The Laurie McNeice Scholarship for Education

The Laurie McNeice Scholarship (LMS) for Education awards a high school graduate who attended Twin Hickory Elementary School, in Glen Allen, VA, for one full school calendar year, and who plans to enter the field of Education, with a $500.00 Scholarship.

The Laurie McNeice Scholarship Fund for Education was established in 2015. The scholarship is awarded in memory of Laurie McNeice, a young and inspiring teacher at Twin Hickory Elementary School, who passed away in 2014. Twin Hickory Elementary School is celebrating the life and honoring the memory of this dedicated teacher, caring family member and loyal friend with a scholarship in her name.

The Twin Hickory ES PTA Scholarship Committee is seeking applicants from the graduating class of 2020 for this year’s Laurie McNeice Scholarship.


Application Criteria

All eligible candidates are required to have attended Twin Hickory Elementary School (THES) for one full school
calendar year (September through June). Candidates must submit the following items:

  • A completed application.
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or staff member from your graduating high school.
  • A copy of your high school transcript (accessed via Parchment).
  • A written essay that consists of the following:
    • A short synopsis of your educational history (i.e. where you have attended school, likes and dislikes,
      favorite subjects, etc.)
    • What are your goals over the next four years?
    • What year(s) did you attend Twin Hickory Elementary School?
    • Tell us about your favorite memory (or memories) of Twin Hickory Elementary.
    • Share with us your involvement with Twin Hickory's after school enrichment program(s) (if applicable)
      or any outside programs you feel enriched your education during your time attending THES.
    • Have you applied for any other scholarships? If so, please let us know the name of scholarship, if you
      have accepted the scholarship and if it is educational or sports based.
    • How will the THES Scholarship contribute to your financial need?

Other determining factors (although not required) include the candidate’s grade point average, community involvement and any extra-curricular activity(ies) the candidate may have participated in over the course of his/her high school journey.


Submission Instructions

If interested in applying for the Laurie McNeice Scholarship Fund, please submit your application and attachments
by May 1, 2020 to:

THES PTA Scholarship Chair
Brandi Freeman



Download the 2020 Laurie McNeice Scholarship Fund Application



Selection Process

All applications will be reviewed by the chair of the THES PTA Scholarship Committee, as well as the Twin Hickory PTA Executive Board. The selected scholarship recipient will be notified by June 1, 2020.


Thank you for your interest in The Laurie McNeice Scholarship for Education.  We wish all applicants the best of luck in their future endeavors.



Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients
from 2016-2019!

2019: Jesslyn Katz & Kathryn Debusk

2018: no applications received

2017: Joshua Hafker

2016: Olivia Williams