Scholarships

The Bryan Wells Memorial Scholarship

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A college scholarship of $2,000, known as The Bryan Wells Memorial Scholarship, will be given yearly to a student who graduates from Galileo Magnet High School. The scholarship, established in 2009, is given in memory of Bryan Alexander Wells, beloved son, brother, and friend. The Wells family celebrates his life by continuing his educational goals with this scholarship award. The scholarship recipient will be chosen by the Distribution Committee of the Danville Public Schools Education Foundation Board of Directors. Weight will be given to character, need, and potential. A 2.0 grade point average is required. A written application must be completed.


The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage the growth, development, and human happiness of qualified students who demonstrate willingness to work and promise for the future. Also, the hope is that the opportunity afforded by this monetary award will make it possible for them to fulfill their potential and make a positive contribution to their world.

College scholarships of up to $9,000 each ($3,000 per academic year for 3 years, dependent on financial aid eligibility), known as The Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship Award, will be given yearly to students currently enrolled in or will be enrolling in a machining based program at Danville Community College and who graduated from Danville Public Schools. The award may be used for tuition, books, and tools after any federal and state financial aid has been applied, if eligible. These funds may be used for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. There will be no reimbursement of unused funds.


The scholarship recipients will be chosen by a Scholarship Committee of the Danville Public Schools Education Foundation Board of Directors. Weight will be given to character, need, and potential. A 2.0 grade point average is required. A written application must be completed.


The scholarship may be renewed (upon acceptable application) for two additional years for a total of three years (Capstone Program). A 2.0 grade point average must be maintained in order to be considered for renewal. Renewing candidates will need to send their college transcripts complete with grade point average and any other pertinent information. If acceptable applicants are not identified in a given year, no award will be made. The sustainability of the Scholarship is subject to available funding.


The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage further growth and development for students studying in the precision machining field and for those students who demonstrate willingness to work and promise for the future. Also, the hope is that this opportunity afforded by the monetary award will make it possible for them to fulfill their potential and make a positive contribution to their community.

Graduation Caps

A college scholarship of $600, known as The Sheila Baynes HOME Volunteerism Service Scholarship, will be given to a student who graduates from Danville Public Schools.

The scholarship, established in 2021, is given to a student who shows stellar citizenship and commitment to the Danville community through volunteerism.

The scholarship recipient will be chosen by the Scholarship Committee of the Danville Public Schools Education Foundation Board of Directors. Weight will be given to character, need, and potential. A 2.0 grade point average is required. An application must be completed. This scholarship is for one year and is not renewable. It will be made payable to the school in which the recipient enrolls.

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage volunteerism. Volunteering gives you the chance to contribute to the kind of community and world you want to live in every day. It gives you the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself and use your own skills and knowledge to assist in the empowerment of people in Danville and across the globe.


The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage the growth, development, and human happiness of qualified students who demonstrate willingness to work and promise for the future. Also, the hope is that the opportunity afforded by this monetary award will make it possible for them to fulfill their potential and make a positive contribution to their world.

Graduating

The Sheila Baynes HOME Volunteerism Service Scholarship

The Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship Award