Five members of Robert E. Lee High School’s Class of 2015 were among the 124 Last Dollar Scholarships awarded by the GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. (GRASP).
    Angela Bailey, Dalton Dabney, Mary-Peyton Kouchinsky, Chelsea Smith and Claire Venn were each award the 2015 GRASP Last Dollar scholarship.
    GRASP, a non-profit education organization headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia, is supported by individual, foundation and business donations. GRASP recently awarded $125,000 in scholarships to Virginia high school students graduating in 2015, with a total of $15,000 being divided among the five recipients at Robert E. Lee High School.
    GRASP has advisors in 76 public and private schools throughout Virginia and provides services and scholarship assistance, free of charge, to students and their families in an effort to help overcome the financial and social barriers to attending college or vocational education after high school.
    At Robert E. Lee High School, Mrs. Cindy Didawick serves as the GRASP advisor and is available to meet with students and parents each week to assist with navigating and understanding the financial aid process and with completing the FAFSA forms. "It is very important that we work with students from all economic and social backgrounds.” said Mrs. Didawick. “We have many students whose parents do not have the financial means to send them to college and there are no special financial needs requirements for this scholarship.”