RADFORD – Since 1986, the Radford High School Foundation, Inc has been supporting academics, athletics and facilties in Radford City Schools.
The Foundation recently awarded this year’s batch of scholarships to graduating RHS seniors during the school’s academic awards ceremony, doling out $27,150 through 15 scholarships, including the inaugural award of the Charles E. Fretwell Endowed Scholarship.
Other scholarship funds include the:
Mary S.Shelburne Memorial Scholarship
Brian T. Hannifan Memorial Scholarship Fund
Roy and Mayme Epperly Scholarship Fund
Lois Carr Education Scholarship
Dana Palmer Endowment
Richard P. “Dick” Price Memorial Scholarship
Nell M. Price Memorial Scholarship
Sally Hendrix Memorial Scholarship
Sevareid Memorial Scholarship
4909 Basketball Honorarium Scholarship
Allen “Big Al” Hall Scholarship Fund
Benny C. Ridpath Memorial Scholarship
Nell Collins Hatcher Memorial Scholarship
The Radford High School Foundation, Inc. was formed as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 1986 “for the purpose of supporting and enhancing Radford’s already successful school system.”
“The foundation began as primarily an academic supporter, but has been able to further major athletic facility initiatives by acting as liaison in public/private projects,” according tot he organization’s website. “The foundation has also donated more than $510,000 in classroom grants and scholarships to all four of the city schools,” (not including the current year).
– Heather Bell