This fund was established in 2001 in memory of Mary Jane Sawyers Shelburne by her family and friends to recognize Mary Shelburne’s contributions to the nursing profession. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize a Radford High School senior who desires to pursue post graduate nursing study, and meets certain qualifications. While academic achievement should receive weighting, financial need should have an equally important weighting in determining the recipient.
Established in 2002 in memory of Brian T. Hannifan (member of the Class of 2001) by his family and friends for the purpose of providing an annual scholarship to a graduating senior of Radford High School for his/her displayed characteristics of altruism, humanitarianism, and kindness to others.
This fund was established in 2002 under the will of Roy and Mayme Epperly. This scholarship is payable annually for up to four years as long as the recipient continues their studies at an accredited two-year or four-year college. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates a high level of motivation in his/her studies, one who needs financial assistance for college or university study, and meets the requirements for graduation from Radford High School.
The Lois Carr Education Scholarship was established in June, 2004 by former students, colleagues and friends to honor Lois D. Carr, a talented musician and long-time educator in the Radford City School system. She was also a well-respected worker in church, and an energetic volunteer for community service. The income generated by the endowment will be used to fund the annual award. The Radford High School Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors will determine the amount annually. The first award was presented in the spring 2005. The scholarship is awarded to a college bound student who meets certain academic achievement, financial need, and supported character qualities.
Dana Palmer was a Radford High School student athlete who died of cancer as a young man in 2001. Memorial contributions were initially received by the Foundation and held in the Lineburg Fund until 2006 when friends and community supporters raised enough funds to make the fund a permanent endowment. Scholarships have been awarded annually in Palmer’s memory since 2001. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a Radford High School senior student athlete who exhibits a great attitude, courage, kindness, school spirit, and community service. The student recipient selected will also pursue a post high school education.
This memorial scholarship endowment was established in recognition of the many contributions made by Dick Price in the City of Radford as a businessman, community leader, and supporter of students and activities in the Radford school system. The Foundation expects to award an annual scholarship to a deserving college bound student at Radford High School who desires to pursue a vocational/industrial/technical college education.
This memorial scholarship was established in recognition of the contribution made by Nell Price in her career at Radford University in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Foundation expects to award an annual scholarship to a deserving college bound student from Radford High School who desires to pursue a liberal arts degree, preferably in the College of Arts and Sciences, at a four year college or university.
The Sally Hendrix Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 in recognition of the many contributions made by the late, Sally Hendrix in the Radford City School System as an outstanding teacher of art and outstanding leader of young people. An annual award is expected to be presented to a deserving college bound student at Radford High School who desires to pursue a 2- or 4- year degree in an art-related field, including graphic design, art education and art history.
The Sevareid Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Jean Marie Sevareid, a 1973 graduate of Radford High School. Initially established by Jean’s parents, the late Col. John W. Sevareid and Tharsella A. “Tar” Sevareid, Jean’s remaining siblings contributed funds to endow the scholarship permanently through the Radford High School Foundation. Endowed in 2009, the scholarship seeks to recognize a Radford High School senior who exemplifies triumph over adversity; one who has demonstrated leadership and maturity when encountered with challenging life situations.
The 4909 Basketball Honorarium Scholarship was established by Charles L. “Chuck” Eaton and Mary Jo Eaton in October 2009. Chuck Eaton graduated from Radford High School and was a member of Radford’s first state championship basketball team in 1949. Chuck was selected a member of the Radford Bobcat Hall of Fame in 2010. The 4909 Basketball Honorarium Scholarship was established to recognize the athletic achievements of the 1949 and 2009 State Basketball Championship teams of Radford High School. The scholarship seeks to award a two year scholarship to a deserving college bound student/athlete at Radford High School who participated in the girls or boys basketball program at RHS. Academic achievement and the student’s overall success in high school are given strong consideration in the recipient selection process. The student’s financial need will also be weighed in determining the recipient. The recipient may or may not play basketball at the college level.
The Allen “Big Al” Hall Scholarship Fund was established April 2011 with gifts in memory of Allen Hall. Known fondly by the name, “Big Al”, he asked that an endowed scholarship be established upon his death with a portion of the proceeds from his estate plus any funds his friends could contribute. The scholarship is designed for graduating seniors (male or female) from Radford High School, of good character, who plan to attend a Division III college. They should also plan to participate in athletics, or “walk-on” for athletics. Al’s wish was to assist well-rounded young men and women pursue their dream by providing financial help.
The Benny C. Ridpath Memorial Scholarship was established in May 2012 with gifts in memory of Benny Ridpath by his family and friends. This scholarship fund was established in recognition of Benny for his many years of service as a local Radford businessman in the insurance and real estate professions, as well as his love for the City of Radford, the school system, and Benny’s personal passion for the trade industry. Benny enjoyed multiple hobbies and pursuits, many of which required a craftsman’s working skills. The Benny C. Ridpath Memorial Scholarship fund is designed to provide an annual scholarship to a deserving college bound student at Radford High School who desires to pursue a vocational/industrial/technical college education. Academic achievement in a vocational curriculum and the student’s overall success in high school, are strongly considered in the recipient selection process. The student’s financial need will also be weighed in making this determination. Applicants desiring to attend New River Community College, Dublin, VA should receive first priority during the selection process.
The Nell Collins Hatcher Memorial Scholarship was established in August 2015 in recognition of Nell Hatcher’s leadership and community service as a teacher in the Radford City School system for over 40 years. Nell came to Radford in 1946, was married to William “Bill” Hatcher, her husband of 63 years, who also served a distinguished career in the Radford City Schools as teacher/administrator. Nell enthusiastically taught U.S. Government classes at Radford High School and initiated the “Student Government Day” where her students were placed in local government positions for the day; a tradition which still continues. Mrs. Hatcher recommended the establishment of the National Honor Society at Radford High School to recognize students with exceptional classroom achievement. Her effective leadership qualities were recognized by the community as she twice received “keys to the city.” Mrs. Hatcher took tremendous pride in her teaching career, encouraging students until her retirement in 1986. Nell and Bill Hatcher were great friends, contributors and supporters of the Radford High School Foundation, Inc.
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2015-2016 RHS Foundation Scholarships Award Winners
Brian Hannian Scholarship $1,000 Emily Jenkins JMU
Mary Shelburne Scholarship $500 Lacey Weddel NRCC
Lois Carr Scholarship $1,000 Caleb Chrisley George Mason University
Dick Price Scholarship $2,000 Isaac Blair NRCC
Nell Price Scholarship $2,000 Joshua Mullins UVA
Sally Hendrix Scholarship $800 Caleb Chrisley George Mason University
Roy and Mayme Epperly $1,750 Lindsey Mannon JMU (’15-’16)
$1,750 Natalie Cox Roanoke College (’14-’15)
$1,750 Jordan Parrish UVA (’13-’14)
$1,750 Kaitlyn Mooney TBA (’12-’13)
Dana Palmer Scholarship $1,500 Nathan Dobos Radford University
Severeid Memorial $400 Jacob Mitchell NRCC
4909 Basketball Honorarium $1,250 Haley O’Brian Radford University (’15-’16)
$1,250 Marcus Finley NRCC (’15-’16)
$1,250 Jada Penn Emory & Henry (’14-’15)
$1,250 Luke Wheeler Virginia Tech (’14-’15)
Benny C. Ridpath Scholarship $1,000 Callie Ganoe NRCC
Big Al Hall Scholarship $1,600 Jacob Burke Liberty University
Nell Hatcher Scholarship $1,000 Cameron Shafer VCU