J. Frank Benson Memorial Scholarship
A resident of Hampton, Dr. James M. Benson was active in the community, serving in the Peninsula Executives Club, the Peninsula Fine Arts Association, and Hampton Kiwanis Club. The J. Frank Benson Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Benson’s son. This scholarship is awarded to a student who pursues academic excellence and community involvement. To qualify for this opportunity, applicants must be a Virginia resident; be a graduating senior of one the public high schools in the Thomas Nelson service area; have a minimum 2.5 GPA; and maintain full-time student status. In addition to the application, please submit a letter of recommendation written by a teacher; and a statement of nomination by a guidance counselor, not to exceed two single-spaced typewritten pages which inlcude: a description of the ways in which academic excellence has been demonstrated.