DiStasio Health Professions Scholarship


The purpose of the DiStasio Health Professions Scholarship is to provide an annual award to at least one scholarship applicant.  The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the attending university, college, or certification program for the sole purpose of paying educational expenses. The current estimated value of the Scholarship is $2,000 (partially funded by a grant from the DiStasio Family Fund).

Award Criteria

Each scholarship applicant must, at the time of the award:

  • Be a senior in one of Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, or Southampton County Virginia’s public or private high schools.
  • Be enrolled, or committed to enroll, in a four year pre-medical college program (including doctoral, physician’s assistant, and nursing).
  • Demonstrate involvement in either school and community activities, or verification of employment.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.

Application Procedure

  • Submit a completed application form with an official high school transcript including GPA and SAT/ACT scores.
  • Submit two reference letters, preferably one from a high school teacher.

 Application, Deadline, and Submission Instructions

The Foundation will be working directly with the high school counselors in an effort to award one deserving senior The DiStasio Health Professions Scholarship. You may fill out an application online here beginning February 1. The application must be submitted on or before 12 noon (Eastern Time) on the last business day of March.  Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. For more information, contact the Foundation staff at office@suffolkfoundation.org or by calling 757-923-9090.


2022 Awardee

Alyssa Megginson, Windsor High School

Brooke Howe

Lakeland High School

2021 Awardee

Alyssa Megginson, Windsor High School

Alyssa Megginson

Windsor High School

2020 Awardee

Sarah Marie Wait, Isle of Wight Academy

Sarah Marie Wait

Isle of Wight Academy