Community Scholarship

The application process is now OPEN!

HCSS is giving out TWO $500 scholarships to 2020 graduating seniors!

*Students receiving the 2020 HCSS Scholarship must meet the following requirements

– GPA of a 3.0 or higher

– Be a Hanover County Resident

– Attend a Hanover County Public School (i.e. Atlee, Hanover, Lee-Davis or Patrick Henry High School)

– Have community service or work experience with people who have developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and/or substance use disorder

– Plans to pursue a degree in one of the following: Special Education, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Early Intervention, Adapted Physical Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Therapeutic Recreation, etc.

CLICK HERE to download the 2020 Scholarship Application!

Congratulations to the two recipients of the HCSS 2019 Scholarship!!

Codie Heilig will graduate from Lee Davis High School in June with plans to attend Mary Baldwin College and major in physical therapy. Codie has played varsity basketball at LDHS for all four years and has been captain of the squad for the past three years. She has received numerous athletic awards for her achievements on the court. Codie has coached All Star Basketball at LDHS, an inclusive basketball team for individuals with disabilities and their peers, for 3 years and is President of the Interact Club which is a community service club. Codie is a role model and leader at LDHS and HCSS is so honored to award her with a scholarship.



Mary Holland will graduate from Patrick Henry High School in June with plans to attend either J Sargeant Reynolds Community College or Longwood University in the fall to pursue a degree in recreational therapy or special education. Mary is extremely active at PHHS and is involved in many activities including marching band, basketball, track, SODA, DECA, debate team, All Star Basketball, uniPHied track, BETA club and National Honor Society. Mary is equally as busy outside of school volunteering for Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine each year and young Life Capernaum. Mary’s teachers highlighted her dedication to her peers with disabilities and her strong leadership in many organizations. HCSS is incredibly honored to award her a scholarship to continue her education.


Past Winners


Maddie Swecker – AHS – 2018

Jessica Faulk – AHS – 2018

Kelsey McGann – AHS – 2017

Katy Bridgers – LDHS – 2017