William and Mary Feldman have always felt that strengthening the Jewish people and leaving a lasting impact on the Jewish community comes through investing in individuals' success.
Dr. Feldman served the Hampton Roads community as a pediatrician for 33 years and served on the admission committee for Eastern Virginia Medical School as well as serving on various committees at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. It was important for he and Mary to unite their passion for our Jewish community and the medical professions by incentivizing Jewish students to enter the healthcare fields through Virginia-based institutions.
They established this Fund as a legacy to honor their caring and compassionate concern for others, their belief in the importance of a good education, their desire to see Jewish representation in Virginia-based schools, their commitment to nurturing the thirst for knowledge, and their dedication to providing a foundation on which others might build a career in health care. Those who will benefit are: Jewish students entering the field of medicine, dentistry, Physician Assistant, nursing as LPN, RN or Nurse Practitioner; pharmacy or physical therapy; ancillary medical professions and all those who will be comforted and cared for as a result.
Due to the generosity of Dr. William and Mrs. Mary Feldman, we are pleased to provide an annual scholarship to Jewish students living in Virginia, with priority to those from the Hampton Roads area, accepted to matriculate at a Virginia-based institution for a degree in their chosen healthcare field. Annual requests are confidentially reviewed by our scholarship committee and approved by the Tidewater Jewish Foundation’s Board of Trustees.