The Clay and Elsie Williams Rural Conservation Scholarship
This scholarship was established to perpetuate the ethic of responsible rural conservation and preservation - of both the land and the community of its people - by the family and friends of H. Clay and Elsie L. Williams of Longfield Farm, King George, and to memorialize their lifetimes and enduring commitment to giving back to the community via service.
The donors wish to support the college or university education of a young woman or man from King George County. In particular, the donors intend for their gift to support the further education of students who are committed to pursuing avenues of education that will enable them to make significant contributions back to their community, be it by responsible stewardship of the land, preservation of clean air and waterways, preservation and protection of historic sites and resources, the development of alternative energy systems, or of sustainable agricultural practices or technologies that contribute to any of the aforesaid. Applications are welcomed from all King George County students and especially from students with a rural or agricultural background and from those for whom circumstances or financial need may create obstacles to further education.
Scholarships are eligible for yearly renewal but require reapplication and will be considered along with all applicants for the award.
Applicants to the The Clay and Elsie Williams Rural Conservation Scholarship must:
- Be a senior from King George County High School or be a home schooled student residing in King George County.
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.7.
- Demonstrate plans to attend a four-year college or university, a community college or a vocational/technical school.
Eligible Localities: King George County
Eligible High Schools: King George High School
Deadline: March 03, 2019 by 11:00 PM
Award Amount: $2000
How to Apply
The online application portal will walk students through our application process.
- Students submit general information such as address and high school, as well as information about extracurricular activities or awards.
- Students use the online application to provide the name and email address of their guidance counselor and other individuals. These contacts will receive an email requesting the student’s high school transcript or a personal reference.
- Each of our various scholarships has its own essay guidelines, as described below.
Call 540 373-9292 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The The Clay and Elsie Williams Rural Conservation Scholarship also requires:
A copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) Summary page as documentation of financial need.
Include two letters of recommendation from different sources. This letter can be from a teacher, counselor, coach, employer or other individual who knows you well. (You can choose.)
An essay of no more than 900 words explaining: (a) What you plan to do in the future. (b) How your education will prepare you to contribute back to society. (c) Why you need this scholarship. (d) List previous employment and community service.
More information on how to Apply for a Scholarship.