Louis & Mary Haddad Foundation Scholarship


The purpose of the Louis & Mary Haddad Foundation Scholarship is to provide an annual award to one or more scholarship applicants. The scholarship fund will be sent directly to the attending university, college, or certification program for the sole purpose of paying educational expenses. The current value of the scholarship is $1,000.

Award Criteria

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

  • Be a Suffolk, Virginia resident.
  • Provide authorized documentation of a learning difference.
  • Have declared intention to pursue or continue a college degree or accredited career certification program.
  • Be a senior in one of Suffolk, VA’s high schools.
  • Demonstrate involvement in either school and community activities, or verification of employment.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • Submit an essay of no more than 500 words on the following: Explain how your learning difference affected your ability to focus on your education, how you overcame that challenge, and what you plan for your education and career over the next few years.

The Louis and Mary Haddad Foundation 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.


2020 Awardees

Wayne J. Cochran

Nansemond River High School

Jack William Van Straten

King’s Fork High School

2018 Awardees

Hannah Marston

King’s Fork High School

Connor Hatfield

Nansemond River High School

MacKenzie Sheppard

Nansemond River High School

2017 Awardee

Alexis Jones

King’s Fork High School

2016 Awardee

Conrad Plummer, Nansemond River High School