The Board of Trustees of the J.T.-Minnie Maude Charitable Trust (located in Danville, announced in October 2007 and formed through the generosity of James T. Emerson) has awarded $1,178,833 in scholarships to 489 students for the 2019-2020 academic school year.

The trust offers scholarship opportunities to students who reside in Halifax, Caswell, Henry, Pittsylvania and Rockingham counties (including all towns or cities located within these five counties).

Individual scholarship amounts have ranged from $500 to $7,500.

Award recipients were selected based on academic success and promise, financial need and other selection criteria. Scholarships are generally renewable, provided the student continues to meet all scholarship criteria.

The number of award recipients listed directly correlates to the number of applications received from each county.

Interested students and parents are encouraged to visit the trust’s website at

The following county residents were scholarship recipients:

Andrew Cole Abbott, Grace Marie Abdi, Kaitlyn Lynette Aherron, Breanna Nicole Anderson, Lauren Elizabeth Arnold, Lindsey Erin Arthur, Chandler Layne Bridgers, Gavin Belkov Bridgers, William J. Briscoe, Katie Elizabeth Cole, Grace Nicole Davis, Lauren Kay Davis, Wayne Francis Dawson III, Jonathan Seth Epperson, Carol Ann Fears, Libby Fisher, Erin Zoe Glass, Benjamin Clay Harris, Caroline Paige Laughorn, Kayleigh Linwood Long, Leigh-Anne Nicole McCormick, Wilbur Hall McLaughlin, Lauryn Angel Miller, Alyssa Anne Mitchell, Brayden Scott Moore, Sophie Elizabeth Moore, Calli Morgan Neal, Cori Lynn Neal, Morgan Elizabeth Nelson, Paige Marie Nichols, Megan Elizabeth Puckett, Alexandra Connally Reddy, Daniel O’Neal Reddy, Rodney T. Scott Jr., Emily Yun Scott, Julia Wen Scott, Amelia Faith Simmons, Aaron Paul Slabach, Alexandra Rose Spainhour, Alyssa Lanier Spencer, Kelsey Brooke Thomas, Melissa Paige Throckmorton, Kayla Brook Watts, Sydney Grace Wilborn and Caitlin Taylor Wiley.