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
- $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 $5,000 LV travel grant to study abroad!
- Students could potentially become recipients of a total of $13,000 including the travel grant possibility.