The Wythe W. & Mary Holt Endowment was established by Mary A. Holt upon her passing. The late Wythe and Mary Holt had a long history with Hampton Roads Academy. Wythe was one of HRA’s founders and they sent their children and grandchildren to HRA. Through this endowment and annual award, the Holt family legacy will continue to have a positive impact on faculty and students for generations to come. The purpose of the endowment is to “expressly and exclusively provide for annual award(s) above and beyond normal faculty compensation to one or more members of the teaching faculty.”
To encourage faculty to pursue learning, international travel experience and/or research in areas of interest that will enrich their classroom teaching. Qualifying proposals may fall within a wide range of individual learning opportunities including international programs, scholarly research and other “hands on” experience.
Proposals for a Mary A. Holt Faculty Award must be submitted in writing to the Dean of Faculty by November 1. Applicants must clearly describe the nature and purpose of their projects; the methods by which they seek to fulfill it and how the project/experience/research will enrich the classroom experience for their students. Please also include the amount of funding requested. Finally, winners of the award(s) will be asked to present the results/findings/outcomes of their funded work to the faculty as appropriate. Funded independent study/research must be completed by September 1.Selection Process
The Headmaster’s selection committee will review all proposals and approve proposals on an annual basis. Successful proposals will be announced by January 1.Funding
Award amounts will vary, depending on the nature of the project and the funds available. At no time will the principal of the fund be invaded. Up to five (5 percent) of the annual endowment value will be awarded annually.