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 Lavonia N. Brown Memorial Book Scholarship

 

Lavonia-Brown1The Lavonia Northington Brown Memorial book scholarship was established by the Washington, DC Chapter in 2013 to honor the memory of Lavonia N. Brown, VSU Class of 1952.  A chapter stalwart and loyal daugther of VSU, Lavonia served the chapter faithly for many years and was a life-time member of the VSU Alumni Association.   

This scholarship awards an eligible high school senior planning to attend Virginia State University (VSU) or a fulltime student who is already enrolled at VSU with a book scholarship in the amount of $500.00.  The scholarship is funded with proceeds from the Chapter's fundraisers, membership dues, and individual donations.  This scholarship is managed by the Chapter and is awarded to a student either currently enrolled at VSU or a current high school senior from the Washington, DC metropolitan area who will enroll at VSU during the fall or spring semester.  


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Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
 
High School Seniors 

  • Must complete the scholarship application 
  • Must have a minimum of a 2.7 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale  
  • Must be a resident of Washington, DC or one of the Maryland Counties of Prince George's or Montgomery Counties
  • Must submit the acceptance letter for admission to VSU (high school seniors only)
  • Must submit a high school transcript (high school seniors only)
  • Must write a 750-word essay about yourself and why you want to attend VSU (high school seniors only)
  • Must submit a recent photograph  
  • Must submit two letters of recommendation 


VSU Student

  • Must complete the scholarship application
  • Must have a minimum of a 2.7 GPA or better
  • Must be a resident of Washington, DC or one of the Maryland Counties of Prince George's or Montgomery Counties
  • Must submit a VSU transcript to verify GPA (college students only)
  • Must write a 500-word essay about yourself and your experiences at VSU (college students only).
  • Must submit a recent photograph  
  • Must submit two letters of recommendation 

Receiving Scholarships 
  • The Washington, DC Chapter Scholarship Committee has final authority regarding scholarship awards. The Scholarship Committee may authorize or withdraw scholarships at any time.
  • Scholarship funds will be applied to an account for the student to use for the purchase of books and supplies in the VSU Bookstore at the start of the semester.  Recipients will receive an award letter via email or by mail listing requirements necessary to accept the scholarship and to receive the scholarship funds. A thank-you letter must be submitted before the award is granted. Failure to do so by the given due date will result in cancellation of the scholarship, which will be awarded to another applicant.
  • This scholarship is not available for summer semester.
  • Students may receive only one book scholarship per academic year.


Renewing This Scholarship
This scholarship is 'renewable' for VSU college students only.  


Deadline 
March 31, 2017  (Application must be received by this date) 


Release of Information
In applying for, and accepting, a scholarship from the VSUAA-Washington, DC Chapter each recipient agrees that his/her grade-point average and other pertinent information may be released for publicity purposes or correspondence.  When accepting this scholarship, the recipient's photograph will be used to market our scholarship program.

Notification Instructions
It is the responsibility of each applicant to respond to notification of scholarship acceptance and/or any other correspondence from the Scholarship Committee. Failure to complete award requirements will result in loss of scholarship and/or repayment of funds, if applicable. 

Questions? Contact Us
If you have any questions, please email Jovon Gerald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.