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Youth Enrichment Services

Richard Williams Memorial Scholarship

Embracing academics and community service

The Richard Williams Memorial Scholarship is an annual award presented to graduating high school seniors or GED recipients. The scholarship rewards students that demonstrate leadership skills and academic promise as well as aspire to higher education and community service. The vision is to recognize students who want to challenge and inspire, as YES founder Richard Williams did.



  • Enrolled in a public or private high school.
  • Participation in Youth Enrichment Services programming.
  • Excellence in community service and willingness to serve.
  • Evidence of academic effort.
  • Spirit of caring, belief in self and others.
  • Has specific financial need.


  • Complete an application for the Richard Williams Memorial Scholarship.
  • Include a 500 word personal essay telling the Scholarship Committee something unique, special, or important about the person you are and your commitment to community service.
  • Two letters of recommendation from school counselor, principal or teacher on official letterhead.
  • An official high school transcript.
  • Verification of College Prep one-on-ones.
  • A resume, which includes honors, awards, extracurricular activities, community service, and employment.

Applications the 2020 scholarship will be available January 20, 2020. If you have questions, please contact Scholarship Committee at [email protected].

Current scholarship applicants, click here to access YES’s Dollars for Scholars page.


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