White Hall Ruritan Scholarship Funds
The White Hall Ruritan Club annually awards two scholarships intended to help young men
and women of the Crozet/White Hall area in securing formal training beyond high school:
- The Dan Maupin Scholarship Fund
- Why WHRC Honors Dan Maupin:
Dan (1925–2015) spent his life as a farmer in White Hall, on family
land going back to the 18th century. But he has had a far greater
impact on his community than this simple statement conveys. He helped
found the White Hall Ruritan Club to bring the people of White Hall
together and, along with his wife Bettie, was a long-time member of Mt.
Moriah Methodist Church. He also served in the military in Europe after
World War II. Dan was always the first person to welcome new members to
the Club and Church, and the first to volunteer to help at community
events. His fortitude, his generosity, and his commitment to community
make Dan Maupin someone to emulate.
- The Walter F. Perkins Memorial Scholarship
- Why WHRC Honors Walter Perkins:
Walter (1942–2004) served his community as the White Hall District’s
County Supervisor, a School Board member, and a State and County Board
Member for the Piedmont Virginia Community College. He was a leader in
conservation, including introducing conservation easements and the
first solar agricultural well. He started as a Forester, and became a
forestry and agriculture expert for state committees, the state
Forestry Camp, and schoolchildren. Walter enjoyed experimental
forestry, achieving what others said couldn’t be done; his property is
still studied by forestry students. He was a 36-year member of the
White Hall Ruritan Club and was (with his wife Jo Ann) founder of the
Crozet Community Association. He loved a challenge, helping people, and
2017 award amounts: Maupin Scholarship, $1500; Perkins Scholarship: $1500
To donate, to see a list of donors, or to view our fund agreement and financial statements, please visit our Donations Page.
Application forms with complete details about the awards are available as Microsoft Word or PDF files.
- Who may apply for a grant? Any high school senior or graduate (or equivalent) living in the Crozet/White
Hall area who plans to attend college/technical school within one year of application for this scholarship.
Applications may be made for one or both of the available scholarship grants.
- How are recipients of grants determined? The White Hall Ruritan Education Committee and Executive Board will
determine the recipients based on financial need, character, scholarship, academic promise and desire by the
applicant for further education or training.
- How often may a student apply? Grants are made annually. A scholarship applicant or recipient may
- How is a grant disbursed? A grant is disbursed directly to the college/technical school attended by the
- What is the deadline for applying? Application, school record and reference letter must be received by April