Thanks to our generous donors, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation is the largest scholarship provider in Hampton Roads. Since 1951 donors who have created more than 60 permanent scholarship funds. Each has unique criteria set by the donors.
This year 349 students are attending college this year with help from $976,395 in Foundation scholarships.
Details are in the section on Scholarships for Graduate or Medical Education.
- Other Scholarships -- Includes several specialized scholarships we administer. Check to see if you fit the criteria set by scholarship donors.
How Can You Start Your Own Scholarship Fund?
- Click here to learn more.
- We welcome gifts of all sizes to any existing fund or the Community Fund for Scholarships. You can donate online, send a check or arrange for a future gift through your will or other estate plans.
- With a gift of $25,000 or more you can create your own permanent named scholarship fund.
Did One of Our Scholarships Help You?
Are you among the more than 3,800 people helped by scholarships from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, The Norfolk Foundation or The Virginia Beach Foundation? If so, please let us know how you are changing the world. Since 1950 our generous donors have provided more than $17 million in scholarship funds to help students achieve their dreams.
Florence Smith (above) died in 1951, but her dream of helping Virginia students pay for medical school is alive. She would be amazed at the more than 700 physicians who have benefitted from her gift. Read more.
Click here to see a video of Florence Smith's impact on Dr. Alfred "Buzzy" Schulwolf, a retired Norfolk pediatrician who is continuing her legacy by helping future physicians through the foundation.