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CONGRATULATIONS 2021 Scholarship Winners!

HRECU awarded four scholarships to local high school seniors and school employees within our service area. 

“We had an incredible pool of applicants this year. It’s always difficult to narrow down the winners,” stated HRECU Manager/CEO Karen Orie. “We know this year was challenging for everyone. We wish the class of 2021 success in everything they do!”  

Congratulations to the following 2021 recipients of HRECU Scholarships:

$1,000 Career Development Scholarship was awarded to Alauna Samuels. Alauna will graduate from Hampton High School and plans to attend Norfolk State University as a Pre-Nursing major in the Army ROTC. She will use her degree to become an advocate for women’s reproductive health, in addition to serving the community in her career field. 

$1,000 Naomi J. Chadwick Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Aliyah Walker, a Hampton High School senior. Aliyah plans to attend James Madison University in the fall where she will study Psychology with an emphasis on Criminology. She plans to pursue a career as a FBI Profiler.

$1,000 Laura W. Twyford Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Austyn Haywood, a senior at Smithfield High School. Austyn plans to attend James Madison University to pursue a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in English. Her goal is to teach first grade. Haywood also plans to pursue an American Sign Language Certification to work with deaf and hearing-impaired children. 

$1,500 Post Graduate Studies Scholarship was awarded to Chelsea Hilliard. Chelsea is a Counselor at Jamestown High School. She is pursuing her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Old Dominion University.