Access Scholarships

ACCESS Scholarships

The "Last-Dollar" Scholarship

To bridge the gap between the total amount of financial aid for which a family qualifies and the final cost of attending college, ACCESS College Foundation awards “Last-Dollar” Scholarships to qualified high school seniors. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

Since 1988, the foundation has awarded $9 million in ACCESS “Last-Dollar” Scholarships to students.

 


 

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ACCESS Named Scholarships

ACCESS 20th Anniversary Scholarship – For two (2) graduating seniors of any Chesapeake or Suffolk public high schools.

ACCESS Beating the Odds Scholarship – For one (1) graduating seniors of a South Hampton Roads high school or of Northampton High School attending a college or university full-time. *Please attach cover sheet and required essay.

ACCESS Educational Challenge Fund Scholarship – For a graduating senior of any of the (11) Virginia Beach public high schools.

Aimee and Frank Batten, Jr. Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

The Alma and Howard Laderberg Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Anne B. Shumadine Scholarship  For a graduating senior of South Hampton Roads and Northampton County attending a college or university full-time.

Batten Educational Achievement Fund – For a graduating senior of Northampton High School.

Birdsong Corporation Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Bert R. Hindmarsh Memorial Scholarship – For a graduating senior of Lake Taylor High School located in Norfolk, Virginia.

Bonnie B. Sutton Scholarship - For a female, graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school majoring in business or non-profit management.

Brian Christopher Plimpton Memorial Scholarship – For a male, graduating senior of Landstown High School in Virginia Beach.

Cars for College Scholarship – For a graduating senior with a 2.3 GPA enrolling in an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in Automotive Technology at Tidewater Community College. Must have a valid license and a clean driving record. Select a brand that you would be interested in servicing if selected to receive this scholarship: FCA, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Other

Carolyn and Richard Barry Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Cathryn and Chris Perry Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Cheryl L. Jones Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school or Northampton County.

Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Community Action Coalition of Virginia (CACOV) – For a graduating senior of any Suffolk public high schools.

Compton Family Foundation Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Cox Communications Virginia Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school attending a college/university to study technology.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Beta Upsilon Chapter – For a graduating female senior of a Norfolk public high school attending a college or university to study education.

Eleanor and Robert Stanton Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Frances Valentean Hamilton Scholarship- For a graduating high school senior of South Hampton Roads attending a four-year college and interested in pursuing a career in Dental Hygiene.

Gerald L. Cooper Memorial Scholarship – For a graduating senior of Norfolk Public Schools or Portsmouth Public Schools.

Hampton Roads Community Foundation Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Harvey L. Lindsay, Jr. Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Helen Dragas and Lewis Webb Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

IC Norcom Alumni Association Scholarship- For a graduating senior of IC Norcom High School located in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Joan P. and Macon F. Brock ACCESS Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school or Northampton County attending Longwood University, Old Dominion University, Randolph-Macon College, or Virginia Wesleyan University.

Josiah “Woody” Woodington Memorial Scholarship- For a graduating senior with a 2.0 GPA enrolling in a college, an apprentice or trade program resulting in a degree or certificate for a maritime career or marine industry trade. (Funded by the Virginia Beach Billfish Foundation, Inc.) *Please see cover sheet for statement and required attachment.

Kenneth and Thomasina Wright Scholarship- For a graduating senior of Churchland High School, IC Norcom High School, or Woodrow Wilson High School located in Portsmouth, Virginia.

KW Brown Ministries ACCESS Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Lakewood Garden Club Scholarship – For a graduating senior of South Hampton Roads who has experienced health related issues or family has experienced health related issues. *Please attach cover sheet and required essay.

Landmark Foundation Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

LaVerne Crown Scholarship – For a graduating senior of any of the (11) Virginia Beach public high schools majoring in the arts – practical, performing, music, or writing. *Please attach cover sheet and required essay.

Lilly and Bruce Bradley Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Linda and Leigh Baltuch Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Looking Forward Scholarship - For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads or Northampton County public high school.

Margaret M. “Peggy” and Conrad M. Hall Scholarship- For a graduating senior of one of the five Norfolk High Schools: Booker T. Washington, Granby, Lake Taylor, Maury, or Norview. 

Marlene “Micky” Jester Scholarship – For a graduating senior attending Virginia Wesleyan University or Old Dominion University.

Nansemond River Charitable Trust Scholarship – For a graduating senior of King's Fork, Lakeland, and Nansemond River High Schools in Suffolk.

Norfolk Southern Foundation Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Patricia and Douglas Perry Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Phillips & Peters Young Women Leaders Scholarship – For a female graduating senior of South Hampton Roads pursuing a career in legal, criminal justice, or public service.

Pru and Louis Ryan Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Ray Schoenbaum Memorial Access Scholarship- For a graduating senior from Chesapeake, Norfolk, or Virginia Beach Public Schools.

Richard Bennett Trust – For a graduating senior of Nansemond River High School or King's Fork High School in Suffolk.

Sandra and Lem Lewis Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school with steady work experience in a business setting throughout his/her junior and senior years. *Please see cover sheet with specific instructions, essay, and required attachment.
Click here for to download the required Employment Verification Letter.

Settle Scholarship – For a graduating African American senior of a South Hampton Roads high school.

Starr and Chuck Plimpton Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Susan and David Goode Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Susan and John "Dubby" Wynne Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Thomas E. Robinson Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

TowneBank Foundation Scholarship – For a graduating senior of a South Hampton Roads public high school.

Western Tidewater Scholarships- For a graduating senior of Southampton County, Surry County, or City of Franklin Public Schools. (Funded by Lynne G. and Paul J. Farrell)

 


Other Scholarship Resources

Local

Hampton Roads Community Foundation – hamptonroadscf.org
State Council of Higher Education of Virginia – SCHEV.edu
Tidewater Builders Association – TBAonline.org
Virginia Beach City Public Schools – VBschools.com/scholarship
Lincoln–Lane – LincolnLaneFoundation.com
Norfolk Public Schools  – NPS.k12.va.us/Scholarship
Chesapeake Public Schools – Scholarship Hub Coming Soon.
Portsmouth Public Schools – PPS.k12.va.us
Suffolk Public Schools – SPSk12.net/departments/high/scholarship-hub/
Northampton High School – NHS.NCPSk12.com

National

College Board – CollegeBoard.org
College Loan Corporation – CollegeLoanCorp.com
Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA.ed.gov
Fast Web – FastWeb.com
Fast Aid – FastAid.com
FinAid – FinAid.org
Go College – GoCollege.com
The Gates Millennium Scholars – GMSP.org
Peterson's – Petersons.com
SallieMae – SallieMae.com
Scholarships.com – Scholarships.com
Federal Student Aid – StudentAid.ed.gov
United Negro College Fund – UNCF.org
Chegg – Chegg.com 
Moolah Spot – MoolahSpot.com