Ajoya Speight, a 2011 graduate of Richmond Community High School, is one of 34 high school seniors from across the state to receive a 2011 Virginia State Golf Association Scholarship. The awards, presented last month at VSGA Day at Richmond Country Club, were announced by the Virginia Golf Foundation.
Speight, who plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University, received a $3,000 scholarship. Criteria for the awards include an active interest in golf, academic achievement, citizenship and character. A scholar roll student at Community, Speight is also a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, the Rotary Club, the LPGA Girls Golf Program, and First Tee. She also was a participant in the U.S. Student Athlete Scholars Program, is an Ambassador Girl Scout and served as vice president of the Richmond NAACP Youth Council.
This year’s grants totaled $80,000. High school recipients must be planning to attend a Virginia college or university. For more details, contact Tripp Sheppard with the VSGA at 804-378-2300.