New Kent Educational Foundation Scholarship

This $1,000.00 scholarship seeks to recognize a student for academics and for school and community outreach as demonstrated by volunteer service.

Merle B. "Lisa" Gill Scholarship 

This scholarship has been established as a memorial to Mrs. Merle B. “Lisa” Gill, member of the New Kent School Board from January 1996 until December 2002. This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated through work experience,volunteer service, or participation in school activities, an ability and desire to attain a productive and rewarding life. In addition, the student will have achieved academic success and will show financial need.

Jacob Aulman Vick Student Athlete Scholarship

This scholarship has been established as a memorial to Jacob Aulman Vick. Jacob was a respected and loved member of the New Kent High School football team and Class of 2016. In honor of Jacob’s character, commitment, and courage to sports and the classroom, this $1050.00 scholarship will be awarded to encourage another New Kent High school student athlete that shares the same passion for school, sports, and life as Jacob did as he/she continues his/her education.

Cyndal Lynn Ward Performing Arts Scholarship

This scholarship was established to celebrate the life and talents of Cyndal Lynn Ward, Class of 2014.  In recognition of Cyndal’s musical and threatrical talent, as well as her love of the performing arts, this $750 scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who also shares a love for music and/or theatre and to honor Cyndal’s life by helping others accomplish their educational goals.

Instructional Grants

Each year the foundation awards instructional grants to classroom teachers in New Kent Schools. The grants awarded are for materials to supplement the instruction that the students are experiencing and extending the innovative techniques that the teachers are able to use. The teachers that receive the grants have planned creative ways of expanding the classroom and engaging students in hands-on experiences that solidify their learning.

Teachers may download the application for the instructional grants here.

The following grants were awarded in the 2015-2016 school year:
  • SIOP Professional Development
  • Lego Library
  • Mural
  • Digital Photography for ES Students
  • Reading Eggs
  • Virginia Studies Weekly
  • Weather Station
  • WeVideo Subscription
  • Photography as Art
  • Rhythm of Reading
  • White Board Math
  • Anatomy Skeleton
  • Culinary Uniforms
  • Health/PE Replacement Equipment
  • DSLR Cameras in Photography
  • James River Field Experience
  • Nest Boxes
  • Soldering Kits
  • Buzzmath Subscription
  • Motion Detection
  • Dual Range Force Sensors
  • Gardening Farmer's Market
  • Glogster
  • Interactive Materials
  • Magnetic Field Sensors
  • Membean
  • Music Stands
  • Peter Pan Musical
  • Poetry Slam
  • Summer Reading Program Kick-off
  • The Modern Pioneer
  • Literature Olympics