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Students & Schools

The 2023 YPC at their Grants Celebration April 18, 2023

Dawbarn Education Awards

Thanks to the foresight of H. Dunlop “Buz” Dawbarn, we have the privilege of administering the Dawbarn Education Awards which distributes $100,000 annually to local educators in recognition of their contributions to local youth.

Scholarship Program

Our scholarships support students of all ages residing in Staunton, Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta, Highland, and Nelson. We will award just over $200,000 through our Scholarship Program in 2023. We remain extremely grateful to the generous community members who make this work possible!

Youth Philanthropy Council

The YPC is a grant making body that provides opportunities for local youth to practice philanthropic leadership skills. They regularly meet throughout the school year to learn about the grant making process and our social sector. They write their own grant application and together make all of the funding decisions.