Applications open for W-JCC Scholarship Fund

The Williamsburg Community Foundation is gearing up to award Williamsburg-James City County high school seniors a number of scholarships.

The money comes from the WJCC Scholarship fund, which is accepting donations through April, according to a news release from the Foundation.

There are 24 scholarships open to all seniors in the division. There are five additional scholarship opportunities open to only Jamestown students, Warhill has five and Lafayette has three.

Last year the foundation awarded $55,925 across 46 scholarships to graduating seniors, the release stated. Most awards are around $1,000.

All applications are considered for the General Scholarship Fund, the Robert E. Kiley Family Scholarship and the Kiwanis Club of the Colonial Capital Scholarship.

For the rest, students must meet the requirements to apply. Some are merit-based or need-based, and others require certain career interests, like banking or STEM.

Money is awarded based on class rank, difficulty of curriculum, financial need, extra-curricular activities, and the application essay.

Seniors have until March 19 to apply. Students may apply for more than one if they are eligible. Financial need is not a requirement to apply, the release stated.

Awards will be announced by May 20 and a ceremony to acknowledge the winners is planned for June 4 at Jamestown High School.

To apply, visit bit.ly/2mHLDAi.

For more information or to donate to the fund, call 757-259-1660.

York County hosting middle school dance

On Friday, York County students from around the school division are invited to a dance and activity night hosted by the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office D.A.R.E. Program.

D.A.R.E. — Drug Abuse Resistance Education — is a decades old substance abuse prevention program established in more than half the nation's schools, according to the organization's website.

From 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Tabb High School, located at 4431 Big Bethel Road, students will have the chance to dance along with a live DJ, swoop down an inflatable slide, navigate an inflatable obstacle course or play games.

York County students in grades 6-8 can attend and there is an $8 entry fee.

Williams can be reached by phone at 757-345-2341.

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