extra-curricular activities, application essay, and financial need. See this year’s scholarship recipients.
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