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.

2021 Scholarship winners are:

Addison McCaleb

James River High School
Plans to attend William and Mary College with a major in Biology and to work towards earning a medical degree.

Brielle Jackson

Lord Botetourt High School
Plans to attend North Carolina State University to study Biology, with a concentration on the Health Sciences.

Matthew Gentry

James River High School and the Botetourt Technical Education Center
Plans to attend Virginia Tech with a focus on Environmental Conservation and Society.

2021 Scholarship Sponsors: