Every year, the Richard & Thelma Nesbitt Foundation awards two deserving high school seniors (male & female) one-time scholarships to assist in the furthering of their education. The selected male student is awarded with the Son of Richard Scholarship. The selected female student is awarded the Daughter of Thelma Scholarship.
(Scholarships are rewarded to students who provide evidence of need)
- Student must be a senior in high school.
- Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Student must be involved in community service and/or extracurricular activities
- Student must provide both an academic reference & an unrelated character reference
- Student must plan to attend a university or technical school the semester following high school graduation
- Student must submit an essay describing their academic and future career goals.
Intentional falsification of information on scholarship application and/or supporting documents is strictly prohibitted. Such falsification, if discovered, may result in rejection of application or revocation of scholarship.
We believe in ensuring that our future leaders have the tools necessary to help jump start their careers. Our career training program connects youth with experienced professionals in various fields who provide profession-specific insight, hands on training, and resources. Our program also provides students with job etiquette training which prepares them for the process of obtaining an entry-level job.
Our College Preparation program appeals to middle school and high school students. This segment allows the students to explore the possibility of a college career after graduation. We even provide resources for dual enrollment opportunities as well as information about various colleges that offer courses in the students' desired fields of study. Our staff also assists students in the college application process, SAT Prep, and searching for and securing Financial Aid and scholarships.
Our community outreach program is designed to help those in need in our community. We distribute informational material on services available to community residents, and serve as liaisons between the residents and the agencies providing social services. We promote education, healthy lifestyle behaviors, and unity of the inhabitants. We achieve these goals by fundraising, hosting community events, and providing the necessary information to activate change.
This program prepares youth to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood and achieve his/her full potential. Youth development is promoted through activities and experiences that help mold social, ethical, emotional, physical, and cognitive competencies. We believe that it is this balance that inspires youth to discover and develop their personal best and make a positive difference in their communities and in the world at large.