The George H. Moody Scholarship

The Henrico County Council PTA George H. Moody Scholarship is presented in honor of George H. Moody, former superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools. The scholarship is based on financial need, academic achievement, recommendations, and school/community/PTSA activities. Scholarship applicants must be a member of their home school PTSA.

We are pleased to offer this scholarship to graduating seniors from Henrico County Public Schools who are planning to pursue further study or training beyond high school. Each year the number of scholarships and the amount of each scholarship depend on the donations made to the Moody Scholarship Fund by our local PTA/PTSA units. One scholarship will be awarded per high school. In order for selected students to receive their scholarships, they must be a member of an active PTSA (see the Application Process section for more information).

$3,000 awarded in 2021-22.

$1,000 awarded in 2020-21.

$4,000 awarded in 2019-20.

The funds for the Moody Scholarship come directly from local PTA/PTSAs.

Application Process

Important Dates

March 2023: Application Available

May 1, 2023: Application Deadline 

May 17, 2023: Awards Ceremony

Application Information

2023 Scholarship Application

Applicant Checklist (see application for more detailed information):

** HCC PTA understands that not every Henrico County high school has an active PTSA.  To assist students who have a history of PTSA membership, or who have parents who have been active PTA/PTSA members in Henrico, the requirement is now that you belong to a PTSA, but it does not have to be one at your high school.  You can join the PTSA at the middle school you attended, or if that school does not currently have an active PTSA you can join the PTSA at Henrico Virtual Academy.  If you have questions about this requirement, please contact

Scholarship Recipients


"Providing me with $1,000 to pay for college does so much. I can't thank you all enough." —Mickelya Crawley

Aidan Gibson
Freeman High School

Aidan will attend Yale University this fall to study mathematics and political science. He wishes to pursue a career as a mathematics professor.

Mickelya Crawley
Varina High School

Mickelya will attend Norfolk State University this fall to study psychology, with the goal of a career in social work.

Michelle RaeNeisha Crawley
Varina High School

Michelle will attend Norfolk State University this fall.  She plans to study business and hopes to work in real estate.

A huge thanks to the Henrico PTAs and PTSAs who gave donations totaling $2,500 to support the Moody scholarship fund during the 2021-22 school year. We (and Henrico's graduating seniors) appreciate your kindness and generosity!


Destiny Rae Jones
Highland Springs High School

Destiny will attend the University of Virginia this fall.


"I'm glad there are scholarships, like yours, for students in dire need of assistance so they can continue their education." —Branton Jones

Graham Boyle
Freeman High School

Graham will attend George Mason University this fall to study government and international politics. He wishes to pursue a career with the U.S. government.

Deveney Burke
Henrico High School

Deveney, a varsity soccer player, will attend Norfolk State this fall to study psychology.

Jordan Goode
Glen Allen High School

Jordan will attend the University of Virginia this fall to study computer science as he purses a career in software engineering.

Branton Jones
Varina High School

Branton will attend Old Dominion this fall to study mechanical/aerospace engineering. He is working towards becoming an engineer at NASA.

About George H. Moody

For nearly four decades, Dr. George H. Moody served the citizens of Henrico County as an educator—first as a teacher, then as a principal, and finally as a superintendent. In 1951, he became the first principal of a newly opened Hermitage High School. In 1956, he was appointed to the position of superintendent, which he held for 13 years. On August 31, 1978, Dr. Moody was honored with a great educational accolade: Hermitage Middle School, previously Hermitage High School, changed its name to George H. Moody Middle School in his honor. Dr. Moody was a humble man from humble beginnings, but he left an indelible mark on Henrico County as an educator, leader, and humanitarian.