The C. Waldo Scott Center for H.O.P.E. announces a scholarship opportunity for youth and adult residents of the Southeast community of Newport News, Virginia (23607) who are interested in pursuing vocational education. Applicants may have already graduated from high school or may have already obtained a GED. ADULTS NEEDING JOB TRAINING MAY APPLY.

 Mrs. Augusta Inettie B. Edwards was a long time resident of Newport News, Virginia and retired as a teacher in the Newport News Public Schools. Mrs. Edwards and her husband, Lylton, both had a strong belief in not only education in general, but also in job training & vocational education. It has been over sixteen years since the establishment and endowment of the Lylton L. and Augusta Inettie B. Edwards Vocational Scholarship Fund.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwards were passionate about building the community in which they lived and about providing opportunities for their community members. Embracing their passion, the scholarship fund was established by Mrs. Edwards to assist residents of the Southeast Community of Newport News with pursuing vocational trades. With today’s shortage of skilled workers, we see that the vision of Mr. and Mrs. Edwards still holds true!

Applications received by the deadline (May 6, 2024) will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. No faxed applications will be accepted. Applications may be emailed to [email protected] by due date, use subject line: 2024 Vocational Scholarship. The recommended application will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval. 

The recipient will be presented to the Board for recognition and awarded the scholarship. Initially only a certificate of award will be presented. The monetary award will be sent upon confirmation of enrollment in a program that provides vocational skills training.

If you have any questions or concerns related to this scholarship, please contact the Scott Center, 757-244-9223.