Hampden-Sydney College recognizes the importance and generosity of the contributions of alumni, parents, and friends to the annual scholarship fund. Annual scholarships are not individually designated unless the donor has agreed to a significant annual contribution to be awarded each year over a number of years.
THE WILLIAM J. ADAMS IV '01 SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2004 by his parents and friends. Bill Adams was a graduate in the class of 2001. During his time as a student, Bill was an active member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and majored in Political Science. The scholarship is awarded to a student or students in good academic standing who demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to young men from the state of North Carolina.
THE ARAMARK SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENT EXCELLENCE was established in 2008 to commemorate the fruitful, fifty-year relationship between Hampden-Sydney College and ARAMARK Food Service. It is a need-based award with first preference given to a minority student and then to a student who has a demonstrated need. In cases where there are numerous students with similar need, the student with the highest grade-point average becomes the recipient.
THE BERNARD E. AND EDNA B. BAIN ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1981 by Mrs. Edna B. Bain of Lynchburg, Virginia, in memory of her husband, Mr. Bernard E. Bain '28, D.D. '52, and is awarded to students who are preparing for the Christian ministry.
THE JOHN M. BORDERS, M.D., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established through an annuity with The Presbyterian Foundation, Inc. (U.S.), by the Reverend Isaac D. Borders in memory of his father, Dr. John M. Borders.
THE BRAND BANKING COMPANY SCHOLARSHIPS were established in 2002 through the generosity of Trustee Bartow Morgan, Jr. '94, as an equivalent to the Georgia Hope Scholarships. Students from the Georgia counties of Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Franklin, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Oconee, Rabun, Stephens, and Walton who gain admission to the College and who would qualify for a Hope Scholarship are eligible to receive this award.
THE SHAWN DAVID BROWN SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2008 by Stephen B. "Bo" Wilkins '92 in memory of his classmate, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brother. Shawn was a great friend and gifted artist who died on September 28, 2004, of complications following a surfing accident. He was a shining example of how to live life. The scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need who are in good academic standing with the College. Preference is given to students from Georgia.
THE BRUSH SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1998 by C. Beeler Brush of Hampden-Sydney, Virginia, in memory of his parents, Clinton E. Brush III and Martha Stockton Brush, of Nashville, Tennessee. The scholarship is awarded to a student in good academic standing who has demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to a Fine Arts major or, alternatively, to an English major.
THE BURROUGHS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS were established through the wills of Mabel C. and Charles F. Burroughs of Norfolk, Virginia. A number of annual scholarships are available to students from the Tidewater area who are selected by the Norfolk Foundation upon the recommendation of the College. Students should apply directly to The Norfolk Foundation, 406 Royster Building, Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
THE ROBERT K. AND CYNTHIA L. CITRONE SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2008 by Robert '87 and Cynthia Citrone of Southport, CT, to provide financial assistance to deserving students. Preference is given to students from outside the state of Virginia.
THE CLASS OF 2004 SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2003 by the Class of 2004 in memory of Conrad Frazier '04 and in honor of Walter Simms. The scholarship is awarded to students in good academic standing who demonstrate financial need.
TheClassof2005 Scholarshipwas established in honor of Adjunct Associate Professor of Mathematics Lee M. Cohen, distinguished member of the College community. The scholarship honors Professor Cohen's dedication and commitment to education and outstanding service both to the Class of 2005 and to Hampden-Sydney College. The scholarship is awarded to a student in good standing with the College who is in need of financial assistance as determined by the College's Director of Financial Aid.
THE CLASS OF 2006 SCHOLARSHIP was established in memory of Peter C. Bance, Jr., a distinguished member of the Class of 2006 and of the College community. An active member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Peter double majored in history and religion. While a student, he also aided in the establishment of the Ducks Unlimited Club as a result of his love for the outdoors. First preference is given to a student from the Northern Neck or the Middle Peninsula of Virginia and then to a student from the state of Virginia who is found to be in need of financial assistance as determined by the College's Director of Financial Aid.
THE CLASS OF 2007 SCHOLARSHIP was established in honor of Lt. General Samuel V. Wilson, President Emeritus of Hampden-Sydney College. The scholarship honors General Wilson's dedication and commitment to Hampden-Sydney values and recognizes his many years of dutiful service. The scholarship is awarded to a student in good academic standing with the college who is in need of financial assistance as determined by the College's Director of Financial Aid.
THE CLASS OF 2008 SCHOLARSHIP was established in honor of Ms. Gerry Pettus "Ms. P," Office Manager, Campus Security and Telecommunications of Hampden-Sydney College. The scholarship honors Ms. P's dedication and passion for Hampden-Sydney College students and recognizes her many years of dutiful service. The scholarship is awarded to a student in good academic standing who is in need of financial assistance as determined by the College's Director of Financial Aid.
THE CLASS OF 2009 SCHOLARSHIP was established in memory of Allen Goolsby West, class of 2009. The scholarship is in memory of a Hampden-Sydney gentleman who was a loyal son of the College and member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Allen's engaging personality, great love and respect of the wilderness, and his passion for fishing and hunting endeared him to many at Hampden-Sydney. The scholarship is awarded to a student in good academic standing who is in need of financial assistance as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
THE CLASS OF 2010 SCHOLARSHIP was established in honor of Mrs. Dorotha J. Fahrner, Administrative Secretary for the Office of the Dean of Students of Hampden-Sydney College. The scholarship honors Mrs. "Dottie" Fahrner's dedication to and care for Hampden-Sydney College students and recognizes her many years of unwavering service. The scholarship is awarded to a student in good academic standing who is in need of financial assistance as determined by the College's Director of Financial Aid.
THE NELSON W. COE III MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1969 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Coe in memory of Mr. Coe's brother, Nelson W. Coe III '59. Preference is given to students from either Westminster Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Virginia, or Heritage United Presbyterian Church in Fairfax County, Virginia.
THE H. SPENCER EDMUNDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1950 by the Second Presbyterian Church, Roanoke, Virginia, as a ministerial scholarship in memory of its former pastor, the Reverend Mr. H. Spencer Edmunds.
THE ELLIS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1999 by Trustee and alumnus John C. Ellis, Jr. '70, in memory of his sister, Virginia Elizabeth Ellis, a former Norfolk Academy teacher. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of Norfolk Academy who demonstrates financial need. Preference is given to a student who is actively involved in extracurricular activities and who possesses exceptional leadership qualities.
THE PAUL L. AND ELEANOR M. GRIER SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2009 by the Woodbury Foundation in memory of Mr. Grier, the College's first professional librarian, and his wife, also a librarian at the old Eggleston Library. Mr. Grier's self-effacing, Southern charm was matched by steely grit and a determined patience to build the foundation of a good college library; he inspired students and colleagues over nearly forty years (1940 to 1979) of dedicated service to Hampden-Sydney. Preferably need-based, the Grier Scholarship is awarded for two years to a rising junior in good academic standing who plans to pursue a career in public service.
THE L. FRANCIS GRIFFIN, SR., SCHOLARSHIP was established by resolution of the Hampden-Sydney College Board of Trustees in 2004. The $2,500 scholarship is named in memory of the Reverend L. Francis Griffin, Sr., who served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Farmville, Virginia, and who fought for equal educational opportunity for all. The scholarship is awarded to Hampden-Sydney College matriculates who are sons or grandsons of the students who suffered from the closing of the R.R. Moton High School from 1959 until 1964.
THE JAMES H. AND ROSA W. HATCHETT ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2009 by Maurice A. Jones '86 in loving memory of his grandparents, James H. Hatchett, Sr., and Rosa W. Hatchett. The scholarship is to be awarded to an outstanding student with demonstrated financial need from the cities of Danville, Martinsville, Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell, and Petersburg and the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Franklin, Greensville, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex in Southside Virginia. If there is no qualified student from this region, preference is then given to an outstanding student with demonstrated financial need from the cities of Norton, Bristol, Galax, and Radford and the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe in Southwest Virginia. If there is no qualified student from this region, preference is then given to an outstanding student with demonstrated financial need from the counties of Accomack and Northampton on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
THE McGUIRE-BOYD SCHOLARSHIP has been funded through annual gifts since 1965 by Mr. James Nalle Boyd '58 and Mr. John Peyton McGuire Boyd '64 of Richmond, Virginia, in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Boyd. The scholarship is administered by the Honors Council as part of the College's Honors Awards.
THE MEMORIAL ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP honors the memory of deceased alumni, family, faculty, staff, and friends of the College. It is awarded to a Hampden-Sydney College student on the basis of demonstrated financial need.
THE MINORITY LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP was formed in 2002 by a group of generous donors in the hope that it would help create a Hampden-Sydney College that more closely resembles the world beyond its gates. Awards are made based on institutionally determined financial need with preference given to individuals who are members of under-represented ethnic and minority groups and who have demonstrated leadership in their schools and communities. Recipients must maintain a good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA) and uphold personal standards befitting "good men and good citizens."
THE MODERN LANGUAGES STUDY-ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2009 by members of the Modern Languages faculty, alumni, and friends to assist a student with a major or minor in modern languages to study during May Term in a country where the modern language is spoken. The scholarship is intended to provide an immersion experience and, therefore, requires a homestay with a local family during the study period. The student should have documented financial need and a strong academic record. First preference is given to a student of Spanish. Should no Spanish student be eligible, second preference is given to a student of another modern language. The recipient will be selected by the tenured Modern Languages faculty in consultation with the Director of Global Education and Study Abroad.
THE CLAUDE MORTON, JR., SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2000 by the officers and board members of Konover Property Trust in memory of Claude Morton, Jr., the father of Hampden-Sydney alumnus C. Cammack Morton '73. Awards are made to students who demonstrate financial need and who are in good academic standing. Preference is given to North Carolina public-school graduates who demonstrate integrity, good character, and well-roundedness, qualities exhibited in the life of Claude Morton, Jr.
THE CHARLES C. MOTTLEY MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2000 by Chuck Mottley '56 and his wife, Linda, of Scottsdale, Arizona. Hampden-Sydney College awards the scholarship to minority students in good academic standing and of good character who demonstrate leadership abilities and financial need.
THE FRANK L. AND BARBARA G. NANNEY SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2004 by Leigh Nanney Hersey and John Taylor Hersey II of Scotsdale, Arizona, in honor of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Nanney, Jr. Frank L. Nanney '56 attended Hampden-Sydney College and served in the United States Army before returning to South Hill, Virginia, to enjoy a distinguished career as a newspaper co-owner and the publisher of the South Hill Enterprise. He is a past president of the Virginia Press Association. The scholarship is awarded to a student in good academic standing who has demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students from rural Virginia.
THE M.W. "DYKE" PEEBLES, JR., SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1998 by J. Fain Peebles '78, his wife Diana, and sons Alex, Mackie, and James in honor of Fain's father, Dyke. The scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need, with preference given to an entering freshman who demonstrates academic strength and who is a resident of the Central, South Central, or Southeastern regions of Virginia.
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SCHOLARSHIPS. In recognition of the historic and continuing ties between Hampden-Sydney and the Presbyterian Church, the Synod of the Virginias provides funds each year to be used for financial assistance to Presbyterians. The Church thereby supports the College in blending sound scholarship with the principles and practice of the Christian faith.