About the scholarship

Each year at graduation 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 $12,500 in scholarships to five amazing students.

Scholarship Criteria

Any JM senior in good standing can apply for the scholarship, and our scholarship committee reviews applications and interviews finalists before selecting the winning applicant.

Past Recipients

The Ceili Leahy Service Scholarship has been awarded to the following students:
  • 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 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 at CLServiceProject.org/clsscholarship.  (hyperlink to new 2021 application)
  • Students return the completed application to the JM Counseling Center by the application deadline.

The application deadline is Friday, April 9, 2021, by 2:45 PM to the JMHS Counseling Center.

Drop off in person or mail to:

James Monroe High School
Counseling Center
2300 Washington Avenue

Fredericksburg, VA. 22401

Applications can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

Or you may request to receive the application by mail by sending an email to TheCLServiceProject@gmail.com

How to Donate

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