Sheriff McCabe awards scholarships to Norfolk students

If you have children planning to head off to college in the coming years, you might feel concerned about covering all the costs.

Sheriff McCabe values higher education, and he hopes to lessen the financial burden on Norfolk families. Each year, his Sheriff Bob McCabe foundation awards five, $500 scholarships to Norfolk high school seniors.

“Any money is good because I can’t afford to pay college on my own. Any scholarship that is thrown at me, I’m going to do it,” Booker T. Washington student Ashanti Brown said.

Brown was thrilled to receive the Sheriff’s scholarship, as she prepares to attend Virginia Wesleyan in the fall. Granby High students Brandon Griffin and Alissa Hoffman are excited to have the Sheriff’s support as they venture off to Virginia Tech.

“I want to work at NASA as an engineer, on the Orion spacecraft they are working on right now,” Griffin said.

“I would like to investigate some of the ecosystems and look at what is being done damage wise,” Hoffman said.

Sheriff McCabe also presented his scholarships to Maury High students Charlotte Hennessy and Annemarie Lyons. Both of them are attending the University of Virginia. Lyons thanked the Sheriff for the money, especially since her parents have multiple kids in college.

Sheriff McCabe partners with Norfolk Public Schools to get the word out about his Scholarships each year. The School district has a neat online site called the “Scholarship Station,” where parents can search for all open scholarship opportunities.

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