The Tidewater Drillers provides grants to students accepted to an accredited college or university that were members of the organization during their elementary, middle and/or high school years for a minimum of two full seasons.

Funds for the Drillers Scholarship are raised at our annual golf tournament in October.

Grants are awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Length of service – number of years as a Driller
  • Value to the organization on and off the field
  • High school grade point average
  • Extracurricular activities

All grants are for one year.  Applicants may reapply for the number of years the player was active as a Driller, up to a maximum of 4 years.

To apply for a scholarship, new applicants must submit an essay/letter of request.  Applicants may submit letter of recommendation and/or other documentation.

New applicant essay/letter of request must include the following:

  • State the number of years and age divisions you played as a Driller and positions played on the field
  • State “what you have gained by being a Driller”
  • State your goals for college

Renewed letters of request should include:

  • Academic accomplishments in college (grade point average)
  • Athletic involvement in college, if any (intercollegiate, intramural, etc)
  • Extracurricular activities while in college
  • Any continued involvement in the Driller Organization

The Tidewater Drillers Board of Directors reviews and awards all financial aid grants.

Deadline to apply for a grant is June 15th.  Grant winners will be informed of their grant by June 30th.

Submit applications via email to tidewaterdrillers@gmail.com with the subject line -“Tidewater Drillers Scholarship Application “or mail to Driller Nation 2241 Russet Leaf Lane Virginia Beach, VA  23456.