Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce

108 West Third Avenue Franklin, VA 23851 

Phone: (757) 562-4900   Email

Donna C. McCullough Chamber Scholarship

Scholarship Application 2024 (Application deadline Friday, March 15, 2024)

The Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting educational attainment in the Franklin-Southampton Area.

Presented since 1995, this annual scholarship award is now given in honor of Donna C. McCullough, who served the Chamber as Executive Director from 1976–2004.

The purpose of this prestigious scholarship is to provide recognition to a student who is involved in the community and has demonstrated leadership and academic achievement. Major emphasis for selection will be placed on community involvement.

Scholarship Guidelines

  • The (one-time) Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior.
  • The Scholarship shall be used to assist the recipient in meeting expenses for advanced education in full- or part-time study in a college, technical/trade school or their equivalent.
  • Applicants must be bona fide resident of Franklin or Southampton County, VA or vicinity.
  • The Scholarship Committee of the Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce will select the recipient.
  • If the winner fails to continue his/her education program in the given school year, the scholarship must be returned to the Chamber for award to a runner-up.

Donna C. McCullough Scholarship Recipients 

2024 Recipient - Emma Rickman

Chamber President, Will Holt

2023 Recipient - Madi Brown

Chamber President, Marshall Rabil

2022 Recipient, Emma Belmonte

Chamber President, Holly Ledbetter

2021 Recipient - Alexis Clapp
Chamber President, Collin Pulley

2020 Recipient - Abbey Ballance
Chamber President, Meghan Councill

2019 Recipient - Anthony Ona
Chamber President, Meghan Councill

2018 Recipients - Haleigh Andrew & Nyjey Pope
Chamber President, Kim Marks

2017 Recipient - Brittany Bunn
Chamber President, Pam Lease

2016 Recipients - Marissa Haydu & Ann Jackson Edwards
Chamber President, Jimmy Strozier

2015 Recipient - Jena Araojo
Chamber President, Kim Williams

2014 Recipient - Ellis "Trey" Cofield, III
Chamber President, Bobby Cutchins

2013 Recipient - Kristen Cooke
Chamber President, Bobby Cutchins

2012 Recipient - Savannah Grace Francis
Chamber President, Michael Clark

2011 Recipient - Michael Milteer
Chamber President, Kevin Sutton

2010 Recipients - Erin Spivey & Jake Pittman
Chamber President, Dan Hoctor

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