Granville P. Meade Scholarship:
Open for Homeschoolers!
Open for Homeschoolers!
The Granville P. Meade Scholarship is open for homeschooled students! Any high school senior who has had academic success but has financial difficulty attending college may apply.
The scholarship awards $2,000 each year for four years (a total of $8,000) to several qualified students, including homeschool seniors who have a financial need.
The recipient must attend one of Virginia’s community colleges or public or private four-year colleges or universities.
HEAV (Home Educators Association of Virginia) works with SCHEV (State Council of Higher Education for Virginia) and VDOE (Virginia Department of Education) in the homeschool scholarship selection process.
SCHEV oversees the Granville P. Meade Scholarship Program and disperses scholarship funds, and the VDOE reviews all applications.
HEAV reviews all homeschool scholarship applications and selects five finalists.
How to Apply
Interested homeschool students must submit the VDOE 2020 Granville P. Meade Scholarship Application to HEAV.
Application Deadline: March 27, 2020.
Homeschool applications must be postmarked no later than March 27, 2020, and mailed to the following address:
Home Educators Association of Virginia
Attn: Granville P. Meade Scholarship Chair
2100 West Laburnum Avenue, Suite 108-A
Richmond, VA 23227
HEAV will review the applications received from homeschoolers and select the five most qualified homeschool seniors. HEAV will then submit the five applications to the Virginia Department of Education by April 24, 2020.
The Virginia Department of Education will choose the Granville P. Meade scholarship recipients from the nominees submitted from each public school division, from private school association applicants, and from homeschool applicants. Letters will be mailed by May 8, 2020, to all finalists notifying them of the Granville P. Meade Scholarship Committee’s decision. The VDOE will notify HEAV of the recipients by May 31, 2020.
Granville P. Meade scholars will be selected based upon financial need and merit.
Therefore, applicants will need to demonstrate academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and good character as determined by letters of recommendation and financial need.
In order to receive the four-year scholarship, students must remain enrolled in a Virginia college or university and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA each semester.
Yes, it is assumed that is the case.
Rather than leave it blank, put “N/A” (not applicable). There are a number of schools, public and private, that don’t include class rank.
Typically, this refers to ACT or SAT tests. These are the exams that colleges/universities analyze. You must provide information the homeschool student would send to a college for admission.
It does not include standardized tests such as the Iowa Basic, California Achievement Test, the Stanford, etc.
No. The statement says:
Confidential letters of reference from at least four people not related to the applicant, including the applicant’s high school principal, shall be filed with this application. These letters should give specific information in regard to the applicant’s character, personality, and ability. Particular reference must be made to the applicant’s need and the family’s financial ability.
The committee cannot accept a reference from the parent, but four other non-related persons that can speak to the student’s promise to succeed at the postsecondary level.
This refers to scholarships you have received from other organizations such as the Lions Club, American Legion, Chick-Fil-A, Institute of Electrical Engineers, Daughters of the American Revolution, 4-H, etc.
It does not include proposed scholarship packages offered by colleges that the student has not yet accepted.
You should write “N/A” (not applicable) for the answer. Don’t leave it blank.
An application would immediately be disqualified for review for one or more of the following:
- a postmark after the designated deadline
- an application from a student who is not a senior
- an application package sent to the incorrect address for a homeschooled student
- an incomplete application
- failure to provide four letters of reference with the application package
- failure to follow specific directions