College Board Member Establishes Scholarship to Benefit Rectortown Residents

For Immediate Release:
September 22, 2006

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

 width=WARRENTON, Va. – The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Educational Foundation Inc. has recently added a new scholarship to its list of available funds to assist LFCC students with their education.

The Emerson E. Smith Jr. Scholarship was established by Emerson E. Smith Jr., Ed.D., to benefit full- and/or part-time LFCC students who live in the Mt. Olive and Atoka Road areas of Rectortown, Va. This scholarship is believed to be the first one established at LFCC by an African American.

“I was inspired to give to the LFCC Foundation because of my personal knowledge of LFCC’s commitment to give bright first-generation students, who would not have otherwise attended college, the opportunity to earn a college degree,” said Smith, a College Board member since July 2005 and a Rectortown resident. “It is my fervent hope that this scholarship will inspire students to see that they now have an opportunity to achieve their goal of attending college, whereas before, their financial position prevented them from ever thinking that was possible.”

The scholarship will be awarded annually and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. Satisfactory academic progress (minimum grade point average of 2.0) must be maintained in order for the recipient to receive the award for the spring semester. The scholarship award may be applied toward tuition, fees and/or books.

In addition to the aforementioned scholarship, the LFCC Educational Foundation has many other scholarship funds, providing funding to full- and part-time students in the fall and spring semesters. Current or prospective LFCC students interested in applying for one of the many LFCC scholarships can obtain additional information on LFCC’s Web site at

Individuals interested in donating to this or other scholarship funds may make checks payable to “LFCC Educational Foundation,” write the name of the fund on the memo line and mail the checks to the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc., 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645-1745.


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.