The 2016-2017 Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is now available for Virginia students. The objective of the program is to acquaint young people with the historical legacy of two of Virginia's most outstanding military figures, General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.
Eighteen scholarships will be awarded to Virginia high school juniors and seniors submitting outstanding original, analytical essays on any aspect positive or negative of the career, character, or legacy of General Robert E. Lee and/or General "Stonewall" Jackson. Scholarship funding is available as follows:
- $2,000 for the first place essay, and $1,000 for the second place essay, submitted in each of the state's eight public high school regions.
- $2,000 for the first place essay, and $1,000 for the second place essay, submitted by private and/or home-schooled students. Participating private and home-schooled students will be judged together as a ninth region for the purpose of making scholarship awards.
- An additional award of $8,000 will go to the single essay that is judged to be the most outstanding in the state. Therefore, the winning essay will be awarded a total of $10,000.
- A $1,000 award will be given to a school in each of the nine judging regions in the name of the high school teacher or advisor who sponsors the most participating students in that region. Advisors must sponsor a minimum of 50 participating students to be eligible for this award.