Headwaters 2023 Renewal Scholarship Application is closed.
The application will reopen in December 2023/January 2024.
Headwaters administers several scholarship and award funds, which were typically overseen by the Headwaters Next Step Program before it evolved into the Profile of a Graduate Program. Now, Headwaters staff, in conjunction with the Profile of a Graduate Coordinator and a volunteer Scholarship Committee, oversee this important process. The deadline for scholarships and renewal scholarships is early spring. Exact dates are announced through Rappahannock County Public Schools and the Headwaters website.
Headwaters is proud to award the following scholarships and awards to local students:
Emily Jane Hilscher Passion Award
Given to an exceptionally passionate, creative, spirited young person who lives in Rappahannock County. This can go to a graduating high school senior or a young person that wants to pursue a unique educational opportunity (camp, conference, etc.) to further their passion. This award is by nomination only.
Flanagan Scholarship Award
Goes to two motivated RCHS seniors who have shown the greatest level of improvement in the final months at RCHS. This award is by nomination only.
Gladys Reid Bowie/Grace Bradley Reid Memorial Scholarship
RCHS Senior going on to college or technical school who exemplifies the qualities of hard work and care and compassion for others.
Graham Hackley Scholarship
Given in memory of the late E. Graham Hackley, beloved owner of Hackley’s Store in Amissville. It goes to seniors with financial need going to a four-year college. Preference is given to those with volunteer involvement, a strong work ethic, and an intent to major in business, veterinary science, environmental science, or agriculture. Preference to RCHS senior, but all may apply.
Headwaters Outstanding Achievement Award
Jane Bowling-Wilson Leadership Award
Jeff MacNelly Art Award
Given in memory of former Rappahannock resident and three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jeff MacNelly. It goes to a graduating high school senior at RCHS that is passionate about art in some form – drawing, cartooning, dancing, photography, writing, woodworking, welding, etc. Students must plan to attend a 2-year, 4-year, trade school, or training/certification program.
Larry and Kathleen Grove Scholarship
Joseph Horning Scholarship
Liz Tole Educational Excellence Award
The Palmer Scholarship was created to honor students who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment, dedication, and hard work to the educational and/or extracurricular activities in which they have been involved.
Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community (RAAC) Scholarship
Provides support to an RCHS senior who demonstrates interest in pursuing a career or advanced study in the arts, including fine arts, drama, music, film, writing & literature, dance & movement.
Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP) Scholarship
This award provides support to one or more high school graduates in Rappahannock County and/or recent graduates who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career or advanced study related to environmental protection, natural resource conservation, environmental technology, or earth science. The potential areas of study include, but are not limited to, Environmental Science and Engineering, Biochemistry, Meteorology, Hydrology, Geology, Food Science, and Alternative Energy. Suitable candidates may be attending or planning to attend an accredited 2-year school, 4-year school, trade/technical school, or certification program.