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.

Scholarship for: 
$20,000 ($5,000/year) + $5,000 study abroad scholarship
January 15 (First-Year); April 1 (Transfer)