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Skip Hilton Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Arlington Jaycees, together with the Virginia Jaycees Foundation and the Virginia JCI Senate, established the “Skip Hilton Memorial Scholarship Fund.” The purpose of the Scholarship Fund is to provide college scholarships each year in memory of Vernon “Skip” Hilton, U.S. JCI Senator #72682, who passed away in January 2020.

Skip’s tireless efforts to further the Jaycee movement and to improve the community and world around him resulted in numerous successful fundraising projects for three separate chapters, including the Arlington Jaycees, as well as making countless improvements to the facilities at Camp Virginia Jaycee and making a lifetime of friendships.  The Scholarship Fund honors Skip’s memory by providing scholarships to deserving graduating high school seniors from Virginia who demonstrate the same passion for learning and for improving their community that was exemplified by Skip’s Jaycee career and his whole approach to life. 

At least two scholarship recipients are chosen each year by the Virginia JCI Senate Scholarship Committee through their annual application process.  The Committee will also submit the same two applications to the U.S. JCI Senate Foundation national scholarship program for consideration. In May 2021 we awarded our first two scholarships from the fund. 

The Fund is managed by the Virginia Jaycees Foundation, a 501(C)(3) Corporation established to support the Community Development efforts of chapters that make up the Virginia Jaycees.  As such, it is able to accept donations that are considered charitable contributions.

All checks to the Fund should be made payable to the Virginia Jaycees Foundation with “Skip Hilton Fund” in the memo line.  Please consider donating to this worthy cause!

Virginia Jaycees Foundation
c/o Paul and Sharon Showalter
818 North Danville Street
Arlington, Virginia 22201

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