The Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship

The Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation was founded in 1953 by the late Jay W. Johns, a successful Pennsylvania industrialist transplanted to Virginia, who became a great admirer of Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson.

Scholarships

18 scholarships will be awarded to Virginia high school juniors and seniors submitting outstanding analytical essays on any aspect–positive or negative–of the career, character, or legacy of General Robert E. Lee and/or General “Stonewall” Jackson.

The Foundation will award one $2,000 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship to students whose essays are judged to be the best in each of Virginia’s eight public high school regions.

In addition, the Foundation will award one $2,000 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship to private school or homeschooled students whose essays are judged to be the best from this sector.

An additional award of $8,000 will go to the public school, private school, or homeschooled student who authors the essay judged to be the best in the state. This student will receive a total award of $10,000.

A $1,000 award will be given to a school in each of the nine judging sectors in the name of the high school teacher or advisor who sponsors the most participating students in that sector. Advisors must sponsor a minimum of 50 participating students to be eligible for this award.

The Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Eligibility

Any junior or senior in a Virginia public or private high school or home school may apply. The student should not have received a Lee-Jackson scholarship in the past and must be a resident of Virginia who plans to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the United States as a full-time student. Students who intend to enroll in a community college must plan to enroll in the college transfer program of the community college. The contestant should demonstrate the natural ability to succeed in college and have a sincere desire to attend. Financial need is not a consideration.

Financial need is not a consideration.  Any student is eligible to apply who is:

  • a Virginia resident;
  • classified as a junior or senior in a Virginia public, private, or home high school;
  • has not won a Lee-Jackson scholarship before;
  • plans to attend a 4-year accredited U.S. college, and later enrolls as a full-time student

Students planning to attend a community college must enroll full-time, plan to transition to a four-year accredited U.S. college, and enroll in the school’s college transfer program.

The Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship How to apply

Application packets are made available to all public and private high schools in Virginia in the fall of each year. Students may obtain an application form and a complete set of application guidelines including deadlines from their school principal or guidance counselor or by clicking here (170kb).

Public and private school students must complete the application form and file it with their school principal. Home school students should file their application form with their parent or guardian. The application must be accompanied by an essay on either General Lee or General Jackson, or both. Deadlines for completion of essays and submission to principals or parents/guardians is generally in mid-February.

For more information, please contact:

The Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 8121
Charlottesville, VA 22906
leejacksonfoundation@yahoo.com

The Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Deadline

  • Deadlines for completion of essays and submission to principals or parents / guardians is generally in mid-February.
  • Essays for the 2017-2018 competition will be due 2nd February, 2018, and winning students will be notified on 15th May, 2018

Contact Details

The Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 8121
Charlottesville, VA 22906
E-mail Id : leejacksonfoundation@yahoo.com
Website : http://www.lee-jackson.org/

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