NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – June 16, 2010 – Ten finalists, selected from nearly 100 applicants nationwide, have been chosen to each receive a $1,500 scholarship on behalf of Virginia-based Ferguson. The scholarships, renewable for up to three consecutive years, are available to students currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited full-time two- or four-year program at a college, trade or vocational school anywhere in the United States.
The winners of this year’s scholarships are:
- Robyn Campbell of Cincinnati, Oh.
- Nathan Cates of Benton, Tenn.
- Hailey Jarman of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
- Weston Johnson of Irvington, Va.
- Eric Mullins of Appleton, Wis.
- Scarlett Murphy of Winston-Salem, N.C.
- Lauren Oswald of Raleigh, N.C.
- Catherine Rogers of Roswell, Ga.
- Devin Salazar of Spring, Texas
- Caitlyn Urhammer of Casper, Wyo
Established in 2007, the Ferguson Scholarship Fund was created to provide financial assistance to children of Ferguson associates who are pursuing excellence in post secondary education. Candidates apply for the scholarships through the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia. An independent Scholarship Selection Committee then chooses the recipients based on the completed application packet and evidence of commitment to academic performance, standardized test scores, school and community involvement and financial need.
Now entering its fourth year, two previous recipients of the Ferguson Scholarship Fund — Robert Evans from Tennessee Technological University and Kimberly Frazier from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse —became the first Ferguson Scholars to graduate this May.
More information on the program, this year’s winners and the guidelines for eligibility and the selection process are available at www.pcfvirginia.org.