Scholarship Criteria

Hughes Memorial Foundation will use the following criteria in evaluating requests for scholarships:

 

  1. Financial need
  2. Demonstrated academic success (2.5 GPA minimum)
  3. Accuracy and completeness of application
  4. Full-time status (minimum of 12 credit hours)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL APPLICANTS

 

IF YOU ARE AWARDED A SCHOLARSHIP, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING. IF YOU ARE PLACED ON ACADEMIC PROBATION OR SUSPENSION AFTER YOUR SECOND SEMESTER, THE SCHOLARSHIP WILL CEASE. ADDITIONALLY, IF YOU FALL BENEATH FULL-TIME STATUS (12 CREDIT HOURS) YOUR SCHOLARSHIP MAY BE REVOKED.

EVERY SEMESTER, STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE WRITTEN PROOF FROM THE SCHOOL THAT THEY ARE IN GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING. FINAL GRADE REPORTS EACH SEMESTER MUST ALSO BE PROVIDED

 

Scholarship Guidelines

Hughes Memorial Foundation awards scholarships for higher education or job training for traditional stduents living in the Virginia counties of Pittsylvania, Halifax, Mecklenburg, Charlotte, Campbell, Bedford, Franklin, Henry and Patrick; the North Carolina counties of Stokes, Rockingham, Caswell, and Person; and the cities of Virginia and North Carolina that are located within those counties. Additional consideration is given to youth who, themselves, or whose parent or grandparent lived at Hughes Memorial Home when it was an orphanage.

 

Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2017 with a deadline of April 4, 2018 The application and ALL required supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline to be considered.

 

The application process has two steps:

 

  1. Read the Hughes Memorial Foundation Mission Statement. Notice that although all students of Virginia and North Carolina who demonstrate financial need are eligible for scholarship aid, preference will be given to students living in the above designated areas. After weighing these restrictions, if you feel you qualify and you wish to apply, proceed to step 2.
  2. Complete the online scholarship application located on the website. Upload and attach to your application the required information listed below, or mail hardcopy of information to
  3.  

Hughes Memorial Foundation, Scholarship Applications,

223 Riverview Drive, Suite I,

Danville, VA 24541

Please include the following:

 

    1. Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) OR Student Aid Report. This should be completed and submitted to the federal government with a copy to us at soon as you and your parent(s) or guardian(s) have filled out federal income tax returns for the previous year. This is typically done in late January/early February.
    2. Your and your parents’ or guardians’ federal income tax return used in the completion of the FAFSA or for most current filing period.
    3. Official transcripts from all high schools or colleges attended (sealed).
    4. A letter outlining your need for a scholarship, your educational plans and goals and any other information that could affect your financial status or ability to continue your education.
    5. Official SAT or ACT reports.

Scholarship amounts are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to, academic success, income, and tuition cost.

If a student receives a scholarship based on a perceived 4-year university cost, and the student opts to attend community college or trade school, the award amount may be adjusted accordingly.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office with questions or concerns.

 

FAQ's

Do I have to have a Hughes Center connection to apply?

The Hughes Memorial Foundation is not associated with the Hughes Center located on Route 41 in Pittsylvania County. Children who are a direct descendant of alumni of Hughes Memorial Home when it operated as an orphanage may receive additional consideration during the scholarship process.

How are award amounts determined?

Award amounts are based in part on academic excellence, demonstrated financial need, and tuition cost. If you received an award based on the tuition of a 4-year university, but decide to attend community college/trade school, your award may be adjusted accordingly.

Is this award renewable?

Yes. Returning students do not have to fill out another application. Please see the Reapplication Information for more guidelines.

Contact Info

Hughes Memorial Foundation
223 Riverview Drive, Ste. I
Danville, VA 24543
P: 434-799-2412
F: 434-799-3089

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