The Robert Russa Moton Museum and its partners offer several scholarships for college-aged or college-bound students.

Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship

Brown v. Board exhibit at Moton Museum
  • Statewide scholarship program conducted by Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Committee
  • Awarded annually to individuals denied an education in public schools of Virginia between 1954-64 in jurisdictions in which the public schools were closed to avoid desegregation
  • As of 2023, recipients may also be descendants of persons eligible under scholarship’s original criteria

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Moton Legacy Scholarship

Moton Civil Rights Memorial in Richmond
  • Created by Longwood University Board of Visitors
  • Awarded annually to a Longwood student who, in a contemporary context, ideals espoused by those who fought for equal opportunity in Longwood’s home communities of Farmville and Prince Edward during civil rights era
  • Covers full tuition for one year

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Moton Family Challenge Scholarship

Moton Student Voices
  • Awarded annually to two college-bound high schools seniors
  • Recipients must be direct lineal descents of students affected by public-school closing in Prince Edward County, Va., from 1959-64
  • Renewable for up to three years after first award
  • Funded by money raised during Moton Family Challenge

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