Brigantine Beach Volleyball Association: Steve Hopp Scholarship

Steve Hopp Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mission Statement

Our mission is to establish a sustained volleyball scholarship program to aid high school students in the greater Atlantic County area.  Our ultimate goal is provide selected high school seniors with a cash scholarship, and also sponsor high school underclassmen for local volleyball camps to develop their volleyball skills.


Steve Hopp was a resident of Brigantine and dedicated much of his life to promoting the sport of volleyball.  His passion for the sport was well known by many and motivated numerous players throughout his life to play to the best of their ability.  Steve was an active leader who stood up to maintain the Brigantine Beach Volleyball Association (BBVA) alive during the latent years and eventually became president.  His involvement, as well as his wife Debbie, in the BBVA included fundraisers so that BBVA could provide a venue for the community to play and help promote the sport of volleyball.   

Steve is known to be the originator of the legendary barbecue held at the beach on 38th Street around the volleyball courts.  He passed away much too early in his life on a volleyball court doing what he loved.   

A scholarship program is being presented in his memory, so that his affinity for the sport could be remembered for years to come.  In an effort to honor Steve Hopp’s memory and address the need of volleyball programs in Atlantic County, the BBVA has created the Steve Hopp Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Scholarship season runs from October to April of each school year. Contact for additional info!!