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Hayes E. Willis Memorial Scholarship

The Hayes E. Willis Memorial Scholarship Program was established in 1999 by the family Hayes E. Willis, M.D. to honor his work as a teacher and physician and to assist qualifying African American students interested in pursuing careers in science, medicine and/or health care professions. Graduating seniors from public high schools in Portsmouth and the City of Richmond are eligible to apply. Funds awarded will help to cover the costs of tuition, room, board, books and laboratory fees.

Award Amount

$1,000

Renew or Reapply?

No

Deadline

March 7, 2019

Eligibility

An eligible student must be a senior attending a state-accredited public high school in Portsmouth or the City of Richmond.

An eligible student must demonstrate outstanding academic work with a grade point average of B or above and have an SAT score of 1100 or above, financial need, and strong participation in school activities and community service.

An eligible student must be a candidate for high school graduation at the end of the current academic year, and plan to enroll in an accredited 4-year college or university the following academic year.

An eligible student must demonstrate intent to pursue post-secondary study in the field of science, medicine or health care profession.

Selection Criteria

Academic achievement and acceptance to a four-year institution of higher education.

Financial need will be evaluated on the basis of the completed Student Financial Information Form and information regarding pending scholarship applications, if any.

Demonstrated intent to pursue post-secondary study in the field of science, medicine or health care profession.

Personal Statement Topic: 

Outline your future goals and post-secondary academic interests, including how your background and experience will positively contribute to the field of medicine or science.  

Type of Student

Graduating High School Senior

Area of Study

Health Care Professions, Medicine, Nursing

Religion/Heritage

African American


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