Long-Vanderburg Scholars Program

Graduating student speaking

Recognizing Diversity, Leadership and Service

The Long-Vanderburg program recognizes high scholastic achievement among underrepresented students or students who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, leadership and community service.

The LV Program is named in honor of Millikin's first two African-American graduates, Fred Long and Marian Vanderburg. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years as long as the student maintains a 3.2/4.0 cumulative GPA and actively participates in the program.

Students must first submit their application for admission to Millikin University and receive an acceptance packet before they can apply for scholarships. Admitted students can access the application through their VIP page.

  • Hear from student Amelia Aayotte on her own experience as a Long-Vanderburg Scholar at Millikin.


    Program Benefits 

    • Up to $20,000 ($5,000 annually) over four years
    • Specialized courses designed to foster cultural, identity and leadership development
    • The LV Scholars Freshman Summer Leadership Academy
    • Residences in exclusive Living Learning Communities
    • Contribution to impactful service projects
    • Participation in distinctive LV programs and activities focused on preparing scholars for success
    • Global opportunities: Apply for an additional LV travel stipend to study abroad!
  • Scholarship for: First-Year & Transfer Students

    Amount: $20,000 ($5,000/year) + study abroad scholarship

    Deadline: January 15 (First-Year); April 1 (Transfer)