Long-Vanderburg Scholars Program
Recognizing Diversity, Leadership and Service
The Long-Vanderburg program recognizes high scholastic achievement among those 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 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA and actively participates in the program.
Program Benefits (*Starting Fall 2021)
- - $5,000 annual scholarship totaling $20,000 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 to an additional $5,000 LV travel grant to study abroad!
- Students could potentially become recipients of a total of $13,000 including the travel grant possibility.
Qualify for the LV Scholars Program
- Display exemplary academic achievement that includes a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
- Evidence of leadership, commitment to diversity and community service participation in high school and/or local community organizations
- Membership in any historically underrepresented group or demonstrated commitment to the advancement of these groups
- Impressive Long-Vanderburg Scholarship Application and Personal Statement
- Successful Long-Vanderburg Scholars program interview on Millikin University's campus
Admitted students can access the application on their VIP page.