In 2015, Shan Hollen endowed this scholarship to support incoming first-year students who have graduated from a public high school in Rockingham County/Harrisonburg, Virginia Alumni Club region. Mr. Hollen is passionate about the University of Virginia having earned a degree in English Language and Literature. This scholarship seeks to support students with a similar passion for UVA.
The scholarship will be awarded annually to an incoming first-year student who best exemplifies the qualities of academic merit, leadership and citizenship. Preference will be given to students with financial need. Students should express why the University of Virginia was their first choice for college. The award for the 2019–20 year is $7,500 and can be renewed for 4 years of undergraduate study.