HAMPTON, Va. (June 5, 2019) — The Hampton University Family was saddened to learn of the horrific shooting incident that occurred at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on May 31, 2019. To demonstrate our support for the victims’ families, Hampton University has established the Virginia Beach Endowed Scholarship: Educational Fund for Families of the Municipal Center Tragedy in the amount of $25,000. The earnings of the endowment will go towards a scholarship for a dependent of a shooting victim who chooses to attend Hampton University. The initial scholarship will be $10,000 per year for four years. Thereafter, the amount will be determined by the interest that the endowment will produce.
The University would like to invite the public to contribute to this endowment and join us in making a positive difference in the life of a child affected by this tragedy. By contributing, you can ensure that the minimum amount of $10,000 is awarded regularly. Your contribution will be an investment in that child’s future.
“Hampton University calls the entire Hampton Roads region our home,” said Dr. Harvey. “Hampton University has maintained a strong tie to the City of Virginia Beach since opening the College of Virginia Beach September 2, 2003. Our hope is that others will join us in making a positive difference in the life of a child affected by this tragedy and invest in that child’s future by donating to this scholarship.”
Individuals who would like to donate to the Virginia Beach Endowed Scholarship: Educational Fund for Families of the Municipal Center Tragedy can do so by sending contributions to Mrs. Evelyn Graham, Interim Vice President for Development, at 200 William R. Harvey Way, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia 23668 or by visiting https://givetohamptonu.org/. You can donate by selecting the Campaign/Effort option under one time gift or reoccuring gift. Then when prompted select 'Endowed Scholarships' from the option list and then specify the Virginia Beach Endowed Scholarship: Educational Fund for Families of the Municipal Center Tragedy in the comment section.