Scholarship Program

2021 Scholarships

In 2021, the Lucketts Ruritan Club presented scholarships over $15,000 to four Lucketts area students all of whom graduated from Tuscarora High School. The Lucketts Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to Lucketts graduating seniors who have chosen to extend their education and have excelled in their academic and service endeavors.

This is the 33rd 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 four recipients were judged Outstanding and Excellent. Receiving the scholarships this year were:

How to apply for a Lucketts Ruritan Scholarship

The Scholarship Applications will be available end of January 2022.

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 mid April 2022.
  • 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.

Adobe PDF Reader is required for these forms.

Previous Scholarship Recipients

Youth Development Grant Program

The Mission of the Lucketts Ruritan Club is to make Lucketts a better place to live through fellowship, goodwill, and community service.  Over the 40 years since our club’s charter, we have distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars through our Memorial Scholarship Program for local graduating
high school seniors.  While this scholarship program continues, the Club has now created a new fund to impact
the lives of younger children.

This new Youth Development Grant Program has been established to invest in learning and development opportunities for children of all ages who live in Lucketts.

Eligibility

Grant programs must benefit Lucketts area youth.  Applicants must be a group or organization that promotes youth development as part of their mission. Youth may apply directly but must have an adult sponsor cosign
the application.

Grant Making Priorities

  • Focus on youth education, pre-school and after-school enrichment, tutoring, and/or vocational training;
  • Educational programs, art, and cultural experiences;
  • Self-help, local initiatives, fresh and creative new areas;
  • Projects that leverage additional resources, such
    as volunteer time, and in-kind gifts of materials
    and supplies;
  • High-impact results from a small grant;
  • Projects that include collaboration with other groups;
  • Proposals written by youth and for youth;  
  • Sports and physical education activities are eligible.

Activities that are by their nature “entertainment” are
not eligible. 

Who should consider applying?

  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Parents and PTA Organizations
  • Scouting and Youth Organizations
  • Church Youth Organizations
  • School Clubs
  • Non-Profits working with
    Families and Children