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Scholar-Athlete Awards Program

Scholar-Athlete Awards Program

Since its start in 1992, Sports Backers and the Richmond Times-Dispatch have partnered to recognize the accomplishments of the region's finest student-athletes, awarding over $1,236,500 in college scholarships. On June 1, 2020, twenty student-athletes, along with the Williams Mullen Community Impact Award winner and Raymond D. Patterson and Cheryl Oliver Memorial Scholarship recipients, were recognized, and $63,500 in scholarships were awarded.

Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner

The dinner scheduled for June 1, 2020 has been cancelled but the show must go on, virtually that is!

Cheryl Oliver & Ray Patterson Scholarships

In an effort to better serve high school scholar-athletes in RVA, Sports Backers has created two scholarships geared towards students that demonstrate financial need.


Since its start in 1992, this program has awarded $1,236,500 in scholarships to 580 outstanding high school student-athlete seniors in recognition of their hard work both on the field and in the classroom.