Nicole R. White Memorial Scholarship Fund Recipients

2017 Nicole Regina White Memorial Scholarship winner

Carley Peacock

Smithfield High School Graduating Class of 2017

  • Jersey Park Volunteer Homework Tutor – tutored students who may not have had the home support after school.
  • Carrollton Elementary Big Buddy – this program was designed to help young kids at risk learn respect for others.
  • Mission Trips – Fundraiser & Sports Camp Leader
  • Beta Club Tutor
  • National Honor Society – Secretary
  • Ignition Mentor
  • Youth Group President
  • Varsity Field Hockey
  • Junior & Varsity Sailing Team


2016 Nicole Regina White Memorial Scholarship winner

Gabrielle Archer Guill, attending Liberty University

Smithfield High School Graduating Class of 2016

  • Venture Crew President & Activity Chair
  • Sea Scout Boatsman & Coxswain
  • Girl Scouts – Bronze lifesaving Cross Mentorship
  • Hampton University Cancer Lab Mentorship
  • SHS Freshman Ignition – Mentor
  • Governor School
  • 2015 William & Mary Leadership Award
  • SHS Salutatorian
  • Red Cross CPR & First Aid Certified
  • Varsity Cross Country

2015 Nicole Regina White Memorial Scholarship winners

Emma Mcintyre – accepted to University of Virginia

Smithfield High School Graduating Class of 2015

  • 4H Camp Counselor
  • Volunteer Mentor for Equine Youth Challenge Sponsored by Mill Swamp Indian Horses
  • National Honors Society Tutor
  • Spanish Honors Society Tutor
  • Math Honors Society Tutor
  • Beta Club
  • Lifeguard
  • Mentorship at Hampton University in a Cancer Research Lab
  • STEM Teen Instructor at Governors School for Science and Technology Summer Camp

Bobby Dee Kennedy – accepted to Virginia Tech

Smithfield High School Graduating Class of 2015

  • 2014 William & Mary Leadership Award Recipient
  • Vice President of Beta Club
  • Member (Past President) Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society
  • Delegate at the Virginia Girls State Convention at Longwood University 2014
  • National Honor Society
  • Junior/Senior Class Officer
  • Varsity Field Hockey
  • Junior Varsity Softball
  • Manager of Varsity Wrestling Team

James Willett Nicole White 2014 Scholarship Recipient

2014 Nicole Regina White Memorial Scholarship winners

James Willett, attending Longwood University

Smithfield High School Graduating Class of 2014

  • Eagle Scout with Bronze and Gold palms
  • YMCA Leadership Club
  • Volunteer in the Southside Vineyard Youth Organization and Costa Rica Missions Board – providing services to the elderly and a board member that spearheaded trip to Costa Rica in fundraising efforts and trip planning
  • Co Captain Smithfield Academic Team – Lettered
  • National Beta Club
  • Smithfield High School Freshman Ignition Mentor
  • Smithfield High School Robotics Team
  • Smithfield High School Debate Team
  • JV/Varsity Sailing Team – Lettering & Pinned

We wish James the best at Longwood University


Meghan Grumbling Nicole White 2014 Scholarship Recipient

2014 Nicole Regina White Memorial Scholarship winner

Meghan Grumbling, attending The University of Virginia

Smithfield High School Graduating Class of 2014

  • Key Club – Leader in raising donations for Operation Smile
  • President of the Luter Family YMCA Teen Leadership Club – “club is dedicated to teaching good character, volunteerism and leadership skills to teens.”
  • YMCA Peninsula Community Executive Board Member – serving the Youth Development Committee.
  • Junior and Varsity Sailing Team
  • National Beta Club – Secretary
  • SHS Debate Team
  • Life guard and Swimming Instructor
  • American Cancer Society – Relay for Life Volunteer
  • National Honor Society – Treasurer
  • 2013 Luter Family YMCA Teen Volunteer of the year
  • The Randolph Macon College Book Award
  • The Virginia Pilot Scholastic Achievement Award
  • Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars – Elected Deputy Systems Manager
  • Virginia Girls State Smithfield High School Delegate – Elected Mayor of Ingles City

We wish Meghan the best at UVA


Ashley Black Nicole White 2013 Scholarship Recipient

2013 Nicole Regina White Memorial Scholarship winner

Ashley Black, attending Longwood University

Smithfield High School Graduating Class of 2013

Currently a Full member of the Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department for 2 years. Prior to becoming a full member her volunteer experience included:

  1. Contributed her time and effort to at least six semi annual fundraising BBQ banquets
  2. Assisted with over thirty five monthly “Firehouse Bluegrass” music concerts – These events enabled the Carrollton Volunteer Fire department to a achieve a level of community First Response capability.

On her own accord she became:

  1. American Red Cross first aide and CPR qualified.
  2. Passed in the 95 percentile the requirements for the Commonwealth of Virginia Basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. Upon graduating of the course she practiced as an EMT on the transport ambulances of the CVFD.
  3. She then continued on to volunteer in extensive training in firefighting. She was awarded the first level (FFI) Commonwealth certificate in Firefighting which included becoming proficient in HAZMAT awareness and operations.

Ashley’s SHS Activities included Beta Club, Key Club, Math Honor Society, Mentor for the Ignition program & member of the Sailing Team.

She has been employed with Bennett’s Creek Nursery and True Value Hardware through her high school years.

Ashley has shown a tremendous level of endurance and commitment to her community and school as shown through her volunteer accomplishments as well as becoming a young female volunteer firefighter all while being an exceptional SHS student.

We wish her the best at Longwood University


Caitlin Grumbling Nicole White 2012 Scholarship Recipient

2012 Nicole Regina White Memorial Scholarship winner

Caitlin Grumbling, University of Virginia

The Nicole R. White Memorial Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce its 2012 scholarship winner. She is Caitlin Grumbling, a senior from Smithfield High School. Caitlin received $5,000 to be used toward her higher education goals. She will be attending UVA in the Fall of 2012 as an Engineering Student. She plans to Major in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Business and/or Masters in Public Policy.

In Smithfield High School she showed leadership and community service by actively participating in the following:

  • Founder and President – Operation Smile Club in which she started and organized donations from the community and planned fundraising events to send surgical packets for a mission in Guatemala. “The Operation Smile Club builds awareness, raises funds and educates students about core values of commitment, leadership and volunteerism.”
  • Elected Mayor – American Legion Auxiliary Virginia Girls State Delegate
  • Captain – Varsity and JV Sailing
  • President – National Honor Society
  • Mentor – Ignition Mentorship Program
  • Leader – YMCA Leadership Club
  • Lifeguard – Eagle Harbor Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
  • Member – Beta Club; Key Club; National Honor Society; & Christian Outreach Program.

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2011 Nicole Regina White Memorial Scholarship

Nelson Ippolito, Hampden Sydney

  • The Nicole R. White Memorial Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce its 2011 scholarship winner. He is Nelson Ippolito, a senior from Smithfield High School. Nelson received $5,000 to be used toward his higher education goals. He will be attending Hampden Sydney University in the Fall 2011 to study Biology/Pre Med.

2010 Nicole Regina White Memorial Scholarship

  • Justin Crawley, Old Dominion University

2009 Nicole Regina White Memorial Scholarship

The Nicole R. White Memorial Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce its 2009 scholarship winner. She is Amy Godby, a senior from Smithfield High School. Amber received $5,000 to be used toward her higher education goals.

Here’s what Amy had to say about her selection:

When I think of Nicole’s scholarship I don’t think there are words to describe how honored I am to be the recipient. She has touched many lives and her legacy will live on through fellow Hokies, her family, friends, and this wonderful scholarship! Thank you so much and God Bless.

Sincerely,

Amy Godby

Congratulations, Amy! Best wishes for a bright future.


2008 Nicole Regina White Memorial Scholarship

Graduation_2The Nicole R. White Memorial Scholarship Fund selected its first recipient in 2008. She is Amber Nicole Walters, a senior from Smithfield High School. Amber received $5,000 to be used toward her higher education goals. The scholarship is the highest ever awarded to a Smithfield High student. While good academics is an important ingredient, the selection committee chose Miss Walters for her outstanding support for the community and staunch record of volunteerism.

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