The Hampton University community extends our condolences to the victims and families affected by the tragedy at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. We commend the first responders, public safety officials and volunteers that are aiding the citizens of Virginia Beach in this time of crisis and healing. In an effort to assist, Dr. William R. Harvey, President of Hampton University announced today that the university will endow a $25,000 scholarship that will help a child of one of the victims killed at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.
“Hampton University calls the entire Hampton Roads region our home,” said Dr. Harvey. “Hampton University has maintained a strong tie to the City of Virginia Beach since opening the College of Virginia Beach September 2, 2003. Our hope is that others will join us in making a positive difference in the life of a child affected by this tragedy and invest in that child’s future by donating to this scholarship.”