Betty Ross Scholarship

2021 ALLESVA Scholarship Announcement

Academy for Lifetime Learning Offers $1,000 Scholarships

Scholarship Recipients
Four 2020 graduates of Eastern Shore high schools were each winners of a $1000 Betty Ross Academy for Lifetime Learning Scholarship this year. McKenzie Mabalot, a Broadwater Academy graduate who will attend the University of Virginia to study medicine; Virginia Ross, also a Broadwater Academy graduate, who will attend Old Dominion University to study nursing; Taylee Thomas, a Chincoteague High School graduate, who will study nursing at Salisbury University; and Brianna Hess, another graduate of Chincoteague High School, who will attend Old Dominion University to study medical laboratory science.

To commemorate the 14th year of its existence, the Academy for Lifetime Learning (A.L.L.) is offering $1,000 scholarships to help graduating students on the Eastern Shore of Virginia continue their educations at a community college or university. Since our nation needs to build its skilled technical workforce, one scholarship requires that the student’s academic goal be in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Medicine (STEMM). A second scholarship is also open to graduates pursuing a two- or four-year RN Nursing Program either at the Eastern Shore Community College or at a four-year college. In addition, a third scholarship will be awarded to a graduate who wishes to pursue a four-year degree program in Theatre Arts. All of these scholarships are to be used to defray college expenses.

In honor of the founder of The Academy for Lifetime Learning, who passed away in 2014 and who spent her career in nursing, these scholarships have been named the Betty Ross Academy for Lifetime Learning Scholarship.

The Academy for Lifetime Learning of the Eastern Shore of Virginia is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Members share a common interest in continuing learning experiences and intellectual stimulation.

Important links and information

Requirements for the Scholarships

The Online Application Forms

Applications must be completed and submitted or postmarked no later than May 15, 2021.

If you have questions, please call:
Dr. Anthony Picardi
Scholarship Chairman


Past Winners of the Betty Ross Academy for Lifetime Learning Scholarship

McKenzie Mabalot, Broadwater Academy
Virginia Ross, Broadwater Academy
Taylee Thomas, Chincoteague HS

Briana Hess, Chincoteague HS

Brian Drummond, Broadwater Academy
William Hollandsworth, Nandua HS
Wendy Lin, Northampton HS

Stephanie Rasinski, Arcadia HS
Hayley Marshall, Northampton HS
Kanijah Brickhouse, Northampton HS

Tanner Troyer, Nandua High School

Durwood Moore, Arcadia HS
Luke Betts, Chincoteague HS

Caroline Hiler, Northampton HS
Nicolas Dias, ESCC and Nandua HS
James Teeling, Northampton HS

Madhurima (Rima) Hore, Northampton HS
Charlotte Olmstead, Nandua HS, (summer @ startup SW company)

Courtney Brittingham, Northampton
Logan Holland, Broadwater
Kelsey Bisker, Northampton

A.L.L. Mailing Address

The Academy for Lifetime Learning
P.O. Box 509
Exmore, VA 23350