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All-Star Legacy Scholarship


The Richmond Flying Squirrels All-Star Legacy Scholarship was created in preparation for the Eastern League All-Star Week presented by Genworth. All-Star Week is always about more than just a baseball game - it is about creating a lasting impact in RVA through various philanthropic partnerships and programs. Through this scholarship, Richmond Flying Squirrels Charities and partners will honor RVA region students who are committed to improving their community and are involved in an athletic sport. One student will receive a $5,000 renewable award. 

All completed applications must be submitted by email to scholarships@grasp4va.org or mailed to GRASP, 4551 Cox Road, Suite 115, Glen Allen, VA 23060 by May 31, 2019. Only complete applications will be considered.

Qualifications:
• Has met with a GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. (GRASP) advisor and filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
• Will graduate from an RVA region* high school in spring of 2019
• Will attend a four-year college or university, community college, or junior college in the upcoming academic year
• Demonstrates unmet financial need (A college financial aid award letter will be requested before scholarship isgranted.)
• Scholarships are renewable if recipient is a full time student in good standing at their college or university andhas at least a 2.5 average GPA.
• Has participated in a school or community athletic sport during high school

*Public or private high school or home school located in Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico,New Kent, Powhatan, or Richmond. Contact the high school counseling department if the applicant attends a public highschool to set up an appointment with a GRASP advisor. If applicant attends a private school or is home schooled, pleasecontact Jessica Horswell at jhorswell@grasp4va.org or 804-527-7772, to set up an appointment.

Considerations for Selection: 
• Community Service: Student must show a strong passion and interest in the community and needs to havedemonstrated so in a concrete manner. Service can be with school, church, or community organizations.
• Athletics: Student must have participated in an athletic sport during high school through school or communityorganizations.
• Academic Rigor: It is important that students took a challenging academic high school curriculum. The courseselection is, therefore, important since it may be indicative of the student's drive, perseverance, ability anddesire to succeed.
• GPA: A strong GPA is desirable; however, this will be considered in context of the student's circumstances,among other factors.

Essay Questions: 
Please use 500 words or less to answer each question. If completing this form online, type directly into the application form. You may use a separate sheet of paper if completing offline.
1. Describe how you have impacted your community in an area of service, volunteerism, and/or leadership. Why did you choose this avenue?
2. Describe your interest in the athletic sport(s) in which you participate. What benefit have you received from this athletic sport? What has this taught you about yourself?
3. How would this scholarship impact your educational and career goals?

Please be sure you have attached the necessary documents by email or have included them in your mailed forms. These six documnts are required to complete your application:
1. Statement of Verification and Release
2. School Official Verification
3. Scholarship Application Form
4. Scholarship Essays
5. Copy of FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)
6. Copy of Financial Aid Award Letter from your College or University

2019 All-Star Week presented by Genworth

Richmond, ARE YOU READY?! The 2019 Eastern League All-Star Week presented by Genworth is coming to Central Virginia. RVA's Next Big Thing features a slew of special events, celebrities, dignitaries and more!