Ten Hampton Sentara Scholars Named from Sentara Foundation Gift to the University

HAMPTON, VA (Jan. 4, 2023) — The Sentara Foundation provided a gift to underwrite numerous programs at Hampton. Among the uses of funding was for underwriting scholarships for targeted health-related majors. 

Among the areas funded were scholarships for targeted health professions. They include a Sentara Healthcare and Nursing Current Use Scholarship fund, which annually provides $10,000 for academic support to ten students for five years. The disciplines include the four-year nursing degree programs in Health Sciences and Community Health Promotion, RN to BSN degree programs in Health Sciences, as well as Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Information Management, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and other health professions.

Students eligible for the scholarship must have been of sophomore, junior, or senior classification and majoring in academic programs in the School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Science, and/or the Department of Sports Science and Wellness. Each student must also have had a financial need.

The University’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships has awarded funding to the following students majoring in the identified programs:


Canann Holmes
Kianah Blakely-White


Cimone Richardson
Samantha Whyte


Myka Savage
Mckenzee Cummings
Kennedy Akujobi
Skye Brown
Saroya Walton
Andre Williams

Dr. Arlene Montgomery, Dean of the School of Nursing, said, “Sentara is a major community health provider in Virginia and North Carolina. Hampton University is blessed to have such a devoted and supportive partner in our efforts to increase minority representation in a host of healthcare fields in the Hampton Roads region and beyond. On behalf of the students selected, we are so very thankful.”

For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at 757.727.5253.  

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