Scholarships for Sentara College Students
As a student at Sentara College of Health Sciences, you may be eligible for some of the scholarships listed here. Some scholarships require a minimum GPA, recommendation, essay, or thank you note. Be sure to read the criteria for the scholarship you are applying to and submit all documents by the deadline. Learn more by contacting the Financial Aid Office.
Mary Peed Baker Scholarship
Mrs. Baker graduated from Norfolk Protestant Hospital School of Nursing (now Sentara College of Health Sciences). She graduated in 1897, worked at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and then served as a U.S. Army nurse during the Spanish-American War. This scholarship is need-based and award amounts vary.
Margarette Hanes Old Nurse and Educational Scholarship
A scholarship started in 1960 for nursing students who have been long-time Hampton Roads residents and demonstrate financial need. Awards vary.
Ethel Hudgens Howren Scholarship
A non-need-based scholarship established in 1987 by a family in honor of their mother, who was a patient who had been cared for by several Sentara nursing students.
Dorothy Thomas Hudson Memorial Scholarship
This need-based scholarship is available to rising seniors in the Nursing Program, and is named in honor of a member of the Class of 1950. It includes a $2,000 award.
Alfred & Bessie M. James Scholarship
A need-based scholarship for nursing students who have completed at least one full semester at Sentara College. The scholarship includes a $400 award.
Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship
Offered by the Virginia Department of Health, which promotes and protects the health of all Virginians. The department offers a range of public health programs, including scholarships. Awards vary and applications are made available here when open to new students.
Connor Richards Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2019 to honor the life of Sentara College graduate Connor Richards and to continue his legacy of excellence in nursing, philanthropy, and service. The scholarship is funded through the generous support of family and friends to benefit male students enrolled in any nursing program at Sentara College. One $1,500 award will be made to either a junior BSN student or a first-year MSN student, and one $2,500 award will be made to either a senior BSN student or a second-year MSN student.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to a rising senior-level student enrolled in the Nursing Program. Qualified students have clear professional goals, are dedicated to the nursing profession, and have a minimum 3.5 GPA.
Virginia Beach Auxiliary Scholarships
The volunteer association at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital offers two scholarships - one for nursing students and one for Allied Health students. The award is $1,000.
Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation
This Foundation is a charity dedicated to the support of Christian women in need. The award amounts vary depending on the number of students applying and amount received annually for this scholarship. Applications are offered periodically throughout the school year.