Chesterfield County announces 2017 Black History Month scholarships

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Chesterfield County Black History Month Celebration Program is sponsoring the Leadership for the 21st Century Scholarships for eligible Chesterfield County Public School students.

This is the 20th year that these scholarships have been awarded. Students interested in applying need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a Chesterfield County Public School senior who attends one of Chesterfield County’s public high schools, or one of the two regional Governor’s Schools.
  • You must plan to attend a Virginia college or university.
  • You must submit an application, including a written essay about the selected theme. Applications can be found at all high school counseling offices.
  • The deadline to apply is 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Applications must be submitted to the applicant’s school counseling office or directly to Bryan Carr, Instructional Specialist for School Counseling, at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull Street, 13900 Hull Street Road.

Six scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,500. A winner will be selected from each of the five Chesterfield County magisterial districts, and one scholarship will be awarded to a Chesterfield County student attending one of the regional Governor Schools.

Scholarship award winners will be notified the week of Jan. 16. Scholarship recipients also will receive certificates of achievement.

The Black History Month Business and Scholarship Awards Breakfast will be held on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Scholarship recipients will be asked to attend with their parents or guardian.

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