The Tappahannock Rotary Club is commemorating two of its long-time members, Cacky Taylor and Dr. John Gregory, both of whom died this past year, by providing two $1,000 scholarships for the benefit of qualifying Rappahannock Community College students. “Cacky and John strongly believed in the importance of education, and the need to support young people from Essex County who pursue higher education,” says Tappahannock Rotary Club president Joe Wolfinger. The RCC Educational Foundation, Inc. (RCC EFI) is administering the scholarships. The requirements, says Foundation director Sarah Pope, are Essex County residence, and at least a 2.0 grade-point average.
“The RCC Educational Foundation is so pleased to administer these scholarships that will assist Essex County students in receiving an RCC education,” says Pope. “The Tappahannock Rotary Club has given over $26,000 in RCC scholarships to Essex County students since 1992.”
“Our club is pleased to fund scholarships to honor the memory of two of our beloved, dedicated Rotarians,” affirms Wolfinger. Both were Rotarians for over 40 years, and each of them served two terms as president of Tappahannock Rotary.
Individuals or organizations who would like to set up a scholarship fund through RCC EFI should call Pope at 804-333-6705, e-mail her at email@example.com, or visit the Foundation page at RCC’s web site: www.rappahannock.edu/foundation. Students hoping to receive a scholarship can go to the same page to find an online application, or they can ask for information at the college’s main campuses in Glenns and Warsaw, or at the off-campus sites in Kilmarnock, King George, and New Kent. The application deadline for scholarships covering the academic year of 2017-18 is 11:59 p.m., Friday, February 17.