2017 General Solicitation Letter
© 2010-2017 R.W. Sorrell Scholarship Fund
January 17, 2017
The R.W. Sorrell Scholarship Fund, Inc, is pleased to announce its annual $3000 scholarship that
is available to high school graduates who are preparing to attend an accredited four year
institution, or attending post secondary trade, technical or vocational schools for the academic
year beginning in the fall of 2017. The Scholarship Fund will award one $3,000 scholarship
annually for up to four years along with a paid summer internship (with a local corporation) to
students who have demonstrated a strong community service orientation, and maintain a B grade
point average. Contrary to what is depicted in the media too often, we believe there are
numerous examples of young people who have been actively engaged in providing support to
their communities. We hope to assist in telling their stories and provide financial assistance for
their education. The Scholarship Fund will also provide a $1,000 Book Scholarship, independent
of the annual RWS Scholarship Award.
If you know of a young, college-bound person who might be interested in applying for the
scholarship, and meet our community service criteria, please refer them to our website for
details. Most importantly, the deadline for this scholarship opportunity is April 1, 2017. We
request that you please post this announcement on your bulletin board, make announcements in
classes, churches, newsletters and etc., in order to reach as many interested students as possible.
The application is available electronically at our website: www.rwsscholarship.org
The scholarship recipient will be notified via email and registered mail. Only the scholarship
recipient and final candidates will be notified. Scholarship money will be available to apply to
college fees in the Summer of 2017.
For additional information about the Scholarship Fund, and how you can support our efforts
please contact me directly at 215-517-5746 or visit our website at www.rwsscholarship.org.
Robert W. Sorrell
Robert W. Sorrell