2024 Scholarship Announcement

The Robert Powell Scholarship

The Robert Powell Scholarship was established to honor the long-time treasurer of the Hampton Roads Chapter whose stewardship of the chapter’s financial assets originally enabled the chapter’s STEM outreach program, including its scholarship fund. The 2024 Robert Powell scholarship has been awarded to Reagan Labert, the daughter of Carrie and Matthew Labert. Reagan attends a Virginia Beach Public School and is an exemplary scholar and leader. She has earned an excellent GPA while conducting research and competing in sports. Her documented perseverance has earned Reagan the Robert Powell Scholarship for 202. Reagan plans to pursue a degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.


The Edward ‘Ed’ Austin Scholarship

This Edward ‘Ed’ Austin Scholarship was established to honor Ed’s many years as a chapter board member in various positions from treasurer to education director. In his retirement, Ed continued to support the chapter through staffing multiple events, encouraged the public outreach of our chapter by maintaining our website, and was a huge and continued proponent of our STEM outreach program including the scholarship program. The 2024 Edward ‘Ed’ Austin scholarship has been awarded to Paul Morales, the son of Stephanie and Louis Morales. Paul attends a Portsmouth Public School and is a scholar pursuing a degree in Biology with the hopes of becoming a doctor.


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