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 3.2/4.0 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.

Program Benefits 

  • - $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!

Qualify for the LV Scholars Program

  • - Display exemplary academic achievement that includes a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 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.

Long-Vanderburg Program Spotlights

LV Program

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Long-Vanderburg Program makes Millikin Scholars feel at home

LV Scholar

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Long-Vanderburg Scholar on pace to become international physician
Scholarship for: 
$20,000 ($5,000/year) + $5,000 study abroad scholarship
January 15 (First-Year); April 1 (Transfer)