Tara Welch Gallagher Environmental Scholarship

Hampton Roads Community Foundation

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Deadline: Mar 1, 2021 8:59pm PST

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Biology Environmental Contamination & Pollution Civil Engineering Environmental Engineering Environmental Health

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Virginia

University restriction: University of Virginia

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NOTE: In 2020, this scholarship was renamed to honor Tara Welch Gallagher, a stormwater engineer for the City of Virginia Beach, who was a victim of the tragic shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on May 31, 2019, and a past recipient of the HRSD Scholarship.

Our generous donors love helping students achieve their full potential. That’s why they entrust us to administer permanent scholarship funds in their names using criteria they have selected. Since 1950 we have awarded more than $20 million in college scholarships making us southeastern Virginia’s largest scholarship provider.

Our scholarships for graduate study are provided by generous donors with an interest in education and helping people have a positive future. We select scholarship recipients based on financial need and the specific criteria established by donors, such as field of study or college attended.

Award amounts are based on the amount of available in the scholarship fund, the number of recipients selected and individual financial need. Scholarship amounts are not pre-determined.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • This scholarship is for full-time and part-time graduate students from the Hampton Roads Sanitation District service area studying environmental health, environmental chemistry, biology or civil or environmental engineering at a public Virginia university. HRSD interns may apply. One-year scholarship.


  • HRSD employees, commissioners and their relatives are not eligible to apply. 


This page was last reviewed November 23, 2020 and last updated June 11, 2020