Jefferson Ruritan Foundation of Culpeper, Inc. awarded two local students with college scholarships this summer. The Jefferson Ruritan Foundation awards a $1,000 Thomas Rosenberger Memorial Scholarship and a $1,000 Allen Ellett Memorial Scholarship annually to local students.
Marshal O’Bannon, of Jeffersonton, was awarded the $1,000 Thomas Rosenberger Memorial Scholarship August 8, 2015, during a presentation held at the Jeffersonton Community Center. During the presentation, the history behind the scholarships were read aloud by Jefferson Ruritan Foundation of Culpeper’s Treasurer David Rowe. Mr. O’Bannon plans to attend Germanna Community College.
Megan Elliot, of Amissville, was awarded the $1,000 Allen Ellet Memorial Scholarship August 15, 2015, during a presentation at her home. Ms. Elliot plans to attend James Madison University.
The awards (checks and certificates) were presented to the recipients by the organization’s President, O. H. Perry Cabot.
About Jefferson Ruritan Foundation of Culpeper, Inc.:
The Jefferson Ruritan Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit corporation which has operated as a subsidiary of the Jefferson (VA) Ruritan Club since 2006 for the primary purpose of awarding scholarships to deserving local students. All donations and bequests to the Foundation are tax deductible/tax exempt.
About the Thomas Rosenberger Memorial Scholarship:
Thomas Medford Rosenberger, 1930–1999, was a life-long resident of Jeffersonton, one of the original charter members of the Jefferson Ruritan Club; and maintained perfect attendance for 52 consecutive years. “Tommie”, as he was affectionately known, was recognized throughout Culpeper as a shining example of a good neighbor who exercised a unique brand of brotherly love; and who applied his time, energy and skill to serving his community through multiple civic action projects. His legacy is a model of fellowship, goodwill, and service to the community.
About the Allen Ellett Memorial Scholarship:
Allen Franklin Ellett, 1923–2010, was a life-long resident of Jefferson District, joined the Club in its second year, 1948, and maintained perfect attendance for 55 years. Allen was recognized throughout the community for his cooperative spirit, exceptionally mild manner, and constant participation, regardless of adversity or personal hardship. His personal endowment of this award is a testament to his genuine desire for subsequent generations to hold fast to the principles which have served us so well. His legacy is a model of loyal fellowship, goodwill, and service.