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Barbara Hunter Grant Memorial Scholarship

A Staunton garden and landmark dedicated in honor of Barbara Hunter Grant

The Barbara Hunter Grant Memorial Scholarship, established in December 2016 following her passing earlier that year, honors the memory of a Staunton resident who embodied the spirit of philanthropy throughout her life. Mrs. Grant was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School (now Staunton High School) and Holton Arms College. She was deeply committed to enhancing the quality of life for Staunton residents, particularly children.  Our community, which was aware of only a fraction of her generosity, will continue to benefit indefinitely from Mrs. Grant’s goodwill through this scholarship.


The Barbara Hunter Grant Memorial Scholarship was established to provide funds for educational scholarships available to graduating seniors at Staunton High School who exhibit academic merit and financial need. Recipients of this scholarship are eligible to re-apply for three additional years as long as he/she remains in good standing and continues to satisfy the scholarship criteria. Applicants must have plans to enroll at an accredited four-year college or university.


  • Applicants must be a graduating senior at Staunton High School in Staunton, VA.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants must demonstrate academic merit. However, it is the objective of this scholarship to support individuals who have had to work extremely hard in order to rise above their academic challenges.  Consequently, it is possible that the recipient of this scholarship may not have the highest GPA among graduating seniors.
  • Applicants must plan to enroll at an accredited four-year college or university in the continental United States the following academic year.

2022 Award Amount

12,000 (may reapply annually for three additional years totaling $48,000)

Application Deadline

The Barbara Hunter Grant Memorial Scholarship awards a new scholarship every other year and is not available for the 2022 academic school year.

Please contact the Community Foundation at 540-213-2150 or for additional information and/or clarification.

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