The Colonial Beach Community Foundation awarded $2000.00 in College Scholarships to three Colonial Beach High School students; Rachel Gray, Hailey Becraft and Christina Parker.
Christiana Parker plans to study nursing at Rappahannock Community College. The CBCF awarded Christiana two $500.00 scholarships, one specifically toward medical training and one to help with tuition at RCC.
Hailey Becraft currently holds a Culinary Certificate, she plans to attend Germanna Technical School to pursue a business degree. Becraft plans to return to Colonial Beach to open a restaurant. She received a $500.00 scholarship to help with tuition.
Rachel Gray received $500 toward her first year at Rappahannock Community College before transferring to a four-year program.
Scholarship Committee member, Joyce Reid, notes, “The Colonial Beach Community Foundation makes scholarships available every year in the areas of nursing, the arts, trade school and technical training. We emphasize community college as an access point for kids looking to get into college. We had many outstanding applicants this year and are honored to award scholarships to these amazing young women.”
Qualifications for the Colonial Beach Community Foundation scholarships include having 40 hours of community service work done outside of school, but in the Colonial Beach community. Reid points out, “Many organizations welcome the help.” Other requirements include a minimum GPA of 2.0 and a total family income of less than $65,000. Students returning to college are also encouraged to apply for a Colonial Beach Community Foundation scholarship to help with their continuing education.
Reid is quick to encourage donations to the Scholarship Fund, “If you know someone looking for an opportunity to make a contribution, they can send a check to the Colonial Beach Community Foundation earmarked for the Scholarship Fund.”
Colonial Beach Community Foundation Scholarship Committee members for 2019 include Joyce Gunderson, Joyce Reid, and Mitzi Saffos.
Colonial Beach Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community corporation established to improve the quality of life in and around Colonial Beach through fundraising. In 2018 the Foundation reorganized as the Colonial Beach Community Foundation and broadened its mission and efforts to have a greater impact both financially and programmatically. Our approach is simple – build a better community by making philanthropy easy.