The Melissa Holland Memorial Scholarship was established by the Holland family in honor of Melissa and her commitment to helping others. The selection committee, comprised of members of the Westchester/Fairfield UVA Alumni Chapter, seeks to recognize a deserving student(s) from Fairfield County or Westchester County who lives by Melissa’s motto: “What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for others.”
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
3.5 GPA (on 4.0 scale for High School applicant) or 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale for College applicant).
Plan to enroll or be enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire academic year.
THE SELECTION BOARD WILL EVALUATE APPLICATIONS CONSIDERING THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
Prior academic performance, as reflected in grade point average.
Performance on standardized aptitude tests such as SAT and ACT.
Demonstrated leadership and personal attributes.
Applicant's goals and aspirations.