Newby/Sentara Scholars Program
Dr. Keith Newby wears many hats as a Cardiologist, the Medical Director of Health Equity for Sentara Healthcare and the Founder/President of the Newby Foundation. He is most proud to be a Norfolk native who was educated by the finest at Maury High School, Norfolk State University and EVMS. Therefore, when he created the Sentara Scholars Program, there was no doubt he would focus on schools in the Norfolk Public School System!
Dr. Newby has received a grant from Sentara to fund the program and is working in partnership with Centura College, Aviation Institute of Maintenance or Tidewater Technical. Here are the highlights:
• Scholarships are available for 5 graduating seniors at Booker T. Washington and Granby High Schools who are interested in pursuing a trade, vocation or technical education at Centura College, Aviation Institute of Maintenance or Tidewater Technical. They can pursue any one of the 23 programs of studies offered by these three institutions.
• Our only requirement is that the students be individuals who can benefit from the academic and financial support being offered.
• The students will attend a 6-week Career Development Prep Course to be held on Saturday mornings, prior to their high school graduation. This course is designed to prepare the students for success at the next level including:
◦ Financial Literacy
◦ Conflict Management
◦ Customer Service
◦ Critical Thinking Exercises
◦ Hand Tool Identification & Safety
◦ Understanding Measurements
◦ Hazardous Waste Safety
◦ Lock Out Tag Out Procedures
◦ Microsoft Office Skills
◦ Instructions and Assembly
• Each Newby/Sentara Scholar will be partnered with a mentor who will guide and support them thru school and the start of their career.
• Upon graduation, they will be guaranteed an interview with a top tier employer in the area who is looking to hire skilled labor.
The best part is that after successful completion of the program, the scholarship will allow them to graduate student debt-free!
It is our hope this opportunity will positively impact the trajectory of their lives and we are excited to embark on this journey with these deserving young people!