Scholarships – 2018

One of the objectives of the Suffolk Education Foundation (SEF) is to provide scholarships to high achieving seniors in Suffolk Public Schools planning to further their education. The Foundation will offer $20,000 in scholarships this year. Your completed application will entitle you to compete for any of the scholarships for which you may be eligible. Please review the following information prior to submitting an application:

ELIGIBILITY – The applicant shall be:

  1. A student who will graduate this year from a public high school within the City of Suffolk and is a resident of the City of Suffolk
  2. A student who has demonstrated excellence in academic studies and in school and community activities
  3. A student who plans to attend an institution beyond the high school level that is accredited by a regional accreditation association, including two year colleges, nursing schools, trade/technical schools and fine arts institutes.

The award is a grant and not a loan to be repaid by the recipient. Notification of awards will be made in May. The scholarship award will be paid in one full payment directly to the college of the applicant’s choice. The SEF will forward a check in the designated amount of the award to the Financial Aid Office of the institution after the recipient is admitted. A copy of the applicant’s letter of acceptance to an accredited institution must be on file before an award check will be mailed.

Applications are due by March 28, 2018

Click this link to learn more about the different scholarships offered by the Suffolk Education Foundation.  SEF Scholarship Types


Anyone interested in contributing specifically to the scholarship funds can send their tax-deductible donation to:

Suffolk Education Foundation
P.O. Box 394
Suffolk VA 23439-0394


For a paper scholarship application, please go to the FORMS page