Scholarship Awards Luncheon

ACCESS Scholarship Awards Luncheon

The ACCESS Scholarship Awards Luncheon celebrates the achievements of our newest generation of ACCESS Scholars. Every year, ACCESS has the pleasure of awarding its own ACCESS “Last-Dollar” Scholarship to nearly 150 students.   These scholarships, totaling more than $800,000, range from $5,000 to $25,000. This year, we will be awarding “Last-Dollar” Scholarships to our 32nd graduating class.

This event has featured keynote speakers such as:
  • The Honorable S. Bernard Goodwyn, Virginia Supreme Court Justice

  • Wes Moore, Best-Selling Author and Rhodes Scholar

  • David Mele, President, and Former Publisher, Virginian-Pilot

  • Darryl Bell, Actor and Producer, "Ron" from A Different World

  • Lavell White, Motivational Speaker

Our Scholarship Awards Luncheon hosts over 600 attendees—including students, parents, school officials, as well as business and community leaders.   The event draws annual coverage from local media outlets including The Virginian-Pilot, WVEC Channel 13, and WTKR Channel 3.

If you are interested in becoming a partner for this event, contact our Vice-President for Development, Dionne T. Scott, or call 757-351-2309. 

For additional partnership opportunities, visit our "Become a Partner" page.