Academic Scholarship Information

A non-renewable award of $1000 will be awarded to a high school senior planning to enroll in a post secondary institution (two or four-year college or vocational/technical school).  ​

Instructions, Deadlines and General Information

Please carefully review the eligibility requirements, required documents to be submitted, and timelines. Incomplete applications that do not meet the stated eligibility criteria will not be considered for award.

Once you submit your application and receive a confirmation email, please add that email address to your address book to ensure receipt of future emails.

 

All scholarship selections are final. We will not accept appeals.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 12, 2021

*Contact us immediately if you require and extension.Extension requests will be reviewed and granted on a case by case basis only.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

  • Applicant must have 

    • Documented chronic medical condition

    • Under a physician’s care

    • Currently undergoing treatment for the medical condition

  • Applicant must be a high school senior currently attending any one of the five Spotsylvania County High Schools (Courtland HS, Massaponax HS, Chancellor HS, Spotsylvania HS, Riverbend HS); Georgetown ISD schools (GHS, EVHS, Richarte HS) (Georgetown, TX); or Rochelle Township High School (Rochelle, IL)

  • Applicant must have a cumulative HS GPA of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Applicant must be planning to attend a post-secondary institution (2-yr., 4-yr. college or vocational/technical/school) in the fall with full-time status (minimum 12 hrs.)

  • Applicant must complete a 500-word essay

What You Need to Submit

  • Application Form

  • Two formal letters of recommendation (must be from teachers, administrators, or guidance counselors)

  • Current physician's letter documenting chronic medical condition

    • Current is considered within the past six months of application deadline​

  • Minimum of 500-word essay

  • Submit all documentation (e.g., application, letters, and essay) to info@brendanddowneymemorialfund.org

Do Not Submit

  • Do not include any high school transcripts

  • Do not include any photographs of yourself

  • Do not include your Social Security Number (SSN)

Expected Timelines

  • Application Deadline: March 12, 2021

  • Scholarship awarded in April 2021

  • Please adhere to the application deadline

Scholarship Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be made available Fall of 2020.

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