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SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

After the NAC SOYF was established, the Foundation has sponsored scholarships for graduating high school seniors in South Hampton Roads who have excelled academically, and planned to further their education. An applicant's academic standing, demonstrated leadership ability, and community service participation are considered in the selection process. The Foundation has also awarded a variety of educational and mentoring grants to assist students in achieving their educational goals.

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NAC SOYF Award Recipients

Sheridan W. Fuller

August 2009

Sheridan W. Fuller, recipient of the Foundation's $1,000 scholarship, is a graduate of Tallwood High School, Virginia Beach, and he is attending the University of Virginia to study law. Sheridan was a member of the JV and Varsity Track and Field team, Secretary and Treasure of the Model Judiciary, and President of the Junior Marshall, Junior Class Community Service Chairman, Hoop-It-Up for Hearts Chairman, Multi-cultural Committee, Freshman Class Treasurer, Sophomore Class Vice President, Student Council Vice President, and President of the Spanish Honorary Society, National Honorary Society, Latin Honorary Society, and Virginia Boys State Delegate and Supreme Court Justice.

Lauren N. White

August 2009

Lauren White

Lauren N. White is a graduate of Bethel High School, Hampton, Virginia, and she is attending Virginia Tech studying environmental science. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Anointed Voices Oratorical Ministry at Emanuel Baptist Church, member of the Field Hockey Team, initiated and led school recycling program.



James J. Ridley

August 2009

James J. Ridley was Treasurer of the Suffolk International Youth Association, and an Eagle Scout. He was a member of the Key Club, Future Business Leaders of America, School gospel choir, Junior Deacon and member of his church Junior Usher board. James will be attending Hampton University, and preparing to be a Pharmacist.

Dorion Jackson

August 2009

Dorion Jackson

A Maury graduate, Dorion was Captain of the football team, member of the track and field team, and basketball team. He was also a member of Future Business Leaders of America, a MAC & DIVA Scholar, and played the cymbal for the marching band and viola for the concert band. Dorion is attending Christopher Newport College to become a Computer Technician.


Nathan Boney

August 2009

Nathan Boney, from Grandy Village (Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority) in Norfolk was awarded a $750 book scholarship. Nathan is attending Norfolk State University.

St. Paul Church of God and Christ Educational Committee

St. Paul Church of God and Christ was the first scholarship award made by the Foundation. A $200.00 scholarship was awarded to the Education Committee May 2007. The Committee provides scholarships to high school graduates attending colleges and universities.

Tayshawn Childs

Tayshawn Childs was awarded a $1,000.00 grant November 4, 2007 to participate in an educational trip to Rome, Italy. Tayshawn attends the School of International Studies at Meadowbrook School, Norfolk, Virginia. The School offers advanced educational exposure and opportunities to gifted and talented students. Tayshawn is the oldest of three children in a single parent household, and his mother was not able to afford the cost of this opportunity for Tayshawn. The trip to Rome, Italy was one of the opportunities that provided him exposure beyond the borders of the United States.

People to People Ambassador Program

Curtis Rowlette was awarded a $250.00 grant March 24, 2008, to assist in the cost of an educational field trip to Europe with the People to People Ambassador Program. The People to People ambassador programs, provide traveling to south Pacific, Asia, Europe, and many other places. People to People Student Ambassador Programs offer students in grades 5-12 life changing educational travel opportunities that foster friendship, build the foundation for personal success, and offer unique access to people, places, and activities.

Tiffany S. Stokely

Tiffany was awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship in December 2008. She is a 2008 graduate of I.C. Norcom High School, Portsmouth Virginia, and is currently attending The University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia. She is majoring in computer Science and later pursuing women gender and sexuality studies. She indicated that the scholarship will help reduce her financial burden and provide assistance for her to continue her education.

Jerome Waller, III

Jerome was awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship in December 2008. He is a 2008 graduate of Tallwood High School, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and is currently attending The college of William and Mary majoring in law.

Derrick Rivers

Derrick Rivers

Derrick was awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship in December, 2008. He is a 2008 graduate of Maury High School, Norfolk, Virginia, and is currently attending Old Dominion University majoring in Information Technology. Derrick indicated that the scholarship provided some needed relief for his college expenses, and reminded him that hard work never goes unnoticed. He further said that he will always continue to strive for excellence in his life, and mentioned that he was truly blessed to have an organization such as the Foundation to invest in his education and future, and assisting him in reaching his goals.

Mentoring and Tutoring Grants

Fairlawn Elementary School

Fairlawn Elementary was awarded a $400.00 grant in 2006 to purchase books for at risk Students enrolled in a reading improvement program. The grant was the first grant awarded by the Foundation. Again in April, 2008, and 2009 the school was awarded a $500.00. a grant.

Norfolk Public Schools All-City Jazz Ensemble

The Norfolk Public Schools All-City Jazz Ensemble was awarded a $500.00 grant in 2007, 2008 and 2009 to support music education for purchasing musical instruments for at risk student, and the continued development of interest in music.

Citizen Learning and Educating About Neighborhood (CLEAN) Improvement

Project CLEAN was awarded a $250.00. grant to pay for the registration of low income students to attend a three day summer camp designed to provide mentoring, education, and recreation instruction. The summer camp (retreat) was held at Camp Young in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Lambda Omega Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc

Lambda Omega Chapter, Omega Psi Fraternity, Inc. was awarded a $100.00 grant to pay for the registration of ten low income students to attend the Chapter's Annual Pancake Breakfast which raises funds for scholarships.

Resources/Materials Assistance to Low Income Families to Meet their Basic Emergency Subsistence Needs

Suffolk Tornado Relief Grant

Kevin Reed family was awarded a $5,000.00 grant in 2008 to assist with his recovery from the tornado that damaged his home in Suffolk, Virginia. The family indicated a need for financial assistance after the tornado destroyed the roof and other parts of their home which they could not occupy until repairs were done. The family consists of one eighteen month old daughter, and his is currently expecting their second child.

Booker T. Washington High School

Booker T. Washington High School was awarded a $500 grant in February 2009 to support it's the school's mentoring and tutoring program for at-risk students.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was awarded a $5,000 grant in 2009 to support its basic and clinical research into catastrophic childhood diseases.

LETTERS OF APPRECIATION

E. Jamaal Watford.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to the Scholarship committee in selecting me as one of the scholarship recipients.

I will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) this fall. This scholarship will be of great assistance to me in my goal of attaining a college degree in Music Business.

I really appreciate your generous scholarship support. It will help me greatly by allowing me to concentrate more on schoolwork without having to worry about finances. It is wonderful to know that there are people like those in the Norfolk (VA) Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity who support a student's effort to excel. Again, thank you for your generosity.

Blake Robinson

(Left to right, Clarence F. Nelson, Jr. Director of Fund Raising, George F. Reed, President, Blake Robinson, Scholarship Recipient, Alanda Blake, Mother and Charles A. Brockett, Treasurer.)

Blake Robinson

Hello, It's me . I am the girl you all sponsored to go to New York last summer. Well, a lot has happened in the last few months and I wanted to tell you and your organization about it. LaGuardia High School is the most prestigious performing arts high school in the country. They offer Music, Voice, Art, Theatre Tech and most of all Dance. This school is the school that was featured in the movie and television series "FAME." Well, that day the Ballet teacher asked me to if I were interested in attending and I told her that I wanted to be in NY in the 10th grade not in the 9th, but she urged me to audition. She said that because their academics and arts are so strong this was a very difficult school to get into and that over 18,000 children will audition, but only 600 will make it in. She said that they only invite kids in the 9th and 10th grade. Well, I audition and guess what! I got in, but I had to have a New York City Address by August 30th.

The next week my mom's job encourage her to take a position in the City and within a month or so we were in our New York City apartment. My mom loves her job. They teach Ballet, Horton, Graham and Dance history along with regular academics. After school 5-6 days a week I go to "Step on Broadway" and take an additional Ballet Class. When I go home I study 2-3 hours then to bed.

On the weekends I sometimes go to MA and dance there. I am about to do a completion, the first in about 3 years. I will also do a workshop (wish me luck). I also wanted to let you know that my time in Complexions went extremely well, body did I learn a lot from my classes there. I really learned to come out of my shell. They taught us dance from within. Please share this note with the rest of your peers and please let them know that I would love to dance for them again. Thank you again for the opportunity you gave me.