C. Lynwood and Phyllis Madagan Athey Memorial Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is awarded annually in memory of C. Lynwood Athey Sr. and his loving wife, Phyllis Madagan Athey. The Scholarship was first established by their children, Clifford L. (Clay) Athey Jr., Kimberly M. Athey, Mark E. Athey, and Lori Athey Cockrell, following the untimely death of their mother on September 19, 2003. The annual scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a graduating senior at Warren County High School who will be attending the College. C. Lynwood Athey Sr., who passed away on January 20, 2021, was a native of Warren County, who graduated from Warren County High School (Class of 1955). A gifted athlete in football, baseball, basketball, and track, Lynwood Athey attended the University of Maryland on a football scholarship before returning to Warren County and marrying the love of his life, Phyllis Madagan Athey. Phyllis Athey, a native of Stephens City, Virginia, relocated to Warren County following her marriage, and provided childcare for over 30 years to countless children, many of whom were the children of teachers in the Warren County Public School System. In recognition of their parent’s unwavering encouragement and commitment to the education of their children, grandchildren, and countless other children, the Athey family and their friends helped to establish this endowed scholarship to assist a graduating Senior at their alma mater, Warren County High School. The scholarship is intended for those students who may not otherwise be able to afford the cost of a college education.
The $1,000 scholarship award may be applied toward tuition, fees and/or books and software. The award will be equally divided between the fall and spring semesters and the student must maintain a 2.5 grade point average during the fall semester to be eligible to receive the second installment for the spring semester of their freshman year.
The scholarship will be awarded to students who meet the following criteria:
- Must complete a scholarship application
- Must be a full-time student
- Must have and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5
- Must be a recent Warren County High School graduate
- Must demonstrate financial need