Back in March, I posted some comments about a new Sons of Confederate Veterans scholarship. I was asked to serve as committee chairman, set guidelines and rules, and choose a panel of judges. This scholarship program will run through the duration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
I am now pleased to announce our winner . . .
South Carolina student wins SCV scholarship
The Army of Northern Virginia of the International Sons of Confederate Veterans is pleased to announce that Michael C. Griffin, Jr., of Hanahan, South Carolina, has won the ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA SESQUICENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP for 2009. In addition to a financial award of $1000, the winning essay will be published in Confederate Veteran Magazine, a publication of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Mr. Griffin is a recent graduate of Northside Christian School in North Charleston, South Carolina and will be attending The Citadel in the fall.
The winning essay was titled “A Natural Leader” and deals with the actions of Robert E. Lee in dealing with the 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia, by abolitionist John Brown.
The ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA SCHOLARSHIP is awarded annually to a high school senior. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote history in our schools. Only students living in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are eligible for the award. I hope to have a more formal announcement soon as well as information on the scholarship for 2010.