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W-JCC Scholarship Fund

The WJCC Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for students graduating from Jamestown, Lafayette, and Warhill High Schools.

NEW IN 2020: Two scholarships, Paula Kirtland and Lennarz Family, will also begin accepting applicants from Walsingham Academy.

Click Here to view a list of the 2019 Scholarship Recipients.

The 2020 application will be available here on February 21, 2020. The application deadline will be announced shortly.

Scholarships are awarded without discrimination, in consideration of these factors: curriculum difficulty, class rank, extra-curricular activities, application essay, and financial need. Please review the list of scholarships available, and remember this list will be updated as new scholarships become available.

It is not necessary for a student to show financial need in order to be eligible for a WJCC Scholarship Fund scholarship. Those that have financial need as a criteria will be noted on the application form.

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W-JCC Scholarship Fund Committee

Wilma Sharp, Chair
Becky Carvajal
Sue DiPette
Susan Edwards
Roy Geiger
Merry Guernsey
Shelby Hawthorne
Lisa Lucas
Heather McLaughlin
Karen Peterson
Pamela Rambo
Linda Whittaker

Perisie Scholarship – Medical School
Application Deadline: March 15, 2020

Thanks to a generous bequest, the Perisie Scholarship in Memory of James P. and H. Bihin Perisie will provide for one scholarship each year for a female student to attend medical school in Virginia or North Carolina. Learn more about the Perisie’s here.

Please review the Perisie Scholarship Guidelines before beginning your application. Questions? Contact the WCF office at 757-259-1660 or

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WJCC Workforce Scholarships – CLOSED

Students in the Foundation’s service area planning to attend college or technical school toward a certificate or associates degree in automotive technology, CAD, electronics, heating & air-conditioning, refrigeration, ventilation, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, mechatronics & machining, or plumbing may apply. Scholarships are available to current graduating high school seniors from W-JCC High Schools. Additionally applicants may be recent high school graduates or veterans who live in Williamsburg, James City County or the Bruton District of York County and can provide a high school transcript.

Each scholarship will be for a maximum of $1,000. It may be spread over two semesters, but must be used within one year of being awarded.

Questions? Contact us at 757-259-1660 or

Donald A. Perry Scholarship Fund – Virginia’s Future Leaders Scholarship

In 2012, the Donald A. Perry Scholarship Fund was established at the Williamsburg Community Foundation.  The Virginia’s Future Leaders Scholarship Program is a statewide education initiative of the Virginia broadband industry and the Donald A. Perry Foundation. For 16 years, the program has recognized and awarded scholarships to outstanding Virginia students.  This program is a one-time award and is open to Virginia residents attending an undergraduate 2 or 4 year program at a Virginia institution of higher learning. Please visit the Virginia’s Future Leaders Scholarship Program page to learn more about how to apply.

Questions? Call the WCF office at 757-259-1660 or email