The Isle of Wight Community Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation created in 2013 for the purpose of receiving, maintaining and administering assets for charitable and educational purposes, by conducting and supporting activities carried out by the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce for the benefit of the citizens of Isle of Wight County and the surrounding area. Contributions made to the Community Foundation are tax-deductible. The Foundation’s Board of Directors is made up of business and community leaders with an interest in advancing the quality of life in Isle of Wight County, and promoting a vibrant business environment. Scholarships of at least $500.00 each are funded from proceeds generated at multiple fund-raising events throughout the year. Scholarship recipients may use these funds towards continuing education at a college, university, or vocation/trade program.
Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Smithfield High School, Windsor High School, Isle of Wight Academy, Nansemond Suffolk Academy, and home-schooled students are eligible. *Students receiving scholarships must reside in Smithfield, Windsor, or Isle of Wight County. Scholarship recipients will be announced in May 2021.