Healthcare Careers Exploring Program

A summer program  providing a one-of-a-kind camp for rising 10th, 11th, & 12th graders.

'Tis The Season for Giving

In this season of giving, please consider partnering with us to continue helping students achieve their dreams.
Your contribution will help light the spark for the next generation of healthcare professionals. All contributions are 100% tax deductible.

Thank you for your continued support!

What We Do

Supporting education through scholarships, SHEF is committed to growing the number of healthcare workers who live and work in Southside Virginia. Our service region includes the tri-cties of Petersburg, Hopewell and Colonial Heights and the counties of Dinwiddie, Prince George, Sussex and southeastern Chesterfield.

When residents from our region find great, well-paying jobs in our own backyard, they stay here, raise families here and build their lives here. Scholarship applications are accepted from individuals affiliated with the region as a resident, healthcare employee or student.

About Us

It takes commitment to ensure the Southside community benefits from top-notch healthcare, cutting-edge research and caring, qualified health professionals. SHEF believes this vision can easily be reality – if we support the talented students who live and work here.


Support from SHEF may take the form of an award, scholarship or forgivable loan. Individuals must be part of the following jurisdictions: Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George or Sussex County.