Annie Henderson Wood was a charter member of Rho Eta Omega Chapter. Professionally, she was employed by the Richmond Public Schools where she worked as a Media Specialist. Through this career, she dedicated her life to educating youngsters and encouraging them to learn to read and enjoy it. Wood was an inspiration and a role model for all her students, inspiring them to reach their highest potential.

Eligibility Criteria


The applicant MUST:


  • Be an African-American male or female high school senior who graduated in the Winter of 2019 or will graduate in the Spring of 2020.
  • Have a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average.
  • Be a resident of and attend a high school in the Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico or Richmond School Systems.
  • Plan to enroll full time in a vocational/technical school, a two-year college or four-year college/university for the 2020-2021 academic year.


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Click here to upload transcript, recommendation letters and essay    

*All documents uploaded should be prefixed with First and Last Name followed by type of document (ie. John_Doe_Essay,  John_Doe_Transcript, John_Doe_Recommendation_Letter).

Please note the following change regarding student transcripts:
In view of the early end of the 2020 school year due to the coronavirus, an unofficial transcript will be accepted by students.  This unofficial transcript will be accepted via Parchment.  Although we will be accepting the unofficial transcript, we will request an official copy of the student’s transcript if they are selected to receive a scholarship award and prior to any disbursement of funds. 
The deadline for the scholarship application is April 15, 2020. 




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