Fannie Royster Cooke and Richard D. Cooke Sr.

Fannie Royster Cooke and Richard D. Cooke Sr.

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation received its first scholarship fund in 1951 when Fannie Royster Cooke and Richard D. Cooke Sr. of Norfolk created the Richard D. Cooke and Sheppard R. Cooke Scholarship in honor of their sons. The scholarship is for students at Union Presbyterian Seminary. Today, even though Fannie and Richard Cooke and their sons are deceased, their family scholarship continues its tradition of helping students.