• All students applying for financial support with Southside Health Education Foundation (SHEF) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and submit a copy of their Student Aid Report (SAR) with the completed SHEF Application to the SHEF Office. The Financial Support Committee will review these documents before deciding on the student’s application for aid.
  • Applicants must be planning to or be enrolled in a course of study that leads to graduation in any healthcare field of study.

  • Preference will be given to students enrolled in colleges or schools providing healthcare training in the Tri-Cities area (Petersburg – Colonial Heights – Hopewell). SHEF shall give preference to students from the Tri-Cities area, Sussex, Surry, Prince George, Southern Chesterfield and Dinwiddie Counties, as well as applicants planning to obtain employment in these communities following completion of the program.

  • Applicants must be planning to be enrolled or be enrolled in at least six credit hours per term in order to be eligible for an award. SHEF will accept applications from traditional (immediately out of High School) and non-traditional (all others) applicants. 
  •  No award shall be made without authorization and approval of the Board of SHEF.
  • No awards may be made to applicants who have a direct or indirect personal or financial relationship with SHEF or with any member of the SHEF Board of Directors.

  •  Unless otherwise determined by SHEF, all scholarship monies will be sent directly to the educational institution of the recipient after enrollment is verified.
  •  An award recipient must notify SHEF of any change in address, academic status, course of study and/or other material change needed for the administration of the award.

  • SHEF retains the right to withdraw any funds awarded for failure to attend courses, loss of student status, conviction of a felony charge, low academic performance (below 2.0 GPA) or any misuse of scholarship funds. If revocation should occur, the student has 14 days to submit a request in writing for an appeal to the SHEF Financial Support Committee. If no letter is received during the 14-day period, the original decision will be binding.  Recipients are limited to one appeal per academic award year.

The Southside Health Education Foundation

Supporting education through scholarships, SHEF is committed to growing the number of healthcare workers who live and work in Southside Virginia. Our service region includes the tri-cties of Petersburg, Hopewell and Colonial Heights and the counties of Dinwiddie, Prince George, Sussex and southeastern Chesterfield. 

When residents from our region find great, well-paying jobs in our own backyard, they stay here, raise families here and build their lives here. Scholarship applications are accepted from individuals affiliated with the region as a resident, healthcare employee or student.

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