Scholarship Archive

In 2016, the Lucketts Ruritan Club presented scholarships totaling $13,000 to four deserving students during award ceremonies at Tuscarora High School on June 8th, June 4th for Emily Cleland. The Lucketts Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to Lucketts area graduating seniors who have chosen to extend their education and have excelled in their academic and service endeavors. This is the 28th year the Club has awarded scholarships to deserving seniors. Awardees are selected based on academic achievement, school and community service, the student’s essay on his/her future goals and plan to achieve them, and letters of recommendation. The Club received 11 applications this year. The four recipients were judged Outstanding and Excellent. Receiving the scholarships this year were:

 

    • Emily Cleland from Thomas Jefferson HS, awarded $5,500, will be attending Virginia Tech
    • Sara Forbes from Tuscarora HS, awarded $2,500
    • Austin Slone from Tuscarora HS, awarded $2,500, will be attending VMI
    • Daniella Roberge from Tuscarora HS, awarded $2,500, will be attending Emerson College

 

  • The ‘Thank You’ note from the Renick Ruritan Club, WV
The Lucketts Ruritan Club donated $500 to the Renick Ruritans in WV for their scholarship funds. Due to severe flooding, their fund raiser was cancelled.

The Lucketts Ruritan Club donated $500 to the Renick Ruritans in WV for their scholarship funds. Due to severe flooding, their fund raiser was cancelled.


In 2015, the Lucketts Ruritan Club presented scholarships totaling $13000 to four deserving students during award ceremonies at Tuscarora High School on June 10. The Lucketts Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to Lucketts area graduating seniors who have chosen to extend their education and have excelled in their academic and service endeavors. This is the 27th year the Club has awarded scholarships to deserving seniors. Awardees are selected based on academic achievement, school and community service, the student’s essay on his/her future goals and plan to achieve them, and letters of recommendation. The Club received 11 applications this year. The four recipients were judged Outstanding and Very Strong. Receiving the scholarships this year were:

  • Mason Cox, awarded $2000, will be attending NOVA
  • Alexis Bailey, awarded $3000, will be attending Morehead State University, KY
  • Tyler Entner, awarded $4000, will be attending Virginia Tech State University
  • Maxwell Tagg, awarded $4000, will be attending Brigham Young University
James McKenzie, Mason Cox

James McKenzie, Mason Cox

James McKenzie presenting award to Alexis Bailey

James McKenzie presenting award to Alexis Bailey

Tyler Entner

Tyler Entner

Maxwell Tagg

Maxwell Tagg

(L to R) Left to right: Tuscarora High Principal, Pamela Croft, Mason Cox, Alexis Bailey, Tyler Entner, Maxwell Tagg, Lucketts Ruritan Club President, Jim Mckenzie

(L to R) Left to right: Tuscarora High Principal, Pamela Croft, Mason Cox, Alexis Bailey, Tyler Entner, Maxwell Tagg, Lucketts Ruritan Club President, Jim Mckenzie – photos courtesy of Steve Hillebrand

 

 


In 2014, the Lucketts Ruritan Club presented scholarships totaling $13000 to four deserving students during award ceremonies at Tuscarora High School on June 9. The Lucketts Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to Lucketts area graduating seniors who have chosen to extend their education and have excelled in their academic and service endeavors. This is the 26th year the Club has awarded scholarships to deserving seniors. Awardees are selected based on academic achievement, school and community service, the student’s essay on his/her future goals and plan to achieve them, and letters of recommendation. The Club received 21 applications this year, a record. The four recipients judged outstanding and receiving this year’s scholarships were:

Lauren Herbine ($5000)- Lauren will be attending William & Mary

Hasan Amjad($3000)- Hasan will be attending the University of Virginia

Julia Kline ($3000)- Julia will be attending the University of Vermont

Josh Morrison ($2000)- Josh will be attending James Madison University

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From Left to Right: Tuscarora Principal Ms. Pamela Paul-Jacobs; 1st place winner, Lauren Herbine; 3rd place winner, Joshua Morrison; 2nd place winners, Julia Cline and Hasan Amjad; Lucketts Ruritan Club President Peter Gustafson (Photo by Steve Hillebrand)

 

 

 


In 2013, the Lucketts Ruritan Club presented scholarships totaling $8500 to three deserving students during award ceremonies at Tuscarora High School. The Lucketts Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to Lucketts area graduating seniors who have chosen to extend their education and have excelled in their academic achievement and service endeavors. Awardees are selected based on academic achievement, school and community service, the student’s essay on his/her future goals and plan to achieve them, and letters of recommendation.  Recipients of this year’s scholarships are:

Shelby Anderson- Shelby will be attending Brigham Young University in Provo, UT

Jordan Stuart- Jordan will be attending Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA.

Jacqueline Kuzma – Jacqueline will be attending Marshall University in Huntington, WV.

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Peter Gustafson, Lucketts Ruritan President, with scholarship award winners Jordan Stuart (left) and Jacqueline Kuzma. (Photo by Steve Hillebrand)

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Shelby Anderson receives her scholarship award from Lucketts Ruritan president, Peter Gustafson. (Photo by Steve Hillebrand)

 

 

 


In 2012, the Club awarded college scholarships to four graduating high school seniors.  Scholarships totaling $12000 were awarded to three Tuscarora High School graduates and one home schooled graduate. Recipients of scholarships in 2012 were:

Amanda Presgraves- Amanda is attending James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

Rhiannon Blakeman- Rhiannon is attending the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.

Katie Wormald- Katie is our first recipient who was home schooled. She is now attending Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH.

John Meyerhofer- John is attending St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA.

 

Tuscarora High, Scholarship winners, L to R, John Meyerhoffer, Rhiannon Blakeman, and Amanda Presgraves, presented by Peter Baker, Ruritan Club President

Tuscarora High, Scholarship winners, L to R, John Meyerhoffer, Rhiannon Blakeman, and Amanda Presgraves, presented by Peter Baker, Ruritan Club President

Home Schooled, Scholarship winner, Katie Wormald, presented by, Virginia State Senator, Richard Black

 

 

 

 


Lucketts Ruritan Club’s 2011 Scholarship Winners Announced

The Lucketts Ruritan Club has awarded college scholarships to five graduating high school seniors.  Scholarships of $2500 each were awarded to four Loudoun County High School graduates:  Matthew Benjamin, now attending Virginia Tech; Hannah Chapple, attending James Madison University; Emily Douglas, attending the College of William and Mary; and Caroline McCarry, attending the University of Mary Washington.

Each year the Lucketts Ruritan Club provides scholarships to high school students living within the Lucketts area, regardless of which high school they may attend. Scholarship awards are determined by an applicant’s personal achievements, both in academic performance and community service.

 

This year a special one time scholarship was awarded, the Thomas N. Keefer Memorial Engineering Scholarship Award.  Tom Keefer, for whom the scholarship is named, was a long time member of the Lucketts Ruritan Club before his death in 2009.  He was a graduate of Colorado State University, where he received a BS and MS in Civil Engineering and a PhD in Hydraulics, Hydrology and Fluid Mechanics. As a way for persons knowing Tom to celebrate his lifelong passion of engineering, his widow Sally Keefer requested that donations be made towards a scholarship for a student committed to obtaining a degree in engineering. The scholarship of $3500 went to Amy Lee, a graduate of Loudoun County High School. Ms. Lee is now attending the University of Virginia as an undergraduate in Engineering.