The Leslie V. Forte Scholarship was established in memory of Leslie V. Forte who was the first African-American faculty member in the English Department at the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) Annandale Campus. The award will be given to a minority student attending NVCC. Scholarship awards will be made with consideration for academic achievement and demonstrated loyalty to NVCC through involvement in extra-currricular activities.
The scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.
Full-time student at NVCC.
GPA of 2.5 or better
Demonstrated loyalty to NVCC through involvement in extra-curricular activities.
Minority student - African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut origin.
Required essay of 250 words or more describing reasons for attending college and emphasizing future academic and career goals. Assistance in editing the essay may be obtained from the Writing Centers on each campus.
Applicants can be currently enrolled college students at Northern Virginia Community College.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents.
The scholarship selection committee will consider both academic achievement and involvement in extra-curricular activities at NVCC.