Moton Family Challenge Scholarship

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The Moton Family Challenge seeks to award two $2,500 merit-based, renewable scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who are direct lineal descendants of students affected by the public school closings in Prince Edward County, Virginia, between 1959 and 1964. Applicants need not currently reside in Prince Edward County to be eligible for the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered eligible for the Moton Family Challenge Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a direct lineal descendant of a student(s) who was denied a public education, refused vouchers for local education, and/or was displaced by the public school closings in Prince Edward County, Virginia, between 1959 and 1964.
  • Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior with plans to enter an accredited two-year community college or four-year college or university in the fall semester following graduation.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP?
Contact Cainan Townsend, Director of Education and Public Programs

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