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SML Good Neighbor Middle School Academy

Application period for 2024 is open!

About SML Good Neighbors:

SML Good Neighbors is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Moneta, Virginia. The organization, founded in 2007, provides academic, enrichment and nutritional programs, free of cost, to students in rising 1st - 6th grades in Franklin and Bedford County, Virginia. Our mission is to develop good neighbors skills and values in children through programs that nourish, educate and support them while providing life-changing experiences for college students through leadership development internships.


About the Nancy Horton Scholarship:

SML Good Neighbors established this scholarship program to support our students pursuing educational opportunities after high school. Nancy Horton, a long time volunteer and supporter, pledged matching funds to launch SML Good Neighbors’ Nancy Horton Scholarship, benefiting students who have participated in SML Good Neighbors’ programs and who wish to further their education after high school by attending trade school, community college or a 4-year institution.


SML Good Neighbors will provide scholarships to 2 - 3 deserving seniors who have participated in our programs. A selection committee will determine which applicants are selected as recipients of the scholarship.


Requirements to apply:

  1. Applicant must have participated in a SML Good Neighbors' program (as a student or volunteer)

  2. Applicant must be a senior in high school

  3. Applicant must have applied to a trade school, community college or 4-year institution to pursue post high school education


How to apply:

Apply online at or visit and select the Nancy Horton Scholarship under the Program drop down menu. 


If you need assistance completing the application or have questions, please contact Lisa Lietz by email at or by text/phone at (540) 238-0102.


Method of selection:

  • Applicants may be notified for an interview.

  • Recipients will be selected and notified by May 1st.


Scholarship Amount:

Each scholarship will be in the amount of $2,600, for one year.


Information for scholarship recipients:

  • Recipients will be honored at Good Neighbors Day in May, 2024, as well as at FCHS Senior Awards if applicable.

  • Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the school or institution that the recipient is enrolled in after the recipient provides proof of enrollment. 


Application deadline:

Applicants must submit the completed application by April 30, 2024.

SML Good Neighbors, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other restricting classification in its selection of scholarship recipients.

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