Sergeant John Basilone Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Sergeant John Basilone Memorial Graduate Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will grant two awards valued up to a maximum of $3,000 each, paid out at $1,500 per year, for graduate scholarships. The awardee must be initiating graduate study, full-time, at an accredited campus based college/university program in the United States. A candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian descent.

  • Applicant must reside in one of the following states which have a UNICO chapter: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia or Wisconsin. Exception: The Maria and Paolo Alessio Southern Italy Scholarship is open to all 50 states.

  • Applicant must continue studies within academic year 2020-2021

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

  • Online degree programs are not eligible for UNICO scholarships.


Deadline: April 15, 2020

BayPort Credit Union – Directors Scholarship

The Directors Scholarships consist of six awards of $1,500 each. These one-time scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate or graduate members who are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, trade or vocational school. The money will be paid directly to the college or university of the winner’s choice.

Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students. Applicants are not eligible for both the Tuition Booster and the Directors Scholarships. BayPort Credit Union employees and directors, as well as their children or dependents, are not eligible.


Deadline: March 31, 2020.

Henrico Federal Credit Union (Continuing Studies Scholarship)

Henrico FCU will award one $1,500.00 scholarship to an adult enrolled in and attending a technical school or college as of March 2019.

2020 Application Guidelines
1. Applicants must be a member of Henrico FCU or the daughter/son of a Henrico FCU member.
2. Applicants may apply for the Continuing Studies Scholarship more than once, but cannot win in consecutive years.
3. Essays must be at least 250 words.
4. ALL completed applications, including the completed essays, must be received at the West Broad office of Henrico FCU no later than Friday, March 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm. Hard copies of the application should be sent to: 2020 Scholarships, Henrico FCU, 9401 West Broad Street, Henrico, Virginia 23294.

Deadline:  March 13, 2020



Franklin D. Boyce Annual Health Scholarship Program

Scholarship amounts of $2,500 are awarded. Applicants must:

  • Be attending or express an interest in attending college as a  graduate student in a health-related field;
  • Must live in Hopewell, Prince George, Petersburg or the surrounding areas of Virginia
  • Submit a completed “John Randolph Foundation Scholarship Application” online;
  • Mail or hand-deliver the “attachments” requested on the application (these attachments cannot be submitted online);
  • Demonstrate financial need; and Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better
This scholarship is renewable up to three additional consecutive years, assuming the applicant continues to meet all criteria and submits an application for renewal.


Deadline: February 15 at 4pm
The application must be completed online. All required attachments must be either mailed to: John Randolph Foundation, P.O.
Box 1606, Hopewell, VA 23860
Questions call: 804-458-2239.

If the above due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, then the deadline becomes the next business day by 4:00 p.m.

Health Focus of Southwest Virginia

All applications and supporting documents must be completed and postmarked by Friday, May 8, 2020.

Only 2020-2021 applications will be accepted.

Step One: Determine if you are eligible

You are eligible if you are a healthcare student who:

  1. Has a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0.
  2. Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a college or university for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  3. Has a financial need.
  4. Plans to attend school in the state of Virginia.
  5. Has completed all prerequisite courses required for your degree.
  6. Maintains a permanent residence in one of the following counties: Albemarle, Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Campbell, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Halifax, Henry, Highland, Lee, Montgomery, Nelson, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe.
  7. Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
Step Two: Application process
  1. The application must be completed and submitted online.
  2. The attachments and other documents must be mailed to the Health Focus of SWVA P.O. Box listed on the application summary page.
  3. Please review the list of required documents now, so you have ample time to make the appropriate requests for transcripts, etc. (Postmark deadline is May 8, 2020.)
  4. Your application processing fee can be paid through our website or by check.

Application due May 8, 2020

For more information and application visit

Please address any questions to Laurie Gibbons, President & CEO, Health Focus of Southwest Virginia,

Mid-Tidewater Medical Society

The MTMS offers a $500-$750 renewable scholarship to a student attending medical school in VA who has connections with Gloucester, Mathews or Middlesex counties in VA. If you are from King and Queen County, or West Point County, they will also look at those applications as well.

Your CV must accompany the one-page application. For more information email


Medical Society of Northern Virginia

The MSNVA offers two $2,500 scholarships to students enrolled in a VA medical school who are residents of Fairfax County (including Alexandria City and all other independent municipalities) and Loudon County, 3rd year students when applying and able to accept the award in person at the MSNVA Legislative Breakfast in Vienna, VA.

Requirements include an application form, a CV, two reference letters, confirmation of enrollment and a one page statement of the applicant’s vision for the future of VA medicine.

The Scholarship Fund supports physicians of the future by awarding up to three scholarships per year.

Applications are open to rising fourth year medical students who are Northern Virginia resident and attend a Virginia based medical school.

The MSNVAF awards up to three scholarships per year.

Deadline: Usually in April – contact them for more information

For more information:

Medical Society of Northern Virginia
7927 Jones Branch Drive
Suite 3150
McLean, VA 22102


Latino Medical Student Association

The LMSA offers a $500 scholarship to a medical student from one of a dozen states, including Virginia, who is a member of the LMSA (you may join now) with an interest in Latino healthcare.

  • Applicants must be current LMSA members with proof of paid membership (to be verified if selected). If you are not a member sign up HERE
  • Applicants must be medical students pursuing a DO or MD. Students with proof of enrollment to medical school for 2018 are also eligible to apply (must include letter of acceptance in this application, if selected proof of enrollment from your school will be required).
  • Applicants should demonstrate a desire to advance the state of healthcare and education in Latino and underserved communities through leadership in extracurricular activities and/or membership in civic organizations.
  • Applicants are eligible to receive the scholarship regardless of ethnic background or immigration status. DACA students are encouraged to apply.

Hampton Roads Community Foundation

The HRCF offers four scholarships for medical school students:

Florence L. Smith Medical for long-time Virginia residents attending medical school at Eastern Virginia, the University of Virginia or Virginia Commonwealth.

Helen and Buzzy Schulwolf Fund for Smith Scholars – A supplemental scholarship for a recipient of the Florence L. Smith Scholarship.

Victor and Ruth N. Goodman Memorial for students from South Hampton Roads, VA (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Isle of Wight County). studying medicine or other health professions.

Louis I. Jaffe Memorial for graduates of Norfolk State University enrolled in a graduate program at any institution.  Applicants must be Virginia residents with priority given to students from Hampton Roads.

Lewis K. Martin II, M.D. and Cheryl Rose Martin Scholarship – For Virginia residents pursuing medical education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Ellis W. Rowe Scholarship – for students from Gloucester County studying ministry, nursing, medicine, agriculture or sciences.

Yeonas Memorial – for students of Greek descent from South Hampton Roads.

One general application is used to apply for all scholarships for which the applicant is eligible.

Requirements include the application form, a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, transcripts from high school and college and a statement of family income and resources.

Deadline: March 1st every year —  Award notifications are sent in May.

For more information visit