College Scholarships

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

The five (5) scholarship awards are as follows:

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

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.

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

Two 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.

The scholarships can be used at any accredited four-year college, university, or community college. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 13, 2019. Please refer to applications for specifics. Only one application is necessary from each applicant. Applications are online and can be downloaded and printed from our website at


Only one application is required. Applications will be reviewed by members of Old Dominion (VA) Chapter, Services to Youth (STY) Facet, which focuses on youth in the Prince William County community. Finalists will be identified, interviews scheduled with the finalists, and an awardee selected for each of the five scholarships.

The scholarship and amount to be awarded will be based on criteria set by Old Dominion (VA) Chapter.

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 March 13, 2019. Members of the scholarship committee will interview scholarship finalists on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Minnieville Elementary School in Prince William County. Scholarship recipients will be notified on April 8th. If you have questions, you may email me at Or, you can reach me by phone at (703) 371-9380.


Sharon G. Mondé
Scholarship Chair