The Mary Carter Frackelton Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was established in December 2012 by Mary Carter Frackelton, a life-long Fredericksburg resident. Carter is a dedicated educator and business woman. After graduating from Sweet Briar College, she taught 4th grade at Orange Elementary School in Orange, VA from 1972 to 1978. She returned to Fredericksburg in 1978 and taught at Stafford Middle School – 5th grade for three years, then 7th grade math and the 5th - 8th grade gifted program for four more. For several years she also taught Math to adults in Stafford County who were preparing to take the GED test. In 1985, Carter left public school teaching and joined her father in their family business, the Frackelton Block Company. Following Robert Frackelton’s death in December, 1989, Carter became managing partner at Frackelton Block Company. Carter continues to lead the business in a variety of capacities.
Ms. Frackelton believes strongly that encouraging students to make a commitment to their continuing education and helping them to reach those goals will not only increase productivity in businesses but strengthen our community as a whole. She also believes that empowering and honoring women is a powerful way to preserve and grow a community. Demographics show that more and more women are single parents and that this trend can often create serious financial challenges for their children. Ms. Frackelton intends for her gift to support high school students with barriers to higher education – particularly those who have been raised by a single mother (or grandmother or aunt). She wishes to support the college or university education of one or more high school seniors from the City of Fredericksburg or the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford or Orange. Priority will be given to students for whom financial need or other circumstances create barriers to further education. Youth who plan to attend a community college as a first step to a four-year degree are encouraged to apply.
Applicants to The Mary Carter Frackelton Scholarship Fund must:
- Be a graduating senior from the City of Fredericksburg or Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford or Orange County.
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
- Demonstrate plans to attend an institution of higher education (two-year and four-year colleges and universities and trade and vocational schools). Preference may be given to seniors planning to attend a community college.
Eligible Localities: Caroline County, City of Fredericksburg, King George County, Orange County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County
Eligible High Schools: Brooke Point High School, Caroline High School, Chancellor High School, Colonial Forge High School, Courtland High School, Fredericksburg Academy, Fredericksburg Christian School, James Monroe High School, King George High School, Massaponax High School, Mountain View High School, North Stafford High School, Orange County High School, Riverbend High School, Spotsylvania High School, Stafford Senior High School
Deadline: March 05, 2017 by 11:00 PM
Award Amount: $2,500
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 Mary Carter Frackelton Scholarship Fund also requires:
- A copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) Summary page as documentation of financial need.
- Two reference letters: Referrals should be from two different sources (a teacher, counselor, coach, employer or someone else who knows you well.)
- A written statement (900 word maximum) that outlines: What you have learned from your mother and why it is important. Please also explain how this has impacted your plans for the future.
More information on how to Apply for a Scholarship.