The Charlottesville Scholarship Program announces the Preston Coiner Scholarship
The Preston Coiner Scholarship has been established by the Coiner family to honor Preston Coiner’s abiding interest in the history of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. This scholarship is intended to assist a local student in pursuing his/her post-secondary education at a two- or four-year college or university, technical school, or certification program.
Preston Coiner Scholars can expect to receive a first-year award in the amount of 4% of the Coiner endowment as of January 1 of the current year rounded to the nearest $100. In 2016, the Preston Coiner Scholarship was $4,000.
The Selection Committee will consider past academic performance, interest in history, articulation of educational goals, employment history, life experience, annual income and assets and other resources available to the applicant, and any special circumstances noted in the application or references.
Applicants for a Preston Coiner Scholarship are expected to submit an essay of 500-1,000 words on some aspect of Charlottesville or Albemarle County history that interests them. The essay must be the applicant’s own original work.
Each Preston Coiner Scholar is provided with a Navigator, a local adult who will work with the student throughout his/her academic career to assist the student toward successfully completing his/her degree or certificate.
Distribution of the award is contingent on an acceptance letter from the educational institution or program and proof of enrollment. The recipient is expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress and to report to the Charlottesville Scholarship Program Board of Directors as requested.