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Virginia Union to provide 50 full scholarships to deserving Richmond eighth graders

Posted at 10:29 PM, Nov 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 06:20:26-05

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Union University and Richmond Public Schools are partnering to provide 50 full scholarships to RPS eight graders when they graduate high school.

Richmond Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras and Virginia Union President Dr. Hakim Lucas announced the partnership Saturday.

“I want to thank Dr. Lucas and the entire VUU community for making this life0changing investment in our students,” wrote Kamras in a message to RPS families. “We look forward to this vital partnership over the coming years on behalf of our young people.”

“I’m so excited to give more students the promise of a limitless future & continued partnerships with RPS & the city of Richmond!” Dr. Lucas wrote on Twitter.

Virginia Union University has not released any additional details about the program at this time.