Great Bridge High School Paul C. Harris Memorial Scholarship

The Paul Charles Harris Memorial Scholarship was created in loving memory of Paul C. Harris, son of Charles and Lucinda Harris.

Paul graduated in June 2006 from Great Bridge High School and was a student at Tidewater Community College at the time of his passing. He was an outstanding soccer player, an Eagle Scout, an outdoors man, and a love of people and life. Paul was able to overcome his learning differences and continue on to college.

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist the average student with learning differences and a desire to earn a college degree with his/her financial responsibilities.

We want to honor someone who:

Has an ability to get along with others
Is respectful to teachers, coaches and peers
Has a positive attitude about life
Exhibits a friendly attitude
Is dedicated to putting forth a strong effort toward earning a college degree

Each year a scholarship will be given to a student(s) who is chosen by the scholarship committee.

To download an application or for questions, contact the Great Bridge High School Guidance Department at 757.482.4450.

Paul C. Harris YMCA Camp Silver Beach Memorial Scholarship Fund

Although Paul’s life was tragically cut shore at the young age of 18, a miracle continues to take place daily as the Paul Charles Harris YMCA Camp Silver Beach Memorial Scholarship Fund grows. These funds are invested with the YMCA of South Hampton Roads endowment in a designated fund, in honor or Paul, with the sole purpose of providing financial assistance for children to attend YMCA Camp Silver Beach on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, just as Paul did.

The Harris Family writes: “Paul loved camp. Our memories include those of his camp adventures at Camp Silver Beach: climbing the town, sailing, fishing, playing soccer, skiing, kayaking, enjoying camp fires, swimming, games and loving his friends new and old. Paul completed his Eagle Scout project at Camp Silver Beach building a gateway, benches and trash containers on the pathway to the Blacker Environmental Center. It is amazing to think about the children or teens who will be able to experience Camp Silver Beach in memory of Paul. Over the years, selected children will the have opportunity to learn a little about Paul and the generosity of friends and family who contribute to the endowment fund his memory. We thank all those who remember Paul in this extraordinary manner.”

For more information, please email Jennifer Credle at or call her at 757-442-4634. You can also look at the literature (application, brochure )and visit

Donations may also be sent to:

Camp Silver Beach
Paul C. Harris Memorial Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 69
Jamesville, VA 23398