College Scholarships

Dear Scholarship Applicant:

Old Dominion (VA) Chapter, The Links Incorporated is an organization of women from Prince William and other Northern Virginia counties. We are committed to educational, cultural and civic activities. We seek to provide programs of various enrichment experiences for those who are educationally disadvantaged and culturally deprived as well as provide support and encouragement for talented individuals. To accomplish the latter, we are committed to providing support to the youth of Prince William County through educational scholarships.

This year, Old Dominion (VA) Chapter will be awarding scholarships in the amounts of $1,250 to $2,500 to deserving students. The scholarships are as follows:

  • The Ethel L. Reaves Community Service Leadership Award ($2,500)
  • The Willa and George Dumas College Scholarship ($1,500 + $500 Sustaining Scholarship)
  • The Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCU) Scholarship ($1,250)
  • Two General Academic Scholarships ($1,250 each)

A description of each scholarship is included as a part of the application packet.

Only one application is necessary from each applicant. The scholarship and amount to be awarded will be based on criteria set by the Scholarship Committee.
Attached you will find an application for our college academic scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. The application is also located on our website: odclinks.org. You qualify, if you

  • are a graduating senior from a Prince William County high school;
  • have applied or have been accepted to a four-year college or university;
  • have at least at 3.0 grade point average;
  • show evidence of potential for success and leadership;
  • have good character; and
  • show evidence of volunteer/community service.

It should be noted that children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of members of the Links, Incorporated are ineligible to apply for one of our scholarships. Additionally, if you have received a full scholarship (academic, athletic or military appointment), you are ineligible.

Your completed application and supportive documents should be postmarked no later than February 13, 2020. Members of the scholarship committee will interview scholarship finalists on March 14, 2020 at a location to be determined in Prince William County. Scholarship recipients will be notified by Friday, March 20, 2020. If you have questions, you may email me at mondemnm2@aol.com. Or, you can reach me by phone at (703) 371-9380.

Sincerely,
Sharon G. Mondé
Scholarship Chair


COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

Old Dominion (VA) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated is proud to be able to award the following scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year. Scholarships will be awarded only to 2020 graduating seniors of Prince William County high schools. A GPA of at least a 3.0 is required of all applicants. Additionally, evidence of leadership, good character and volunteer/community service are important qualities. All scholarships will be paid directly to the college/university of choice of the recipients.

Reminder: Only one application is required. The Scholarship Committee will review/screen all applications, identify finalists, interview finalists, and select an awardee for each of the five scholarships.

The Ethel L. Reaves Community Service Leadership Award

In memory of Ethel L. Reaves, a registered nurse, who was a charter member of Old Dominion (VA) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated, we are honored to be able to offer a college scholarship in the amount of $2,500 in her name. Exemplary community service is required for this scholarship. The recipient has the choice of attending any accredited four-­‐year college or university.

The Willa and George Dumas College Scholarship

In honor of both Willa and George Dumas, who were instrumental in organizing Old Dominion (VA) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated, we are privileged to offer the only sustaining college scholarship in the amount of $1,500 this year. In addition, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to the same recipient for each of the remaining three years of enrollment at an accredited four-­‐year college or university of choice provided that he/she continues to maintain a 3.0 GPA and demonstrates evidence of leadership and community service.

Historically Black Colleges/Universities Scholarship (HBCUs)

In recognition, respect, and love for our HBCUs, we are offering a $1,250 scholarship to an applicant who will be attending an accredited four-­‐year HBCU. The selected applicant must meet the qualifications established by Old Dominion (VA) Chapter.

General Scholarships

Scholarships, in the amount of $1,250 each, will be awarded to students demonstrating academic achievement, leadership skills and evidence of providing service to their school and/or community.