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Scholarship Opportunity

All prospective students of art and education fields should check out the criteria for the JRB Audrey Eliades Memorial Scholarship endowed through the John Randolph Foundation. We also invite all past scholarship recipients to share where they are now on our page. We would love to hear from you.

Consider applying next year

*The application must be submitted online at


The deadline for the Audrey Eliades Memorial Scholarship has passed. Thank you to all who applied for this year's scholarship. We look forward to awarding our 2025 recipient. 


2024 Scholarship Recipient: Emelyn Franco Giron

Emelyn Franco Giron a Hopewell High School 2024 graduate Attending Virginia Tech in the fall to study journalism/communications

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2023 Scholarship Recipient: Azhane Pollard

Azhane plans to continue studying English at UVA with a concentration in poetry writing and double major in sociology. She hopes to publish her poetry and share it with the Hopewell Community where she grew up. She would like to eventually become a professor and hold poetry workshops to keep the gift of poetry alive for future generations. 


2022 Scholarship Recipient: Rylie Barnett

Rylie will be majoring in early childhood education at Longwood University, with plans to return to Hopewell and work at Woodlawn Learning Center.

About Audrey Eliades

Audrey Eliades raised her 4 children in the City of Hopewell where she taught school and later served as chairman of the Hopewell School Board. Audrey had a passion for the arts and was a founding patron of the James River Ball. She passed away in September 1995. This scholarship was founded to assist a student who has a similar passion for education and the arts. 

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