Opportunities abound

Published 12:27 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2018

We have recently reported on multiple efforts intended to financially benefit students in the area. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9954 is continuing its tradition of offering a $500 Horace E. Meyers scholarship to a member of a high school graduating class. To be eligible for this scholarship, a high school senior must reside in Lunenburg County and have been accepted to a college or trade school. In addition to public school students, home-school students and students attending private schools who are county residents are eligible for this scholarship. The graduating senior in question must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and write a minimum 100-word essay describing why he or she should receive the award. Importantly, the applicant must have an immediate family member that has served with honor in the U.S. armed forces. The Lunenburg County Chamber of Commerce will be presenting Lunenburg’s Got Talent, an event sponsored by Benchmark Community Bank that gives a platform for area youth to present their performing abilities. Public school, private school or home-school students can compete and vie for a $500 grand prize. Del. Thomas C. “Tommy” Wright Jr. (R-Lunenburg) is offering eight $250 scholarships to a senior meeting the eligibility requirements at each of the eight high schools in the 61st District. To be eligible for one of these scholarships, a senior must reside in the 61st House District as well as be accepted and enrolled in a Virginia college or university. Part of the application process includes interested seniors writing an essay no more than one page in length, explaining why the scholarship is important to them. The opportunities are there for the taking, and I commend the VFW post, the chamber, Benchmark and Del. Wright for offering them. Titus Mohler is the sports editor for The Kenbridge- Victoria Dispatch and Farmville Newsmedia LLC. His email address is Titus.Mohler@ Interested in writing a KVDispatch.com.