Organization Name: k5k: A Run for Kendra

Eligible Grade Level(s):

  • 12

Deadline: May 16, 2022

Award Amount: $2,500

School(s) Eligible:

  • Jamestown
  • Lafayette
  • Warhill


Eligibility Criteria


  • Be seniors enrolled in a public or private high school in the Hampton Roads cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin, Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of White, Newport News, Poquoson, Southampton or Portsmouth;
  • Be accepted to an undergraduate curriculum at a 2 or 4 year college or university as a full time student and have proof of that acceptance;
  • Have lost their parent or legal guardian to cancer;
  • Show interest in their pursuit of personal excellence;
  • Show interest in service and compassion for others vis a vis their school-based activities, community service activities, or work-related activities;
  • Submit their resumé along with two letters of recommendation from the following list of possibilities (letters from individuals having 2 different roles in the life of the applicant is preferred): teacher, guidance counselor, coach, clergy, mentor or work supervisor (NOTE: letters of reference may NOT be submitted by family members);
  • Submit an essay of no more than 500 words describing the circumstances around the loss of the parent or legal guardian to cancer, the impact on the family, and the way in which the applicant has shown exceptional character in his or her daily life, specifically deep caring and compassion for others as well as ongoing dedication to personal excellence;
  • Agree to a face-to-face interview by the scholarship committee if requested;
  • Submit to any and all verification procedures that the committee deems necessary;
  • Agree to provide feedback to the committee about the benefit this scholarship has had on their pursuit of higher education, if awarded.

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*Scholarships offered by organizations other than WJCC are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Williamsburg-James City County School Division, School Board, or Superintendent.