Piankatank Ruritan Club awards annual scholarships to graduating seniors of Mathews High School or Mathews County Home School program. We offer three scholarships. Two scholarships will be awarded to students who have been accepted to either a four-year College/University or 2 year Community College and the third scholarship to a student who has been accepted to a Trade/Vocational School.
College/University Awards: $1500 for a 4 year University. $1000 for a 4 yr college or 2 year Community College Program. Funds will be paid directly to the school at the beginning of the school year.
Trade/Vocational School Award: $600, paid directly to the school at the beginning of the school year.
Must define on their application which scholarship they are applying for.
Must be a 2018 graduating senior of Mathews High School or Home School Program in Mathews County.
Must be accepted by a college or technical or vocational school
Grade point Average requirement:
3.0 GPA for College/University applicants
1.5 GPA for Vocational/Trade School applicants
Must have demonstrated community support by participating in extracurricular activities: Students must list these activities and explain their degree of participation and length service.
Must exhibit good citizenship. (Explain)
Students must address need for scholarship funds.
Students must address their reason for the vocation that they are seeking.
They must address their objectives for this course of study.
Must demonstrate good sentence structure, spelling and be at least 250 words.
typewritten, double-spaced on plain white paper
Application must be filled out clearly and legibly.
Include a copy of your high school transcript or home school record.
Include two letters of recommendation. Please….no form letters!
A recommendation may be obtained from:
School official: counselor, principal, teacher (only one).
Letters from present or former supervisor.
Each person providing a recommendation MUST state their name and relationship to the applicant.
FILING DEADLINE: Completed applications must be returned to the School Counselors Office by April 30.