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Hester Richardson Powell Memorial Service Scholarship

Hester Richardson Powell was a strong and caring mother who overcame many barriers in her almost 92 years of life. Hester was the sixth of twelve children, the daughter of sharecroppers, and the granddaughter of enslaved individuals. Though her parents did not have much formal education, Hester and all of her siblings earned college degrees or became entrepreneurs.As a lifelong educator, Hester inspired thousands of her students to become productive citizens as business owners, administrat1 ...


Desiree Jeana Wapples Scholarship for Young Women

Desiree Jeana Wapples used her life to advocate for others and to help them improve their lives. Moving from high school to college is a significant transition in any student’s life due to the pressure of college and the differences in the new environment. The financial burden of college only adds to the stress that students face when pursuing higher education.This scholarship aims to support female high school students in Virginia so they can be financially prepared for college.Any female1 ...


Virginia Jeanette Drummond Kissane Women in STEM Memorial Scholarship

The Matriarch of our family valued STEM education for young women.Virginia Jeanette Drummond Kissane taught for over thirty years, mostly at an all-girls high school. In her time there, she taught STEM subjects such as Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. She was passionate about the role of women in STEM and was an avid encourager of young women who sought to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. To honor her memory and her passion for STEM, the Virginia Jeanette1 ...


Servela Theodore Memorial Scholarship

Servela Theodore was a kind and giving mother who used her life to help others.Throughout her life, Servela's goal was to help as many people as she could and wanted to leave an impact on all she met. Students pursuing careers in human services share Servela’s mission by devoting their careers to making positive changes in their community.This scholarship aims to honor the legacy of Servela Theodore by supporting female students who are pursuing careers in human services.Any low-income, female1 ...


EmPowered Women Scholarship

Despite the great strides made by women in the workforce, gender gaps have persisted. In order to create a more equitable world, society must invest in the next generation of empowered women who will create a positive impact in the world through their education and careers. This scholarship seeks to bridge the financial literacy gap by supporting female students who are pursuing accounting or finance.Any rising female high school senior who is BIPOC, will be a first-generation college1 ...


Women’s History Scholarship

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity,” -Amelia Earhart. Women have overcome countless obstacles in the fight for equality, led by inspiring women like Susan B. Anthony, Maya Angelou, and countless others. In honor of Women’s History Month, it’s important to reflect on the needs of modern women in the face of today’s problems. Despite female college students now outnumbering their male counterparts, women are still underrepresented in leadership1 ...



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