Dominion gives in memory of Tech victims

Published 7:27 pm Saturday, November 26, 2016

The children or grandchildren of retired or current Dominion employees are eligible to receive college scholarships set up in memory of three students slain during the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech.

The Dominion community organized the scholarships in memory of the three students, who were either the children or grandchildren of current or retired Dominion employees.

Rachael Elizabeth Hill, Matthew Gregory Gwaltney and Nicole Regina White were among the 32 slain in the massacre.

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James C. Brooks, a retired line foreman, lost his granddaughter, Rachael; Granville G. Gwaltney, a retired meter technician, lost his grandson, Matthew; and David M. White, a transmission lineman, lost his daughter, Nicole.

Now in its 10th year, the Dominion Memorial Scholarship has named the six scholarships in memory of the students. The scholarships are up to $5,000 annually. The awards are for tuition and fees at accredited U.S. two- or four-year universities and colleges.

The scholarships will be renewable for up to three additional years, for a total of four years, if the recipient continues to meet the award criteria and standards.

The scholarships are limited to the children or grandchildren of retired or current, permanent, full-time Dominion employees. Applicants must be a high school senior with a minimum cumulative six-semester grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Students must also have a record of community service.

Applicants must have plans for full-time attendance at two- or four-year colleges or universities.

Children and grandchildren of Dominion officers and selection committee members are not eligible.

To apply, visit the scholarship’s website. The application deadline is Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been accepted on April 16, the 10th anniversary of the shooting.

For additional information, email the scholarship coordinator at