Scholarships - Harry & Judy Wason Scholarship
The Harry & Judy Wason Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to Peninsula public school students who attend a Virginia four-year college, university or nearby community college. This scholarship is intended to provide educational assistance to students who have a financial need in order to attend college. Financial assistance is the most crucial factor, however the applicants involvement in the school and the community as well as work experience is considered.
Meet the Wasons, a Peninsula philanthropic power couple
Before Harry and Judy Wason got married 12 years ago, they had helped shape the region separately in their own careers and endeavors.
He had a career as a developer and is known as the visionary behind the creation of the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. She developed political strategies and managed the campaigns that helped elect U.S. senators.
And now together as a team, they feed off each other’s ideas and energy to take on new philanthropic ventures that will leave a legacy for years to come.
“I call it a partnership,” Judy Wason, 81, said. “I think having the partnership makes everything so much more fun and it makes our lives so much more interesting.” Read more...