2024 Barry Glenn Scholarship Application

2024 Barry Glenn Scholarship Application

A student scholarship has been established by the JVG Board in memory of Barry Glenn, JVG President and CEO from 1996 to 2021. Jobs for Virginia Graduates was not just a job but a passion of his to encourage and support students across the Commonwealth to graduate, and to prepare and to empower them for future successes in employment and/or continued education. This scholarship honors Barry Glenn’s enthusiasm by providing $1,000 to a student from each of the four JVG regions with assistance in post-secondary education, apprenticeship, or employment needs.

Barry Glenn was a graduate of Douglas Freeman High School in Richmond, Old Dominion University (BA), and University of Kentucky (M.S. Ed). As a lifelong educator, he served as an English teacher, Coach, Headmaster, and Director of Development. In 1996, Barry found his true calling, working with Virginia’s students of great promise as CEO of Jobs for Virginia Graduates (JVG). Over the next 25 years he built Jobs for Virginia Graduates into an award-winning and widely respected organization. He was known for his sense of humor, boisterous personality, and countless sayings and adages. If Barry called you "Knucklehead", you knew you were loved and admired. He loved teaching and coaching no matter the subject or sport. He was well read, and often could argue or defend any topic no matter the side. Barry forged lasting friendships with students and colleagues and positively impacted thousands of young people along the way. Barry continues to encourage, support, and empower students in Virginia through the Barry Glenn Memorial Scholarship.

Applicants for this scholarship must be JVG seniors in good standing, with a graduation date during the 2023-2024 school year. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2024.

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