Scholarships for Leaders

Wednesday April 4 2012


Nigel C. Word '14 has received a 2012-2013 VFIC/Altria Leadership Scholarship administered by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.

Word is a business administration major with a minor in communications with an emphasis on social influence from Gretna, Va.

Tristan L. Boysaw '13, an accounting major from Wytheville, Va., received the scholarship last year.

These scholarships are made possible by generous donations from Altria. The VFIC/Altria Leadership Scholars are nominated by their respective college or university president during the second semester of their sophomore year. This prestigious award provides $10,000 in scholarship funding - $5,000 for each student's junior year and an additional $5,000 for their senior year, contingent on continuing to meet or exceed the original scholarship requirements.

"We are grateful to Altria for its continuing support of these students," said Tom Morris, president of the VFIC. "With its loyal generosity for the past 57 years, we have been able to reward talented and dedicated young men and women with much needed funding to enhance and continue their undergraduate education."

Founded in 1952, the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges is a nonprofit fund-raising partnership supporting the programs and students of 15 leading private colleges in the Commonwealth: Bridgewater College, Emory & Henry College, Hampden-Sydney College, Hollins University, Lynchburg College, Mary Baldwin College, Marymount University, Randolph College, Randolph-Macon College, Roanoke College, Shenandoah University, Sweet Briar College, University of Richmond, Virginia Wesleyan College, and Washington and Lee University.