60+ undergraduate scholarships available

The following is a description of undergraduate scholarship funds administered by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. The selection criteria for recipients was established by the generous people who started each fund.

Please read each description carefully to determine if you are eligible. Unless otherwise noted, you should demonstrate financial need, be a long-time resident of South Hampton Roads, and plan to enroll (or be enrolled) in an accredited, four-year nonprofit college or university in the United States. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years of study, unless otherwise noted.

Award amounts are based on a variety of factors: how much money is available, how many winners are selected and an individual's financial need. A typical scholarship ranges between $400-$6,000.

Please also check Other Scholarships to see if you qualify for any of these additional scholarships.

Learn how to apply for the scholarships listed below

Applications for 2018-19 scholarships will be posted on December 1, 2017. The deadline to apply will be March 1, 2018.

 AAA Tidewater - J. Theron "Tim" Timmons Memorial Scholarship-- For graduating high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are members of AAA Tidewater Virginia. Recipients must be U.S. citizens, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and enroll in an accredited four-year Virginia college or university. This is a one-year scholarship and is not renewable. Employees of AAA Tidewater Virginia and its subsidiary companies and their relatives are not eligible. Click here to read a newsletter article about the AAA Timmons ScholarshipNew this year

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 pursuing a degree in art or art education.

Jesse T. Bonney Memorial Scholarship.
For female Virginia residents under the age of 26. Preference for students from South Hampton Roads. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017-2018*.

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

Dan H. Brockwell Fund.
For students attending a four-year college or university. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017-2018*.

Dan H. Brockwell Scholarship for Architecture.
For undergraduate or graduate students studying architecture. Preference will be given to students from Virginia Beach. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017-2018*.

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).

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. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017-2018*.

Community Fund for Scholarships. For deserving students. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017-2018*.

J. Robert and Ettie F. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship. For students from Norfolk with a preference for those who want to make education their profession.

Friends of Joshua P. Darden Jr. Scholarship. For students graduating from public high schools.

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 2017-2018*.

Dean-Callahan Memorial Scholarship. For graduating high school seniors from public high schools in Norfolk who have participated on a school athletic team for at least two years and will attend a four-year college or university. Students must have participated during their senior year unless injured. Preference will be given to swimmers. Priority will also be given to athletes rather than students in supportive roles such as team managers and athletic training aides. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017-2018*.

Frank Fang Memorial Scholarship. For Chinese or Chinese American students from anywhere in Hampton Roads (including the Peninsula and Gloucester County) to attend a four-year college or university. This is a one-year, one-time only scholarship; it will not be renewed. 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.

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.

Melvin R. Green Scholarship.
For students attending a four-year college or university with a preference for those studying business with a focus on accounting at Old Dominion University. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017-2018*.

Jennifer Mooney Greene Scholarship. For low-income Virginia Beach Public School students whose family has a limited history of attending college attendance. They must participate in the Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program or a similar college readiness program. A letter of recommendation from the AVID or other program coordinator is required. Preference will be given to students graduating from Green Run High School or Green Run Collegiate.

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 who are deaf or blind from anywhere in South Hampton Roads and 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.
Note: Western Tidewater includes Isle of Wight County, Southampton County, Franklin and Suffolk.

Parents interested in applying for the Griffin Memorial Scholarship so their child can attend a private primary or secondary school should contact the Community Foundation at scholarships@hamptonroadscf.org after December 1 to request an application.

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 Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk or Virginia Beach, with special emphasis to those who have demonstrated involvement in the LGBT community. Recipients must enroll in a four-year college or university. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017-2018*.

Hampton Roads Spartan Scholarship. For students from Virginia attending Norfolk State University, with a preference for students who are single parents.

Joseph E. and Bertha White Harry Scholarship.
For students attending Old Dominion University or Virginia Wesleyan College. Click here to learn about the Harrys and meet one recent Harry Scholarship recipient.

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. Recipients must enroll in a four-year college or university.  NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017-2018*.

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. View a video about Tommy Horvatic and his family, who created the scholarship in his memory.

Pat Howe Jr. Health Care Scholarship. For students from South Hampton Roads and the Peninsula 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.

Anne Hurd Memorial Scholarship. For a female student active in Key Club or 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 2017-2018*.

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 2017-2018*.

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. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017-2018*.

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.

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.

Leslie P. Langley and Sarah Campen Powers Scholarship. For Norfolk Public Schools graduates attending Virginia Tech. New in 2018-19

Joseph A. Leafe Scholarship. For a Norfolk Public School graduate attending Hampden-Sydney College. 

Alice Riddick Levy and Stuart Paul Levy Scholarship. For Suffolk residents. New in 2018-19

Lewis K. Martin II, M.D. and Cheryl Rose Martin Scholarship Fund. For Virginia residents pursuing post-secondary 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).

The Maury Foundation Scholarship. For graduating high school seniors from Maury High School in Norfolk to attend a four-year college or university. New in 2018-19

The Maury Foundation Scholarship - Oscar B. Ferebee, Jr. For graduating high school seniors from Maury High School in Norfolk to attend a four-year college or university. New in 2018-19

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. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017-2018*.

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

Carrie Biggs Morrison Memorial Scholarship-Martin County. 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.

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.

Elisabeth Kelly King Reilly 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 Memorial Scholarship. For students from Gloucester County. Preference will be given to students from the York District, those attending Virginia Wesleyan College or another Methodist college, and those 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.

Donald E. Sly, M.D. and Madeline H. Sly Medical Scholarship – For students from Virginia in need of financial aid to pursue a career in medicine or health care at an accredited Virginia two-year college, four-year college, vocational, or medical school. New this year

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 and pursuing post-secondary education at a college, university or accredited vocational school. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017-2018*.

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. Watch a video about D.A. Taylor and meet a recent scholarship recipient.

Patsy G. Teer Fund. For deserving students from South Hampton Roads. 

Vincent J. Thomas Scholarship. For students attending Virginia Military Institute, with a preference for graduates of Norfolk Public Schools. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017-2018*.

Thomas P. Thompson Memorial Scholarship. For Norfolk residents.

John W. and Linda Vakos Scholarship Fund. For students from Virginia Beach attending a two-year or four-year college or university or a trade or technical school. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017-2018*.

Gertrude Ward Scholarship. For students from Virginia Beach with a preference for graduates of Princess Anne High School and those majoring in English.

Weisberg and Clark Scholarship. For graduating high school students. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017-2018*.

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

Paul and Athena Yeonas Memorial Fund. For students of Greek descent attending a community college, four-year college or graduate school. If there are no applicants of Greek descent, the Foundation may select any student attending Old Dominion University.

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

More scholarships to explore: Take a look at our list of Other Scholarships to see if you meet the unique criteria.