Mission and Vision


Supporting education through scholarships, SHEF is committed to growing the number of healthcare workers
who live and work in Southside Virginia.

SHEF's work drives our vision for our community.  One-by-one, student-by-student, SHEF trained scholarship recipients find economic and career success.  Educated workers remain in our area.  Lowskilled workers who had been locked out of the middle class pursue sustainable healthcare jobs.  Youngsters growing up in the community follow the example of their parents and pursue education the opportunity to better themselves.

This vision for the future can only happen with your assistance.  In a very real way, the health of our region depends on the generosity of those of us who have reached educational and economic success. Help us nurture a culture of health in Southside Virginia.



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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