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Effective immediately, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued a statewide stay-at-home Executive Order through June 10th, 2020.

CLICK HERE to view the formal Executive Order

These extraordinary circumstances have forced us to make some difficult decisions. We will be cancelling our 2nd Annual KapowCon at Virginia High. All vendor payments are in-process of being refunded. KapowCon is a source of our funding and therefore directly affects scholarship amounts that can be awarded. Also, due to regional school closings, our Roots to STEM Scholarship can not be effectively and fairly communicated to all students in our region. This unfortunately has led to our difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Roots to STEM Scholarship. All funding will be placed towards an even better 2021 Roots to STEM Scholarship. Stay safe and wash those hands!

To be eligible for The Roots To STEM Scholarship an applicant must be:

-a high school senior graduating in Spring 2021

-attending school in Bristol City, Washington County (VA), or Russell County (VA)

-pursuing a STEM-related college degree upon graduating high school

As of 3/31/2020, One $1,000 and two $500 scholarships will be awarded to the top 3 applicants. Keep donating! These amounts may rise! (Scholarship payments will be in the form of checks made payable directly to the applicant’s school-of-choice bursar’s office)

*** APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1st, 2021 ***
(Winners will be notified by May 7th, 2021)