Lee-Jackson Foundation Scholarships

  • Deadline: 02/05/2022
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: 18
  • Award Amount: Not Available
  • Website: http://www.lee-jackson.org/
  • Phone: Not Available
  • Fax: Not Available
  • Email: leejacksonfoundation@yahoo.com
  • Address: P.O. Box 8121 Charlottesville, VA 22906

Eighteen annual scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to Virginia high-school juniors or seniors and homeschooled students able to write outstanding analytical essays about positive or negative aspects of the character, career and legacy of General Robert E. Lee and/ General Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson.

Full Description

The Lee-Jackson Foundation of Charlottesville was established in 1953 by Jay W. Johns, a successful industrialist and great admirer of Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, who were both involved in educational initiatives.

They offer yearly 18 scholarships to talented high-school or homeschooled students from Virginia planning to enroll in a college or university. The applicants should write an essay describing various aspects from General Lee’s and/or General Jackson’s lives, careers or legacy. The essay will be judged according to their historical accuracy, quality of research and clarity of expression.

The deadline for the applications is February 5, 2022 and the winners will be notified by May 16, 2022.

Who's eligible?

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a public or private high-school from the State of Virginia or be homeschool students
  • They must be residents of Virginia
  • They must be planning to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university as full-time students
  • In case candidates plan to enroll in a community college, they must intend to enroll in the college transfer program of the community college
  • They should not have been awarded this scholarship before
  • Financial need is NOT taken into consideration

How to Apply

Candidates should submit no later than February 5, 2022 a completed application form, including an essay about General Robert E. Lee or General Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson. The essays should be clear, well-addressed, historically accurate, thoroughly researched and original and may discuss topics such as:

  • The generals’ heritage and lives during war and peace
  • Their impact on modern battlefield tactics
  • Their religious beliefs
  • Their personalities etc.

The length of the essays is not important.

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