We are proud to announce the 2018 Hampton Roads Pride Scholarship recipients! We had over 100 applications for this year, and the HRPride Scholarship Committee has awarded four $1600 scholarships to the following students; Patrick Babb, Nicole Cason, Jeremy Shain and Imogene Gross.

The scholarship recipients impressed our committee with their academic achievements, writing abilities and passions for community service and LGBTQ rights.

We congratulate them and wish them luck in their educational pursuits!

Patrick Babb

From Virginia Beach: Attends Princess Anne High School, but I will be attending the George Washington University in the fall.

Plans to major in International Affairs at the George Washington University, and also wants to learn Russian.

“No person of the LGBT or any other oppressed group should have to limit their aspirations.”

Imogene Gross

From East Pennsboro Township, Pennsylvania: Attending East Pennsboro Area High School

Wants to attend either Franklin or Marshall College

Intended major in college is musicology.

I would like to thank Hampton Roads Pride for this exciting honor. I have had a very rewarding experience working in my high school’s GSA for the past four years, and I am looking forward to bring my experiences with me to foster future activism. This scholarship will help me greatly in continuing my dedication to the LGBT community as I move onward to build a career.”

Nicole Cason

From Virginia Beach: Attends Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond

Masters of Social Work — Clinical Concentration

I am so honored & grateful to be receiving the Hampton Roads Pride scholarship. This scholarship will help me complete my last year of my masters program and bring me one step closer to being able to provide professional mental health support to LGBTQ+ youth in Virginia”

Jeremy Shain

From Carrollton, Georgia: Attending Oregon State University pursuing a Phd in Counseling.

Completed a Graduate Certificate in LGBT Health Policy and Practice at George Washington University in Washington DC with a 4.0 GPA.

“Thank you so much to the Hampton Roads Pride Scholarship!  As a counselor, my passion and commitment is serving marginalized communities.  These funds will help me further my education, which in turn will make me a better advocate for those I serve.”