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 at a public or private high school in Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, Franklin, or Southampton County.
  • Be enrolled, or committed to enroll, in a four-year pre-medical college program (including doctoral, physician’s assistant, and nursing).
  • Have been involved in school and/or community activities, or have verified employment.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.

    Application, Deadline, and Submission Instructions

    The DiStasio Health Professions Scholarship utilizes the Suffolk Foundation’s common scholarship application form, which opens online on February 3, 2025. The application must be submitted online before the deadline of 5:00 pm, March 21, 2025. For more information, contact the Foundation staff at office@suffolkfoundation.org or by calling 757-923-9090.


    2024: Jackson Ryan Ray, Isle of Wight Academy
    2023: Emmanuella Lartey, King’s Fork High School
    2022: Brooke Howe, Lakeland High School
    2021: Alyssa Megginson, Windsor High School
    2020: Sarah Marie Wait, Isle of Wight Academy

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