The Diane D. Anderson Scholarship

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The Diane D. Anderson Scholarship was created upon Mrs. Anderson’s retirement in 2010 after 37 years of service to Virginia Beach City Public Schools. 
The Diane D. Anderson Scholarship

The Scholarship

The Diane D. Anderson Scholarship was created upon Mrs. Anderson’s retirement in 2010 after 37 years of service to Virginia Beach City Public Schools. The purpose of the Diane D. Anderson Scholarship is to provide assistance to students continuing their education who have shown integrity, a strong work ethic, and exemplary school/school system service while participating in student activities. 

The scholarship amount awarded is currently $2000.

The Legacy

After graduating from Longwood College, Mrs. A began her teaching career in Danville, Virginia, before moving back to Virginia Beach to teach at Kempsville Junior High School where she also coached field hockey and gymnastics.  In 1977, she joined the central administration Student Activities Office and became the Coordinator of Student Leadership.  While in this position, she served as an adviser to City-Wide SCA, implemented the Elementary Leadership Workshop held every fall, and assisted in developing the Beach District Sportsmanship Award. 

In 1988, she was named National Workshop Director of the Year.  Moreover, she is a recipient of the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Regional Award of Merit, and in 1998 was named a VHSL Torch of Honor winner.  In addition to serving as the director of the Virginia Beach Leadership Workshops, Mrs. A was a member of the inaugural VHSL Student Leaders Conference Planning Committee and was a co-chairman of the 2002 NASC National Student Leaders Conference.

Diane Derrick Anderson Vice President

From 1967 to 2010, Mrs. A spent every summer “workin’ on a workshop” – it’s only fitting that this scholarship is awarded to a student leader who shows the same dedication, work ethic, and integrity that its namesake embodies.

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Scholarship Documents

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Scholarship Information
Scholarship Application
Recommendation Form

Diane D. Anderson Scholarship Recipients ​

YearRecipientsSchool
2011Shenel LambiroCox
2011Alexander "Alex" SteckrothOcean Lakes
2012Andrew StoneGreen Run
2013Hailey SabolSalem
2014Aaron BanasiewiczPrincess Anne
2015Michael HorthOcean Lakes
2015Natalie NapolitanoFirst Colonial
2016Shaina MoondraBayside
2017Delanie PeacottSalem
2018Amarah GrayKempsville
2019Andrea "Andie" PemberFirst Colonial
2019Isabella VirtucioLandstown
2020Chase BrophyKempsville
2020Reed WilliamsKellam
2021Juliana "Julie" ConzaKellam
2022Ryan SauerBayside
2023Naomi GedamuLandstown
2024Ralitsa HovanessianOcean Lakes
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