The Crittenden R. Sullivan, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is in memory of Crittenden “Crit” R. Sullivan, Jr., a lifelong resident of the Fredericksburg area, and a 1953 graduate of James Monroe High School. Crit was very highly regarded by his many friends and business associates for his work ethic, character, integrity, community service, and strong commitment to humanity. Crittenden R. Sullivan, Jr. was born during the period between the Great Depression and World War II to a family of modest means. He possessed a determined work ethic and a strong sense of values. In addition to working the equivalent of a full time job during high school, he also played varsity football for all four years. Crit was blessed with an inherent talent to build with wood, brick and mortar. As a young man endowed with these talents, combined with his education from James Monroe High School, he began his career in the local building industry.
Today it is difficult to drive down the streets of Fredericksburg, Stafford, and Spotsylvania, and not pass a house, commercial building, or other structure that was built with his hands.
This scholarship is intended to encourage other individuals with similar independent spirits and work ethic to fulfill their aspirations by assisting in their completion of any vocational/technical or college program, which results in a degree or certificate.
Applicants to the Crittenden R. Sullivan, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Fund must:
- Be a graduating senior from James Monroe High School
- Show a demonstrated work ethic exemplified by a balance of academics, sports and extra curricular activities during high school.
- Students must possess a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5.
- Demonstrate plans to attend an accredited undergraduate college, or any vocational/technical or business program, which results in a degree or certificate
Eligible Localities: Not Specified
Eligible High Schools: James Monroe High School
Deadline: March 01, 2020 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 Crittenden R. Sullivan, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Fund also requires:
- Two (2) letters of recommendation, which collectively attest to work ethic, character, school extracurricular activities, community service and values from teachers, coaches, counselors, church pastors and/or supervisors or employers from summer or part-time employment.
- An essay of 900 words or less which describes, in your own words:
- Your life goals and how this scholarship would help to fulfill them.
- Your activities involving school sports and/or extracurricular activities, community outreach, church and other volunteer work.
- A major obstacle you have faced in your life and how you overcame it.
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