Applicants of a local leadership program have an opportunity to apply for scholarships.
Leadership Prince William (LPW) is a non-profit organization that is offering scholarships to individuals who plan to participate in its Signature program.
Local leaders of color are eligible for a series of scholarships that are available through a grant from the Potomac Health Foundation as well as two $1,000 scholarships for young professionals from Peace Home Lending, according to a release from LPW.
“Through this new scholarship program we are enabled to more actively pursue program participants and graduates who espouse diverse perspectives; crucial to ensuring that the leadership in the local business, government and not-for-profit communities accurately reflects and celebrates the racial and ethnic diversity of the people in the greater Prince William community,” Executive Director Andrea Money said in a release. “We have been a majority minority community since 2010.”
The applicant must have resided or worked in Prince William County, Manassas or Manassas Park for at least one year prior to September 2020. Applicants for the Potomac Health Foundation scholarships must live or work in a zip code Potomac Health Foundation serves — 22125, 22079, 22191, 22026, 22135, 22554, 22556, 22134, 22172, 22025, 22193, 22192, 20112.
An information session for the Class of 2021 Signature Program will be held online on Thursday.
The meeting, which is being presented on Zoom, is scheduled for Noon to 1 p.m. More information can be found on the information session Facebook event.
Applications for the Class of 2021 will be accepted until June 26. Applicants will be notified by August 1, 2020 of their acceptance status.
LPW promotes the success of Leaders in the Prince William community. They represent a broad spectrum of people from different professions, industries, and demographics, neighborhoods, experience and skills, according to its website.
This article was written by Staff Writer Matthew Martino.