Loraine & Louis Drucker Scholarship

Mrs. Loraine Drucker was active in Newport News civic and cultural activities during her lifetime, including serving the Rodef Sholom Temple, the local Community Concert Association, the women’s guild of the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra, and National Women’s Committeen of Brandeis University National, among other groups. Mrs. Drucker had a lifelong interest in music and studied piano at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. After settling in Newport News with her husband, she continued to take private voice and piano lessons. Mr. Drucker was a founding partner of Drucker and Falk Realtors. He was active in the community, playing a major role in merging the Newport News and Hampton Community Chests into one charitable organization which later became the United Way. He served as United Way campaign chairman in 1958 and was a longtime member of Rodef Sholom Temple. This scholarship honors the memories of Mr. and Mrs. Drucker.

Scholarship Details
Amount: 
Not to exceed $1,500
Semester(s) Awarded: 
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester.
Min GPA: 
2.5
Number of awards: 
1
Additional Information: 
  • Letter of application stating career goals and civic work/ extracurricular activities.
  • Statement of nomination, usually written by the student’s guidance counselor, not to exceed two single-spaced typewritten pages which include:
    • A description of the ways in which academic excellence has been demonstrated, and
    • A description of extracurricular activities and/or civic work.
Requirements: 
  • Virginia resident;
  • Graduating senior of one of the public high schools in the TNCC service area, which includes the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York;
  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.5;
  • Enrolled and maintain full-time student status; and
  • Student must be in financial need under the same criteria for federal grant programs.

Thomas Nelson Educational Foundation, Inc. scholarships can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and other related educational expenses.