The Martha Vandervoort Memorial Scholarship has been established to celebrate students who have made an impact in our community through leadership and community service. Our hope for the Memorial Scholarship is to invest in individuals with a servant’s heart that reflects Martha’s legacy of life. The Martha Vandervoort Memorial Scholarship offers renewable, 4 year $6,000 scholarships to Calhoun County students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving other, strong work ethic and leadership qualities.
This year, we presented two scholarship awards to Hayleah Higgins, a senior from Piedmont High School, and Jesse Wilson, a senior from Jacksonville High School.
Recipients of the scholarship were chosen through an application and interview process with a selection committee. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate they have a financial need and reflect the embodiment of charity.
The application submission deadline is March 8th, 2019.
Scholly Night is a yearly event hosted by the RMC Foundation and the Anniston Chamber of Commerce Education Committee that is dedicated to aiding Calhoun County high seniors and underclassmen as they prepare to transition into life after graduation. Participants work with local professionals in a range of different fields and careers to learn invaluable interview skills, as well as receiving help on how to fill out their FAFSA forms and completing scholarship applications for college. In 2018, we raised $10,000 with our sponsor Eastman that was reserved for the Martha Vandervoort Memorial Scholarship, which is given annually at the Garden Jubilee to a high school senior.
The 2019 4th Annual Scholly Night will be on February 5th from 3:30PM – 6:00PM, and all high school seniors who RSVP will be automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win a FREE laptop!