Riverside Foundation

Continuing Education Helps Team Members Provide Leading Edge Care

You can give aspiring health care providers an opportunity to act on their passion and expand their knowledge by contributing any amount. Riverside will use your contribution to create additional scholarships or increase an existing award. Last year, 265 students received $304,899 in educational assistance through the support of generous donors. To learn how you can make a difference for an aspiring health care provider, please call us at 757-234-8740.

Willie P. Francis Education Scholarship
The Willie P. Francis Education Scholarship was established in 2003 to honor her service and leadership in nursing education that spanned 46 years at Riverside Regional Medical Center. This annual award is presented to qualified nursing students enrolled at Riverside’s College of Health Careers who wish to pursue a career in the field of maternal-child health.
Congratulations to the 2020 Willie P. Francis scholar, Morgan Carpenter.

Health Care Heroes Scholarship
The Health Care Heroes Scholarship honors the memories of several cherished Riverside team members including Leslie D. Mask, Anna Weston, Judy Lee, Joyce Johnson, Robyn Gohsman and Lydia Hall.

Their collective contributions as extraordinary medical professionals made them true heroes to all who knew them. Since 2008, this annual award provides educational assistance to qualified local students pursuing a future career in health care.

Congratulations to the 2020 Health Care Heroes Scholarship recipient, Taylor Crumbley.

Petro & Sanderson Scholarship
Often, we receive personal thank you letters from students to our amazing donors. The 2020 Petro & Sanderson Educational Scholarship award recipient, Jordan Stellmacher, recently shared her words of gratitude with Faye Petro Garguilo and Dr. J. Frank Sanderson in a personal note.

“One of my dreams in life is to help people. I believe in demonstrating kindness to others, and this gracious award proves how powerful an outcome a kind act can provide for even just one person. I really hope that I can help other people the way your kindness has helped me.”

Learn more about all of our scholarship opportunities


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