Hampton Roads Scholarships

Hampton Roads Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships / What's Available

 
 
 

The following is a comprehensive list of 56 undergraduate scholarship funds administered by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation using criteria established by the donors. This list includes eight new scholarships offered for the first time in 2014-15.February 28, 2014 was the deadline to apply for 2014-15 scholarships. Applications for 2015-16 scholarships will be available December 1.

Please read each description carefully to determine your eligibility. Unless otherwise noted applicants should demonstrate financial need, be residents of South Hampton Roads, and enroll in an accredited, four-year nonprofit college or universityScholarships are available for up to four years of study unless otherwise noted.

Click here to learn how to apply for the scholarships listed below. 

 

Helen Murphy Addington Scholarship – For a female graduate of Maury High School in Norfolk. 

Kay White Baker Art Scholarship – For a graduate of Norfolk Public Schools who is pursuing a degree in art or art education. 

Jesse T. Bonney Memorial Scholarship – For female Virginia residents under the age of 26. Preference will be given to students from South Hampton Roads.

Julia Atwater Bristow Scholarship – For graduates of public high schools in Norfolk and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia who are attending a secular four-year university or community college. Click here to watch a video about Julia Atwater Bristow and two of the first recipients of her scholarship.

Dan H. Brockwell Fund – For students from South Hampton Roads attending a four-year college or university. New this year.

Clara W. Burhans Memorial Scholarship – For deserving students from Norfolk, Virginia Beach or Chesapeake. 

Mabel C. and Charles F. Burroughs Memorial Scholarship – For students attending Hampden-Sydney College. (Peninsula and Eastern Shore students may also apply). Click here to learn more about the Burroughs Memorial Scholarship and how it helped three former scholarship recipients.

E.W. Chittum Memorial Scholarship – For students graduating from a public high school in Chesapeake. Preference will be given to students who will attend Washington and Lee University. 

Community Fund for Scholarships – For deserving students from South Hampton Roads. 

J. Robert and Ettie F. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship – For students who want to make education their profession.

Friends of Joshua P. Darden Jr. Scholarship – For students graduating from public high schools in South Hampton Roads

Hunter Davis Memorial Scholarship – For a graduate of Thalia Elementary School who is in the top third of the graduating class at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2014-2015*. 

Frank Fang Memorial Scholarship – For Chinese or Chinese American students from anywhere in Hampton Roads (including the Peninsula and Gloucester County) for post-secondary education at a four-year college or university.  This is a one-year scholarship; it will not be renewed. Previous recipients are not eligible to reapply.  Students must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and exceptional potential in the areas of citizenship and leadership. This award is merit-based; financial need is not a factor.  

Nicholas J. Georges Memorial Scholarship – For an Old Dominion University student of Greek heritage or who is studying Greek cultures. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2014-2015*. 

Harry Bramhall Gilbert Merit Scholarship – For Chesapeake Public School graduates attending the College of William and Mary, James Madison University, the University of Virginia or Virginia Tech. Students must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and exceptional potential in the areas of citizenship and leadership.This award is merit-based; financial need is not a factor.

Victor and Ruth N. Goodman Memorial Scholarship – For students studying medicine or other health professions. 

Jennifer Mooney Greene Scholarship – For low-income Virginia Beach Public School students who have a limited family history of college attendance and participate in the Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program or a similar college readiness program designed to help such students. A letter of recommendation from the AVID coordinator is required. Preference will be given to students graduating from Green Run High School or Green Run Collegiate. New this year.

Everette H. and Edith P. Griffin Memorial Scholarship Fund – For (1) students from Western Tidewater, with a preference for residents of Isle of Wight County, or (2) students with visual and/or hearing impairment from anywhere in South Hampton Roads who are in need of financial assistance to attend primary, secondary or post-secondary educational institutions (Preference will be given to students from Western Tidewater. Recipients will be required to submit documentation confirming their status as legally deaf or blind.) 

Please note that Western Tidewater includes the following localities:  Isle of Wight County, Southampton County, Franklin and Suffolk.  NOT AVAILABLE IN 2014-2015*. 

Colonel J. Addison Hagan Memorial Scholarship – For students attending Virginia Military Institute.  

George D. and Marion Phelps Hamar HRBOR Scholarship  – For self-identifying lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) students graduating from high schools in the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk or Virginia Beach, paying special emphasis to those who have demonstrated involvement in the LGBT community.  Recipients must attend a four-year college or university.  NOT AVAILABLE IN 2014-2015*.

 

Hampton Roads Spartan Scholarship – For students attending Norfolk State University with a preference for students who are single parents. New this year.

Joseph E. and Bertha White Harry Scholarship – For students attending Old Dominion University or Virginia Wesleyan College.

Diane Reilly Hartzog Memorial Scholarship – For students graduating from high schools in South Hampton Roads with a preference for those planning to study library science or English. New this year.

Tommy Horvatic Memorial Scholarship – For students graduating from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach who are pursuing post-secondary education at a four-year college or community college. This scholarship is not meant just for very top students, but for students with good character who are active in the community and provide evidence of community service. Click here to watch a video about Tommy Horvatic and his family, who created the scholarship in his memory. New this year.

Pat Howe Jr. Health Care Scholarship – For students from Hampton Roads enrolled in an accredited post-secondary certificate, diploma, or degree program at a nonprofit institution in Hampton Roads and studying nursing, physical therapy, radiography or other allied health profession in which there is a workforce shortage.  Applicants must have completed at least one-half of the program requirements (i.e., semesters or credits needed for completion of the curriculum in the field of study). Renewal eligibility will vary depending on the program curriculum.  Peninsula students may apply. 


Anne Hurd Memorial Scholarship – For a female student who is active in Key Club or is the daughter of a member of a Kiwanis Club in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach or Chesapeake. The applicant or the parent must be a member in good standing of an appropriate club for at least the past two (2) years. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2014-2015*. 

Indian River Ruritan Scholarship in memory of Paul L. Wolfe, Sr., Mark James Baker, John M. Ames, Sr., and John Alfred Haymer – For students graduating from a public high school in Chesapeake, with a preference for students attending Indian River High School, who are pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited four-year college or university. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2014-2015*.

James 2:26 Fund – For students earning a bachelor’s degree at a public college or university located in Virginia.  Strong preference will be given to students living in public or subsidized housing.  To the extent possible, this scholarship will cover tuition, fees, room and board.  Recipients are required to live on campus for their first year of attendance if such housing is available.

Thomas G. Johnson Jr. Scholarship – For a Norfolk Public School graduate attending the University of Virginia. 

Judge Floyd E. and Annie B. Kellam Scholarship – For students graduating from Kellam High School who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in math, science or business at a community college or four-year college or university.  Recipients must continue to major in math, science or business to be eligible for renewal of the scholarship. New this year.

Adrian Ryan Kirk Memorial Scholarship – For graduating high school seniors with ADD, ADHD and learning disabilities who demonstrate the will and determination to overcome their disabilities and pursue college or vocational education.  Applicants will be required to submit IEP, Section 504 or other school documentation indicating the disability.  This is a one-year scholarship; it will not be renewed.  This award is merit-based; financial need is not a factor.


Joseph A. Leafe Scholarship – For a Norfolk Public School graduate attending Hampden-Sydney College. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2014-2015*.


Lewis K. Martin II, M.D. and Cheryl Rose Martin Scholarship Fund – For Virginia residents pursuing postsecondary education at Davidson College (Davidson, NC) or Salem College (Winston-Salem, NC). This scholarship is also available for students attending University of Virginia School of Medicine or secondary school at Salem Academy (Winston-Salem, NC). 

Ellen Hitt McLaughlin Scholarship – For a graduating high school senior who attended Holland Elementary School in Virginia Beach for at least one year.  This is a one-year scholarship; it will not be renewed.

Perry and Bunny Morgan Fund – For deserving students from South Hampton Roads.

Carrie Biggs Morrison Memorial Scholarship – For students from Virginia Beach. This award is merit-based; financial need is not a factor.


Carrie Biggs Morrison Memorial Scholarship-Martin Co. – For students from Martin County, North Carolina. This award is merit-based; financial need is not a factor.

Ocean Lakes Scholarship – For students graduating from Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach who will major in sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics at a four-year college or university.  Applicants should show overall excellence inside and outside of the classroom and be well-rounded students with strong records of academic success and student leadership as evidenced by involvement in extracurricular activities such as student government, class organizations, athletics, clubs or community service.  Preference will be given to students who have taken at least AP Calculus and who have a minimum grade point average of 3.5.


Margarette H. Old Student and Nurse Educational Fund – For students attending Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The Pender Scholarship – For female students attending Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. Recipients can be from anywhere in Virginia, but preference is given to students from Hampton Roads. 

Lefki and George Polizos Family Scholarship – For students attending community college or a four-year college with preference for those of Greek descent or those attending Virginia Wesleyan College. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2014-2015*. 

Harry B. Price Jr. Memorial Scholarship – For students displaying qualities of leadership, initiative and ability. 

Roland W. Proescher Scholarship – For students in engineering, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or other science.

Walter Cecil Rawls Educational Fund – For graduating seniors from public high schools in Suffolk, Franklin, Isle of Wight County, Southampton County and Sussex County in Virginia and Gates County, North Carolina.  Two students will be selected from Suffolk, and one student will be selected from each of the other localities.  This is a one-year scholarship; it will not be renewed. New this year.


Elisabeth Kelly King Reilly Memorial Scholarship – For graduates of Maury High School attending the University of Virginia.  

Edwin J. Rosenbaum Scholarship – For students of the Jewish faith.

Ellis W. Rowe Scholarship – For students from Gloucester County with a preference for students from the York District attending Virginia Wesleyan College or another Methodist college and studying marine science, nursing, ministry, medicine, the humanities, agriculture, biology or other basic sciences. 

Wilfred G. Semple Scholarship Loan Fund – For students studying engineering, physics or math at a Virginia university. Applicants must be planning to enter at least their junior year of study.

Felton Ray Sharp and Evelyn Berryman Sharp Scholarship – For deserving students from South Hampton Roads.

Jarrod Camper Smith Memorial Scholarship – For an outstanding high school senior who participated in youth sports programs through King's Grant/Lynnhaven Recreation Association for at least three years.  This is a one-year scholarship; it will not be renewed.This award is merit-based; financial need is not a factor.


Enid W. and Bernard B. Spigel Architectural Scholarship – For long-time Virginia residents who are juniors, seniors or graduate students in architecture, architectural history or architectural preservation. This scholarship is renewable for up to two years. Applicants may be from anywhere in Virginia.

Minton W. Talbot Scholarship – For students graduating from Granby High School pursuing post-secondary education at a college, university or accredited vocational school. New this year.

D.A. Taylor Memorial Scholarship – For students displaying qualities of strong leadership, academic abilities, extracurricular involvement, a commitment to helping others and overall excellence inside and outside of the classroom. Click here to watch a video about D.A. Taylor and to meet a recent scholarship recipient. 

Vincent J. Thomas Memorial Scholarship – For students attending Virginia Military Institute with a preference for graduates of Norfolk Public Schools. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2014-2015*. 

Thomas P. Thompson Memorial Scholarship – For graduates of Norfolk Public Schools.

Weisberg and Clark Scholarship – For students graduating from high schools in South Hampton Roads.  NOT AVAILABLE IN 2014-2015*.


Captain Rexford Vinal Wheeler Jr., U.S.N. Fund – For students from South Hampton Roads attending Old Dominion University with a preference for students from Norfolk. 


Paul and Athena Yeonas Memorial Fund – For students of Greek descent or those attending Old Dominion University. 

 

* Denotes that this scholarship will not be available until a current recipient graduates.

Award amounts are based on the amount of funds available, the number of winners selected and individual financial need. Amounts are not predetermined. Typically students receive awards ranging from $400 to $6,000. The average scholarship in the 2013-2014 school year was approximately $2,800.

More scholarships to explore: Please also make sure you have looked at our list of Other Scholarships to see if you meet the unique criteria for any of these available scholarships.