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A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required for scholarships unless otherwise specified by the donor.

The Ulyssess W. Russell Memorial Scholarship – is given by Dr. Virginia H. Russell, and friends, in loving memory of her husband, who greatly enjoyed competitive sports.   The interest from a principal sum to be awarded annually to an outstanding participant in the athletic program, who is in good standing with the College, and whose cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0.              

The George E. Walker, Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Math or Science - Awarded for excellence in Science or Mathematics and is given by Dr. Violet A. Henighan.

The Meade B. Coleman Award is given in memory of Meade Bernard Coleman, an alumnus of Saint Paul’s College and also an outstanding elementary educator of Brunswick County.   The purpose of this award is to stimulate interest in educating the youth of Brunswick County.  To be eligible, the recipient must meet these requirements:  adhere to the principles of Saint Paul’s College; be an Afro-American resident of Brunswick County; be a student of good   character; have the approval of the faculty in the Elementary Education Department.   In the event a Brunswick County resident cannot be identified, residents from neighboring counties may be considered.   Education majors in general will be considered if no elementary education candidates meet the rest of the criteria.

The Alpha Kappa Mu Award is given annually by the Alpha Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society to the member of the sophomore class who has the highest cumulative average of 3.00 or above. The amount is to be applied to the purchase of textbooks in the junior year.

The Mansfield J. and Mabel Davis Boykin Memorial Scholarship - Awarded by the Penisula Chapter of the Saint Paul’s College Alumni Association to two students.  The recipients must reside in Hampton and/or Newport News and perform above average academically.

The C.R.C. Chemistry Award – is presented by the C.R.C. Press in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement in chemistry during the freshman year.   It is designed to encourage and sustain student interest in the sciences.  The award consists of a certificate of achievement and a complimentary copy of the New Edition of C.R.C. Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.

The Arthur Ben Chitty Scholar - An endowed scholarship awarded to an outstanding student displaying academic excellence and the ideals of the College.

The Jesse C. Byrd Memorial Scholarship - One scholarship given by alumni of Saint Paul’s College, friends, family, former students, and other citizens residing in the Freeman section of Brunswick County, Virginia, in memory of the late Reverend Jesse C. Byrd, an alumnus.   To be eligible, the recipient must be:  a resident of the Freeman area of Brunswick County; be completing the freshman, sophomore, or junior year, with a cumulative average of 2.50 or better and give evidence of contributing positively to the life of the College.

The G. MacLaren Brydon Scholarship -Given annually to an outstanding student enrolled in the College. The amount is to be applied toward the expenses for attendance at the College.  In selecting the person, the following characteristics are to be observed:  character, academic achievement, loyalty to the College, overall personality, and leadership and potential for future growth and development. 

The Giles B. Cooke Scholarship is given by Miss Katherine G. Cooke, daughter of Reverend Giles B. Cooke, as a memorial scholarship.   The Reverend Cooke was a longtime friend of the founder   of Saint Paul’s College.  To be eligible, the student must be completing the junior year, must have demonstrated high scholarship, good character, and must be judged to interpret the ideals of the College.

The Otelia Russell Deane Davis Memorial Scholarship - Given by Dr. Morgan R. Deane and Dr. Robert A. Deane in honor of their mother, Mrs. Otelia Russell Deane Davis, and awarded to a student, male or female, who is a resident of Brunswick County, has a good spiritual character, and is in good academic standing.

The Bravid W. Harris Award - Given annually to an outstanding student enrolled in the College. The amount is to be applied toward the expenses of attendance at the College.   In selecting the person, the following characteristics are to be observed:  character, academic achievement, leadership and potential for future growth and development.

The Alpha Kappa Alpha  Scholarship - Given annually by the Gamma Lambda Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to a student whose scholarship is above average and whose personal attributes are exemplary.

The Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship - Given by the Lawrenceville Alumnae Chapter in memory of Dr. Theodora R. Boyd, who stood for high scholarship, and who made a noteworthy contribution to the College during her tenure as professor of English and French.  The scholarship is awarded to a student who possesses good character, a wholesome personality and an acceptable scholastic record.

The Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship - Given annually by the Epsilon Omicron Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., to a student who has exhibited scholastic proficiency, high moral standards and qualities of leadership commensurate with the aims and objectives of Saint                Paul’s College.

The Omega Psi Phi Scholarship is given annually by Omicron Omega of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. to a freshman or sophomore who shows positive indication of high scholarship and strong moral influence.

The Reader’s Digest Award - Given annually to an outstanding young man or lady enrolled in the College.   The amount is to be applied toward expenses for his or her attendance at the College.   In selecting the person, the following characteristics are to be observed:  character, academic achievement and potential for future growth and development.

The J. Alvin Russell Scholarship - Given annually by the children of the late Dr. J. Alvin Russell, second President of Saint Paul’s College and Priest of the Church, to a young man or woman who is entering the junior class and who has maintained average scholarship, has contributed significantly to the improvement of the College community, has shown promise of constructive leadership, and has demonstrated dedication to  ideals of Christian living.

The Virginia Morgan Russell Memorial Award - The interest on an endowment fund given by the women of the Saint Paul’s Memorial Chapel in memory of the wife of the founder of the College.   The award is given to a student with Christian character, effective leadership ability, and who is in good standing with and loyal to the spirit and tradition of the College.

The Elmer V. and Gladys F. Mosee Memorial Scholarship - Established by Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses W. Russell, and supported by other family members, in loving memory of Elmer and Gladys Mosee (St. Louis, Missouri).   The interest from a   principal sum is to be awarded to a rising senior, majoring in a business program, whose cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.30, who is in good standing with the College, and who receives the vote of the Business Faculty.

The A. H. Turner Scholarship is given annually to an outstanding student residing in Brunswick County who desires to attend Saint Paul’s College.  The amount of the scholarship represents interest from a legacy left the College by A.H. Turner, longtime treasurer of Saint Paul’s College.

The Mamie E. Venable Memorial Scholarship - Given to a junior who is in good standing with the College, who shows real promise as a potential teacher and who has a cumulative average of not less than 3.00.   The student should be a resident of Southside Virginia.

The Granville Cecil and Katherine Woods Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in 1984 by the Very Reverend and Mrs. G.  Cecil Woods in memory of his parents.   Dr. Woods was formerly Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Frank E. and Estelle Rone Younger Scholarship - Given annually by the family in honor of their parents who devoted their efforts in promoting education.   To be awarded to any student who has a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average and has proven to be representative of the College’s goals.  

The Eva Tate-Walter E. Lawrence Family Scholarship was established in 1984 by Margaret Lawrence Lofton in honor of her cousin, Eva Tate and Mrs. Lofton’s father, Walter E. Lawrence, and family.   Mr. Lofton’s brother, Walter E. Lawrence, Jr., and Mrs. Tate’s brother, Walter L. Tye, are graduates of Saint Paul’s College.

The Alden Scholar Award - An Alden Scholar must be a junior or senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree program in Business Administration, Mathematics or Natural Science with a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.00; and must have the approval  of the faculty of the department.

Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges - Students are selected for this award based on scholarship, participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, citizenship, service to the school, and promise of future growth and development.  Certificate.

The Members of Alpha Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society - Honorable Mention.

The Alice J. Travis Scholarship for Business Students - The interests on an endowed fund given primarily by Mrs. Alice Johnson Travis, alumna and long-time contributor to the College.  The recipient of the scholarship must be a rising junior or senior; must demonstrate effective leadership and management skills; and must have an overall grade point average of not less than 3.00.

The Lenora Emogene Grammar Endowed Scholarship - Forty thousand dollars is to be placed in a certificate of deposit to establish an endowed scholarship in memory of Lenora Emogene Grammar.  The interest generated is to be given to an Elementary Education major for her or his four years at Saint Paul’s College or for such length of time that a student is identified and has declared an elementary education major.  The student must have a 3.00 average or above and in the junior year and must pass the Praxis Examination to remain qualified for the scholarship.  The recipient will receive that full amount of interest generated by the principal.

The Whitehead Memorial Scholarship - Given to a junior business major whose emphasis is accounting or management, who has the highest average in accounting, and whose general scholastic average is at least 3.25.

The Walter and Stella G. Barnes Endowed Scholarship - Given by Dr. Clara Barnes Jenkins in memory of her parents. The interest from a principal of $12,000 to be given yearly to a rising senior, majoring in elementary education, whose cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.25, who possesses good character, and who receives the vote of the education faculty.

The William H. Whitehurst Award in Elementary Education This award is to be given to the senior at Saint Paul's College with the highest GPA in elementary education.

The Lucille Whitehurst Award in History – Presented to the student with the highest average in history or political science, in memory of the late Mrs. Lucille Jones Whitehurst, a graduate of the 1922-class salutatorian and winner of the Historian Gold Medal for the highest continuous achievement in history for a five-year period.

The Carol Whitehurst Williams Award in Business Education – To be given to a student majoring in business education at Saint Paul's College with a 3.0 GPA or better.

The Vulcan Materials Company Saint Paul's Centennial Scholarship – is given by the Vulcan Materials Company and to be awarded preferably to relatives of Vulcan employees at the quarry in Lawrenceville. Secondary preference will be given to residents of Brunswick County, Virginia, where Lawrenceville is located.

The William Edward Burghartdt Dubois Award – is given to the Greek letter organization of Saint Paul's College with the highest cumulative grade point average of its active Inter-fraternal or Pan Hellenic members with a 2.50 GPA or better. The purpose of this award is to create a sense of competitive academic spirit and scholastic achievement between the member organizations of the Council.

The Henry A. Lifsey Memorial Athletic Fund Scholarship – is given annually by Mrs.Selma D. Lifsey, as scholarship awards or grants in aid of worthy athletes.

The Alumni Valedictory Award – Given annually by the Saint Paul's College National Alumni Association to the highest ranking candidate for graduation.

The Invincibles' Academic Achievement Award – Given by the Invincibles of the Class of 1950 to a student who has completed the junior year and later enrolls as a senior during the next semester; demonstrated outstanding academic ability as reflected in his/her cumulative academic average of at least 3.50; has the ability to apply his/her learning to problematic situations and make effective decisions, and has the ability to communicate effectively with others verbally and in writing.  (Presented at the Alumni Day Luncheon).

The Helen Drumgold Anthony Endowed Scholarship – was established by Earl and Karen (Walton) Gee in 1999.  The guidelines are:  each year Saint Paul's College shall award one sophomore or junior a $1,000.00 scholarship; the scholarship recipient must have at least a cumulative 2.6 grade point average or better; nominees for the scholarship who have the strongest financial needs shall be given preference in awarding the scholarship; male or female students in any major; consideration shall be given to the personality, extra curricular activities, sportsmanship, and leadership ability of the nominee and preference in awarding the scholarship shall be given to students from the following counties or cities in Virginia:  Brunswick, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Mecklenburg, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Emporia, and Chesterfield.

Barbara Maclin Scholarship  is given by the Richmond Metro Chapter of Saint Paul's College Alumni Association.  The guidelines are:  applicant must be a full-time student; have a G.P.A. of 2.0; applicant will receive $500.00 per semester, to begin the second semester of the sophomore year; applicant is eligible for the scholarship until graduation or up to four years; applicant must be from the Richmond and surrounding areas, with the Richmond students receiving top priority; and if an applicant's G.P.A. falls below 2.0, he/she loses the scholarship for one semester, however, if at the end of the semester his/her G.P.A. becomes 2.0 or better, the scholarship is reinstated.

Meekins-Scott Political Science Scholarship Award – Established by Walton D. Meekins, Sr. and William E. Scott, Summa Cum Laude Graduates, Class of 1992.  The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding academic excellence in the area of History/Political Science.  The recipient of this scholarship award must be a junior majoring in History/Political Science with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better.   The student should not only demonstrate outstanding academic excellence, but should also demonstrate good citizenship.

The Olive Vaughan Marks Endowed Scholarship – Established by her son, Mr. A. Richard Meningall, in 1996.  The guidelines are:  to be awarded to one incoming freshman or rising sophomore majoring in Education; recipient must maintain a minimum grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; nominees for the scholarship who have the strongest financial needs, shall be given preference in awarding the scholarship; male or female students are to be eligible for the scholarship; the same student may receive the scholarship in succeeding years until graduation, if standards for the scholarship are maintained; and consideration shall be given to the personality, co-curricular activities, and leadership participation of the nominee in awarding the scholarship.

The Wesley/Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund – was established on December 2, 1994 by Larnell Robert and Pearl Wesley Parker as a retirement gift to Saint Paul's College in memory of their parents, Warner and Gladys Frye Wesley and Merritt Clinton and Violet Kea Parker.

The Mattie P. Roberson Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is given in memory of Mrs. Mattie P. Roberson by her family and friends and in recognition of her strongly held convictions regarding the importance of education.  Given annually to assist a deserving student pursuing studies leading to teacher certification at the elementary or secondary school level.  The student, selected by the College, is to have earned at least thirty academic credit hours at Saint Paul's College and to have maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average.

The Tammy Thompson King Scholarship – Established by the Saint Paul's College Class of 1987 in memory of Mrs. Tammy Thompson King, a member of the Class of 1987. The following criteria are to be used in selecting the recipient:  the student must be a rising junior or senior; must be a business major; must have a G.P.A. of at least a 2.5 and must be a resident of Brunswick County; should one or more of these criteria not be met, then the Chairman of the Business Department should submit to the Scholarship Committee names of students who he/she feels most closely meet these qualifications.

The Virginia H. Russell Endowed Scholarship– Established in 1998 through funds generated by former students, family, and friends in honor of Dr. Virginia H. Russell, former Professor of Education, and Chairman of the Department of Business and Education at Saint Paul's College.   The following criteria for the scholarship are: to be given annually to a junior at the college; recipient must be enrolled in one of the business programs; must be active in a departmental organization, such as Phi Beta Lambda; must demonstrate business like qualities; must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and the recipient must receive the recommendation of the business faculty.

The Woodrow R. Packer Endowed Scholarship – Established in recognition of the outstanding services of Woodrow Packer, a former professor, dean of men, and Vice President Student Affairs at Saint Paul's College.  The scholarship was made possible through the work of Dean Packer's family, former students and his many friends.   In keeping with the wishes of the Honoree, Dean Packer, the following requirements must be met:  an annual scholarship will be given to a deserving sophomore or junior attending Saint Paul's College; the recipient(s) must have demonstrated leadership ability; participated in community service, exhibited honest, integrity, diligence, and other positive and caring character traits, and the recipient(s) must have earned at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average.

The William Alfred, Jr. and Louise Guenveur-Streat Scholar (A Restricted Endowed Scholarship) – An endowed scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to the senior student who has maintained the highest academic average for three consecutive years at Saint Paul's College.  Funded by Louise Guenveur-Streat in memory of her architect husband, William Alfred Streat, Jr., a graduate and benefactor of Saint Paul's College.  The Scholarship aims to encourage scholarly achievement at the undergraduate level.

The Class of 1956 Endowed Scholarship Fund – Established by the Class of 1956 at the Fortieth Class Reunion in honor of Mrs. Jugurtha Byrd for thirty-eight years of loyal service to Saint Paul's College.  The interest from this fund will help to defray expenses for a student attending Saint Paul's College.  This student must have and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.60.   The student must be a sophomore and the scholarship is renewable each year until graduation.

Florence T. Ridley Scholarship Fund - This scholarship was founded December 31, 1991, upon the retirement of Florence T. Ridley.  The fund will provide a yearly scholarship for a deserving District of Columbia Public School graduate who will attend Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia.

The Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church of Bon Air, Virginia was established by anonymous couple from Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church in Bon Air, Virginia, prompted by a desire to assist young people in obtaining a college education.  Interest from the fund will be used annually to defray the expenses of one or more worthy deserving Saint Paul’s College students.  The recipients will be selected by the College Scholarship Committee. When possible, the recipient will be from the greater Richmond Virginia area.

The Elmer V. And Gladys D. Mosee Memorial Scholarship Fund - Given by Mr. and Mrs. Ulyssess W. Russell in loving memory of Elmer V. and Gladys D. Mosee (St. Louis, Missouri).  The interest from the principal sum is to be awarded to a rising senior, majoring in a business program, whose cumulative grade point average is at least 3.3, who is in good standing with the College, and who receives the vote of the Business Faculty.

Adeliaide W. Showalter Scholarship Fund - The scholarship is to be given to an academically talented single parent with financial need who plans to teach in the Virginia Public School System upon graduation.  Preference will be given to students from Western Virginia (west of US Route 29), but is open to any graduate of a Virginia Public High School.

The Jeannette Lane Cole Endowed Scholarship Fund - The Jeannette Lane Cole Scholarship, Professor Emeritus of Saint Paul’s College, named Saint Paul’s College as a beneficiary of her estate in the amount of $10,000 to establish a scholarship fund for deserving and needy students.  The qualifications for Cole Scholars are as follows:  must be an active member of Alpha Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society; must have a verifiable financial need; must be a full-time student at Saint Paul’s College; candidates must submit a one-page essay that shows an awareness of the unique challenges that face Saint Paul’s College as a faith based institution promoting the objectives set forth by the Founder James Solomon Russell.

The Thomas M. And Katherine T. Law Fund (Endowed Scholarship) was established by Dr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Law who are both alumni of Saint Paul’s College.  This fund will be used to award scholarship support to students who have demonstrated academic excellence during their educational careers at Saint Paul’s College.  The recipients thereafter will be known as The Thomas M. and Katherine T. Law Scholars.  The criteria for the recipients of The Law Fund are as follows:  students should be enrolled at Saint Paul’s College on a full-time basis; students should have demonstrated success in their educational endeavors with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 earned at Saint Paul’s College (sophomore or junior); students should have some proven level of financial need; students preferably should be in Teacher Education or Business related curriculum; students must submit applications, along with a statement of goals/aspirations, to the College’s Scholarship Committee; students are eligible to reapply for this scholarship throughout their matriculation at Saint Paul’s College.  One award will be made each year unless otherwise notified in writing; recipients shall be selected by the College’s Scholarship Committee and students must have demonstrated some leadership abilities.

Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship - This award is for the student who best exemplifies the life and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King.  This is our top award and goes beyond need and G.P.A.  The student must submit an essay about Dr. King to the panel for review.

The George I. Alden Trust - Established by the trustees of the George I. Alden Trust, desiring to promote scholarly performance of junior and senior students at Saint Paul’s College pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree program in business administration or mathematics and natural science.  The student must have a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.00, and must have the approval of the faculty of his/her respective department.

ROTC Incentive Award - Established by Mr. Glenn Best, graduate of Saint Paul’s College.  Cadets will be selected by the ROTC cadre and the names will be submitted to the Scholarship Committee.  Stipulations for this award are as follows:  restricted to any ROTC cadet who is a resident of Lynchburg, Virginia; in the event that there are no students from Lynchburg, Virginia, it may be awarded to any ROTC cadet; the cadet must be either MS 2, MS 3 or MS 4; the cadet must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The Hazel R. Fowlkes Endowed Scholarship - The Hazel R. Fowlkes Endowed Scholarship was established by Attorney Earl J. Gee in 1998.  Mrs. Hazel R. Fowlkes gave support and encouragement to Attorney Gee while he was a student at Saint Paul’s College.  The guidelines are as follows:  to be awarded to one sophomore or junior each year; scholarship recipient must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.6 or better and nominees for the scholarship who have the strongest financial needs shall be given preference in awarding the scholarship.

The Jacob O. Adesuyi Organic Chemistry Award Established in 1981 by Dr. Sunday A. Adesuyi in memory of his father, Jacob Owolabi Adesuyi and presented to the student judged by the Professor of the course as the most outstanding student.  Also, the recipient must have a 3.00 cumulative grade point average or better.

The Barbara Berkley Memorial Award for Excellence in Biology is awarded by the faculty in the Science and Mathematics Department for academic excellence in memory of Ms. Barbara Berkley, a former faculty member.

The D. Irience Martin Memorial Award for Excellence in Mathematics is awarded by faculty in the Science and Mathematics Department for academic excellence in memory of Ms. D. Irinece Martin, a former faculty member.

The Sunday A. Adesuyi Physics Award Established in 1981 by Dr. Sunday A. Adesuyi and awarded to the student judged by the Professor of the course as the most outstanding student.  Also, the recipient of must have a 3.00 cumulative grade point average or better.

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