Virginia Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund
Each year, Family Ark awards scholarships to students who are current or previous clients of the agency at any point since its founding in 1973. The applicants are selected based on several criteria including an interview, letters of recommendation, financial need, academic record, and extracurricular and community activities. Scholarships are a minimum of $500 and up to a maximum of $5,000. The Board of Directors determines the amount and the number of scholarships awarded each year, which may be used only for tuition, fees, books and room/board.
Since 2001, the Virginia Walker Scholarship Fund, established in memory of Virginia Walker, an agency foster parent, has awarded more than $60,000 to students of varying ages. Applications are available in early spring each year.