Ann M. Weaver Scholarship Nominations
Nominations for the 2021 scholarship are currently closed.
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 2021-2022 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
2021 Weaver Recipient
Isabella Nicole Daza, daughter of Hernan Daza and Tanya Perez-Daza, has been awarded this year’s Ann MacPherson Weaver Memorial Scholarship at Rocky Mount Academy. Currently an 8th grader at Red Oak Middle School, Daza will attend RMA in the fall on a full-tuition scholarship, valued at approximately $48,000 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.
Ann Weaver committee member Janie Mac Pittman stated, “Even during the pandemic, the Ann Weaver scholarship committee was pleased to have a record breaking group of gifted students nominated for the 2021 scholarship. Of course, that made it even more difficult to choose our newest scholar. Isabella stood out as a shining example of the qualities we look for in an Ann Weaver scholar. She excels in all areas of her life, and we know she will excel at Rocky Mount Academy, as well. I look forward to welcoming her and her family to RMA in the fall.”
Head of School Beth Covolo described Isabella’s extraordinary academic performance as just the beginning of her story. “This humble young lady graces everything she touches, from academics, athletics, and clubs to her community, her neighbors, and her church, with love and total enthusiasm. Her achievements and her goals make Isabella a perfect match for our mission to prepare students for the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities they will encounter in life and in college. 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