MEADE KILDUFF SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES
The Meade Kilduff Scholarship was established to honor the life of Meade Kilduff, a lifelong member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, long serving guidance counselor at Northumberland High School, and mentor to countless church members and friends. The Meade Kilduff Scholarship was created to encourage adults to begin or return to post-secondary education to earn a two-year associate’s or accredited vocational training certificate in a health care related field. It is not intended for newly graduating seniors. Up to two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually. Each scholarship is renewable for up to four years of study based on satisfactory progress.
Eligible programs include, but are not limited, to the following:
• EMT – Emergency Medical Technician
• Nurse Aide
• Medical Lab Tech
• Practical Nursing
• Physical Therapy
The scholarship is to be used for study at an accredited vocational/technical training institution or college.
• Must be at least 20 years of age by March 1 of the application year
• Be residents of Northumberland County, Virginia
• Have a high school diploma or GED certificate
• Must be pursuing a two-year associate’s or accredited vocational training certificate
• Be enrolled in a public or private accredited Title IV eligible non-profit college in Virginia
• Students taking distance learning or online courses exclusively are not eligible
• Not be more than halfway through their degree or certificate program
• Students with existing bachelor’s degrees are not eligible
A completed Meade Kilduff Scholarship application form must be provided. Incomplete or illegible applications will not be considered.
Involvement in community or church volunteer activities will be considered in choosing the recipients. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their ability to clearly communicate personal strengths, career goals and how those goals will contribute to the benefit of the residents of Northumberland County. Finalists will be interviewed by the Meade Kilduff Scholarship Committee.
A student is eligible for scholarship assistance for a maximum of eight semesters or until graduation in an undergraduate or vocational/technical institution, whichever comes first.
In order to renew the scholarship, the recipient must demonstrate appropriate progress toward his/her course of studies by submitting a current transcript each semester to the Meade Kilduff Scholarship Committee at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 40, 6807 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, Virginia 22473
The completed application and essay must be received by the Meade Kilduff Scholarship Committee by 3:00 p.m. by the first Friday in March.
The purpose of the program is to provide partial scholarships to all St. Stephen’s members and friends going to a Shrinemont Summer Camp. In order to provide scholarships to as many children as possible, the general policy is that camp tuition is paid in partnership with the family and other support available from Diocese of Virginia Region II, and/or the Diocese of Virginia. Typically, a scholarship would provide up to 1/3 camp tuition, although circumstances will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Please contact the Rector for more information.