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June 4, 2024

Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County Awards Scholarships To Area Students

Sixteen students received $1,000 scholarships to help with college costs.

Martinsville, VA (June 4, 2024) - In an ongoing effort to promote growth and development in children throughout Martinsville and Henry County, the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County recently awarded 16 area college students with $1,000 scholarships.

"We believe that cost shouldn't be a prohibitive factor in a student's pursuit of higher education," stated Charity League President Brittany Scott. "It's not just tuition, but books, supplies, and other associated expenses that can add stress to a student's life."

The 2024 scholarship recipients were selected through a rigorous application process, which included detailing their college plans, demonstrating financial need, showcasing their grade point averages, providing recommendations from guidance counselors, and highlighting community involvement. The applicants' information was then reviewed and selected by the scholarship committee.

The 2024 scholarship recipients are:

  • Kiara Brown attending James Madison University
  • Ethan Carr attending Radford University
  • Hailey Chitwood attending Bowling Green State University
  • Joseph Fincher attending Virginia Tech
  • Alexis Garten attending The University of Virginia
  • Heaven Garten attending The University of Virginia
  • Elyssa Kancherla attending The College of Willliam & Mary
  • Mallori Lowe attending Norfolk State University
  • Hannah Mitchell attending Lincoln Memorial University
  • Adam Mounkaila attending the University of Virginia
  • Kyndall Nelson attending Virginia Tech
  • Anh Nguyen attending Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Caillie Smith attending James Madison University
  • Princess Terry attending James Madison University
  • Chevon Trotter attending Averett University
  • Eva Underwood attending The University of Virginia

Funded through individual and business donations, community partners, and fundraisers like the annual Bargain Fair, these scholarships aim to alleviate the financial burden for deserving students.

"We are grateful for the support of our sustainer and community partners who recognize the importance of our mission and generously contribute to help students focus on their education," added Brittany Scott.

The 2025 scholarship application process will begin in November 2024 online through the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia.