May 23-26, 2024 ❘ Martinsville, VA

Penn-Shank scholarship will increase to $4,000

Penn-Shank scholarship
Edwin G. Penn IV (left) and Walker Shank on the day they graduated from Martinsville High School in June of 2000.

Rooster Walk Inc. will increase the amount of the annual Penn-Shank Memorial Scholarship from a single $1,000 award to a $4,000 scholarship awarded over a four-year period.

This spring’s Penn-Shank scholar will receive $1,000 per year for four consecutive years, so long as he or she remains in good standing with their college or university. The merit-based scholarship is awarded each May to one outstanding senior at Martinsville High School through a double-blind jury process.

“We are thrilled to be able to quadruple the value of the Penn-Shank Memorial Scholarship,” said Jason Lagesse, president of Rooster Walk Inc.’s board of directors. “With the rising costs of college, and the continued growth of Rooster Walk Inc., and its events, we felt it was important to increase the scholarship’s payout. All of our sponsors, supporters, attendees and volunteers deserve major credit for helping to make this possible. We wouldn’t be able to do this without them.”

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