2018 Scholarships

Awards for 2018 Scholarships will be coming soon.

2017 Scholarships

In 2017, the Lucketts Ruritan Club presented scholarships totaling $10,000 to five deserving students during the award ceremonies at Tuscarora High School on June 5th. 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 29th 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 five recipients were judged Outstanding and Excellent. Receiving the scholarships this year were:

    • Joelle Ortega, planning to attend University of Virginia was awarded $4000
    • Carder Saul, planning to attend Christopher Newport University was awarded $1500
    • Megan McDermott, planning to attend Shenandoah was awarded $1500
    • Ashley Sanchez, planning to attend NOVA was awarded $1500
    • Kyla Thompson, planning to attend Virginia Tech was awarded $1500

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. Beginning in 2012, home schooled students are also eligible. A Scholarship may be awarded to individuals planning to attend a four year college, Community College, or trade school. Since 1989, the Club has provided scholarships totaling over $161,500 to deserving students in our community.

In 2011, 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.

Lucketts Ruritan members raise funds for the scholarships in various ways, including manning and operating the weekly refuse and recycling program at Lucketts Elementary School and providing parking services at events within the county. These funds support many other worthy projects in the Lucketts area.

How to Apply for Lucketts Ruritan Scholarship

NOTE: The 2018 Scholarship Application opens February 1, 2018.

If you are a Lucketts Area resident and a senior in public or private high school, or a home school student planning to continue your education you are eligible.


  • Applications will be available on this web site end of January.
  • Applications and all related paperwork are due by the 2nd Friday of April.
  • Award winners will be announced at the Awards Assembly at Tuscarora High School in early June.

The Application may be downloaded by clicking on the following embedded links for  public/private or for home school students.

A Scholarship Application Part 5 Letter of Recommendation Form is available here.

The Forms must be filed out electronically and e-mailed to the address on the form. If e-mail is not available, the forms may be printed and mailed.

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