Information for Scholarship Seekers
MACF is one of the largest providers of educational scholarships in this region. Each year it awards over $200,000 in scholarship monies to deserving students from our area. Currently, MACF administers nine scholarship funds to assist capable and deserving students based on the criteria established by fund donors. All awards are subject to the availability of funds. Specifics of the Foundation's scholarship program are subject to change from time to time. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Foundation at 276-656-6223.
Who May Apply?
Graduating high school seniors, current college students, or anyone intending to begin a program at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or technical/vocational school, or students in a graduate program may apply. Exceptions to this guideline may vary by fund.
The Rangeley Educational Fund will provide scholarships to further the education of young men and women pursuing study in technical, vocational, academic or professional fields, with preference given to students from Martinsville and Henry County.
The Lester Educational Fund will provide scholarships to help students obtain an education in a profession or vocation, with preference given to students from Martinsville, Henry County and Franklin County, Virginia.
The LaPrade Educational Fund will provide scholarships to further the education of young men and women who appear to be able, deserving, and in real need of financial assistance in their post high school education in the fields of either technical, vocational, academic or professional education, with preference given to students from the City of Martinsville, Henry County, Franklin County, and Pittsylvania County.
The Hall Educational Fund will provide scholarships to qualified and needy young men and women who will enroll in, or are enrolled in, an accredited four year college or university that is associated with the United Methodist Church. While applicants may pursue any course of study, preference will be given to students studying to become a Methodist minister. Further, preference will be given to students from the City of Martinsville, and the counties of Henry, Patrick, Franklin and Pittsylvania.
The N.R. Burroughs Educational Fund will provide scholarships to further the education of qualified and deserving men and women who live within a 200 mile radius of the Henry County Circuit Court.
The Hooker Educational Fund will provide scholarships to deserving men and women who are children or spouses of Hooker Furniture Corporation (HFC) employees. The scholarship is renewable for a period of up to six years and a maximum award of $16,000.
The Martinsville Kiwanis Club-J. Lawson Dyer Key Club Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide a scholarship to a senior member of the Martinsville High School Key Club.
The Benny Summerlin Scholarship Fund will provide higher educational scholarships to deserving men and women from the Martinsville, Henry County area who are pursuing a career in public safety and/or public service.
The MFP Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to deserving men and women pursuing an undergraduate degree in the field of health, business or religion. Applicants must be enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or a vocational or technical school in the state of Virginia. The scholarship is renewable for a period of up to four years.