Ann M. Weaver Scholarship Nominations
Nominations are now closed for the 2024 Ann M. Weaver Scholarship.
The Ann MacPherson Weaver Memorial Scholarship was established in 1986 in memory of a 1984 RMA graduate who had succumbed to cancer earlier in the year. This competitive scholarship is awarded each year to a deserving student who best represents the scholarship criteria and who has never attended any grade of Rocky Mount Academy.
Any student who will be a rising ninth, tenth, or eleventh grader in the 2024-2025 school year and has never been enrolled in Rocky Mount Academy at any time is eligible to request an application for the Weaver Scholarship. You can be nominated by a member of the community at large, the RMA community, or you can self-nominate. The scholarship pays for the winner's tuition every year until graduation, with merit reviewed annually.
Selection criteria are based on qualities that Ann Weaver possessed:
- Forceful and unselfish character
- Intellectual and personal vigor
- Academic achievement
- Leadership in both school and community activities
- Positive potential for enriching the environment at Rocky Mount Academy
2023 Weaver Recipient
Cameron MacDonald, daughter of Casey and Jonathan MacDonald, has been awarded this year’s Ann MacPherson Weaver Memorial Scholarship at Rocky Mount Academy. Currently an 8th grader at Hobgood Charter School, MacDonald will attend RMA in the fall on a full-tuition scholarship, valued at approximately $59,000 over four years.
The Weaver Scholarship was established at Rocky Mount Academy in 1986 in memory of a 1984 RMA graduate who had lost her life to cancer earlier that year. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has never attended RMA and who best represents the attributes that Ann Weaver embodied. Each year in March, the Ann Weaver Scholarship application process brings the Rocky Mount Academy community the opportunity to meet and get to know some of the most talented high school students in the area. This year was no exception.
MacDonald is a very driven, straight A student. In the classroom, her drive has led to her involvement with Key Club, Junior Beta Club, and photography and science fairs. Her high moral standing makes her highly respected by her teachers and peers, and her ability to rise to a challenge will enable her to embrace new challenges at R.M.A. She also excels on the athletic field and courts, as volleyball and softball are a passion, and she enjoys a variety of arts including painting, drawing and sculpting.
Ann Weaver committee member Janie Mac Pittman stated, “The 2023 Ann Weaver Scholarship nominees did not disappoint. We had an impressive group and a difficult decision. Cameron’s impressive all around accomplishments and outgoing personality made her a natural fit for the Ann Weaver scholars. I look forward to seeing her join the Rocky Mount Academy family in the fall.”
Head of School Beth Murphy described the committee’s anticipation of Cameron’s arrival at RMA in the fall. “Cameron’s academic achievements are a testament to her dedication and commitment to learning, and her outstanding character and leadership reflect the high standards that Rocky Mount Academy strives to instill in its students. We are proud to have Cameron as our 2023 Ann Weaver Scholar, and we are confident that her qualities will make her a great addition to the RMA Class of 2027. We could not be more excited to welcome her and her family to RMA.”
Founded in 1968, Rocky Mount Academy is the largest non-sectarian independent school in the Nash/Edgecombe/Wilson area and serves PK-12th grade students. The mission of RMA is to prepare its students for the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities to be encountered in life and college.
Ann Weaver Memorial Scholarship Recipients
Rachael Anne Godwin
Davis R. Brown
Leah Nicole Anderson
Alexandra Michelle Thompson
Westray Stephen Hicks
Anne Beavon Gravley