Feldman Family Medical & Health Professions Student Scholarship

An annual grant up to $10,000 for Virginia Jewish students who have been accepted to a Virginia institution for a degree in the medical or health field.

Applications Accepted May 1—July 1

Applications for the Feldman Familly Medical & Health Professions Student Scholarship are accepted each year from May 1st through —July 1st.

About the Feldman Family Scholarship


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.



Scholarship applicants must be Jewish and be current residents of Virginia, with priority given to applicants from Hampton Roads (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, Hampton, Newport News, and the Peninsula).


  • The application for this scholarship opens May 1st each year with a due date of July 1st.


  • Applicants must be accepted into an Appropriate Health Care Degree Program or college graduates entering a post-graduate degree-granting institution within the United States as a full-time, degree-seeking student. The institution must participate in the Federal Student Aid Program (Title IV). Preference will be given to Virginia institution enrollees.
  • Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicant must demonstrate academic ability, concern for school and community through extracurricular activities and volunteer service, and note any unusual circumstances that make the applicant more worthy of consideration.
  • Applicant must show substantiated financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Any relatives of the Feldman family, members of the Scholarship Committee or individuals related to employees of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation are ineligible.

To determine need, all students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov so that the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) may be determined. Students are encouraged to complete this application as soon as possible; federal funds are limited and distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

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