Thirty new Legacy Scholars show power of potential

A new group of Commonwealth Legacy Scholars was honored today.

Thirty new young community college students, many of whom would otherwise not be pursing higher education.

They heard from Hugh Gouldthorpe, author of I’ve Always Looked up to Giraffes, about how to set their sights high.

Former Commonwealth Legacy Scholar Jacquelene Whelchel, who received one of the first scholarships in 2006, and has now transferred to the University of Mary Washington, who told the new scholarship recipients that community college is where opportunity begins.

More than $350,000, helping more than 100 students, has now been distributed as part of the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program – the first statewide scholarship initiative sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education.

As the new leaders begin to realize their own potential, the value of this investment in the future begins to show.


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