About the scholarship

Each year we award a $2,500 scholarship to a JM senior who embodies Ceili’s spirit of service.  We do this to encourage and support service-minded students to pursue further education.  So far we have given $20,000 in scholarships to eight amazing students.

Mei Mei (Emily) Mon, proud recipient of the 2023 Ceili Leahy Service Scholarship.
Mei Mei (Emily) Mon, proud recipient of the 2023 Ceili Leahy Service Scholarship

How to Apply

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • All James Monroe High School (JM), Fredericksburg, VA, seniors with at least a 2.0 grade point average are eligible to apply.

Application Procedures

  • Applications are available from the JM Counseling Center and online by clicking here.
  • Students return the completed application to the JM Counseling Center (hand deliver, standard mail, or Email to a School Counselor) by the application deadline.
  • To request an application by standard mail, please send an email to TheCLServiceProject@gmail.com.


The Ceili Leahy Service Scholarship has been awarded to the following students:
  • Emily Mon – Class of 2023
  • Lili Watkins – Class of 2022
  • Lucy Hensley – Class of 2021
  • Corbin Poyer – Class of 2020
  • Will Rowe – Class of 2019
  • Nellie Brady – Class of 2018
  • Liza Cobey – Class of 2017
  • Clara Camber – Class of 2016

How to Donate

These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of our donors.  Consider making a donation now by clicking here.