AHA accepting applications for scholarships
Botetourt County high school seniors and college students interested in or studying wildlife conservation and forestry related fields are eligible to apply for one of the Appalachian Habitat Association scholarships (AHA) being offered this spring.
The non-profit AHA is offering five scholarships that will be awarded to students who will or are planning to pursue an education that will lead to a two-year or higher degree in a course of study associated with Forestry, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, Habitat Management, Conservation Resources, Conservation Criminal Justice or a similar field associated with improving wildlife habitat and/or protecting wildlife.
Students from the Counties of Botetourt, Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Craig, Highland and Rockbridge, and the Cities of Buena Vista, Covington, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro are eligible for the scholarships.
The non-profit AHA will accept applications from 2022 graduating high school seniors and post-secondary students currently enrolled in programs at two-year or four-year institution with an accredited program as identified above.
Scholarships in the amount of $5,000, $4,000, $3,000, $2000 and $1,000 will be awarded to the top five applicants, respectively.
Applications may downloaded from the AHA website at https://appalachianhabitat.org/scholarships.
Fully completed applications should be returned by email to the email address on the application or by mail to the address on the application by May 31.
For more information, contact Ed McCoy at email@example.com or by calling 540-339-0622.
LBHS seniors may apply for Lawrence Roberts Scholarship
The Lawrence B. Roberts Memorial Scholarship application is available through May 3 to seniors graduating in the Lord Botetourt High School Class of 2022. Seniors may contact the LBHS Guidance Department for more information.
Larry Roberts grew up in Port Deposit, Md. He spent summers working on Mt. Ararat Dairy Farm before attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where was a member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and graduated in 1962 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Syracuse University. Throughout his life, Roberts significantly gave back to the community as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Troutville Lions Club, and the Blue Ridge Church of the Brethren. He also served on the St. Mark’s United Methodist Church planning team and the Botetourt County School Board. He valued higher education, discipline, hard work, civic responsibility, community service, and family.
Apply now for First Bank Fall Run Scholarship
First Bank is currently accepting applications for the First Bank Fall Run Scholarship. The deadline for submission is Monday, April 25. For a printable application, email 5k10kRun@fbvirginia.com or contact the Lord Botetourt or James River guidance departments.
This year marks the 36th Annual First Bank Fall 5K and 10K to be held in the historic Town of Fincastle on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. The run has been a staple in the community and brings local school students and communities together in a positive way to promote health, exercise and wellness. Each year since the race’s inception, the bank has presented a scholarship to a student who has participated in and completed at least one fall run event and has been a member of a running sport in high school.
First Bank will award to two $1,000 scholarships, one for a student at James River High School in Buchanan and one for a student at Lord Botetourt High School in Daleville. The student must be a member of the current graduating class of the school and plan to attend an accredited college, university or any accredited post-secondary institution immediately after graduation.