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.


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 - January 6 

Admitted students can access the application on their VIP page.

Program Benefits

  • $2,000 annual scholarship totaling $8,000 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 5k LV travel grant to study abroad!
    • Students could potentially become recipients of a total of 13K including the travel grant possibility.