William Vatavuk Scholarship Award

The Bennett Place Support Fund, Inc. a 501 C3 non profit organization, whose mission is to support Bennett Place State Historic Site, is honoring one of its late members and contributors of Bennett Place with an academic scholarship award. This scholarship of $500 will be awarded to a deserving student who is a rising senior of a North Carolina high school. The scholarship will be presented to the award winner the weekend of the Annual Surrender Commemoration events at Bennett Place State Historic Site.


Mr. William “Bill” Vatavuk was the president of the Bennett Place Support Fund, Inc. during the 1980’s and 1990’s. He was a commissioned officer with the U.S. Public Health Service and worked with the Environmental Protection Agency for 30 years. Bill Vatavuk was greatly committed to community service and youth organizations. A 4-H volunteer for over twenty years, he was a tutor, a Kids Vote Durham precinct volunteer, and a member of Durham’s Youth Management Board. He received the honorable President of the US Call to Service Award for his 4,000 plus hours of community service. In addition to his leadership of the Bennett Place Support Fund, Inc. was his contribution of the Bennett Place history guidebook, “Dawn of Peace”, which was nominated in 1990 for the Pulitzer Prize for American History and the North Carolina Mayflower Award.

The $500 monies must be put toward tuition, fees for lab studies, books and notebooks, computers and related media supplies, or other related supplies directly related to the pursuit of the diploma or degree. Any unrelated use of these funds is prohibited. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges, who will determine the recipient of the William Vatavuk Scholarship.

See if you qualify for this award

Learn more about this scholarship and many more.
Find Scholarships Instantly!

  

Latest College & Financial Aid News

February is Financial Aid Awareness Month

February 4, 2016

by Susan Dutca

What makes February so lovely? It is Financial Aid Awareness Month, and since filling out the FAFSA is stressful - much like taxes - several higher education institutions and financial aid organizations have jumped on board to provide informational sessions for families and students as they navigate through, and apply for financial aid through the 2016-2017 FAFSA. According to the National Center [...]

Two For-Profits Accused of Scamming Students, Won't Get Funding

February 2, 2016

by Susan Dutca

Two for-profit trade schools are being accused of lying to students in order to secure millions in federal funding. After receiving a combined $107 million in federal funding in the 2014-2015 academic year, two for-profit trade schools are temporarily banned from receiving any more funding from the Department of Education after reportedly falsifying documents and student statistics in what is [...]

Pell Grants for Prisoners? Obama Says Yes

January 28, 2016

by Susan Dutca

According to President Obama, the Pell Grant Program should be extended to include convicted felons currently in our prison systems so that they may continue their education from behind bars. The US is a "nation of second chances," according to Arne Duncan, the current Secretary of Education, and should offer the incarcerated the option of an at least partially funded post-secondary education. [...]

Follow Us:

facebook twitter rss feed