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Seven HCS students receive Hampton Education Foundation scholarships

Seven graduating seniors from Hampton City Schools (HCS) have each been awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Hampton Education Foundation (HEF).


The Hampton Education Foundation is the proud manager of three scholarship programs - the Michael Canty Memorial Scholarship, the Marshall Fund Scholars, and the Hampton Education Foundation scholarships.


The Michael Canty Memorial Scholarships was established in 2011 in memory of Dr. Michael Canty - a tireless advocate for the youth development, an HCS educator, and a city of Hampton community leader. This scholarship recognizes students who exemplify the character and perseverance to overcome obstacles. This year's recipients are Kayla Browne of Kecoughtan High School and Ahlani Hall of Phoebus High School.

The Elizabeth “Betty” Marshall Education Enhancement Fund was established in 2022 by Chris and Candi Williamson in honor of Elizabeth “Betty” Marshall, a dedicated teacher in Hampton who was especially effective with the alternative education program. The Marshall Scholarship provides funds for a graduating senior seeking a career in teaching. This year's recipient is Natalie Gillott of Kecoughtan High School.


The Hampton Education Foundation board president, Ali Afonja, also announced that Cai Gomes of Phoebus High School, Denise Penn of Bethel High School, Travis Rivers of Kecoughtan High School, and Corynn Tynes of Hampton High School are the recipients of the new Hampton Education Foundation Scholarships, dedicated to supporting the academic and personal growth of outstanding students. These scholarships are established to recognize and reward students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievements, leadership qualities, and a commitment to their communities.   


As an organization, HEF was established in 2001 with the sole purpose to support the city of Hampton Public School Division in their efforts to prepare students with skills and knowledge that enable them to compete successfully in their chosen educational, career, and life endeavors. The Hampton Education Foundation directly supports Hampton City Schools, impacting the lives of more than 19,000 students and 1,500 educators through annual and endowment support ensuring a transformative future for our community. Please go the HEF website for more information about the Foundation.