George S. Ames Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1991, the George S. Ames Memorial Scholarship assists students pursuing an education in a technical field. George Ames served as a White House correspondent prior to World War II. Following the war, he settled in the Williamsburg area where he worked at Fort Eustis writing regulations and making training films. Mr. Ames was very concerned about education and the fact that many youth were dropping out of school. He was particularly concerned with the small amount of young people seeking an education in technical areas. Preference is given to graduates from one of the public high schools in Williamsburg or James City County.


  • Virginia resident;
  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.5;
  • Enrolled and maintain full-time student status;
  • Resident of Williamsburg or James City County preferred; and
  • Register in technology field.
Scholarship Details
Semester(s) Awarded: 
Spring and Fall
Min GPA: 
Number of awards: 
Letter of recommendation written by a teacher; and 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.

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