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Annual Grants Awarded From the Following Endowments

In 2022-2023 grants were awarded from the following scholarship funds:

  • Nannie Ruth Brown Beavers

  • Arnold R. Burton

  • Jessie Lumsden Caldwell, RN

  • Keith and Martha Edmunds Memorial

  • Judith Fancher Hagadorn

  • James G. Hall, RN Memorial

  • Clara Optiz Hall Memorial

  • Ella Trevey Hester Memorial and Donna Gautier Honorary

  • F. Staley Hester Jr.
  • Wallace S. Klien, Jr Memorial

  • Babe & Sidney Louis (Hyatt) Memorial

  • Shirley T. Murray, RN Memorial

  • Robert T. Picket Memorial

  • Salem Presbyterian Church

  • Salem Rotary Club

  • Ruth B. Thurman, RN Memorial

  • David G. Williamson Memorial

Awarding Process

Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need, the potential for completing a health career program, sincerity of personal statement, and availability of scholarship funds for the applicant. Funds are awarded to residents of southwest Virginia who attend a college or university in the state of Virginia. Students will be notified by email whether granted or denied.


Application Instructions

All applications and supporting documents must be completed and emailed on or before Saturday, April 15, 2023. Only 2023-2024 applications found on the scholarship website will be accepted.


Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

· Has a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0

· Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a college or university for the 2023-2024 academic year

· Has a financial need

· Plans to attend school in the state of Virginia

· Has completed all prerequisite courses required for their degree

· Maintains a permanent residence in one of the following counties:

Albemarle, Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Buchanan, Campbell, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Halifax, Henry, Highland, Lee, Montgomery, Nelson, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke City & County, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Salem City, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe

· Is motivated to achieve their education and career goals

Award payments are mailed directly to the college or university. Scholarships may be used for tuition, books, uniforms and miscellaneous fees, but not for room and board. Please address any questions to Amy Bridge at or Laurie Gibbons at until April 15, 2023.

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Fields of Study Awarded in Recent Years

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Dental Hygiene

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery

  • Doctor of Medicine

  • Doctor of Osteopathy

  • Doctor of Pharmacy

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Health & Exercise Science

  • Healthcare Management

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Medical Assistant

  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

  • Master of Public Health

  • Nurse Practitioner

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Physician Assistant

  • Paramedic

  • Radiology Technician

  • Registered Nurse

  • Respiratory Therapy

  • Speech Pathology

  • Wound Ostomy & Continence Nurse


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