Submit a complete RVCWRT NPS Intern Scholarship
packet not later than July 15, 2017 to:
Civil War Round Table
Post Office Box 7632
Include the following items as part of the RVCWRT NPS
Intern Scholarship packet:
signed copy of the RVCWRT NPS Scholarship
A copy of the applicant’s high
school/college/university grade transcript(s), to include the first
semester of the 2017 academic year, along with an associated grade
Two letters of recommendation: one academic (from
high school/college/university faculty advisor); one personal (from
an individual not related to the applicant).
Four copies of the applicant’s scholarship essay.
Prepare an essay of between 1,500 and 1,600 words on
the following topic:
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park was established
in 1927 with the mission of preserving for future generations, the
land and stories of the people and events associated with the Civil
War battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and
Spotsylvania. As a park intern, you play an important role in
accomplishing this mission. With this in mind, describe how you and
your division at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military
Park contribute to this mission and why it is critical for this park
to be preserved for future generations.
Calendar of Relevant Dates:
April 15, 2017:
NPS Intern Scholarship materials available on RVCWRT website.
July 15, 2017:
Deadline for submitting the scholarship packet.
August 1-5, 2017:
Interviews conducted with scholarship finalists.
August 7, 2017:
Formal announcement of scholarship winner.
All applicants will receive a post card or email acknowledgement
confirming receipt of their scholarship application packets.
Scholarship application packages will be evaluated by the
scholarship committee using the following weighting criteria:
Scholarship Application: 10%
Academic Transcript(s): 25%
Letters of Recommendation: 15%
In order to compensate for wide ranging levels of academic
experience between scholarship applicants, a graduated weighting
scale will be applied to all essays submitted. Using this scale, a
factor of .20 will be applied to essays submitted by High School
graduates, as well as college/university Freshmen and Sophomores.
In the case of college/university Juniors and Seniors, a factor of
.10 will be applied to essays submitted, while a factor of .0 will
be applied to essays submitted by college/university graduate
Applicants not selected for award of the scholarship will be
notified by email or letter.
Those scholarship applicants whose application packages receive the
highest three cumulative scores will be asked to participate in a
scholarship finalist interview.
Scholarship finalists will be notified by email or letter and are
expected to participate in a 45 to 60-minute interview with the
RVCWRT NPS Intern Scholarship Committee; either in-person or
The scholarship winner will be determined by the NPS Intern
Scholarship Committee upon completion of the finalist interviews.
The scholarship winner and his/her parents (or a guest) will be
invited to attend a subsequent RVCWRT Dinner meeting, where he/she
will present a synopsis of their essay.
The scholarship award of $2,000.00 will be deposited to the account
of the scholarship winner at the academic institution in which
he/she is enrolled.
Further questions regarding the scholarship program should be
directed to the Chairman of the NPS Intern Scholarship Committee;
Marcum Thompson at