Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce

108 West Third Avenue Franklin, VA 23851 

Phone: (757) 562-4900 Fax: (757) 562- 6138

Donna C. McCullough Chamber Scholarship

Scholarship Application 2018 (Application deadline - Monday, April 30, 2018)

The Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting educational attainment in the Franklin-Southampton Area.

Presented since 1995, this annual scholarship award is now given in honor of Donna C. McCullough, who served the Chamber as Executive Director from 1976–2004.

The purpose of this prestigious scholarship is to provide recognition to a student who is involved in the community and has demonstrated leadership and academic achievement. Major emphasis for selection will be placed on community involvement.

Scholarship Guidelines

  • The (one-time) Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior.
  • The Scholarship shall be used to assist the recipient in meeting expenses for advanced education in full- or part-time study in a college, technical/trade school or their equivalent.
  • Applicants must be bona fide resident of Franklin or Southampton County, VA or vicinity.
  • The Scholarship Committee of the Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce selects the winner.
  • If the winner fails to continue his/her education program in the given school year, the scholarship must be returned to the Chamber for award to a runner-up.

Christopher D. Ray Public Safety Memorial Scholarship 

Founded in 2011, the Christopher D. Ray Public Safety Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 grant available to a high school senior who plans to enter a course of study in a public safety field or a four-year college or university or to a college student currently enrolled. Public safety majors include criminal justice (not pre-law), fire science, and paramedic/emergency medicine.

This scholarship honors Christopher D. Ray, A Southampton County deputy sheriff who lost his life in the line of duty on August 29, 2009. Funds for the scholarship have been provided through a fishing tournament fundraiser and through generous donations from Christopher's friends and family, as well as from citizens who recognize the need for qualified public safety workers.

2017 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION  Applications due May 12, 2017

Donna C. McCullough Scholarship Recipients 

2017 Recipient - Brittany Bunn

2016 Recipients - Marissa Haydu & Ann Jackson Edwards

2015 Recipient - Jena Araojo

2014 Recipient - Ellis "Trey" Cofield, III

2013 Recipient - Kristen Cooke

2012 Recipient - Savannah Grace Francis

2011 Recipient - Michael Milteer

2010 Recipients - Erin Spivey & Jake Pittman

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