History of the Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund

The establishment of the Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund occurred in October 2001. This scholarship fund is named in honor of Janice Marie Scott. Why was this scholarship fund established? To recognize her involvement with various youth programs and community service activities within the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, DC. Janice was one of 125 individuals that perished in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 when terrorists hijacked and crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the building of the Pentagon. She was the daughter of Geraldine Holmes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Janice was born in Memphis, Tennessee on October 12, 1954. Shortly after her birth, Janice moved with her family from Memphis to Milwaukee. She attended public school in Milwaukee until her mid-teen years. During the late 1960’s, she and most of her family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado where one of her older sisters was assigned as a soldier to Fort Carson near the city of Colorado Springs. She graduated in 1972 from Harrison High School. Her sister was reassigned to a military installation in West Germany soon after she graduated from high school. Janice then took on the task of caring for her younger sister and the daughter of the sister who went to West Germany. She assumed this task in conjunction with taking classes at a business college and working on Fort Carson.

In 1975, Janice met 2nd Lieutenant Abraham Scott. He was assigned to the Finance Office on Fort Carson. After a brief engagement, Abraham and Janice traveled to his hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina and they were married by his father. They were blessed with two daughters, Crystal Marie and Angel Marie. In 1988, Janice earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the adult school of the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. She was a member of five organizations: Blacks-In-Government; Burke/Fairfax Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated; American Society of Military Comptrollers; the Association of Government Accountants; and the 5-Star Toastmasters Club. She was also a member of Greater Little Zion Baptist Church in Fairfax, Virginia.

Value: $2,500


  • US Citizen or permanent resident of US
  • GPA of 3.0/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale)
  • High School Senior who will matriculate full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia.
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities.
  • Combined adjusted income of the parent(s) cannot exceed $50,000.

Required Documentation

Application- Each candidate must submit a complete and timely application.  An application will be considered incomplete and not processed if all instructions have not been followed or the material presented is insufficient to permit an adequate review. Do not send supplemental or corrected material after the deadline date.  Applications must be typed or completed with the use of a black/blue writing ink pen.  The staff of the JMSMSF will not accept any application packet or portion thereof that is filled out with a pencil.  Application and required documents should be neat and easy to read.  Materials should be impeccable in terms of appearance and legibility.  Mail the complete application packet so that it is received or postmarked on or before the deadline date of March 31st.  Application packet should be mailed to:

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund
ATTN: Abraham Scott
Post Office Box 1023
Springfield, Virginia  22151

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