The Thomas Family values education and understand it's significance in enhancing ones quality of life. As such, we have established the Thomas Family Reunion Scholarship Fund to help Thomas Family descendants attend an institute of higher education (university, college, technical, or specialized school). The scholarship award (aka, "love gift") is determined by the amount of monetary contributions from Thomas Family members and the number of eligible applicants for that year. The "love gift" will be distributed equally among the eligible recipients.

Eligibility Requirements

The applicants of the Thomas Family Reunion Scholarship Fund are eligible for the award if they meet ALL of the eligibility requirements below:
  • Be a Thomas Family descendant by blood or legal adoption.
  • Possess a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0). **Please attach a copy of your most recent high school transcript to verify**
  • Must be a 2017, 2018, or 2019 high school graduate.
  • Be accepted to an accredited institute of higher education (university, college, technical, or specialized school). **Please attach a copy of acceptance letter.** Applicants who will graduate the year after the Thomas Family Reunion are required to submit three (3) recommendation letters, of which two (2) must be from core teachers, e.g., english, math, science, US Government/Economics.
  • Complete the Thomas Family Reunion Scholarship Application, including a 500-word essay on "What I Know About the Thomas Family Genealogy", by the application deadline of April 27, 2018.
  • Note: There are absolutely NO exceptions to the deadline.
  • Commit to mentor, model, and encourage Thomas Family members who are in high school to strive for excellence and continue their education at a post-secondary institution of learning.
The Thomas Family Reunion Scholarship application is available on this website; see the Scholarship Form tab.

Recipients of the Thomas Family scholarship will be announced at the Dinner/Dance Gala on July 27, 2018.

While not required, scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged to attend Thomas Family reunions, particularly the reunion in which you may be awarded the scholarship.  If you cannot attend, please arrange for a family member to accept the scholarship award on your behalf.

If you have questions or are interested in obtaining more information you may contact the Thomas Family Reunion Scholarship Committee: 

             John Baker           drjb1906@gmail.com  
             Taz Barnes            tazbarnes14@gmail.com