Foundation For Roanoke Valley Announces Over $100,000 In Scholarships

L to R: Alan Ronk, Foundation for Roanoke Valley Executive Director; Sandra Pratt, Wheeler Broadcasting; Ashley Cummings, James River High School senior and 2012 Holland Scholar Recipient; Michelle Eberly, Foundation for Roanoke Valley Program Officer; and Carly Oliver, Foundation for Roanoke Valley Associate Director.

The Foundation for Roanoke Valley awarded more than $100,000 in educational scholarships during its annual scholarship reception.

The Foundation administers 49 endowed scholarship funds, and it received more than 700 applications for scholarships this year.  Recipients were selected on a competitive basis using criteria established by donors at the creation of the scholarship endowment.

The Foundation’s largest scholarship, its “Holland Scholar Award,” is always at least $10,000 and is given annually to an outstanding graduating senior from the Roanoke Valley who shows exceptional promise in his or her future college career.  For 2012, the $14,000 scholarship was presented to Ashley L. Cummings, a senior at James River High School. Cummings will attend Liberty University in the fall.

The Foundation for Roanoke Valley  has served the Roanoke Valley for more than 20 years and currently administers over 250 named endowment funds on behalf of the community.

For more information visit www.foundationforroanokevalley.org.