The Talegaonkar Medical Scholarship


To promote careers as Registered Nurses or Physicians by awarding scholarships to defray the costs of attendance at institutions of higher learning in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


The Talegaonkar Medical Scholarship was established in June 2001 by Dr. Talegaonkar to show his appreciation to the community that has supported him for the previous twenty-seven years of practicing medicine.


The scholarship is available to residents of the City of Hopewell, Prince George County, and the Enon District of Chesterfield County. Student interns working for John Randolph Foundation are eligible to apply; however, foundation trustees, other foundation employees and their immediate families (parents, spouses, brothers, sisters, and anyone claimed as a dependent for tax purposes) are not eligible to apply.

Scholarship Applicants Must

  1. Be attending or express an interest in attending a Virginia college as a full-time or part-time undergraduate (at least 6 hours per semester) or graduate student majoring in one of the traditional basic sciences, including but not limited to chemistry, biology, physics, or biochemical engineering or a student pursuing the requisite course of study for medical school or nursing school;
  2. Submit a completed “John Randolph Foundation Scholarship Application” ONLINE to include the required documents which must be uploaded with the application;
  3. Demonstrate financial need and;
  4. Must have a G.P.A. of 3.5 or better and a combined Math and Critical Reading SAT score of 1200 or better, or a Math, Critical Reading and written SAT score of 1800 or better

Criteria Scoring

  • (5 Points) Letters of Recommendation
  • (5 Points) Financial Need
  • (15 Points)Academics
  • (7 Points) Extracurricular Activities
  • (8 Points) Statement & Essay


The scholarship amount is $1,500 and will be paid directly to the school for current year tuition, fees, books purchased through the institution attended, and on-campus dormitory and meal plan expenses. The scholarship committee will review and evaluate all applications and announce awards each spring. The committee will also review and revise the scholarship policy and criteria as necessary.

Required Documents

All required documents must be uploaded with the application. Any mailed or hand-delivered documents will not be accepted.

  • Academic Transcript(s) (High School or College whichever applies.)
  • SAT Scores or Relevant Test Scores (GRE's, ACT, MCATS, etc.) - Check to see if SAT Test Scores are listed on your official high school transcript. If so, no need to submit separately.
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) – Submit pages 1 & 2 of the SAR Report which provides the EFC# (Expected Family Contribution) and Student’s Information – SAR and EFC# is generated from the completed FAFSA Application
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (Current)

Failure to submit the online application with all documents attached to the application by the deadline will disqualify an applicant from consideration for the The Talegaonkar Medical Scholarship. The John Randolph Foundation Scholarship Committee reserves the right to interview applicants in the final stages of selection.

The decision of the scholarship committee in all matters regarding scholarships is final. Canvassing a scholarship benefactor, any John Randolph Foundation trustee or employee shall result in immediate disqualification. Scholarship awards are subject to the availability of funds, meeting the criteria as outlined in the guidelines of the individual scholarship program and contingent upon acceptance and enrollment in an approved program.

John Randolph Foundation respects the privacy of scholarship applicants. Any personal or financial information will be used for the purpose of assessing the scholarship application and will be made available solely to the Foundation's staff and scholarship selection committee. We make every effort to maintain your confidentiality.

John Randolph Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Organization

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