Our scholarships are more than a chance for students to further their education, they're an investment in the future of health care. Riverside's commitment to education began over 100 years ago with the opening of our Training School for Nurses, now the Riverside College of Health Careers. 

With the ever increasing costs of higher education, financial assistance to deserving students is critical.  Through support from our community and generous donors, the Foundation is able to help students achieve their educational goals. 

You can give aspiring health care providers an opportunity to act on their passion and become the remarkable caregivers of tomorrow but contributing any amount to these scholarships or to the Riverside College of Health Careers Make a Difference Fund. Give now.

Students who wish to submit an application for the 2019-2020 academic year,  please review both the Riverside Foundation and Riverside College of Health Careers scholarship awards below. The application deadline to be considered for all awards is July 15.


Riverside Foundation Administered Awards

Click HERE to apply for consideration for the following awards:

The Bates Education Scholarship Fund

The Bates Education Scholarship was established by James and Nancy Bates, along with their family, for the purpose of advancing educational opportunities for students who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism in their community.

Eligibility and Requirements  Students must be enrolled at the Riverside College of Health Careers, a volunteer or Team Member at Riverside Doctor's Hospital Williamsburg.  Along with a completed application, students should submit:

  • Two academic or work letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of course enrollment and official academic transcripts
  • Documentation of volunteer service hours
  • 500 word personal essay that shares how volunteerism is important to you

The Gerald R. Brink Memorial Scholarship

Gerald (Jerry) Brink, served as President and CEO of Riverside Regional Medical Center and Executive Vice President of Riverside Health System before retiring in 2004 after 40 years of service. Mr. Brink is remembered at Riverside as someone who cared deeply for the people who worked for and with him. This scholarship was established to honor his legacy.

Eligibility and Requirements  Students must be enrolled at the Riverside College of Health Careers and pursuing an education and career in Radiation Technology.  Award is based an attendance, GPA and clinical performance.  Along with a completed application, students should submit:

  • Two academic or work letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of course enrollment and official academic transcripts
  • 500 word essay describing what leadership means to you

 

Anne Talbot Evans Memorial Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established to honor Mary Anne Talbot Evans for her lifelong work and dedication to surgical services.

Eligibility and Requirements  Student must be enrolled in the Riverside College of Health Careers Surgical Technology program or a nursing program with plans to pursue a career in surgical services.  Along with a completed application, students should submit:

  • Two academic or work letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of course enrollment and official academic transcripts
  • 500 word personal essay demonstrating a personal interest in surgical services

Florence Gomez Fiscella Memorial Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in memory of Florence Gomez Fiscella, honoring her steadfast commitment to education and community organizations, along with her devotion to family, faith and her patients.

Eligibility and Requirements  Students must be enrolled at the Riverside College of Health Careers to become a Licensed Practical Nurse through the Practical Nursing Program.  This award is renewable for the entirety of the degree/certificate if deemed appropriate.  Along with an completed application, students should submit:

  • Two academic or work letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of course enrollment and official academic transcripts
  • Demonstration of financial need
  • 500 word personal essay describing the importance of compassion in patient care

Willie P. Francis Educational Scholarship 

This scholarship was established in 2003 to honor the service and leadership of Willie P. Francis in nursing education over a forty-six year career at Riverside Regional Medical Center. 

Eligibility and Requirements  Student must be enrolled at the Riverside College of Health Careers pursuing a career in mother/baby nursing or a Birthing and Family Health Services team member at Riverside Regional Medical Center or Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital.  Along with a completed application, students should submit:

  • Two academic or work letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of course enrollment and official academic transcripts
  • 500 word personal essay that demonstrates personal interest in pursuing education in the maternal-child health field
  • Proof of employment in a Riverside Birthing and Family Services department (if applicable)

Healthcare Heroes Scholarship

The Healthcare Heroes Scholarship honors several Riverside family members including Leslie D. Mask, Anna Weston, Judy Lee, Joyce Johnson, Robyn Gohsman and Lydia Hall.  These individuals' lives and contributions as healthcare professionals made them heroes to all who knew them.  

Eligibility and Requirements  Student must be enrolled at the Riverside College of Health Careers or an approved local health care program.  Award is based on GPA and excellence in clinical performance.  Along with a completed application, students should submit:

  • Two academic or work letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of course enrollment and official academic transcripts
  • Demonstration of financial need
  • 500 word personal essay that demonstrates a life-changing event you have overcome and why you have chosen to pursue a career in healthcare

 

Petro & Sanderson Educational Support Fund

The Petro & Sanderson Educational Support scholarship was established to encourage the pursuit of educational requirements to become a future healthcare provider for those who demonstrate a commitment to the field and a personal connection to the mission and vision of Riverside Health System.

Eligibility and Requirements   Students must be enrolled at the Riverside College of Health Careers with a minimum academic average of 3.2.  This award is renewable for the entirety of the degree/certificate if deemed appropriate.  Along with a completed application, students should submit:

  • Two academic or work letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of enrollment and official academic transcripts
  • Demonstration of financial need
  • 500 word personal essay sharing your reflections and connection to the mission of Riverside

Jean Raines Family Scholarship

The Jean Raines Family Scholarship was established by Riverside Health System and the family of Jean Raines to honor her forty year commitment and dedication to nursing and education at Riverside Health System.   

Eligibility and Requirements   Student must be enrolled at the Riverside College of Health Careers in any healthcare program.   Along with a completed application, students should submit:

  • Two academic or work letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of enrollment and official academic transcripts
  • Demonstration of financial need
  • 500 word personal essay that expresses what education means to you

Riverside College of Health Careers Administered Awards

To apply for Nursing Scholarships click HERE 

To apply for Allied Health Scholarships click HERE 

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Ruby Pope Drumm Nursing Scholarship

Ruby Pope Drumm earned her Nursing degree from Riverside in 1948 and enjoyed a career as an officer and RN in the United States Air Force.  This annual scholarship was established in her honor upon receipt of a generous bequest to the Riverside School of Professional Nursing. 

Eligibility and Requirements  Students must be enrolled or be an applicant to the Nursing Program at the Riverside College of Health Careers.  Applicants must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in prerequisite courses and enrolled students must have have  3.0 in completed coursework.  Applicants must also demonstrate financial need. 

Carolyn D. Howard Memorial Scholarship

Ernest E. Howard established this scholarship in memory of his late wife Carolyn, who was employed by Riverside for more than 35 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse and Surgical Technologist.  Carolyn was also a committed student advocate and instructor at Riverside's College of Health Careers.  

Eligibility and Requirements   Students must be enrolled at the Riverside College of Health Careers pursuing an education and career in Surgical Technology.  Award is based on attendance, GPA and clinical performance provided by faculty recommendation.  

The Nurse in the Hat Scholarship

The Nurse in the Hat scholarship was established in memory of Linda Handley, a Registered Nurse at Riverside Regional Medical Center and Riverside Walter Reed Hospital.  Linda was famous for always wearing her nurses' cap.  To her it was an outward sign of her commitment to nursing and her patients.

Eligibility and Requirements  Applicants must be a second year student enrolled in the Professional Nursing Program at the Riverside College of Health Careers and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

Spirit of Nursing Scholarship

The Spirit of Nursing Scholarship was established by an anonymous donor in memory of a loved one who received wonderful care while hospitalized at Riverside Regional Medical Center.  

Eligibility and Requirements  Student must be enrolled in the Professional Nursing Program at the Riverside College of Health Careers. Award is based on GPA and excellence in clinical performance.  

Crystal Hudgins Waller Scholarship

Upon her retirement from the IV Therapy Team at Riverside Regional Medical Center, this scholarship was established in honor of Crystal Hudgins Waller's 46 years in the Nursing field. 

Eligibility and Requirements  Student must be enrolled in the Professional Nursing Program at the Riverside College of Health Careers and a resident of the Mathews/Gloucester Virginia area and demonstrate financial need.  

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship

Inspired by the life of Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans, an extraordinary philanthropist and business woman, the Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship is made possible by charitable gifts from a private foundation.  Numerous awards are available for qualified females pursuing and education in the nursing field.

Eligibility and Requirements  Students must be enrolled in, or be an applicant to, the Riverside College of Health Careers Professional Nursing Program.  In accordance with the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation requirements, scholarships are awarded to Christian women with financial need, who reside in the state of Virginia, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.  

Clarise & Marvin Zukerman Scholarship

This award was established by Marvin Zukerman, in memory of his wife Clarise Clark Zukerman, who was a nurse at Riverside Regional Medical Center.  

Eligibility and Requirements  Student must be enrolled in the Professional Nursing Program at the Riverside College of Health Careers with demonstrated financial need and a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  

 

Miscellaneous Local and Professional Scholarships

Throughout the year, the Riverside College of Health Careers receives notifications from various local and professional organizations offering scholarships and grants to students.  Students who have completed the general Nursing or Allied Health scholarship application that meet the initial requirements to be considered for these opportunities will be notified via e-mail further information for award consideration.  

 

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

The Riverside Foundation is also pleased to offer sources of educational assistance for our Junior Volunteers and Team Members thanks to our generous donors.  

Ian Burgett Healthcare Heroes Scholarship

Established by the volunteers and Riverside Regional Medical Center and the Burgett Family Foundation, this annual award honors the contributions and memory of Ian Burgett, a beloved and dedicated Junior Volunteer.  

Towne Bank Healthcare Heroes Scholarship

Established by Towne Bank in 2016, this annual award is presented to a Junior Volunteer at Riverside Regional Medical Center with a commitment to community service and academic success.  

Imaging Services Educational Grant

This grant opportunity was established to provide continuing education assistance for Team Members in Imaging Services, who demonstrate a commitment to Riverside's mission by consistently delivering safe, kind and compassionate care to our patients and families.   Click HERE to apply.

Patriots Colony Scholarship

This scholarship award, established by the residents in 2018, is intended to provide continuing educational opportunities for qualified Patriots Colony Team Members at Riverside Health System. 

For more information, please call the Riverside Foundation at 757-234-8740.