INVISTA transforms daily life through its innovations in the nylon, spandex, polyester and specialty materials industries. With leading brands including LYCRA®, STAINMASTER®, COOLMAX® and CORDURA®, you may find INVISTA’s products in your clothing, carpets, cars and computers—just to name a few. Through this scholarship program, INVISTA Waynesboro supports the local community and desires to support local youth in their educational pursuits. This scholarship program promotes growth in science-based studies.
The INVISTA Waynesboro Scholarship was established in 2003 to provide funds for college scholarships to outstanding seniors attending high schools in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County who have goals for a career or field of study in a science-based curriculum. The scholarship award will be made to deserving students for one academic year.
- An eligible recipient must be a U.S. citizen.
- An eligible student must be a senior, due to graduate from a high school in Staunton, Waynesboro, or Augusta County.
- An eligible student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
- An eligible student must be in the top 25% of his/her graduating class.
- An eligible student must have plans for a career or field of study in a science-based curriculum.
- An eligible student , once in college, must maintain a “full time student” status (normally 12 semester hours minimum for credit; not pass/fail).
- An eligible student must demonstrate school and community involvement, leadership skills and should be well-rounded.
- An eligible student must be a candidate for high school graduation at the end of the current academic year and plan to enroll at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the continental United States the following academic year
Primary Selection Criteria
- Academic Merit – minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
- Well-rounded student who demonstrates school and community involvement, leadership skills and talents (how has one made a difference?).
- Goals for a career or field of study in a science-based curriculum.
- The candidate will be selected by a Community Foundation appointed scholarship selection committee for recommendation to the Community Foundation Board, in accordance with the Community Foundation’s Conflict of Interest Policy.
Secondary Selection Criteria (used for tie-breaking)
- Exceptional skills and talents
- Financial need considerations will be based on household income and number of people currently in household as well as the number of siblings in college.
2018 Award Amount
To be determined, $1,250 was awarded in 2017
March 5, 2018
Please contact the Community Foundation at 540-213-2150 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and/or clarification.