Judy Taminger Scholarship Fund




The Judy Taminger Scholarship Fund was created by Judy’s family to honor her generous, loving spirit. This fund provides scholarships for residents of Smyth County pursuing an education degree. Like Judy exemplified, scholarship applicants must show they have a heart for community service. Judy spent many years giving back to her community and lifting up other people around her.​

Through this scholarship, we will reward applicants who illustrate they have that same spirit.

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This scholarship is available to residents of Smyth County (required) who are currently in high school, are high school graduates, or adults returning to school or pursuing a career change.


  1. Attendance at or application to attend a college or other higher education institution to pursue a career in education. Scholarship awards are contingent upon acceptance and enrollment in an approved and accredited program.
  2. Submission of a completed “Smyth County Community Foundation Scholarship Application” online which includes the ability to upload the required “attachments” requested on the application. In the application, focus your essay on describing how your past experiences and future plans exemplify Judy’s dedication to teaching, service, and community.
  3. Submission of 2 letters of recommendation or references, expressing how the applicant demonstrates his/her dedication to community service and a sharing spirit.
  4. OPTIONAL- Application for FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Applications are typically available from January to March for this scholarship.

Click here to apply now.

Linda Helton and Mike Robinson with the Smyth County Community Foundation presented a matching grant to Mayor David Helms and the Marion Town Council for their project to upgrade Ogburn Park.

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We appreciate your contribution to our scholarship and grant-making endowments.

If you would like to send a check instead, address it to Smyth County Community Foundation and include the scholarship or endowment name on the “For” line. Please mail your check to 1 Health Way, Marion, VA 24354​​​​.