Jones and Lee Awarded 2019 Family Challenge Scholarships

Miss Ellis LaVonna Jones of Farmville, VA, granddaughter of Mrs. LaVonna Lyles and Miss Nia Shamar Lee of Rice VA granddaughter of Mrs. Irene Hurt each received a $2500 merit-based scholarship renewable for three years after the first award. Miss Jones will be attending Longwood University in the fall and Miss Lee will be attending The University of Virginia.

Moton Family Challenge Scholarships are awarded to college-bound high school seniors who are direct lineal descendants of students affected by the public school closings in Prince Edward County, VA from 1959 to 1964.  The scholarships are renewable to full-time students up to three years after the first award.

The Moton Family Challenge Scholarship committee is grateful for the strong support that we have received for this expanded mission in 2017 and honored to recognize these students and contribute to their college education. They are shining examples of our future leaders. This is the third year that this scholarship has been awarded and we hope that other eligible applicants will apply this fall so that they can achieve their dream. You do not have to reside in Prince Edward County to be eligible for scholarship.

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