scholarships

The Suffolk Foundation is pleased to announce that it has 14 scholarships that it annually awards. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please click on the particular scholarship below to review the criteria and access an application. Applications are usually available on the Foundation website after February 1st of each year, with the deadline being noon on the last working day in March. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. View applications here.

2021 Scholarship Recipients

In June 2021, the Suffolk Foundation announced its 2021 academic scholarship awards. The Foundation awarded $40,500 to 14 recipients. Since the Foundation received its 501(c)(3) nonprofit community foundation status in October 2007, it has awarded over $6,466,000 in unrestricted and donor-advised grants and scholarships.

To see the 2021 recipients, click here.

View current scholarships below. Click or tap a scholarship name to view more details.

ScholarshipEst. ValueCriteriaCurrent Student At
Allfirst Memorial Scholarship$1,000Employee or employee family member of Allfirst Industrial General ContractorsPublic high school Senior or enrolled in college, university, or trade school
Audrey B. Butler Memorial Scholarship$1,000Pursue a college degree in Nursing (LPN, RN)Suffolk, Isle of Wight or Southampton public, private, or homeschool high school Senior; or Suffolk, Isle of Wight, or Southampton resident enrolled in a Nursing college degree program (LPN, RN)
James M. Blair Memorial Scholarship$5,000Financial needSuffolk public or private high school Senior
Ossie S. & Thomas F. Blair, Jr. Memorial Scholarship$5,000Financial needSuffolk public, private, or homeschool high school Senior or graduate enrolled in a U.S. college or university
Col. Fred. V. Cherry Scholarship$3,000African-American, financial needSuffolk public or private high school Senior
Louis & Mary Haddad Foundation Scholarship$1,000Documented learning differenceSuffolk public or private high school Senior
William N. (Billy) Hill Scholarship$1,000Pursue a degree in EducationSuffolk public high school Senior
Howard D. Mast Memorial Scholarship$5,000Financial need; participation in sportsSuffolk public, private, or homeschool high school Senior or graduate enrolled in a U.S. college or university
Lewis F. Morris Memorial Scholarship$1,500Involvement in school and community activitiesKing’s Fork High School Senior
Amy Phelps Art Scholarship$2,000Pursue a career in art in collegeHigh school Senior in Southampton, Franklin, Windsor, Smithfield, Surry, Sussex Public Schools, Isle of Wight Academy, or Southampton Academy
Suffolk Business Women Scholarship$2,500Female, U.S. citizen, pursue a degree in collegeHigh school senior, resident of Suffolk, VA
Samaritan Internship ScholarshipSee scholarship page for detailsSee scholarship page for detailsCurrently enrolled in a college or university
DiStasio Health Professions Scholarship$2,000See scholarship page for detailsHigh school senior in one of Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, or Southampton County Virginia’s public or private high schools
Otha S. Rountree Memorial Scholarship$1,500See scholarship page for detailsOne of Suffolk, Virginia’s public or private high schools or a home-schooled graduating senior or, be a resident of Suffolk, VA, currently enrolled in a Nursing college degree program (LPN, RN)
Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship$7,500See scholarship page for detailsHome-based at King’s Fork High School, Nansemond–Suffolk Academy, or Suffolk Christian High School located in the City of Suffolk, or Smithfield High School, Windsor High School, or Isle of Wight Academy located in Isle of Wight County or a home-schooled student residing in the historic service area
Please note that Scholarship Funds will retain either the name/s of the donor/s who created it or someone to be honored by the donor/s. If you would like to recognize outstanding students, establish a memorial to loved ones, or set an example for younger generations to follow, please consider establishing a scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP PRESS RELEASES

Download any of our scholarship press releases below. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
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To find out more about scholarships from the Suffolk Foundation contact Win Winslow, Executive Director of the Suffolk Foundation:
757-923-9090 or gro.noitadnuofkloffus@wolsniww.