York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. Announces Seven Scholarship Awards to Seniors in The York County School Division

York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. Announces Seven Scholarship Awards to Seniors in The York County School Division

2016 Michael J. Tylavsky, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Recipient
In December 2008, the York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. formed a partnership with the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia to administer the Tylavsky Memorial Scholarship, named for Michael J. "Mr. T." Tylavsky, Jr., former Principal of Tabb High School. All York County school seniors are eligible to apply. The 2016 scholarship award of $500 was presented to Kayla Woolston, a senior from Tabb High School on June 7, 2016. Kayla will be studying Dental Hygiene at Thomas Nelson Community College in the fall.

2016 Joseph H. Levi Memorial Scholarship Recipient
In October 2011, the York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. joined with the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia to administer the Levi Memorial Scholarship, named for Joseph H. Levi, former teacher and coach at Tabb High School. A high school senior student athlete from Tabb High School is eligible to apply for the non-renewable award. The 2016 scholarship award of $500 was presented to Leah Tyson on June 7, 2016. Leah will be Kiran is pursuing a career in Nursing plans to attend the University of South Carolina in the fall.

2016 Julie M. Sager Memorial Scholarship Recipient
In March 2013, York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. partnered with the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia, Inc.to administer the Julie M. Sager Memorial Scholarship, named for Tabb Elementary school teacher, Julie M. Sager. A high school senior from Tabb High School who plans to pursue a career in the field of education is eligible to apply. The 2016 Scholarship award of $1,000 was presented to Delaney Vest, on June 7, 2016, by Sarah Sager Bowman, daughter of Julie M. Sager. Delaney will pursue a career in Theatre Education at Christopher Newport University in the fall.

2016 Thomas W. Doggins Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Established by the Doggins family in 2013, this endowed fund at the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia via the York Foundation for Public Education, Inc., was made in memory of Thomas W. Doggins, a former teacher in the York County School Division. Graduating seniors attending Tabb High school who are in need of financial aid for post-secondary education at a four-year college, university, community college, or technical/trade school are eligible to apply. The 2016 award of $500 was presented to Kayla Woolston, a senior from Tabb High School on June 7, 2016. Kayla will be studying Dental Hygiene at Thomas Nelson Community College in the fall.

The 2016 Lee Galloway, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Recipient
The Arthur Lee Galloway, Jr. Scholarship has been awarded for over thirty years by family and friends of the former York High student, "Lee" Galloway. Thanks to their loyalty and dedication, this scholarship was endowed in January, 2014 through the Peninsula Community Foundation and the York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. Lee's classmates have honored the fallen hero since 1986 when a bronze plaque was put on display at the main school hallway. This scholarship is awarded to a York High school graduate who exemplifies Lee's traits of: patriotism, athletics, and journalism, sense of humor and love of reading. The 2016 scholarship award of $2,500 was presented to Stephen Kuster, a senior from York High School on June 9, 2016. Stephen plans to major in International Relations and will attend Columbia University in the fall. Lee's classmates, Patrick Konopnicki and Joe Hutchko, presented the scholarship on behalf of the Galloway family.

2016 Grafton Kiwanis Club Scholarship

2016 Page Minter Memorial Scholarship
In 2016, after the sudden death of School Board member, Mr. Page Minter, the York Foundation for Public Education decided to honor Mr. Minter by awarding an honorarium to a student at New Horizons Regional Education Center (NHREC). The honorarium provides funds to a graduate who is entering the workforce to defray the costs associated with full time employment-- like equipment, uniforms, reliable transportation and even fuel for their transportation. The criteria for selection reflect success traits in the workplace such as productivity, attendance, accomplishment, leadership, and being a team player. The honorarium was presented to Kenzie Cornelison from York High School who will be attending Cosmetology School.

To obtain additional information for any of these scholarships, go to the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia's website at www.pcfvirginia.org or contact Belinda Willis at the York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. bwillisp@ycsd.york.va.us 898-0451.

If you interested in making a donation to any of the above scholarship funds, please make checks payable to:
York Foundation for Public Education, Inc.
PO Box 1771, Yorktown, VA 23692

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