News for Parents
The FUMA Interact Club (Junior Rotary International) is conducting a winter clothing drive. Please take the opportunity to clean out your families' closets and dressers for those warm items you no longer need or desire.
A great many of our FUMA young men have grown in the short time they have been on campus and their hand-me-down shirts, jeans, sweats, jackets, shoes, and other items would be a blessing to one or more of the homeless people in the area. Our disadvantaged are male and female and come in all sizes and ages, so whether you have "hand-me-overs" from your small children, your large children, or yourself, please bring them in to contribute to the drive. Of great need are warm items - coats, sweaters, hats, socks, gloves & mittens to protect people during the coming cold season. We will also happily collect and distribute small toiletries (sample/travel/hotel size), soap, toothbrushes & paste, disposable razors, and the like.
Please bring any items that you can contribute to FUMA when you come to pick him up for Thanksgiving break on Nov 22d, or send your contributions to school with him on his return after the Thanksgiving break on Dec 2d. Mr. Williams and I will be thrilled to have his office in the barracks and my classroom in Hatcher Hall overflowing with clothing items.
Information for Parents
Parent's Association Chairs 2013-2014
Our Parent's Association Chairs this year are Mac and Karen Devine, the proud parents of Scott Devine, a senior who has attended Fork Union for five years. Mac Devine is the CTO of the Cloud Services Division of IBM, and Karen enjoys spending her time volunteering with Carolina Donor Services, Donate Life NC, and Duke Medical Center. Both Mac and Karen volunteer with Bethany Christian Services and are actively involved in their church.
If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact Mac or Karen at (919) 812-7374 or (919) 812-5890, respectively, or email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, Laura Luniewski, Associate Director of Development Operations, is the FUMA contact for the Parent's Association, and she can be reached at (434) 842-4370 or email@example.com.
Joining the Parents Association
You can sign up for the parents association by filling out the Parents Association Form and returning it along with your $50 membership fee to the Development Office via mail.
BGAV Scholarship Grants Available
There are funds available for students from cooperating churches of the Baptist General Association of Virginia who need aid in financing their education at Fork Union Military Academy for the upcoming academic year. The awards are open for application now and range up to $1,000 per student per year. These funds are grants from Virginia Baptists and do not have to be repaid. The BGAV uses the following criteria to evaluate each applicant: financial need, Christian service, community service, character, and demonstrated leadership.
Applications on behalf of Fork Union Military Academy cadets have been well-received in the past, and we hope that a number of our cadet families will apply for 2013-2014. The online application process for Academy Scholarships is available at http://www.vbmb.org/Services/Scholarship/Academy.cfm.
If you need assistance or information, please contact Alicia Parker at the BGAV at 1-800-255-2428, ext. 6225. Scholarship opportunities are also available for Virginia Baptist cadets who are graduating from Fork Union Military Academy and will be attending college next year. Please check deadlines and criteria for all Virginia Baptist scholarships online at http://www.vbmb.org/Services/Scholarship/default.cfm.
All completed applications must be received or postmarked by the deadline in order to be considered for an award. The deadline for BGAV Achievement Scholarships for BGAV Academies (for students attending Fork Union) is October 1, 2013. The deadline for BGAV Achievement Scholarships or BGAV Ministerial Educations (for college-bound students) is April 1, 2014.