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 Pogram honors the first two African-American graduates of Millikin University, 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.

Qualify for the LV Scholars Program

  • Display exemplary academic achievement that includes: minimum composite ACT score of at least 23 or SAT score of 1070 (combined math/verbal) and cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 (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 Person Statement
  • Successful Long-Vanderburg Scholars program interview on Millikin University's campus

Application Deadline - February 1 

Admitted students can access the application on myMILLIKIN (

Program Benefits

  • $2,000 annual scholarship totaling $8,000 over four years
  • Leadership opportunities in local community service initiatives
  • Service in the Long-Vanderburg Living-Learning Community