The rising cost of education is an expense that is difficult for most people considering a college education. The good news is that there are often scholarships and grants available to students that can ease the burden of payment. AtChesapeake Wealth Management, we’re big supporters of continuing education and we love to share community resources with our neighbors. That’s why we’re proud to be a part ofThe Ben D. Conley Charitable and Educational Foundationscholarship!
Wicomico Church native Benjamin Delano Conley was always interested in the well-being of others. As a result, in 1986, he and his wife Virginia created The Ben D. Conley Charitable and Educational Foundation to assist students in the Northern Neck communities.
Each year a specified amount of funds is issued to distribute among eligible students. Applicants are selected based on need, academics and level of extracurricular activities.
It is our honor to continue to pass down the Conleys’ legacy and be a part of their long-term impact on our community. The original mission of the Conley Foundation remains the same:
“To provide support and assistance to students and the organizations which enhance and improve the health, education and community welfare for citizens of Lancaster and Northumberland Counties, Virginia.”
Interested students canapplyfor a scholarship via mail to the Conley Foundation. Applications are accepted through June 15th. Applicants must provide a copy of their SAT scores, a high school or most recent college transcript, as well as two written personal recommendations. The completed package should be mailed to:
The Ben D. Conley Charitable and Educational Foundation c/o Chesapeake Wealth Management P.O. Box 1419 Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Last year’s winners include:
Ahmad Bea, Heathsville
Lauren James, White Stone
Sha’Niya Taylor of Weems
Dwayne Ball of White Stone
Mary Katharyn Haydon, Lancaster
Zachary Benton, Kilmarnock
Kelli Tignor, Irvington
Nancy-Jane McClain, White Stone
This year we would like to be able to give even more! If you are interested in learning more about The Ben D. Conley Charitable and Educational Foundation, please visit their website atwww.conleyfoundation.org. As for leaving your own legacy, our team atChesapeake Wealth Managementis always available to help however we can. Call them today 800-434-1181.