The Bobby Owen Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in 2003 in honor of Bobby Owen to promote careers as firefighters, police officers or emergency medical providers by awarding scholarships to students pursuing such careers. Bobby, born and raised in Prince George County, had overcome many obstacles in his life when, at the age of thirty-eight, he died as the result of an automobile accident. Because of his willingness to help others in times of emergency, Bobby's family and friends established this scholarship to assist local students whom have volunteered as junior fire fighters, junior police officers or emergency medical providers or have a desire to pursue such endeavors in their lives. The scholarship program is available to students residing in Prince George County, the Enon District of Chesterfield County, or Varina. Student interns working for John Randolph Foundation are eligible to apply; however, foundation trustees, other foundation employees and their immediate families (parents, spouses, brothers, sisters, and anyone claimed as a dependent for tax purposes) are not eligible to apply.
Applicants must express an interest in pursuing a course of study or receiving appropriate training as a full-time or part-time firefighter, police officer or emergency medical provider, or be currently volunteering or has volunteered as such in the past, or is a dependent of a full-time or part-time firefighter, police officer or emergency medical provider. Students currently enrolled in such a program are also eligible to apply. Submit a completed “John Randolph Foundation Scholarship Application” online to include the required documents which must be uploaded with the application. Must demonstrate financial need and have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. The scholarship amount is $4,000 and will be paid directly to the school for current year tuition, fees, books purchased through the institution attended, and on-campus dormitory and meal plan expenses. The scholarship committee will review and evaluate all applications and announce awards each spring. The committee will also review and revise the scholarship policy and criteria as necessary. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.