Annual Scholarship

In support of our workforce of tomorrow, the Chamber each year awards three scholarships to graduating seniors: one each from James River and Lord Botetourt High Schools and at the Botetourt Technical Education Center. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship paid directly to the institution they are attending at the beginning of the school year.

To be considered the applicant must be graduating in the spring of 2021, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, participated in school and community activities, possess two letters of recommendation and plan on attending an accredited institution.

Education and Workforce Development is one of the Chamber’s five areas of focus and we are pleased to have Lawrence Companies as the Vision Partner for this domain. The Chamber supports the educational development of the County’s workforce involving businesses at all levels of education. Building the talent supply pipeline by working with public schools K-12, local colleges and institutions of higher education ensures that students are able to graduate with the skills that employers are looking for in the next generation of new hires.

Click here to view/print the scholarship application. BCCOC Scholarship Application 2021

2020 Scholarship winners are:

Angela Wenk

Angela Wenk
James River High School
Plans to attend Southern VA University with a major in history and to work towards earning her teaching license.

Caleb Shipwash
James River High School and Botetourt Technical Education Center
Plans to attend

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College to study Welding, with a goal of opening up his own welding shop in Botetourt County.

Meredith Wells
Lord Botetourt High School
Plans to attend James Madison University with a focus on Health Sciences/Pre-Optometry.

2020 Direct sponsorships for our students are:

Roanoke Cement