Portsmouth, Va. — Elizabeth River Crossings has awarded eight local high school graduates with its annual Good Citizen Scholarship which commends students who consistently reflect excellence in character, demonstrate leadership, and make positive contributions to both their school and community.
Each year, one graduating senior from each public high school in Portsmouth and Norfolk is selected to receive a $6,000 scholarship, disbursed in $1,500 increments across four years, for any college, trade school or post-secondary institution, so long as the student provides proof of enrollment each year.
Since 2016, ERC has awarded more than $200,000 to local high school seniors pursuing advanced education.
This year’s recipients were actively involved in extracurricular activities such as Varsity Sports, Chorus, Environmental Clubs, Mock Judiciary Club, Model UN, Scholastic Bowl, Theater, and various honor societies and leadership programs. These students are also dedicated volunteers at local churches, schools, and more.
“It is our pleasure to continue to recognize and reward local students for their academic success and commitments to both community and service, especially in the face of ongoing challenges. This year’s scholarship recipients aspire to further their education, and we’re honored to support their efforts,” said Anna Bonet, chief executive officer.
The 2022 ERC Good Citizen Scholarship recipients are:
Dionna Butts, I.C. Norcom High School
Darria Hunter, Manor High School
Taylor Corprew, Booker T. Washington High School
Brian Cohn, Granby High School
Joi Hicks, Lake Taylor High School
Nicholas Samson, Norview High School
Tonantzin Green, Maury High School
Luis Morales, Churchland High School
In the fall, these recipients will be attending the College of William & Mary, Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, University of Lynchburg, and Virginia Tech.
Elizabeth River Crossings (ERC), officially Elizabeth River Crossings OpCo, LLC, is a limited liability company owned by Abertis and Manulife Investment Management. ERC’s sole purpose is to finance, deliver, operate and maintain the Elizabeth River Crossings facilities which include the Downtown and Midtown Tunnels and the MLK Freeway extension, as part of a 58-year public-private partnership (PPP or P3) with the Virginia Department of Transportation. ERC also provides incident response for the West Norfolk and Berkley Bridges, although operations of these bridges remain with VDOT.