Annie Henderson Wood Memorial Scholarship

The Annie Henderson Wood Memorial Scholarship was  established in 1990 following the untimely passing of Annie Henderson Wood, charter member. Mrs. Wood was a tireless, diligent and dedicated educator. She was employed as a librarian for the Richmond Public School System for a number of years. She touched and motivated students to continue on the path toward higher education. We honor her memory by naming our chapter’s scholarship in her memory. 

The Annie Henderson Wood Memorial Scholarship is intended to help students with the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, extracurricular activities, community service and a written essay.  

The application deadline is March 15, 2024. Applications received after this date will not be

considered. The award recipients will be contacted in April. The award will be made in one

installment by September 3, 2024 and will be made payable to the college or university and applied toward the recipient’s account. If the student receives a full tuition scholarship, the award will be payable directly to the student and the student will receive an IRS Tax Form 1099. 


The Annie Henderson Wood Memorial Scholarship fund will award $20,000.00 in scholarships in 2024. 


Eligibility Criteria for the $1,000 scholarships


The applicant MUST  

  • Be an African-American male or female high school student who graduated in the Winter of 2023 or will graduate in the Spring of 2024.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  • Be a resident of and attend a high school in the Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent 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 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Complete and submit the online application.


How Do I Apply for the Annie Henderson Wood Memorial Scholarships?  

  1. Complete and submit the online application.  APPLY HERE

  2. Submit a certified transcript, two (2) letters of recommendation, picture, personal statement and an essay through the online link: Scholarship files

  1. Essay question to be addressed:

What motivates you to pursue your academic and career goals, and how do you stay focused on them?   

  1. Essay requirements are below:
  2. PDF file format
  3. 500 words or less
  4. Times New Roman and 12-point font
  5. Double-spaced with 1” (one-inch) top, bottom, and side margins