Suffolk Foundation awards $30,000

Published 9:38 pm Tuesday, July 23, 2019

In May, the Suffolk Foundation presented its 2019 academic scholarship awards.

This year, the Foundation awarded $30,000 to 12 recipients. Since the Foundation received its 501(c)(3) nonprofit community foundation status in October 2007, it has awarded more than $4.9 million in unrestricted and donor-advised grants and scholarships.

The Foundation scholarships support students continuing their education at colleges, universities or in trade schools and career certification programs. The scholarship funds are disbursed directly to the recipients’ college, university or trade school.

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For additional information on the individual scholarships or to donate to a scholarship fund, visit the Suffolk Foundation website at

The 2019 Suffolk Foundation scholarships and recipients were:

  • Allfirst Memorial Scholarship ($1,000 each) — Kiley Bartholomew (University of Lynchburg), Andrea Crawford (Penn Foster College)
  • Ossie S. & Thomas F. Blair Jr. Memorial Scholarship ($5,000 each) — Audre Davis (King’s Fork High School), Jaylon Hayes-Keller (Nansemond River High School)
  • Col. Fred V. Cherry Scholarship — Jaylon Hayes-Keller, $1,000 (Nansemond River High School), Trinity McRae, $1,000 (Lakeland High School); Audre Davis, $500 (King’s Fork High School)
  • W.N. “Billy” Hill Scholarship ($2,000) — Allison Thompson (Lakeland High School) An anonymous donor again donated the additional funds needed to award an additional $1,000 in 2019.
  • Howard D. Mast Memorial Scholarship ($5,000 each) — Audre Davis (King’s Fork High School), Trinity McRae (Lakeland High School)
  • Lewis F. Morris Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) — Isabella Lynn Gay (King’s Fork High School)
  • Suffolk Business Women’s Scholarship ($2,500) — Casey Duke (Nansemond River High School)