Annual Scholarship


In support of our workforce of tomorrow, the Chamber will award four scholarships to Botetourt County graduating seniors. The three scholarships will be awarded to seniors from James River High SchoolLord Botetourt High School, and Botetourt Technical Education Center.

Recipients are recognized for their commitment to further their education, focus on specific career goals, and involvement in the community. Each will receive a $1,000 scholarship thanks to the generous support of the Chamber members and sponsors. The award is paid directly to the postsecondary institution at the beginning of the school year.

To be considered, applicants must:

• Be graduating from James River High School, Lord Botetourt High School or Botetourt Technical Education Center in the Spring of 2024 or be a resident of Botetourt County and graduating from a home school program in the Spring of 2024.

• Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5, as computed by school board policy, or equivalent, through the first semester of the graduation year.

• Have participated in school and community activities.

• Be recommended by two adults who can speak of the applicant’s character and dedication.

• Be accepted by and planning to attend an accredited college, university, or postsecondary institution immediately after graduation to further his or her career goals.

Applications shall be completed online no later than April 19, 2024. To be deemed complete, all applications must include the following items:

• Application contained in this package. The Scholarship Committee is accepting applications in written and video formats. We will also accept videos of school projects or work in the community that supports the application. 

• Current signed transcript

• Two letters of recommendation. Recommendations cannot be from family or a member of the Scholarship Committee.

If you have questions, please contact your guidance office or the Chamber office about the process. Emails to the Chamber may be sent to Maiya Ashby at

Best regards,

The Botetourt Chamber Scholarship Committee

BCCOC: Scholarship Application



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2023 Scholarship Recipients:

​​​​​Kylie Muterspaugh

Lord Botetourt High School

Plans to attend James Madison University with a major in Elementary Education. 

Andrew Fowler

James River High School

Plans to attend Mississippi State University with a major in Civil Engineering or Agricultural Engineering.

Michael Jorgensen

James River High School and the Botetourt Technical Education Center

Plans to attend Virginia Military Institute with a major Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

Madison Moock

James River High School 

Plans to attend Liberty University with a major in Public Health: Pre-Clinical.