Scholarships

 

SCHOLARSHIPS SUPPORTED THROUGH THE CPSEF

  1. Cavalier Ford Scholarships: one scholarship presented to a senior at each of the Chesapeake high schools in June of each year.  Each student receives $2000 from the Cavalier Ford Auto Group.  Steve Klimkiewicz, President, sends check for $14,000 each year to the foundation to disperse.  Winner is selected by the scholarship committee at each school with the names sent to the foundation office for notification/payment.

 

  1. Custodial Scholarship: one or more $500 scholarships are given each spring to members of the Chesapeake Public Schools custodial staff from funds raised at their custodial banquet.  Winners are selected by a committee of the custodial department, and checks are dispersed by the foundation office.

 

  1. Thomas A. Felton, Jr. Academic/Arts Scholarship: one scholarship of $1000 is given annually to a CPS senior with a 3.5 G.P.A and involvement in arts and the community.  Applications are submitted from all seven high schools, and a committee of Joyce Dugan, Mrs. Juanita Felton, and Dan Graves will make the selection and refer the winner to the foundation for payment from this endowed scholarship.

 

  1. Patricia Gadson Scholarship: one or more scholarships are given to adult education graduates seeking to further their education at the college level.  These $1000 scholarships are selected by a committee from the adult education department (funds come from their golf tournament) and are invested through the Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation.

 

  1. Fred Gard Memorial Scholarship: a scholarship of $1000 is given to a senior at Western Branch High School who has participated in technology while in high school.  The winner is selected by the scholarship committee at the school, and the name is submitted to the foundation office for notification and payment.

 

  1. Brenda M. Gilbert Memorial Scholarship: one scholarship of $1000 is awarded to a high school senior who attended Crestwood Middle School where Mrs. Gilbert was a teacher. Publicity is sent to both Great Bridge High and Oscar Smith High where Crestwood Middle students attend.  A committee at Crestwood Middle makes the selection and notification and sends the name to the foundation for payment.

 

  1. Horn AVID: one scholarship of $500 is awarded to a senior at Oscar Smith High School who has participated in AVID at Oscar Smith Middle and at Oscar Smith High School.  The winner is selected by the committee at Oscar Smith High School and notified there.  The name is sent to the foundation for payment.

 

  1. Linda D. Scott AVID Scholarship of $500 is awarded to a senior at Oscar Smith High School or Indian River High School who has participated in AVID at Oscar Smith Middle or Indian River Middle and at their respective high school. The winner is selected by the AVID committee, and the name is sent to the foundation for payment.

 

  1. James A. Leftwich English Scholarship: one scholarship of $1000 is given annually to a graduating senior from any Chesapeake High School.  The family sends $1000 to the foundation office each spring for this scholarship.  The foundation sends publicity to all seven high school guidance directors for distribution.  A committee, set up by the foundation with at least 3 members including one of the Leftwich family members, will select the winner from all applicants and submit the name for notification and payment.

 

  1. Marian B. Morris Nutrition Services Scholarship: one or more scholarships of $500 will be given to members of the CPS School Nutrition Department. Funding will come from money raised by the department and placed in the foundation’s account.  A committee from that department will select the winner(s) and submit the name(s) to the foundation for payment annually.

 

  1. Don F. Dickinson, Jr. Fire/EMS Memorial Scholarship: one scholarship of $500 will be given to a student from the Fire and/or EMS program at the Chesapeake Center for Science and Technology who will be entering that full time program at Tidewater Community College.  The winner will be selected by the committee at CCST, and the name will be submitted to the foundation for payment annually.

 

  1. Steven M. Gilbert Memorial Scholarship: scholarships will be awarded as needed to CPS students enrolled in dual enrollment courses.  Award amounts will vary by student and their need.

 

  1. Marilyn H. Drewrey Scholarship: one scholarship of $500 will be given to an African American student from Deep Creek High School who will be attending a historically black college or university.  The scholarship was set up in 2016 with donations made after the death of Marilyn Drewrey, Deep Creek High School’s counseling director.

 

  1. Coach Ray “Scottie” Scott Softball Scholarship: one scholarship of $500 to Hickory High School softball players.  Funding will come from the donor or others to ensure the fund’s growth.  The scholarship was set up in March 2017 in honor of retired Chesapeake Public Schools’ employee, Ray Scott.

 

  1. JoAnne Lindell-Overton Memorial Science Scholarship: one scholarship of $500 will be given to a student who has taken four sciences courses in high school and one advanced placement science course with a weighted G.P.A. of 3.5.  The scholarship was set up in 2018 with donations made after the death of JoAnne Lindell-Overton, Supervisor for Secondary Science and Health and Physical Education K-12.