The city is accepting Tuthill Scholarship applications. Here’s what that entails

(Southside Daily file photo/Courtesy of Pixabay)
(Southside Daily file photo/Courtesy of Pixabay)

VIRGINIA BEACH – The city’s Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the Bartley E. Tuthill Scholarship Program in the amount of $2,000.

The purpose of the scholarship is to promote the education of a graduating high school senior or college undergraduate who is a resident of Virginia Beach and is interested in/or studying technical fields associated with agriculture, natural resource conservation or environmental sciences, officials said.

Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in or have applied to a college undergraduate level curriculum. Applicants will document their class ranking and have a 3.0 or greater grade point average. The applicant’s most recent official high school or college transcript and a copy of the acceptance letter from the college that the applicant will attend listing the major must accompany the application.

Applications can be obtained on Scholarship Central at www.vbschools.com/scholarship/index.asp.

Applications must be submitted to the Virginia Beach Department of Agriculture, Municipal Center, Bldg. 14, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 by May 10.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.