The Virginia PTA offers scholarships to graduating high school students planning to enter teaching or other youth-serving professions. Each year, two special scholarships are given- a $1,200 award memorializing M. Frieda Koontz, the Executive Secretary of the SCA from 1922-1950, and a $1,200 scholarship honoring S. John Davis, Virginia’s Superintendent of Schools from 1979-1989. Additional $1,000 scholarships complete the package. To be eligible, students must reside in VA and attend a VA public high school, plan to pursue a career in teaching or qualify for service with a youth-serving agency, enter a VA college or university in September following the date of application for the scholarship, maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and provide evidence of financial need and academic achievement. Applicants must also attend a school that has an active PTA or PTSA. Pick up an application from Mrs. Stinchcomb in the JMHS Counseling Center.