Anne B. Taliaferro Scholarship


In 2002, Mrs. Taliaferro, a former educator and principal in Henrico County, established a scholarship fund to support post-secondary educational scholarships for qualified graduating high school seniors.  The purpose of the Fund is to support students who attend First Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia, wherever they may choose to attend college, or students from the Richmond area who plan to attend Averett University in Danville, Virginia, Mrs. Taliaferro’s alma mater. 


An eligible student must be a graduating high school senior and communing member of First Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia OR a graduating high school senior from the Richmond metropolitan area who plans to attend Averett University in Danville, Virginia.

An eligible student must demonstrate a commitment to academics and community.

An eligible student must be a candidate for high school graduation at the end of the current academic year, and plan to enroll in an accredited four-year college the following academic year.

How Winners Are Chosen

Academic achievement will be evaluated based on grade point average and SAT scores.

Community involvement will be evaluated on the basis of the student's extracurricular school activities, academic standing, honors and awards, and involvement in the community through public service.

Response to personal statement.

Award Amounts

Minimum of $1,000, maximum of $5,000 with the potential to renew support.

How to Apply

Send the attached completed application including: 

  • Supporting documents outlined on application form 
  • Personal statement of future goals 

To download the 2014 Scholarship Application, click here.

Renewing Your Scholarship

College students who are presently receiving this scholarship, and have maintained good academic standing, may reapply by submitting the completed application form together with a transcript of their grades for the preceding school term and academic year.

Please provide a brief letter describing your campus activities, academic progress, and any changes in your financial status.

Applications for continued assistance will be considered on a competitive basis.

To download the 2014 Renewal Scholarship Application, click here.


March 4, 2014

Send To

The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia
Attn: Stacey Keeley
Program Associate
7501 Boulders View Drive
Suite 110
Richmond, VA 23225

Type of Student

  • Graduating High School Senior

High School Seniors: Schools

  • Atlee High School
  • Chesterfield Community High School
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools
  • Cosby High School
  • Hanover County Public Schools
  • Hanover High School
  • Henrico County Public Schools
  • Lloyd C. Byrd High School
  • Matoaca High School
  • Meadowbrook High School
  • Private Schools in Metro Richmond Area
  • Richmond City Public Schools
  • Thomas Dale High School


  • Chesterfield County
  • Hanover County
  • Henrico County
  • Richmond City

Group/Work Affiliations

  • First Baptist Church, Richmond