At the June 27 meeting of the Appomattox County School Board, board member Alfred Jones III announced local high school seniors received scholarships to be used toward post-secondary educational endeavors.

The Appomattox County Education Scholarship Fund Award has awarded a total of $10,500 for the 2019 school year. Fourteen senior Appomattox County High School students will each receive a portion of the funding to help further their education after high school. 

Students receive from $500 to $1,500 according to financial need. 

Jones said that “generous contributions” were memorials for deceased teachers, gifts honoring teachers, donations made from Appomattox County citizens, and yearly contributions from Appomattox County Public School employees.

The Appomattox County Education Scholarship Fund Award was established in 1987 and recognizes academic achievement while balancing financial circumstances of the first-time college students who apply. Jones said the foundation was able to award all applicants this year. 

Jones represents the Piney Mountain District on the school board. 

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