The Junior League of Hampton Roads was founded in 1956 and is dedicated to promoting voluntarism and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Volunteer Scholarship was established in 2018 to support the volunteer potential of our youth by awarding one or more scholarships ranging from $500-$3000+ to young women high school seniors demonstrating outstanding volunteer performance in the community.
Candidates for the Volunteer Scholarship must meet the following requirements:
- Must be a graduating, female senior, who has earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and from Hampton, Newport News, York County, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County, Smithfield, Isle of Wight, or Gloucester (private or public) schools.
- Must enroll as a full-time student in any private or public post-secondary institution in the coming school year.
- Must be involved in a volunteer capacity in the community. Volunteer work must be separate from any that is required by student’s school.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 Volunteer Scholarship Awards!
Rachel Walker – Hampton Roads Academy
Rachel will attend University of Mary Washington and plans to major in either Biology, Neuroscience, or Psychology. She gave over 140 hours to her community giving time to a feeding feast, serving as a teacher assistance for a Chinese Art class, supporting COVID initiatives in Hampton and will serve on the Youth Advisory Board and program at Mary Washington.
Savannah Reid – York High School
Savannah will attend Virginia Tech and plans to major in Business. She gave over 150 hours to her community giving time to her church’s food pantry, Stop Hunger Now, and collecting 100 lbs. of food for the Foodbank. She also serves as a teacher assistant and tutor as well as helping disabled individuals working at a therapeutic horse camp.
Sophia Fitzgerald – Warhill High School
Sophia will attend Virginia Tech and plans to select a major that impacts lives positively with an occupation that fulfills her. She gave over 550 hours to her community creating buddy benches at Elementary Schools for kids who are shy / sitting on a bench means a child needs someone to play with. She also collected 2,000 cans of food for the Foodbank during the pandemic.