ACCESS College Foundation to Host Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon Honoring 135 Local Students


WHAT: Access College Foundation, which helps students in South Hampton Roads and Northampton County navigate the college admission and financial aid processes, will present 135 local high school graduates with scholarships during its 2017 annual luncheon.

The Honorable S. Bernard Goodwyn, Virginia Supreme Court Justice will deliver the keynote address. Before joining the Court in 2007, he served as a state trial court judge for 12 years, during which he presided over a wide variety of civil and criminal cases in one of the busiest jurisdictions in Virginia. Prior to going on the bench, he was a litigation partner at Willcox & Savage, a Norfolk law firm.

WHEN:           Thursday, June 22nd

12:00PM – 1:30PM

WHERE:         Virginia Beach Convention Center

1000 19th Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

WHO:             Access College leadership and scholarship recipients are available for interviews.

Sponsors for the event include: Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation, Joan and Macon Brock, Peggy and Conrad Hall, Old Dominion University, PRA Group, Virginia Tech, Norfolk State University, Virginia State University, PNC Bank, Eastern Shore Community College, Virginia Wesleyan College, Virginia 529SM, Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate and University of Mary Washington.

About Access College Foundation: Founded by local philanthropists Frank Batten, Sr. and Joshua P. Darden, Jr. the Access College Foundation ( provides a path for students who may not have the opportunity to attend and complete college. Access College Foundation, with offices at 7300 Newport Avenue in Norfolk, has leveraged over $500-million in financial aid and scholarships, as well as offered guidance and support, to help over 55,000 students achieve their higher education goals for over 29 years.