Scholarship Recommendation Form

How to Submit Recommendation:

You can submit your recommendation for your student either ONLINE or by snail mail at the address provided below. All recommendations are DUE by March 6thNO NEW RECOMMENDATIONS will be accepted after this date.

If you prefer to send via regular snail mail: You can mail your recommendation to 2217 Princess Anne St., Suite 101, FXBG, VA 22401, Attn: Scholarship Department.

Required Documents:

  • Students need to have a recommendation from one school official, teacher or counselor, and another from a community leader.

To submit ONLINE: 

  1. Fill out Students Full Name in required field.
  2. Click on Scholarship Recommendation Form.
  3. Fill out fillable PDF and save onto your desktop.
  4. Upload Recommendation Form in designated area below. 
  5. Click ‘Submit’ once all fields are completed. 

Questions? Contact the Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation at 540-681-1632.

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Scholarship Recommendation Form

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Joel Griffin

Chairman & Co-Founder

Joel Griffin is co-founder and chairman of Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation. Gwyneth’s Gift was founded in 2015 by Joel and Jennifer Griffin in honor of their oldest daughter, Gwyneth. He is also an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist with 25 years of private industry consulting experience and 20 years in government contracting. He is the Founder and CEO of Riphean, a regional growth management firm.

Joel is committed to philanthropy within the region through local nonprofits and organizations that strengthen local communities. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance, Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, Stafford Hospital Foundation, and Germanna Educational Foundation. Joel was recognized for his impact and leadership within the region, receiving the Prince B. Woodward Leadership Award in 2022.

In addition to the regional award, Joel received the Valor Award from Loudon County for his life-saving efforts in an emergency. He also received the Patriotic Civilian Service Award given by the U.S. Army for actions taken immediately and following 9/11 at The Pentagon in 2001.