Barksdale Cancer Foundation seeks applicants for annual scholarship

Published 1:11 pm Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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The Barksdale Cancer Foundation (BCF), is seeking applicants for its annual $1,000 scholarship, which will be given to a graduating Charlotte County student who is pursuing a career in the medical field.

To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must: be a Charlotte County resident; have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale); pursue an associate or baccalaureate degree in an institute of higher learning in the medical field; submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official’s signature; submit a signed application (original signature only); write an essay between 250 and 500 words on the following topic – “What medical field have you chosen and why?”; and provide proof of enrollment in a college or university. This can be in the form of a letter from the school stating that the student is enrolled, copy of a bill from the school, or other proof deemed acceptable by the Foundation. It is the student’s responsibility to provide this proof.

Applications are available from the guidance offices at Randolph-Henry High School, Fuqua School or via BCF’s website,

Completed applications should be mailed to Barksdale Cancer Foundation, Attn: Scholarship Committee, P. O. Box 225, Charlotte Court House, VA 23923.

Applications are due on or before April 15.