Hampton University announced that the Foundation for Grammy awarding-winning artist Missy Elliott has provided a gift of $20,000 to fund a new, current-use scholarship for the Atlanta Chapter of the National Hampton Alumni Association (NHAA). 

“Missy Elliott hails from Portsmouth Virginia, and we thought it fitting that her contribution allowed us to fund this important scholarship for students. We are so excited to able to help students with the funding this contribution will allow,” said George White, President of the Atlanta NHAA Chapter.

The national NHAA President, Willie Williams, said, “We have embarked on a 12-month effort to raise funds for students who are unable to get their tuition and other fees covered. We call it our Gap Funding scholarship. Without help from generous donors, our students would be unable to remain at Hampton and; therefore, in many cases, would be unable to complete their college education. We will be forever grateful to Ms. Elliott and her foundation for their support.”

An event was held earlier this year and proceeds from that event are also being put toward the new Atlanta Chapter’s Current Use Scholarship fund