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Lincoln/William Grant Legacy Scholarship

The Lincoln/William Grant Legacy Scholarship is awarded to students of high academic promise and financial need who are descendants of former Lincoln-Grant students, faculty or staff. Two (2) $1000 Lincoln/William Grant Legacy Scholarships are offered annually. 

The Dr. Nancy C. Riley Walton Memorial Scholarship is created through a family endowment fund to honor the memory of a dedicated former career educator. This scholarship is awarded to students of high academic promise and financial need. However, these awards do not require a biological relationship to a prior Lincoln-Grant constituent. Two (2) $1000 Dr. Nancy C. Riley Walton Memorial Scholarships are offered annually. 

Dr. Nancy C. Riley Walton Memorial


Charles F. James Sr. Scholarship

The WFJ Charitable Foundation, Inc., honored Mr. James through a very generous endowment donation to the Lincoln/William Grant Scholarship Foundation, Inc. in his name on December 5, 2020. The endowment gift will fund two (2) $1000 scholarships annually for many years. The Charles F. James, Sr. Scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors or undergraduate college students with high academic potential and great financial need. Students must attend a two-year or four-year regionally accredited college or university.

Information and General Requirements

Students who complete the attached application will be considered for either the Lincoln/William Grant legacy Scholarship Award ($1000.00) or the

Dr. Nancy C. Riley Walton Memorial Scholarship Award ($1000.00) or

The Charles F. James Scholarship ( $1000.00). 



Applicants must be a prospective high school graduate, or enrolled in a regionally accredited two-year or four-year college or university program. High school applicants must be currently enrolled in high school with satisfactory progression toward graduation in the year the scholarship is awarded. 

Applicants MUST submit an official transcript of their academic records from the high school or college in which they are enrolled. High school students must have a MINIUM 2.5 grade point average. College or university students must be in good academic standing at their institution. 

Applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation, on original letterhead and signed. At least one letter of recommendation must be from a high school educator or college official. NOTE: Each letter must be signed by the writer and contain return address information on letterhead. 

High school applicants must submit official documentation that he or she will be attending a specific college: including the letter of acceptance, financial aid awarded payment of tuition, dorm assignment, and a class schedule. 

Applicants must use funds for undergraduate studies only. 

Verification of family income will be requested. 

Essay Requirement (500 WORDS OR LESS): On a separate sheet of paper, please give a brief description of your family background, and indicate why you want to attend college. Include your personal, professional goals for the future, and your plans after receiving a college degree. 

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